P Y Siegert

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Knowledge of how insects are actually affected by sex pheromones deployed throughout a crop so as to disrupt mating has lacked a mechanistic framework sufficient for guiding optimization of this environmentally friendly pest-control tactic. Major hypotheses are competitive attraction, desensitization, and camouflage. Working with codling moths, Cydia(More)
A scheme updating that of Dethier et al. (1960) (J. Econ. Entomol. 53: 134-136) for chemicals influencing insect locomotor behavior is introduced. Attractant, repellent, and arrestant retain their previous definitions. However, attractants or repellents are now recognized to operate both by kinetic and tactic mechanisms. Locomotor initiator is a new term(More)
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