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Synthesis and Characterization of 2,13- and 3,13-Octadecadienals for the Identification of the Sex Pheromone Secreted by a Clearwing Moth
A pheromone extract of a sesiid moth was examined and it was confirmed that the octadecadienal tentatively identified by a previous GC-MS analysis did indeed have the 2E,13Z configuration, and field evaluation of four synthetic geometric isomers of the 2,13-dienal revealed specific attraction to a lure with the (2E, 13Z)-isomer as a main component.
The Paranthrenini of mainland China (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae).
The Paranthrenini fauna of Mainland China is reviewed and a checklist of 21 species for this region is provided and numerous new combinations of species formerly associated with the genus Paranthrene in South East Asia are provided.
Identification of the sex pheromone secreted by Synanthedon tenuis (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae)
Field experiments revealed that the attractiveness of Z3,Z13-18:OAc is significantly inhibited by the addition of the (3E,13Z) isomer or the parent alcohol, indicating that males strictly discriminated among the configurations of the two double bonds.
Female Sex Pheromone of Glossosphecia romanovi (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae): Identification and Field Attraction
The GC-EAD and GC-MS analyses of the pheromone gland extract revealed that the female moths produced the alcohol and acetate in a ratio of about 20:1, in addition to three other minor structure-related components.