Aphrodisiac pheromones from the wings of the small cabbage white and large cabbage white butterflies, Pieris rapae and Pieris brassicae.

@article{Yildizhan2009AphrodisiacPF,
  title={Aphrodisiac pheromones from the wings of the small cabbage white and large cabbage white butterflies, Pieris rapae and Pieris brassicae.},
  author={Selma Yildizhan and Joop J A van Loon and Anna Sramkova and Manfred Ayasse and Cristian Arsene and Cindy J M ten Broeke and Stefan Schulz},
  journal={Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={1666-77}
}
The small and large cabbage butterflies, Pieris rapae and P. brassicae, are found worldwide and are of considerable economic importance. The composition of the male scent-producing organs present on the wings was investigated. More than 120 components were identified, but only a small portion proved to be male specific. Major components were the known beetle pheromone ferrulactone (1) in P. rapae and its previously unknown larger analogue, brassicalactone (2), in P. brassicae. The latter… CONTINUE READING
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