Disruption of male spruce budworm orientation to female moths by pheromone and pheromone analogues in a wind tunnel

@inproceedings{Sanders1995DisruptionOM,
  title={Disruption of male spruce budworm orientation to female moths by pheromone and pheromone analogues in a wind tunnel},
  author={Christopher J. Sanders},
  year={1995}
}
. The ability of male spruce budworm moths, Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.), to orientate to and locate virgin female moths was investigated in a laboratory wind tunnel. When presented with two caged ‘target female’ moths, more than 99% of the male moths locked on and flew directly to the females. When confined for 3 h before release, downwind of a three-dimensional array of thirty-five evenly distributed female moths (a density of 40/m3), over 90% of the males still successfully oriented to… CONTINUE READING