Effect of colour on male orientation to female pheromone in the black chafer Holotrichia loochooana loochooana

@article{Fukaya2004EffectOC,
  title={Effect of colour on male orientation to female pheromone in the black chafer Holotrichia loochooana loochooana},
  author={Midori Fukaya and Norio Arakaki and Hiroe Yasui and Sadao Wakamura},
  journal={CHEMOECOLOGY},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={225-228}
}
Under field conditions significantly more black chafer, Holotrichia loochooana loochooana (Sawada) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) males landed on black and gray sources than white ones containing 10 mg of female pheromone, anthranilic acid. When a broader spectrum of colours was tested the frequency of male landing was intensively proportional to as the lightness of the colour of the lures. These findings demonstrated that mate location by H. l. loochooana males is dependent on both olfactory and… CONTINUE READING