European corn borer: Pheromonal catabolism and behavioral response to sex pheromone

@article{Klun1991EuropeanCB,
  title={European corn borer: Pheromonal catabolism and behavioral response to sex pheromone},
  author={Jerome A. Klun and Meyer Schwarz and E. G. Uebel},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={1991},
  volume={17},
  pages={317-334}
}
When physiologically excessive amounts of the female sex pheromone of the European corn borer (ECB) or esters analogous to the pheromone were applied to the antennae of males, their behavioral responsiveness to pheromone in a flight tunnel was significantly impaired for 2 hr. Concurrent quantitative analyses of heptane extracts of the male antennae by gasliquid chromatography showed that the compounds applied to antennae were hydrolyzed and, at 2 and 4 hr posttreatment, little or none of the… CONTINUE READING