Identification of a Male-produced Aggregation Pheromone in the Western Flower Thrips Frankliniella occidentalis

@article{Hamilton2005IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a Male-produced Aggregation Pheromone in the Western Flower Thrips Frankliniella occidentalis},
  author={James G C Hamilton and David R. Hall and William D J Kirk},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={1369-1379}
}
Two major components have been detected in the headspace volatiles of adult male Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) that are not present in the headspace volatiles of adult females. The compounds were identified as (R)-lavandulyl acetate and neryl (S)-2-methylbutanoate by comparison with synthetic standards using gas chromatography (GC), GC–mass spectrometry (MS), and chiral GC. Field trials were conducted with synthetic compounds in naturally infested crops of… CONTINUE READING