Identification of the Sex Pheromone of the Spruce Seed Moth, Cydia strobilella L.

  title={Identification of the Sex Pheromone of the Spruce Seed Moth, Cydia strobilella L.},
  author={Hong-Lei Wang and Glenn P. Svensson and Olle Rosenberg and Marie Bengtsson and Erling V. Jirle and Christer L{\"o}fstedt},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
The spruce seed moth, Cydia strobilella L., is a serious pest on cones of spruce (Picea spp.) in the Holarctic region. Previous studies from different parts of its area of distribution have reported conflicting results on the composition of its sex pheromone. By gas chromatography with electroantennographic detection, coupled gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, a Y-tube olfactometer bioassay, and field trials, the sex pheromone of Swedish populations of the species was identified as (8E,10E… 
A 4-component sex pheromone of the Chilean fruit leaf roller Proeulia auraria (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
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Assessment of genetic and pheromonal diversity of the Cydia strobilella species complex (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
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Sex pheromone of the cloaked pug moth, Eupithecia abietaria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), a pest of spruce cones
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Use of Mixture Designs to Investigate Contribution of Minor Sex Pheromone Components to Trap Catch of the Carpenterworm Moth, Chilecomadia valdiviana
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Identification of Host-Plant Volatiles and Characterization of Two Novel General Odorant-Binding Proteins from the Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
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Sex pheromone of the pea moth,Cydia nigricana (F.) (Lepidoptera: Olethreutidae)
  • A. Greenway
  • Biology, Chemistry
    Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • 2004
Synthetic E,E8,10-dodecadien-1-ylacetate and the natural pheromone elicited similar quantitative electrophysiological and behavioral responses from male moths.
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Extracts of the sex pheromone glands of femaleCydia caryana were evaluated by electroantennography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. These studies suggested the following compounds were
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Sex pheromone and diel periodicity of Cydia strobilella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) pheromonal communication
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Mating disruption of pea mothCydia nigricana F. (lepidoptera: Tortricidae) by a repellent blend of sex pheromone and attraction inhibitors
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Potential for mating disruption to reduce cone damage by the spruce seed moth, Cydia strobilella, in spruce seed orchards
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Identification of further sex pheromone synergists in the codling moth, Cydia pomonella
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Filbertworm sex pheromone
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Sex pheromones and attractants in the Eucosmini and Grapholitini (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae)
The geometric isomer was behaviourally active in males of Cydia andGrapholita (Grapholitini), either as main pheromone compound, attraction synergist or attraction inhibitor, and their reciprocal attractive/antagonistic activity in a number of species enables specific communication with these four compounds.