Identificaton of the Alarm and Sex Pheromones of the Leaf-Footed Bug, Leptoglossus zonatus (Heteroptera: Coreidae)

@article{Inoue2018IdentificatonOT,
  title={Identificaton of the Alarm and Sex Pheromones of the Leaf-Footed Bug, Leptoglossus zonatus (Heteroptera: Coreidae)},
  author={Katia M. Inoue and D. M. Vidal and E. B. Saad and C. C. Martins and P. H. Zarbin},
  journal={Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society},
  year={2018},
  volume={30},
  pages={939-947}
}
The leaf-footed bug, Leptoglossus zonatus (Heteroptera: Coreidae), is mainly found in maize fields in Brazil. In this work, we elucidated and quantified the volatile compounds from nymphs and adults of L. zonatus. The defensive compounds produced by nymphs are aldehydes and oxoalkenals, with some compounds showing different proportions between instars. For the first time, 5-ethyl-2(5H)-furanone has been identified as a defensive compound for a species of this family. In adults, the alarm… Expand
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