Male-Produced Aggregation Pheromone of Coffee Bean Weevil, Araecerus fasciculatus

  title={Male-Produced Aggregation Pheromone of Coffee Bean Weevil, Araecerus fasciculatus},
  author={Shuai Yang and Xiao-Fang Zhang and Yulan Gao and Dan Chen and Dongmei She and Tao Zhang and Jun Ning},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
The coffee bean weevil (CBW), Araecerus fasciculatus (De Geer, 1775), is a cosmopolitan stored-product pest, especially in tropical and subtropical areas. Previous reports showed evidence for aggregation behavior of CBW and this study aimed to identify and evaluate the aggregation pheromone of this pest. Whole-body solvent extractions were analyzed by coupled gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and comparison of male and female extracts showed a male-specific compound which was identified as… Expand
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