North American Species of Cerambycid Beetles in the Genus Neoclytus Share a Common Hydroxyhexanone-Hexanediol Pheromone Structural Motif.

@article{Ray2015NorthAS,
  title={North American Species of Cerambycid Beetles in the Genus Neoclytus Share a Common Hydroxyhexanone-Hexanediol Pheromone Structural Motif.},
  author={Ann M. Ray and Jocelyn G. Millar and Jardel A. Moreira and J. Steven Mcelfresh and Robert F. Mitchell and James D. Barbour and Lawrence M. Hanks},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2015},
  volume={108 4},
  pages={1860-8}
}
Many species of cerambycid beetles in the subfamily Cerambycinae are known to use male-produced pheromones composed of one or a few components such as 3-hydroxyalkan-2-ones and the related 2,3-alkanediols. Here, we show that this pheromone structure is characteristic of the cerambycine genus Neoclytus Thomson, based on laboratory and field studies of 10… CONTINUE READING