Orientation behavior of second-instar larvae of eastern spruce budwormChoristoneura fumiferana (Clem.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in a y-type olfactometer

Abstract

A two-choice, wind-tunnel olfactometer was designed and contructed to determine whether second-instar eastern spruce budworm larvae,Christoneura fumiferana (Clem.), could detect and discriminate among host-plant volatiles. Volatiles of current year's growth ofPicea glauca were preferred over those ofP. rubens, P. mariana, or air.Abies balsamea was preferred overP. mariana or air.P. rubens andP. mariana were both preferred over air. Two-year-old growth ofP. glauca, A. balsamea, P. rubens, andP. mariana were all preferred over air. Current year's growth of these host evergreen species was usually preferred over former year's growth of the same species in each case.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01012072

3 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Ascoli1985OrientationBO, title={Orientation behavior of second-instar larvae of eastern spruce budwormChoristoneura fumiferana (Clem.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in a y-type olfactometer}, author={Ann Ascoli and Paul J. Albert}, journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology}, year={1985}, volume={11}, pages={837-845} }