Pheromone communication channels in tortricid moths: lower specificity of alcohol vs. acetate geometric isomer blends.

@article{Witzgall2010PheromoneCC,
  title={Pheromone communication channels in tortricid moths: lower specificity of alcohol vs. acetate geometric isomer blends.},
  author={Peter Witzgall and Pasquale Trematerra and Ilme Liblikas and Marie Bengtsson and C Rikard Unelius},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={225-30}
}
Discrimination of conspecific and heterospecific signals is a key element in the evolution of specific mate recognition systems. Lepidopteran pheromone signals are typically composed of several compounds that synergize attraction of conspecific and inhibit attraction of heterospecific males. Blends convey specificity, but not their single components, that are typically shared by several species. Many sex pheromones are blends of geometric or positional isomers of straight-chain acetates, while… CONTINUE READING