Pheromone components and active spaces: what do moths smell and where do they smell it?

@article{Linn1987PheromoneCA,
  title={Pheromone components and active spaces: what do moths smell and where do they smell it?},
  author={Charles E. Linn and Malcolm G. Campbell and Wendell L. Roelofs},
  journal={Science},
  year={1987},
  volume={237 4815},
  pages={650-2}
}
The pheromone-mediated flight behavior of male Oriental fruit moths was observed in the field to test the hypothesis that male activation far downwind of a female is initiated by the major, or most abundant, component of the pheromone blend. Males responded at significantly greater distances to the three-component pheromone blend produced by females than to the major component alone or to either binary mixture containing the major component and one minor component. These results support the… CONTINUE READING