Pheromone differences between sibling taxaDiachrysia chrysitis (linnaeus, 1758) andD. tutti (Kostrowicki, 1961) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

  title={Pheromone differences between sibling taxaDiachrysia chrysitis (linnaeus, 1758) andD. tutti (Kostrowicki, 1961) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)},
  author={Christer L{\"o}fstedt and Bill S. Hansson and Mikl{\'o}s T{\'o}th and G{\'a}bor Sz{\"o}cs and Vincas Buda and Marie Bengtsson and Nils Ryrholm and Mats G. E. Svensson and Ernst Priesner},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
The noctuid sibling taxaDiachrysia chrysitis s. str. andD. tutti, of yet uncertain taxonomic status, have previously been shown to possess differences in morphology and to be attracted to different mixtures of the two presumed pheromone components (Z)-5-decenyl acetate and (Z)-7-decenyl acetate. TypicalD. tutti males (clearly broken forewing marking) are known to respond to a 2: 100 mixture of the two isomers, whereasD. chrysitis males (unbroken marking) are attracted to a 100: 10 mixture. We… 
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