Polyene hydrocarbons and epoxides: a second major class of lepidopteran sex attractant pheromones.

@article{Millar2000PolyeneHA,
  title={Polyene hydrocarbons and epoxides: a second major class of lepidopteran sex attractant pheromones.},
  author={Jocelyn G. Millar},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2000},
  volume={45},
  pages={575-604}
}
Polyene hydrocarbons and epoxides are used as pheromone components and sex attractants by four macrolepidopteran families: the Geometridae, Noctuidae, Arctiidae, and Lymantriidae. They constitute a second major class of lepidopteran pheromones, different from the C10-C18 acetates, alcohols, and aldehydes commonly found in other species. They are biosynthesized from diet-derived linoleic or linolenic acids and are characterized by C17-C23 straight chains, 1-3 cis double bonds separated by… CONTINUE READING
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