Semiochemical Investigations of the Insidious Flower Bug, Orius insidiosus (Say)

@article{Aldrich2007SemiochemicalIO,
  title={Semiochemical Investigations of the Insidious Flower Bug, Orius insidiosus (Say)},
  author={Jeffrey Richard Aldrich and James E. Oliver and Tanya Shifflet and Caroline L. Smith and Galen P. Dively},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={33},
  pages={1477-1493}
}
Females of the insidious flower bug, Orius insidiosus (Say) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae), produce a volatile sex pheromone and a non-volatile trail pheromone. The sex pheromone consists of the female-specific compound, (E)-2,7-octadienal, and a compound emitted by both sexes, (E)-2-octenal. A synthetic blend of octadienal and octenal weakly, but significantly, attracted O. insidiosus males to sticky traps in the field. The trail pheromone is somehow deposited by O. insidiosus females… CONTINUE READING