Sex Attractant Pheromone of the Luna Moth, Actias luna (Linnaeus)

  title={Sex Attractant Pheromone of the Luna Moth, Actias luna (Linnaeus)},
  author={Jocelyn G. Millar and Kenneth F. Haynes and Aaron T. Dossey and J. Steven Mcelfresh and Jeremy D. Allison},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
Giant silk moths (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) typically are not well represented as larvae or adults in community level inventories of Lepidoptera, and as a result, little is known about their population dynamics. Furthermore, in recent years, many species of silk moths appear to have experienced population declines. Volatile sex pheromones are powerful sampling tools that can be used in operational conservation and monitoring programs for insects. Here, we describe the identification of the sex… Expand
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