Volatile Combustion Products of Wood Attract Acanthocnemus nigricans (Coleoptera: Acanthocnemidae)

@article{Paczkowski2013VolatileCP,
  title={Volatile Combustion Products of Wood Attract Acanthocnemus nigricans (Coleoptera: Acanthocnemidae)},
  author={S. Paczkowski and M. Paczkowska and Stefan Dippel and G. Flematti and S. Sch{\"u}tz},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={228-238}
}
Acanthocnemus nigricans is an Australian pyrophilic beetle approaching smoldering logs for mating and oviposition. We investigated the behavior of the beetles towards combustion products of cellulose (5-methylfurfural, hydroxacetone, karrikinolide), lignin (4-methylguaiacol, 4-ethylguaiacol, eugenol), and (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol in a custom built dynamic two arm olfactometer. The beetles were attracted by 5-methylfurfural, 4-methylguaiacol, 4-ethylguaiacol, eugenol, and hydroxyacetone at different… Expand

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