1,4-Benzoquinone Attracts Males of Rhizotrogus vernus Germ.

Zoltán Imrei, Miklós Tóth, Till Tolasch, Wittko Francke

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Two candidate attractants, phenol and 1,4-benzoquinone, a synthetic mixture of typical compounds from green-leaf odours [(Z)-3-hexenyl acetate: (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol: benzaldehyde: (E)-2-hexen-1-ol: 1-hexanol; 100:20:10:1:1] and freshly damaged oak leaves were screened for field attractancy in funnel traps in Hungary. Males of two Rhizotrogus spp. (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae), R. aestivus Ol. and R. vernus Germ. were caught in larger numbers. While R. aestivus catches were probably chance captures, male R. vernus was significantly attracted to the baits containing 1,4-benzoquinone. This compound represents a promising basis for the development of a monitoring trap for R. vernus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur naturforschung - section c journal of biosciences
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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