2,13- and 3,13-octadecadienyl compounds composing sex attractants for Tineid and Sesiid moths (Lepidoptera)

G. SzÖcs, M. Tóth, G. Y. Szlráki, M. Schwarz

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New sex attractants were found for three tineid and three sesiid species in Hungary in a field screening programme of (E,Z)- and (Z,Z)-2/3-13-octadecadienyl aldehydes, alcohols, and acetates as single compounds as weil as in various binary mixtures. Tineidae: Monopsis rusticella Hbn., (E,Z)-2,13-octadecadienyl alcohol and (Z,Z)-3,13-octadecadienyl aldehyde in ratlos of 1: 1 and 10:1; Nemapogon personellus P. et M., (Z,Z)-3,13-octadecadienyl alcohol; and N. falstriellus Bang-Haas (Z,Z)-3,13-octadecadienyl acetate and (Z,Z)-3,13-octadecadienyl aldehyde in ratios of 1:1 and 10:1. Sesiidae: Bembecia scopigera Sc., B. triannuliformis Frr., and Chamaesphecia empiformis Esp. were all attracted by (Z,Z)-3,13-octadecadienyl alcohol. Our results show that, apart from sesiids, 2/3-13-octadecadienyl compounds are involved in sex attractancy of species of the family Tineidae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-422
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical Systematics and Ecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1989



  • (E,Z)/(Z,Z)-2/3-13-octadecadienyl aldehyde/alcohol/acetate
  • B. triannuliformis
  • Bembecia scopigera
  • Chamaesphecia empiformis
  • Monopsis rusticella
  • N. falstriellus
  • Nemapogon personellus
  • Sesiidae
  • Tineidae
  • field trapping
  • sex attractant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry

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