A sex attractant for the scarab beetle Anomala solida Er.

Miklós Tóth, Mitko Subchev, Ivan Sredkov, István Szarukán, Walter Leal

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(R,Z)-5-(-)-(Oct-1-enyl)oxacyclopentan-2-one (R-buibuilactone) attracted male Anomala solida Er. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae), a vineyard and orchard pest in Southeastern Europe. The presence of the corresponding (S) enantiomer or of 2-(E)-nonen-1-ol (a frequently found pheromone component in other Anomala spp.) in the bait did not influence catches. Traps baited with (R, Z)-5-(-)-(oct-1-enyl)oxacyclopentan-2-one were successfully used for monitoring the flight of A. solida, and may have practical applications for detection, monitoring, and mass trapping of the pest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1643-1649
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2003


  • (R, Z)-5-(-)-(oct-1-enyl)oxacyclopentan-2-one
  • Anomala solida
  • Coleoptera
  • Field trapping
  • Rutelinae
  • Scarabaeidae
  • Sex attractant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry

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