Attraction of male turnip moths Agrotis segetum (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to sex pheromone components and their mixtures at 11 sites in Europe, Asia, and Africa

M. Tóth, Christer Löfstedt, Barry W. Blair, Tomàs Cabello, Ali I. Farag, Bill S. Hansson, Boris G. Kovalev, Stefano Maini, Evgeni A. Nesterov, Istvàn Pajor, Aleksandr P. Sazonov, Igor V. Shamshev, Mitko Subchev, Gàbor Szöcs

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Abstract

Selected combinations of (Z)-5-decenyl, (Z)-7-dodecenyl, and (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetates, the pheromone components of the turnip moth AgrotisSegetum were tested for field attractancy at six, two, and three sites in Europe, Asia, and Africa, respectively. At all of the sites in Eurasia and in northern Africa the ternary mixture of the acetates captured most males, while at the sites south of the Sahara in Africa, (Z)-5-decenyl acetate alone was responsible for attraction. Differences in male attraction among the populations studied confirm the existence of significant population variation in the pheromone of A. segetum. Interpretation of the present results together with earlier studies suggests that this variation is more or less continuous in Eurasia and north Africa, while a clearly distinct pheromone type is present in the areas south of the Sahara desert.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1337-1347
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1992

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Sex Attractants
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Brassica napus
Lepidoptera
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sex pheromone
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Keywords

  • (Z)-5-decenyl acetate
  • (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate
  • (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate
  • Agrotis segetum
  • field trapping
  • geographical population variation
  • Lepidoptera
  • Noctuidae
  • Sex pheromone

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  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Attraction of male turnip moths Agrotis segetum (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) to sex pheromone components and their mixtures at 11 sites in Europe, Asia, and Africa. / Tóth, M.; Löfstedt, Christer; Blair, Barry W.; Cabello, Tomàs; Farag, Ali I.; Hansson, Bill S.; Kovalev, Boris G.; Maini, Stefano; Nesterov, Evgeni A.; Pajor, Istvàn; Sazonov, Aleksandr P.; Shamshev, Igor V.; Subchev, Mitko; Szöcs, Gàbor.

In: Journal of Chemical Ecology, Vol. 18, No. 8, 08.1992, p. 1337-1347.

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Tóth, M, Löfstedt, C, Blair, BW, Cabello, T, Farag, AI, Hansson, BS, Kovalev, BG, Maini, S, Nesterov, EA, Pajor, I, Sazonov, AP, Shamshev, IV, Subchev, M & Szöcs, G 1992, 'Attraction of male turnip moths Agrotis segetum (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to sex pheromone components and their mixtures at 11 sites in Europe, Asia, and Africa', Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol. 18, no. 8, pp. 1337-1347. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00994360
Tóth, M. ; Löfstedt, Christer ; Blair, Barry W. ; Cabello, Tomàs ; Farag, Ali I. ; Hansson, Bill S. ; Kovalev, Boris G. ; Maini, Stefano ; Nesterov, Evgeni A. ; Pajor, Istvàn ; Sazonov, Aleksandr P. ; Shamshev, Igor V. ; Subchev, Mitko ; Szöcs, Gàbor. / Attraction of male turnip moths Agrotis segetum (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) to sex pheromone components and their mixtures at 11 sites in Europe, Asia, and Africa. In: Journal of Chemical Ecology. 1992 ; Vol. 18, No. 8. pp. 1337-1347.
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