Field attraction of Agrotis segetum males in four european countries to mixtures containing three homologous acetates

Heinrich Arn, Peter Esbjerg, Robert Bues, Miklós Tóth, Gábor Szöcs, Patrick Guerin, Stefan Rauscher

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(Z)-5-Decenyl, (Z)-7-dodecenyl, and (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate were tested as single compounds and blends for field attraction to the turnip moth in Denmark, France, Hungary, and Switzerland. Best attraction was obtained when all three components were present. Attractants for other noctuids are described, e.g., Meristis trigrammica, Hoplodrina alsines, Erastria trabealis, Euxoa nigricans, Axylia putris, and Autographa gamma, which were caught with some of the components and their blends.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-276
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1983



  • (Z)-5-Decenyl acetate
  • (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate
  • (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate
  • Agrotis (Scotia) segetum
  • Erastria trabealis
  • Euxoa nigricans
  • Hoplodrina alsines
  • Lepidoptera Noctuidae
  • Meristis trigrammica
  • moth
  • sex attractant
  • sex pheromone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry

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