Sex attractant for Diloba caeruleocephala (L.), (Lep., Dilobidae)-(Z)-8-tridecenyl acetate

Mitko Subchev, Miklosh Toth, Deming Wu, Ljudmila Stanimirova, Teodora Toshova, Zsolt Karpati

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For seven homologous compounds, the highest electro-antennography responses from male Diloba caeruleocephala (L.) were elicited by (Z)-5-decenyl acetate (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate and (Z)-8-tridecenyl acetate. The (Z)-8-tridecenyl acetate caused significant attraction of males of this species in the field, in both Bulgaria and Hungary. (Z)-10-pentadecenyl acetate, when added as a 10% admixture to the latter, acted as an attractant inhibitor. In Bulgaria, the flight period of this species, as established by means of pheromone traps, commenced at the beginning of September and lasted until the middle of October.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Entomology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Insect Science

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