Sex pheromone of pear moth, Cydia pyrivora

György Makranczy, Miklós Tóth, Jean Pierre Chambon, C. Rikard Unelius, Marie Bengtsson, Peter Witzgall

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The sex pheromone of the pear moth, Cydia pyrivora, is (E,E)-8,10-dodecadien-yl acetate. A 5%-addition of the geometric isomers E,Z and Z,Z decreased male attraction in the field, the Z,E isomer had no significant effect. Traps baited with 10 μg E,E on grey rubber septa were attractive throughout the flight period of C. pyrivora. These traps allow specific detection of pear moth, and they are not attractive to its sibling species, codling moth C. pomonella.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998


  • (E,E)-8,10-dodecadien-yl acetate
  • Antagonist
  • Cydia pomonella
  • Geometric isomer
  • Lepidoptera
  • Sibling species
  • Tortricidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Insect Science

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    Makranczy, G., Tóth, M., Chambon, J. P., Unelius, C. R., Bengtsson, M., & Witzgall, P. (1998). Sex pheromone of pear moth, Cydia pyrivora. BioControl, 43(3), 339-344.