Close-range attraction of female Oriental fruit moths to herbal scent of male hairpencils

Thomas C. Baker, Ritsuo Nishida, Wendell L. Roelofs

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Abstract

A blend of ethyl trans-cinnamate, methyl 2-epijasmonate, methyl jasmonate, and (R)-(-)-mellein, identified from the hairpencils of male Oriental fruit moths, attracts sex pheromone-releasing females several centimeters away. The chemicals thereby duplicate the behavioral effect elicited by hairpencil-displaying males during courtship; the chemicals also produce the herbal scent emanating from the hairpencils.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1359-1361
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume214
Issue number4527
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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