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

Thomas Charles 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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Baker, Thomas Charles ; Nishida, Ritsuo ; Roelofs, Wendell L. / Close-range attraction of female Oriental fruit moths to herbal scent of male hairpencils. In: Science. 1981 ; Vol. 214, No. 4527. pp. 1359-1361.
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In: Science, Vol. 214, No. 4527, 01.01.1981, p. 1359-1361.

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