Two sex pheromone components of the tobacco budworm moth, Heliothis virescens

Wendell L. Roelofs, Ada S. Hill, Ring T. Carde, Thomas C. Baker

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Abstract

Two compounds were isolated from female Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) extracts and identified as cis-9-tetradecenal and cis-ll-hexadecenal. Together they elicit intense male H. virescnes response in laboratory tests and have attracted males in the field. Although cis-ll-hexadecenal is an H. zea sex pheromone, no evidence was obtained for cis-9-tetradecenal in H. zea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1555-1562
Number of pages8
JournalLife Sciences
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 1974

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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