By Tenax trapping and GC-MS procedures, 23 volatiles of the ripe fruit of the wild blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium, have been identified. Electroantennograms (EAGs) have been measured for each of these compounds on the female blueberry maggot fruit fly, Rhagoletis mendax. Most intense EAGs were observed for benzaldehyde, ethyl 2-methylbutanoate, 2-heptanone, benzyl alcohol and 2-nonanone. Intermediate responses were evoked by 3-octanone, methyl (£)-2-pentenoate, and p-cymene.
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- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)