Volatiles of Wild Blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium: Possible Attractants for the Blueberry Maggot Fruit Fly, Rhagoletis mendax

Fulgentius Nelson Lugemwa, Wilber Lwande, Michael D. Bentley, Michael J. Mendel, A. Randall Alford

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-233
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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