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Title: Sex Pheromones of the Green Mirid, 'Creontiades dilutus' (Stål) (Hemiptera: Miridae)
Contributor(s): Lowor, Samuel T (author); Gregg, Peter  (author)orcid ; del Socorro, Alice  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: Whole body extracts and air collections from 'Creontiades dilutus' males and females were analyzed to identify the sex pheromone components. The major component, hexyl hexanoate was found in whole body extracts and air collections from both sexes, while the min or component, (E) -2-hexenyl hexanoate, was only present in the female air collections. Field trapping experiments were conducted to determine the attractiveness of either of the single components and various binary blends to males. The optimum blend that consistently caught males in pheromone traps was a 5:1 ratio of hexyl hexanoate and (E) -2-hexenyl hexanoate. Trapping studies also showed that green mirids came to pheromone traps only between 18:00 and 06:00 h, suggesting that they might be nocturnal rather than diurnal insects as previously thought.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Agricultural Research, 4(4), p. 137-145
Publisher: Academic Journals Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1816-4897
Field of Research (FOR): 060808 Invertebrate Biology
060208 Terrestrial Ecology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 820301 Cotton
960413 Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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