Sex Pheromone Components of the Beet Armyworm, Spodoptera Exigua

James Homer Tumlinson, III, E. R. Mitchell, P. E. Sonnet

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Eleven compounds associated with sex attractant activity were isolated from female Spodoptera exigua (Hubner) (Lepidopter Noctuidae) and identified as tetradecan-l-ol, (Z)-9-tetradecen-l ol, (E)-9-tetradecen-l-ol, (2, E)-9,12-tetradecadien-l-ol, (ZS.Z)” 9.12- tetradecadien-l-ol, the acetates of these alcohols, and (Z)-7-tetradecen-l-ol acetate. A mixture of synthetic (Z, E)-9.12-tetradecadien-l-ol acetate and (Z)-9-tetradecen-l-ol, in a 5:4 ratio, was equal to live females, to the total hexane wash of females, or to a mixture of all eleven synthetic compounds in attracting wild males in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-200
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Environmental Science and Health . Part A: Environmental Science and Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution


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