Sex Pheromone of the Brazilian Apple Leafroller, Bonagota cranaodes Meyrick (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae)

Alvaro E. Eiras, Adalecio Kovaleski, Evaldo F. Vilela, Jean P. Chambon, C. Rikard Unelius, Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson, Ilme Liblikas, Raimondas Mozuraitise, Marie Bengtsson, Peter Witzgall
1999 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
The female sex pheromone of Bonagota (=Phthteochroa) cranaodes (Meyrick) is a blend of (E,Z)-3,5-dodecadienyl ajcetate (E3,Z5-12:Ac) and (Z)-9-hexadecenyl acetate (Z9-16:Ac) according to analysis of pheromone - gland extracts and field trapping in apple orchards. This is the first time that E3,Z5-12:Ac has been identified as a lepidopteran sex pheromone. Traps baited with 100 μg E3,Z5-12:Ac were attractive over 15 weeks in the field and were as effective as traps baited with virgin females.
more » ... tion of Z9-16:Ac to E3,Z5-12:Ac at ratio of 1:10 had a significantly increase of male moths. The addition of the Z,E and Z,Z isomers to rubber septa baited with E3,Z5-12:Ac did not modify B. cranaodes male attraction, but 10% of EE enhanced trap catch.
doi:10.1515/znc-1999-7-822 fatcat:aedbi325rrgyplmbfxs6x43sva