The Designation of Chemicals in Terms of the Responses They Elicit from Insects1
Authors: DETHIER, V. G.; BROWNE, BARTON L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 53, Number 1, February 1960 , pp. 134-136(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The terms "attractant" and "repellent" only have commonly Been employed to describe chemicals in terms of their effect on the behavior of insects. The two terms as defined in their strictest sense do not apply to all possible types of reactions of insects to chemicals. There is a genuine need to clarify the use of terminology in this subject. An analysis of the behavioral effects of chemicals on locomotion, feeding, and oviposition has led to the designation and definition of five terms; namely, arrestant, stimulant (locomotor, feeding, ovipositional),attractant, repellent, deterrent. It is proposed that these five be employed as standard terms within the limits of the definitions given.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1960-02-01
- Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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