Sex Attractants In Sod Webworms1
Author: BANERJEE, AMAL C.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 62, Number 3, June 1969 , pp. 705-708(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Sex attractants were found in females of the sod webworm moth Crambus trisectus (Walker); the bluegrass webworm, C. teterrellus (Zincken); and C. mutabilis Clemens. Living female moths were effective baits for luring males to traps. Ten virgin females of C. trisectus tested in the field attracted a total of 527 male moths, and 7 virgin females of C. teterrel/us attracted a total of 203 males during their entire lives. In both species about 75º of the male moths were attracted during the 1st 3 to 4 days of the life of the female. Females begin to emit the attractant soon after emergence and remair most attractive for the 1st 2 to 3 days of life. Their attractiveness decreases with age, and the females cease to attract males after mating. The gland believed to produce the pheromone is situated in the terminal segments of the abdomen of C. trisectus. The active pheromone in C. trisectus females was extracted with organic solvent and bioassayed with males.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1969
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