Propyl 1,4-Benzodioxan-2-carboxylate, A New Attractant for the European Chafer1,2,3

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Of 340 chemicals tested as attractants against Amphi mallon majalis (Razoumowsky), the most effective compounds were esters of 1,4-benzodioxan-2-carboxylic acid. The attraction of 5 of these esters ranged from 1.5 to 2.9 times that of butyl sorbate, the lure that is presently being used. The best of the 5 was the propyl ester, for which the name amlure is proposed. Amlure is much longer lasting and more stable than butyl sorbate.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1970

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  • 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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