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Attraction of Female Boll Weevils to Diapausing and Reproducing Males

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Abstract:

In field trapping tests, reproducing males of Anthonomus grandis Boheman were twice as attractive as males in diapause, and the attractiveness of diapausing males did not differ from that of unbaited traps. Frass from reproducing males was 4 × more attractive than frass from diapausing males in olfactometer tests. However, the increased incidence of pheromone deficient diapausing weevils in field populations in the fall does not clearly explain the renewed efficiency of pheromone traps during this period.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1974

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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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