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Collection of host-marking pheromone from Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera : Tephritidae)

Faraone, Nicoletta LU ; Hillier, N. Kirk and Cutler, G. Christopher (2016) In Canadian Entomologist 148(5). p.552-555
Abstract

Blueberry fruit fly, Rhagoletis mendax Curran (Diptera: Tephritidae), females deposit a host-marking pheromone (HMP) on the surface of fruit immediately after oviposition that deters oviposition by female conspecifics. We collected this HMP from artificial oviposition devices and faeces. In subsequent two-choice bioassays, gravid females showed a strong preference for untreated oviposition devices as compared to those treated with extracts from either of these two sources. The methods described for collecting HMP of R. mendax will be useful for its eventual identification and synthesis, with potential applications in R. mendax management.

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Canadian Entomologist
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148
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4 pages
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Entomological Society of Canada
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0008-347X
DOI
10.4039/tce.2015.87
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>Blueberry fruit fly, Rhagoletis mendax Curran (Diptera: Tephritidae), females deposit a host-marking pheromone (HMP) on the surface of fruit immediately after oviposition that deters oviposition by female conspecifics. We collected this HMP from artificial oviposition devices and faeces. In subsequent two-choice bioassays, gravid females showed a strong preference for untreated oviposition devices as compared to those treated with extracts from either of these two sources. The methods described for collecting HMP of R. mendax will be useful for its eventual identification and synthesis, with potential applications in R. mendax management.</p>},
  author       = {Faraone, Nicoletta and Hillier, N. Kirk and Cutler, G. Christopher},
  issn         = {0008-347X},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {552--555},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x9ee8340)},
  series       = {Canadian Entomologist},
  title        = {Collection of host-marking pheromone from Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera : Tephritidae)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2015.87},
  volume       = {148},
  year         = {2016},
}