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Attraction of male turnip moths Agrotis segetum (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) to sex pheromone components and their mixtures at 11 sites in Europe, Asia, and Africa

Tóth, Miklos ; Löfstedt, Christer LU ; Blair, Barry W. ; Cabello, Tomàs ; Farag, Ali I. ; Hansson, Bill S. ; Kovalev, Boris G. ; Maini, Stefano ; Nesterov, Evgeni A. and Pajor, Istvàn , et al. (1992) In Journal of Chemical Ecology 18(8). p.1337-1347
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Selected combinations of (Z)-5-decenyl, (Z)-7-dodecenyl, and (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetates, the pheromone components of the turnip moth AgrotisSegetum were tested for field attractancy at six, two, and three sites in Europe, Asia, and Africa, respectively. At all of the sites in Eurasia and in northern Africa the ternary mixture of the acetates captured most males, while at the sites south of the Sahara in Africa, (Z)-5-decenyl acetate alone was responsible for attraction. Differences in male attraction among the populations studied confirm the existence of significant population variation in the pheromone of A. segetum. Interpretation of the present results together with earlier studies suggests that this variation is more or less... (More)

Selected combinations of (Z)-5-decenyl, (Z)-7-dodecenyl, and (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetates, the pheromone components of the turnip moth AgrotisSegetum were tested for field attractancy at six, two, and three sites in Europe, Asia, and Africa, respectively. At all of the sites in Eurasia and in northern Africa the ternary mixture of the acetates captured most males, while at the sites south of the Sahara in Africa, (Z)-5-decenyl acetate alone was responsible for attraction. Differences in male attraction among the populations studied confirm the existence of significant population variation in the pheromone of A. segetum. Interpretation of the present results together with earlier studies suggests that this variation is more or less continuous in Eurasia and north Africa, while a clearly distinct pheromone type is present in the areas south of the Sahara desert.

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(Z)-5-decenyl acetate, (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate, (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate, Agrotis segetum, field trapping, geographical population variation, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Sex pheromone
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Journal of Chemical Ecology
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10.1007/BF00994360
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Evolutionary mechanisms of pheromone divergence in Lepidoptera
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  abstract     = {<p>Selected combinations of (Z)-5-decenyl, (Z)-7-dodecenyl, and (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetates, the pheromone components of the turnip moth AgrotisSegetum were tested for field attractancy at six, two, and three sites in Europe, Asia, and Africa, respectively. At all of the sites in Eurasia and in northern Africa the ternary mixture of the acetates captured most males, while at the sites south of the Sahara in Africa, (Z)-5-decenyl acetate alone was responsible for attraction. Differences in male attraction among the populations studied confirm the existence of significant population variation in the pheromone of A. segetum. Interpretation of the present results together with earlier studies suggests that this variation is more or less continuous in Eurasia and north Africa, while a clearly distinct pheromone type is present in the areas south of the Sahara desert.</p>},
  author       = {Tóth, Miklos and Löfstedt, Christer and Blair, Barry W. and Cabello, Tomàs and Farag, Ali I. and Hansson, Bill S. and Kovalev, Boris G. and Maini, Stefano and Nesterov, Evgeni A. and Pajor, Istvàn and Sazonov, Aleksandr P. and Shamshev, Igor V. and Subchev, Mitko and Szöcs, Gàbor},
  issn         = {0098-0331},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {1337--1347},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  title        = {Attraction of male turnip moths <i>Agrotis segetum</i> (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) to sex pheromone components and their mixtures at 11 sites in Europe, Asia, and Africa},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00994360},
  doi          = {10.1007/BF00994360},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {1992},
}