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- Delle-Vedove, Roxane; Frérot, Brigitte; Hossaert-McKey, Martine; Beaudoin-Ollivier, Laurence
- Journal of insect science 2014 v.14 no.52 pp. 1-14
- Arecaceae; Lepidoptera; copulation; courtship; females; males; moths; odors; pests; pheromones; reproductive behavior; Mediterranean region
- ... The castniid palm borer, Paysandisia archon (Burmeister) (Lepidoptera: Castniidae), is a South American moth that in the last ten years has become a major pest of palm trees in the Mediterranean region. Current knowledge on the reproductive behavior of this diurnal moth suggests the importance of both visual and chemical cues, in particular the production of a male pheromone emitted during a speci ...