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Identification of sex pheromone of tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella (Wals.)
- Charlton, R.E., Wyman, J.A., McLaughlin, J.R., Du, J.W., Roelofs, W.L.
- Journal of chemical ecology 1991 v.17 no.1 pp. 175-183
- Keiferia lycopersicella, females, sex pheromones, chemical composition, bioassays, insect control
- A sex pheromone produced by female Keiferia lycopersicella (Walsingham) was isolated and identified as (E)-4-tridecenyl acetate, based on chemical analyses, electroantennogram assays, and field trapping in California and Florida. Males were captured equally well in traps baited with (E)-4-tridecenyl acetate alone or a variety of (Z)- and (E)-4-tridecenyl acetate blends, although the Z isomer was not detected in extracts of female glands.