Ray AM1, Millar JG, McElfresh JS, Swift IP, Barbour JD, Hanks LM.
J Chem Ecol. 2009 Jan;35(1):96-103. doi: 10.1007/s10886-008-9576-2. Epub 2009 Jan 13.We report the identification, synthesis, and field bioassays of a volatile, male-produced aggregation pheromone of a long-horned beetle, the banded alder borer, Rosalia funebris Mots. Headspace collections from males contained a major male-specific compound, (Z)-3-decenyl (E)-2-hexenoate, and several minor components, identified as (Z)-3-decenol, (Z)-3-nonenyl (E)-2-hexenoate, and (Z)-3-decenyl (E)-3-hexenoate. Read More