Gries R1, Schaefer PW, Hahn R, Khaskin G, Ramaseshiah G, Singh B, Hehar GK, Gries G.
J Chem Ecol. 2007 Sep;33(9):1774-86. Epub 2007 Jul 20.The Indian gypsy moth, Lymantria obfuscata (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), has been recognized as a distinct species since 1865 but closely resembles a diminutive form of gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar. We tested the hypothesis that the sex pheromones of L. obfuscata and L. dispar are similar. In laboratory mate acceptance studies, very few male L. dispar made copulatory attempts when paired with female L. Read More