Herrera H1, Barros-Parada W2, Flores MF1, Francke W3, Fuentes-Contreras E2, Rodriguez M4, Santis F1, Zarbin PH5, Bergmann J6.
J Chem Ecol. 2016 Sep;42(9):908-918. Epub 2016 Sep 8.Chilecomadia valdiviana (Philippi) (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) is an insect native to Chile. The larval stages feed on the wood of economically important fruit tree species such as apple, pear, olive, cherry, and avocado, and also on eucalyptus. This causes weakening and, in case of severe infestation, death of the tree. We report identification of the sex pheromone produced by females of this species. Read More