Schläger S1,2, Beran F3, Groot AT3,4, Ulrichs C5, Veit D3, Paetz C3, Karumuru BR6, Srinivasan R7, Schreiner M8, Mewis I9.
J Chem Ecol. 2015 Dec;41(12):1155-62. doi: 10.1007/s10886-015-0653-z. Epub 2015 Dec 1.The legume pod borer, Maruca vitrata, is a pantropical pest on leguminous crops. (E,E)-10,12-Hexadecadienal, (E,E)-10,12-hexadecadienol, and (E)-10-hexadecenal were described previously as sex pheromone components for this nocturnal moth. A blend of these components in a ratio of 100:5:5 attracted males in field trapping experiments in Benin, but not in Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam. This finding suggests geographic variation in the pheromone blend between Asian and West African populations of M. Read More