Unbehend M1, Hänniger S1, Vásquez GM2, Juárez ML3, Reisig D4, McNeil JN5, Meagher RL6, Jenkins DA7, Heckel DG1, Groot AT8.
PLoS One. 2014 Feb 19;9(2):e89255. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089255. eCollection 2014.The corn- and rice-strains of Spodoptera frugiperda exhibit several genetic and behavioral differences and appear to be undergoing ecological speciation in sympatry. Previous studies reported conflicting results when investigating male attraction to pheromone lures in different regions, but this could have been due to inter-strain and/or geographic differences. Therefore, we investigated whether corn- and rice-strain males differed in their response to different synthetic pheromone blends in different regions in North America, the Caribbean and South America. Read More