Bouwer MC1, Slippers B2, Degefu D2, Wingfield MJ2, Lawson S3, Rohwer ER4.
PLoS One. 2015 Mar 31;10(3):e0118575. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118575. eCollection 2015.The cossid moth (Coryphodema tristis) has a broad range of native tree hosts in South Africa. The moth recently moved into non-native Eucalyptus plantations in South Africa, on which it now causes significant damage. Here we investigate the chemicals involved in pheromone communication between the sexes of this moth in order to better understand its ecology, and with a view to potentially develop management tools for it. Read More