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10-Methyldodecanal, a Novel Attractant Pheromone Produced by Males of the South American Cerambycid Beetle Eburodacrys vittata

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Author(s):
Silva, Weliton D. ; Millar, Jocelyn G. ; Hanks, Lawrence M. ; Bento, Jose Mauricio S.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 11, n. 8 AUG 11 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 7
Abstract

We report the identification, synthesis, and field bioassay of a novel attractant pheromone produced by males of Eburodacrys vittata (Blanchard), a South American cerambycid beetle in the subfamily Cerambycinae. Headspace volatiles from males contained a sex-specific compound, identified as 10-methyldodecanal. In a field bioassay conducted in Brazil, significant numbers of males and females were caught in traps baited with synthesized racemic 10-methyldodecanal, consistent with the aggregation-sex pheromones produced by males of many cerambycine species. This compound represents a new structural class of cerambycid pheromones, and it is the first pheromone identified for a species in the tribe Eburiini. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/26936-2 - Semiochemical mediators of communication of the Cerambycinae and Lamiinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) species in Cerrado and Atlantic Forest areas of São Paulo State
Grantee:Weliton Dias da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 08/57701-2 - Technological bases for identification, synthesis and use of semiochemicals in agriculture
Grantee:José Roberto Postali Parra
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants