Characterization of beviorally active, gender-specific volatile compounds from the male asparagus fly Plioreocepta Poeciloptera

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Adult male asparagus flies exhibit typical calling behaviors (suggestive of pheromone production) during which they emit a single volatile compound that was identified as isopropyl (S)-5-hydroxyhexanoate. In laboratory bioassays, synthetic samples elicited an arrestant response in females, but did not appear to attract females. On the other hand, the synthetic material attracted conspecific males in olfactometer bioassays.

  • Dates
    Paru le 1 février 2007
  • Auteur(s)

    E. THIBOUT, I. ARNAULT, J. AUGER, PETERSEN, K.S, E. OLIVER.

  • Références
    Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2005, 13 (4), 893-909