Identification of a male-produced aggregation pheromone in the western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis

Hamilton, James G.C. and Hall, David R. and Kirk, William D.J. (2005) Identification of a male-produced aggregation pheromone in the western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 31 (6). pp. 1369-1379. ISSN 0098-0331

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Abstract

Two major components have been detected in the headspace volatiles of adult male Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) that are not present in the headspace volatiles of adult females. The compounds were identified as (R)-lavandulyl acetate and neryl (S)-2-methylbutanoate by comparison with synthetic standards using gas chromatography (GC), GC-mass spectrometry (MS), and chiral GC. Field trials were conducted with synthetic compounds in naturally infested crops of sweet pepper grown in large plastic greenhouses in Spain. The catch of adult females and males on blue sticky traps was increased by neryl (S)-2-methylbutanoate alone or by a 1:1 blend of (R)-lavandulyl acetate and neryl (S)-2-methylbutanoate, but (R)-lavandulyl acetate was not active alone. This is the first identification of an aggregation pheromone in the order Thysanoptera. The possible role of (R)-lavandulyl acetate is discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Chemical Ecology
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1300/1303
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
ID Code: 137165
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2019 22:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 05:39
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/137165

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