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Use of a pheromone to cause copulation between two species of cerambycidsAuthor(s): Jimmy R. Galford
Source: Research Note NE-289. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 2 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe painted hickory borer, Megacyllene caryae (Gahan) and the locust borer Megacyllene robiniae (Forster) will not attempt to interbreed in the laboratory. However, male locust borers copulated with painted hickory borer females painted with an alcohol extract of female locust borers. No eggs were laid by treated or untreated beetles, though females were full of eggs. A bacillus disease may have prevented egg deposition.
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CitationGalford, Jimmy R. 1980. Use of a pheromone to cause copulation between two species of cerambycids. Research Note NE-289. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 2 p.
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