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    Author(s): Peter de Groot; Gary G. Grant; Therese M. Poland; Roger Scharbach; Linda Buchan; Reginald W. Nott; Linda Macdonald; Doug Pitt
    Date: 2008
    Source: Journal of Chemical Egology. 34: 1170-1179.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Green leaf volatiles (GLVs) function as host attractants, pheromone synergists, or sexual kairomones for a number of coleopteran folivores. Hence, we focused on host GLVs to determine if they were attractive to adults of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), which feeds on ash (Fraxinus) foliage. Eight GLVs were identified by chromatography-electroantennogram (GC) and GC-mass spectrometry in foliar headspace volatiles collected in traps containing Super-Q from white ash, Fraxinus americana, and green ash, Fraxinus pennsylvanica, trees. GLVs in the aeration extracts elicited antennal responses from both male and female adults in gas chromatography-electroantennogram detection bioassays.

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    de Groot, Peter; Grant, Gary G.; Poland, Therese M.; Scharbach, Roger; Buchan, Linda; Nott, Reginald W.; Macdonald, Linda; Pitt, Doug. 2008. Electrophysiological response and attraction of emerald ash borer to green leaf volatiles (GLVs) emitted by host foliage. Journal of Chemical Egology. 34: 1170-1179.


    buprestidae, Agrilus planipennis, bioassay, green leaf volatiles, (Z)-3-hexenol, emerald ash borer, GC-EAD, aeration extracts, Fraxinus spp., leaf volatiles

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