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Evidence for a pheromone in the locust borerAuthor(s): Jimmy R. Galford
Source: Research Note NE-240. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionLaboratory studies have suggested the existence of a pheromone in the locust borer. Male beetles spent more time on bolts of wood exposed to virgin females than on control bolts. The females apparently deposited the pheromone on the bolts of wood and filter paper.
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CitationGalford, Jimmy R. 1977. Evidence for a pheromone in the locust borer. Research Note NE-240. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3p.
KeywordsMegacyllene robiniae, Cerambycidae, wood borers, pheromone
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