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    Author(s): D.R. Miller; G. Gries; J.H. Borden
    Date: 1990
    Source: Can. Ent. 122: 401-406 (1990)
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    E-Myrcenol reduced catches of the pine engraver, Ips pini (Say), to ipsdienol-baited, multiple-funnel traps in a dose-dependent fashion. The sex ratio was unaffected by E-myrcenol treatments. Lures containing E-myrcenol in ethanol solution failed to protect freshly cut logs of lodgepole pine from attack by I. pini. Rather, I. pini preferentially attacked logs treated with devices releasing E-myrcenol and ethanol, over nontreated, control logs. Our results demonstrate that E-myrcenol is a new pheromone for I. pini, and emphasize the importance of understanding basic pheromone biology before utilisation of a semiochemical in forest pest management.

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    Miller, D.R.; Gries, G.; Borden, J.H. 1990. E-Myrcenol: A New Pheromone for the Pine Engraver, Ips Pini (Say) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Can. Ent. 122: 401-406 (1990)

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