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    Author(s): Daniel R. Miller; Jean P. Lafontaine
    Date: 1991
    Source: J. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 88: 34-38
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    cis-Verbenol increased catches of mail mountain pine beetles, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, to multiple-funnel traps baited with myrcene and exo-brevicomin. Cis-Verbenol had no effect on the response of males to traps baited with myrcene, exo-brevicomin and trans-verbenol. In contrast, cis-verbenol increased catches of female D. ponderosae to semiochemical-baited traps irrespective of the absence or presence of trans-verbenol. Our results demonstrate that cis-verbenol is an aggregation pheromone for D. ponderisae and that the combination of cis- and trans-verbenol elicits sex-specific response.

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    Miller, Daniel R.; Lafontaine, Jean P. 1991. cis-Verbenol: An aggregation pheromone for the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). J. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 88: 34-38


    trans-verbenol, myrcene, exo-brevicomin, sex-specificity

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