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    Author(s): Therese M. Poland; Tina M. Pureswaran Deepa S. Ciaramitaro; John H. Borden
    Date: 2009
    Source: Canadian Entomologist 141: 158-160.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    In field experiments at three sites in Michigan and Ohio we tested the activity of 1-octen-3-ol in combination with ipsdienol, the aggregation pheromone of the pine engraver, Ips pini (Say). When 1-octen-3-ol was added to funnel traps baited with ipsdienol, significantly fewer beetles of either sex were captured than in traps baited with ipsdienol alone. This result suggests that the compound is potentially repellent and interrupts the response of beetles to their aggretation pheromone, and is consistent with previous reports of its inhibition of aggregation behaviour in other bark beetles.

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    Poland, Therese M.; Pureswaran Deepa S. Ciaramitaro, Tina M.; Borden, John H. 2009. 1-Octen-3-ol is repellent to Ips pini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in the midwestern United States. Canadian Entomologist 141: 158-160.

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