Aggregation pheromones of Drosophila immigrans, D. phalerata and D. subobscura

K. Hedlund, R.J. Bartelt, M. Dicke, L.E.M. Vet

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Abstract

Aggregation pheromones ofDrosophila immigrans, D. phalerata andD. subobscura were demonstrated by testing attraction of adult flies to hexane extracts of the flies in a windtunnel bioassay. Extracts of adult males of all species attracted conspecific males and females. However,D. subobscura flies were attracted only when the extract (cVA) in the extracts of adult maleD. immigrans andD. phalerata. Both species were attracted to synthetic cVA. Male and femaleD. phalerata. Both species were attracted to synthetic cVA. Male and femaleD. subobscura produced 5,9-pentacosadiene, 5-pentacosene, 2-methylhexacosene and 5,9-heptacosadiene, while only maleD. subobscura produced (Z)-5-tricosene and minor amounts of cVA
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1835-1844
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume22
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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    van der Heijden, M.

    01/01/1980 → …

    Project: Research

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