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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Chemical Attractants for Moths, U.S. Patent No. 6.344.191

item Landolt, Peter
item Heath, Robert

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: February 5, 2002
Publication Date: February 5, 2002
Citation: Landolt, P.J., Heath, R.R. 2002. Chemical attractants for moths. U.S. Patent No. 6.344.191.

Technical Abstract: Compositions and lures are described which provide synthetic chemical attractants which function as highly effective attractants for male and female moths, primarily moths of the family Noctuidae. In one aspect, the attractants provide an effective attractant amount of vapor of 3-methyl-1-butanol, 3-methyl-1-pentanol or mixtures thereof. In another aspect, the attractants provide vapor blends of acetic acid and one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of 3-methyl-1-butanol, 3-methyl-2-butanol, and 3-methyl-1-pentanol. By attracting male and female moths to traps or baits, the chemical attractants provide a means for detecting, surveying, monitoring, and controlling the moths.

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