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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Methyl-Branched Alkanes of the Adult Flea Beetles, Aphthona Lacertosa and Aphthona Nigriscutis

item Nelson, Dennis
item Olson, Denise - NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV

Submitted to: Joint Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 12, 2002
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: An analysis was conducted of the hydrocarbon fraction of the cuticular waxes from two introduced biocontrol agents of leafy spurge, Aphthona lacertosa and A. nigriscutis. The adult beetles had a complex mixture of hydrocarbons on their cuticular surface consisting of alkanes, methylalkanes, alkenes and alkadienes as determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

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