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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IDENTIFICATION AND PRACTICAL USE OF SEMIOCHEMICALS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURALLY IMPORTANT INSECTS Title: Putative pheromone for the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

Authors
item Cossé, Allard
item Bartelt, Robert
item Zilkowski, Bruce
item Fraser, Ivich - USDA/APHIS, BRIGHTON, MI

Submitted to: Emerald Ash Borer Research and Technology Development Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 24, 2007
Publication Date: October 23, 2007
Citation: Cosse, A.A., Bartelt, R.J., Zilkowski, B.W., Fraser, I. 2007. Putative pheromone for the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Emerald Ash Borer Research and Technology Development Meeting.

Technical Abstract: The macrocyclic lactone (3Z)-dodecen-12-olide was identified from the emissions of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, feeding on ash foliage. The compound was detected from both sexes but was about 10 times more abundant from females. It was readily sensed by both male and female antennae. Identification was verified by synthesis. The behavioral effects of the lactone were tested in the field, but a pheromonal function has not yet been verified. A pheromone for this invasive pest could be important for monitoring. The lactone is part of the pheromone of Cryptolestes pusillus, an unrelated beetle species.

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