Submitted to: Emerald Ash Borer Research and Technology Development Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/24/2007
Publication Date: 10/23/2007
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. Interpretive Summary:
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.