Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/5/2009
Publication Date: 7/28/2009
Citation: Lapointe, S.L., Stelinski, L.L. 2009. Advances in mating disruption for control of the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. A#44. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: We examined proportionality and concentration of sex pheromone blends for mating disruption for citrus leafminer using geometric designs. Either major component was effective at disrupting mating in field trials; (Z,Z,E)-7,11,13-hexadecatrienal was approximately 13 times more effective compared with (Z,Z)-7,11-hexadecadienal. A third component isolated from P. citrella pheromone glands, (Z)-7-hexadecenal, was not effective. Results support a non-competitive model and sensory imbalance as the mechanism of mating disruption in this species.