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Examination of sex attractants for monitoring weed biological control agents in Hawaii

Examination of sex attractants for monitoring weed biological control agents in Hawaii

Suckling, David Maxwell, Gibb, Andrew Robert, Johnson, Tracy and Hall, David R. (2006) Examination of sex attractants for monitoring weed biological control agents in Hawaii. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 16 (9). pp. 919-927. ISSN 0958-3157 (doi:10.1080/09583150600828007)

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Abstract

The identification of sex attractants was undertaken for potential use in the study of two biological control agents against Rubus spp. in Hawaii. Attractants for Croesia zimmermani(Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and Schreckensteinia festaliella (Lepidoptera: Heliodinidae) were
developed by field screening a variety of putative lures in sticky traps, based on attractants for congeneric species. Croesia zimmermani was most attracted to E11-tetradecen-1-ol and E11-tetradecenal, while S. festaliella was attracted to (10,12)-(E,E)-hexadecadienal alone. Development of monitoring systems based on sex attractants can enable better evaluation of
biocontrol programmes, and provide cost-effective information on presence/absence, density,
phenology, synchrony with the host, dispersal rate and other useful parameters

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sex attractant, Hawaii, weed, monitoring, Tortricidae, Heliodinidae
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
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Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 12:06
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3205

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