Skip navigation

The chemical ecology of cecidomyiid midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)

The chemical ecology of cecidomyiid midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)

Hall, David R. ORCID: 0000-0002-7887-466X, Amarawardana, Lakmali, Cross, Jerry V., Francke, Wittko, Boddum, Tina and Hillbur, Ylva (2012) The chemical ecology of cecidomyiid midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38 (1). pp. 2-22. ISSN 0098-0331 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-011-0053-y)

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The family of cecidomyiid midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) exhibits diversified patterns of life history, behavior, host range, population dynamics and other ecological traits. Those that feed on plants include many important agricultural pests; most cultivated plants are attacked by at least one midge species. Several features of the reproductive biology of cecidomyiid midges point to an important role for chemical communication, with this topic last reviewed comprehensively 12 years ago. Here, we review progress on identification of sex pheromones, chemicals involved in location of host plants, the neurophysiology of reception of volatile chemicals, and application of semiochemicals to management of pest species of cecidomyiid midges that has occurred during the last decade. We hope this review will stimulate and sustain further research in these fields.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published online: 4 January 2012. [2] ISSN 0098-0331 (Print), 1573-1561 (Online).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cecidomyiidae, Diptera, pheromone, semiochemical, synthesis, biosynthesis, olfaction, monitoring, traps, control
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2012 16:17
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7360

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item