NOVEL ATTRACTANTS OF GALLERIA-MELLONELLA L (LEPIDOPTERA-PYRALIDAE-GALLERIINAE)


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TURKER L., TOGAN I. , ERGEZEN S., OZER M.

APIDOLOGIE, vol.24, no.4, pp.425-430, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/apido:19930409
  • Title of Journal : APIDOLOGIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.425-430
  • Keywords: GALLERIA-MELLONELLA, SEX PHEROMONE, ATTRACTANT, CHEMICAL CONTROL, SEX-PHEROMONE, MOTH, IDENTIFICATION

Abstract

Various synthetic esters were tested for their attractiveness to females of Galleria mellonella in comparison with n-nonanal, a component of the sex pheromone of Galleria mellonella. It has been shown that methyl octanoate, ethyl octanoate and methyl decanoate attract females. Particularly, methyl octanoate is as effective as n-nonanal in bioassay and could be a potential pest control agent.