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Acta Cient Venez


Title:A synergistic aggregation pheromone component in the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus Germar 1824 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Author(s):Cerda, H. Mori, K. Nakayama, T. Jaffe, K.
Address:Laboratorio de control de Plagas, Universidad Simon Rodriguez, Caracas, Venezuela.
Year:1998
Journal Title:Acta Cient Venez
Page Number:201-3
Language:eng
Volume:49
Issue:3
ISSN/ISBN:0001-5504 (Print). 0001-5504 (Linking)
 
Abstract:Cosmopolites sordidus is an important pest on banana plantations worldwide. The chemistry of the aggregation pheromone of this insect has been recently resolved and here we present the first evidence from field trails that sordidin, a compound from the male released aggregation pheromone, attracts significant number of weevils only if host plant odors are also present. Sordidin attracts few insects when it is presented without the host plant tissue. However, the attractiveness of host plant tissue increases more than tenfold when it is presented simultaneously with sordidin in field traps. We confirm experimentally that sordidin may be used as part of a system for mass trapping and monitoring this insect.
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