Identification of sex pheromone of bristly cutworm, Lacinipolia renigera (Stephens)

K. F. Haynes

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The sex pheromone of the bristly cutworm moth, Lacinipolia renigera was identified as a blend of (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate (itZ9-14): Ac and (Z, E)-9,12-tetradecadienyl acetate (ZE-9,12-14: Ac). Extracts of female glands were analyzed by capillary gas chromatography on three columns of different polarities. In each analysis, peaks with retention times identical to Z9-14:Ac and ZE-9, 12-14: Ac were observed. GC-MS analysis of gland extracts supported the identification of these two compounds. Volatiles emitted from female sex pheromone glands during 10-min collection periods contained 7.8 ±2.01 ng of Z9- 14: Ac. On average the blend contained 3.8 ± 1.43%ZE-9,12-14: Ac. Blends ranging from 1% to 10%ZE- 9,12-14: Ac in Z9-14: Ac (1 mg) were effective in capturing males in the field. The number of males captured in traps baited with a 3 % blend of ZE- 9,12-14: Ac in Z9-14: Ac was not significantly different than the number caught in traps containing two virgin females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2615-2621
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1990


  • (Z, E)-9
  • (itZ)-9-tetradecenyl acetate
  • 12-tetradecadienyl acetate
  • Lacinipolia renigera
  • Lepidoptera
  • Mastophora hutchinsoni
  • Noctuidae
  • bolas spider
  • bristly cutworm
  • insect pheromones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry


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