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Title: Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of the black-banded oak borer Coroebus florentinus to conspecific insect and host plant volatiles
Author: Fürstenau, Benjamin
Rosell Pellisé, Glòria
Guerrero, Angel
Quero, Carmen
Keywords: Coleòpters
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: Aspects of the chemical ecology of the black-banded oak borer, (BBOB) Coroebus florentinus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), were studied. Odors produced by males and females were similar, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Nonanal, decanal, and geranylacetone, identified in the headspace of both sexes, elicited strong electroantennographic responses from male antennae, but not from female antennae. In dual-choice olfactometer experiments, a blend of these three compounds was attractive to both sexes; males responded to decanal alone, while females responded to geranylacetone alone, suggesting that these compounds are responsible for activity of the blend to the respective sexes. Antennae of both sexes responded electroantennographically to the green leaf volatiles (E)-2-hexenal, (E)-2-hexenol, 1-hexanol, (Z)-3-hexenyl acetate, and n-hexyl acetate, all identified from the host plant Quercus suber. In behavioral experiments, only females were attracted to host-plant odors, and in tests with synthetic compounds, females were attracted to (E)-2-hexenol, 1-hexanol, and (Z)-3-hexenyl acetate. It is likely that these compounds play a role in foraging and/or oviposition behavior of BBOB females.
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It is part of: Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2012, vol. 38, num. 4, p. 378-388
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ISSN: 0098-0331
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