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Attraction of Stoeberhinus testaceus to Oriental Fruit Moth Pheromone

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Title:Attraction of Stoeberhinus testaceus to Oriental Fruit Moth Pheromone
Authors:Jones, Vincent P.
Finson, Naomi N.
Tsuda, Dick M.
Keywords:insect pheromones
pheromone traps
Stoeberhinus testaceus
interspecific competition
Date Issued:May 2001
Publisher:Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation:Jones VP, Finson NN, Tsuda DM. 2001. Attraction of Stoeberhinus testaceus to oriental fruit moth pheromone. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 35:111–113.
Abstract:During pheromone-based mating disruption studies for suppression of the koa seedworm, Cryptophlebia illepida, and litchi fruit moth, Cryptophlebia ombrodelta, in macadamia nuts, it became apparent that Stoeberhinus testaceus Butler (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) responds to the same pheromone. In plots where mating disruption was being performed, S. testaceus was rarely caught in pheromone traps, while large numbers were caught in adjacent control plots. Response to nonspecific pheromones can result in false trail following. Production of similar pheromones is an indirect method by which an introduced species may affect the population dynamics of other species in a shared habitat.
Description:Scientific note.
Pages/Duration:3 pages
Appears in Collections: Volume 35 - May 2001 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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