Pheromone strains of the Cosmopolitan pest, Nezara viridula (heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1987
Authors:Aldrich, JR, Oliver, JE, Lusby, WR, Kochansky, JP, Lockwood, JA
Journal:Journal of Experimental Zoology

Sexually mature males of the sourthern green stink bug, N. viridula, release a pheromone attractive in the field to conspecific females, males, and late-stage larvae and to the parasitoid Trichopoda pennipes (Diptera: Tachinidae). The pheromone blend typically includes (Z)-α-bisabolene (17%), trans- and cis-1,2-epoxides of (Z)-α-bisabolene (44 and 15%, respectively), (E)-nerolidol (1.4%), and n-nonadecane (7.4%). The existence of Nezara pheromone strains, first suggested by differential Trichopoda parasitization of geographically isolated N. viridula populations, has been chemically verified.

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