Pheromone study on acarid mites V. Presence of citral as a minor component of the alarm pheromone in the mold mite, Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank, 1781) (Acarina: Acaridae)

M.Y.n, L.T.; Matsumoto, K.; Wada, Y.; Kuwahara, Y.

Applied Entomology and Zoology 15(4): 474-477


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-6862
DOI: 10.1303/aez.15.474
Accession: 000948670

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In this further part of a series from Japan [see RAE/B 69, 1652 etc.] it is reported that citral (a mixture of (Z)- and (E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienal) was found to be present in the mite Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schr.) and to be a minor component of the alarm pheromone. In the mite fractions, citral was only one-twelfth as abundant as neryl formate ((Z)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienyl formate).