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Some factors affecting responses of four stored product beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae & Bostrichidae) to pheromones



Some factors affecting responses of four stored product beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae & Bostrichidae) to pheromones



Bulletin of Entomological Research 804: 433-441



Males of the tenebrionid stored products pests Tribolium castaneum and T. confusum and the bostrichids Rhyzopertha dominica and Prostephanus truncatus secrete aggregation pheromones attractive to both sexes. Responses of the 4 species to synthetic aggregation pheromones were investigated in relation to age, habituation, time of day, sex and previous mating experience in an olfactometer in which odour gradients were set up in moving air.

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