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Olfactory response of the coffee bean weevil Araecerus fasciculatus (Deg.) (Coleoptera: Anthribidae) to pheromones

Novo, J.P.S.; Baptista, G.C.

Anais da Sociedade Entomologica do Brasil 27(3): 337-343


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The response of adult Araecerus fasciculatus to volatile stimuli was tested in a closed dual choice pitfall bioassay system, investigating the occurrence of pheromones. A. fasciculatus was reared on green coffee beans (Coffea arabica Mundo Novo), with a moisture content of 12%, in an environmental room at 27+or-2 degrees C, 90+or-5% RH, and 12 h photophase. The source of attraction were newly emerged adults plus a coffee bean.

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