Identifying possible pheromones of cerambycid beetles by field testing known pheromone components in four widely separated regions of the United States

Jocelyn G. Millar, Robert F. Mitchell, Judith A. Mongold-Diers, Yunfan Zou, Carlos E. Bográn, Melissa K. Fierke, Matthew D. Ginzel, Crawford W. Johnson, James R. Meeker, Therese M. Poland, Iral Ragenovich, Lawrence M Hanks, Timothy Schowalter

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The pheromone components of many cerambycid beetles appear to be broadly shared among related species, including species native to different regions of the world. This apparent conservation of pheromone structures within the family suggests that field trials of common pheromone components could be used as a means of attracting multiple species, which then could be targeted for full identification of their pheromones. Here, we describe the results of such field trials that were conducted in nine states in the northeastern, midwestern, southern, and western United States. Traps captured 12, 742 cerambycid beetles of 153 species and subspecies. Species attracted in significant numbers to a particular treatment (some in multiple regions) included 19 species in the subfamily Cerambycinae, 15 species in the Lamiinae, one species in the Prioninae, and two species in the Spondylidinae. Pheromones or likely pheromones for many of these species, such as 3-hydroxyhexan-2-one and syn- and anti-2, 3-hexanediols for cerambycine species, and fuscumol and/or fuscumol acetate for lamiine species, had already been identified. New information about attractants (in most cases likely pheromone components) was found for five cerambycine species (Ancylocera bicolor [Olivier], Elaphidion mucronatum [Say], Knulliana cincta cincta [Drury], Phymatodes aeneus LeConte, and Rusticoclytus annosus emotus [Brown]), and five lamiine species (Ecyrus dasycerus dasycerus [Say], Lepturges symmetricus [Haldeman], Sternidius misellus [LeConte], Styloleptus biustus biustus [LeConte], and Urgleptes signatus [LeConte]). Consistent attraction of some species to the same compounds in independent bioassays demonstrated the utility and reliability of pheromone-based methods for sampling cerambycid populations across broad spatial scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-259
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Economic Entomology
Volume111
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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  • Chemical ecology
  • Monitoring
  • Pheromones

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Identifying possible pheromones of cerambycid beetles by field testing known pheromone components in four widely separated regions of the United States. / Millar, Jocelyn G.; Mitchell, Robert F.; Mongold-Diers, Judith A.; Zou, Yunfan; Bográn, Carlos E.; Fierke, Melissa K.; Ginzel, Matthew D.; Johnson, Crawford W.; Meeker, James R.; Poland, Therese M.; Ragenovich, Iral; Hanks, Lawrence M; Schowalter, Timothy.

In: Journal of Economic Entomology, Vol. 111, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 252-259.

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Millar, JG, Mitchell, RF, Mongold-Diers, JA, Zou, Y, Bográn, CE, Fierke, MK, Ginzel, MD, Johnson, CW, Meeker, JR, Poland, TM, Ragenovich, I, Hanks, LM & Schowalter, T 2018, 'Identifying possible pheromones of cerambycid beetles by field testing known pheromone components in four widely separated regions of the United States', Journal of Economic Entomology, vol. 111, no. 1, pp. 252-259. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/tox312
Millar, Jocelyn G. ; Mitchell, Robert F. ; Mongold-Diers, Judith A. ; Zou, Yunfan ; Bográn, Carlos E. ; Fierke, Melissa K. ; Ginzel, Matthew D. ; Johnson, Crawford W. ; Meeker, James R. ; Poland, Therese M. ; Ragenovich, Iral ; Hanks, Lawrence M ; Schowalter, Timothy. / Identifying possible pheromones of cerambycid beetles by field testing known pheromone components in four widely separated regions of the United States. In: Journal of Economic Entomology. 2018 ; Vol. 111, No. 1. pp. 252-259.
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