Likely Aggregation-Sex Pheromones of the Invasive Beetle Callidiellum villosulum, and the Related Asian Species Allotraeus asiaticus, Semanotus bifasciatus, and Xylotrechus buqueti (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Jacob D. Wickham, Wen Lu, Long Wa Zhang, Yi Chen, Yunfan Zou, Lawrence M. Hanks, Jocelyn G. Millar

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Abstract

During field trials of the two known cerambycid beetle pheromone components 3-hydroxyhexan-2-one and 1-(1H-pyrrol-2-yl)-1,2-propanedione (henceforth "pyrrole") in Guangxi and Anhui provinces in China, four species in the subfamily Cerambycinae were attracted to lures containing one of the two components, or the blend of the two. Thus, the invasive species Callidiellum villosulum (Fairmaire) (tribe Callidiini) and a second species, Xylotrechus buqueti (Castelnau & Gory) (tribe Clytini), were specifically attracted to the blend of 3-hydroxyhexan-2-one and the pyrrole. In contrast, Allotreus asiaticus (Schwarzer) (tribe Phoracanthini) and Semanotus bifasciatus Motschulsky (tribe Callidiini) were specifically attracted to the pyrrole as a single component. In most cases, both males and females were attracted, indicating that the compounds are likely to be aggregation-sex pheromones. The results indicate that the two compounds are conserved as pheromone components among species within at least three tribes within the subfamily Cerambycinae. For practical purposes, the attractants could find immediate use in surveillance programs aimed at detecting incursions of these species into new areas of the world, including the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2243-2246
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of economic entomology
Volume109
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • 1-(1H-pyrrol-2-yl)-1,2-propanedione
  • 3-hydroxyhexan-2-one
  • aggregation-sex pheromone
  • attractant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Insect Science

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