Sex and Aggregation-Sex Pheromones of Cerambycid Beetles

Basic Science and Practical Applications

Lawrence M Hanks, Jocelyn G. Millar

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Research since 2004 has shown that the use of volatile attractants and pheromones is widespread in the large beetle family Cerambycidae, with pheromones now identified from more than 100 species, and likely pheromones for many more. The pheromones identified to date from species in the subfamilies Cerambycinae, Spondylidinae, and Lamiinae are all male-produced aggregation-sex pheromones that attract both sexes, whereas all known examples for species in the subfamilies Prioninae and Lepturinae are female-produced sex pheromones that attract only males. Here, we summarize the chemistry of the known pheromones, and the optimal methods for their collection, analysis, and synthesis. Attraction of cerambycids to host plant volatiles, interactions between their pheromones and host plant volatiles, and the implications of pheromone chemistry for invasion biology are discussed. We also describe optimized traps, lures, and operational parameters for practical applications of the pheromones in detection, sampling, and management of cerambycids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-654
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume42
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Fingerprint

aggregation pheromone
Sex Attractants
aggregation pheromones
sex pheromone
Pheromones
Beetles
sex pheromones
pheromone
pheromones
beetle
Agglomeration
Coleoptera
gender
host plant
chemistry
host plants
application parameters
science
attractant
Cerambycidae

Keywords

  • Attractant
  • Detection
  • Host plant volatile
  • Invasive species
  • Semiochemical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry

Cite this

Sex and Aggregation-Sex Pheromones of Cerambycid Beetles : Basic Science and Practical Applications. / Hanks, Lawrence M; Millar, Jocelyn G.

In: Journal of Chemical Ecology, Vol. 42, No. 7, 01.07.2016, p. 631-654.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

@article{13f7b1530a9c496ba45df1f53cea5363,
title = "Sex and Aggregation-Sex Pheromones of Cerambycid Beetles: Basic Science and Practical Applications",
abstract = "Research since 2004 has shown that the use of volatile attractants and pheromones is widespread in the large beetle family Cerambycidae, with pheromones now identified from more than 100 species, and likely pheromones for many more. The pheromones identified to date from species in the subfamilies Cerambycinae, Spondylidinae, and Lamiinae are all male-produced aggregation-sex pheromones that attract both sexes, whereas all known examples for species in the subfamilies Prioninae and Lepturinae are female-produced sex pheromones that attract only males. Here, we summarize the chemistry of the known pheromones, and the optimal methods for their collection, analysis, and synthesis. Attraction of cerambycids to host plant volatiles, interactions between their pheromones and host plant volatiles, and the implications of pheromone chemistry for invasion biology are discussed. We also describe optimized traps, lures, and operational parameters for practical applications of the pheromones in detection, sampling, and management of cerambycids.",
keywords = "Attractant, Detection, Host plant volatile, Invasive species, Semiochemical",
author = "Hanks, {Lawrence M} and Millar, {Jocelyn G.}",
year = "2016",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s10886-016-0733-8",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "42",
pages = "631--654",
journal = "Journal of Chemical Ecology",
issn = "0098-0331",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Sex and Aggregation-Sex Pheromones of Cerambycid Beetles

T2 - Basic Science and Practical Applications

AU - Hanks, Lawrence M

AU - Millar, Jocelyn G.

PY - 2016/7/1

Y1 - 2016/7/1

N2 - Research since 2004 has shown that the use of volatile attractants and pheromones is widespread in the large beetle family Cerambycidae, with pheromones now identified from more than 100 species, and likely pheromones for many more. The pheromones identified to date from species in the subfamilies Cerambycinae, Spondylidinae, and Lamiinae are all male-produced aggregation-sex pheromones that attract both sexes, whereas all known examples for species in the subfamilies Prioninae and Lepturinae are female-produced sex pheromones that attract only males. Here, we summarize the chemistry of the known pheromones, and the optimal methods for their collection, analysis, and synthesis. Attraction of cerambycids to host plant volatiles, interactions between their pheromones and host plant volatiles, and the implications of pheromone chemistry for invasion biology are discussed. We also describe optimized traps, lures, and operational parameters for practical applications of the pheromones in detection, sampling, and management of cerambycids.

AB - Research since 2004 has shown that the use of volatile attractants and pheromones is widespread in the large beetle family Cerambycidae, with pheromones now identified from more than 100 species, and likely pheromones for many more. The pheromones identified to date from species in the subfamilies Cerambycinae, Spondylidinae, and Lamiinae are all male-produced aggregation-sex pheromones that attract both sexes, whereas all known examples for species in the subfamilies Prioninae and Lepturinae are female-produced sex pheromones that attract only males. Here, we summarize the chemistry of the known pheromones, and the optimal methods for their collection, analysis, and synthesis. Attraction of cerambycids to host plant volatiles, interactions between their pheromones and host plant volatiles, and the implications of pheromone chemistry for invasion biology are discussed. We also describe optimized traps, lures, and operational parameters for practical applications of the pheromones in detection, sampling, and management of cerambycids.

KW - Attractant

KW - Detection

KW - Host plant volatile

KW - Invasive species

KW - Semiochemical

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84981186444&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84981186444&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10886-016-0733-8

DO - 10.1007/s10886-016-0733-8

M3 - Review article

VL - 42

SP - 631

EP - 654

JO - Journal of Chemical Ecology

JF - Journal of Chemical Ecology

SN - 0098-0331

IS - 7

ER -