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SEX ATTRACT ANTS FOR MALES OF 12 MOTH SPECIES FOUND IN WESTERN CANADA1

  • W. Steck, E. W. Underhill, M. D. Chisholm, B. K. Bailey, J. Loeffler and C. G. Devlin...

Abstract

Attractants were found for males of 12 moth species: Acronicta grisea Walker, Andropolia contacta Walker, Argyrotaenia dorsalana Dyar, Chrysaspidia putnami (Grote), Chrysaspidia venusta Walker, Eurythmia hospitella Zeller, Exartema appendiceum Zeller, Mutuuraia mysippusalis (Walker), Decodes horarianus Walsingham, Polia atlantica Grote, Sitochroa chortalis Grote, and Pandemis canadana Kearfott. For five of these species single pure compounds were useful attractants, while the remaining seven required binary mixtures whose components when tested singly showed little or no attractancy.

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