Identification, synthesis and biological activity of an "assembling scent" from the beetle trogoderma granarium

R. Ikan, E. D. Bergmann, U. Yinon, A. Shulov

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Abstract

BURGES has described the aggregation of the Khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium1. Its mode of life helps this serious pest to survive in its niche in the granary. A beetle that lives on a stored product can develop normally in the dark, but when exposed to light its development is irregular and mortality high2. Both sexes secrete a substance that has a mutually pronounced effect3,4 and acts as a strong repellent for the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum5. We have investigated the structure and dual function of this substance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317
Number of pages1
JournalNature
Volume223
Issue number5203
DOIs
StatePublished - 1969
Externally publishedYes

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