Brevicomin: Principal Sex Attractant in the Frass of the Female Western Pine Beetle

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Science  23 Feb 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3817, pp. 889-891
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3817.889


The principal component of the sex attractant produced by the female western pine beetle (Dendrotonus brevicomis) is exo-7-ethyl-5-methyl-6,8-dioxabicyclo[3.2.1]octane; the trivial name brevicomin is suggested.