Sex Stimulant and Attractant in the Indian Meal Moth and in the Almond Moth

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Science  26 Feb 1971:
Vol. 171, Issue 3973, pp. 802-804
DOI: 10.1126/science.171.3973.802


cis-9, trans-12-Tetradecadien-1-yl acetate was isolated from the female Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hübner), and the female almond moth, Cadra cautella (Walker). It is the major if not the sole component of the sex stimulatory and attractant pheromone of female Plodia. It is present in the pheromone of the female Cadra along with at least one synergist.