Sex Attractant of the Codling Moth: Characterization with Electroantennogram Technique

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Science  15 Oct 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4006, pp. 297-299
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4006.297


trans-8, trans-10-Dodecadien-1-ol is a sex attractant of the codling moth, Laspeyresia pomonella. Antennal responses (electroantennograms) to a series of monounsaturated compounds were used in determining the location and configuration of the two double bonds. The synthetic compound is very attractive to male codling moths in the field.