Sex Attractant of Female Dermestid Beetle Trogoderma inclusum Le Conte

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Science  29 Aug 1969:
Vol. 165, Issue 3896, pp. 904-906
DOI: 10.1126/science.165.3896.904


Two components of the sex attractant of a female dermestid beetle Trogoderma inclusum Le Conte were identified. They are (-)-14-methyl-cis-8-hexadecen-1-ol and (-)-methyl-14-methyl-cis-8-hexadecenoate. Other Trogoderma species also respond to the compounds.

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