Sex Attractant of the Grass Grub Beetle

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Science  22 May 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3934, pp. 1005-1006
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3934.1005


The sex attractant produced by adult females of the grass grub beetle Costelytra zealandica (White) has been isolated and identified as phenol. Field tests with phenol-water mixtures were attractive to male beetles in particular.

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