Sex Pheromone Specificity and Taxonomy of Budworm Moths (Choristoneura)

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Science  05 Mar 1971:
Vol. 171, Issue 3974, pp. 911-913
DOI: 10.1126/science.171.3974.911


Of six closely related species of budworm moths, three share the same or similar sex pheromones. Two of the others share another sex pheromone, but are geographically isolated. The sixth species, which is the most morphologically distinct, shows only slight affinity to the others.

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