Synthetic, angiosperm bark-derived volatiles, which elicit antennal responses in a number of coniferophagous bark beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), were tested in groups for their ability to disrupt the pheromone-positive response of the spruce beetle (SB), Dendroctonus rufipennis (Kirby), the western balsam bark beetle (WBBB), Dryocoetes confusus Swaine, and the mountain pine beetle (MPB), Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, to attractant-baited traps. One complex mixture disrupted WBBB response to pheromone-baited multiple-funnel traps to a level not significantly different than that in unbaited control traps. No group of compounds, including a group of green leaf volatiles, was active in disrupting SB response, a result that contrasts other published findings and that is different from the behavioral responses that are elicited by nonhost volatiles in other species of coniferophagous bark beetles. For the MPB, the two green leaf alcohols, 1-hexanol and (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol, were highly disruptive. In addition, combinations of compounds from the group consisting of salicylaldehyde, benzaldehyde, nonanal, guaiacol, benzyl alcohol, and conophthorin acted to augment the disruptive activity of the green leaf alcohols.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.