Hua Yang, Wei Yang, Chun-Ping Yang, Tian-Hui Zhu, Qiong Huang, Shan Han, Jiu-Jin Xiao
Journal of Insect Science 13 (85), 1-11, (1 September 2013) https://doi.org/10.1673/031.013.8501
KEYWORDS: electroantennogram response, physiological condition
The adsorption method of Tenax-TA absorbent with GC-MS was used to analyze diurnal rhythms of volatiles from undamaged holly plants, Viburnum awabuki Kock (Dipsacales: Adoxaceae) holly infested by the white-striped longhorned beetle, Batocera lineolata Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Electroantennography and a Y-tube olfactometer were used to compare and analyze electroantennogram and behavioral responses of unmated male and female adults to the volatiles from V. awabuki (both undamaged and infested plants). The results of the GC-MS analysis showed that phytosterol and alkane are major volatiles for V. awabuki. The relative content of V. awabuki volatiles changed during the day. Electroantennogram and behavioral responses of unmated male and female adults to the volatiles from both undamaged and infested plants of V. awabuki were stronger between 08:00 and 10:00 and 16:00 and 18:00, which is consistent with early morning and evening feeding behaviors of adults in the field.