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Abstract

Efficiency of doses of the synthetic sex pheromone 'Z-7-dodecen-1-ol-acetate', in trapping Pseudoplusia includens (Walker, 1857) (Lepidoptera-Noctuidae).

Abstract

In tests in a soyabean crop in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1981, males of Pseudoplusia includens were caught in Pherocon IC traps baited with 25 or 35 mg of the synthetic sex pheromone of this species ((Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate [looplure]). Traps containing the higher dose of the pheromone caught significantly more males than those containing the lower one, but all traps retained their effectiveness for 3-4 weeks. The average total catches per trap over a period of 4-5 weeks were 134.9-155.1 males with 35 mg pheromone and 112.6-133.7 males with 25 mg pheromone.