Florida Entomologist (2013) 96, 1213-1216

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Akito Y. Kawahara, Moneen Jones, Qianju Jia, Stephen L. Lapointe and Philip A. Stansly (2013)
A synthetic pheromone for Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) attracts multiple leafminer species
Florida Entomologist 96 (3), 1213-1216
Abstract: The citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, is a major pest of citrus throughout the world. The larval stage of the moth mines leaves and reduces photosynthesis and increases the incidence and severity of citrus canker disease. A lure comprised of 2 aldehyde compounds isolated from pheromone glands of female P. citrella is widely used to monitor field populations. We conducted a preliminary morphological and molecular analysis to examine candidate species of Phyllocnistis that are attracted to pheromone lures containing the 2 major components of the P. citrella sex pheromone. Our results demonstrated that several species of Phyllocnistis, including P. insignis and P. vitegenella, are attracted to the 2 major pheromone components of P. citrella.
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Database assignments for author(s): Philip A. Stansly, Stephen L. Lapointe, Moneen M. Jones

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Phyllocnistis citrella U.S.A. (SE)