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Author(s):Richmond, Douglas S.; Ginzel, Matthew D.; Duffy, Alexandra G.
Author Affiliation:Department of Entomology, Purdue University
Title:Understanding billbug chemical communication to improve management
Section:Integrated turfgrass management: Entomology
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Source:Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program: 2016 Research Summaries. 2016, p. 227-232.
Publishing Information:[New York, New York]: The United States Golf Association Green Section
# of Pages:6
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aggressiveness; Hydrocarbons; Insect behavior; Insect control; Pheromones; Sphenophorus parvulus
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2015-10-525
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USGA Summary Points:Although neither hunting billbug nor bluegrass billbug adults were attracted to the putative aggregation pheromone (S)-2-methyl-4-octanol under field conditions, Y-tube olfactometry assays revealed that hunting billbug males are attracted to grass host volatiles while females responded to volatiles from male billbugs. Findings suggests that female billbugs may be responding to a male-produced volatile sex pheromone, the structure of which has not yet been determined. The cuticles of hunting and bluegrass billbug are coated with a series of aliphatic hydrocarbons that differ both between species and between sexes of a given species. Differences in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles could provide the basis for mate recognition between billbug species. Once the absolute configuration of both volatile and tactile chemical cues has been clarified, it may be possible to incorporate this knowledge into monitoring and management programs designed to manipulate the host- and mate-finding behavior of billbugs associated with turfgrass.
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Richmond, D. S., M. D. Ginzel, and A. G. Duffy. 2016. Understanding billbug chemical communication to improve management. USGA Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 227-232.
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