oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Biological studies of the sex pheromone of Kotochalia junodi Heyl. (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) and its partial purification
|Article Title||Biological studies of the sex pheromone of Kotochalia junodi Heyl. (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) and its partial purification|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.|
|Publication Date||Apr 1971|
|Pages||73 - 78|
|Keyword(s)||Kotochalia junodi Heyl. and Sex pheromone|
The presence of a volatile sex pheromone in the female bagworm was demonstrated by means of a bioassay based on the male copulatory response. The species is unusual in that the site of production of the pheromone is located anteriorly, as shown by bioassay and supported by histological evidence. The pheromone was partially purified by means of thin-layer and gas-liquid chromatography.
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