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1Author    E. PriesnerRequires cookie*
 Title    Agrotis exclamationis  
 Abstract    The sex-attractant system of the dart moth Agrotis ex­ clamationis (L.) (Noctuidae) was re-investigated with elec-trophysiological and field trapping tests. The identified pheromone components (Z)-5-tetradecenyl acetate and (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate elicited maximum trap captures when combined in a Z5-/Z9-mixture ratio of between 100/10 and 100/20, in contrast to an earlier reported mixture opti­ mum of 100/5. Each compound activated a particular type of receptor cell located in the male antennal hair sensilla. Three further cell types discovered in these sensilla responded specifically to the non-pheromonal compounds (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate and (Z)-7-and (Z)-l 1-tetra-decenyl acetate. These latter compounds did not show attractive or synergistic properties in field trapping tests but rather reduced captures when added to the binary pheromone blend as a third component. The biological functions of these three "attraction-inhibitors" remain unidentified. 
  Reference    Z. Naturforsch. 40c, 943—945 (1985); received August 26 1985 
  Published    1985 
  Keywords    Pheromones, Attraction-Inhibitors, Olfactory Receptors, Agrotis exclamationis, Noctuidae 
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 Volume    40