Mating disruption of Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) in stored product habitats using the synthetic pheromone serricornin

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dc.contributor.author Mahroof, Rizana M.
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Thomas W.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-19T20:41:42Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-19T20:41:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18329
dc.description.abstract Cigarette beetles, Lasioderma serricorne (F.) (Coleoptera: Anobiidae), cause significant damage to the multi-billion dollar food and tobacco industries worldwide each year. A non-insecticidal alternative to manage L. serricorne is the application of mating disruption, in which high levels of synthetic sex pheromone are released to create an atmosphere that results in males failing to mate females thereby causing population suppression or extinction. The reported work used synthetic serricornin, the predominant sex pheromone of L. serricorne, in mating disruption trials conducted in selected food and feed processing facilities in South Carolina during 2010 and 2011. Mills subjected to mating disruption trials were monitored using oviposition cups filled with larval food and pheromone traps for males that contained monitoring lures. Immediately after deployment of mating disruption dispensers, trap captures declined significantly and indicated a reduction in population levels, i.e. there was “trap shut down”. A significant reduction was observed in numbers of adult beetles caught in the traps eight weeks before and eight weeks after treatment in both years. Beetle numbers from pheromone traps in untreated buildings remained at similar levels or increased after the time of mating disruption deployment in treated buildings. The numbers of adults that emerged from oviposition food cups were generally low and varied irregularly in treated and untreated buildings, and were determined to be of little value for assessing treatment effects on reproduction. These initial field studies in the U.S. suggest that release of the synthetic sex pheromone of L. serricorne for mating disruption can significantly inhibit proper orientation behavior of male L. serricorne to females and may lead to pest population decline from mating disruption. en_US
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dc.relation.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jen.12097/full en_US
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mahroof, R. M., & Phillips, T. W. (2014). Mating disruption of Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) in stored product habitats using the synthetic pheromone serricornin. Journal of Applied Entomology, 138(5), 378-386., which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jen.12097/full en_US
dc.subject Cigarette beetle en_US
dc.subject Food-processing en_US
dc.subject Stored-products en_US
dc.subject Stored grain en_US
dc.subject Tobacco en_US
dc.title Mating disruption of Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) in stored product habitats using the synthetic pheromone serricornin en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1111/jen.12097 en_US
dc.citation.epage 386 en_US
dc.citation.issue 5 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Applied Entomology en_US
dc.citation.spage 378 en_US
dc.citation.volume 138 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid twp1 en_US


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