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Host-related olfactory behavior in a fruit-piercing moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) in far eastern Russia

Zaspel, Jennifer and Kononenko, Vladimir and Ignell, Rickard and Hill, Sharon (2016). Host-related olfactory behavior in a fruit-piercing moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) in far eastern Russia. Journal of Insect Science. 16:1, 1-6
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Abstract

The host preference of the economically important fruit piercing moth, Calyptra lata (Butler 1881), was studied when exposed to different fruits and the odors of those fruits in enclosed feeding assays and in a two-choice olfactometer. The fruits consisted of three ripe and locally available types: raspberries, cherries and plums. Moths were released in cages with the ripened fruit and observed for any feeding events, which were then documented. Moths fed on both raspberries and cherries, but not on plums. To test the role of olfactory cues in fruit preference, male moths were released singly in the two choice olfactometer, with one type of fruit odor released in one arm and background control air in the other. The behavior of the moths was recorded on video. Parameters scored were 1) time to take off, 2) flight duration and 3) total time to source contact. The moths showed a significant preference for raspberry odor, exhibited a neutral response to cherry odor and significantly avoided the odor of plums. These results indicate that Calyptra lata demonstrates selective polyphagic feeding behavior and uses olfactory cues from both preferred and non-preferred fruits to detect and locate potential food sources. The possible implications for pest control are discussed.

Authors/Creators:Zaspel, Jennifer and Kononenko, Vladimir and Ignell, Rickard and Hill, Sharon
Title:Host-related olfactory behavior in a fruit-piercing moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) in far eastern Russia
Series/Journal:Journal of Insect Science (1536-2442)
Year of publishing :2016
Volume:16
Number:1
Page range:1-6
Number of Pages:6
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1536-2442
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L20 Animal ecology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Zoology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Behavioural Sciences Biology
Agrovoc terms:olfaction, Lepidoptera, fruit
Keywords:Calyptra lata, olfaction, fruit, host preference, polyphagy
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3611
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3611
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000378869600003
ID Code:13577
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:19 Aug 2016 11:53
Metadata Last Modified:19 Aug 2016 11:53

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