Université de Neuchâtel

Identification of host-plant chemical stimuli for the European grape berry moth Eupoecilia ambiguella

Schmidt-Büsser, Daniela ; von Arx, Martin ; Connétable, Sophie ; Guerin, Patrick M.

In: Physiological Entomology, 2011, vol. 39, no. 2, p. 101-110

Olfaction is of major importance for survival and reproduction in moths. Males possess highly specific and sensitive olfactory receptor neurones to detect female sex pheromones. However, the capacity of male moths to respond to host-plant volatiles is relatively neglected and the role that such responses could play in the sensory ecology of moths is still not fully understood. The present study...