Data from: When a male perceives a female: the effect of waxy components on the body surface on decision-making in the invasive pest weevil

Mutsumi Isa, Norikuni Kumano & Haruki Tatsuta
Insects utilize various semiochemicals for sexual communication and mate recognition; these can therefore be used to govern the behaviours of harmful pest species, and several candidate chemicals have been explored for this purpose. For the West Indian sweet potato weevil, Euscepes postfasciatus, which is one of the most serious pests of sweet potato, no effective capture techniques, such as sex pheromone lures, exist. Toward exploring promising procedures for monitoring these weevils, we assessed the effect...

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  • 2019

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  • Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
  • University of the Ryukyus