Pheromone components of the American plum borer, Euzophera semifuneralis, were defined by use of the electroantennogram screening technique and capillary gas chromatographic retention times of sex pheromone gland constituents. Field studies showed that greatest attraction was achieved with a 1 mg load rate of a 4-component blend in a rubber septum. This blend consisted of a 2:1 ratio of Z,E-9,12-14:ALD and Z9-14:ALD and an equal amount of the corresponding alcohols in a 2:1 ratio, respectively. Commercial lures were used to compare the flight patterns of the American plum borer, peachtree borer (Synanthedon exitiosa), and lesser peachtree borer (Synanthedon pictipes) adults in Michigan in 1988.
Biddinger, D. J.; Roelofs, W.; and Howitt, A. J.
"The Development of a Sex Pheromone Lure for the American Plum Borer, Euzophera Semifuneralis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), a Major Pest of Cherry in Michigan.,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 26
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol26/iss4/5