Leaf‐cutting ants are a serious pest of young forestry plantations. Currently, the main control method is the use of broad‐spectrum insecticides, which have a negative effect on non‐target organisms and the environment. In this work, plant‐based compounds were evaluated in laboratory assays with Acromyrmex ambiguus Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for their potential use as repellent and attractant stimuli to be used in a push‐pull strategy. Farnesol, a sesquiterpene present in many essential oils, wa…
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