Michael S. Wolfin, Sara L. Volo, Ronald R. Chilson, Yuxi Liu, Dong H. Cha, Kerik D. Cox, Gregory M. Loeb, Charles E. Linn
The grape berry moth (GBM), Paralobesia viteana (Clemens) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), is a specialist pest insect of cultivated grape, Vitis spp. (Vitaceae), in the eastern USA. A blend of volatile compounds has been isolated from plant material that attracts female GBM in the flight tunnel and field. However, the origin of the volatile cue is potentially complicated by the presence of microbes (bacteria and fungi) living on the surface of the plant. Microbial volatile organic compounds can affect in…
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