volume 167, issue 3, P231-240 2019
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12744
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M. Slodowicz, E. Ceriani‐Nakamurakare, C. Carmarán, P. González‐Audino

Abstract: Abstract Megaplatypus mutatus (Chapuis) (Coleoptera: Platypodidae) is an ambrosia beetle native to South America that causes economic loss and was recently introduced to Italy, where it attacks and damages live poplar trees. Sulcatol and sulcatone are male‐produced pheromone components involved in the mating process of M. mutatus. Their relative proportions are highly variable among insects, although the temporal pattern shows that initially only sulcatol is present, and sulcatone increases with time, until t…

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