Agriotes proximus and A. lineatus (Coleoptera: Elateridae): a comparative study on the pheromone composition and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene sequence

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Vuts, J., Tolasch, T., Furlan, L., Bálintné Csonka, É., Felföldi, T., Márialigeti, K., Toshova, T., Subchev, M., Xavier, A. and Tóth, M. 2012. Agriotes proximus and A. lineatus (Coleoptera: Elateridae): a comparative study on the pheromone composition and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene sequence. Chemoecology. 22 (1), pp. 23-28.

AuthorsVuts, J., Tolasch, T., Furlan, L., Bálintné Csonka, É., Felföldi, T., Márialigeti, K., Toshova, T., Subchev, M., Xavier, A. and Tóth, M.
Abstract

The presence of geranyl octanoate, previously found in pheromone gland extracts of Agriotes lineatus females, was also demonstrated in gland extracts of A. proximus females. Similar to A. lineatus, geranyl butanoate was present only in trace amounts in A. proximus female gland extracts. In air entrainment samples of female A. lineatus and A. proximus beetles, the relative ratio of geranyl butanoate and geranyl octanoate was higher than that in gland extracts. In addition, comparison of a segment of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene of feral specimens of A. lineatus and A. proximus showed [99% similarity. Both pheromone profile and nucleotide sequence analysis delineate close relationship between the investigated taxa and postulate taxonomic revision. Further studies on sympatric populations of A. lineatus and A. proximus are underway to investigate and better understand possible processes of species diversification.

KeywordsPheromone extraction; Chemical communication; Mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit; Agriotes spp.; Geranyl butanoate ; Geranyl octanoate
Year of Publication2012
JournalChemoecology
Journal citation22 (1), pp. 23-28
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/s00049-011-0091-5
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderHungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)
Funder project or codeChemical and visual cues mediating biotic interactions of pest and beneficial insects
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online25 Sep 2011
Publication process dates
Accepted12 Sep 2011
PublisherSpringer Basel Ag
Copyright licensePublisher copyright
ISSN0937-7409
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