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dc.contributor.authorScholz, D.
dc.contributor.authorBorgemeister, C.
dc.contributor.authorMeikle, W.G.
dc.contributor.authorMarkham, R.H.
dc.contributor.authorPoehling, H.M.
dc.identifier.citationScholz, D., Borgemeister, C., Meikle, W.G., Markham, R.H. & Poehling, H.M. (1997). Infestation of maize by Prostephanus truncatus initiated by male‐produced pheromone. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 83(1), 53-61.
dc.description.abstractDelta traps baited with maize cobs, which were infested each with one male Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) (Col.: Bostrichidae), were distributed in southern Benin and collected after one, two, three and four weeks. The numbers of P. truncatus caught during the different trapping periods were not significantly different. Sixty‐four percent of the trapped P. truncatus were females. Females attracted during the one‐week trapping period produced a mean of 6.9 progeny during the seven days. The sex ratio of the progeny was 1:1. Trap catches with the infested cobs were on average 13 times lower than catches with 2 mg of the artificial pheromone. Estimation of P. truncatus densities in a maize store at the beginning of the storage period (based on laboratory data) revealed that small initial numbers of P. truncatus, possibly attracted by a single male, sufficed to initiate high infestation rates later in the storage season
dc.subjectProstephanus Truncates
dc.titleInfestation of maize by Prostephanus truncatus initiated by maleproduced pheromone
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity Hannover
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionWest Africa
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research institute
cg.iitasubjectPests Of Plants
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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