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Application of semiochemicals to control Spodoptera litura, the Tobacco cutworm

Mass trapping


Tang, L.C., and Su, T.H. 1988. Field trials of the synthetic sex pheromone of Spodoptera litura (F.). 1. Mass trapping of males. Chin. J. Entomol. 8:11-22.



Pawar, A.D., and Prasad, J. 1983. Field evaluation of a synthetic sex pheromone 'Litlure' as an attractant for males of Spodoptera litura (F.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Ind. J. Plant Prot. 11:108-109.



Nemoto, H., Takahashi, K., and Kubota, A. 1980. Reduction of the population density of Spodoptera litura (F.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) using a synthetic sex pheromone. I. Experiment in taro field. Jap. J. Appl. Entomol. Zool. 24:211-216.

Mating disruption


Rao, S.V., Azam, K.M., and Ahmed, K. 1989. Mating disruption through behavioural manipulation of Spodoptera litura Fabricius. Current Sci. 58:933-935.

Srinivas, K., and Rao, P.A. 1999. Management of Spodoptera litura (F.) infesting groundnut by mating disruption technique with synthetic sex pheromone. J. Entomol. Res. 23:115-119.



Kawasaki, K., and Miyashita, K. 1976. Mating suppression by individual components of the sex pheromone of Spodoptera litura F. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) under field conditions. Appl. Entomol. Zool. 320-326.

Kitamura, C., and Kobayashi, M. 1985. A comparison between communication disruption and mass trapping methods in mating suppression effect of synthetic sex pheromone to Spodoptera litura F. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Appl. Entomol. Zool. 20:222-224.

Miyashita, K., Kawasaki, K., Nakamura, K., Uesumi, Y., and Sugiura, T. 1976. Mating suppression of Spodoptera litura F. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in greenhouses by a component of its sex pheromone. Appl. Entomol. Zool. 11:364-367.

Oyama, M. 1977. Mating suppression of Spodoptera Litura (F.) by (Z,E)-9,12-tetradecadienyl acetate. Appl. Entomol. Zool. 12:281-286.

Oyama, M., and Wakamura, S. 1977. Effective range for mating suppression of Spodoptera litura (F.) by evaporating (Z,E)-9,12-tetradecadienyl acetate. Appl. Entomol. Zool. 12:372-374.

Yushima, T., Tamaki, Y., Kamano, S., and Oyama, M. 1975. Suppression of mating of the armyworm moth, Spodoptera litura (F.), by a component of its sex pheromone. Appl. Entomol. Zool. 10:237-239.

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