Diverse cuticular hydrocarbons from Australian canebeetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

Fletcher, M.T., Allsopp, P.G., McGrath, M.J., Chow, S., Gallagher, O.P., Hull, C.D., Cribb, B.W., Moore, C.J. and Kitching, W. (2008) Diverse cuticular hydrocarbons from Australian canebeetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Australian Journal of Entomology, 47 2: 153-159. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.2008.00643.x

Author Fletcher, M.T.
Allsopp, P.G.
McGrath, M.J.
Chow, S.
Gallagher, O.P.
Hull, C.D.
Cribb, B.W.
Moore, C.J.
Kitching, W.
Title Diverse cuticular hydrocarbons from Australian canebeetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
Journal name Australian Journal of Entomology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6055
Publication date 2008-04-27
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-6055.2008.00643.x
Open Access Status
Volume 47
Issue 2
Start page 153
End page 159
Total pages 7
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject C1
070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
960413 Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Abstract Cuticular hydrocarbon components in beetles of six Australian melolonthines whose larvae damage sugarcane, Antitrogus parvulus (Britton), A. consanguineus (Blackburn), Lepidiota negatoria (Blackburn), L. picticollis (Lea), L. noxia (Britton) and Dermolepida alborhirtum (Arrow), are identified and compared. These species demonstrate species-specific cuticular hydrocarbon profiles with a number of unprecedented structures. Major components have been identified as polymethylated hydrocarbons, 3-methyl substituted n-alkanes, 9,10-allenes and the corresponding C9 alkenes. The similarity of these compounds shows some correlation with the phylogeny of the beetles, but two polymethylated C-22 hydrocarbons are unique to A. parvulus. One C-25 allene is shown to have a potential role in mate recognition in A. consanguineus.
Keyword Entomology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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