Mating Disruption and Mass Trapping

Fundamentals of Stored-Product Entomology textbook in Table 3.1 on page 43 lists 35 studies on mating disruption and mass trapping of stored-product insects using pheromones. The following list of references adds 27 other studies and 10 literature reviews on the subject. A recent approach to mating disruption is to dust male moths with a powder containing female sex pheromone. Also see the use of pheromones for attracticide or attract and kill, and pathogen autodissemination references on the Incomplete Insecticide Coverage page on this website.

Anderbrant, O., C. Ryne, P.-O. C. Olsson, E. Jirle, K. Johnson and C. Löfstedt. 2007. Pheromones and kairomones for detection and control of indoor pyralid moths. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 30: 73–77.

Athanassiou, Christos G., Nickolas G. Kavallieratos, Andrea Sciarretta, Pasquale Trematerra 2016. Mating disruption of Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in a storage facility: Spatio-temporal distribution changed after long-term application. J. Stored Prod. Res. 67: 1-12

Burkholder WE and Ma M. Pheromones for monitoring and control of stored-product insects. Annual Review of Entomology 1985: 30:257–272. (review)

Burkholder, W. E. 1990. Practical use of pheromones and other attractants for stored-product insects. p. 497–516. In: R. L. Ridgway, R. M. Silverstein and M. N. Inscoe editors Behavior-modifying Chemical for Insect Management. New York, Marcel Dekker (review)

Burks, C. S., J. R. McLaughlin, J. R. Miller and D. G. Brandl. 2011. Mating disruption for control of Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in dried beans. Journal of Stored Products Research 47: 216–221.

Cox. P. D. 2004. Potential for using semiochemicals to protect stored products from insect infestation. Journal of Stored Products Research 40: 1–25. (review)

Fleurat-Lessard, F., M. F. Pimaud and H. Cangardel. 1986. Effects de doses elevees de Zeta sur Plodia interpunctella Huebner (Lépidoptère: Pyralidae) dans le stocks de pruneaux d’angen. p. 163–169 In Les Pheromones Sexuelles des Lépidoptére. Centre de recherches INRA de Bordeaux.

Howse, P. 2005. Prevention of mating by auto confusion: new pest management technology using electrostatic powders. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 28: 477-478.

Howse, P. and K. MacDonald. 2005. Mechanisms of the Exosect auto-confusion technique. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 28: 309-312.

Huggett NJ, Storm CG and Smith MJ. Behavioural effects of pheromone based control system, ExosexTM SPTab, on male Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella. Proc. 10th Int. Working Conf. Stored-Product Prot., Estoril 2010:119–124.

Mahroof, R. M., and Phillips, T. W. 2014. Mating disruption of Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) in stored product habitats using the synthetic pheromone serricornin. Journal of Applied Entomology. 138: 378–386

Mueller, D. 2010. Mating disruption in Plodia interpunctella (H.). International Pest Control 59: 88-90.

Pease, G. and C. G. Storm. 2010. Efficacy of pheromone-based control system, ExosexTM SPTab, against moth pests in European food processing facilities. p. 183–189. In Proc. 10th Int. Working Conf. Stored-Product Prot. Estoril

Phillips, T. W., P. M. Cogan and H. Y. Fadamiro. 2000. Pheromones. In: Alternatives to pesticides in stored-product IPM. p. 273–330. In. Subramanyam, Bh., Hagstrum, D. W. (editors) Kluwer Academic Publishers. (review)

Phillips, T. W. 1997. Semiochemicals of stored-product insects: research and applications. Journal of Stored Products Research 33: 17–30. (review)

Plarre, R. 1998. Pheromones and other semiochemicals of stored product insects. A historical review, current application, and perspective needs. Mitteilungen aus der Biologischen Bundesanstalt fur Land- und Forstwirtschaft 342:13–83. (review)

Ryne, C., M. Ekeberg, N. Jonzén, C. Oehlschlager, C. Löftedt and O. Anderbrant. 2006. Reduction in an almond moth Ephestia cautella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) population by means of mating disruption. Pest Management Science 62: 912–918.

Ryne, C., G. P. Svensson, O. Anderbrant and C. Löftedt. 2007. Evaluation of long-term mating disruption of Ephestia kuehniella and Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in indoor storage facilities by pheromone traps and monitoring of relative aerial concentrations of pheromone. Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 1017–1025.

Savoldelli, S. and L. Süss. 2010. Integrated control of Ephestia cautella (Walker) in a confectionary factory, pp. 991-992. In M. O. Carvalho, P. G. Fields, C. S. Adler, F. H. Arthur, C. G. Athanassiou, J. F. Campbell, F. Fleurat-Lessard, P. W. Flinn, R. J. Hodges, A. A. Isikber, S. Navarro, R. T. Noyes, J. Riudavets, K. K. Sinha, G. R. Thorpe, B. H. Timlick, P. Trematerra and N. D. G. White (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, 27 June-2 July 2010, Estoril, Portugal. Julius Kühn-Institut, Berlin, Germany.

Savoldelli, S. and P. Trematerra. 2011. Mass-trapping, mating-disruption and attracticide methods for managing stored-product insects: success stories and research needs. Stewart Postharvest Review 3: 7. doi: 10.2212/spr.2011.3.7 (review)

Sieminska E, Ryne C, Löfstedt C and Anderbrant O. Long-term pheromone-mediated mating disruption of the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella, in a flour mill. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 2009: 131:294–299.

Süss L, D. P. Locatelli and R. Marrone. 1999. Mating suppression of the Mediterranean flour moth (Ephestia kuehniella Zeller) (Lepidoptera Pyralidae) in a food industry. Bollettino di Zoologia agraria e di Bachicoltura 31: 59–66.

Süss, L., D. P. Locatelli and R. Marrone. 1996. Possibilities and limits of mass trapping and mating disruption techniques in the control of Ephestia kuehniella (Zell.) (Lepidoptera Phycitidae). Bollettino di Zoologia agrarian e di Bachicoltura 28: 77–89.

Süss, L. and S. Savoldelli. 2011. Mass trapping and mating disruption to control Cadra cautella (Walker) in a confectionary factory. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 69: 143-149.

Sutherland, J., C. G. Athanassiou, V. Stejskal, and P. Trematerra. 2011. Potential of using sex pheromone for mating disruption of stored product Pyralidae. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 69: 67-78.

Trematerra P. 1989. Pheromone trapping and mating disruption leading to insectistasis. Boletin de Sanidad Vegetal 17: 495–510.

Trematerra P. 1990. Population dynamic of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller in a flour mill: three years of mass-trapping. p. 1435–1443. Proc. 5th Int. Working Conf. Stored-Product Prot., Bordeaux

Trematerra P. 1994. The use of sex pheromones to control Ephestia kuehniella Zeller in flour mill by mass trapping and attracticide methods. p. 375–382. Proc. 6th Int. Working Conf. Stored-Product Prot.

Trematerra P. 1997. Integrated Pest Management of stored-product insects: practical utilization of pheromones. Anzeiger fur Schadlingskunde Pflanzenschutz Umweltschutz 70: 41–40. (review)

Trematerra P. 2002. Use of pheromones in Integrated Pest Management of stored-products. p. 1-4 In Encyclopedia of Pest Management. New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc. (review)

Trematerra, P. 2012. Advances in the use of pheromones for stored-product protection. Journal of Pest Science, 85(3): 285-299. (review)

Trematerra, P., C. Athanassiou, V. Stejskal, A. Sciarretta, N. Kavallieratos and N. Palyvos. 2011. Large scale mating disruption of Ephestia spp. and Plodia interpunctella in Czech Republic, Greece and Italy. Journal of Applied Entomology 135(10): 749-762.

Trematerra, Pasquale, Christos G. Athanassiou, Andrea Sciarretta, Nickolas G. Kavallieratos, Constantin Th. Buchelos. 2013. Efficacy of the auto-confusion system for mating disruption of Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller) and Plodia interpunctella (Hübner). Journal of Stored Products Research 55: 90-98.

Trematerra, P. and F. Battaini. 1987. Control of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller by mass-trapping. Journal of Applied Entomology 104: 336–340.

Trematerra, P. and P. Gentile. 2010. Five years of mass trapping of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller: a component of IPM in a flour mill. Journal of Applied Entomology 134: 149–156.

Trematerra, P., and S. Savoldelli. 2013. The use of water traps and presence of spermatophores to evaluate mating disruption in the almond moth, Ephestia cautella, during exposure to synthetic sex pheromone. Journal of Pest Science, 86(2), 227-233.

Wakamura, Sadao, Chikayoshi Kitamura, and Shozo Takahashi. 1975. Disruption of mating behavior in the almond moth, Cadra cautella Walker, with cis-9, trans-12-tetradecadien-1-o1 acetate and cis-9-tetradecen-1-o1 acetate. Japanese journal of applied entomology and zoology 19(4): 227-231.


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