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A type of ectohormone secreted by an individual and perceived by a second individual of the same species, thereby producing a change in the sexual or social behavior of that individual; first discovered as a sex attractant in insects.
[G. pherō, to carry, + hormaō, to excite, stimulate]

pheromones (ferˑ··mōnz), chemicals secreted into the environment by insects and some animals to ward off predators or to attract the opposite sex of the same species.
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Development of kairomone-based lures and traps targeting Spilonota ocellana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in apple orchards treated with sex pheromones.
This may help to improve the program of integrated management of the pest by development of the use of sex pheromones in mating disruptions or trap-and-kill methods.
Khrimian and Weber determined that just two forms make up the harlequin bug's pheromone and that having other stereoisomers in the mix does not lower the pheromone's attractiveness as a lure-an important point to potential manufacturers.
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1998b) are used individually and in a blend as pheromones that stimulate different steps in the reproductive behavior of males and females (Breithaupt and Hardege, 2012).
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It's the first study to specifically test whether artificial night lighting disrupts moth sex pheromone production, says network ecologist Callum Macgregor of the University of Hull in England.
Sex pheromones are expected to witness the fastest growth at a CAGR of over 5.
com/community/the-contech-blog/item/180000-bites-later) Contech Enterprises, a company that sells environment-friendly products, to finalise the formulation of the pheromone so it would be manufactured soon.
It thus became clear that bioactivity depends on the chirality of the pheromones.