Preliminary results of pheromone identification in Zygaena loti, and the potential for pheromones in burnet moth conservation.

Conference paper


Burman, J., Skeates, A., Cope, S., Lanteri, J., Fernandez-Grandon, M. and Hall, D. 2014. Preliminary results of pheromone identification in Zygaena loti, and the potential for pheromones in burnet moth conservation.
AuthorsBurman, J., Skeates, A., Cope, S., Lanteri, J., Fernandez-Grandon, M. and Hall, D.
TypeConference paper
Description

Zygaena loti scotica (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) is a threatened species endemic to Western Scotland. Its known distribution is currently limited to approximately 10km2 in Western Argyll, which are under careful management for the insect’s conservation as a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) priority species. In 2014, a small number of Z. loti were collected from Scotland and reared for pheromone identification. Headspace collection and gland extraction was carried out on two female moths, from which compounds were subsequently analysed by Gas Chromatogram Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Potential pheromone compounds eliciting an antennal response in males were assessed by GC-linked Electro-Antennographic-Detection (GC/EAD). Analyses revealed one potential compound present in female glands and headspace samples. Candidate pheromone lures were produced and tested at various sites in Western Argyll in order to determine behavioural responses of male Z. loti to a synthetic blend containing the previously identified compound. In this presentation the study is discussed as well as the potential for pheromones as a tool for monitoring and studying rare zygaenids.

Year2014
ConferenceInternational Symposium on the Zygaenidae
File
Publication process dates
Deposited28 Nov 2014
Permalink -

https://repository.canterbury.ac.uk/item/872ww/preliminary-results-of-pheromone-identification-in-zygaena-loti-and-the-potential-for-pheromones-in-burnet-moth-conservation

  • 9
    total views
  • 42
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 8
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

A study of the Zygaenidae (Lepidoptera) fauna of Central Anatolia, Turkey
Can, F., Efetov, K., Burman, J., Kaya, K., Kucherenko, E., Ulaşli, B. and Tarmann, G. 2019. A study of the Zygaenidae (Lepidoptera) fauna of Central Anatolia, Turkey. Türkiye Entomoloji Dergisi. 43 (2), pp. 189-199. https://doi.org/10.16970/entoted.512580
Clear-cuts are temporary habitats, not matrix, for endangered grassland burnet moths (Zygaena spp.)
Bergman, K., Burman, J., Jonason, D., Larsson, M., Ryrholm, N, Westerberg, L. and Milberg, P. 2019. Clear-cuts are temporary habitats, not matrix, for endangered grassland burnet moths (Zygaena spp.). Journal of Insect Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-019-00193-3
Identification of female sex pheromone for monitoring the barred tooth striped moth, trichopteryx polycommata, a priority conservation species
Burman, J., Oleander, A., Hall, D. and Bray, D. 2019. Identification of female sex pheromone for monitoring the barred tooth striped moth, trichopteryx polycommata, a priority conservation species. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 45 (8), pp. 649-656. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01093-1
Common Cerambycid Pheromone components as attractants for Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae) breeding in ephemeral oak substrates in Northern Europe
Molander, M., Winde, I., Burman, J., Nyabuga, F., Lindblom, T., Hanks, L., Millar, J. and Larsson, M. 2019. Common Cerambycid Pheromone components as attractants for Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae) breeding in ephemeral oak substrates in Northern Europe. Journal of Chemical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01082-4
"Fool me once, but rarely fool me twice": recapture rates and the effect of lure-ageing in pheromone traps for the burnet moth Zygaena filipendulae
Oleander, A., Burman, J. and Buswell, V. 2018. "Fool me once, but rarely fool me twice": recapture rates and the effect of lure-ageing in pheromone traps for the burnet moth Zygaena filipendulae. Entomologists Gazette. 69 (1), pp. 31-42. https://doi.org/10.31184/G00138894.691.1636
Revealing hidden species distribution with pheromones: the case of Synanthedon vespiformis (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) in Sweden
Burman, J., Westerberg, L., Ostrow, S., Ryrholm, N., Bergman, K., Winde, I., Nyabuga, F., Larsson, M. and Milberg, P. 2016. Revealing hidden species distribution with pheromones: the case of Synanthedon vespiformis (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) in Sweden. Journal of Insect Conservation. 20 (1), pp. 11-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-015-9835-9
The effects of synthetic pheromone exposure on female oviposition and male longevity in Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae, Zygaeninae)
Thackery, D. and Burman, J. 2016. The effects of synthetic pheromone exposure on female oviposition and male longevity in Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae, Zygaeninae). Entomologists Gazette. 67.
The effect of exposure to synthetic pheromone lures on male Zygaena filipendulae mating behaviour: implications for monitoring species of conservation interest
Oleander, A., Thackery, D. and Burman, J. 2015. The effect of exposure to synthetic pheromone lures on male Zygaena filipendulae mating behaviour: implications for monitoring species of conservation interest. Journal of Insect Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-015-9775-4
An electronic weather vane for field science
Burman, J., Talbert, R. and Carlton, K. 2014. An electronic weather vane for field science. Physics Education. 49 (1), p. 83. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/49/1/83
High-accuracy sampling of saproxylic diversity indicators at regional scales with pheromones: The case of "Elater ferrugineus" (Coleoptera, Elateridae)
Andersson, K., Bergman, K., Andersson, F., Hedenström, E., Jansson, N., Burman, J., Winde, I., Larsson, M. and Milberg, P. 2014. High-accuracy sampling of saproxylic diversity indicators at regional scales with pheromones: The case of "Elater ferrugineus" (Coleoptera, Elateridae). Biological Conservation. 171, pp. 156-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.01.007
Monitoring moths using sex pheromones
Burman, J. 2014. Monitoring moths using sex pheromones. Moths Count Newsletter 2014.
Using sex pheromone and a multi-scale approach to predict the distribution of a rare saproxylic beetle
Musa, N., Andersson, K., Burman, J., Andersson, F., Hedenström, E., Jansson, N., Paltto, H., Westerberg, L., Winde, I., Larsson, M., Bergman, K. and Milberg, P. 2013. Using sex pheromone and a multi-scale approach to predict the distribution of a rare saproxylic beetle. PLoS ONE. 8 (6). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0066149
Investigating the influence of endosymbionts and population genetics on the predacious ladybird Chilocorus nigritus: implications for biocontrol
Burman, J. 2012. Investigating the influence of endosymbionts and population genetics on the predacious ladybird Chilocorus nigritus: implications for biocontrol. PhD Thesis University of Kent
Preliminary results on the analysis of volatile and non-volatile pheromones in Chilocorus nigritus by GC/MS
Burman, J., Bertolo-Pardo, E., Capelo, J. and Ponsonby, D. 2010. Preliminary results on the analysis of volatile and non-volatile pheromones in Chilocorus nigritus by GC/MS. Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 9 (7), pp. 1274-1282.