Newly available Pherobank product, pheromone lure for Diaphania pyloalis
Synonym: Glyphodes pyloalis
English: Lesser mulberry pyralid
Mulberry is the only host for rearing silkworms (Bombyx mori) and is important as a shade tree in cities. The mulberry pyralid, Diaphania pyloalis Walker, is a serious pest of mulberry (monophagous) in countries such as Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Japan, North/South Korea and Taiwan. This pest causes serious damage to mulberry plantations and has become a severe threat to silk production.
Figure 1. Pheromone of Diaphania pyloalis
The female pheromone of Diaphania pyloalis has been identified by the group of Honda in 1990 as (E,E,Z)-10,12,14-hexadecatrienyl acetate (Figure 1), (https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/aez1966/25/2/25_2_265/_pdf/-char/en)
Our chemists have synthesized the pheromone and ready-for-use lures are now available from Pherobank.
Figure 2. Male Diaphania pyloalis moths trapped with Pherobank pheromone lures.
For more information about this insect please see:
- Glyphodes pyloalis pheromone lure, Pherobank article #: 50455
- Glyphodes pyloalis pheromone, Pherobank article #: 21818