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Attraction of Rhodnius prolixus males to a synthetic female-pheromone blend

Bohman, Björn; Weinstein, Alyssa M; Unelius, C Rikard; Lorenzo, Marcelo G


BACKGROUND The triatomine bug Rhodnius prolixus Stål, 1859 (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) is the primary vector of Chagas disease in Colombia and Venezuela. An important step in controlling Chagas disease is monitoring the growth and spread of bug populations to inform effective management. Such monitoring could be carried out using pheromone traps. To develop effective pheromone traps, it is vital to understand the pheromone chemistry of R. prolixus. Previous studies have found that female R....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-07-16
Type: Journal article
Source: Parasites & vectors
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-018-2997-z
Access Rights: Open Access


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