Composition and Activity of the Asiatic Leafroller, Archippus breviplicanus(Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Sex Pheromone at Apple Orchards in Korea

사과원에서의 사과무늬잎말이나방(Archippus breviplicanus)의 성페로몬 조성과 활성

  • 정충렬 (서울대학교 농생명공학부 곤충생리학실) ;
  • 한경식 (서울대학교 농생명공학부 곤충생리학실) ;
  • 정진교 (농업과학기술원 잠사곤충부) ;
  • 최경희 (대구사과연구소) ;
  • 이순원 (대구사과연구소) ;
  • 부경생 (서울대학교 농생명공학부 곤충생리학실)
  • Published : 2001.09.01


To identity the composition and ratio of the sex pheromone in the asiatic leafroller, Archippus breviplicanus (Walsingham), which is a major pest on apple leaves, and to develop a monitoring system using this sex pheromone, abdominal tips of their virgin female during the calling period were extracted and analysed. The GC/GC-MS analysis revealed the following three compounds; (E)11-tetradecenyl acetate (E11-14: Ac), (Z)11-tetradecenyl acetate (Z11-14: Ac), and tetradecyl acetate(14: Ac) with the ratio of 56:22:22. Electroantennogram (EAG) assay was also conducted to examine biological activity of the components. The three components evoked significantly higher responses than hexane or air but there was no significant differences between the mixtures made by components. Field trapping experiments for determining the optimum blend, seasonal fluctuation and the optimum amount for male attracting were carried out over 4 years from 1997 to 2000. Although male moths were attracted to 8:2 and 7:3 between E11-14: Ac and Z11-14: Ac, their 7:3 blend was found to be the most effective. Archippus breviplicanus appears to occur three times a year in Korea. The optimum amount for monitoring was found to be 1mg per trap. 14: Ac, the third component, did not show synergistic effect on male moth attraction.


Archippus breviplicanus;Sex pheromone;E11-tetradecenyl acetate(E11-14: Ac);Z11-tetradecenyl acetate(Z11-14: Ac);EAG;Field trapping;Monitoring