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Dalhousie University

1. De Silva, Amal E.C. CHEMICAL ECOLOGY OF BLUEBERRY SPANWORM, ITAME ARGILLACEARIA (PACKARD) (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE).

Degree: MS, Faculty of Agriculture, 2012, Dalhousie University

Blueberry spanworm, Itame argillacearia (Packard), is an important defoliator of wild (syn. ‘lowbush’) blueberry in north-eastern North America. Identification of I. argillacearia sex pheromone(s) could be useful for monitoring, mating disruption or mass trapping, as a way to improve integrated pest management programs for this pest. Thus, the main goal of this study was to identify sex pheromone(s) of I. argillacearia. The courtship, mating and oviposition patterns of I. argillaceara, was studied in the laboratory. GC/MS, GC/EAD and EAG analysis of pheromone gland extracts, in combination with y-tube experiments and two field trapping studies confirmed the chiral-alkenyl-epoxide, (3R,4S)-epoxy-(Z,Z)-6,9-17:H and tri-ene, (Z,Z,Z)-3,6,9-17:H as the major female-produced sex pheromone components. Contech Wing traps® placed at canopy level were effective for capturing male I. argillacearia moths. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Suzanne Blatt (external-examiner), Dr. Dian L. Patterson (graduate-coordinator), Dr. Peter Silk, Dr. Kirk Hillier, Dr. Nathan Boyd (thesis-reader), Dr. Chris Cutler (thesis-supervisor), Not Applicable (ethics-approval), Not Applicable (manuscripts), Not Applicable (copyright-release).

Subjects/Keywords: Itame argillacearia; sex pheromone; monitoring; GC/MS; chiral-alkenyl-epoxide; (3R; 4S)-epoxy-(Z; Z)-6; 9-17:H and tri-ene; (Z; Z; Z)-3; 6; 9-17:H

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APA (6th Edition):

De Silva, A. E. C. (2012). CHEMICAL ECOLOGY OF BLUEBERRY SPANWORM, ITAME ARGILLACEARIA (PACKARD) (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE). (Masters Thesis). Dalhousie University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15811

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

De Silva, Amal E C. “CHEMICAL ECOLOGY OF BLUEBERRY SPANWORM, ITAME ARGILLACEARIA (PACKARD) (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE).” 2012. Masters Thesis, Dalhousie University. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15811.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

De Silva, Amal E C. “CHEMICAL ECOLOGY OF BLUEBERRY SPANWORM, ITAME ARGILLACEARIA (PACKARD) (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE).” 2012. Web. 21 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

De Silva AEC. CHEMICAL ECOLOGY OF BLUEBERRY SPANWORM, ITAME ARGILLACEARIA (PACKARD) (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE). [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Dalhousie University; 2012. [cited 2019 Oct 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15811.

Council of Science Editors:

De Silva AEC. CHEMICAL ECOLOGY OF BLUEBERRY SPANWORM, ITAME ARGILLACEARIA (PACKARD) (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE). [Masters Thesis]. Dalhousie University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15811

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