Females of the parasitoid wasp Trichogramma turkestanica produce the putative polydeoxypropionates (2E,4E,6S,8S,10S)-4,6,8,10-tetramethyltrideca-2,4-diene and (2E,4E,6S,8S,10S)-4,6,8,10-tetramethyltrideca-2,4-dien-1-ol or their enantiomers as sex specific volatiles. The structures were assigned on the basis of GC–MS investigations using synthetic reference compounds.
- aggregation pheromone
Tröger, A., van Beek, T. A., Huigens, M. E., Silva, I. M. M. S., Posthumus, M. A., & Francke, W. (2014). Structure elucidation of female-specific volatiles released by the parasitoid wasp Trichogramma turkestanica (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 10, 767-773. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.10.72