Thrips responses to plant odours

W.J. de Kogel, E.H. Koschier

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    Abstract

    Thrips responses to plant odour compounds were assessed using a Y-tube olfactometer. Several compounds were attractive to adult Frankliniella occidentalis females, since the majority walked towards the odour source. Some odours that were attractive for western flower thrips appeared to be non-attractive for Thrips tabaci and visa versa. Chrysanthemum buds or flowers that were used as an odour source in the olfactometer elicited no positive response from western flower thrips. In wind tunnel experiments, where thrips could use both olfaction and vision, thrips preferred to settle on open chrysanthemum flowers when buds were the alternative. When flowers and buds were covered with a perforated hood, preventing visual orientation, there was no difference in numbers of thrips settling on buds and open flowers. This indicates that colour is a dominant factor for thrips orientation towards flowers
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThrips and Tospoviruses: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Thysanoptera, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 2-7 July 2001
    EditorsR. Marullo, L. Mound
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherAustralian National Insect Collection
    Pages189-190
    Number of pages390
    ISBN (Print)9780975020609
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event7th International Symposium on Thysanoptera: Thrips, Plants, Tospoviruses: the Millennial Review -
    Duration: 2 Jul 20017 Jul 2001

    Conference

    Conference7th International Symposium on Thysanoptera: Thrips, Plants, Tospoviruses: the Millennial Review
    Period2/07/017/07/01

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