Responses of exotic dung beetles to selected livestock dung volatile compounds in the field

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Abstract

Many insects, including dung beetles, rely on odour cues to locate food resources. However, limited information is available on how dung volatiles regulate various foraging behaviours in dung beetles. This study investigated the attractiveness of ten EAG active compounds and their utility as potential experimental lures for dung beetles in a field study. Compounds were selected based on the results from our previous olfactometry and electroantennography (EAG) studies and included butyric acid, be, indole, skatole, p-cresol, phenol, toluene, eucalyptol, DMS, and DMDS. Six combinations of the compounds were compared with field-collected cattle dung bait and a negative control across three seasons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages14
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2023
Event2023 RACI Natural Products Chemistry Group Annual One-Day Symposium - Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Duration: 24 Nov 202324 Nov 2023
https://raci.org.au/RACI/Web/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=NNG1584

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Conference2023 RACI Natural Products Chemistry Group Annual One-Day Symposium
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityWagga Wagga
Period24/11/2324/11/23
OtherThe RACI Natural Products Chemistry Group One-Day Symposium is an annual event that brings together researchers from all the sub-disciplines involved in the chemistry of natural products, including marine, microbial and terrestrial natural product isolation and characterisation, biosynthesis, total synthesis, pharmacology and pharmacognosy.

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