Canadian Forest Service Publications

Pheromones: reproductive isolation and evolution in moths. 2016. Allison, J.D. Cardé, R.T. Chapter 2 in Pheromone Communication in moths: Evolution, Behaviour, and Application. 414p.

Year: 2016

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 37256

Language: English

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This chapter describes existing models of sex pheromone evolution in moths and the associated selective forces. It explores the question: “Is reproductive isolation a function or an effect of moth sex pheromones.” The available literature is then interpreted with respect to the predictions of these models and finally the significance of pheromone evolution in moths is discussed.