Fenwick Scholar Program

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First Advisor

Dr. Girard

Second Advisor

Dr. McGrath

Third Advisor

Dr. Hendry


Attempts to find effective, environmentally safe methods to control insect infestations have been met with limited success. Pheromonal control has received considerable attention in the past decade because of its inherent desirable characteristics. The author spent his senior year searching for the sex pheromones of two different species of flies - the house fly (Musca domestica) and the flesh fly (Sarcophaga bullata). There is strong evidence to identify Hexanal as one of the components of the sex pheromone of the flesh fly (Sarcophaga bullata).

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