A pheromone, C19H38O, produced by female gypsy moths and used in synthetic form in devices that attract and trap male gypsy moths.
[New Latin dispār, specific epithet of gypsy moth (from dispār : dis-, dis- + pār, equal; see par) + lure.]
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