Maja Zorović

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Songs of the southern green stink bug Nezara viridula L, recorded on a non-resonant loudspeaker membrane, reflect frequency characteristics of body vibrations. The song dominant frequency directly depends on the repetition rate of potentials recorded from synchronously contracting muscles that vibrate the abdomen during singing. Spectra of naturally emitted(More)
The activity of four types of sound-sensitive descending brain neurons in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus was recorded intracellularly while animals were standing or walking on an open-loop trackball system. In a neuron with a contralaterally descending axon, the male calling song elicited responses that copied the pulse pattern of the song during standing(More)
The velocity and spectral characteristics of vibrational signals of Nezara viridula (L.) and Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) were analyzed as the signals were transmitted through different plants. The velocity parameter of the body vibrations ranges from 0.1 to 1 mm/s. According to the mechanical properties of different substrates,(More)
Wood-boring insect pests, such as the invasive Asian longhorned beetle (ALB, Anoplophora glabripennis), are difficult to detect because larvae mine inside deciduous trees, logs or wood packing material. Currently, only visual survey methods are used, which are mostly unable to detect the presence of wood-boring insects. Bioacoustic detection, however,(More)
During mating, males and females of N. viridula (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) produce sex- and species-specific calling and courtship substrate-borne vibratory signals, grouped into songs. Recognition and localization of these signals are fundamental for successful mating. The recognition is mainly based on the temporal pattern, i.e. the amplitude modulation,(More)
Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Israel, sorokerv@volcani.agri.gov.il Dipartimento di Gestione dei Sistemi Agroalimentari e Ambientali Applied Entomology section University of Catania, Italy, suma@unict.it Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Stefanou Delta Street, Athens 14561, Greece, d.kontodimas@bpi.gr. National Institute of(More)
The central processing mechanisms of vibratory signals in small plant-dwelling insects that rely primarily on substrate-borne vibratory communication are still largely unknown. To elucidate the neural mechanisms involved in vibratory signaling, the vibration-sensitive interneurons in thoracic ganglia of the southern green stinkbug, Nezara viridula, were(More)
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