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Host plant influences on sex pheromone behavior of phytophagous insects.
Host plant influences on insect sex pheromone communication may be important aspects of the formation of feeding and mating aggregations, of insect strategies to locate both hosts and mates, of behavioral reproductive isolation among sibling species, and of the regulation of reproduction to coincide with the availability of food and oviposition sites.
The yellowjackets of America north of Mexico
This volume is a compendium of data on the pestiferous vespines (hornets and yellowjackets) of the United States and Canada .
Trapping spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae), with combinations of vinegar and wine, and acetic acid and ethanol
Results indicate a synergy of the two materials, and of theTwo chemicals, as lures for SWD, and potential attractiveness of vinegar and wine volatiles in addition to acetic acid and ethanol.
Identification and Field Evaluation of Fermentation Volatiles from Wine and Vinegar that Mediate Attraction of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii
These volatiles in wine and vinegar are crucial for SWD attraction to fermented materials on which they feed as adults, and are identified in two-choice laboratory bioassays and field trapping experiments.
Experimental Infection of Plants with an Herbivore-Associated Bacterial Endosymbiont Influences Herbivore Host Selection Behavior
The hypothesis that plant infection with endosymbionts alters plant volatile profiles is supported, and infected plants initially recruited herbivores but later repelled them, and plant flowering phenology appears correlated with psyllid population performance.
A reclassification of siphlonuroidea (Ephemeroptera)
The superfamily Siphonuroidea is proposed, its phylogenetic position discussed and definitive characteristics are presented for all the families contained. New characters of the thorax, the female
Size-assortative mating, male choice and female choice in the curculionid beetle Diaprepes abbreviatus
In the beetle Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) females are larger on average than males, as indicated by elytra length, which influenced size-assortative mating by large and small males preferring to mate with large females and females accepting large males as mates more readily than small males.
Alternative to the Use of Probit 9 Mortality as a Criterion for Quarantine Treatments of Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae)-Infested Fruit
It is recommended that a maximum infestation level in shipped fruit be set (as an acceptable risk limit) and that this infestationlevel be used as the criterion for quarantined fruit.
Sex Attractant and Aggregation Pheromones of Male Phytophagous Insects
The overwheelming majority of insect species uses sex pheromones to mediate mate finding by way of sexual attraction, and the norm involves a sex phersomone produced by the female that is attractive to males.
Intrasexual mounting in the beetle Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.)
The results of mate choice experiments suggested that the female mimicry of males hypothesis best explains the observed female mounting behaviour, and this result is consistent with the poor sex recognition hypothesis which is the most likely explanation for male and female intrasexual mating behaviour in many insect species.