Auditory behaviour of a parasitoid fly (Emblemasoma auditrix, Sarcophagidae, Diptera)

  title={Auditory behaviour of a parasitoid fly (Emblemasoma auditrix, Sarcophagidae, Diptera)},
  author={Ulrike Kristina K{\"o}hler and Reinhard Lakes-Harlan},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
Abstract. Females of the parasitoid fly Emblemasoma auditrix find their host cicada (Okanagana rimosa) by its acoustic signals. In laboratory experiments, fly phonotaxis had a mean threshold of about 66 dB SPL when tested with the cicada calling song. Flies exhibited a frequency dependent phonotaxis when testing to song models with different carrier frequencies (pulses of 6 ms duration and a repetition rate of 80 pulses s–1). However, the phonotactic threshold was rather broadly tuned in the… 
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