Chemically mediated group formation in soil-dwelling larvae and pupae of the beetle Trypoxylus dichotomus

  title={Chemically mediated group formation in soil-dwelling larvae and pupae of the beetle Trypoxylus dichotomus},
  author={Wataru Kojima and Yukio Ishikawa and Takuma Takanashi},
Many insects form groups through interactions among individuals, and these are often mediated by chemical, acoustic, or visual cues and signals. In spite of the diversity of soil-dwelling insects, their aggregation behaviour has not been examined as extensively as that of aboveground species. We investigated the aggregation mechanisms of larvae of the Japanese rhinoceros beetle Trypoxylus dichotomus, which live in groups in humus soil. In two-choice laboratory tests, 2nd- and 3rd-instar larvae… CONTINUE READING
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