Chemically-mediated pre-mating behavior in two tetranychid species

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We used bioassays to evaluate the arrestment response of male twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch, and Banks grass mite, Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) to whole-body extract from conspecific quiescent deutonymphs. We examined the effect of previous behavior on mite response to extract from female quiescent deutonymphs. We also examined male… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00051471

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