Cuticular Hydrocarbons Mediate Mate Recognition in a Species of Longhorned Beetle ( Coleoptera : Cerambycidae ) of the Primitive Subfamily Prioninae

@inproceedings{Barbour2007CuticularHM,
  title={Cuticular Hydrocarbons Mediate Mate Recognition in a Species of Longhorned Beetle ( Coleoptera : Cerambycidae ) of the Primitive Subfamily Prioninae},
  author={James D. Barbour and Emerson S. Lacey and Lawrence M. Hanks},
  year={2007}
}
We tested the hypothesis that contact pheromones mediate mate recognition inPrionus californicusMotschulsky, a species of longhorned beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the primitive subfamily Prioninae. Males attempted to mate with live females only after contacting them with their antennae, and 80% of males showed an identical response to freshly killed females. Males did not attempt to mate with dead females that had been extracted with solvent, suggesting that mate recognition cues had… CONTINUE READING