Diversity of wing patterns and abdomen-generated substrate sounds in 3 European scorpionfly species.

@article{Hartbauer2015DiversityOW,
  title={Diversity of wing patterns and abdomen-generated substrate sounds in 3 European scorpionfly species.},
  author={Manfred Hartbauer and Johannes Gepp and Karin Hinteregger and Stephan Koblm{\"u}ller},
  journal={Insect science},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={521-31}
}
In the genus Panorpa (Insecta: Mecoptera), also known as scorpionflies, premating behavior includes repeated sequences of slow wing movements (waving, fanning, flagging) which are accompanied by rapid abdomen vibrations that generate substantial substrate-borne sound. It is still unknown whether wing patterns or vibratory signals contain information about species identity, sex and/or the quality of potential mating partners. Besides species-specific pheromones, these multimodal signals may be… CONTINUE READING