Effects of Environmental and Social Conditions on Homosexual Pairing in the Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica Newman)

@article{Switzer2004EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of Environmental and Social Conditions on Homosexual Pairing in the Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica Newman)},
  author={Paul V. Switzer and Patrick S. Forsythe and Kara Escajeda and Kipp C. Kruse},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={1-16}
}
Homosexual pairing between males occurs under natural conditions in a wide variety of taxa, including many insect species, but few studies have investigated how environmental and social conditions affect same-sex pairing in insects. We investigated factors affecting homosexual pairing in male Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica Newman) in the field and in the laboratory. Specifically, we investigated how time of day, sex ratio, beetle density, and temperature affected the likelihood of… CONTINUE READING
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