Elytro-tergal stridulation in weevils (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)

@inproceedings{Lyal1996ElytrotergalSI,
  title={Elytro-tergal stridulation in weevils (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)},
  author={Christopher H. C. Lyal and Tony King},
  year={1996}
}
  • Christopher H. C. Lyal, Tony King
  • Published 1996
  • Biology
  • Many Curculionidae, Scolytidae and Platypodidae stridulate by rubbing a plectrum on tergite VII against a subapical file on the elytral underside. The file on the right elytron may be smaller than that on the left, or absent; on either elytron it usually comprises a series of parallel ridges. The plectrum generally consists of one or more pair of setiferous tubercles, although other structures are sometimes employed. This stridulatory system (‘type 1’) is found in members of 14 curculionid… CONTINUE READING

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