Experimental studies of migration in bugs of the genus Dysdercus

  title={Experimental studies of migration in bugs of the genus Dysdercus},
  author={Hugh Dingle and Gurdeep Arora},
Using a tethered flight technique, migration was studied in the African cotton stainer bugs Dysdercus fasciatus Sign., D. nigrofasciatus Stål, and D. superstitiosus (F.) (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae). The flight system of males of all three species matures in 4–6 days post-eclosion, and flight can continue throughout life. Fed females of D. fasciatus do not fly, but rather histolyse the flight muscles and develop oocytes. Fed females of D. nigrofasciatus and D. superstitiosus exhibit some flight… CONTINUE READING
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