Gregarious behavior in desert locusts is evoked by touching their back legs

@article{Simpson2001GregariousBI,
  title={Gregarious behavior in desert locusts is evoked by touching their back legs},
  author={S. Simpson and E. Despland and B. H{\"a}gele and T. Dodgson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={98},
  pages={3895 - 3897}
}
  • S. Simpson, E. Despland, +1 author T. Dodgson
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Desert locusts in the solitarious phase were repeatedly touched on various body regions to identify the site of mechanosensory input that elicits the transition to gregarious phase behavior. The phase state of individual insects was measured after a 4-h period of localized mechanical stimulation, by using a behavioral assay based on multiple logistic regression analysis. A significant switch from solitarious to gregarious behavior occurred when the outer face of a hind femur had been stimulated… Expand
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