Infection with the insect virus Hz-2v alters mating behavior and pheromone production in female Helicoverpa zea moths

@article{Burand2005InfectionWT,
  title={Infection with the insect virus Hz-2v alters mating behavior and pheromone production in female Helicoverpa zea moths},
  author={John P. Burand and Weijia Tan and Woojin Kim and Satoshi Nojima and Wendell L. Roelofs},
  journal={Journal of Insect Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={69 - 90}
}
The effect of Hz-2V virus infection on the reproductive physiology and behavior of infected Helicoverpa zea female moths was examined. In the absence of males, infected females exhibited calling behavior and called as often but for shorter periods on average than control females. As expected, control females mated with males for extend periods when they were present and did not call after mating, while virus-infected females made many frequent contacts with males and continued to call even… CONTINUE READING
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