Male-Male Agonistic Behavior and Ant-Mimicry in a Neotropical Richardiid (Diptera: Richardiidae)

  title={Male-Male Agonistic Behavior and Ant-Mimicry in a Neotropical Richardiid (Diptera: Richardiidae)},
  author={M. R. Pie and K. Del-Claro},
  journal={Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment},
  pages={19 - 22}
  • M. R. Pie, K. Del-Claro
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment
  • The Richardiidae are acalyptrate dipterans about which very little is known. Here we describe male-male agonistic interactions and test a hypothesis of ant-mimicry in a new richardiid species in the genus Sepsisoma. Males of Sepsisoma sp. show several ritualized agonistic behaviors, with a clear escalation from simpler to more elaborate displays, which are described here in detail. We could distinguish four (not clearly discrete) behavioral stages during the escalation: Chase, Orientation, Leg… CONTINUE READING
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