Mating experience and juvenile hormone enhance sexual signaling and mating in male Caribbean fruit flies.

@article{Teal2000MatingEA,
  title={Mating experience and juvenile hormone enhance sexual signaling and mating in male Caribbean fruit flies.},
  author={Peter E. A. Teal and Y Gomez-Simuta and Adron T. Proveaux},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2000},
  volume={97 7},
  pages={3708-12}
}
Young mated male Caribbean fruit flies [Anastrepha suspensa (Loew)] have greater sexual prowess than their virgin counterparts. After mating for the first time, 6- to 7-day-old males released twice as much sex pheromone and acquired another mate in less than half the time required by virgin males of the same age. Mass spectroscopic analysis of extracts of hemolymph from mated and virgin 7-day-old males resulted in identification of juvenile hormone III bisepoxide and juvenile hormone III in a… CONTINUE READING