Post‐feeding bubbling behaviour in fluid‐feeding Diptera: concentration of crop contents by oral evaporation of excess water

@article{Hendrichs1992PostfeedingBB,
  title={Post‐feeding bubbling behaviour in fluid‐feeding Diptera: concentration of crop contents by oral evaporation of excess water},
  author={Jorge Hendrichs and Sylvia S. Cooley and Ronald J. Prokopy},
  journal={Physiological Entomology},
  year={1992},
  volume={17}
}
Abstract During long post‐feeding periods, adult tephritid flies (and apparently other non‐blood feeding Diptera and even Hymenoptera) engage in behaviour consisting of oral extrusion and aeration of liquid droplets of varying size (‘bubbling’), proboscis pumping, and occasional deposition of regurgitate on the substrate that is followed by subsequent re‐ingestion. Unlike evaporative cooling, which occurs in some insects when heat‐stressed, these regurgitation behaviours take place regularly at… Expand
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