Roles of interplant movement, acoustic communication, and phototaxis in mate-location behavior of the leafhopper Graminella nigrifrons

@article{Hunt2004RolesOI,
  title={Roles of interplant movement, acoustic communication, and phototaxis in mate-location behavior of the leafhopper Graminella nigrifrons},
  author={Randy E. Hunt and Lowell R. Nault},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={315-320}
}
Male Graminella nigrifrons leafhoppers (Cicadellidae: Homoptera) employ a “call-fly” strategy to find virgin females on oat host plants. Males observed in isolation during daylight hours exhibit a high rate of interplant movement, calling from the lower canopy on each plant visited. Virgin and mated females exhibit little interplant movement. They differ… CONTINUE READING