Sex Recognition through Midflight Mating Duets in Culex Mosquitoes Is Mediated by Acoustic Distortion

@article{Warren2009SexRT,
  title={Sex Recognition through Midflight Mating Duets in Culex Mosquitoes Is Mediated by Acoustic Distortion},
  author={Ben Warren and Gabriella Gibson and Ian J. Russell},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={485-491}
}
Sexual recognition through wing-beat frequency matching was first demonstrated in Toxorhynchites brevipalpis, where wing-beat frequencies of males and females are similar. Here we show frequency matching in Culex quinquefasciatus, where the wing-beat frequencies of males and females differ considerably. The wing-beat frequencies converge not on the… CONTINUE READING