The Influence of Substrate on Male Responsiveness to the Female Calling Song in Nezara viridula

  title={The Influence of Substrate on Male Responsiveness to the Female Calling Song in Nezara viridula},
  author={Nad{\`e}ge Miklas and Nata{\vs}a Stritih and Andrej {\vC}okl and Meta Virant-Doberlet and Michel Renou},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
The female calling song (FCS) of the southern green stink bug Nezara viridula is composed of vibrational pulse trains that include either short pulses and a long pulse (FCS-1) or just short pulses (FCS-2). Their function in communication was studied by investigating male vibratory responses to natural and artificial signals on artificial and natural substrates. On a loudspeaker membrane, FCS-1 triggered in males from a Slovene and a French population significantly more courtship songs (MCrS… 
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