Ultrasound: its role in the courtship of the arctiid moth,Cycnia tenera

@article{Conner2005UltrasoundIR,
  title={Ultrasound: its role in the courtship of the arctiid moth,Cycnia tenera},
  author={William E. Conner},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={43},
  pages={1029-1031}
}
  • W. Conner
  • Published 1 September 1987
  • Biology
  • Experientia
MaleCycnia tenera (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) were shown to produce ultrasonic clicks during courtship. The ultrasound enhances male courtship success, but only in the absence of male-produced pheromonal cues. 
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