Vibrational directionality in the southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), is mediated by female song.

@article{Cokl1999VibrationalDI,
  title={Vibrational directionality in the southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), is mediated by female song.},
  author={Cokl and Virant-Doberlet and McDowell},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={1277-1283}
}
We tested the hypothesis that male southern green stink bugs, Nezara viridula (L.), use substrate-borne songs to locate females. We recorded the responses of bugs on plants to the vibrations caused by a prerecorded female song and by an artificial sound. The female song caused males to walk, to respond with the calling and courtship songs and to approach the source of the song with characteristic search behaviour at junctions between branches on the plants. At a junction, a searching male… CONTINUE READING