Why certain male grasshoppers have clubbed antennae?

@article{Dumas2010WhyCM,
  title={Why certain male grasshoppers have clubbed antennae?},
  author={Pascaline Dumas and Guillaume Tetreau and Daniel Petit},
  journal={Comptes rendus biologies},
  year={2010},
  volume={333 5},
  pages={429-37}
}
The significance of clubbed antennae in grasshoppers was assessed by investigating the sensilla repertoire of 15 gomphocerine species. The influence of the diet type (graminivorous or polyphagous) and the apical thickening of antenna on the number of sensilla were tested. It appears that the antennal thickening has a stronger impact on the number of sensilla than the food mode. The species bearing clubbed antennae are globally low in olfactive and contact sensilla, maybe in relation with a more… CONTINUE READING