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- Rodriguez, R.L.; Greenfield, M.D.
- Physiological entomology 2004 v.29 no.2 pp. 159-168
- hearing; moths; escape behavior; phonotaxis; ultrasonics; Achroia grisella; Chiroptera; insect communication; walking; insect flight; mating behavior; predator-prey relationships
- ... Ultrasonic hearing in moths evolved to detect bat echolocation cries and has been co-opted into the mating system of some species. Some moths evade or approach ultrasonic stimuli that overlap in their spectral and temporal features. The present study addressed the evaluation of ultrasonic stimuli by lesser waxmoths, a species in which ultrasonic hearing functions in bat evasion and pair formation. ...
- Meats, A.; Leighton, S.M.
- Physiological entomology 2004 v.29 no.2 pp. 176-182
- Bactrocera tryoni; dietary protein; protein intake; food intake; mating behavior; ovarian development; oviposition; fecundity; egg fertility; egg yolk; irradiation; gamma radiation; fat body; fruit flies; insect pests; insect nutrition; insect reproduction
- ... Female adults of Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae) at 25°C require more than 0.1 mg of yeast autolysate per day to mature their oocytes to the vitellogenic stage and mate. Those given 0.2 mg per day from day 2 of adult life mated (when given the opportunity between 11 and 13 days) and each laid approximately 100 eggs (just over one egg per ovariole) by day 56. Females allowed to ...