Mating Behavior of the Female Boll Weevil
Authors: CROSS, WILLAM H.; MITCHELL, HENRY C.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 59, Number 6, December 1966 , pp. 1503-1507(5)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Mating behavior of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman, was observed in isolated cotton field plots in Florida and Mississippi. Males did not respond to females over distances greater than 1 or 2 inches, but females often sought males at distances of more than 30 feet, especially from downwind positions. Elaborate tactile behavior by the female was common in inducing males to mate. Successive multiple matings were noted for both sexes.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1966
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