Oviposition Behavior and its Disruption in the Southern Cowpea Weevil., Callosobruchus maculatus F. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
Author: Wasserman, Steven S.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 78, Number 1, February 1985 , pp. 89-92(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The oviposition behavior of Callosobruchus maculates F. consists of three phases: patrolling of seed surfaces, preparation of the chosen oviposition site with glue, and egg deposition. An egg-marking pheromone is deposited with the egg. Disturbance of the oviposition sequence by courting males is likely to occur near its onset, but is less likely in later phases. This suggests that females nearing emission of the egg are programmed to complete the process. Alternate hypotheses accounting for the evolution of this behavior are discussed.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1985-02-01
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