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Host selection, oviposition behaviour and leaf traits in a specialist willow sawfly on species of Salix (Salicaceae)
Plant genotype influences plant–herbivore interactions by affecting insect attraction, acceptance and development. Here we linked oviposition behaviour of the specialist willow sawfly Nematus oligospilus Förster (Hymenoptera: ...
Females of a blood-sucking bug may adjust their mating decisions according to the risk of ovipositing infertile eggs
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2019-12)
Females should adjust their mating preferences when the costs of being selective vary. Here, we focus on the cost of laying unfertilized eggs. Oviparous species lose their fertilizable oocytes if remain virgin for too long. ...
The use of Leaf Surface Contact Cues During Oviposition Explains Field Preferences in the Willow Sawfly Nematus Oligospilus
(Nature Research, 2019-03-20)
After an insect herbivore has reached its host plant, contact cues from the leaf surface often determine host acceptance. We studied contact cues during oviposition behavior of a willow pest, the sawfly Nematus oligospilus ...
Oviposition behaviour in Aegorhinus superciliosus (Guerin) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)COMPORTAMIENTO DE OVIPOSICION DE Aegorhinus superciliosus ( Guerin ) (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE)
(Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias. Universidad Austral de Chile, 2002)
Oviposition and performance in natural hosts in cactophilic Drosophila
The cactus-yeast-Drosophila model system provides an excellent opportunity to investigate the significance of ecological factors in evolution. D. buzzatii and D. koepferae are sister species, with partially overlapping ...
Oviposition site preferences in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster
(University of Oklahoma, 2008-12)
Habitat selection is postulated to contribute to the maintenance of genetic variation within and among populations. This occurs if genetically different individuals differ in their ability to use different resources in a ...
Electrophysiological and behavioural response of Aedes albopictus to n-heinecosane, an ovipositional pheromone of Aedes aegypti
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2014-03)
Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) are highly anthropophilic mosquito species and potential vectors of dengue and yellow fever. The location of suitable sites for oviposition requires a ...
Cactus-fungi interactions mediate host preference in cactophilic Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae)
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2017-11)
The cactophilic flies Drosophila buzzatii and Drosophila koepferae are generally each associated with a different host cactus, although resource sharing can occur in regions of sympatry. Host choice has been shown to affect ...
Mating-induced changes in responses of female Queensland fruit fly to male pheromones and fruit : a mechanism for mating-induced sexual inhibition
In order to reproduce, female tephritid fruit flies need both mates for fertilization and fruit for oviposition. Virgin females are prone to mating and approach males, attracted by their pheromones. Mated females, however, ...