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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF CROP INSECT PESTS IN LOCAL AND AREA-WIDE PROGRAMS

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit

Title: A comparative analysis of Mediterranean and Queensland fruit fly wing-buzzing sounds associated with mating

Authors
item Mankin, Richard
item Taylor, Phil - MACQUARIE UNIV. SYDNEY

Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 23, 2006
Publication Date: July 23, 2006
Citation: Mankin, R.W., Taylor, P. 2006. A comparative analysis of Mediterranean and Queensland fruit fly wing-buzzing sounds associated with mating. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.

Technical Abstract: Male Mediterranean and Queensland fruit flies both produce wing-buzzing sounds during courtship but the functional role of the sounds is not clear for either species. In further consideration of the roles of these sounds, we report on a video and acoustic analysis of Queensland fruit fly courtship bouts, and on comparisons with Mediterranean fruit fly courtship.

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