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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: Acoustic characteristics of rhinoceros beetle stridulations

Authors
item Mankin, Richard
item Moore, A - UNIVERSITY OF GUAM, GUAM
item Samson, P - BSES, MACKAY, AUSTRALIA
item Chandler, K - BSES, BUNDABERG,AUSTRALIA

Submitted to: National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 16, 2008
Publication Date: July 16, 2008
Citation: Mankin, R.W., Moore, A., Samson, P., Chandler, K. 2008. Acoustic characteristics of rhinoceros beetle stridulations. National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America.

Technical Abstract: Stridulation behavior has been reported for adults and larvae of many dynastids. This report describes acoustic recordings and analyses of stridulations by larvae of two Southeastern Asia rhinoceros beetle species and by adults of the coconut rhinoceros beetle. The behavioral context of the stridulations and their utility for identification of hidden pest infestations is discussed.

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