Submitted to: National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/16/2008
Publication Date: 7/16/2008
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.