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Disruptive song – an effective mechanism to prevent copulation in stink-bugs Pentatoma rufipes

© 2020 L. S. Shestakov

Institute for Information Transmission Problems RAS 127051 Moscow, Bolshoy Karetny per., 19, Russia

Received 09 Oct 2019

Acoustic repertoire Pentatoma rufipes in addition to recruiting, competition and courtship signals includes a special type of signal – disruptively. The signal is used to prevent copulation attempts and the destruction of already copulating pairs. This type of signal is emitted only by females when the male attempts to copulate. It is shown that the signal not only prevents copulation, but also destroys already formed pairs.

Key words: Pentatomidae, Heteroptera, Pentatoma, behavior, communication, disruptive signals, pest control

DOI: 10.31857/S0235009220010102

Cite: Shestakov L. S. Dizruptivnye signaly – effektivnyi mekhanizm preryvaniya nezhelatelnoi kopulyatsii u pentatoma rufipes [Disruptive song – an effective mechanism to prevent copulation in stink-bugs pentatoma rufipes]. Sensornye sistemy [Sensory systems]. 2020. V. 34(1). P. 12-14 (in Russian). doi: 10.31857/S0235009220010102


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