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Record number 407442
Title Effects of starvation and mating status on the activity of the flea beetle, Phyllotreta nemorum (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Author(s) Oku, K.; Vermeer, K.M.C.A.; Verbaarschot, P.; Jong, P.W. de
Source European Journal of Entomology 107 (2010)4. - ISSN 1210-5759 - p. 549 - 551.
Department(s) Laboratory of Entomology
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) flight activity - host-plant - age
Abstract Flea beetles are characterized by their tendency to jump. They can also fly. First, the effects of starvation on flight activity in the flea beetle, Phyllotreta nemorum L. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) were determined. After starving P. nemorum for five days a greater number of individuals of both sexes flew than when fed continuously for the same period. In addition, the effect of the mating status of females of P. nemorum on their movement was determined. Mated females were more active than virgin females. It is concluded that starvation stimulates the flight activity of both sexes and mating activates the movement of females of P. nemorum.
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