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Courtship Behavior and Detection of Female Receptivity in the Parasitoid Wasp Urolepis rufipes

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dc.contributor.author King, B.H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Cooper, J.L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Burgess IV, E.R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-09T20:40:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-09T20:40:59Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-09
dc.identifier.citation J Insect Behav (2013) 26:745–761 en_US
dc.identifier.uri DOI 10.1007/s10905-013-9390-8
dc.identifier.uri http://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17846
dc.description.abstract Once a Urolepis rufipes male mounted, the female beat her antennae against his mouth and clypeus. Immediately after he swept his antennae rapidly downward and extruded his mouthparts, her abdomen rose as she opened her genital orifice. Almost simultaneously he backed up for copulation and she folded her antennae against her head. Neither her abdomen rising nor her antennal folding were essential to his backing up as determined from their timing and from experiments in which her abdomen was sealed or her antennae were removed. Females did not open their genital orifice if with a sealed-mouth male; and antennae-removed females did not open even in the few cases where untreated males extruded their mouthparts. Unlike a closely related species, females mounted by sealed-mouth males did not open in response to air from containers of mating pairs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This article is made openly accessible in part by an award from the Northern Illinois University Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Fund. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Oxford Unifersity Press en_US
dc.rights Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 en_US
dc.subject Urolepis rufipes en_US
dc.subject Courtship en_US
dc.subject mating en_US
dc.subject parasitoidwasp en_US
dc.subject pteromalid en_US
dc.subject receptivity signal en_US
dc.title Courtship Behavior and Detection of Female Receptivity in the Parasitoid Wasp Urolepis rufipes en_US
dc.type.genre Article en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Biological Sciences en_US
dc.rights.statement In Copyright en_US


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