Mating and its attendant behaviour in Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
DOI: 10.1016/0022-474X(86)90022-6
Title: Mating and its attendant behaviour in Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
Journal Title: Journal of Stored Products Research
Volume: 22
Issue: 2
Publication Date: April 1986
Start Page: 77
End Page: 79
Published online: online 30 September 2003
ISSN: 0022-474X
Affiliations:
  • Biology Department, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005, India
  • Abstract: sis of about 100 encounters between males and females of Callosobruchus maculatus, permitted identification of the main units of Mating behaviour. The preMating phase of males could be divided into 8 units, followed by Mating and post-Mating phases. Duration of Mating was 3.17±0.37 (1.4–6.1) min. Frequency of Mating was highest on the 1st day of emergence and the urge to mate decreased with age. The diel cycle also influenced Mating frequency. Males often attempted to mate soon after a successful Mating, whereas females did not.
    Received: 18 November 1985

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