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Title: Pseudomale Courtship Behavior of the Female Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)
Authors: Arita, Lorna H.
Kaneshiro, Kenneth Y.
Issue Date: 1983
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Arita LH, Kaneshiro KY. 1983. Pseudomale courtship behavior of the female Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann). Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 24:205-210.
Abstract: Virgin laboratory females of the Mediterranean fruit fly perform a series of behavioral actions which closely resembles the courtship repertoire of their males. This pseudomale courtship behavior occurs when females are separated from males at eclosion and maintained beyond their optimum sexual period. It is postulated that under these conditions, females exhibit behavioral actions which may possibly enhance their chances of mating during periods when potential mates may be less frequent in the natural population.
Pages/Duration: 6 pages
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 24, Nos. 2 & 3 – 1983 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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