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Mating behavior in seaweed flies (Coelopa frigida)



Mating behavior in seaweed flies (Coelopa frigida)



Journal of Insect Behavior 31: 105-120



Video recordings were used to obtain a detailed description of the mating behaviour of C. frigida. The roles of wings, antennae and legs were inferred from ablation and masking experiments. There is no apparent interaction between flies over a distance of >1-2 cm. After mounting, the prothoracic legs of the male are located in the region of the female's antennae and interactions between these structures appear to facilitate successful mating.

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Accession: 002156406

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DOI: 10.1007/bf01049198


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