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Issue:ISSN 2095-1353
           CN 11-6020/Q
Director:Chinese Academy of Sciences
Sponsored by:Chinese Society of Entomological;institute of zoology, chinese academy of sciences;
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Role of vision and olfaction in short-distance mate location and recognition in Aromia bungii (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Author of the article:PENG Xin-Yi, YANG Xue-Jin, ZHOU Yuan-Yuan, LI Shuang, SUN Zuo-Xiang, WEI Jian-Rong, CAO Dan-Dan
Author's Workplace:School of Life Science, Hebei University
Key Words:Aromia bungii; mate location; vision; olfaction; mate recognition

Abstract  [Objectives]  To clarify the role of vision and olfaction in short-distance mate location and recognition in Aromia bungii. [Methods]  The influence of vision and olfaction on the mate-searching behavior of A. bungii was observed in captive A. bungii. [Results]  Neither adult females nor males could successfully locate wax-sealed mates. Blind adults could successfully mate with normal mates, but the time spent on mate recognition was significantly longer than that required by normal beetles. Males without antennae could not successfully locate females. Females without antennae could successfully mate with normal males, but the number of copulatioins decreased significantly, whereas the time used to recognize mates over a short-distance increased significantly. Removal of the maxillary palpus had no significant effect on mate-searching time or number of copulations in both sexes. However, removal of the labial palpus significantly affected mate-searching time and mating time. [Conclusion]  The wiggling of antennae by male A. bungii plays a key role in short-range searching for females. Male and female adults recognize each other mainly by contacting and sensing body surface chemicals, primarily with the antennae and labial palpus. Overall, olfaction plays the dominant role, and vision the secondary role, in short-range mate location and recognition in A. bungii.

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