Experientia

, Volume 43, Issue 9, pp 1029–1031

Ultrasound: its role in the courtship of the arctiid moth,Cycnia tenera

  • W. E. Conner
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01952230

Cite this article as:
Conner, W.E. Experientia (1987) 43: 1029. doi:10.1007/BF01952230

Summary

MaleCycnia tenera (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) were shown to produce ultrasonic clicks during courtship. The ultrasound enhances male courtship success, but only in the absence of male-produced pheromonal cues.

Key words

UltrasoundpheromonecoremataArctiidae

Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. E. Conner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA