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Comparison of male agonistic behavior in five species of cockroaches

Verleich des agonistischen Verhaltens unter Männchen von fünf Arten von Schaben


Five species of cockroaches were analyzed with respect to their agonistic behavior. Agonistic acts were analyzed using four criteria: characteristics of agonistic acts, intensity, frequency and information transferred. Diagrams were constructed to illustrate the most common sequences of agonistic acts and to compare the types of behavior which characterize the social behavior of different species.


Fünf Arten von Schaben wurden unter Bezung auf ihr agonistisches Verhalten analysiert. Agonistische Verhaltenskomponenten wurden mit Hilfe von vier Kriterien analysiert: Kennzeichen agonistischer Akte, Intensität, Häufigkeit und Transinformation. Diagramme wurden konstruiert, um die häufigsten Sequenzn agonistischer Akte zu illustrieren und um die Typen des artspezifischen Sozialverhaltens zu vergleichen.

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Bell, W.J., Gorton, R.E., Tourtellot, M.K. et al. Comparison of male agonistic behavior in five species of cockroaches. Ins. Soc 26, 252–263 (1979).

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  • Social Behavior
  • Agonistic Behavior
  • Common Sequence
  • Male Agonistic Behavior