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Journal of Insect Behavior

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 885–889 | Cite as

Evidence of the eversion ofMamestra brassicae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) hair-pencils during courtship

  • Guy M. Poppy
  • Martin C. Birch
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Key words

Lepidoptera Noctuidae Mamestra brassicae male scents hair-pencils courtship 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy M. Poppy
    • 1
  • Martin C. Birch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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