The Pattern of Sound Production by the Tsetse Fly Glossina Morsitans Morsitans Westwood, 1850 (Diptera, Glossinidae)

  • R. K. Saini


-The pattern of singing activity of Glossina morsitans morsitans was monitored in LD 12:12. Both males and females showed a clear ”U”-shaped diurnal pattern of singing activity typical of other responses in tsetse flies. The morning peak comprised more activity than the evening peak. The significance of sound production and the possible endogenous control are discussed.

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Glossina tsetse fly sound production diurnal singing pattern 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Saini
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  1. 1.The International Centre of Insect Physiology and EcologyNairobiKenya

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