Journal of Insect Behavior

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 295–298 | Cite as

Short Communication: A Report on Positive Phototaxis Exhibited by Polymorphic Forms of an Aphid

  • S. R. HajongEmail author
  • A. Raghu Varman
aphid alate apterous nymphs light phototaxis aggregation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Entomology Laboratory, Department of ZoologyNorth-Eastern Hill University, ShillongMeghalayaIndia

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