Mating Behaviour of Four Japanese Species of the Genus Pieris (Lepidoptera, Pieridae) :

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著者

    • SUZUKI Yoshito
    • Institute of Biological Control, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
    • SHIMA Hiroshi
    • Biological Laboratory, College of General Education, Kyushu University
    • YATA Osamu
    • Biological Laboratory, College of General Education, Kyushu University
    • SAIGUSA Toyohei
    • Biological Laboratory, College of General Education, Kyushu University

抄録

Mating behaviour of Pieris rapae, P. napi, P. melete, and P. canidia is described on the basis of observations performed in the outdoor cage. Females of the four species exhibit mate-avoiding behaviour against the courting males before they become receptive attitude. The mate-avoiding behaviour is not species-specific and lasts longer in melete and canidia than in napi and rapae. In rapae this behaviour is frequently absent. Males of rapae and napi show no specialized courtship display except for the zig-zag to-and-fro manner of flight to the flying female. Males of melete and canidia exhibit elaborate species-specific courtship, "hovering" and "caressing" respectively, although such courtship is not indispensable for the successful copulation of both species. The mating sequence after the female becomes quiet is very similar in all four species.

Mating behaviour of Pieris rapae, P. napi, P. melete, and P. canidia is described on the basis of observations performed in the outdoor cage. Females of the four species exhibit mate-avoiding behaviour against the courting males before they become receptive attitude. The mate-avoiding behaviour is not species-specific and lasts longer in melete and canidia than in napi and rapae. In rapae this behaviour is frequently absent. Males of rapae and napi show no specialized courtship display except for the zig-zag to-and-fro manner of flight to the flying female. Males of melete and canidia exhibit elaborate species-specific courtship, "hovering" and "caressing" respectively, although such courtship is not indispensable for the successful copulation of both species. The mating sequence after the female becomes quiet is very similar in all four species.

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  • 昆蟲

    昆蟲 45(2), 300-313, 1977

    東京昆蟲學會

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  • NII論文ID(NAID)
    110003500320
  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    AN0009425X
  • 本文言語コード
    ENG
  • 資料種別
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    09155805
  • データ提供元
    NII-ELS  IR  NDL-Digital 
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