Title

Pupal Attendance in the Crabhole Mosquito Deinocerites cancer: The Effects of Pupal Sex and Age

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1984

Abstract

Pupal attendance by adult males of the crabhole mosquito, Deinocentes cancer Theobald, was videotaped in the laboratory. The relationship between pupal attendance time and the sex and age of the attended pupa was clarified by quantitative analysis of the videotapes. Male D. cancer distinguish between male and female pupae if the pupae are within approximately 14 h of eclosion and males spend significantly more time attending such female pupae. The attendance time of female but not of male pupae increased exponentially as they approached eclosion.

Journal

Physiological Entomology

Volume

9

Issue

3

First Page

263

Last Page

267