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Titolo:
Courtship and mating by the sandfly Phlebotomus duboscqi, a vector of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Afrotropical region
Autore:
Valenta, DT; Killick-Kendrick, R; Killick-Kendrick, M;
Indirizzi:
Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Dept Biol, Ascot SL5 7PY, Berks, England Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med Ascot Berks England SL5 7PY d
Titolo Testata:
MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY
fascicolo: 2, volume: 14, anno: 2000,
pagine: 207 - 212
SICI:
0269-283X(200006)14:2<207:CAMBTS>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
LUTZOMYIA-LONGIPALPIS DIPTERA; LABORATORY COLONY; PSYCHODIDAE; ETHIOPIA; BEHAVIOR; KENYA;
Keywords:
Phlebotomus duboscqi; courtship; epigamic behaviour; insemination; mating; piggy-backing; Senegal;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
26
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Valenta, DT Cherry Cottage, 54A Cumnor Hill, Oxford OX2 9HB, England Cherry Cottage 54A Cumnor Hill Oxford England OX2 9HB England
Citazione:
D.T. Valenta et al., "Courtship and mating by the sandfly Phlebotomus duboscqi, a vector of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Afrotropical region", MED VET ENT, 14(2), 2000, pp. 207-212

Abstract

Courtship behaviour of males of the Afrotropical sandfly Phlebotomus duboscqi Neveu-Lemaire (Diptera: Psychodidae) involved mounting the female and clasping her 'waist' with the male coxites placed between the female's thorax and abdomen. This behaviour, which we call 'piggy-backing', was preceded by male wing beating, perhaps involving mate recognition and contact pheromones. It did not seem to be pre- or postcopulatory mate guarding. Piggy-backing was attempted by P. duboscqi males on females of other species (P. papatasi and P. perniciosus) and even on other male P. duboscqi. The majority of female P. duboscqi piggy-backed by males were already inseminated, and most of the courting did not lead to copulation. This, coupled with the presence of a mating plug (semen) in each spermatheca of inseminated females, suggests that female P. duboscqi are monogamous for at least the first gonotrophic cycle. Male courtship with piggy-backing was more intense when females could feed on a hamster than when a hamster was present but the females were denied access to the host. It is suggested that, when a hamster was available to the females, the conditions in the laboratory are similar to those in rodent holes, the natural habitat of P. duboscqi.

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