Behavior of adult Anoplophora glabripennis on different tree species under greenhouse conditions

W. D. Morewood, P. R. Neiner, J. C. Sellmer, K. Hoover

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Abstract

We observed behaviors and compiled activity budgets of adult Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) given a choice of different species of living trees as hosts in a greenhouse. Frequency of observation of beetles on different tree species provided a good overall indicator of host preference. Beetles were most often observed resting; they were least active early in the day and most active late in the day, but mating was observed with equal frequency during all 4-h time intervals between 0800 and 2400 h. Adults of both sexes were promiscuous, mating repeatedly and with different partners. Males engaged in mate guarding for periods of several hours or more to ensure paternity of the guarded female's progeny.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-226
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Insect Behavior
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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