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Title: Courtship behavior of different wild strains of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Abstract

This study documents differences in the courtship behavior of wild strains of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) from Madeira (Portugal), Hawaii (U.S.A.), Costa Rica, and Patagonia (Argentina). Some traits showed large variations and others substantial overlaps. The angle at which the male faced toward the female at the moment of transition from continuous wing vibration and intermittent buzzing changed very little during the course of courtship in all strains, but males from Madeira tended to face more directly toward the female than other males. Females tended to look more, and more directly, toward the males as courtship progressed in all strains. The distance between male and female tended to decrease as courtship proceeded in all strains, but the distances at which males initiated continuous vibration, intermittent buzzing, and jumped onto the female were relatively less variable between strains, except for the strain from Costa Rica. Flies of Madeira courted for longer and the male moved his head and buzzed his wings longer than the other strains. (author) [Spanish] Este estudio documenta diferencias en el comportamiento de cortejo de cepas silvestres de Ceratitis capitata (Wied.) provenientes de Madeira (Portugal), Hawaii (Estados Unidos de Norte America), Costa Rica y Patagonia (Argentina). Algunas caracteristicas mostraronmore » grandes variaciones y traslape substancial. Los angulos a los cuales los machos miraron hacia las hembras cambiaron muy poco en el momento de la transicion de la vibracion continua al zumbido intermitente durante el curso del cortejo en todo las cepas, pero los machos de Madeira tendieron a enfrentar mas directamente a la hembra que otros machos. Los angulos de las hembras disminuyeron claramente durante el cortejo en todas las cepas. La distancia entre el macho y la hembra tendio a disminuir conforme el cortejo continuaba en todas las cepas, pero las distancias a las cuales los machos iniciaron la vibracion continua, el zumbido intermitente, y el salto sobre la hembra eran relativamente menos variables entre cepas excepto la cepa de Costa Rica. Moscas de Madeira cortejaron mas tiempo y el macho moviosu cabeza y zumbaba sus alas mas prolongadamente que las otras cepas. (author)« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Escuela de Biologia, Universidad de Costa Rica, Ciudad Universitaria (Costa Rica)
  2. Escuela de Biologia, Universidad de Costa Rica, Ciudad Universitaria and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Costa Rica)
  3. Dpto. de Ciencias Biologicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  4. Technical Cooperation Division, IAEA, Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100 A-1400, Vienna (Austria)
  5. A. C. , D. , E. USDA/APHIS/CPHST, 41-650 Ahiki St. Waimanalo, HI 96795 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20942904
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Florida Entomologist; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); DOI: 10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[15:CBODWS]2.0.CO;2; Proceedings of a 5-year FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project on Fruit Fly Quality, Control, and Behavior; Spanish abstract translation provided by the author; 16 refs, 1 tab
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ARGENTINA; BEHAVIOR; CERATITIS CAPITATA; COSTA RICA; GENETIC VARIABILITY; HAWAII; MATING; PEST CONTROL; REPRODUCTION

Citation Formats

Briceno, D., Eberhard, W., Vilardi, J., Cayol, J.-P., and Shelly, T.. Courtship behavior of different wild strains of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[15:CBODWS]2.0.CO;2; PROCEEDINGS OF A 5-YEAR FAO/IAEA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON FRUIT FLY QUALITY, CONTROL, AND BEHAVIOR; SPANISH ABSTRACT TRANSLATION PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR; 16 REFS, 1 TAB.
Briceno, D., Eberhard, W., Vilardi, J., Cayol, J.-P., & Shelly, T.. Courtship behavior of different wild strains of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). United States. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[15:CBODWS]2.0.CO;2; PROCEEDINGS OF A 5-YEAR FAO/IAEA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON FRUIT FLY QUALITY, CONTROL, AND BEHAVIOR; SPANISH ABSTRACT TRANSLATION PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR; 16 REFS, 1 TAB.
Briceno, D., Eberhard, W., Vilardi, J., Cayol, J.-P., and Shelly, T.. Thu . "Courtship behavior of different wild strains of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae)". United States. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[15:CBODWS]2.0.CO;2; PROCEEDINGS OF A 5-YEAR FAO/IAEA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON FRUIT FLY QUALITY, CONTROL, AND BEHAVIOR; SPANISH ABSTRACT TRANSLATION PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR; 16 REFS, 1 TAB.
@article{osti_20942904,
title = {Courtship behavior of different wild strains of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae)},
author = {Briceno, D. and Eberhard, W. and Vilardi, J. and Cayol, J.-P. and Shelly, T.},
abstractNote = {This study documents differences in the courtship behavior of wild strains of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) from Madeira (Portugal), Hawaii (U.S.A.), Costa Rica, and Patagonia (Argentina). Some traits showed large variations and others substantial overlaps. The angle at which the male faced toward the female at the moment of transition from continuous wing vibration and intermittent buzzing changed very little during the course of courtship in all strains, but males from Madeira tended to face more directly toward the female than other males. Females tended to look more, and more directly, toward the males as courtship progressed in all strains. The distance between male and female tended to decrease as courtship proceeded in all strains, but the distances at which males initiated continuous vibration, intermittent buzzing, and jumped onto the female were relatively less variable between strains, except for the strain from Costa Rica. Flies of Madeira courted for longer and the male moved his head and buzzed his wings longer than the other strains. (author) [Spanish] Este estudio documenta diferencias en el comportamiento de cortejo de cepas silvestres de Ceratitis capitata (Wied.) provenientes de Madeira (Portugal), Hawaii (Estados Unidos de Norte America), Costa Rica y Patagonia (Argentina). Algunas caracteristicas mostraron grandes variaciones y traslape substancial. Los angulos a los cuales los machos miraron hacia las hembras cambiaron muy poco en el momento de la transicion de la vibracion continua al zumbido intermitente durante el curso del cortejo en todo las cepas, pero los machos de Madeira tendieron a enfrentar mas directamente a la hembra que otros machos. Los angulos de las hembras disminuyeron claramente durante el cortejo en todas las cepas. La distancia entre el macho y la hembra tendio a disminuir conforme el cortejo continuaba en todas las cepas, pero las distancias a las cuales los machos iniciaron la vibracion continua, el zumbido intermitente, y el salto sobre la hembra eran relativamente menos variables entre cepas excepto la cepa de Costa Rica. Moscas de Madeira cortejaron mas tiempo y el macho moviosu cabeza y zumbaba sus alas mas prolongadamente que las otras cepas. (author)},
doi = {10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[15:CBODWS]2.0.CO;2; PROCEEDINGS OF A 5-YEAR FAO/IAEA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON FRUIT FLY QUALITY, CONTROL, AND BEHAVIOR; SPANISH ABSTRACT TRANSLATION PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR; 16 REFS, 1 TAB},
journal = {Florida Entomologist},
number = 1,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}