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Title: A character demonstrating the occurrence of mating in male Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Abstract

The reproductive system of adult male Cactoblastis cactorum, the cactus moth, was examined to determine whether the mating status of males could be ascertained. In unmated males, the posterior portion of the primary ductus ejaculatorius simplex is opaque yellow in color and contains many small football-shaped hyaline granules 3-5 x 5-10 {mu}m in size. In mated males, the posterior simplex is clear and contains no granules. The presence or absence of these characters was found to be highly reliable and should be of value in determining mating status in marked-recaptured males of this species in a sterile insect release program directed against Cactoblastis. (author)

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Crop Protection and Management Research Service, P.O. Box 748, Tifton, GA 31793 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20942942
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[278:ACDTOO]2.0.CO;2; Refs, 2 figs
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; CACTI; MALES; MATING; MOTHS; PEST CONTROL; STERILE INSECT RELEASE

Citation Formats

Marti, O.G., and Carpenter, J.E. A character demonstrating the occurrence of mating in male Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[278:ACDTOO]2.0.CO;2; REFS, 2 FIGS.
Marti, O.G., & Carpenter, J.E. A character demonstrating the occurrence of mating in male Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). United States. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[278:ACDTOO]2.0.CO;2; REFS, 2 FIGS.
Marti, O.G., and Carpenter, J.E. Thu . "A character demonstrating the occurrence of mating in male Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)". United States. doi:10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[278:ACDTOO]2.0.CO;2; REFS, 2 FIGS.
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title = {A character demonstrating the occurrence of mating in male Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)},
author = {Marti, O.G. and Carpenter, J.E.},
abstractNote = {The reproductive system of adult male Cactoblastis cactorum, the cactus moth, was examined to determine whether the mating status of males could be ascertained. In unmated males, the posterior portion of the primary ductus ejaculatorius simplex is opaque yellow in color and contains many small football-shaped hyaline granules 3-5 x 5-10 {mu}m in size. In mated males, the posterior simplex is clear and contains no granules. The presence or absence of these characters was found to be highly reliable and should be of value in determining mating status in marked-recaptured males of this species in a sterile insect release program directed against Cactoblastis. (author)},
doi = {10.1653/0015-4040(2007)90[278:ACDTOO]2.0.CO;2; REFS, 2 FIGS},
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}
}
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