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Adult Stonefly Behavior before and after Mating

Mayumi Yoshimura

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780520098688
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943803 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0006
Adult Stonefly Behavior before and after Mating

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This chapter examines the behavior of adults of three species of Perlodidae stonefly including Stavsolus japonicas, Isoperla aizuana, and Tadamus kohnonis before and after mating. Before mating, individuals on the ceilings and walls were active, while those on the ground did not move. After mating, individuals on the ground were observed walking around while those on the walls and ceilings did not often move.

Keywords: Perlodidae; stonefly; mating; Stavsolus japonicas; Isoperla aizuana; Tadamus kohnonis

Chapter.  3149 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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