0296 Acoustic characteristics of rhinoceros beetle stridulations

Sunday, November 16, 2008: 3:50 PM
Room A6, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Richard W. Mankin , USDA - ARS, Gainesville, FL
Aubrey Moore , Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam
Peter Samson , BSES Ltd, Mackay, Australia
Keith Chandler , BSES Ltd, Bundaberg, Australia
Stridulation behavior has been reported for adults and larvae of many dynastids. This report describes acoustic recordings and analyses of stridulations by larvae of two Southeastern Asia rhinoceros beetle species and by adults of the coconut rhinoceros beetle. The behavioral context of the stridulations and their utility for identification of hidden pest infestations is discussed.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.34897