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23 March 2018 Behavioral Repertory of Adult Cylas formicarius (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Brentidae)
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Adult female and male sweetpotato weevils, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius), have repertories of at least 19 and 21 behavior patterns, respectively. These are described and named, including eight self-grooming patterns. Consistent with the species' slight sexual dimorphism, few behavior patterns are peculiar to one sex. The sequence of self-grooming movements is analyzed for each sex. Comparative assays of vagility and overall activity do not show any difference between the sexes.

Christopher K. Starr, David D. Wilson, and Stanley J. Kays "Behavioral Repertory of Adult Cylas formicarius (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Brentidae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 72(1), 85-92, (23 March 2018). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-72.1.85
Received: 16 May 2017; Accepted: 22 November 2017; Published: 23 March 2018
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