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Sozialverhalten zweier Elasmucha-Arten (Heteroptera: Insecta)*
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2012
1975 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie
Volume 39, Issue 1-5, pages 403–414, January-December 1975
How to Cite
Melber, A. and Schmidt, G. H. (1975), Sozialverhalten zweier Elasmucha-Arten (Heteroptera: Insecta). Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie, 39: 403–414. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.1975.tb00916.x
- Issue published online: 23 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2012
- Eingegangen am 25. 10. 1974
The social behaviour of two Elasmucha species (E. grisea and E. fieberi) manifested in a parental care with a high effectiveness was studied in the surroundings of Würzburg and analysed in the laboratory. ♀♀ exhibiting various methods of defence are able to find their eggs after removal; an olfactory or chemotactile orientation is involved. A distinct grouping behaviour of the young larvae is well adapted to the parental care. There is no species specifity in the guarding of the eggs and larvae as well as in the larvae-groups.