SOUND PRODUCTION IN MICRONECTA BATILLA HALE (HEMIPTERA: CORIXIDAE)—AN ALTERNATIVE STRUCTURE
Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2007
Australian Journal of Entomology
Volume 22, Issue 1, pages 35–38, February 1983
How to Cite
Bailey, W. J. (1983), SOUND PRODUCTION IN MICRONECTA BATILLA HALE (HEMIPTERA: CORIXIDAE)—AN ALTERNATIVE STRUCTURE. Australian Journal of Entomology, 22: 35–38. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1983.tb01836.x
- Issue online: 31 MAR 2007
- Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2007
- Manuscript received 22 August 1981 Revised 19 October 1981.
The sound and associated stridulatory structures in males have been re-examined in Micronecta batilla following a recent explanation of underwater stridulation for this species (King 1976). Observations are supported by scanning EM and analyses of the sound. A different stridulatory system has been seen to function, and its sound output has been reconciled with its structure and the presence of wear patterns on the pars stridens.