BEETLES ON THE BOTTLE: MALE BUPRESTIDS MISTAKE STUBBIES FOR FEMALES (COLEOPTERA)
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Australian Journal of Entomology
Volume 22, Issue 1, pages 79–80, February 1983
How to Cite
Gwynne, D. T. and Rentz, D. C. F. (1983), BEETLES ON THE BOTTLE: MALE BUPRESTIDS MISTAKE STUBBIES FOR FEMALES (COLEOPTERA). Australian Journal of Entomology, 22: 79–80. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1983.tb01846.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Manuscript received 3 December 1981.
Male Julodimorpha bakewelli White were observed attempting to copulate with beer bottles. Colour and reflection of tubercles on the bottle glass are suggested as causes for attraction and release of sexual behaviour.