Physiological Entomology

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Edited By: Robert Weaver, Henry Fadamiro and Shin G. Goto

Impact Factor: 1.416

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 31/92 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1365-3032

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Ecological Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Insect Molecular Biology, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Systematic Entomology

Virtual Issue - XXIV International Congress of Entomology 2012

Physiology and Behaviour


Physiological Entomology publishes original high-quality research in the broad area of insect physiology. The editors believe that behaviour and physiology are different approaches to a single subject, which ranges from molecular to whole organism studies. Thus, the journal serves the interests of experimentalists who work on the behaviour of insects and other arthropods, but retains the Royal Entomological Society’s traditional interests in the general physiology of arthropods. Although it has not been possible to cover every aspect of the subject area in this virtual issue, we have selected papers published previously in Physiological Entomology that we hope are both illustrative of these ideals, as well as showcasing contributions of local and regional interest to the XXIV International Congress.

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Cold hardiness in the black rice bug, Scotinophara lurida
Jum Rae Cho, Minho Lee, Hong Sun Kim, Younggyun Kim, Kyung Saeng Boo

Altered actin polymerization of Plutella xylostella (L.) in response to ovarian calyx components of an endoparasitoid Cotesia plutellae (Kurdjumov)
Madanagopal Nalini, Ahmed M. A. Ibrahim, Incheon Hwang, Yonggyun Kim

Effects of photoperiod and temperature on diapause induction and termination in the swallowtail, Sericinus montelus
Xiao-Ping Wang, Qiu-Sheng Yang, Xing-Miao Zhou, Shu Xu, Chao-Liang Lei

Response of Brontispa longissima to coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) leaf volatiles
Yuling Fang, Jianghua Sun, Zhongning Zhang

The function of multiple mating in oviposition and egg maturation in the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus
Hsien-Fen Tseng, Rou-Ling Yang, Chan Lin, Shwu-Bin Horng

Genetic analysis of diapause capability and association between larval and pupal photoperiodic responses in the flesh fly Sarcophaga similis
Shin G. Goto

Ultrasonic courtship songs of male Asian corn borer moths assist copulation attempts by making the females motionless
Ryo Nakano, Takuma Takanashi, Niels Skals, Annemarie Surlykke, Yukio Ishikawa

A two-step mechanism controls the timing of behaviour leading to emergence from soil in adult males of the scarab beetle Dasylepida ishigakiensis
Makoto Tokuda, Seiji Tanaka, Koutaro Maeno, Ken-Ichi Harano, Sadao Wakamura, Hiroe Yasui, Norio Arakaki, Toshiharu Akino, Midori Fukaya

Homosexual behaviour and its longevity cost in females and males of the seed beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus
Biljana Stojković, Darka Šešlija Jovanović, Branka Tucić, Nikola Tucić

Aphid–ant mutualism: how honeydew sugars influence the behaviour of ant scouts
Claire Detrain, François J. Verheggen, Lise Diez, Bernard Wathelet, Eric Haubruge

The ‘truck-driver’ effect in leaf-cutting ants: how individual load influences the walking speed of nest-mates
Alejandro G. Farji-Brener, Federico A. Chinchilla, Seth Rifkin, Ana M. Sánchez Cuervo, Emilia Triana, Verónica Quiroga, Paola Giraldo

Post-mating enhancement of fecundity in female Lygus hesperus
Colin S. Brent, Matthew P. Fasnacht, Timothy M. Judd