Tracking the speckled bushcricket, Leptophyes punctatissima: monitoring the position of individuals around the clock and in three dimensions.
Antenna: Bulletin of the Royal Entomological Society, 34(4),
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Leptophyes punctatissima is a medium sized, flightless tettigonid. Adults emerge in late July after six nymphal instars. The peak of mating is during August and adults are active day and night. Previous field work on this species is limited, though a study by Duncan (1960) suggested that nymphs feed on low vegetation while adults move up into trees to mate. However, he did not identify individuals. My study of a population in an old apple orchard in northern Germany, in collaboration with David Robinson (Open University) and Juergen Rheinlaender (University of Frankfurt), aimed to monitor the movements of individually marked adults in three-dimensional space.
||2010 Royal Entomological Society
||Royal Entomological Society
||Presented at 'Tracking Insects: techniques and analysis' 7 Apr 2010, Royal Entomological Society, The Mansion House, St. Albans
||bushcricket; insect; behaviour; dispersal; Orthoptera
||Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
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