Feeding Behavior

University of Arizona, Tucson

The most extensive studies of insect feeding behavior and its regulation have focused on two insects with completely different feeding habits: the adult black blow fly (Phormia regina), which is a fluid feeder, and the final nymphal stage of the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria), a grass-feeding insect. Although their feeding habits are different, there are many common features in their feeding behavior patterns and the mechanisms that control their feeding behavior. It is likely, though unproven, that similar principles are involved in other insects, and this article focuses on these two insects, making reference to other species and other feeding habits where data are available. V. G. Dethier initiated and guided the earlier work on the blow fly, summarized later by Stoffolano. The studies on the locust were initiated by R. F. Chapman and developed by E. A. Bernays and S. J. Simpson.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping

Make money with honey How to be a Beekeeper. Beekeeping can be a fascinating hobby or you can turn it into a lucrative business. The choice is yours. You need to know some basics to help you get started. The equipment needed to be a beekeeper. Where can you find the equipment you need? The best location for the hives. You can't just put bees in any spot. What needs to be considered when picking the location for your bees?

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment