Accession Number : AD0714933

Title :   Differences in Gustatory Responses of Newly-Emerged and Field-Caught Females of Hybomitra lasiophthalma (Diptera; Tabanidae) to Sucrose Solutions,

Corporate Author : MCMASTER UNIV HAMILTON (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Davies,D. M. ; Lall,S. B.

Report Date : 02 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Females, as well as males, of most bloodsucking Diptera, including tabanids, feed on carbohydrate, usually flower nectar. Although tabanids are sometimes of considerable medical or veterinary importance, little research has been devoted to their feeding behavior. During a study of the sensitivity of female tabanids to different chemicals an opportunity arose for comparing the gustatory response to sucrose solutions of different concentrations by newly emerged females of Hybomitra lasiophthalma with the response of females netted in the field. This paper discusses this comparison. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIPTERA, TASTE), (*NUTRITION, DIPTERA), FEMALES, INGESTION(PHYSIOLOGY), SUCROSE, CARBOHYDRATES, ENTOMOLOGY, SENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE