Analysis of the calling songs of Platypleura hirtipennis (Germar, 1834) and P. plumosa (Germar, 1834) (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)

Sanborn, A.F. and Phillips, P.K. and Villet, M.H. (2003) Analysis of the calling songs of Platypleura hirtipennis (Germar, 1834) and P. plumosa (Germar, 1834) (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). African Entomology, 11 (2). pp. 291-296. ISSN 10213589

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[From the introduction]: Most male cicadas produce a calling song in order to attract conspecific females. These songs have been shown to differ in closely related species (e.g. Alexander & Moore 1962; Villet 1988, 1989; Boulard 1995; Marshall & Cooley 2000; Sanborn & Phillips 2001) and in species which share habitats (e.g. Sueur 2002). The former is an inevitable part of the divergence of recognition signals that characterizes the speciation process in animals using acoustic signals (Villet 1995), while the latter would be expected from a signal that acts as a reproductive isolating mechanism (Claridge 1985; Marshall & Cooley 2000). Calling songs are therefore of value in resolving taxonomic problems in the cicadas.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cicadidae; Cicadas; Hemiptera; Platypleura; insects; calling songs; Platypleura hirtipennis; Platypleura plumosa
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Deposited On:17 Sep 2008
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