Dynamics of Aggregation Formation in Japanese Beetles, Popillia japonica
Journal of Insect Behavior, Volume 25, Issue 3, 2011, Pages 207-221.
For most insect aggregations to form, they need to be started by an initial individual (the pioneer) and joined by later individuals (the joiners). Pioneers and joiners may differ with regard to characteristics such as sex and body size. We carried out three field experiments to examine the characteristics of Japanese beetles, Popillia ja...More
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