Biology of the oriental bamboo-inhabiting fly felderimyia gombakensis and observations on mating trophallaxis in felderimyia (Insecta, Diptera, Tephritidae, Phytalmiinae, Acanthonevrini)

Hashim, Rosli and Freidberg, A. and Dohm, P. and Kovač, D. (2008) Biology of the oriental bamboo-inhabiting fly felderimyia gombakensis and observations on mating trophallaxis in felderimyia (Insecta, Diptera, Tephritidae, Phytalmiinae, Acanthonevrini). Senckenbergiana Biologica, 88 (2). pp. 311-318. ISSN 00372102

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Abstract

Biology of the three known species of Felderimyia (F. gombakensis, F. fuscipennis and F. flavipennis), all South-East Asian and associated with bamboo, was studied with emphasis on F. gombakensis. In F. gombakensis oviposition takes place on the taller shoots (2 m and higher) of several bamboo species. The eggs are inserted under the edge of the culm sheaths. The freshly hatched larvae crawl into the water-filled internode cavities through holes made by the larvae of leaf beetles of the genus Lasiochila (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Hispinae). The F. gombakensis larvae develop in the water or in the semi-aquatic zone above the water surface. They feed on organic matter scraped from the interior bamboo wall. During courtship males of all Felderimyia species produce a nuptial gift made of a white viscous secretion, which is deposited on the surface of a bamboo culm and eaten by the female prior to, during and often also after copulation. Furthermore, we present new collection records for F. gombakensis (Thailand, South China) and F. fuscipennis (Southwest India). © E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller), 2008.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acanthonevra, Bamboo, Biology, F. flavipennis, F. fusccipennis, Felderimyia gombakensis, Langatia, Lasiochila, Mating trophallaxis, New records, Nuptial feeding, Phytotelmata, Ptilona, Rioxoptilona, South-East Asia, Thailand, West Malaysia, beetle, copulation, feeding behavior, female behavior, fly, larva, male behavior, new record, nuptial gift, oviposition, Asia, Eurasia, Southeast Asia, Acanthonevrini, Cassidinae, Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera, Diptera, Insecta, Phytalmiinae, Tephritidae
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 01:38
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 09:01
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8304

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