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Capacity for Flight and Egg Production in Lochmaea Suturalis (Col., Chrysomelidae)

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For more content, see Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie (Vol 1-17) and Animal Biology (Vol 53 and onwards).

Adults of the heather beetle (Lochmaea suturalis) show well-developed flight muscles during a large part of their lifetime. They fly in large numbers in spring and in autumn on days with favourable climatic conditions. Beetles starved for 12 days showed greater flight activity than well-fed beetles. After migration in spring, females histolyse their flight muscles and oviposit. This process is influenced by the availability of food. Females fed with small quantities of food produced no eggs and maintained their flight muscles. Males maintained well-developed flight muscles throughout their life irrespective of feeding conditions. The importance of these phenomena is discussed ; it is concluded that the phenomena are all part of an adequate survival strategy.

Affiliations: 1: University of Utrecht, Department of Zoological Ecology and Taxonomy, Plompetorengracht 9, 3512 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands


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