|Title||Sexual behavior of Murgantia histrionica (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1977|
|Authors||Lanigan PJ, Barrows EM|
Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) is an economically important pest of brassiaceous crops in Central and Southern United States. Aspects of its biology have been studied by Paddock (1918), Chittenden (1920), White and Brannon (1933), and Canerday (1965); however, its sexual behavior has not been studied in detail. Therefore, we studied courtship, copulation, polygyny, and polyandry in this bug. Fish and Alcock (1973) and Gamboa and Alcock (1973) have reviewed the literature on pentatomid courtship and copulation.