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Chinese Journal Of Biological Control ›› 2020, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (5): 637-645.DOI: 10.16409/j.cnki.2095-039x.2020.05.008


Research Progress in the Mating Behavior of Mirid Bugs

LI Bin, ZHANG Sai, WANG Chenrui, WANG Guirong, LIU Yang   

  1. State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests/Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China
  • Received:2020-07-15 Online:2020-10-08 Published:2020-11-20

Abstract: Mating behavior is crucial to reproduction of insects and determines the development trend of insect populations. Mirid bugs are characterized by such physiological characteristics as short generation time, high fecundity, and severely overlapping generation, which renders frequent outbreak and control difficulty, and seriously affects agricultural production and development. The current review focused on the mating behaviors of several mirid bug species, including the mating characteristics of mating peaks, mating rhythm and mating times. Furthermore, the review briefed on the multiple mating behavior and post mating inhibition in mirid bugs, and the key role of antiaphrodisiacs in mediating the post-mating behavior. The review and discussion will provide a theoretical basis for the development of novel interference agents targeting on the mating behavior and contribute to IPM of mirid bugs.

Key words: mirid bugs, mating behavior, multiple mating, mating inhibition, antiaphrodisiacs

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