Vibrations in hemipteran and coleopteran insects: behaviors and application in pest management

Takuma Takanashi, Nami Uechi, Haruki Tatsuta

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Many groups of insects utilize substrate-borne vibrations for communication. They display various behaviors in response to vibrations in sexual and social communication and in predator–prey interactions. Although the number of reports on communication and behaviors using vibrations has continued to increase across various insect orders, there are several studies of the exploitation of vibrations for pest management in Hemiptera and Coleoptera. Here, we review the studies of behaviors and communication using vibrations in hemipteran and coleopteran insects. For instance, pentatomid bugs display species- and sex-specific vibrational signals during courtship, whereas cerambycid beetles show startle responses to vibrations in the context of predator–prey interactions. Concepts and case studies in pest management using vibrations—especially regarding the disruption of communication and behavior—are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-29
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Entomology and Zoology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Insect Science


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