Accession Number:

ADA143724

Title:

The Use of Genetic Mechanisms and Behavioral Characteristics to Control Natural Populations of the German Cockroach.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The research is a continuation of studies on the behavior of German cockroach Blattella germanica L. populations. Natural populations contain nymphs in 6-7 stadia, adult males, and adult females that are generally in different stages of their reproductive cycles. Our investigations have revealed differences in the production and response to naturally-occurring pheronoma and extrinsic insecticidal chemical stimuli with nymphal stage, adult sex, and female reproductive state. Population behavior of this species is much more complex than realized heretofore.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE