The Use of Genetic Mechanisms and Behavioral Characteristics to Control Natural Populations of the German Cockroach.
Annual rept. no. 2,
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY
Pagination or Media Count:
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.
- Anatomy and Physiology