Title : Mating behaviour and communication in wax moths : Galleria mellonella
MATING BEHAVIOUR AND COMMUNICATION IN WAX MOTHS: GALLERIA MELLONELLA
Insect pheromones are volatile organic molecules of low molecular weight that elicit a behavioral response from individuals of the same species for mating and can be used to communicate between members of the same or the opposite sex. The Greater Wax Moth, Galleria mellonella (L.), is an interesting insect for studies because males attract females. Males are very active throughout their existence, and mating occurs soon after emergence, usually early in the evening or during the daytime. The olfactory attraction of females to males results in the response of females to the male pheromone, including lifting antennae, extending wings horizontally, wing fanning, circle dancing, upwind movement., and courtship.
Keywords: Behavior, Courtship, Mating, Male wax moth, and Pheromone
Biography of presenting author
I am Manpreet Kaur Saini, Presently doing Ph.D. in Zoology. I am enrolled at Lovely Professional University Phagwara since 2019. I have 6 research papers in my account.
Details of presenting author to be mentioned in the certificate:
Name: Manpreet Kaur Saini
Affiliation: Research Scholar
Presentation Category: (Poster Presentation)
Session: Plant entomology and Pest Management
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