Tishechkin D.Yu. 2012. Potential cues for conspecific calling signal recognition in leafhoppers of the genus Doratura J. Sahlb. (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.20 (for 2011). No.4: 377–382 [in English].

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Biology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorobyevy Gory, Moscow 119991, Russia. E-mail: macropsis@yandex.ru

KEY WORDS: leafhoppers, vibrational communication, calling signals, signal recognition, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae, Doratura.

ABSTRACT. Comparative analysis of calling signals in seven species of Doratura J. Sahlb. showed that the signals of different species have the same general scheme of temporal pattern and differ from each other mainly in quantitative parameters, namely, in durations of short and long syllables, and in one case, also in pulse repetition period. Apparently, these traits are main cues for conspecific signal recognition in this genus.

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