Chiappero, M.B.; Parise, C.; Marti, D.A.; Bidau, C.J.; Gardenal, C.N. (2004) Distribution of genetic variability in populations of two chromosomal races of Dichroplus pratensis (Melanoplinae, Acrididae) and their hybrid zone. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 17(1): 76-82. ISSN: 1010-061X.

            NAL call number: QH359 J68

Descriptors: evolution and adaptation, population genetics, terrestrial ecology, Orthoptera, Dichroplus pratensis, acridid grasshopper, chromosomal races, allozyme electrophoresis, laboratory techniques, mating preferences, environmental biology.


Kwon, H.W.; Lent, D.D.; Strausfeld, N.J. (2004) Spatial learning in the restrained American cockroach Periplaneta americana. Journal of Experimental Biology. 207(2): 377-383. ISSN: 0022-0949.

            NAL call number: 442.8 B77

Descriptors: Periplaneta americana, antennae, photoreception, vision, learning, spatial learning abilities, antennal projection response, laboratory study, memory, movements, antennal projection responses, spatial environment, sensory reception, behaviour, abiotic factors, physical factors, Blattodea.


Roff, D.; Reale, D. (2004) The quantitative genetics of fluctuating asymmetry: A comparison of two models. Evolution. 58(1): 47-58. ISSN: 0014-3820.

            NAL call number: 443.8 Ev62

Descriptors: evolution and adaptation, genetics, computational biology, population genetics, Orthoptera, Gryllus firmus, sand cricket, character-state model, environmental responsiveness model, quantitative genetic analysis, laboratory techniques, mathematical and computer techniques, additive genetic variance, diallele cross, directional asymmetry, dominance variance, fluctuating asymmetry, genetic coupling, genotypic correlations, heritability, inbreeding, perfect bilateral symmetry, phenotypic correlations and variance, biocybernetics, comparative study.


Tanaka, S. (2004) Environmental control of body-color polyphenism in the American grasshopper, Schistocerca americana. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 97(2): 293-301. ISSN: 0013-8746.

            NAL call number: 420 En82

Descriptors: chemical coordination, homeostasis, population studies, Orthoptera, Schistocerca Americana, American grasshopper, body color, polymorphism, rearing density, temperature, ecology, environmental biology, physiology, public health, comparative study, experimental morphology, physiology, pathology.


Worland, M.R.; Wharton, D.A.; Byars, S.G. (2004) Intracellular freezing and survival in the freeze tolerant alpine cockroach Celatoblatta quinquemaculata. Journal of Insect Physiology. 50(2-3): 225-232. ISSN: 0022-1910.

            NAL call number: 421 J825

Descriptors: chemical coordination, homeostasis, climatology, digestive system, ingestion and assimilation, metabolism, urinary system, Orthoptera, Celatoblatta quinquemaculata, alpine cockroach, malpighian tubules, excretory system, fat body cells, midgut, cryomicroscopy, imaging and microscopy techniques, laboratory techniques, altitude, body temperature, cell shrinkage and viability, ice nucleation, intracellular freezing, seasonality, survival, cytology, environmental biology, bioclimatology, biometeorology.



Bertram, S.M. (2002) The influence of rearing and monitoring environment on temporal mate signaling patterns in the field cricket, Gryllus texensis. Journal of Insect Behavior. 15(1): 127-137. ISSN: 0892-7553.

            NAL call number: QL496.J68

Descriptors: cricket, Gryllus texensis, monitoring of rearing environment, calling song, sexual selection, trade off, integer, Orthoptera, Gryllidae, behavior, age, rates, mating behavior.


Gnaspini, P.; Pellegatti, F.F. (2002) Biology of Brazilian crickets. The cavernicolous Strinatia brevipennis chopard, 1970 and the epigean Endecous itatibensis rehn, 1918 (Ensifera: Phalangopsidae) in the laboratory I. Feeding, reproduction and egg survival. Giornale Italiano di Entomologia 10(50): 123-132. ISSN: 0392-7296.

            NAL call number: QL482 I8G56

Descriptors: insect behavior, reproduction, subterranean ecology, environmental biology, Orthoptera, Endecous itatibensisk, egg, female, male, Strinatia brevipennis, cave cricket, metathoracic gland, spermatophore, reproductive system, terminalia.



Dudek, D.M.; Full, R.J. (2001) Leg function in running insects: Resilience and impedance of legs linked to a body. American Zoologist. 41(6): 1432-1433. ISSN: 0003-1569.Note: Conference/Meeting: Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.

            NAL call number: 410 Am3

Descriptors: skeletal system, leg movement and support, Orthoptera, Blaberus discoidalis, cockroach, body-coxa joint, leg, locomotion, mechanical impedance, resilience, running, bones, joints, fasciae, connective and adipose tissue, physiology and biochemistry.



Ishii, Y.; Tanaka, I. (1999) Laboratory observations on the temparature preference of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica l. Bulletin of Japan Environmental Sanitation Center. 25: 66-69. ISSN: 0389-0805.

Descriptors: Blattella germanica, cockroach behavior, temperature preferences, habitat environment, sensitivity, Blattaria, Pterygota, Orthoptera, laboratory study.


Snyder, W.E.; Tonkyn, D.W.; Kluepfel, D.A. (1999) Transmission of a genetically engineered rhizobacterium by grasshoppers in the laboratory and field. Ecological Applications. 9(1): 245-253. ISSN: 1051-0761.

            NAL call number: QH540.E23

Descriptors: corn, field release, genetically engineered plants, grasshopper, insect vector, Melanoplus femurrubrum, microcosm, Pseudomonas aureofaciens, Pseudomonas chlororaphis, rhizobacteria, South Carolina, Zea mays, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Erwinia amylovora, soil microcosms, honey bees, bacteria, organisms, tracking, Aureofaciens, environment, rhizosphere, Orthoptera.



De Wysiecki, M.L.; Cigliano, M.M.; Lange, C.E. (1997) Fecundity and longevity of Dichroplus elongatus (Orthoptera: Acrididae) adults under laboratory conditions. Revista de la Sociedad Entomologica Argentina. 56(1-4): 101-104. ISSN: 0373-5680.

            NAL call number: 420 So14

Descriptors: aging, ecology, genetics, physiology, reproductive system, Orthoptera, Dichroplus elongates, Argentina, South America, adult, egg viability, fecundity, gender difference, longevity, oviposition rate, species abundance, zoology, cytogenetics, environmental biology, biochemistry, gerontology, comparative and experimental morphology, physiology and pathology, survivability.


Haes, E.C.M.; P. Harding (1997) Atlas of grasshoppers, crickets and allied insects in Britain and Ireland. Institute of Terrestrial Ecology. Ireland. Dept. of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht. Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Great Britain). Dept. of the Environment for Northern Ireland. Environment and Heritage Service. London : Stationery Office, 61 p.: maps. ISBN: 0117021172.

            NAL call number: QL508.A2H34 1997

            Descriptors: grasshoppers, crickets, Orthoptera, Great Britain.



Hasegawa, E.; Tanaka, S. (1996) Sexual maturation in Locusta migratoria females: laboratory vs. field conditions. Applied Entomology and Zoology. 31(2): 279-290. ISSN: 0003-6862.

            NAL call number: SB599.A6

Descriptors: Locusta migratoria, growth, maturation, sex physiology, indoor and outdoor tests, egg-laying, habitat density, density dependence, photoperiodism, habitat, Acridioidea, Orthoptera, Pterygota, biological rhythm.



Demark, J.J.; Bennett, G.W. (1995) Adult German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) movement patterns and resource consumption in a laboratory arena. Journal of Medical Entomology. 32(3): 241-248. ISSN: 0022-2585.

            NAL call number: 421 J828

Descriptors: behavior, ecology, environmental biology, economic entomology, physiology, reproductive system, Orthoptera, Blattella germanica, computerized image analysis, mating, circadian rhythms and other periodic cycles, laboratory study.


Lactin, D.J.; Johnson, D.L. (1995) Temperature-dependent feeding rates of Melanoplus sanguinipes nymphs (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in laboratory trials. Environmental Entomology. 24(5): 1291-1296. ISSN: 0046-225X.

            NAL call number: QL461.E532

Descriptors: ecology, environmental biology, physiology, Homoptera, grasshopper, Orthoptera, Melanoplus sanguinipes, mathematical model, temperature as a primary variable, hypothermia, hyperthermia, regulation, thermoadaptation, mathematical biology and statistical methods, biophysics, biocybernetics, laboratory feeding studies.


Olvido, A.E.; T.A. Mousseau (1995) Effect of rearing environment on calling-song plasticity in the striped ground cricket. Evolution. 49(6): 1271-1277. ISSN: 0014-3820.

            NAL call number: 443.8 Ev62

Descriptors: Gryllidae, nymphs, developmental stages, songs, temperature, environmental factors, phenotypes, behavior patterns.



Bomar, C.R.; Lockwood, J.A. (1994) Olfactory basis of cannibalism in grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae): I. Laboratory assessment of attractants. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 20(9): 2249-2260. ISSN: 0098-0331.

            NAL call number: QD415.A1J6

Descriptors: development, ecology, environmental biology, genetics, nutrition, pathology, physiology, Orthoptera, Aulocara elliotti, Hadrotettix trifasciatus, Melanoplus differentialis, crowding, developmental stage, necrophagia, necrophilia, sex difference, species specificity, starvation, genetics and cytogenetics, behavioral biology, communication, nutritional status and methods, malnutrition, obesity, developmental biology, embryology, morphogenesis.


Haschemi, H. (1994) Studien der kalten Toleranz der unterschiedlichen Belastungen von der deutschen Schabe (Blattella germanica (l.), (Blattodea, Blattidae) unter Labor bedingt. [Studies of the cold tolerance of different strains of the German cockroach (Blattella germanica (l.), (Blattodea, Blattidae) under laboratory conditions.] Zeitschrift fuer Angewandte Zoologie. 79(3): 335-348. ISSN: 0044-2291. Note: In German.

            NAL call number: 449.8 Z36

Descriptors: development, ecology, environmental biology, physiology, Orthoptera, Blatella germanica, Germany, adults, habitat, larvae, external effects, cold temperature as a primary variable, temperature measurement, regulation-thermoadaptation, developmental biology, embryology, morphogenesis.


Schmidt, G.H.; Albutz, R. (1994) Laboratory studies on pheromones and reproduction in the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria (frosk.). Journal of Applied Entomology. 118(4-5): 378-391. ISSN: 0931-2048.

            NAL call number: 421 Z36

Descriptors: aging, biochemistry and molecular biophysics, ecology, environmental biology, economic entomology, endocrine system, chemical coordination and homeostasis, physiology, reproductive system, Orthoptera, Schistocerca gregaria, adult lifespan, plant pest, temperature gradient, gerontology, comparative and experimental morphology, pathology.


Simmons, L.W.; T. Llorens; M. Schinzig; D. Hosken; M. Craig (1994) Sperm competition selects for male mate choice and protandry in the bushcricket, Requena verticalis (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Animal Behavior. 47(1): 117-122. ISSN: 0003-3472.

            NAL call number: 421 J828

Abstract: Males of the bushcricket, Requena verticalis, contribute parental investment at mating via a nutrient-rich spermatophore. Because the first male to mate has a high confidence of paternity, subsequent males have their investment cuckolded. The effects of first male sperm precedence on male mate choice and protandry were investigated. Males were equally likely to mate with virgin and non-virgin females during mating trials. However, they could discriminate on the basis of female age and mated preferentially with young females in laboratory trials and in the field. By using age as a cue, males increase the probability of rejecting non-virgin females, thereby reducing the risks of cuckoldry. It is argued that failure to recognize non-virgins per se may have arisen by sexual conflict over mating, and that the high degree of protandry is an adaptive strategy by males to mate with their preferred young females and enhance their confidence of paternity.

            Descriptors: Tettigoniidae, mating behavior, males, laboratory study, virgin females.



Chandra, H.; Singh, R.C. (1993) Laboratory studies on the biology of surface grasshopper Chrotogonus oxypterus (blanchard). Plant Protection Bulletin (Faridabad). 45(4): 31-34. ISSN: 0378-0449.

Descriptors: biology, environmental factors, Chrotogonus oxypterus, Orthoptera, Acrididae, insect pests of plants, behavior.


Chon, T.S.; Park, Y.S. (1993) Quantitative observation in the behavior of the smoky brown cockroach, Periplaneta fuliginosa (Serville): Presence at important micro-habitats of rearing cages in the laboratory. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology. 32(3): 354-371. ISSN: 1225-0171.

Descriptors: ecology, muscular system, movement and support, nutrition, physiology, Orthoptera, Periplaneta fuliginosa, drinking, feeding, periodicity, principle component analysis, behavioral biology, environmental biology, nutritional status and methods, muscle physiology and biochemistry.


Demark, J.J.; Kuczek, T.; Bennett, G.W. (1993) Laboratory analysis of the foraging efficiency of nymphal German cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) between resource sites in an experimental arena. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 86(3): 372-378. ISSN: 0013-8746.

            NAL call number: 420 En82

Descriptors: biochemistry and molecular biophysics, development, ecology, economic entomology, genetics, nutrition, physiology, Hymenoptera, Orthoptera, Osmia lignaria propinqua, Osmia ribifloris biedermannii, leaf material, mud, nest plug, parental investment, retrieval and computer applications, genetics and cytogenetics, sex differences, behavioral biology, environmental biology, physiological water studies, movement, nutritional status and methods, developmental biology, embryology.


Khrustaleva, N.A. (1993) Study of the motility and distributional capacity of synanthropic cockroaches obtained from the natural biotopes and kept together in laboratory conditions. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal. 72(10): 36-40. ISSN: 0044-5134.

            NAL call number: 410 R92

Descriptors: ecology, environmental biology, economic entomology, Orthoptera, Blattella germanica, Supella longipalpa, dispersal, females, males, territory, general and comparative behavior, sanitary entomology, genetics and cytogenetics, sex differences.


Roff, D.A.; Shannon, P. (1993) Genetic and ontogenic variation in behavior - its possible role in the maintenance of genetic-variation in the wing dimorphism of Gryllus firmus. Heredity. 71: 481-487. ISSN: 0018-067X.

            NAL call number: 443.8 H42

Descriptors: behavior, genetic variation, Gryllus firmus, thermal preference, wing dimorphism, environmental sex determination, sand cricket, heritability, Drosophila, selection, evolution, fitness, ratio, Orthoptera.



Pires, A.; Hoy, R.R. (1992) Temperature coupling in cricket acoustic communication. I : Field and laboratory studies of temperature effects on calling song production and recognition in Gryllus firmus. Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. 171(1): 69-78. ISSN: 0340-7594.

            NAL call number: QP33 J68

Descriptors: temperature, song, phonotactism, environmental factor, sound recognition, sound production, acoustic communication, cricket communication, Gryllidae, Orthoptera.



Elder, R.J. (1991) Laboratory studies of environmental-factors affecting sexual-maturation in Nomadacris-guttulosa (walker) (Orthoptera, Acrididae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society. 30: 169-181.

            NAL call number: 420 EN823

Descriptors: cold hardiness, larval diapause, nucleator activity, overwintering survival, low-temperature tolerance, metabolic responses, changing photoperiods, sexual development.



Ackonor, J.B. (1989) Laboratory studies on the effects of flood on egg development, survival and hatchling weight in Locusta migratoria migratorioides (reiche and fairmaire). Insect Science and its Application. 10(4): 485-490. ISSN: 0191-9040.

            NAL call number: QL461.I57

Descriptors: pests, flooding, environmental factors, agricultural entomology, Orthoptera, Acrididae, Locusta migratoria, insect pests of plants.


Ackonor, J.B. (1989) Laboratory studies on the impact of drought on egg development, survival and hatchling weight in Locusta migratoria migratorioides (reiche and fairmaire). Insect Science and its Application. 10(5): 639-643. ISSN: 0191-9040.

            NAL call number: QL461.I57

Descriptors: pests, development, survival, egg hatchability, drought, weight, environmental factors, agricultural entomology, locusts, Acrididae, Orthoptera, insect pests of plants.


Elder, R.J. (1989) Laboratory studies on the life history of Nomadacris guttulosa (walker) (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society. 28(4): 247-253. ISSN: 0004-9050.

            NAL call number: 420 En823

Descriptors: development, temperature, environmental factors, biology, food plants, wheat, agricultural entomology, Nomadacris guttulosa, Orthoptera, Acrididae, locusts, Triticum, Gramineae, Cyperales, insect pests of plants.


Hudson, W.G.; Nguyen, K.B. (1989) Effects of soil moisture, exposure time, nematode age, and nematode density on laboratory infection of Scapteriscus vicinus and S. acletus (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) by Neoaplectana sp. (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae). Environmental Entomology. 18(4): 719-722. ISSN: 0046-225X.

            NAL call number: QL461.E532

Descriptors: pests, natural enemies, environmental factors, entomophilic nematodes, pathogens, hosts, pathogenicity, entomopathogens, nematology, Orthoptera, Gryllotalpidae, Nematoda, Scapteriscus vicinus, Scapteriscus acletus, Neoaplectana, Uruguay, Steinernematidae, South America, biological control, parasites, vectors, pathogens of insects and plants.



Loher, W.; Orsak, L.J. (1985) Circadian patterns of premating behavior in Teleogryllus oceanicus le guillou under laboratory and field conditions. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 16(3): 223-231. ISSN: 0340-5443. http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00265/index.htm

            NAL call number: QL751.B4

Descriptors: circadian rhythms, courtship behavior, environments, laboratory vs. field conditions, circadian patterns of male and female premating behavior, crickets, social and instinctive behavior, Orthoptera.



Barson, G.; Renn, N. (1983) Hatching from Oothecae of the German Cockroach (Blatella germanica) under laboratory culture conditions and after premature removal. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 34(2): 179-185. ISSN: 0013-8703.

            NAL call number: 421 En895

Descriptors: Dictyoptera, laboratory study, hatching, insecticide, temperature, humidity, Blattella germanica, nuisance, environmental factors, urethane.



Schmidt, G.H. (1981) Growth and behavior of Acrotylus patruelis (h.-s.) larvae in temperature gradients under laboratory conditions. Zoologischer Anzeiger. 206(1-2): 11-25. ISSN: 0323-3774.

            NAL call number: 410 Z7

Descriptors: Acrididae, behavior, growth, postembryonic development, laboratory study, environmental factor, Orthoptera, temperature.



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