Tong, H., Li, Z., Ye, W., Wang, Y., Omar, M.A.A., Ao, Y., Li, F., & Jiang, M. 2019 Male mating and female postmating performances in cotton mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): effects of female density. Journal of Economic Entomology doi: 10.1093/jee/toz030


  • behavior
  • reproduction
  • Notes: P. solenopsis males have a high mating capacity, and their mating frequency and intervals can be significantly affected by female density. In contrast, female density has little influence on females’ postmating performance. Our findings indicate the significance of the reproductive biology and life history strategies for rapid establishment and population development of mealybugs in newly invaded regions.