What do the Soldiers (Homoptera, Aphidoidea) Defend?

Tsukasa Sunose, Seiki Yamane, Kiyoshi Tsuda, Keiji Takasu

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Abstract

Rseudoregma bambucicota is a subtropical aphid with a distinc tsoldier caste, Iufiel dstudies over four years in southern Kyushu, Japan, the peak numbers of
soldiers corresponded precisely with the seasonal development of larvae with wing pads (immaturseexuparae). The soldiers are evidently produced mainly to defend the
immature sexualparae, but, as the sexual phase of this species is unknown in Japan, these'sexuparae are apparently useless.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology
Volume59
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 25 1991

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