Strepsiptera

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Strepsiptera

[strep′sip·tə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of the Coleoptera that is coextensive with the family Stylopidae.
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Studying strepsipteran eyes requires live specimens, which necessitated the development of new capture techniques.
Host activity patterns are important indicators of strepsipteran activity, and delphacid planthoppers, especially the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal 1854) (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), are known to migrate at dusk or dawn (Pender 1994; Qi et al.
Judging from their treatment of other variable parameters such as moon illumination and tide height (see below), the strepsipteran approach appears to be to ignore them in favor of consistent factors.
One of the interesting features of stylopization (infestation of a host by a strepsipteran) in aculeate Hymenoptera is the tendency of host by a strepsipteran) in aculeate Hymenoptera is the tendency of parasitized adults to be "intersexes" with a mix of male and female characters (Salt 1927).
These ants were recognized by a behavior change that occurs prior to the emergence of the adult male strepsipteran. Stylopized ants climb to a perch and remain still for extended periods in a position resembling gaster flagging, until emergence occurs (Cook 1996).
The linear regression of this relationship gives the following model for one strepsipteran developing in a host: Strepsipteran head width = 0.151 + (0.259 x ant head width).
invicta, but the range of this ant now includes South Carolina (USDA-ARS 2007), and fire ant mounds are abundant in the area where the strepsipteran was collected.