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Data from: Density-mediated emissions by Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) modulates foraging by conspecifics

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posted on 2024-04-08, 15:23 authored by Marco A. Ponce, Sabita R. Ranabhat, Alexander Bruce, Taylor Van Winkle, James F. Campbell, William MorrisonWilliam Morrison

Our goal was to manipulate and observe the density-mediated effects of crowding on the behavioral response of both species to common food-based and pheromonal stimuli, and how the volatile emission patterns from grain differed under increasing densities. To accomplish this, the density of colonies for both species was altered (10–500 adults) on a fixed quantity of food (10 g of flour or whole wheat), then the behavioral response to common food and pheromonal cues was evaluated in a wind tunnel and release-recapture experiment, and the volatiles from the colonies were examined through gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Importantly, our results suggest that, at least for T. castaneum, crowded conditions attenuates attraction to food-based stimuli, but not pheromonal stimuli. Crowding seemed to have no effect on R. dominica response to food stimuli at the densities tested. The relative composition and abundance of headspace volatiles emitted varied significantly with different densities of beetles and was also species-specific. Overall, our results have implications for behaviorally-based management tactics that may be able to improve the sustainability of post-harvest agriculture.

Funding

National Science Foundation: M.P. was supported through an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship #2019287083

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National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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History

Data contact name

Morrison, William

Data contact email

william.morrison@usda.gov

Publisher

Ag Data Commons

Intended use

Publication in journal Scientific Reports

Use limitations

None

Temporal Extent Start Date

2018-06-04

Temporal Extent End Date

2021-08-25

Frequency

  • irregular

Theme

  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage

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Geographic location - description

1515 College Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502

ISO Topic Category

  • biota
  • farming

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

emissions; Rhyzopertha dominica; Tribolium castaneum; foraging; flour; wheat; wind tunnels; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; headspace analysis

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 304

ARIS Log Number

410652

Pending citation

  • Yes

Related material without URL

Marco A. Ponce, Sabita Ranabhat, Alexander Bruce, Taylor Van Winkle, James F. Campbell, and William R. Morrison III. Density-mediated emissions by Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) modulates foraging by conspecifics. Scientific Reports, in review.

Public Access Level

  • Public