Morphology of the Hammer and Drumming Signals in Two Stonefly Species, Gibosia Hagiensis (Okamoto) and Kiotina Pictectii (Klapálek) (Perlidae)

  • Satoko Hanada
  • Hiroki Maruyama


Drumming signals of males in Gibosia Hagiensis (Okamoto) and Kiotina pictetii (Klapálek) were recorded in the laboratory. Males of the species had a specialized “hammer” on the ventral abdomen, which is used for signal production. The ultrastructure of the hammer was described using a scanning electron microscope. G. hagiensis had a hammer with a scaly surface and produced monophasic signals by rubbing the substrate with the hammer. The hammer of K. pictetii was oval in shape and had a ridged surface with scattered short sensilla basiconica. They produced monophasic signals by tapping the substrate with the hammer.


Signal Production Male Call Ridge Surface Kochi Prefecture Sensilla Basiconia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoko Hanada
    • 1
  • Hiroki Maruyama
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological Science, Faculty of ScienceNara Women’s UniversityKitauoya-nishimachi, NaraJapan
  2. 2.Amagasaki-shi Hyogo Pref.Japan

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