• Nest architecture of a bagworm species: Rhythmic pattern in the arrangement of sticks

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      Lepidopterans; Psychidae ; bagworms; nest architecture; stick arrangement pattern; outlier test

    • Abstract

       

      Nest architecture of a bagworm species,Clania crameri was examined. Fortytwo bags (nests) were collected from the host plant,Clerodendron indicum and number of sticks used in each bag was counted. Furthermore, length of each stick in each nest was measured (in mm) clockwise one after another serially beginning with the longest stick. The data obtained were subjected to frequency analysis and power spectrum analysis. Results clearly reveal that the larvae of bagworms do not glue together sticks of different size randomly but with a definite pattern.

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      Arvind Agrawal1 Atanu Kumar Pati1

      1. School of Life Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492 010, India
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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