Communication and Behaviour of Orthopteran Insects

Orthopteran insects have evolved various behaviors which is essential for them to survive, find food, partners, a place to live, and perform reproduction. Their behavioral responses often are elicited by the communication with others of the same species and different species.

In fact, there are many communication ways between Orthopteran insects, such as chemical, visual, tactile, and acoustic communications. To recognize the patterns of behaviors and communication ways is a core issue of biology, ecology, and evolution of Orthopteran insects. Remarkable progress has been achieved recently in this field, particularly in molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the behaviors and communication.

This symposium will allow reviewing recent progress in this area.

Organizers: Long Zhang and Berthold Hedwig