Contributions to Zoology, 83 (3) – 2014

Atypical, ventro-ventral copulation position in aphids of the genus Stomaphis Walker, 1870 (Insecta, Hemiptera)

Łukasz Depa1, Mariusz Kanturski2, Artur Taszakowski2, Karina Wieczorek2

1.  Zoology Department, Faculty for Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Silesia Bankowa 9, 40 – 007 Katowice, Poland. E-mail: lukasz.depa@us.edu.pl

2.  Zoology Department, Faculty for Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Silesia Bankowa 9, 40 – 007 Katowice, Poland

Keywords: Aphididae,Dwarfism,mate guarding,sexual competition,speciation.