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Stimulation of locomotion in Pyrrhocoris apterus (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae) is wing-morph independent and correlated with lipid mobilization by adipokinetic hormone

The effects of 5 pmols of adipokinetic hormone (Lom-AKH-I) on both the locomotion and mobilization of lipids were studied in 10-day-old diapausing adult females of the short-winged (brachypterous) morph of Pyrrhocoris apterus (L.). The results revealed that AKH stimulation of locomotion in this bug is wing-morph independent. The stimulatory effect of AKH on locomotion was shown to be positively co…