"Neuroethoendocrinology": Integration of field and laboratory studies in insect neuroendocrinology

Susan E. Fahrbach, Karen A. Mesce

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Progress in the field of insect neuroendocrinology has been rapid despite the relatively small number of investigators working on insect systems. This progress, in part, reflects the ease of studying insect behavior in the laboratory, and a historical perspective reveals that insect neuroendocrinology has been dominated since its inception by laboratory studies. Recent advances in methodology and a renewed interest in the concept of behavioral state in insects suggest that it might be useful for insect neuroendocrinologists to spend a little more time in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-359
Number of pages8
JournalHormones and Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2005


  • Insect behavior
  • Neuroethoendocrinology
  • Octopamine

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