We present information compiled from several studies on the effects of methods for marking individual arthropods on their longevity and behavior. Results from our own research on effects of enamel paint marking on two in- sect species, the periodical cicada, Magicicada septendecim, and the lesser migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes, are also presented. Neither species showed any adverse survivorship or behavioral effects from marking.
Cooley, J. R.; Hammond, G. S.; and Marshall, D. C.
"Effects of Enamel Paint on the Behavior and Survival of the Periodical Cicada, Magicicada Septendecim (Homoptera) and the Lesser Migratory Grasshopper, Melanoplus Sanguinipes (Orthoptera).,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 31
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol31/iss3/3