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- René D. Clark; Marissa DiPiero; Jonathan T. Fingerut; Scott P. McRobert
- Journal of insect behavior 2020 v.33 no.5-6 pp. 193-200
- Drosophila suzukii; blueberries; copulation; crop damage; females; fruit flies; insect behavior; invasive species; life history; nutrition; pest management; progeny; spermatozoa; yeasts
- ... The fruit fly, Drosophila suzukii, is an invasive species that causes widespread crop damage in the United States. We examined a series of basic reproductive behaviors in this species in order to expand our knowledge of the life history of D. suzukii. We also conducted a comparison study using its sister species, D. biarmipes, to determine if the two species shared any similarities in sexual behav ...
- Antonio Biondi; Xingeng Wang; Jeffrey C. Miller; Betsey Miller; Peter W. Shearer; Lucia Zappalà; Gaetano Siscaro; Vaughn W. Walton; Kim A. Hoelmer; Kent M. Daane
- Journal of insect behavior 2017 v.30 no.5 pp. 495-506
- Asobara; Drosophila melanogaster; Drosophila suzukii; adults; arthropod pests; artificial diets; biological control; endoparasitoids; females; fruits; hosts; insect behavior; insects; juveniles; learning; mass rearing; microhabitats; smell; volatile compounds
- ... Insect parasitoids are often manipulated to improve biological control programs for various arthropod pests. Volatile compounds can be a relevant cue used by most parasitoid hymenoptera for host or host microhabitat location. Here, we studied olfactory responses of the braconid Asobara japonica Belokobylskij, an Asiatic endoparasitoid of the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), toward its ...