Andrea Calixto

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A newly developed method for passively trapping adult Pseudacteon phorid flies, which parasitize workers of Solenopsis saevissima complex fire ants, is described. Adult flies responding to deployed Solenopsis invicta midden were captured when they landed on a Tanglefoot-coated perch, which is part of the trap. This sampling method provided a uniform,(More)
Food availability determines developmental rate, behavior, and survival of animals. Animals that enter diapause or hibernate in response to lack of food have a double advantage: they are able to adapt to environmental and cellular challenges and survive to these challenges for a prolonged time. The metabolic and physiological adaptations that make possible(More)
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