Aggression in Tephritidae Flies: Where, When, Why? Future Directions for Research in Integrated Pest Management

@inproceedings{Benelli2014AggressionIT,
  title={Aggression in Tephritidae Flies: Where, When, Why? Future Directions for Research in Integrated Pest Management},
  author={Giovanni Benelli and Michael J Stout},
  booktitle={Insects},
  year={2014}
}
True fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) include over 4000 species, many of which constitute enormous threats to fruit and vegetable production worldwide. A number of Tephritidae are lekking species, forming aggregations in which males fight to defend a small territory where they court females and mate. Male-male contests also occur in non-lekking species, characterized by resource defense polygyny. Tephritidae females display agonistic behavior to maintain single oviposition sites and reduce… CONTINUE READING

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