Prolonged pupal dormancy is associated with significant fitness cost for adults of Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae).

@article{Moraiti2012ProlongedPD,
  title={Prolonged pupal dormancy is associated with significant fitness cost for adults of Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae).},
  author={Cleopatra A Moraiti and Christos T. Nakas and Nikos T Papadopoulos},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={1128-35}
}
In temperate areas, dormancy (diapause and/or quiescence) enables herbivorous insect species to persist and thrive by synchronizing growth and reproduction with the seasonal phenology of their host plants. Within-population variability in dormancy increases survival chances under unpredictable environmental changes. However, prolonged dormancy may be costly, incurring trade-offs in important adult fitness traits such as life span and reproduction. We used the European cherry fruit fly… CONTINUE READING

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