The evolutionary convergence of hearing in a parasitoid fly and its cricket host.

@article{Robert1992TheEC,
  title={The evolutionary convergence of hearing in a parasitoid fly and its cricket host.},
  author={Daniel W. Robert and Jazmine Amoroso and Ronald R. Hoy},
  journal={Science},
  year={1992},
  volume={258 5085},
  pages={1135-7}
}
Parasitism is a widespread and diverse life strategy that connects species throughout the animal kingdom. Female parasitoid flies of the genus Ormia must find a specific cricket host on which to deposit their parasitic maggots. To reproduce, female flies must perform the same task as female crickets: find a singing male cricket. These flies have evolved a unique hearing organ that allows them to detect and locate singing male crickets. Through evolutionary convergence, these flies possess a… CONTINUE READING
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