The sexually dimorphic behaviour of adult Drosophila suzukii: elevated female locomotor activity and loss of siesta is a post-mating response.

@article{Ferguson2015TheSD,
  title={The sexually dimorphic behaviour of adult Drosophila suzukii: elevated female locomotor activity and loss of siesta is a post-mating response.},
  author={Calum T J Ferguson and Tara L O'Neill and Neil C. Audsley and R Elwyn Isaac},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={218 Pt 23},
  pages={3855-61}
}
The polyphagous Drosophila suzukii is a highly invasive species that causes extensive damage to a wide range of berry and stone fruit crops. A better understanding of its biology and especially its behaviour will aid the development of new control strategies. We investigated the locomotor behaviour of D. suzukii in a semi-natural environment resembling a typical summer in northern England and show that adult female D. suzukii are at least 4-fold more active during daylight hours than adult… CONTINUE READING

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