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The Study of Movement in Tephritid Flies: Review of Concepts and Recent Advances

  • M. Aluja
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Kinesis is a fundamental component of almost any activity a fruit fly larvae or adult engages in: movement within the fruit pulp or inflorescence while feeding or while escaping a parasitoid sting, exit from a fruit and burial into the ground for pupation, movement of a newly emerged fly to a sheltered site, foraging of adults while searching for food, mates, oviposition sites, refugia, escape from predators such as spiders, oriented movement towards a pheromone or host volatile source, long range displacements between patches or habitats.


Sterile Insect Technique Range Displacement Vola Tile Flight Mill Flight Frequency 
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