Jakobs R1, Ahmadi B2, Houben S3, Gariepy TD4, Sinclair BJ5.
J Insect Physiol. 2017 Jan;96:45-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2016.10.008. Epub 2016 Oct 17.Drosophila suzukii is an emerging global pest of soft fruit; although it likely overwinters as an adult, larval cold tolerance is important both for determining performance during spring and autumn, and for the development of temperature-based control methods aimed at larvae. We examined the low temperature biology of third instar feeding and wandering larvae in and out of food. We induced phenotypic plasticity of thermal biology by rearing under short days and fluctuating temperatures (5. Read More