Drosophila glue protects from predation

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Flora Borne, Stéphane Prigent & Mathieu Molet
Animals can be permanently attached to a substrate in aerial environments at certain stages of their development. Pupa adhesion has evolved multiple times in insects and is thought to maintain the animal in a place where it is not detectable by predators. Here, we investigate whether pupa adhesion in Drosophila can also protect the animal by preventing potential predators from detaching the pupa. We measured the adhesion of Drosophila species sampled from the same area...
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