Data from: Behavioural evolution accompanying host shifts in cactophilic Drosophila larvae

Joshua M. Coleman, Kyle M. Benowitz, Alexandra G. Jost & Luciano M. Matzkin
For plant utilizing insects, the shift to a novel host is generally accompanied by a complex set of phenotypic adaptations. Many such adaptations arise in response to differences in plant chemistry, competitive environment, or abiotic conditions. One less well-understood factor in the evolution of phytophagous insects is the selective environment provided by plant shape and volume. Does the physical structure of a new plant host favour certain phenotypes? Here, we use cactophilic Drosophila, which have...

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  • 2018

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  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of Arizona