Invasive flies prefer untouched territory when laying eggs

Source: ScienceDaily

A recent study finds that the invasive spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) prefers to lay its eggs in places that no other spotted wing flies have visited. The finding raises questions about how the flies can tell whether a piece of fruit is virgin territory – and what that might mean for pest control.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210215092424.htm