News tagged with fly larva

Alcoholic fly larvae need fix for learning

Fly larvae fed on alcohol-spiked food for a period of days grow dependent on those spirits for learning. The findings, reported in Current Biology on November 29, show how overuse of alcohol can produce lasting changes in ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Bizarre parasite from the Jurassic

Around 165 million years ago, a spectacular parasite was at home in the freshwater lakes of present-day Inner Mongolia (China): A fly larva with a thorax formed entirely like a sucking plate. With it, the animal could adhere ...

dateJun 24, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Why silkworms find mulberries attractive

A new study published online on May 7th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, has found the source of silkworms' attraction to mulberry leaves, their primary food source. A jasmine-scented chemical emitted in small ...

dateMay 07, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Gene causes blue light to have a banana odor

German scientists have succeeded to genetically modify Drosophila (fruit fly) larvae allowing them to smell blue light. The research team can activate single receptor neurons out of 28 olfactory neurons in the larvae for ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Flying jewels spell death for baby spiders

Spider flies are a rarely collected group of insects. Adults are considered important pollinators of flowers, while larvae live as internal parasitoids of juvenile spiders. Eight genera are recorded in Australasia, including ...

dateMar 02, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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