News tagged with flying insects

Understanding the fruit fly's nose

How odours influence actions is one of the fundamental questions in neuroscience. Richard Benton, associate professor at the Center for Integrative Genomics at the University of Lausanne, follows the molecular trail of chemical ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Insect mating behavior has lessons for drones

Male moths locate females by navigating along the latter's pheromone (odor) plume, often flying hundreds of meters to do so. Two strategies are involved to accomplish this: males must find the outer envelope of the pheromone ...

dateMay 29, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Picking up on the smell of evolution

UA researchers have discovered some of the changes in genes, physiology and behavior that enable a species to drastically change its lifestyle in the course of evolution.

dateJan 28, 2015 in Evolution
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New fluid fats fuel frozen flies

When goldenrod gall flies embark on their winter hibernation, they freeze solid and have only the fats that they carry on board to sustain them. However, scientists from Western University, Canada, have discovered that the ...

dateApr 30, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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