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spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)

spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)

Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) has a robust and varied ability to express phenotypic plasticity. Plasticity is found in its morphology, its development, and its behavior. One example is that, when temperatures are colder, SWD development slows, resulting in larger wings. These larger wings allow the flies to fly faster and disperse faster and farther, permitting them to increase expansion of their invasive range. (Photo by Sean McCann, Ph.D.)

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