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frequency of adaptations by trait in lab-reared insects

frequency of adaptations by trait in lab-reared insects

This chart illustrates adaptations in laboratory-reared insects, divided by the general type of adaptation. Life-history adaptations (e.g., number of eggs, speed of development) were the most prevalent, and most of these were positive adaptations, meaning that the insects’ fitness increased as a result. (Image originally published in Hoffman and Ross 2018, Journal of Economic Entomology)

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