Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

The effect of prior adult experience on components of habitat preference in the apple maggot fly ( Rhagoletis pomonella )

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Learning
  • Genetic variation
  • Sympatric speciation
  • Habitat selection
  • Host preference
  • Foraging behavior
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Insectes_v2b_01172
Auteur(s)
  • Daniel R. Papaj 1
  • Ronald J. Prokopy 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Department of Entomology, University of Massachusetts, 01003, Amherst, MA, USA
Résumé

Numerous authors have suggested that genetic subdivision within a population in a heterogeneous environment is more likely if individuals tend, through prior experience, to breed in the same habitat in which they developed. Under semi-field conditions we demonstrate that prior adult experience alters habitat preference in the apple maggot fly, Rhagoletis pomonella (Tephritidae), a frugivorous parasitic insect thought to have undergone sympatric divergence in host use in historical times. Females exposed to a particular host fruit species — apple (Malus pumila) or hawthorn (Crataegus mollis) — in a field cage oviposited at a higher rate in test fruit of that species than did inexperienced females or females exposed to the other species. Females exposed to a particular host fruit species also tended to remain longer in test trees harboring fruit of that species than did inexperienced females or females exposed to the other species. Prior adult experience thus alters two components of habitat preference in the apple maggot fly: oviposition preference and habitat fidelity. We discuss how these effects of experience on habitat preference should increase the likelihood that individuals mate assortatively and may further increase the likelihood that apple maggot populations become genetically subdivided.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ethologie animale
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
AFC80796B2910CA466CBB604B269741A40D3AC52
Revue

Oecologia

Année de publication
1988
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
9.08
Sous-corpus
  • Insectes
Type de publication
Journal
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