Fruit flies, despite their tiny size and annoying sound, could probably save the entire planet from the threat of climate change.
A new study from McMaster University challenged Charles Darwin's long-standing theory of female choice. Rather than females being drawn to males that have the most vibrant tail feathers or best dance moves, researchers suggest that, once aroused, courtship displays have no bearing on a female's mate preference.
Insects are ectothermic, which means their internal body temperatures are regulated by surrounding environmental temperatures. Researchers suggest the key to surviving cold winter temperatures for some species is to maintain a balanced salt and water blood concentration.
Aa currently evolve into two genetically distinct species as a result of apple trees changing their fruiting cycles, they're have a domino effect on predatory wasps, a process known as sequential speciation.
Olive fruit flies have been attacking olive plants in California since 1988. A recent study provides safe, practical, and cost-effective suggestions for managing the pests and their damage.
For as long as it has been in society's crosshairs, homosexuality has been part of a very simple debate: is it natural or is it a choice? The question of whether it was helpful to a species was never considered; after all, do we question whether it's better for humanity to boast a specific eye color or personality? Now however, a new study has revealed that the trait can be very helpful to a species, and you won't believe how.
With summer right around the corner, it'll soon be time for a good old-fashioned picnic. The only thing that might ruin your good time is a pesky fruit fly, which can be shooed away with the simple wave of your hand. But have you ever thought about what that fruit fly could be thinking, for example, if it's actually afraid as it flees the scene? Well, researchers now suggest that fruit flies may be able to feel emotion.