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Ecology of body size in Drosophila buzzatii: untangling the effects of temperature and nutrition



Ecology of body size in Drosophila buzzatii: untangling the effects of temperature and nutrition



Ecological Entomology. February; 181: 84-90



A method of separating the effects of 2 important determinants of body size in natural populations, temperature of larval development and larval nutrition, by making measurements of thorax length and wing length of adult flies was investigated using Drosophila buzzatii. At any given time, variation in the body size of D. buzzatii collected from 2 sites in eastern Australia (Queensland and New South Wales) was determined primarily by variation in the quality of food available to larvae.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.1993.tb01084.x



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