Paper of the week: wasps make flies like booze

This week’s paper of the week shows that femaleĀ Drosophila change their oviposition behaviour in the presence of parasitoids, placing eggs in more alcoholic media that reduces parasitoid attack. This shows that wasps can drive otherĀ animals to alcohol…

Kacsoh et al (2013) Fruit flies medicate offspring after seeing parasites. Science 339: 947-950.

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