Trade-off between mobility and fitness, exemplified in the codling moth
Silvia Dorn, firstname.lastname@example.org and Hainan Gu. ETH Zurich, Institute of Plant Sciences, Applied Entomology, Schmelzbergstrasse 9/ LFO, Zurich, Switzerland
The costs of being mobile in an insect have evolutionary as well as applied consequences. Two codling moth strains with contrasting levels of mobility were attained through bi-directional selection, using computer-linked actographs. Results provide empirical evidence for a trade-off between mobility and fitness. Evolutionary consequences and implications for pest management (SIT) are discussed.
Species 1: Lepidoptera Tortricidae Cydiapomonella (codling moth)