Collective Behavior: Social Digging in Drosophila Larvae

Curr Biol. 2017 Sep 25;27(18):R1010-R1012. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.023.


Insects are capable of spectacular achievements through collective behavior, but examples of such behavior in fruit flies are rare. New research indicates that Drosophila larvae engage in coordinated digging to feed collectively.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Drosophila*
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Larva