Lv-Quan Zhao, Hong-Yu Liao, Yang Zeng, Hong-Jun Wu, Dao-Hong Zhu
Velarifictorus ornatus (Shiraki) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) display distinct wing variation, and a physiological trade‐off between reproduction and flight muscles has been observed in long‐winged (LW) and short‐winged (SW) females. To understand the physiological basis of this trade‐off, we investigated the difference in the food digestion capability and digestive enzyme activity between LW and SW females. We found that the efficiency of conversion of digested food into body matter of SW females was sig…
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