The insect world is full of unusual and complex behaviors. We focus mainly on the natural history of insect parasitoids like rhopalosomatid wasps who attack crickets and the tachinid flies who parasitize stink bugs. We investigate how they find hosts, lay eggs, and develop within their host. I'm also interested in how insects are able to rapidly learn and adapt new behaviors throughout their rather short lives to solve problems like finding a new source of food or avoiding a particular predator species.
Alexis Enriquez-Jones - Innate Color Preference and Learning in the Blue Bottle Fly (Calliphora vicina)