Images from a Drosophila melanogaster Wing loading experiment from populations experimentally evolved with mantid predators

Images from an unpublished experiment to examine whether wing loading (using thorax size as a proxy for overall size) had evolved as a result of experimental evolution of Drosophila melanogaster in the presence of juvenile Chinese mantids (Tenodera aridifolia sinensis). Experimental Evolution was conducted by Dr. Michael DeNieu while a graduate student, while this experiment and measuring was conducted by Dr. Alycia Kowalski while a technician in the lab. This work was done in the lab of Ian Dworkin while at Michigan State University.

All images were taken on a Leica M125 Microscope, with a Leica DFC400 Digital camera using the Leica Application Software V 3.4.0.

Naming conventions for file
Sel/Con - selection (with predator) or control (no predator) lineages used.

R1/R2 - replicate lineage used. For each treatment, there were two independently evolved lineages with and without the predators.

HD/LD - Flies were reared under high density or low density conditions.

M/F - Sex of individual

legs/wings/thorax - which part of the individual was imaged.

The second set of images were from the same experiment, just redone to check scale.

While this work was not used in any study, see
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2014/05/19/005322 for more details on the experimental design for experimental evolution.