5-15% of TorA948V mutants are able to survive to adulthood. These escapers are about half the size of wild type and are developmentally delayed by 2 days at 25oC. Escaper flies are 10:1 female:male and both genders are sterile. Ovaries dissected from TorA948V females display arrested development and increased cell death at a previtellogenic stage. Testes are abnormal and have a grossly enlarged apical tip.