Evolution of Insect Migration and Diapause

Part of the series Proceedings in Life Sciences pp 101-126

Variability in Diapause Attributes of Insects and Mites: Some Evolutionary and Practical Implications

  • Marjorie A. Hoy

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Photoperiodic responses of insects and mites have been studied by physiologists, biochemists, ecologists, morphologists, geneticifets, and evolutionary biologists. Data obtained using the methodologies of each of these disciplines has led to an understanding of parts of the “diapause phenomenon.” This symposium has stressed the evolutionary and ecological aspects of diapause and migration as a means of escape in space and time. This chapter will stress some of the practical implications of the observed intra- and interpopulation variability in diapause responses in insects and mites.