Winter Habitats and Ecological Adaptations for Winter Survival

  • H. V. Danks


In most insect species, ecological or behavioral means of avoiding low winter temperatures are more conspicuous than biochemical and other adjustments to withstand the low temperatures. In practice, many adaptations combine to permit winter survival, notably the timing of the lifecycle, including the overwintering stage, and diapause and correlated changes in food storage. This chapter emphasizes habitat choices made by overwintering insects and temperature conditions in those winter habitats.


Cold Hardiness Winter Survival Carabid Beetle Ecological Adaptation Boll Weevil 
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