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Thermoperiodism

  • Stanley D. Beck

Abstract

Insects are ectothermic organisms, and as such their physiological, metabolic, and developmental processes are highly responsive to ambient temperatures. In a volume dealing with the effects of low temperatures on insects, inclusion of a chapter on thermoperiodic effects is quite appropriate, because it is the low-temperature phase of the thermoperiod that appears to play the major role in determining the insect’s response (Danilevskii, 1961; Beck, 1983a).

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Cold Acclimation Larval Growth Head Width Phase Duration Cold Hardiness 
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