Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Facultative Diapause

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3739

Optional occurrence of diapause (arrested development), brought about by adverse conditions or conditions signifying the onset of adverse conditions. Facultative diapause occurs where adverse conditions do not occur regularly or predictably, or where insects have several generations per year and continue with their life cycle until some trigger stimulates induction of diapause.

 Diapause

 Obligatory Diapause

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