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The Ecology of Insect Overwintering

By: SR Leather, KA Walters and JS Bale

300 pages, 30 b/w photos, 40 line illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 1995 | #47172 | ISBN: 0521556708
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Hardback | Jun 1993 | #21617 | ISBN: 0521417589
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About this book

Insect overwintering is a fascinating process involving many physiological, epidemiological, biochemical and behavioural changes. Its study can also be vital in predicting patterns of disease epidemic and crop destruction by some species. This book provides an overview of current knowledge.

'... [of] real value to a broad range of entomologists and ecologists.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution


Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. The overwintering locale - suitability and selection; 3. The stimuli controlling diapause and overwintering; 4. Insect cold-hardiness; 5. Costs and benefits of overwintering; 6. Prediction and control; Bibliography; Index.

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