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- Bennett, Meghan M.; Cook, Keeley M.; Rinehart, Joseph P.; Yocum, George D.; Kemp, William P.; Greenlee, Kendra J.
- Physiological and biochemical zoology 2015 v.88 no.5 pp. 508-520
- Megachile rotundata; adults; ambient temperature; body temperature; brood cells; exposure; flight; insect development; juveniles; latitude; length; longevity; males; metabolism; metamorphosis; muscle development; neurodevelopment; solitary bees; spring; sublethal effects; wings
- ... Metamorphosis is an important developmental stage for holometabolous insects, during which adult morphology and physiology are established. Proper development relies on optimal body temperatures, and natural ambient temperature (Ta) fluctuations, especially in spring or in northern latitudes, could result in interruptions to development. It is unclear how low-Ta exposure may affect insects that ar ...