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- Kistler, R.A.
- Environmental entomology 1995 v.24 no.3 pp. 663-672
- interspecific variation; air temperature; phenology; desert animals; Bruchidae; Prosopis velutina; life cycle (organisms); population dynamics; Arizona
- ... The effect that harsh, variable desert temperatures might have on the structure and population dynamics of a guild of Bruchidae (Coleoptera) that feed in the seeds of mesquite, Prosopis velutina Wooten, was examined in a 3-yr field and laboratory study. Metabolic rate, fecundity, longevity, developmental times, survivorship, and body size were measured across the temperature spectrum in which the ...