volume 168, issue 11, P836-850 2020
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12991
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Danyang Fu, Lulu Dai, Hang Ning, Xiaotong Kang, Yaya Sun, Hui Chen

Abstract: The Chinese white pine beetle, Dendroctonus armandi Tsai & Li (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae), is considered the most destructive forest pest in the Qinling and Bashan Mountains of China. In recent years, winter temperature has dropped in these regions, and extremely low temperatures are hard to survive for insects. Cold hardiness becomes a crucial strategy because temperature change often leads to fluctuations in insect abundance, and the metabolism rate is a key index of resistance to cold in overwin…

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