volume 166, issue 8, P628-637 2018
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12718
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Jean-François Doherty, Jean-Frédéric Guay, Conrad Cloutier

Abstract: Abstract Diapause‐mediated dormancy in overwintering insect eggs has rarely been studied with regard to the ecological factors controlling postdiapause development. In insects of temperate latitudes, water availability at the end of winter, in interaction with temperature, could control the resumption of development for insect stages in postdiapause quiescence. The balsam twig aphid, Mindarus abietinus Koch (Hemiptera: Aphididae), overwinters as eggs in southern Québec, Canada, on balsam fir, Abies balsamea (…

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