How Insects Survive in Extreme Cold Winters

Originally posted on Mastering Entomology:
Insects survive in many different environmental conditions, across the world. But, when winter hits temperatures can be extreme in places, reaching  -60℃, and colder! So how do insects survive this extreme fluctuation in temperature? Some insects migrate to avoid these temperatures, but some species stay put, and have physiological adaptations…

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“Ecological Armageddon”, we’ve known for years that insects are in decline so why so much fuss now?

Originally posted on Don't Forget the Roundabouts:
Unless you have lived in a news vacuum for the last two weeks or so, you will be aware of the impending “Ecological Armageddon” that is about to be unleashed upon us.  A paper in the journal PLoS ONE  in which it was reported that there had…

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