Bergmann's and Allen's Rules in Native European and Mediterranean Phasmatodea

@article{Shelomi2017BergmannsAA,
  title={Bergmann's and Allen's Rules in Native European and Mediterranean Phasmatodea},
  author={M. Shelomi and Dirk Zeuss},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution},
  year={2017},
  volume={5}
}
Bergmann’s rule states that organisms at higher latitudes should be larger and thicker than those closer to the equator to better conserve heat, and Allen’s rule states that they will have shorter and thicker limbs at higher latitudes. Alternative explanations for latitudinal size clines include plant productivity and seasonality. The rules generally hold in endotherms, but in insects different species within the same genus can respond to latitude in unpredictable ways. We present the first… Expand
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