Developmental rate isomorphy in insects and mites.

  title={Developmental rate isomorphy in insects and mites.},
  author={Vojtěch Jaro{\vs}{\'i}k and Alois Honěk and Anthony G. Dixon},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={160 4},
When the proportion of total developmental time spent in a particular developmental stage does not change with temperature, an organism shows "rate isomorphy." This is the case only if the lower developmental threshold is the same for all developmental stages. In this study, the incidence of rate isomorphy in seven species of mites and 342 species from 11 insect orders (some represented by several populations) was determined. Whether a species shows rate isomorphy or not was determined over a… CONTINUE READING