Duration of Thanatosis is Based on Temperature in Estigmene acrea1

  title={Duration of Thanatosis is Based on Temperature in Estigmene acrea1},
  author={Alexander Brito Mart{\'i}nez and Christopher M. Ritzi},
  journal={Southwestern Entomologist},
  pages={289 - 291}



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