Global warming favours light-coloured insects in Europe

  title={Global warming favours light-coloured insects in Europe},
  author={Dirk Zeuss and Roland Brandl and Martin P. Br{\"a}ndle and Carsten Rahbek and Stefan Brunzel},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
Associations between biological traits of animals and climate are well documented by physiological and local-scale studies. However, whether an ecophysiological phenomenon can affect large-scale biogeographical patterns of insects is largely unknown. Insects absorb energy from the sun to become mobile, and their colouration varies depending on the prevailing climate where they live. Here we show, using data of 473 European butterfly and dragonfly species, that dark-coloured insect species are… CONTINUE READING
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