Insect Phenology Mediated by Host-plant Water Relations.

  title={Insect Phenology Mediated by Host-plant Water Relations.},
  author={Thomas K Wood and Karen L. Olmstead and Sheldon I. Guttman},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={44 3},
Water relations of host plants modify Enchenopa binotata life histories by mediating the termination of egg dormancy, thereby promoting synchronization of egg hatch. Dormant eggs must undergo dehydration and subsequent hydration to begin development. Dehydration of eggs is brought about in the field by declining water levels in branches during the fall and… CONTINUE READING