Low temperature adaptations in beetles from the Sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia

@article{Block2004LowTA,
  title={Low temperature adaptations in beetles from the Sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia},
  author={William C. Block and Lauritz S\omme},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={109-114}
}
Adaptations to the Sub-Antarctic climate of South Georgia were studied in four species of Coleoptera. in larvae and adults of Hydromedion sparsutum and Perimylops antarcticus (Perimylopidae) collected during summer, the ability to supercool was increased by low temperature acclimation, and more in specimens from high than from low elevations. Both adults and larvae were killed by freezing at temperatures below-5 to-8°C. Supercooling ability of adult Oopterus soledadinus (Carabidae) also… CONTINUE READING
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