Mechanisms of thermal balance in flying Centris pallida (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae).

@article{Roberts1998MechanismsOT,
  title={Mechanisms of thermal balance in flying Centris pallida (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae).},
  author={Stephen P Roberts and Jon Fewell Harrison and Neil F. Hadley},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={201 Pt 15},
  pages={2321-31}
}
Thermoregulation of the thorax is critical for bees and other endothermic insects to achieve high rates of flight muscle power production. However, the mechanisms allowing insects to regulate thorax temperatures during flight are not well understood. To test whether variations in metabolic heat production, evaporation or heat transfer from the thorax to the abdomen contribute to the maintenance of stable body temperatures during flight in the bee Centris pallida, we measured CO2 production… CONTINUE READING

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