Paleoclimatic influences in the evolution of periodical cicadas (Insecta : Homoptera : Cicadidae : Magicicada spp.)

@inproceedings{Cox1988PaleoclimaticII,
  title={Paleoclimatic influences in the evolution of periodical cicadas (Insecta : Homoptera : Cicadidae : Magicicada spp.)},
  author={Randel Tom Cox and Christopher E. Carlton},
  year={1988}
}
We present a paleoclimatic model of Magicicada evolution that predicts increased probabilities of survival for broods having longer cycle lengths and periodi- cal emergences. [...] Key Method This model assumes a hypothetical probability that summer maxi- mum temperatures in deciduous forest refuges during Pleistocene glacial stades failed to sustain threshold temperatures required for cicada flight and copulation.Expand Abstract

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