Rainfall Cues and Flash-Flood Escape in Desert Stream Insects

@article{Lytle2007RainfallCA,
  title={Rainfall Cues and Flash-Flood Escape in Desert Stream Insects},
  author={David A. Lytle and Nicola J. White},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={20},
  pages={413-423}
}
  • David A. Lytle, Nicola J. White
  • Published in Journal of Insect Behavior 2007
  • Biology
  • Desert stream insects may use rainfall cues to anticipate and escape flash floods, but this has been studied in few taxa. We used controlled, replicated experiments to quantify the use of rainfall cues for flood escape in seven common desert stream insects. The hemipterans Curicta pronotata and Aquarius remigis responded consistently to rainfall cues by crawling vertically away from the water, in such a way that they may escape flash floods in nature. The coleopteran Gyrinus plicifer showed no… CONTINUE READING

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