Relationship between cold hardiness and supercooling point in Aedes albopictus eggs.


For many insects, low temperatures are not lethal unless their tissues freeze. To determine whether freezing is the cause of low temperature mortality of Aedes albopictus eggs, we measured their lower lethal temperature, the temperature that causes 50% mortality in a population, and supercooling point, the temperature at which the tissues freeze. Tropical… (More)