Revisiting water loss in insects: a large scale view.

@article{AddoBediako2001RevisitingWL,
  title={Revisiting water loss in insects: a large scale view.},
  author={Abraham Addo-Bediako and Steven L Chown and Kevin J. Gaston},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 12},
  pages={
          1377-1388
        }
}
Desiccation resistance in insects has long been thought to covary with environmental water availability, and to involve changes in both cuticular and respiratory transpiration. Here, we adopt a large-scale approach to address both issues. Water loss rate and precipitation are positively related at global scales. A significant proportion (68%) of the interspecific variation in water loss rate is explained at the genus level or above. The relationship between metabolic rate and water loss rate… CONTINUE READING
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