Temperature-dependent development in Chrysomela vigintipunctata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a stenothermal early-season breeder.

@article{Kutcherov2015TemperaturedependentDI,
  title={Temperature-dependent development in Chrysomela vigintipunctata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a stenothermal early-season breeder.},
  author={Dmitry Kutcherov},
  journal={Journal of thermal biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={53},
  pages={9-14}
}
Chrysomela vigintipunctata (Scopoli) is a univoltine leaf beetle commonly encountered on willows across the Palearctic forest zone. The preimaginal development in this species takes place during a short time period, from May to June, because larvae are unable to consume mature leaves of the host plant. Therefore, the diet quality imposes a time constraint, and it was expected that the temperature dependence of development in C. vigintipunctata should be adaptively adjusted to the shortness and… CONTINUE READING

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