Weather Forecasting by Insects: Modified Sexual Behaviour in Response to Atmospheric Pressure Changes

@inproceedings{Pellegrino2013WeatherFB,
  title={Weather Forecasting by Insects: Modified Sexual Behaviour in Response to Atmospheric Pressure Changes},
  author={Ana Cristina Pellegrino and Maria Fernanda Gomes Villalba Pe{\~n}aflor and Cristiane Nardi and Wayne Bezner-Kerr and Christopher G Guglielmo and Jos{\'e} Maur{\'i}cio S Bento and Jeremy N. Mcneil},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Prevailing abiotic conditions may positively or negatively impact insects at both the individual and population levels. For example while moderate rainfall and wind velocity may provide conditions that favour development, as well as movement within and between habitats, high winds and heavy rains can significantly decrease life expectancy. There is some evidence that insects adjust their behaviours associated with flight, mating and foraging in response to changes in barometric pressure. We… CONTINUE READING

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