Advances in Insect Physiology, Vol. 16 by M.J. Berridge, J.E. Treherne, V.B. Wigglesworth (Eds.)

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Microclimate plays a causal role in establishing the water activity gradient along which water is lost from the insects’ fluids, and in triggering physiological and behavioural mechanisms; and features of the insect in turn affect the nature of, and necessity for, its choices of microclimate through time and space. 4 Activity, hygrothermal control and microclimate: case histories The various factors discussed above in relation to hygrothermal balance interact to determine the range of microclimates suitable for a particular insect.

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