New article: Do energy reserves and cold hardiness limit winter survival of Culex pipiens?

Our colleague Martin Moos (Our team) as a co-author published the new article about winter survival of Culex pipiens and its energy reserves.

You can read something about this interensting topics this:


• Diapausing females of Culex pipiens arrive to winter shelters (cellars) with lipid reserves.

• Lipids theoretically suffice for more than 500 days spent in shelter at standard metabolic rate.

• Frequency of flights within shelter will decide whether the reserves suffice practically.

• Physiological limits of females' cold hardiness are set relatively weak for survival in above ground microhabitats.

• Physiological limits of cold hardiness guarantee safe overwintering in underground microhabitats.

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