moths don’t miss the beat

Winter moths are able to adjust to the changing temperatures of our changing climate.

The temperature determines the day winter moths hatch out and that temperature sensitivity is hereditary.

Through selection only the most adjusted eggs remain, meaning those that nowadays hatch at the same time as the oak buds burst – as young oak leaves are their food source.

Such research should be undertaken for more species to improve the predictions of climate-change consequences.

Science Daily, 21 Jun 2007

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