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Natural history of the Processionary Moths (Thaumetopoea spp.): New insights in relation to climate change

Abstract : It is difficult to find a genus of Lepidoptera showing the high variability of life history traits observed in Thaumetopoea. There are typical summer feeding close to winter feeding species, and in one special case a recent switch has been detected even within one species, the pine processionary moth, indicating that the natural history traits are constantly evolving at a fast rate. There are species adapted to cold conditions of high mountains and high latitude close to truly Mediterranean and sub-desert region species. All species have gregarious behaviour as larva and are protected against vertebrate predators by urticating setae.
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Andrea Battisti, Mustafa Avcı, Dimitrios N. Avtzis, Mohamed L. Ben Jamaa, Laura Berardi, et al.. Natural history of the Processionary Moths (Thaumetopoea spp.): New insights in relation to climate change. Processionary moths and climate change : an update, Editions Springer Editions Quae, 427 p., 2015, 978-94-017-9339-1 978-94-017-9339-1. ⟨hal-02799903⟩

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