by determining (a) the critical thermal maxima and minima for adults, (b) the recovery following acute cold stress during the adult stage and (c) the effect of cold stress on pupal survival. The results substantiate a physiological foundation for understanding the current geographic range of B. zonata. The data set a range for the ability of B. zonata to survive extreme heat or cold events (e.g., during heat waves or winter period) and may contribute to accurately modeling its distribution.
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Authors: Michael Ben-Yosef, Yam Altman, Esther Nemni-Lavi, Nikos T. Papadopoulos, David Nestel