Insects Responses to Environmental Changes

How would you expect insects in your area to respond to a heat wave or early season freeze?  Explain your answer. Consider the following when answering your question: What is the typical climate of your region?  Consider the monthly pattern of high and low temperatures and precipitation (rain or snow).  Did you find insects in Assignment 3 that would be more characteristic of warmer or colder regions?  Wetter or drier areas?  Which species would be reduced by higher or lower winter or summer temperatures?   Which species would increase in response to higher or lower winter or summer temperatures?  Which species would be favored or suppressed by drought?  How are climate change projections for your region likely to affect insects that you wish to protect or control? I live in Washington DC area so please use that as reference of place. Please also use the attached slide shows for support.

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