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Seasonal migration to high latitudes results in major reproductive benefits in an insect.

Abstract:

Little is known of the population dynamics of long-range insect migrants, and it has been suggested that the annual journeys of billions of nonhardy insects to exploit temperate zones during summer represent a sink from which future generations seldom return (the "Pied Piper" effect). We combine data from entomological radars and ground-based light traps to show that annual migrations are highly adaptive in the noctuid moth Autographa gamma (silver Y), a major agricultural pest. We estimate t...

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10.1073/pnas.1207255109

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Chapman, JW More by this author
Burgin, LE More by this author
Reynolds, DR More by this author
Pettersson, LB More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
109
Issue:
37
Pages:
14924-14929
Publication date:
2012-09-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:438144f8-e798-47e5-a18d-1d7f0515bda3
Source identifiers:
349870
Local pid:
pubs:349870

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