Warmer water temperature mess up with insects late-season phenology

Our research on mayflies testing the hypothesis laid-out by Hans Van Dyck et al. (2015) in forum article in Oikos is out today in Scientific Reports.

We showed that increased water temperature delays the development and emergence of the mayfly (Baetis liebenauae) into late autumn. Since the water temperature during these days is quite low insects are not able to emerge from the water surface… which likely ends up with the generation being lost. You can read some more in previous post, here. And, of course, the full article at the webpage of Scientific Reports. The article is available in open access, so no paywall!

 

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