oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The body temperature of Samia cecropia Linn. (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae) as influenced by muscular activity
|Article Title||The body temperature of Samia cecropia Linn. (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae) as influenced by muscular activity|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 College of Agriculture, Potchefstroom.|
|Publication Date||Jan 1977|
|Pages||63 - 73|
|Keyword(s)||Body temperature, Lepidoptera, Saturniidae, Muscular activity and Samia cecropia Linn.|
From a review of the voluminous literature on the body temperature of insects, it is apparent that the available data are rather fragmentary and in some cases inexact. For example, the temperature of the same species has, in some instances, been found to be higher and in others to be lower than that recorded for the surrounding atmosphere. This lack of uniformity in results may be attributed to faulty technique, inaccuracy of the apparatus used, or to conclusions based on an insufficient number of observations.
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