Ecological Entomology

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Edited By: Rebeca B. Rosengaus, Francis Gilbert and Bernard D. Roitberg

Impact Factor: 1.687

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 23/94 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2311

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology

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Volume 41 Issue 4

A large-scale latitudinal pattern of life-history traits in a strictly univoltine damselfly
Szymon Sniegula, Maria J.Golab and Frank Johansson

The distribution of body sizes across latitudes has fascinated scientists for decades. Interestingly, in contrast to endotherms, a number of arthropods exhibit an inverse Bergman cline i.e. body size decreases with latitude. It can be difficult to explain the underlying mechanisms that generate this phenomenon because of a number of variables and potential confounds, including temperature, photoperiod and voltinism. Here, Sniegula et al (2016) used field collections and a clever combination of simulated natal rearings and common garden experiments to demonstrate an inverse Bergman decline for a univoltine damselfly, Lestes sponsa, consistent with the notion of genetic component for this cline.


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Perching male of Lestes sponsa (photo by Anna Rychła)


Perching male of Lestes sponsa (photo by Anna Rychła)

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