September 2021 Issue
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Relationship between the speed at which insects move and the environmental temperature

September 28, 2021

Hiroshi Kohsaka an associate professor at UEC Tokyo, and colleagues report that the speed of movement of fly larvae varies from species to species. Furthermore, they found that larvae in cold regions tend to move slowly, and those in warm regions move faster. These results suggest that environmental diversity has contributed to the evolution of the diverse movement patterns exhibited by animals.

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Hiroshi Kohsaka, Associate Professor, UEC Tokyo.