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Barotaxis in Diptera, and its Possible Significance to Economic Entomology

Nature volume 154, pages 671672 (25 November 1944) | Download Citation

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VARIOUS authors have noted an apparent correlation between the degree of activity of insects and the barometric pressure. I have recently completed an investigation of the conditions governing the aerial distribution of insects. The completed work is to be published elsewhere, but it has been thought advisable to direct attention to a phenomenon which came to light during laboratory experiments on the effects of decreased pressure upon insects.

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    , Tech. Bull., U.S. Dept. Agric., No. 673 (1939).

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    , J. Econ. Ent., 33 (6), 915 (1940).

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  1. Meteorological Service of Canada, Toronto, Ontario.

    • WILLIAM G. WELLINGTON

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