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Name: Roger
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Date: 5/19/2004


Question:
Are all weevils nocturnal?

Crop insects as a rule are not so much nocturnal or diurnal (terms used mostly with advanced animals), but respond to temperature just as much or more than they do to light cycles. Their need for rest periods are real, however, on warm days they may be more active during the early daylight hours and the late daylight hours due to the temperature moderations. Many of these insects may be active at night when the day is too hot or may be active during the day when the nights are too cool. Keep in mind that insects are not able to control their internal temperature, so the environmental temperature is important to determine whether they will be active or not.

Steve Sample


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