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harlequin bug thermal plasticity lab experiment

harlequin bug thermal plasticity lab experiment

In a study at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond, researchers examined how harlequin bugs (Murgantia histrionica), a pest of cabbage and other cruciferous crops in the southern United States, can adapt their pigmentation based on external environmental conditions. Nymphal-stage bugs were fed collard green leaves and kept in chambers with varying levels of light and temperature through the course of the experiment. (Photo credit: University of Richmond)

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