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di·a·pause

(dī'ă-pawz),
A period of biologic quiescence or dormancy with decreased metabolism; an interval in which development is arrested or greatly slowed.
[dia- + G. pausis, pause]

diapause

/di·a·pause/ (-pawz) a state of inactivity and arrested development accompanied by greatly decreased metabolism, as in many eggs, insect pupae, and plant seeds; it is a mechanism for surviving adverse winter conditions.

diapause

(dī′ə-pôz′)
n. Zoology
A period during which growth or development is suspended and physiological activity is diminished, as in certain insects in response to adverse environmental conditions.

di·a·pause

(dī'ă-pawz)
A period of biologic quiescence or dormancy with decreased metabolism; an interval in which development is arrested or greatly slowed.
[dia- + G. pausis, pause]

diapause

a period of arrested growth and development in insects which is under the control of the endocrine system. Diapause is an adaptation to avoid adverse conditions, but does not automatically end with the termination of the adverse conditions as it is genetically determined. However, diapause can be ‘broken’ by an appropriate environmental change, or artificially by temperature shocks or chemical stimulation.

diapause

a state of inactivity and arrested development accompanied by greatly reduced metabolism, as in many eggs, insect pupae and plant seeds. It is a mechanism for surviving adverse weather conditions.
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Saulich & Musolin (2009) established that in species that overwinter as adults, the absence of oviposition is caused by direct suppression of maturation and/or oviposition due to low temperature, rather than by induction of reproductive diapause.
guildinii increases the tendency to enter into a reproductive diapause with short day length (10 h) and low temperature (20[degrees]C).
Under short (10 h) photophase at 20[degrees]C they display particular traits: accumulation of energy reserves (lipids); undeveloped reproductive organs; smaller body size; change in the coloration of the pronotum band and connexivum; and reduced feeding activity, all of which indicative of reproductive diapause.
Photoperiodic and temperature effects on rate of development and diapause in the green stink bug, Nezara viridula L.
Photoperiodic induction of diapause hibernation and voltinism in Piezodorus hybneri (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae).
Role of temperature and photoperiod in diapause regulation in Czech populations of Dolycoris baccarum (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae).
Effects of temperature and photoperiod on the induction of diapause and the determination of body coloration in the bean bug, Riptortus clavatus.
Photophase influence on the reproductive diapause, seasonal morphs, and feeding activity of Euschistus heros (Fabr.
Surviving winter: diapause syndrome in the southern green stink bug Nezara viridula in the laboratory, in the field, and under climate change conditions.