aestivate

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aestivate

(ĕs′tə-vāt′)
v.
Variant of estivate.
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aperta aestivates preferentially from early May to late September in summer where temperatures are so high and did not fit the optima of this species (7-27[degrees]).
It occurs in large numbers and, unlike certain other Cretan species, it aestivates conspicuously on rock surfaces, which facilitates capture and recapture during summer.