The seasonal responses of adult Chrysoperla are critical to the fitness of their offspring because once the egg is laid, development proceeds along a pathway that is uninterruped by dorinancy until the adult stage; preimaginal stages do not aestivate
. As aresutl, the phenotypic switch has a profound influence, not only on adult survivorship and the seasonal timing of reproduction or aestival dormancy, but also on voltinism and larval survivorship and development.
Since horned lizards hibernate or aestivate
at soil depths routinely disturbed by plowing or tilling, such activity may kill them directly or indirectly by exposing lizards to harsh climatic conditions they seek to avoid.
It comes up above the ground only during rainy weather; during dry conditions, it burrows 7-15 cm deep into the ground and aestivates
until rain softens the soil.
It breeds in rain pools, flooded fields and permanent ponds from February to June then aestivates
(hibernates) in deep, loamy sand until the next spring rains.
It occurs in large numbers and, unlike certain other Cretan species, it aestivates
conspicuously on rock surfaces, which facilitates capture and recapture during summer.
, INSORPTIONS (sted), INTERSILIENT, NESCIENCES (web2), PAN-EUROPEAN, PREINSPIRE (web2), RESIDENTIARIES, TONIFICATION
It is the more appraisals beach of the western area and a few hundreds of thousands of aestivates
forward there during the three summer months.