Harlequin Bug Coloration Influenced by Temperature During Nymphal Stages

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A new study shows that harlequin bugs can adapt their pigmentation (or melanin levels) during their developmental stages based on outside temperatures. Such thermal melanism enhances the pest species’ potential to invade new regions and environments.

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