New paper out in the Journal of Insect Physiology!

I am delighted to announce that our paper, with co-authors Claudio Lazzari and Aurélie Fauquet, "Keeping cool: Kissing bugs avoid cannibalism by thermoregulating" is out in the Journal of Insect Physiology! This study is part of our saga "thermal stress and thermoregulation"! Abstract: Kissing bugs possess a highly developed thermal sense and when starved, they attempt to bite any object which temperature is close to that of a warm-blooded host. At each feeding event, these insects take massive meals in just a few minutes. One could then expect fed-bugs being heated-up by the ingested warm blood and so becoming attractive to starved conspecifics. This is not however the case, arising the que

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