how do insects survive long cold winters, specially the ones with a lifespan of less than a week?

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how do insects survive long cold winters, specially the ones with a lifespan of less than a week?

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If I had to use one word to describe insects, it would be “adaptive”. Our resident insects are very well adapted to survive winter.

In order to survive winter, insects push the pause button. During this pause an insect’s metabolic rate drops to one tenth or less, so it can use stored body fat to survive winter. Also many insects produce alcohols for antifreeze. Their bodies can supercool (reach temperatures below freezing) without forming cell-damaging ice.

Insects spend the winter in various life stages: egg, nymph, larvae, pupae or adult. Many overwinter as eggs. Aphid eggs can be found in the bud scales of woody plants

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