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Pringleophaga marioni

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Pringleophaga marioni (Marion flightless moth or Subantarctic caterpillar) is a moth of the family Tineidae.[1] It is endemic to Marion Island.[2] Beside being unable to fly, this moth species is notable because of its ability to resist temperatures that are so low, that they would kill most other species.[3]

References

  1. ^ Chown, Steven L.; Convey, Peter (2016-03-01). "Antarctic Entomology". Annual Review of Entomology. 61: 119–137. doi:10.1146/ANNUREV-ENTO-010715-023537.
  2. ^ Sinclair, Brent J; Chown, Steven L (2006-03-22). "Caterpillars benefit from thermal ecosystem engineering by wandering albatrosses on sub-Antarctic Marion Island". Biology Letters. 2 (1): 51–54. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0384. ISSN 1744-9561. PMC 1617211. PMID 17148324.
  3. ^ Sinclair, B. J. (2004-03-15). "Metabolism of the sub-Antarctic caterpillar Pringleophaga marioni during cooling, freezing and thawing". Journal of Experimental Biology. 207 (8): 1287–1294. doi:10.1242/jeb.00880. ISSN 0022-0949.
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Pringleophaga marioni: Brief Summary

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Pringleophaga marioni (Marion flightless moth or Subantarctic caterpillar) is a moth of the family Tineidae. It is endemic to Marion Island. Beside being unable to fly, this moth species is notable because of its ability to resist temperatures that are so low, that they would kill most other species.

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