February 2010
New York State Conservationist;Feb2010, Vol. 64 Issue 4, Special section p5
The article discusses diapause, a special kind of dormancy that insects go through during winter. Glycerol, a sugary alcohol that serves as an antifreeze, is developed by insects as winter approaches. When spring arrives, tent caterpillars feast on the buds and leaves of black cherry, apple, and sugar maple trees. In spring, ladybugs, or ladybird beetles, leave the bark of a tree where they hibernate. Wolly bear caterpillars spend winter curled up under a log or loose bark.


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