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Give an Example of an Organism that Enters 'Diapause' and Why. - Biology

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Give an example of an organism that enters 'diapause' and why.

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Bombyx mori (silk moth) is an insect that enters diapause. 
It enters into diapause due to some adverse environmental conditions such as drought, extreme temperature, reduced food availability; which, in turn, delays the overall development.  The physiological and metabolic activities are also diminished at this particular time.
Thus, it is a type of survival mechanism exhibited by the insect at the time of adversity.

Concept: Organism and Its Environment - Responses to Abiotic Factors
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