Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Migration

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_4617

A special form of dispersal in which insects move in a specific direction, and movement is at least partly under the control of the insects, rather than passive (e.g., being blown by wind). Migrants that are arriving are called immigrants, and those that are departing are called emigrants.

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