How Do Insects Survive the Winter?

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Birds fly south, humans bundle up, but what do insects do to survive the winter? From creating antifreeze-like alcohols to burrowing in the ground, bugs have a few solutions to carry on.

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Sources:
https://www.amentsoc.org/insects/fact-files/overwintering.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-happens-to-insects-in-the-winter-2015-2
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/071213.html
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/insect-strategies-to-survive-winter/
http://fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/Monarch_Butterfly/migration/index.shtml
http://www.xerces.org/dragonfly-migration/
https://www.amentsoc.org/insects/caresheets/praying-mantids.html

Mantis Egg: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mantis_egg_2005_Spring_001.jpg
Wandering Glider: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wandering_glider_(Pantala_flavescens).JPG
Painted Lady: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Butterfly_August_2008-3.jpg
Monarch Migration: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MonarchWanderungKlein.gif
Monarch Butterfly: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monarch_butterfly_-_Butterfly_Place_in_Westford,_Massachusetts_(2).jpg
Mountain Pine Beetle: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_mountain_pine_beetle.jpg
Pine Beetle Damage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mt_Fraser_-_Pine_Beetle_Damage.JPG
Emerald Ash Borer: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emerald_ash_borer_3_-_Flickr_-_USDAgov.jpg
Mourning Cloak Butterfly: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nymphalis_antiopa_(Suruvaippa).jpg

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