Abstract 66
Pavlíček, T., Csuzdi, Cs. and Nevo, E. 2005: Prolonged diapause of earthworms as an adaptation to semiarid environment. A case study. Pp. 189-194. In. Pop, V. V. and Pop, A. A. (Eds.), Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy II (Annelida: Oligochaeta). Cluj University Press.
An extremely long diapause period of Bimastos syriacus specimens is reported. Since there is a positive significant correlation between the length of the diapause period and length of the drought period in the Levant the possibility that this is an adaptation to the semiarid conditions in the Levant is discussed.