Hibernation and diapause are animal adaptations in response to a harsh environment or climate. Diapause is usually observed in insects. Hibernation is quite similar to diapause; however, hibernation is exclusively characterized by low body temperatures, while diapause features no such characteristic. Read on to explore more differences between hibernation and diapause.
|Diapause is a dormant stage in the development of an organism
|Hibernation is the reduction of metabolic activities in an organism
|Diapause occurs during any time of the year
|Hibernation usually occurs during the winter months
|Diapause is commonly observed in insects.
|Hibernation is common among higher animals.
|Monarch butterflies exhibit diapause in winter or any other unfavourable conditions
|Hibernation is seen in mammals such as bats, hedgehogs, and ground squirrels.
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