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Background. Neuropeptides are important regulators of physiological processes and behavior. Although they tend to be generally well conserved, recent results using trancriptome sequencing on decapod crustaceans give the impression of significant differences between...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2043
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Background. Diurnal rhythms of protein synthesis controlled by the biological clock underlie the rhythmic physiology in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. In this study, we conducted a proteome-wide investigation of rhythmic protein accumulation in D. melanogaster....

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2080
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Postcopulatory sexual selection may favour mechanisms to reduce sperm competition, like physical sperm removal by males. To investigate the origin of sperm removal, I studied the reproductive behaviour and mechanisms of sperm competition in the only living member...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2077
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Background. Foraging efficiency is critical in determining the success of organisms and may be affected by a range of factors, including resource distance and quality. For social insects such as ants, outcomes must be considered at the level of both the individual...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2049
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Insect gut microbes have been shown to provide nutrients such as essential amino acids (EAAs) to their hosts. How this symbiotic nutrient provisioning tracks with the host’s demand is not well understood. In this study, we investigated microbial essential amino...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2046
57 downloads
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In this study we focus on the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), which has a strong dispersal capacity and has had a significant impact on several cropping systems, including peach (Prunus persica (L.)). Management...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1997
198 downloads
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Despite the increasing rate of systematic research on scarabaeine dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), their fossil record has remained largely unrevised. In this paper, we review all 33 named scarabaeine fossils and describe two new species from...

["Entomology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1988
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165 downloads
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The integration of invasive species into native food webs represent multifarious dynamics of ecological and evolutionary processes. We document incorporation of Prunus serotina (black cherry) into native insect food webs. We find that P. serotina harbours a herbivore...

["Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1954
105 downloads
562 views

Metrichia is assigned to the Ochrotrichiinae, a group of almost exclusively Neotropical microcaddisflies. Metrichia comprises over 100 described species and, despite its diversity, only one species has been described from Brazil so far. In this paper, we provide...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2009
14 downloads
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Background: With the possible implications of global warming, the effect of temperature on the dynamics of malaria vectors in Africa has become a subject of increasing interest. Information from the field is, however, relatively sparse. We describe the effect of...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2011v1
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Background. Calomera littoralis is a Palearctic species, widely distributed in Europe; inhabiting predominantly its Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea coastlines. Methods. Its phylogeography on the Balkan Peninsula and on the north-western Black Sea coast was...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2010v1
42 downloads
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Vineyards worldwide occupy over 7 million hectares and are typically virtual monocultures, with high and costly inputs of water and agro-chemicals. Understanding and enhancing ecosystem services can reduce inputs and their costs and help satisfy market demands...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1995v1
55 downloads
552 views

Tethering a fly for stationary flight allows for exquisite control of its sensory input, such as visual or olfactory stimuli or a punishing infrared laser beam. A torque meter measures the turning attempts of the tethered fly around its vertical body axis. By punishing,...

["Entomology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1971
99 downloads
313 views

Beta-diversity, defined as spatial replacement in species composition, is crucial to the understanding of how local communities assemble. These changes can be driven by environmental or geographic factors (such as geographic distance), or a combination of the two....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1946
53 downloads
348 views

Necrophagous beetles are underrepresented in forensic entomology studies despite their undeniable utility for the field. In the present article, information is presented regarding the developmental biology and instar determination of Sciodrepoides watsoni (Spence,...

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1944

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