150 downloads
756 views

Background Seed-applied neonicotinoids are widely used in agriculture, yet their effects on non-target species remain incompletely understood. One important group of non-target species is arthropod natural enemies (predators and parasitoids), which contribute considerably...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2776
38 downloads
128 views

Sweetpotato (Ipomea batatans) is a food crop of global significance. The storage roots and foliage of crop are attacked by a wide range of pests and diseases. Whilst these are generally well controlled in developed countries using approaches such as clean planting...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2703
14 downloads
87 views

The Pacific coast tick, Dermacentor occidentalis Marx, is found throughout California and can harbor agents that cause human diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and rickettsiosis 364D.Previous studies have demonstrated...

["Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2622v1
145 downloads
230 views

Despite multiple attempts to infer the higher-level phylogenetic relationships of skipper butterflies (Family Hesperiidae), uncertainties in the deep clade relationships persist. The most recent phylogenetic analysis included fewer than 30% of known genera and...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2653
20 downloads
75 views

Worker honeybees (Apis mellifera) transmit Melissococcus plutonius between colonies. However, the transmission of M. plutonius, which causes European foulbrood (EFB), is poorly understood. To analyze the first EFB outbreak in 40 years in Czechia, we collected 49...

["Ecology","Entomology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2618v1
107 downloads
632 views

In face of a dramatic decline of wild bee species in many rural landscapes, potential conservation functions of urban areas gain importance. Yet effects of urbanization on pollinators, and in particular on wild bees, remain ambiguous and not comprehensively understood....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2729
89 downloads
376 views

The family Dolichopodidae forms two of the four largest evolutionary radiations in the Hawaiian Islands across all flies: Campsicnemus (183 spp) and the Eurynogaster complex (66 spp). They also include a small radiation of Conchopus (6 spp). A handful of other...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2704
51 downloads
250 views

Within the Ceratopogonidae family, many genera transmit numerous diseases to humans and animals, while others are important pollinators of tropical crops. In the Yungas ecoregion of Argentina, previous systematic and ecological research on Ceratopogonidae focused...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2655
9 downloads
87 views

In some insects, males produce costly ejaculates that reduce the typical sexual imbalance in potential reproductive rates thus influencing the mode and intensity of sexual selection. In Lepidoptera, in particular, males tend to invest heavily in mate searching,...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2598v1
80 downloads
361 views

Anopheles gambiae densovirus (AgDNV) is a potential microbial agent for paratransgenesis and gene transduction in An. gambiae, the major vector of human malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Understanding the interaction between AgDNV and An. gambiae is critical for using...

["Entomology","Molecular Biology","Virology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2691
102 downloads
362 views

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, is one of the most serious citrus pests worldwide due to its role as vector of huanglongbing or citrus greening disease. While some optimal plant species for ACP oviposition and development have been identified,...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2663
76 downloads
84 views

Historically, handling insects usually involved their being killed as early studies used these organisms for work on genetics, physiology and/or pesticide bioassays. With the advancement of these research topics, the development of behavioral studies and the sensitivity...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2571v1
102 downloads
338 views

Foraging specialization allows social insects to more efficiently exploit resources in their environment. Recent research on honeybees suggests that specialization on pollen or nectar among foragers is linked to reproductive physiology and sensory tuning (the Reproductive...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2599
103 downloads
316 views

Background The genotype-phenotype interactions among traits governing feeding preference are of fundamental importance to behavioral genetics and evolutionary biology. The genetic basis of behavioral traits has been explored in different taxa using different approaches....

["Entomology","Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2598
64 downloads
341 views

The role of kin-selection in the evolution of post-reproductive life is controversial. While anthropological and demographic studies strongly suggest that humans and a few other species experience kin selection for significant post-reproductive survival, these...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2631

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