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The rove beetle Triacrus dilatus is found in the Atlantic forest of South America and lives in the refuse piles of the paper wasp Agelaia vicina. Adults of T. dilatus are among the largest rove beetles, frequently measuring over 3 cm, and exhibit remarkable variation...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1123
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Climate change can alter the phenology of organisms. It may thus lead seasonal organisms to face different day lengths than in the past, and the fitness consequences of these changes are as yet unclear. To study such effects, we used the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1103
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Exposure to constant light has a range of negative effects on behaviour and physiology, including reduced immune function in both vertebrates and invertebrates. It is proposed that the associated suppression of melatonin (a ubiquitous hormone and powerful antioxidant)...

["Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1075
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Climate warming will fundamentally alter basic life history strategies of many ectothermic insects. In the lab, rising temperatures increase growth rates of lepidopteran larvae, but also reduce final pupal mass and increase mortality. Using in situ field warming...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1240v1
86 downloads
285 views

Methylation has previously been associated with allele specific expression in ants. Recently, we found methylation is important in worker reproduction in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Here we searched for allele specific expression in twelve genes associated...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1079
110 downloads
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“Candidatus Liberibacter europaeus” (Leu) is one of six currently known Liberibacter species. It is known primarily from pear and related species across Europe, and from Scotch broom and its associated psyllids in New Zealand (introduced from Britain). The psyllids...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.649v2
59 downloads
319 views

Megaselia scalaris (Loew, 1866) (Diptera, phoridae) is a cosmopolitan fly species used in forensic science, and has been developed as a laboratory model species. They feed on decaying corpses as well as a wide variety of organic matter, and previous studies have...

["Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1085
28 downloads
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Thermal physiology of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) is a critical aspect of field performance and fitness. Thermal limits for survival and activity, and the ability of these limits to adjust (i.e., show phenotypic flexibility) depending on recent thermal history,...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1023
30 downloads
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Tabin Wildlife Resort in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu, Sabah is a popular tourist spot in Malaysia for being the largest wildlife reserve by mainly focusing on endangered mammals and birds. Thus, in this research, it is proposed to include invertebrates’...

["Conservation Biology","Entomology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1178v1
16 downloads
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Widespread replacement of native ecosystems by productive land sometimes results in the outbreak of a native species. In New Zealand, the introduction of exotic pastoral plants has resulted in the diet alteration of the native coleopteran species, Costelytra zealandica...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1168v1
36 downloads
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The genus Halobates includes the only five insect species that have been successful in a pelagic marine environment. Different scenarios of independent colonization events of that environment have been proposed, considering the appearance of pelagic distribution...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1164v1
69 downloads
121 views

Consumer-grade GPS units are a staple of modern field ecology, but the relatively large error radii reported by manufacturers (up to 10 meters) ostensibly precludes their utility in measuring fine-scale movement of small animals such as insects. Here we demonstrate...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1158v1
74 downloads
393 views

Malaise trap sampling of Hemiptera (Heteroptera; Auchenorrhyncha) was conducted at 500 m intervals along an elevational gradient from 200 m to 3,700 m on the east slope of Mount Wilhelm, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Hemiptera had a decrease in morphospecies...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.978
30 downloads
84 views

Thermal physiology of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) is a critical aspect of field performance and fitness. Thermal limits for survival and activity, and the ability of these limits to adjust (i.e. show phenotypic flexibility) depending on recent thermal history,...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1152v1
81 downloads
415 views

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae), vector of citrus greening disease pathogen, Huanglongbing (HLB), is considered the most serious pest of citrus in the world. Prior molecular based studies have hypothesized a link...

["Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.946

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