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Culex pipiens, an invasive mosquito and vector of West Nile virus in the US, has two morphologically indistinguishable forms that differ dramatically in behavior and physiology. Cx. pipiens form pipiens is primarily a bird-feeding temperate mosquito, while the...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.807
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Background. Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are important disease vectors in the United States, known to transmit a variety of pathogens to humans, including bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. Their importance as a disease vector necessitates reliable and comparable...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.842v1
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Nephila clavata L Koch, known as the Joro spider and native to East Asia (Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan), is newly reported from North America. Specimens from several locations in northeast Georgia were collected from around residential properties in Barrow,...

["Ecology","Entomology","Genetics","Taxonomy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.763
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Human alteration of islands has made restoration a key part of conservation management. As islands are restored to their original state, species interactions change and some populations may be impacted. In this study we examine the coxella weevil, (Hadramphus spinipennis...

["Conservation Biology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.749
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Foraging honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) routinely travel as far as several kilometers from their hive in the process of collecting nectar and pollen from floral patches within the surrounding landscape. Since the availability of floral resources at the landscape...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.795v1
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Decision analysis often considers multiple lines of evidence during the decision making process. Researchers and government agencies have advocated for quantitative weight-of-evidence approaches in which multiple lines of evidence can be considered when estimating...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.730
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Members of the plant genus Selaginella are often considered living fossils, as extant taxa are virtually indistinguishable from 300 Ma fossils. In contrast, the brush-footed butterflies are a relatively recent radiation, having diversified primarily within the...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.775v1
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Confirmation bias, i.e., the tendency of humans to seek out evidence in a manner that confirms their hypotheses, is almost overlooked in ecological studies. For decades, insect herbivory was commonly accepted to be highest in tropical regions. By comparing the...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.709
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In order to adapt control efforts to the moving target of malaria, new ways of rapidly processing and using data are required to produce usable information. Portable electronic devices with software applications, collectively known as mHealth, are increasingly...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Epidemiology","Global Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.753v1
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The current study highlights some knowledge on the diversity and structure of insect communities and trophic groups living in Sabkha Djendli (semi-arid area of Northeastern Algeria). The entomofauna was monthly sampled from March to November 2006 using pitfall...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.741v1
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Insects have been used as an exemplary model in studying longevity, from extrinsic mortality pressures to intrinsic senescence. In the highly eusocial insects great degrees of variation in lifespan exist between morphological castes in relation to extreme divisions...

["Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.739v1
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Bois Noir is a grapevine disease responsible for severe economic losses in wine production. Bois Noir is caused by Candidatus Phytoplasma solani, cell wall-less bacteria belonging to the taxonomic group 16Sr-XII-A. In Germany, they are known to be vectored from...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.732v1
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Interspecific competition between herbivores is widely recognized as an important determinant of community structure. Although researchers have identified a number of factors capable of altering competitive interactions, few studies have addressed the influence...

["Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.723v1
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Edaphic fauna play a crucial role in soil processes such as organic matter incorporation and cycling, nutrient content, soil structure, and stability. Collembolans in particular, play a very significant role in nutrient cycling and soil structure. The structure...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.721v1
70 downloads
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Aedes aegypti is the major vector of dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses that put millions of people in endemic countries at risk. Mass rearing of this mosquito is crucial for strategies that use modified insects to reduce vector populations and transmission...

["Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.682v1

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