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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
4 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
3 downloads
77 views

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
34 downloads
70 views

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
42 downloads
464 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
76 downloads
268 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
41 downloads
308 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
99 downloads
578 views

Background. The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the most important pollinator in agriculture worldwide. However, the number of honey bees has fallen significantly since 2006, becoming a huge ecological problem nowadays. The principal cause is CCD, or Colony Collapse...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1950
37 downloads
185 views

Encarsia formosa Gahan (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) is a solitary endoparasitoid that is commercially reared and released for augmentative biological control of whiteflies infesting greenhouse crops. In most areas in China, the invasive and destructive whitefly Bemisia...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1863
20 downloads
121 views

Background. The Tijuana River Valley is the first natural habitat in California to be substantially invaded by the Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer (KSHB, Euwallacea sp.), an invasive ambrosia beetle native to Southeast Asia. This paper documents the distribution of the...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1964v1
61 downloads
327 views

Plant resistance to herbivores involves physical and chemical plant traits that prevent or diminish damage by herbivores, and hence may promote coevolutionary arm-races between interacting species. Although Datura stramonium’s concentration of tropane alkaloids...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1898
72 downloads
395 views

The evolution of insect male genitalia has received much attention, but there is still a lack of data on the macroevolutionary origin of its extraordinary variation. We used a calibrated molecular phylogeny of 71 of the 150 known species of the beetle genus Limnebius...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1882
47 downloads
103 views

This report details work on the BioAcoustica project up to the end of March 2016. Functionality and datasets currently available are described and ongoing work is listed. Usage statistics are provided and future plans are presented. Outputs of the project are listed...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1948v2
114 downloads
471 views

Insect herbivores can shift the composition of a plant community, but the mechanism underlying such shifts remains largely unexplored. A possibility is that insects alter the competitive symmetry between plant species. The effect of herbivory on competition likely...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1867
76 downloads
277 views

Biological control agents may have unintended effects on native biota, particularly species that are closely related to the target invader. Here, we explored how Chrysolina quadrigemina, a beetle introduced to control the invasive weed Hypericum perforatum, impacts...

["Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1886

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