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Previous studies have shown that natural honeybee and bumble bee colonies are hosts of the small hive beetle (SHB) Aethina tumida, a pest of honeybee colonies in various regions of the world. Recent studies also reported the presence of SHBs in colonies of certain...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2310v1
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Winter mortality is a major factor regulating population size of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Glycerol is the major cryoprotectant in this freeze intolerant insect. We report findings from a gene expression...

["Ecology","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2311v1
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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:10.7717/peerj.2128
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2299v1
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Background. Bumble bees (Bombus spp.) are important wild and managed pollinators. There is increased interest in incorporating data on bumble bees into risk assessments for pesticides, but standardized methods for assessing hazards of pesticides in semi-field and...

["Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2228
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The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world. This impacts Arctic species both directly, through increased temperatures, and indirectly, through structural changes in their habitats. Species are expected to exhibit idiosyncratic responses to...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2224
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Background: The visual ecology of pest insects is poorly studied compared to the role of odour cues in determining their behaviour. Furthermore, the combined effects of both odour and vision on insect orientation are frequently ignored, but could impact behavioural...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2219
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Cold-induced mortality has historically been a key aspect of mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), population control, but little is known about the molecular basis for cold tolerance in this insect. We used RNA-seq...

["Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2109
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We present the first record of the orb-weaver spider Bertrana striolata from Amazonian lowlands (east of the Andes) in Ecuador, based on a specimen collected at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station, province of Orellana, Ecuador. In Ecuador, B. striolata was previously...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2242v1
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Background: Pollination has a great effect on the yield of fruit trees. Blow flies are considered as an effective pollinator compared to hand pollination in fruit orchards. Therefore, this study was designed to evaluate the effect of different pollination methods...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2076
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Background. The age of an insect strongly influences many aspects of behavior and reproduction. The interaction of age and behavior is epitomized in the temporal polyethism of honey bees in which young adult bees perform nurse and maintenance duties within the...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Biochemistry","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2155
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Insects under different stimuli from the environment modify behavioural responses due to changes in the sensitivity of neurons at the peripheral and/or at the central level of the nervous system. This phenomenon is called neuronal plasticity, and sensory adaptation...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2150
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Indirect effects are a common feature of ecological systems, arising when one species affects interactions among two or more other species. We examined how browsing by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) affected the abundance and composition of a web-building...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2153v1
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There are relatively few experimental studies and risk assessments of the effects on non-target insects from ultra-low volume (ULV) insecticides used for management of adult mosquitoes. Therefore, we evaluated factors that may influence the ability of an insect...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2167
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Butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) comprise significant portions of the world’s natural history collections, but a standardized tissue preservation protocol for molecular research is largely lacking. Lepidoptera have traditionally been spread on mounting boards...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2160

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