34 downloads
140 views

Indirect ecological 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) indirectly affected the abundance and composition...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2538
20 downloads
87 views

Few investigations have been made of the species description trend of scale insects. The present study reports the discovery pattern and taxonomic efforts for this group based on global species and a literature dataset. In addition, three asymptotic models (Logistic,...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2526
6 downloads
46 views

Urbanization is an increasingly pervasive form of land transformation that reduces biodiversity of many taxonomic groups. Beetles (Order: Coleoptera) exhibit a broad range of responses to urbanization, likely due to the high functional diversity in this order....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2481v1
29 downloads
165 views

Locusts are known for their ability to jump large distances to avoid predation. The jump also serves to launch the adult locust into the air in order to initiate flight. Various aspects of this important behavior have been studied extensively, from muscle physiology...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2481
44 downloads
189 views

In most lineages, most species have restricted geographic ranges, with only few reaching widespread distributions. How these widespread species reached their current ranges is an intriguing biogeographic and evolutionary question, especially in groups known to...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2514
38 downloads
159 views

The screening of suitable insecticides is a key factor in successfully applying trunk injection technology to ornamental plants. In this study, six chemical pesticides were selected and injected into the trunks of Osmanthus fragrans to control the nettle caterpillar,...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2480
52 downloads
97 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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2450v1
23 downloads
63 views

The Black Soldier Fly [Hermetia illucens] is a true fly in the family Stratiomyidae and subclass Pterygota. H.illucens has been a topic of interest in the ecological research world for many years. H.illucens possesses special physiological, ethological and ecological...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2436v1
24 downloads
182 views

Functional traits are the primary biotic component driving organism influence on ecosystem functions; in consequence, traits are widely used in ecological research. However, most animal trait-based studies use easy-to-measure characteristics of species that are...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2433v1
19 downloads
68 views

Bemisia tabaci has become a major economic importance pest, affecting several crops worldwide. Among their natural enemies, species of Chrysopidae family, with larvae predators of different pests, are a very effective biological control agent. The developmental...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2417v1
37 downloads
219 views

Indirect ecological 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) indirectly affected the abundance and composition...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2153v2
49 downloads
356 views

Current research on female colour polymorphism in Ischnura damselflies suggests that a balanced fitness trade-off between morphotypes contributes to the maintenance of polymorphism inside populations. The genetic inheritance system constitutes a key factor to understand...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2380
54 downloads
380 views

Background Desiccation resistance shapes the distribution of terrestrial insects at multiple spatial scales. However, responses to drying stress have been poorly studied in aquatic groups, despite their potential role in constraining their distribution and diversification,...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2382
34 downloads
94 views

There are various methods of pollination, such as wind and insects, in apricot. However, wind is not considered as an effective pollinating agent for apricot because of sticky pollens, and apricot needs insects to carry pollens from stamens to the stigma of another...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2396v1
55 downloads
87 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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2394v1

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