Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Assemblage responses to environmental gradients are key to understand the general principles behind the assembly and functioning of communities. The spatially and temporally uneven distribution of water availability in drylands creates strong aridity...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5210
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Understanding how ecological communities are structured is a major goal in ecology. Ecological networks representing interaction patterns among species have become a powerful tool to capture the mechanisms underlying plant-animal assemblages. However, these networks...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5618
80 downloads
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The pill millipede species Glomeris aurita Koch, 1847 remained of relative unknown origin and appearance until its recent rediscovery in samples from the Bergamasque Alps, northern Italy. In order to provide an integrative redescription and accurate identification...

["Biogeography","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5569
72 downloads
650 views

Background Interspecific interactions play an important role in determining species richness and persistence in a given locality. However at some sites, the studies, especially for interaction networks on adult butterflies are scarce. The present study aimed the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5493
1 citation
43 downloads
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The genus Pseudostegana (Okada, 1978) currently contains thirty-nine described species. A number of Pseudostegana were collected from the fieldwork in southwestern China from 2010 to 2017. Eleven new species were discovered and are described from southwestern China:...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5160
133 downloads
886 views

Wolbachia is the most widespread endosymbiont, infecting >20% of arthropod species, and capable of drastically manipulating the host’s reproductive mechanisms. Conventionally, diagnosis has relied on PCR amplification; however, PCR is not always a reliable diagnostic...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5486
61 downloads
623 views

The whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is a cryptic species complex, including members that are pests of global importance. This study presents a screening of B. tabaci species in China for infection by the primary endosymbiont, Portiera...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5516
153 downloads
466 views

Background The use and partitioning of trophic resources is a central aspect of community function. On the ground of tropical forests, dozens of ant species may be found together and ecological mechanisms should act to allow such coexistence. One hypothesis states...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5467
108 downloads
684 views

Roads may have an important negative effect on animal dispersal rate and mortality and thus the functioning of local populations. However, road verges may be surrogate habitats for invertebrates. This creates a conservation dilemma around the impact of roads on...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5413
55 downloads
346 views

The larva and female of Perigomphus basicornis are described and illustrated, and compared with the larva and female of P. pallidistylus. The larva of P. basicornis differs from that of P. pallidistylus in having sternum 8 divided in five sclerites, abdominal segments...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5279
80 downloads
572 views

Ceraphronoids are some of the most commonly collected hymenopterans, yet they remain rare in the fossil record. Conostigmus talamasi Mikó and Trietsch, sp. nov. from Baltic amber represents an intermediate form between the type genus, Megaspilus, and one of the...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5174
100 downloads
2,022 views

The periodical cicadas of North America (Magicicada spp.) are well-known for their long life cycles of 13 and 17 years and their mass synchronized emergences. Although periodical cicada life cycles are relatively strict, the biogeographic patterns of periodical...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5282
1 citation
178 downloads
3,076 views

This contribution describes seven new species of fossil stoneflies from Cretaceous Burmese amber, all of which are dedicated to present and past members of the Rolling Stones. Two species—Petroperla mickjaggeri gen. nov. sp. nov. and Lapisperla keithrichardsi gen....

["Entomology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5354
143 downloads
562 views

Climate change is altering the phenology of trophically linked organisms, leading to increased asynchrony between species with unknown consequences for ecosystem services. Although phenological mismatches are reported from several ecosystems, experimental evidence...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5269
64 downloads
288 views

The blue gum chalcid, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), causes galls on Eucalyptus spp. leaf midribs, petioles and stems. Biological aspects need to be studied to assist in developing management strategies and to maintain this insect...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5265

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