Peer-reviewed Articles

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The polyphagous shot hole borer and Kuroshio shot hole borer, two members of the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), are invasive ambrosia beetles that harbor distinct species of Fusarium fungal symbionts. Together with...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3656
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Recently, a novel phenomenon of horizontal gene transfer of helicase-encoding sequence from positive-stranded RNA viruses to LINE transposons in insect genomes was described. TRAS family transposons encoding an ORF2 protein, which comprised all typical functional...

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3673
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Worldwide occurrences of honey bee colony losses have raised concerns about bee health and the sustainability of pollination-dependent crops. While multiple causal factors have been identified, seed coating with insecticides of the neonicotinoid family has been...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3670
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Phylogeographic analyses of the gall fly Urophora cardui have in earlier studies based on allozymes and mtDNA identified small-scale, parapatrically diverged populations within an expanding Western Palearctic population. However, the low polymorphism of these markers...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3582
30 downloads
644 views

Texas is the second largest state in the United States of America, and the largest state in the contiguous USA at nearly 700,000 sq. km. Several Texas bumble bee species have shown evidence of declines in portions of their continental ranges, and conservation initiatives...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3612
58 downloads
429 views

The family Miridae is one of the most species-rich families of insects. To better understand the diversity and evolution of mirids, we determined the mitogenome of Lygus pratenszs and re-sequenced the mitogenomes of four mirids (i.e., Apolygus lucorum, Adelphocoris...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3661
282 downloads
1,082 views

The use of insects as indicators of post-mortem displacement is discussed in many texts, courses and TV shows, and several studies addressing this issue have been published. Although the concept is widely cited, it is poorly understood, and only a few forensic...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3506
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374 views

Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) serve as vectors of several mammalian and avian diseases, including bluetongue, Schmallenberg, African horse sickness, avian malaria and Oropouche. Host preference investigations are necessary to assess the transmission routes...

["Entomology","Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3478
29 downloads
193 views

The salivary gland salivation stimulating peptide was identified from the salivary glands of the migratory locust by its ability to stimulate cAMP production in the same tissue. The gene coding for this peptide has recently been identified and been shown to code...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Entomology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3619
144 downloads
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A new fossil species of salticid spider (Araneae: Salticidae) is described based on an amber-embedded specimen. The specimen was collected from lignite-sandstone early-mid Miocene sediments near the town of Totolapa in Chiapas, southwestern Mexico. The diagnosis...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3614
76 downloads
336 views

Mutualisms between ants and sap-sucking insects generally involve clear benefits for both partners: the ants provide protection in exchange for honeydew. However, a single ant genus associates with armoured scale insects (Diaspididae) that do not excrete honeydew....

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3599
289 downloads
403 views

Correct identification of forensically important insects, such as flies in the family Calliphoridae, is a crucial step for them to be used as evidence in legal investigations. Traditional identification based on morphology has been effective, but has some limitations...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3516
1,996 downloads
268 views

Hydrocarbons are the principal component of insect cuticle and play an important role in maintaining water balance. Cuticular impermeability could be an adaptative response to salinity and desiccation in aquatic insects; however, cuticular hydrocarbons have been...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3562
99 downloads
361 views

Background Parasitoids are frequently used in biological control due to the fact that they are considered host specific and highly efficient at attacking their hosts. As they spend a significant part of their life cycle within their hosts, feeding habits and life...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3559
39 downloads
424 views

Trichocorixa verticalis (T. verticalis), native to North America and the Caribbean islands, is an invasive waterboatman species (Corixidae) in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Previous studies in the native range have suggested that predation by T. verticalis...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3554

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