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Symbiotic bacteria are common in insects and can affect various aspects of their hosts’ biology. Although the effects of insect symbionts have been clarified for various insect symbiosis models, due to the difficulty of cultivating them in vitro, there is still...

["Cell Biology","Entomology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2799v1
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Fertilizer with different ration of nitrogen (N) to phosphorus (P) could influence performance of plants including crops and vegetables. Spodoptera exigua is an important agriculture pest that has caused serious economic loss especially recent decades. In the present...

["Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2784v1
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Background. The red gum lerp psyllid Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), an eucalypt insect pest from Australia, was reported in Brazil in 2003. This study evaluated damage patterns of this pest and the parasitism rates of Psyllaephagus bliteus...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2783v1
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Urbanization is an increasingly pervasive form of land transformation that reduces biodiversity of many taxonomic groups. Beetles exhibit a broad range of responses to urbanization, likely due to the high functional diversity in this order. Carrion beetles (Order:...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2481v2
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1. The elevational gradient in plant defense (EGPD) hypothesis posits that natural enemy pressures increase positively alongside temperature across elevational climatic gradients, thereby selecting for enhanced defenses at lower elevations while leaving plants...

["Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2733v1
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Phytochemicals produced by plants, including at flowers, function in protection against plant diseases, and have a long history of use against trypanosome infection. Floral nectar and pollen, the sole food sources for many species of insect pollinators, contain...

["Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology","Plant Science","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2730v1
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In order to understand the distribution and prevalence of Ommatissus lybicus (Homoptera: Tropiduchidae) as well as analyse their current biographical patterns and predict their future spread, comprehensive and highly sophisticated information on the environmental,...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2716v1
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Insects are important in assessing ecosystem quality and health. Current climate change models predict that in the next one hundred years, intense storms separated by long periods of drought will frequent French Polynesia. Variation in water availability may be...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2678v1
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Background. The ‘whirling’ defensive behavior of Pholcus ancoralis (L. Koch, 1865) was studied in a forest and laboratory in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. This behavior involves fast web-borne gyration to dissuade predators and is widespread in the Pholcidae family....

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2666v1
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Since the publication of Baker (2016) three additional burrow casts, unknown to the author, were located in the Natural History Museum, London (NHM) collection by George Beccaloni. These casts were provisionally identified as Gryllotalpa vineae. In order to establish...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2664v1
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The spotted wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is a new pest in Europe and America which causes severe damages to stone fruits crops. Temperature and humidity are among the most important abiotic factors governing insect life. In many situations, temperature...

["Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2646v1
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The Pacific coast tick, Dermacentor occidentalis Marx, is found throughout California and can harbor agents that cause human diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and rickettsiosis 364D.Previous studies have demonstrated...

["Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2622v1
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Worker honeybees (Apis mellifera) transmit Melissococcus plutonius between colonies. However, the transmission of M. plutonius, which causes European foulbrood (EFB), is poorly understood. To analyze the first EFB outbreak in 40 years in Czechia, we collected 49...

["Ecology","Entomology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2618v1
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In some insects, males produce costly ejaculates that reduce the typical sexual imbalance in potential reproductive rates thus influencing the mode and intensity of sexual selection. In Lepidoptera, in particular, males tend to invest heavily in mate searching,...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2598v1
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Historically, handling insects usually involved their being killed as early studies used these organisms for work on genetics, physiology and/or pesticide bioassays. With the advancement of these research topics, the development of behavioral studies and the sensitivity...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2571v1
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