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Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) are among the most important pollinators, although they attract less attention than bees. They are usually thought to be rather opportunistic flower visitors, although previous studied demonstrated that they show colour preferences...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26516v1
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We repeatedly sampled eight sites on the Crooked River in British Columbia’s Arctic watershed for adult and nymph mayflies (Ephemeroptera) over the course of two years. Using taxonomic keys and DNA-barcoding we report eight new species records for the province....

["Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26461v1
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The Lyonet’s gland is a widespread accessory labial gland in Lepidoptera. Albeit its function is ambiguous, the Lyonet’s gland arguably plays an important role in silk production. Our knowledge on the Lyonet’s gland in heliothine species is limited; it is apparently...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26455v1
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Apis cerana cerana relies on the sensitive olfactory system to perform the foraging activities in the surrounding environment. Olfactory receptors (ORs) are a primary requirement for odorant recognition and coding. However, the molecular recognition of volatile...

["Cell Biology","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3513v1
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Background. Despite great progress in studies on Wolbachia infection in insects, the knowledge about its relations with beetle species, populations and individuals, and the effects of bacteria on these hosts is still unsatisfactory. In this review we summarize...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3412v2
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Background.The insect cuticle covers the whole body and all appendages and has bi-directionnal selective permeability: it protects against environmental stress and pathogen infection and also helps to reduce water loss. The adult cuticle is often associated with...

["Ecology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3501v1
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Interactions between plants and their pollinators vary in time and space at different scales. A neglected aspect of small-scale variation of plant-pollinator interactions is the role of vertical position of flowers. We conducted a series of experiments to study...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3471v1
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Most cropland in the U.S. is characterized by large monocultures, whose productivity is maintained through a strong reliance on costly tillage, external fertilizers, and pesticides ( Schipanski et al., 2016 ) . Despite this, farmers have developed a regenerative...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3464v1
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This article is devoted to an analysis of the possible bivoltine development of several bumblebee species in Europe. This study is based on materials collected by the authors in European countries and in the European North of Russia. Our records reveal that several...

["Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3445v1
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Closely related species with overlapping geographic ranges encounter a significant challenge: they share many ecological traits and preferences but must partition resources to coexist. In Ontario, potentially eleven species of carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae)...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3444v1
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Olfactory systems in insects are used to detect volatile chemical odors, and play crucial roles in survival, reproduction, and mediating key behaviors. Here, RNA sequencing technology was used to sequence and assemble the antennal transcriptome of Heortia vitessoides,...

["Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3433v1
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Anthropogenic pressures on aquatic systems have placed a renewed focus on biodiversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates. By combining classical taxonomy and DNA barcoding we identified 39 species of caddisflies from the Crooked River, a unique and sensitive system...

["Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3034v2
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Background: Bioacoustic monitoring and classification of animal communication signals has developed into a powerful tool for measuring and monitoring species diversity within complex communities and habitats. The high number of stridulating species among Orthoptera...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3397v1
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The poorly understood mechanisms of the seasonal maintenance of Anopheles spp. mosquitoes through the dry season in Africa remain a critical gap in our knowledge of Plasmodium disease transmission. While it is thought that adult mosquitoes remain in a dormant state...

["Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3391v1
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Background. Native meliponines are currently threatened by increased human impacts. The assessment of their genetic variation by microsatellite DNA markers can assist in the conservation of populations and help in the planning and establishment of efficient management...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3382v1
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