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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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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.3412v1
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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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Venom has been associated with the ecological success of many groups of organisms, most notably reptiles, gastropods, and arachnids. In some cases, diversification has been directly linked to tailoring of venoms for dietary specialization. Spiders in particular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3358v1
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Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are the two main microsporidian parasites causing nosematosis in honey bee Apis mellifera. The object of the present study is to investigate the presence of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in the Bulgarian honey bee. The 16S (SSU)...

["Entomology","Genetics","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3342v1
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Background. Pesticidal RNAs silencing critical gene function have great potential in pest management, but the benefits of this technology must be weighed against non-target organism risks. Methods. Published studies that developed pesticidal dsRNAs were collated...

["Biotechnology","Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3287v1
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During the last two decades, bioerosion of bone has become more widely investigated, with the earliest identified coming from mid-Triassic strata. Bioerosion has even been identified in bone fragments from a Jurassic theropod coprolite. Although the effects of...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3200v2
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DNA analysis of predator feces using high-throughput amplicon sequencing (HTS) enhances our understanding of predator-prey interactions. However, conclusions drawn from this technique are constrained by biases that occur in multiple steps of the HTS workflow. To...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3184v1
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Three cryptic species in the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex were reared in laboratory colonies and investigated for the presence of pheromones. Collections of volatiles from combinations of diet, fungus, beetles, and galleries from polyphagous shot hole...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3175v1
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Hormones play an important role in the regulation of physiological, developmental and behavioural processes. Many of these mechanisms in insects, however, are still not well understood. One way to investigate hormonal regulation is to analyse gene expression patterns...

["Entomology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3104v1
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