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A review of the invasion of Drosophila suzukii in Europe and a draft research agenda for integrated pest management
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This paper reviews the existing knowledge on the pest life history and updates its current distribution across Europe and highlights the possible research approach which may hopefully provide management solutions to the expanding challenge that D. suzukii poses to European fruit production.
Tracking the invasion of the alien fruit pest Drosophila suzukii in Europe
Biological invasions are a leading threat to native wildlife, human health and food production worldwide. Understanding the invasion history helps identifying introduction pathways and organizing
Just phoresy? Reduced lifespan in red palm weevils Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) infested by the mite Centrouropoda almerodai (Uroactiniinae: Uropodina)
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It is revealed that infested individuals have a significantly reduced lifespan in comparison with those not infested, leading us to believe that the R. ferrugineus–C.
Faunal patterns in Tuscan archipelago butterflies: The dominant influence is recent geography not paleogeography
The aim of this paper is to examine whether current and/or Pleistocene geography affect the species richness and composition of Tuscan archipelago butterflies. This archipelago is located between
A network of sex and competition: The promiscuous mating system of an invasive weevil
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It is argued that understanding pest sexual biology using a social network approach can significantly improve the performance of management strategies, such as the Sterile Insect technique.
Prehibernating aggregations of Polistes dominulus: an occasion to study early dominance assessment in social insects
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It is demonstrated that in a given pair, it is more likely that the dominant wasp in autumn becomes the alpha female in spring after the nest foundation phase occurred, and it is showed that dominant females in clusters have both larger body size and ovaries.
Phylogeography and counter-intuitive inferences in island biogeography: evidence from morphometric markers in the mobile butterfly Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae).
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West Mediterranean populations of the butterfly Maniola jurtina are studied using geometric morphometrics, suggesting that Mediterranean islands may function as refugia during cold periods, much as the three mainland peninsulas of Iberia, Italy and Greece are known to have done.
Ecosystem services provided by aculeate wasps
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A first comprehensive review of how aculeate wasps contribute to the four main areas of ecosystem services: regulatory, provisioning, supporting and cultural services and a research roadmap identifying the key areas of research required to capitalise better on the services provided by these important insects.
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