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A taxonomic revision of Otomantis Bolivar, 1890 (Mantodea: Hymenopodidae, Acromantinae) with description of five new species.
The African genus Otomantis Bolivar, 1890, is taxonomically treated via the re-description of its species on the basis of new morphological features (pronotum and male genitalia). Five new species,… Expand
Morphostructural analysis of the male reproductive system and DNA barcoding in Balclutha brevis Lindberg 1954 (Homoptera, Cicadellidae).
Balclutha brevis Lindberg 1954 is an allochthonous leafhopper infesting an invasive grass, Pennisetum setaceum, in Sicily and in mainland Europe; therefore, this species could compete with… Expand
Fine structure of male genital tracts of some Acrididae and Tettigoniidae (Insecta: Orthoptera)
A morphological, histological and ultrastructural study was carried out on the spermiducts and seminal vesicles of some species of Acrididae and Tettigoniidae. In all the species examined, the… Expand
The clade Ecdysozoa, perplexities and questions
A relatively new clade, the Ecdysozoa [Aguinaldo et al., 1997. Nature 387, 489–493] was raised based on the 18S ribosomal DNA sequences that indicate a close relationship between the moulting phyla… Expand
The chorion of eggs in a Namibian Ariadna species (Araneae: Segestriidae): morphological and SEM analyses
Abstract Morphological and SEM analyses were carried out on the chorion of freshly laid eggs, eggs at different time intervals after oviposition and after hatching of a Namibian segestriid spider… Expand
Remarks on the genus Raptrix Terra 1995 (Mantodea, Acontiothespinae) with a description of two new species
Abstract The species of the genus Raptrix Terra are revised. Of the 3 known species, only R. perspicua (F.) is recognized as valid. A. westwoodi Saussure & Zehntner, previously treated as synonym of… Expand
Discovery of the first species of Dryinus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae) from Burmese amber.
Dryinus maderai sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae) is described from Upper Cretaceous Lower Cenomanian, Burmese amber (Myanmar). It is the first species of Dryinus Latreille found in this amber.
The Present is the Key to the Past: How Living Fossils in Namibia Share Insights on the Insects of Tertiary European Forests
Mantophasmatodean insects have been widely recorded in Cretaceous and Eocene amber. Although rare, Mantophasmatodeans are famous for a quite widespread occurrence in the Baltic area until the Eocene… Expand
Do habitat features affect the composition of silk proteins by Namibian arid-adapted Ariadna spiders (Araneae: Segestriidae)?
Abstract This paper is the first to describe the silk produced by Segestriidae spiders. Field and specimen data together with webs secreted by Namibian arid-adapted Ariadna spiders were collected… Expand
Description of the first species of Gonadryinus Olmi (Hymenoptera, Dryinidae) from the Afrotropical region.
Gonadryinus bicarinatus Olmi, Marletta, Guglielmino & Speranza, sp. nov., from Ranomafana National Park (Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar) is described and illustrated. This represents the first… Expand