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The oldest occurrence of immature Diptera (Insecta), Middle Triassic, France
Abstract The oldest fossil Diptera are known from the Grès à Voltzia Formation (Upper Buntsandstein) of the northern Vosges Mountains (northeastern France), the age of which is early Anisian (earlyExpand
Widespread and persistent invasions of terrestrial habitats coincident with larval feeding behavior transitions during snail-killing fly evolution (Diptera: Sciomyzidae)
The preponderance of aquatic to terrestrial transitions in sciomyzids goes against the trend generally observed across eukaryotes, and implies that any animal lineage having aquatic and terrestrial members, respiring the same way in both habitats and having the same type of food available in both habitat could show a similar pattern of multiple independent habitat transitions coincident with changes in behavioral and morphological traits. Expand
New Chironomidae (Diptera) with elongate proboscises from the Late Jurassic of Mongolia
Four new species of Chironomidae with well-developed elongate proboscises are described from a Late Jurassic site Shar Teg in SW Mongolia, including Cretaenne rasnicyni sp. Expand
A Drosophila heat shock response represents an exception rather than a rule amongst Diptera species
Analysis of patterns of Hsp70 expression in larvae of dipteran species collected from natural populations of species belonging to four families from different evolutionary lineages of the order Diptera suggests that different trends were realized during the evolution of the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of the responses of HSp70 genes to temperature fluctuations in the studied families. Expand
Novel arrangement and comparative analysis of hsp90 family genes in three thermotolerant species of Stratiomyidae (Diptera)
A comparison of the hsp83 promoters of two Stratiomyidae species from thermally contrasting habitats demonstrated that while both species contain canonical heat shock elements in the same position, only one of the species contains functional GAF‐binding elements. Expand
Pupae of Mesozoic Jurochlus Kalugina, 1985 (Diptera: Chironomidae), with description of four new species
The Mesozoic chironomid genus Jurochlus Kalugina, 1985, known only as pupae, is reviewed and its systematic position (probably Podonominae or Tanypodinae) is discussed. Expand
New data on Hydrellia tarsata Haliday (Diptera: Ephydridae).
The genus Hydrellia Robineau-Desvoidy currently including about 80 Palaearctic species is poorly studied in Russia. To date, only 12 species of the genus have been recorded from European Russia withExpand
[The mass development of biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) on the littoral of the White Sea].
The biting midges larvae fauna of the intertidal and supralittoral zones in Sel'dianaia small bay is studied and the mass breeding of Culicoides and Dasyhelea in the tidal zone of Arctic Seas is noticed for the first time. Expand
Organization and evolution of hsp70 clusters strikingly differ in two species of Stratiomyidae (Diptera) inhabiting thermally contrasting environments
It is demonstrated clear evidence of homogenizing gene conversion in the S. singularior hsp70 genes, which form tight clusters in this species, and in the case of the other species, O. pardalina, there is no clear trace of concerted evolution for the dispersed hSp70 genes. Expand
A new tribe of Diamesinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia
Abstract A new tribe of Diamesinae, Eugenodiamesini tr. nov. (Diptera: Chironomidae), is described based on a single pupa from Khutel Khara (lower part of the Tsagan Tsab Formation, Lower CretaceousExpand