Do ants drive speciation in aphids? A possible case of ant‐driven speciation in the aphid genus Stomaphis Walker (Aphidoidea, Lachninae)
It is suggested that for obligatorily myrmecophilous aphids it is a mutualistic relationship with distinct ants that constitutes a significant selective factor that leads to the separation of ecological niches of ancestral aphid populations and development of sibling species.
Pine pest aphids of the genus Eulachnus (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Lachninae): how far can their range extend?
Ecological niche modelling obtained models of potentially suitable habitats, based on climatic variables and distribution of host plants, suggesting that favourable conditions for each species may be present on every continent, but E. agilis and E. rileyi appear to be potentially the most widespread species.
Invasive aphids of the tribe Siphini: a model of potentially suitable ecological niches
Ecological niche modelling was used to predict the risk of invasion of these four species of the Siphini and it was indicated that the precipitation of the coldest quarter with the highest gain value was the most important environmental variable restricting the expansion of the studied species.
Current and potential geographical distribution of Platymeris biguttatus (Linnaeus, 1767) with description of nymphs
- D. Chłond, Agnieszka Bugaj‐Nawrocka, Łukasz Junkiert
- Environmental ScienceZoological Studies
- 9 January 2015
The analysis of climate preferences shows that most of the potentially suitable niches for this species were located in the area of tropical savanna climate, with a small participation of tree vegetation.
Model of potential distribution of Platymeris rhadamanthus Gerstaecker, 1873 with redescription of species
This study provided new and valuable information of the potentially suitable habitat, the possible range of distribution of the species and its climatic preferences, based on 262 specimens of museum collections of P. rhadamanthus and ecological niche modelling methods.
Prediction of hybridisation zones of selected species of the genus Platymeris (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) supported by laboratory crossbreeding
The occurrence of both species was modelled to determine the zone of overlap and estimate the potential hybridisation zone by using the ecological niche modelling technique and Maxent software and various model settings and program capabilities, and two large areas were identified as potential Hybridisation zones.
Distribution Pattern and Climate Preferences of the Representatives of the Cosmopolitan Genus Sirthenea Spinola, 1840 (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Peiratinae)
New and valuable information is provided on the potentially suitable habitat and the possible range of distribution of the genus Sirthenea along with its climatic preferences.
A comparative morphometric study of the genus Drepanosiphoniella Davatchi, Hille Ris Lambers and Remaudière (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Drepanosiphinae)
Are we witnessing speciation? A case study of the species Sirthenea flavipes (Stål, 1855) (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
The studies show morphological divergence of these two discrete populations, reflecting an incipient stage of speciation of the species S. flavipes, and shows that both populations prefer areas with tree vegetation, such as tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forest biomes.
A microscopy investigation of the complex problem of infertility of insect hybrids. Studies on the reproductive systems, eggshells, and karyotypes of the representatives of the genus Platymeris…