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Arthropod Phoresy Involving Pseudoscorpions in the Past and Present
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The present work brings up to date phoretic associations between pseudoscorpions and different arthropods and discusses the long-standing controversy over whether this behavior is basically a predatory response or adapted solely for dispersal.
Defensive Secretions in Three Species of Polydesmids (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Polydesmidae)
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Nine compounds were detected in three different millipede species: Polydesmus complanatus (L.), Brachydesmus (StylobrachydesMus) avalae Ćurčić & Makarov, and Brachydsmus ( StylobRachyde) dadayi Verhoeff, and Benzoylnitrile was the major component in all three hexane extracts.
Chemistry of the sternal gland secretion of the Mediterranean centipede Himantarium gabrielis (Linnaeus, 1767) (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha: Himantariidae)
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This is the first report on the presence of benzyl nitrile and mandelonitrile benzoate in secreted substances from centipede, and Farnesyl 2,3-dihydrofarnesoate is a new compound, while himantarine and farnesyl farnesoate were not known as natural products.
New and little-known species of Chthoniidae and Neobisiidae (Pseudoscorpiones, Arachnida) from the Movile Cave in southern Dobrogea, Romania
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Two species of Roncus L. Koch, 1873, new to science, and one species of Neobisium Chamberlin, 1930, collected in the Movile Cave, southern Dobrogea, Romania, have been described, diagnostic characters illustrated, and their geographic distribution analyzed.
Composition of the Defensive Secretion in Three Species of European Millipedes
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Three European julid species, Cylindroiulus boleti, Leptoiulus trilineatus, and Megaphyllum bosniense, secrete mixtures of up to 12 different quinones that support the idea of the chemical consistency of defensive compounds in juliform millipedes.
High angular and spectral selectivity of purple emperor (Lepidoptera: Apatura iris and A. ilia) butterfly wings.
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The iridescent features of the butterfly species Apatura iris and A. ilia were studied and it was found that the peak reflectivity is around 380 nm, with a spectral width (full width at half maximum) of approximately 50 nm in both species.
Molecular Diversity of Compounds from Pygidial Gland Secretions of Cave-Dwelling Ground Beetles: The First Evidence
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The adaptation to underground life has not led to a reduction or changes in the chemical defense mechanism in the analyzed troglophilous and trogLobitic Platyninae and Trechinae taxa.
Further report on nematode-pseudoscorpion associations
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The total number of pseudoscorpion species associated with nematodes, is at present 15; of these, the majority belong to the family Neobisiidae (11 species), while 3 species belonging to the Chthoniidae, and one to the Sternophoridae.
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