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Cockroaches: Ecology, Behavior, and Natural History
This definitive volume provides a complete overview of suborder Blattaria, highlighting the diversity of these amazing insects in their natural environments and covering aspects of cockroach biology, such as the relationship between cockroaches and microbes, termites as social cockroach, and the ecological impact of the suborder.
Nourishment And Evolution In Insect Societies
A history of nutritional theories, review of trophallaxis and overview of the contents of the book, J.H. Hunt and C.A. Napela nourishment and the evolution of paternal care in subsocial anthropods,…
Detritivory, coprophagy, and the evolution of digestive mutualisms in Dictyoptera
It is concluded that coprophagy was the key behavior leading to the evolution of hindgut fermentation systems in the stem group of Dictyoptera, and that Proctodeal trophallaxis evolved from pre-existing intraspecific coprophagous behavior when termite ancestors became subsocial.
Colony composition, protozoan transfer and some life history characteristics of the woodroach Cryptocercus punctulatus Scudder (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae)
- C. Nalepa
- BiologyBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
- 1 April 1984
Field and laboratory evidence presented here shows that adult pairs of C. punctulatus do found colonies and that juveniles are generally not present to provide neonates with protozoan cysts, which may have contributed to the evolution of eusociality in termites.
Role of Visual Contrast in the Alighting Behavior of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) at Overwintering Sites
It is suggested that visual intensity contrast is key to understanding the behavior of H. axyridis in autumn and some commonly accepted ideas regarding choice of overwintering sites are called into question.
Evidence for cocladogenesis between diverse dictyopteran lineages and their intracellular endosymbionts.
- N. Lo, C. Bandi, Hirofumi Watanabe, C. Nalepa, T. Beninati
- BiologyMolecular biology and evolution
- 1 June 2003
The results support the idea that the stem group of modern cockroaches radiated sometime between the late Jurassic and early Cretaceous-not the Carboniferous, as has been suggested on the basis of roach-like fossils from this epoch.
Origin of termite eusociality: trophallaxis integrates the social, nutritional, and microbial environments
- C. Nalepa
- 1 August 2015
This work has concluded that termites are a monophyletic clade embedded within the paraphyletic cockroaches, and sister group to the biparental, wood‐feeding cockroach Cryptocercus, and the latter is an appropriate model for testing assumptions regarding early termite evolution.
The Role of Host Phylogeny Varies in Shaping Microbial Diversity in the Hindguts of Lower Termites
- V. Tai, E. James, C. Nalepa, R. Scheffrahn, S. Perlman, P. Keeling
- BiologyApplied and Environmental Microbiology
- 1 December 2014
Historical effects probably resulting from vertical inheritance have had a prominent role in structuring the hindgut communities, especially of the parabasalids, but dispersal and environmental acquisition have played a larger role in community composition than previously expected.
Infection of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) by Hesperomyces virescens (Ascomycetes: Laboulbeniales): role of mating status and aggregation behavior.
Phylogeny of the Dictyoptera Re-examined (Insecta)
A critical evaluation of the currently available morphological and biological data base relevant to reconstructing phylogeny in Dictyoptera is presented to demonstrate the importance of a thorough treatment of characters in phyloge- netic reconstruction.