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Phylogeographic patterns of steppe species in Eastern Central Europe: a review and the implications for conservation
This study strongly supports the need to protect Steppic species throughout their entire ranges in the region, as the continuous destruction of steppic habitats in some areas may lead not only to the disappearance of local populations, but also to the extinction of unique evolutionary units. Expand
How Hosts Taxonomy, Trophy, and Endosymbionts Shape Microbiome Diversity in Beetles
Overall, microbiome diversity was found to be more dependent on host phylogeny than on the abundance of endosymbionts, which does not support the hypothesis that these bacteria occur interchangeably. Expand
Selective sweep of Wolbachia and parthenogenetic host genomes – the example of the weevil Eusomus ovulum
The lack of heterozygosity in host nuclear genes, missing bisexual populations and selective sweep between the parthenogenetic host and bacteria genomes suggest that parthenogenesis in this species could have originated as a result of infection rather than hybridization. Expand
A new genus and new species of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) from Baltic amber
One new genus and nine new species of Staphylinidae are described from Baltic amber, namely Palaeosepedophilus gen.n. and the species P. succinicus sp.n., Lathrobium balticum sp.n., LathrobiumExpand
A contribution to the knowledge of some families of Coleoptera (Insecta) from Iran.
47 species belonging to 36 genera and 14 families of Coleoptera (Insecta) from different regions of Iran were collected and identified. Expand
Occurrence of predators from the genus Rhizophagus Herbst (Col., Rhizophagidae) in pheromone traps
The observations were carried out during the experiments concerning the utilization of pheromone traps against Xyloterus spp. Expand
Using host species traits to understand the Wolbachia infection distribution across terrestrial beetles
Verification of Wolbachia infection status across 297 beetle taxa showed that approximately 27% of taxa are infected by supergroups A and B, and only minor support for coevolution between bacteria and its beetle hosts was observed in some genera of beetles. Expand
Plant–herbivorous beetle networks: molecular characterization of trophic ecology within a threatened steppic environment
A survey of ecological associations between herbivorous beetles and host plants from seriously threatened European steppic grasslands is presented and it is found that the previous identifications of host plants based on direct observations are generally concordant with host plant barcoding from insect gut. Expand
A three‐marker DNA barcoding approach for ecological studies of xerothermic plants and herbivorous insects from central Europe
The utility of the presented database for identification of host plants was demonstrated using two insect species associated with xerothermic habitats: the oligophagous leaf-beetle Cheilotoma musciformis and the polyphagous weevil Polydrusus inustus. Expand