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Do Alien Plants Reduce Insect Biomass
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The replacement of native plants that are palatable to a diverse array of specialist and generalist insect herbivores with alien species predicted to be partially or entirely unpalatable to most native phytophagous insects is replaced. Expand
Convergence Patterns in Subsocial Insects
TLDR
In the insects, parental behavior lies at the core of all levels of insect sociality and has arisen independently in at least 13 different orders, and Wilson (172) has identified four environmental "prime movers" that create conditions favorable to the evolution of parental care. Expand
Courtship role reversal and deceptive signals in the long-tailed dance fly, Rhamphomyia longicauda
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It is concluded that female R. longicauda deceive mate-seeking males with the unreliable message that eggs are nearing maturation in order to obtain a protein meal in exchange for copulation. Expand
Evolution of exclusive paternal care in arthopods.
  • D. Tallamy
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 2001
TLDR
Comparisons suggest parallels between prezygotic nuptial gifts and exclusive postzyGotic male care and support the hypothesis that, in arthropods, male behaviors that enhance female reproductive success either directly, by releasing females from the fecundity constraints of maternal care, or indirectly, by identifying mates with superior genes (handicap principle), are traits on which sexual selection has acted. Expand
Sexual selection and the evolution of exclusive paternal care in arthropods
  • D. Tallamy
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 November 2000
TLDR
The results suggest parallels between prezygotic nuptial gifts and exclusive postzygosis paternal care and support the hypothesis that, in arthropods, male behaviours that enhance female reproductive success either directly by releasing females from the fecundity constraints of maternal care or indirectly by identifying mates with superior genes are traits on which sexual selection has acted. Expand
Phytochemical Induction by Herbivores
TLDR
Inducible Defences in Soybean Against Herbivorous Insects and the effects of Mammal Browsing on the Chemistry of Deciduous Woody Plants are studied. Expand
Impact of native plants on bird and butterfly biodiversity in suburban landscapes.
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Native landscaping positively influenced the avian and lepidopteran carrying capacity of suburbia and provided a mechanism for reducing biodiversity losses in human-dominated landscapes. Expand
Non‐native plants reduce abundance, richness, and host specialization in lepidopteran communities
TLDR
It is suggested that extinction is not the appropriate measure of impact on ecosystem function and evidence that non-native plant invasions or the replacement of native plants with non- native ornamentals results in significant bottom-up reductions of energy available for local food webs is presented. Expand
Ranking lepidopteran use of native versus introduced plants.
TLDR
All 1385 plant genera that occur in the mid-Atlantic states of the United States are ranked by their ability to support Lepidoptera richness to provide a relative measure that will be useful for restoration ecologists, landscape architects and designers, land managers, and landowners who wish to raise the carrying capacity of particular areas by selecting plants with the greatest capacity for supporting biodiversity. Expand
Maternal care in Gargaphia solani (Hemiptera: Tingidae)
We investigated the extent to which maternal behaviour exists in the lacebug Gargaphia solani as well as the adaptive relevance of maternal behaviour to predation, interspecific competition, feedingExpand
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