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Are gall midge species (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) host-plant specialists?
It is concluded that gall morphotypes associated with information on the host plant species and attacked organs are reliable surrogates of the gall-inducing species. Expand
Gall inducing arthropods from a seasonally dry tropical forest in Serra do Cipó, Brazil
The first study of gall-inducing arthropods and their host plant species ever undertaken in a Brazilian SDTF ecosystem indicates the need for an increased effort to catalogue the corresponding flora and fauna and further understand the implications of such rich diversity in these stressed and vulnerable ecosystems. Expand
Gall-Inducing Insect Species Richness as Indicators of Forest Age and Health
The results indicate a recovery of both host plants and insect community and that succession directly affects the richness and composition of these herbivores. Expand
Hiding from defenders : Localized chemical modification on the leaves of an amazonian ant-plant induced by a gall-making insect (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)
Results indicate that insect gall tissues on this myrmecophyte probably do not possess compounds which can be detected by the ants, and a local change seems to be very helpful to gall-forming insects because they are protected from, and by, ants which deter herbivores. Expand
Floristic composition and structure of a tropical dry forest at different successional stages in the Espinhaço mountains, southeastern Brazil
Resumen es: The floristic composition and structure of intermediate and late successional stages of a tropical dry forest (TDF) growing on limestone outcrops, situat...
Urban Socio-biodiversity: Ethnoecology of Cities
The process of urbanization experienced by mankind over the past several decades creates new scenarios for ethnoecology research. Not only has the urban population already exceeded the ruralExpand
Galling insects as bioindicators of land restoration in an area of Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Galling insects may represent an excellent tool to evaluate habitat quality and restoration and an allelopathic activity of M. urundeuva, decreasing native species establishment, consequently reducing associated herbivore richness. Expand
Galling Insects in the Pantanal Wetland and Amazonian Rainforest
In the Amazonian forests and Pantanal wetlands, galling species richness was strongly affected by hygrothermal and nutritional stress, even though mediated by soil fertility, topography, and flooding, and upper canopy of the Amazonia rainforests was the most speciose environment for galling fauna. Expand
Understory host plant and insect gall diversity changes across topographic habitats differing in nutrient and water stress in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a riqueza e composicao de especies de insetos galhadores e suas plantas hospedeiras ao longo of um gradiente topografico com habitats that diferem quanto ao estresse hidrico e nutricional. Expand
Traditional knowledge and uses of the Caryocar brasiliense Cambess. (Pequi) by "quilombolas" of Minas Gerais, Brazil: subsidies for sustainable management.
According to the respondents, young individuals of Pequi are the most affected by fire due to their smaller size and thinner bark, and birds showed a higher Salience Index than bees among frugivores that feed on unfallen fruits. Expand