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Psyllid communication: acoustic diversity, mate recognition and phylogenetic signal
This work reports reciprocal acoustic mate signalling, often as highly synchronised duetting, for several species of psyllid (Hemiptera:Psylloidea), and reveals that considerable acoustic diversity is present in Australian psyllids belonging to the family Triozidae.
Molecular phylogenetics and the evolution of host plant associations in the nematode genus Fergusobia (Tylenchida: Fergusobiinae).
Insects ‘Down Under’– Diversity, endemism and evolution of the Australian insect fauna: examples from select orders
An overview of the size of the fauna, relationships, levels of endemism, origins and its evolution of Australian insect diversity is provided, focusing on six groups, the Thysanoptera and the five megadiverse orders Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, LepidopterA and Hymenoptera.
The nematode genus Fergusobia (Nematoda: Neotylenchidae): molecular phylogeny, descriptions of clades and associated galls, host plants and Fergusonina fly larvae
A key to the species and morphospecies of nematodes collected from Corymbia, Angophora, Metrosideros, Syzygium, narrow-leaved Melaleuca, and Eucalyptus is presented.
Salivary proteins of plant-feeding hemipteroids – implication in phytophagy
- A. Sharma, A. N. Khan, S. Subrahmanyam, A. Raman, G. Taylor, M. Fletcher
- BiologyBulletin of Entomological Research
- 26 November 2013
Determination of a staggering variety of proteins shows the complexity of hemipteroid saliva: effector proteins localized in Hemipteran saliva suggest a similarity to the physiology of pathogen–plant interactions.
Histological comparisons of fergusobia/fergusonina-induced galls on different myrtaceous hosts.
Gall morphology in all four types appeared to result from species-specific selection of the oviposition site and timing and number of eggs deposited in a particular plant host, and early parasitism by Fergusobia/Fergusonina involved several layers of uninucleate, hypertrophied cells lining the lumen of each locule.
Potential economic pests of solanaceous crops: a new species of Solanum-feeding psyllid from Australia and first record from New Zealand of Acizzia solanicola (Hemiptera: Psyllidae).
The occurrence of A. credoensis and A. solanicola on native Australian Solanum supports the Australian origin for the solanaceous-inhabiting Acizzia psyllids.
Codivergence of the primary bacterial endosymbiont of psyllids versus host switches and replacement of their secondary bacterial endosymbionts.
The results suggest an obligate, and not facultative, symbiosis between psyllids and some S-endosymbionts, as well as strong support for strict cospeciation.
Ecology and Management of Sheoak (Casuarina spp.), an Invader of Coastal Florida, U.S.A.
There are good prospects for safe and effective biological control of these invasive species in Florida and Australian surveys for potential biological control agents began in 2004, resulting in the discovery of several promising candidates.