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Genetic estimates of contemporary effective population size in an endangered butterfly indicate a possible role for genetic compensation
The effective population size (Ne) is a critical evolutionary and conservation parameter that can indicate the adaptive potential of populations. Robust estimates of Ne of endangered taxa have been… Expand
Native wildflower plantings support wild bee abundance and diversity in agricultural landscapes across the United States.
- Neal M. Williams, K. Ward, +8 authors J. Peters
- Biology, Medicine
- Ecological applications : a publication of the…
- 1 December 2015
Global trends in pollinator-dependent crops have raised awareness of the need to support managed and wild bee populations to ensure sustainable crop production. Provision of sufficient forage… Expand
Aerial Ultra-Low-Volume Application of Naled: Impact on Nontarget Imperiled Butterfly Larvae (Cyclargus Thomasi Bethunebakeri) and Efficacy Against Adult Mosquitoes (Aedes taeniorhynchus)
- H. Zhong, L. Hribar, J. Daniels, M. Feken, C. Brock, M. Trager
- Biology, Medicine
- Environmental entomology
- 1 December 2010
ABSTRACT We assessed the exposure and acute toxicity of naled, applied aerially as an ultra-low-volume spray for mosquito control, on late instar larvae of the Miami blue (Cyclargus thomasi… Expand
Using museum specimens to assess historical distribution and genetic diversity in an endangered butterfly
The Miami blue butterfly, Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri, is a state-endangered taxon in Florida and a candidate for federal listing. This once common butterfly saw a dramatic decline in population… Expand
Can Butterflies Evade Fire? Pupa Location and Heat Tolerance in Fire Prone Habitats of Florida
Butterflies such as the atala hairstreak, Eumaeus atala Poey, and the frosted elfin, Callophrys irus Godart, are restricted to frequently disturbed habitats where their larval host plants occur.… Expand
Differences in winter cold hardiness reflect the geographic range disjunction of Neophasia menapia and Neophasia terlooii (Lepidoptera: Pieridae).
- D. A. Halbritter, N. M. Teets, C. Williams, J. Daniels
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of insect physiology
- 1 May 2018
Predicting how rapid climate change will affect terrestrial biota depends on a thorough understanding of an organism's biology and evolutionary history. Organisms at their range boundaries are… Expand
Trap Nesting Wasps and Bees in Agriculture: A Comparison of Sown Wildflower and Fallow Plots in Florida
Wildflower strip plantings in intensive agricultural systems have become a widespread tool for promoting pollination services and biological conservation because of their use by wasps and bees. Many… Expand
Butterfly distribution in fragmented landscapes containing agroforestry practices in Southeastern Brazil
- W. Francesconi, P. Nair, D. Levey, J. Daniels, Laury Cullen
- Agroforestry Systems
- 14 September 2013
Agroforestry practices, such as Shaded Coffee and Homegardens, may provide habitat for forest butterflies and contribute to their conservation in fragmented agricultural landscapes. To determine the… Expand
The biology and immature stages of Panacea procilla lysimache (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from Costa Rica, with the report of a new locality record.
Descriptions of the immature stages of Panacea procilla lysimache are presented, along with new locality records for this butterfly and its larval host plant in Costa Rica. Basic natural history,… Expand
Fruit Set and Single Visit Stigma Pollen Deposition by Managed Bumble Bees and Wild Bees in Citrullus lanatus (Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae).
Pollinators provide essential services for watermelon, Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.; Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae). Managed bumble bees, Bombus impatiens (Cresson; Hymenoptera: Apidae), have been shown… Expand