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Who likes it hot? A global analysis of the climatic, ecological, and evolutionary determinants of warming tolerance in ants
It is found that ants that live in the canopies of hot, tropical forest are the most at risk, globally, from climate warming, where many, perhaps most, ant and other species on Earth live.
The Ambrosia Symbiosis: From Evolutionary Ecology to Practical Management.
The ambrosia beetle-fungus farming symbiosis is more heterogeneous than previously thought and there are also three types of pest damage: tree pathogen inoculation, mass accumulation on susceptible hosts, and structural damage.
The sudden emergence of pathogenicity in insect–fungus symbioses threatens naive forest ecosystems
It is suggested that individual cases of tree mortality caused by invasive insect–fungus symbionts should no longer be studied separately, but in a global, biogeographically and phylogenetically explicit comparative framework.
Low beta diversity of herbivorous insects in tropical forests
Low beta diversity was documented in groups with differing host specificity (fruitflies and ambrosia beetles), suggesting that dispersal limitation does not have a substantial role in shaping the distribution of insect species in New Guinea lowland rainforests.
Morphology, Taxonomy, and Phylogenetics of Bark Beetles
Guild-specific patterns of species richness and host specialization in plant-herbivore food webs from a tropical forest.
A complex, species-rich plant-herbivore food web for lowland rain forest in Papua New Guinea is described, resolving 6818 feeding links between 224 plant species and 1490 herbivore species drawn from 11 distinct feeding guilds.
An inordinate fondness for Fusarium: phylogenetic diversity of fusaria cultivated by ambrosia beetles in the genus Euwallacea on avocado and other plant hosts.
Destructive Tree Diseases Associated with Ambrosia and Bark Beetles: Black Swan Events in Tree Pathology?
Interestingly, the pathogens for both the ambrosia and bark beetle-associated diseases often have symbiotic relationships with the insects that are not based on phytopathogenicity.
Cladistic review of generic taxonomic characters in Xyleborina (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)
The characters most useful for generic‐level taxonomy of Xyleborina were identified and their states refined and illustrated and an accompanying illustrated multiple‐entry electronic key for the updated xyleborine classification is published.