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TACHINIDAE: evolution, behavior, and ecology.
TLDR
Way in which investigation of these parasitoids provides insight into such topics as biogeographic patterns of diversity, the evolution of ecological specialization, the tritrophic context of enemy-herbivore interactions, and the role of host location behavior in shaping host range is highlighted.
Annotated catalogue of the Tachinidae (Insecta: Diptera) of China
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The Tachinidae of mainland China and Taiwan (generally referred to as China herein for brevity) are catalogued and two genera and 23 species are recorded as misidentified from China.
A review of the tachinid parasitoids (Diptera: Tachinidae) of Nearctic Choristoneura species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), with keys to adults and puparia
The genus Choristoneura (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) comprises about 16 species in the Nearctic Region and includes several destructive pests of importance to forestry and agriculture. The following 15
Signal through the noise? Phylogeny of the Tachinidae (Diptera) as inferred from morphological evidence
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The history of tachinid systematics is reviewed and the first quantitative phylogenetic analysis of the family based on morphological data is presented, suggesting that ovipary may have evolved several times independently from ovolarviparous ancestors.
First fossil of an oestroid fly (Diptera: Calyptratae: Oestroidea) and the dating of oestroid divergences
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The first unambiguous fossil of Oestroidea is described based on a specimen discovered in amber from the Dominican Republic and provides new insight into the timing and rate of oestroid diversification and highlight the rapid radiation of some of the most diverse and ecologically important families of flies.
Annotated catalogue of the Tachinidae (Insecta, Diptera) of the Afrotropical Region, with the description of seven new genera
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The Tachinidae of the Afrotropical Region are catalogued and seven genera and eight species are newly described, based on examination of the primary literature comprising about 525 references.
Prevalence and intensity of Thelazia spp. (Nematoda: Thelazioidea) in a Musca autumnalis (Diptera: Muscidae) population from Central Alberta.
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A face fly population near Wetaskiwin, central Alberta, Canada, was sampled 9 times from 26 July to 29 September 1988 for the early larval stages of Thelazia spp.
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