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Identification of Nearctic black flies using DNA barcodes (Diptera: Simuliidae)
DNA barcoding has gained increased recognition as a molecular tool for species identification in various groups of organisms. In this preliminary study, we tested the efficacy of a 615‐bp fragment ofExpand
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Manual of praying mantis morphology, nomenclature, and practices (Insecta, Mantodea)
Abstract This study provides a comprehensive review of historical morphological nomenclature used for praying mantis (Mantodea) morphology, which includes citations, original use, and assignment ofExpand
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A historical review of praying mantid taxonomy and systematics in the Neotropical Region: State of knowledge and recent advances (Insecta: Mantodea)
This review presents a detailed account of taxonomic studies of praying mantids (Mantodea) from the Neotropical region. The current knowledge for each genus is presented along with a brief review ofExpand
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Mantids in the Mist – Taxonomy of the Andean genus Pseudopogonogaster Beier, 1942, a cloud forest specialist, with notes on its biogeography and ecology (Mantodea: espidae: Miopteryginae)
The Neotropical lichen mimicking mantid genus Pseudopogonogaster Beier, 1942 is revisited and re-described. The examination of the type species, P. mirabilis Beier, 1942, the first described speciesExpand
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The Neotropical ‘polymorphic earless praying mantises’ – Part I: molecular phylogeny and revised higher‐level systematics (Insecta: Mantodea, Acanthopoidea)
We perform phylogenetic analyses of the ‘polymorphic earless praying mantises’, a heterogeneous assemblage comprising c. 55% of mantodean diversity in the Neotropics. Bayesian and maximum‐likelihoodExpand
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A checklist of the praying mantises of Peru: new records, one new genus (Piscomantis gen. n.) and biogeographic remarks (Insecta, Mantodea).
We present a preliminary checklist of the praying mantises (Insecta: Mantodea) of Peru. A total of 67 species are reported, nine of which constitute new records from that country. The following newExpand
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Antibacterial Properties of Helianthemum glomeratum, a Plant Used in Maya Traditional Medicine to Treat Diarrhoea
Ethnobotanical studies indicate that Helianthemum glomeratum is a plant widely used in Maya communities to treat diarrhoeas. A possible mechanism to counteract infectious diarrhoea would be byExpand
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Chromatophotina , a remarkable new genus of praying mantid from the Neotropical Region and its two new species (Mantodea: Mantidae, Photinainae)
A new genus and two new species of Neotropical praying mantids are described: Chromatophotina awajun from Peru and Chromatophotina cofan from Ecuador. Study of the male genitalia suggests thatExpand
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Some taxonomic and nomenclatural changes in American Mantodea (Insecta, Dictyoptera)--Part I.
Multiple nomenclatural problems persist in mantodean taxonomy. This constitutes an important challenge for praying mantis systematics, its forthcoming development and future consolidation. In thisExpand
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