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Chemical mimicry and host specificity in the butterfly Maculinea rebeli, a social parasite of Myrmica ant colonies
Although it has always been assumed that chemical mimicry and camouflage play a major role in the penetration of ant societies by social parasites, this paper provides the first direct evidence forExpand
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Host propagation permits extreme local adaptation in a social parasite of ants.
The Red Data Book hoverfly species Microdon mutabilis is an extreme specialist that parasitises ant societies. The flies are locally adapted to a single host, Formica lemani, more intimately than wasExpand
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Adapting the bioblitz to meet conservation needs
When conservation strategies require new, field-based information, practitioners must find the best ways to rapidly deliver high-quality survey data. To address this challenge, severalExpand
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Insect communication: Parasitoid secretions provoke ant warfare
Insect social parasites are extreme specialists that typically use mimicry or stealth to enter ant colonies to exploit the rich, but fiercely protected, resources within their nests. Here we show howExpand
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A Program to Eradicate Twenty-Four Nonnative Invasive Plant Species from Santa Cruz Island
Abstract. Santa Cruz Island, California, has been free of nonnative vertebrates since 2007, but nonnative invasive plants remain one of the most significant threats to the recovery of the island'sExpand
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Effectively managing non-native invasive plants at a landscape scale requires an understanding of species distribution and abundance. Oftentimes land managers lack population data on which to baseExpand
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2010 Abstracts in Program Order
The short term and long term effectiveness of two different treatment methods, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation(TENS Unit) and Acupuncture, on lower back pain were analyzed. Expand