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The adaptive significance of insect gall morphology
Insect galls are dramatic examples of extended phenotypes: although composed of host plant tissues, their development is largely controlled by insect genes. Adaptive explanations for gall traitsExpand
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The Ecology and Evolution of Ant–Plant Interactions
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Horizon scanning for invasive alien species with the potential to threaten biodiversity in Great Britain
Invasive alien species (IAS) are considered one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, particularly through their interactions with other drivers of change. Horizon scanning, the systematicExpand
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Reconstructing Community Assembly in Time and Space Reveals Enemy Escape in a Western Palearctic Insect Community
How geographically widespread biological communities assemble remains a major question in ecology. Do parallel population histories allow sustained interactions (such as host-parasite orExpand
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Parasitoid recruitment to the globally invasive chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus
The chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus is a global pest of chestnut (Castanea). Established as a pest in the mid 20th century in Japan, Korea and the USA, this species has now reached Europe.Expand
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Queen Ants Make Distinctive Sounds That Are Mimicked by a Butterfly Social Parasite
Ants dominate terrestrial ecosystems through living in complex societies whose organization is maintained via sophisticated communication systems. The role of acoustics in information exchange may beExpand
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Polymorphic growth rates in myrmecophilous insects
A polymorphism in growth rates was recently described affecting the larval development of the myrme–cophilous butterfly Maculinea rebeli, spanning different years in a single insect population. TheExpand
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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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Can the enemy release hypothesis explain the success of invasive alien predators and parasitoids?
Biological invasions are ecologically and economically costly. Understanding the major mechanisms that contribute to an alien species becoming invasive is seen as essential for limiting the effectsExpand
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Catalogue of parasitoids and inquilines in cynipid oak galls in the West Palaearctic.
A quantitative catalogue of the parasitoids (almost exclusively Chalcidoidea) and inquiline Cynipidae recorded in the western Palaearctic from galls induced on Quercus by Cynipidae (Cynipini) isExpand
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