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A molecular analysis of the Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea) with an interpretative grouping of its taxa
TLDR
Gelechiidae display a wide array of life-history strategies, but the diversity in patterns of larval mode of life has direct phylogenetic correlation only below subfamily level, suggesting multiple origins and/or frequent reversals for traits such as external or internal feeding and leaf mining within the family.
Flavonoid Contents of Propolis from the West Side of Romania and Correlation with the Antioxidant Activity
Propolis is a gum-like product which are gathered by bees from various plants, and which vary in col or from light yellow to dark brown. It is known that the pr o olis have antibacterial,
Sodium-specific foraging by leafcutter ant workers (Atta cephalotes, Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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This study supports the hypothesis that leafcutter ants are limited by, and preferentially forage for, sodium, and concludes A. cephalotes forage specifically for sodium rather than for anions (chloride) or solutes in general.
Asymmetric impacts of two herbivore ecotypes on similar host plants
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Herbivory effects by two Cyrtobagous salviniae ecotypes on two species of Salvinia provided support for relying on the suppressive effects of the Florida ecotype in Florida, rather than introducing the Brazil ecotype to counter new infestations of S. molesta.
Phylogenetics and evolutionary morphology of the Neotropical true bug genus Epipolops (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Geocoridae)
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The systematic relevance of the unique characters of the genus is discussed and the sequence of character state transformations for both the ante- rior and posterior lateral processes of the pronotum are optimized on the cladogram obtained under implied weights.
Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Desmothrips (Thysanoptera, Aeolothripidae), an Australian genus of facultative flower-living predators
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A phylogenetic analysis of the Australian Aeolothripidae genus Desmoth- rips Hood reveals three new species from the northwestern and one from the southeastern areas of Australia.
Immune response to nylon filaments in two damselfly species that differ in their resistance to ectoparasitic mites
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The results show some support for the use of nylon filaments to assess natural patterns of immune response in these damselflies, but also suggest that caution should be used in interpreting the responses.