Luis Eduardo Parra

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Insects in many species vary greatly in the expression of secondary sexual traits, resulting in sexual dimorphism, which has been proposed to be a consequence of differences in sexual selection. In this study, we analyze the occurrence of sexual shape dimorphism and the correlation between geometric body size in males and females and sex ratio in the genus(More)
The first record of mites in the parenchyma of Juncus procerus in marshey wetlands in the region of Bio Bio, Chile, is presented. Nine genera and families and three suborders were found. Eight species are new records for Chile and have not been previously cited as mites associated with aquatic environments. They are the following: Mesostigmata:(More)
Bees and wasps could exhibit shape and size sexual dimorphism, and most of their morphological variation could depend on phenotypic responses due to environmental pressure during ontogenetic development. More complex measurement techniques related to size and shape rather than simply to mass and length should be required to analyze such a complex sexual(More)
Cordyceps cuncunae Palfner sp. nov. is reported from Valdivian rainforest in southern Chile, parasiting larvae of an unidentified ghost moth species (Lepidoptera, Hepialidae) which probably feed on roots of Laureliopsis philippiana. Morphology and anatomy of stromata as well as morphological and molecular characteristics of mycelium in pure culture which(More)
Eccopsis razowskii Vargas (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutini) is a Neotropical micromoth native to the Atacama Desert with leaf-tying larvae that feed on Acacia macracantha Willd. (Fabaceae). The external morphology of its last instar and that of its pupa are described and illustrated for the first time with the aid of light and scanning electron(More)
In a small area around Huinay station, northern Patagonia (Chile), 75 geometrid moth species were collected at light in three subsequent nights, 87 in a short 11-day period under suboptimal weather conditions. This surprisingly high diversity is due to lack of habitat destruction and complete overlap of Valdivian and Patagonian fauna elements. An annotated(More)
Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is defined as breast cancer occurring anytime during gestation, lactation or within 1 year after delivery. Breast reconstruction is considered an essential component in managing breast cancer patients, and immediate reconstruction provides superior esthetic outcome and better patient satisfaction. There are no(More)
Although the degree of mate competition, given extreme differences in sex ratio, explains much of the pattern of male-biased size dimorphism among diverse taxa, it fails for some species which have potential for intense male competition for mates and yet exhibit little or no sexual size dimorphism (SSD). This fact suggest that species with low SSD should be(More)
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