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The monkey in the mirror: hardly a stranger.
It is widely assumed that monkeys see a stranger in the mirror, whereas apes and humans recognize themselves. In this study, we question the former assumption by using a detailed comparison of howExpand
Drosophila parasitoids in northern Italy and their potential to attack the exotic pest Drosophila suzukii
Drosophila suzukii is an invasive alien pest recently introduced into Europe and North and South America. Several control methods have been tested, and the ability of natural enemies to control thisExpand
Biological and biochemical characteristics for quality control of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) reared on a liver-based diet.
Biological and biochemical parameters of a flightless strain of Harmonia axyridis, fed on a pork liver-based artificial diet and on Ephestia kuehniella eggs as controls, were compared. The diet-grownExpand
Social diffusion of novel foraging methods in brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella)
It has been reported that wild capuchin monkeys exhibit several group-specific behavioural traditions. By contrast, experiments have found little evidence for the social learning assumed necessary toExpand
In-Group Conformity Sustains Different Foraging Traditions in Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus apella)
Background Decades of research have revealed rich cultural repertoires encompassing multiple traditions in wild great apes, a picture crucially complemented by experimental simulations with captiveExpand
Indigenous parasitoids associated with Dryocosmus kuriphilus in a chestnut production area of Emilia Romagna (Italy)
The associations occurring between the Asian chestnut gall wasp (ACGW) Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera Cynipidae) and native parasitoids were investigated over the 3-year periodExpand
Soy Isoflavone Supplements Antagonize Reproductive Behavior and Estrogen Receptor α- and β-Dependent Gene Expression in the Brain.
Epidemiological evidence suggests that isoflavone phytoestrogens may reduce the risk of cancer, osteoporosis, and heart disease, effects at least partially mediated by estrogen receptors α and β (ERαExpand
Efficiency of Three Diets for Larval Development in Mass Rearing Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)
ABSTRACT A fundamental step in establishing a mass production system is the development of a larval diet that promotes high adult performance at a reasonable cost. To identify a suitable larvalExpand
Studies on Aedes albopictus Larval Mass-Rearing Optimization
ABSTRACT To set up a sterile male technique program to control Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in areas in northern Italy, a pilot mass-rearing facility is under development. For this purpose, experimentsExpand
Host location and dispersal ability of the cosmopolitan parasitoid Trichopria drosophilae released to control the invasive spotted wing Drosophila
Abstract Biological control remains unutilized as yet in the framework of Drosophila suzukii Matsumura management. Although several parasitoid species attack the pest under laboratory conditions,Expand