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Phylogenetic relationships of the orders of Hexapoda:contributions from the circulatory organs for a morphological matrix
Discussions of phylogenetic studies based on morphological data focus mainly on results of the cladistic analysis while selection and evaluation of characters themselves are often underrepresented.Expand
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Structure and function of the arolium of Mantophasmatodea (Insecta)
All species of the insect order Mantophasmatodea characteristically keep the 5th tarsomere and pretarsus (arolium plus two claws) turned upwards and off the substrate. The unusually large arolium wasExpand
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Structure and sensory physiology of the leg scolopidial organs in Mantophasmatodea and their role in vibrational communication.
Individuals of the insect order Mantophasmatodea use species-specific substrate vibration signals for mate recognition and location. In insects, substrate vibration is detected by mechanoreceptors inExpand
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Sympatry in Mantophasmatodea, with the description of a new species and phylogenetic considerations
We describe a new genus of Mantophasmatodea, Viridiphasma gen. n. (Austrophasmatidae), represented by one new species, V. clanwilliamense sp. n. The new species differs from previously describedExpand
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Vibrational Communication in Two Sympatric Species of Mantophasmatodea (Heelwalkers)
The communication via percussion of the abdomen on the substrate for species recognition and mate location of males and females of two sympatric species of the recently described insect orderExpand
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Evolution and Diversity of Vibrational Signals in Mantophasmatodea (Insecta)
Vibrational communication for species identification and mate location is widespread among insects. We investigated the vibrational communication signals of 13 species of the insect orderExpand
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Mechanical damage to pollen aids nutrient acquisition in Heliconius butterflies (Nymphalidae)
Neotropical Heliconius and Laparus butterflies actively collect pollen onto the proboscis and extract nutrients from it. This study investigates the impact of the processing behaviour on theExpand
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Cell-intrinsic mechanisms of temperature compensation in a grasshopper sensory receptor neuron
Changes in temperature affect biochemical reaction rates and, consequently, neural processing. The nervous systems of poikilothermic animals must have evolved mechanisms enabling them to retain theirExpand
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A temperature rise reduces trial-to-trial variability of locust auditory neuron responses.
The neurophysiology of ectothermic animals, such as insects, is affected by environmental temperature, as their body temperature fluctuates with ambient conditions. Changes in temperature alterExpand
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Temperature effects on the tympanal membrane and auditory receptor neurons in the locust
Poikilothermic animals are affected by variations in environmental temperature, as the basic properties of nerve cells and muscles are altered. Nevertheless, insect sensory systems, such as theExpand
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