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Insects ‘Down Under’– Diversity, endemism and evolution of the Australian insect fauna: examples from select orders
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An overview of the size of the fauna, relationships, levels of endemism, origins and its evolution of Australian insect diversity is provided, focusing on six groups, the Thysanoptera and the five megadiverse orders Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, LepidopterA and Hymenoptera. Expand
Phytoplasmas–The “Crouching Tiger” Threat of Australian Plant Pathology
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Despite rapid progress in recent years using molecular approaches, phytoplasmas remain the least well studied group of plant pathogens, making them a “crouching tiger” disease threat. Expand
Salivary proteins of plant-feeding hemipteroids – implication in phytophagy
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Determination of a staggering variety of proteins shows the complexity of hemipteroid saliva: effector proteins localized in Hemipteran saliva suggest a similarity to the physiology of pathogen–plant interactions. Expand
Phylum Arthropoda, subphylum hexapoda: Protura, springtails, Diplura, and insects
Rod P. MACFARLANE, PEtER A. MAddISoN, IAN G. ANdREW, JoCELyN A. BERRy, PEtER M. JoHNS, RoBERt J. B. HoARE, MARIE-CLAudE LARIvIÈRE, PENELoPE GREENSLAdE, RoSA C. HENdERSoN, CouRtENAy N. SMItHERS,Expand
Insect pests and insect-vectored diseases of palms.
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Re-examine the disease aetiologies and procedures that have been used to understand causality and insect pests that attack palms, pathogens the insects vector as well as other disorders that are associated with these pests. Expand
The current distribution and geographical origin of the scale insect pest Ceroplastes sinensis (Hemiptera: Coccidae)
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A novel and cost-effective approach using cladistic estimates is demonstrated to determine the place of its origin and predicts a native range for C. sinensis within Central or South America. Expand
First records of the genus Hishimonus Ishihara from Thailand (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Opsiini) including description of three new species.
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Seven species of Hishimonus Ishihara are recorded in Thailand, four of which were previously recorded from neighbouring countries and three new species described herein, which represent the first records of the genus Hischimonus in that country. Expand
A new deltocephaline leafhopper genus, Melanetettix, from Melanesia (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae)
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Melanetettix gen. nov is described from Melanesia for 22 new species of leafhoppers, which is close to Scaphoideus Uhler. Expand
Taxonomic revision of the Australian Eucarpiini (hemiptera: fulgoromorpha: cixiidae) with the description of nine new species
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The Australian planthopper tribe Eucarpiini is revised taxonomically and 12 species, nine of which are new, are recognised in the Australian fauna. Expand
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