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World catalogue of the species of the tribe Lomechusini (Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae)
All names of species and higher taxa proposed in the tribe Lomechusini up to the end of the year 2010 are cataloged, with a full bibliography of original descriptions. Expand
Revision of the Palearctic Species of the Myrmecophilous Genus Pella : Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae
Forty-one species including 15 new species (Pella horii, P. zhoui) are recognised in the genus, arranged into 16 species-groups and redescribed/described with bionomical and host ant information. Expand
First record of the genus Myrmedonota Cameron (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from North America, with descriptions of two new species
The lomechusine genus Myrmedonota Cameron is recorded from North America for the first time and two new species, M. aidani Maruyama & Klimaszewski, sp. Expand
Evidence for social parasitism of early insect societies by Cretaceous rove beetles
It is inferred that the advent of eusociality led automatically and unavoidably to selection for social parasitism, and the antiquity and adaptive flexibility of aleocharines made them among the first organisms to engage in this type of symbiosis. Expand
Jubogaster towai, a new Neotropical genus and species of Trogastrini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) exhibiting myrmecophily and extreme body enlargement.
The topology produced by this analysis supports the inclusion of Jubogaster in Trogastrini, thereby indicating that morphology within this tribe can be more malleable than previously thought. Expand
Canadian species of the Zyras group of genera and review of the types from America north of Mexico (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae)
A review of the Canadian species of the Zyras Stephens group of genera is presented including new diagnoses, distribution maps, colour habitus images and genital illustrations and a key are provided for all valid species from America north of Mexico. Expand
Differential host defense against multiple parasites in ants
It is concluded that the selection pressure on the host to evolve counter-defenses is higher for costly parasites and, thus, a hierarchical host defense strategy has evolved that depends on the parasites’ impact. Expand
A DNA and morphology based phylogenetic framework of the ant genus Lasius with hypotheses for the evolution of social parasitism and fungiculture
This study provides the basis for a later formal taxonomic revision of subgenera and for studying the evolution of various ecologically and sociobiologically relevant traits of Lasius, although there is need for future studies to include nuclear genes and additional samples from the Nearctic. Expand
Two new termitophiles of the tribe Termitohospitini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) associated with Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
These species are the first-discovered inquilines of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki in Japan, which suggests that C. formoanus is native to Japan rather than an introduced species, as previously believed. Expand
Myrmecophilous rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) associated with Aenictus hodgsoni (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Thailand, with description of two new genera and three new species.
Three species of rove beetles (subfamily Aleocharinae) were collected from colonies of Aenictus hodgsoni Forel, 1901 in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. They are classified into three genera,Expand