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Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life
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It is demonstrated that flies experienced three episodes of rapid radiation—lower Diptera (220 Ma), lower Brachycera (180 Ma), and Schizophora (65 Ma)—and a number of life history transitions to hematophagy, phytophagy and parasitism in the history of fly evolution over 260 million y. Expand
Single-copy nuclear genes resolve the phylogeny of the holometabolous insects
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Evidence from nucleotide sequences of six single-copy nuclear protein coding genes used to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships and estimate evolutionary divergence times is presented, finding strong support for a close relationship between Coleoptera (beetles) and Strepsiptera, a previously proposed, but analytically controversial relationship. Expand
Phylogenetics and temporal diversification of the earliest true flies (Insecta: Diptera) based on multiple nuclear genes
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Relationships among families of the lower Diptera (formerly suborder ‘Nematocera’) are resolved using sequence data from four nuclear markers, including both ribosomal (28S rDNA) and protein‐coding (CAD, TPI and PGD) genes, and the results support both novel and traditional arrangements. Expand
Phylogenetic analysis and temporal diversification of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) based on nuclear genes and morphology
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The results support the notion of rapid radiations early in the diversification of mosquitoes, and suggest the need for additional taxonomic sampling. Expand
A Gross Anatomy Ontology for Hymenoptera
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The Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology provides a foundation through which connections between genomic, evolutionary developmental biology, phylogenetic, taxonomic, and morphological research can be actualized and is available through the OBO Foundry ontology repository and BioPortal. Expand
Arthropods of the great indoors: characterizing diversity inside urban and suburban homes
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High diversity was discovered, with a conservative estimate range of 32–211 morphospecies, and 24–128 distinct arthropod families per house, and some of the most frequently found arthropods in houses are unfamiliar to the general public despite their ubiquity. Expand
Phylogenetic synthesis of morphological and molecular data reveals new insights into the higher‐level classification of Tipuloidea (Diptera)
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A revised phylogenetic classification is proposed for the crane flies based on a synthesis of evidence from multiple genes and morphology, not consistent with the existing subfamilial classification of the ‘Limoniidae’, which is paraphyletic with respect to a well‐supported Tipulinae + Cylindrotominae clade. Expand
Multistate Infestation with the Exotic Disease–Vector Tick Haemaphysalis longicornis — United States, August 2017–September 2018
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To forestall adverse consequences in humans, pets, livestock, and wildlife, several critical actions are indicated, including expanded surveillance to determine the evolving distribution of H. longicornis and evaluation of effective agents and methods for the control of the tick. Expand
The Contribution of Tunneling Dung Beetles to Pasture Soil Nutrition
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A highly quality printing of images such as photographs, designs, and the like, is effected without using special paper because of the supply mechanism for supplying a recording medium. Expand
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