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Low parasite loads accompany the invading population of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris in Tasmania
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That only one parasite species co-invaded Tasmania supports the notion that a small number of queens founded the Tasmanian population. Expand
Invasion success of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, despite a drastic genetic bottleneck
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The genetic data suggest that the invasion of the European bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, in Tasmania must have happened once, probably around late 1991, and was the result of very few, perhaps only two, individuals arriving in Tasmania. Expand
The false spider mites of the genus Cenopalpus Pritchard & Baker (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from Iran.
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Four new species of the genus Cenopalpus Pritchard and Baker are described from Iran, namely C. irani reaches high population density and is widespread, and six species are re-described. Expand
The false spider mites of the genera Aegyptobia Sayed and Phytoptipalpus Trägårdh (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from Iran
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Two new species of the genus Aegyptobia Sayed and 1new species of Phytoptipalpus Tragardh are described from Iran and the latter species has only 2 anal setae and is thusmoved to Phy toptiplepus. Expand
Identification of exotic pest and Australian native and naturalised species of Tetranychus (Acari: Tetranychidae)
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It is established that Tetranychus desertorum Banks, 1900, previously thought to be present in Australia, is absent and the erroneous record of T. desertorum is due to confusion between this species and T. ludeni . Expand
Two new species of Myrmozercon (Acari: Laelapidae) from Australian ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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The genus diagnosis is modified and its limits discussed, and Laelaps flexuosa Michael is confirmed as a species of Myrmozercon. Expand
Does clearfell, burn and sow silviculture mimic the effect of wildfire? A field study and review using litter beetles
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Investigating whether the litter-inhabiting beetle populations in logged and burnt regeneration forest resembled those in forest regenerating following natural wildfire found that the litter beetle assemblages differed significantly between sites, and this was partially related to their degree of geographical separation. Expand
Mites in the mist : How unique is a rainforest canopy-knockdown fauna?
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Conservative extrapolations from this study suggest that more than 2000 species of mites live in subtropical rainforest in the Green Mountains, which is a major component of acarine diversity. Expand
Tenuipalpidae (Acari: Trombidiformes) from Casuarinaceae (Fagales).
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The Tenuipalpidae associated with the Casuarinaceae are reviewed, including one new genus, Palpipalpus gen. nov, twelve new species, and seven redescriptions, and the preliminary analysis of the Tegopalpinae suggested the group is monophyletic and its sister group is PhytoptipalpUS. Expand
Effects of fertiliser and grazing on the arthropod communities of a native grassland in south-eastern Australia
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Improving the productivity of native grassland with superphosphate led to a decline in plant and arthropod biodiversity through reduced abundance and/or local extinction of native species and increased dominance of introduced species. Expand
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