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Changes in Brazilian Drosophilidae (Diptera) assemblages across an urbanisation gradient.
The present study aims to characterise the assemblages of Drosophilidae sampled from four sites subject to different levels of urbanisation, in the city of Florianópolis, South Brazil. Five samples
Diptera, Drosophilidae: historical occurrence in Brazil
Drosophila was shown to be the most investigated taxon in the family, with the best resolved species distribution, and the low number of records of species from other genera indicates the paucity of studies specifically designed to investigate these species.
Taxonomic survey of Drosophilidae (Diptera) from mangrove forests of Santa Catarina Island, Southern Brazil.
The present survey is the first attempt to characterise the fauna of Drosophilidae in mangrove forests, an environment typical of tropical coasts worldwide, and suggests that drosophilids are differently affected by environmental pressures operating inMangroves.
Study of the Drosophilidae (Diptera) communities on Atlantic Forest islands of Santa Catarina State, Brazil.
A study of the community dynamics of Drosophilidae was carried out in six insular communities and two others on the mainland, raising the discussion about the high complexity of the Atlantic Forest ecosystem and consequently the unpredictability of its fauna, highlighting the need of its conservation.
Drosophilids (Diptera) from an Atlantic Forest Area in Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil
The large richness recorded in this study is a consequence of the large sampling effort, the capture method, recent advances in the taxonomy of drosophilids, the high preservation level and the large extension of the sampled fragment and the high complexity of the Atlantic Rain forest.
Seasonal dynamics of a drosophilid (Diptera) assemblage and its potencial as bioindicator in open environments
Drosophila Fallen, 1823 can be interpreted as an easily invaded site for exotic species, what might lead to biotic homogenization and therefore can put in check the usage of drosophilid assemblages as bioindicators at open environments.
First record of Zaprionus indianus (Diptera, Drosophilidae) in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
O numero de entidades (especies e sub-grupos de especies) of Drosophilidae parece ter sido preservado, na regiao litorânea que inclui as Ilhas de Santa Catarina.
Drosophilidae (Diptera) associated to fungi: differential use of resources in anthropic and Atlantic Rain Forest areas
The study investigates the Drosophilidae species associated to fruiting bodies of fungi in forested and anthropized environments of the Atlantic Rain Forest Biome, in south and southeastern Brazil, and expands the mycophagous habit to almost all species groups of this radiation in the Neotropical region.
Natural and experimental infection of planorbids from the Island of Santa Catarina (Brazil).
Studies of eight localities on the Island of Santa Catarina revealed the presence of three species of the molluscan family Planorbidae: Biomphalaria tenagophila, Drepanotrema cimex and Biomphalaria
Assemblages of drosophilids (Diptera, Drosophilidae) in mangrove forests: community ecology and species diversity
It is suggested that mangrove forests are acting as sink habitats for the drosophilids populations, with an unexpectedly high diversity, considering the very low floristic diversity and the harsh conditions of the environment.