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A Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of the Genus Dohrniphora (Diptera: Phoridae)
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This is the first in-depth molecular phylogenetic study of the genus Dohrniphora based on 2,327 bp of DNA sequence data from portions of the nuclear CAD (rudimentary) and mitochondrial ND1, CO1, and 16S rDNA genes. Expand
A new genus of Compactopediina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) associated with Longipeditermes (Isoptera: Termitidae) in Peninsular Malaysia with a key to and phylogenetic analysis of all genera of the
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A new genus is described from Ulu Gombak, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia, which belongs to the termitophilous subtribe Compactopediina in the tribe Aleocharini, and is associated with Longipes longipes. Expand
Two new species of Aleocharinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) found in fungus gardens of Odontotermes termites (Isoptera, Termitidae, Macrotermitinae) in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Discoxenus katayamai sp. n. and Odontoxenus thailandicus sp. n. are described from Khao Yai National Park, East Th ailand. Both species were collected from nests of termite of the genus OdontotermesExpand
A new species of Trichopseniini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) found with Schedorhinotermes termite (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae) in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
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A new record of Trichopseniini from Thailand is described from Khao Yai National Park, East Thailand, with a key to the species of Schedolimulus. Expand
Two new genera and species of the termite symbiont lineage Termitohospitini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) from Bolivia and peninsular Malaysia
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Two new genera of the termite inquilinous tribe Termitohospitini are described from peninsular Malaysia and Bolivia, respectively, and are hypothesized to share a recent common ancestor with the Masuriini and Myllaenini. Expand
Systematics of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) associated with Hodotermopsis sjostedti (Isoptera: Termopsidae)
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Members of the termitophilous subtribe Termitozyrina associated with Hodotermopsis sjostedti and Termophidoholus formosanus are taxonomically treated and phylogenetic relationships are discussed based on morphological similarities and the extant distribution of the host termite species. Expand
Discovery of a remarkable new species of black fungus gnat (Diptera, Sciaridae) from termite nests in Malaysia
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The “wing stump” structure of the new species indicates that this species has wings after eclosion and later loses them, an adaptation to a cryptic life. Expand
Discovery of Two Aleocharine Staphylinid Species (Coleoptera) Associated with Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from Central Japan, with a Review of the Possible Natural Distribution
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A review of published records strongly supports the hypothesis that Nansei Archipelago, Kyushu and the coastal areas of Kii Peninsular of Honshu, constitute, at least, part of the natural geographic range of C. formosanus. Expand
A defensive body plan was pre-adaptive for termitophily in the rove beetle tribe Termitohospitini (Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae)
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It is concluded that the strongly tapered abdomen of an ancestral limuloid body was a constraint on the evolution of physogastry, leading to the emergence of the unusual physothoracic body form observed in termitohospitines that likely integrates these obligate termitophiles to life inside termite colonies. Expand
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