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Arthropod Surveys on Palmyra Atoll, Line Islands, and Insights into the Decline of the Native Tree Pisonia grandis (Nyctaginaceae)1
ABSTRACT Palmyra Atoll, in the Line Islands of the equatorial Pacific, supports one of the largest remaining native stands of Pisonia grandis forest in the tropical Pacific Ocean. In 2003, weExpand
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Characterization and evolution of two bacteriome-inhabiting symbionts in cixiid planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Pentastirini).
Like other plant sap-sucking insects, planthoppers within the family Cixiidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha) host a diversified microbiota. We report the identification and first molecularExpand
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Ancient diversification of Hyposmocoma moths in Hawaii.
Island biogeography is fundamental to understanding colonization, speciation and extinction. Remote volcanic archipelagoes represent ideal natural laboratories to study biogeography because theyExpand
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Molecular phylogenetics of the moth genus Omiodes Guenée (Crambidae: Spilomelinae), and the origins of the Hawaiian lineage.
The moth genus Omiodes (Crambidae) comprises about 80 species and has a circumtropical distribution, with the type species, O. humeralis, occurring in Central America. In Hawaii, there are 23 nativeExpand
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Web-Spinning Caterpillar Stalks Snails
Moths and butterflies compose one of the most diverse insect orders, but they are overwhelmingly herbivorous. Less than 0.2% are specialized predators, indicating that lepidopteran feeding habits areExpand
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The Importance of Insect Monitoring to Conservation Actions in Hawaii
Endemic insect species make up the overwhelming majority of Hawaii's native fauna, and play many important ecological roles. Despite this, insects receive low levels of conservation funding, likelyExpand
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A Recent Outbreak of the Hawaiian Koa Moth, Scotorythra paludicola (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), and a Review of Outbreaks between 1892 and 20031
Abstract: The koa moth, Scotorythra paludicola, is an endemic Hawaiian moth that undergoes sporadic outbreaks in koa forests in Hawai‘i, causing vast defoliations of its host plant, Acacia koa. WeExpand
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Koa Looper Caterpillars (Scotorythra paludicola, Geometridae) Have Lower Fitness on Koa (Acacia koa, Fabaceae) True Leaves than on Phyllodes
Native plant-herbivore interactions on islands remain understudied due to the widely discussed idea that island plants have weaker defenses than their con- tinental relatives. In Hawaii, the nativeExpand
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Hyposmocoma molluscivora Description
In our brevia “Web-Spinning Caterpillar stalks snails” (22 July 2005, p. [575][1]), we reported a new species of cosmopterigid moth, Hyposmocoma molluscivor a. The species description was given inExpand
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Bryophytes as food: comparative consumption and utilization of mosses by a generalist insect herbivore
Compared with angiosperms, bryophytes are seldom fed upon by insects, despite being commonly used for shelter. Bryophytes are assumed to be unpalatable, and three classes of mechanisms have beenExpand
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