Delayed sexual maturity in males of Vespa velutina
This study explores the sexual maturation of V. velutina males and the evolution of their fertility. The main studied parameters were physiologic (spermiogenesis, spermatogenesis) and anatomic (testes size and structure, head width). Two populations of males were described based on their emergence period: early males in early summer or classic males in autumn. Each testis has an average of 108 testicular follicles. Spermatogenesis is synchronous, with only one sperm production wave, and completed, on average, at 10.3 days after emergence with the degeneration of the testes. The sperm counts in seminal vesicles of mature ma...
Source: Insect Science - March 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Juliette Poidatz, Christophe Bressac, Olivier Bonnard, Denis Thi éry Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Crystal structure of acetylcholinesterase catalytic subunits of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae
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Source: Insect Science - March 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Qian Han, Dawn M. Wong, Howard Robinson, Haizhen Ding, Polo C. H. Lam, Maxim M. Totrov, Paul R. Carlier, Jianyong Li Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Cytotoxicity and binding profiles of activated Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab to three insect cell lines
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Source: Insect Science - March 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Jizhen Wei, Gemei Liang, Kongming Wu, Shaohua Gu, Yuyuan Guo, Xinzhi Ni, Xianchun Li Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Fungal infection dynamics in response to temperature in the lepidopteran insect Galleria mellonella
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 454-466, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Vadim Y.Kryukov , Olga N.Yaroslavtseva , Miranda M. A.Whitten , Maksim V.Tyurin , Katherine J.Ficken , CarolynGreig , Nadja R.Melo , Viktor V.Glupov , Ivan M.Dubovskiy , Tariq M.Butt Source Type: research

Sialotranscriptome sequencing and analysis of Anopheles sinensis and comparison with Psorophora albipes sialotranscriptome (Diptera: Culicidae)
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 368-378, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Ya ‐JieFang , Zhen‐TianYan , BinChen Source Type: research

Agroecological management of a soil ‐dwelling orthopteran pest in vineyards
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 475-486, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Jerry AsalmaNboyine , StephaneBoyer , David J.Saville , Stephen DavidWratten Source Type: research

Fungal infection dynamics in response to temperature in the lepidopteran insect Galleria mellonella
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 454-466, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Vadim Y.Kryukov , Olga N.Yaroslavtseva , Miranda M. A.Whitten , Maksim V.Tyurin , Katherine J.Ficken , CarolynGreig , Nadja R.Melo , Viktor V.Glupov , Ivan M.Dubovskiy , Tariq M.Butt Source Type: research

Sialotranscriptome sequencing and analysis of Anopheles sinensis and comparison with Psorophora albipes sialotranscriptome (Diptera: Culicidae)
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 368-378, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Ya ‐JieFang , Zhen‐TianYan , BinChen Source Type: research

Agroecological management of a soil ‐dwelling orthopteran pest in vineyards
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 475-486, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Jerry AsalmaNboyine , StephaneBoyer , David J.Saville , Stephen DavidWratten Source Type: research

Agroecological management of a soil ‐dwelling orthopteran pest in vineyards
Abstract The efficacy of different combinations of undervine and inter‐row treatments for managing a soil‐dwelling orthopteran pest, weta (Hemiandrus sp.), in vineyards was investigated over 2 seasons. This insect damages vine buds, thus reducing subsequent grape yield. The undervine treatments comprised pea straw mulch, mussel shells, tick beans [Vicia faba Linn. var minor (Fab)], plastic sleeves on vine trunks (treated control) and control (no intervention), while inter‐rows contained either the existing vegetation or tick beans. Treatments were arranged in a randomized complete block design with 10 replicates. Dat...
Source: Insect Science - February 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Jerry Asalma Nboyine, Stephane Boyer, David J. Saville, Stephen David Wratten Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

BmCalpains are involved in autophagy and apoptosis during metamorphosis and after starvation in Bombyx mori
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 379-388, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 20, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Hui ‐YuYi , Wan‐YingYang , Wen‐MeiWu , Xing‐XiaLi , Xiao‐JuanDeng , Qing‐RongLi , YangCao , Yang‐JinZhong , Ya‐DongHuang Source Type: research

Male age and strain affect ejaculate quality in the Mexican fruit fly
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Source: Insect Science - February 19, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Mariana Herrera ‐Cruz, Solana Abraham, Nicolas Nuñez‐Beverido, Norma Flores‐Estévez, Martha Reyes‐Hernández, Mayvi Alvarado, Diana Pérez‐Staples Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

UV reflectance is associated with environmental conditions in Palaearctic Pieris napi (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 508-518, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: DavidStella , PavelPech áček , Victor BennoMeyer‐Rochow , KarelKleisner Source Type: research

Heterogeneous activity causes a nonlinear increase in the group energy use of ant workers isolated from queen and brood
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 487-498, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: NolanFerral , KyaraHolloway , MingzhongLi , ZhaozhengYin , ChenHou Source Type: research

Effects of temperature on fitness costs in chlorpyrifos ‐resistant brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Hemiptera: Delphacidae)
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 409-417, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Bao ‐JunYang , Mei‐LingLiu , Yi‐XiZhang , Ze‐WenLiu Source Type: research

UV reflectance is associated with environmental conditions in Palaearctic Pieris napi (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 508-518, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: DavidStella , PavelPech áček , Victor BennoMeyer‐Rochow , KarelKleisner Source Type: research

Heterogeneous activity causes a nonlinear increase in the group energy use of ant workers isolated from queen and brood
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 487-498, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: NolanFerral , KyaraHolloway , MingzhongLi , ZhaozhengYin , ChenHou Source Type: research

Effects of temperature on fitness costs in chlorpyrifos ‐resistant brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Hemiptera: Delphacidae)
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 409-417, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Bao ‐JunYang , Mei‐LingLiu , Yi‐XiZhang , Ze‐WenLiu Source Type: research

Response of life ‐history traits to artificial and natural selection for virulence and nonvirulence in a Drosophila parastitoid, Asobara tabida
Abstract Co‐evolution of host–parasitoid interactions is determined by the costs of host resistance, which received empirical evidence, and the costs of parasitoid virulence, which have been mostly hypothesized. Asobara tabida is a parasitoid, which mainly parasitizes Drosophila melanogaster and D. subobscura, the first species being able to resist to the parasitoid development while the second species is not. To parasitize resistant hosts, including D. melanogaster, A. tabida develops sticky eggs, which prevent encapsulation, but this virulence mechanism may be costly. Interindividual and interpopulation variation...
Source: Insect Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Joffrey Moiroux, Joan Baaren, Mathilde Poyet, Aude Couty, Patrice Eslin, Genevi ève Prévost, Jérémy Séguin, Vincent Roux Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A slow ‐growth high‐mortality meta‐analysis for insects: A comment on Chen & Chen
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Shannon M. Murphy, Mayra C. Vidal, Claudia J. Hallagan, Elizabeth E. Barnes, E. Dale Broder Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Endophytic fungi alter sucking bug responses to cotton reproductive structures
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Gregory A. Sword, Ashley Tessnow, Maria Julissa Ek ‐Ramos Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Metagenomic analysis reveals changes of the Drosophila suzukii microbiota in the newly colonised regions
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Isabel Martinez ‐Sañudo, Mauro Simonato, Andrea Squartini, Nicola Mori, Laura Marri, Luca Mazzon Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The effect of landscape complexity and microclimate on the thermal tolerance of a pest insect
This study highlights that future changes to land use could have implications for the thermal tolerance and adaptability of insects. Furthermore, not all insect species respond in a similar way to microhabitat and microclimate, which could disrupt important predator‐prey relationships and the ecosystem service they provide. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Lucy Alford, K évin Tougeron, Jean‐Sébastien Pierre, Françoise Burel, Joan Baaren Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Evaluation of potential RNA ‐interference‐target genes to control cotton mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcuidae)
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Arif M. Khan, Muhammad Ashfaq, Azhar A. Khan, Muhammad T. Naseem, Shahid Mansoor Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Variation in adult stress resistance does not explain vulnerability to climate change in Copper butterflies
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Michael Klockmann, Leonard Wallmeyer, Klaus Fischer Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of the Monochamus alternatus immune system
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Jiao Zhou, Li ‐Lin Zhao, Hai‐Ying Yu, Wei Zhang, Faheem Ahmad, Song‐Nian Hu, Zhen Zou, Jiang‐Hua Sun Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Condition ‐dependence and sexual ornamentation: Effects of immune challenges on a highly sexually dimorphic grasshopper
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: J. Pablo Valverde, Hendrik Eggert, Joachim Kurtz, Holger Schielzeth Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Edible Insects in China: Utilization and Prospects
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Ying Feng, Xiao ‐Ming Chen, Min Zhao, Zhao He, Long Sun, Cheng‐Ye Wang, Wei‐Feng Ding Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Divergent methylation pattern in adult stage between two forms of Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae)
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Si ‐Xia Yang, Chao Guo, Xiu‐Ting Zhao, Jing‐Tao Sun, Xiao‐Yue Hong Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Ultrastructure of compatible and incompatible interactions in phloem sieve elements during the stylet penetration by cotton aphids in melon
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Elisa Garzo, Mercedes Fern ández‐Pascual, Cesar Morcillo, Alberto Fereres, M. Luisa Gómez‐Guillamón, W. Fred Tjallingii Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae performance is determined by aphid genotype and not mycorrhizal fungi or water availability
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Source: Insect Science - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Alison Jane Karley, Matthew Emslie ‐Smith, Alison Elizabeth Bennett Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: Insect Science - January 25, 2017 Category: Biology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

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Gregarious locust and solitary locust display significant differences in behavior, physiology, and morphology in response to the changes in population density. Here, we show that two phases also differ significantly in volatile composition and their emission dynamics along with the development and sexes. The body odors of the gregarious and solitary nymphs are mainly consisted of aromatic compounds, such as benzaldehyde, guaiacol, phenol, anisole, veratrole, and aliphatic acids (C2 and C6). PAN and 4‐vinylanisole are present in gregarious locust, but are absent in solitary locust. These two compounds were completely lost...
Source: Insect Science - January 25, 2017 Category: Biology Tags: CONTENTS Source Type: research

Finish line plant ‐insect interactions mediated by insect feeding mode and plant interference: A case study of Brassica interactions with diamondback moth and turnip aphid
This study showed that L. erysimi had higher carbon than P. xylostella whereas nitrogen in P. xylostella was 1.42 times that in L. erysimi. Population size of the phloem feeder was not affected by plant species or insect coexistence. However, there was no correlation between plant defensive metabolites and both insects’ population size and biomass. The present study suggests that plant root biomass and tolerance index after different insect herbivory modes are not necessarily unidirectional. Importantly, the interaction between the folivore and the phloem feeder insects is asymmetric and the phloem feeder might be a ...
Source: Insect Science - January 16, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Mahmoud Soufbaf, Yaghoub Fathipour, Jeffrey A. Harvey, Cang Hui Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Biased dispersal of Metrioptera bicolor, a wing dimorphic bush ‐cricket
Abstract In the highly fragmented landscape of central Europe, dispersal is of particular importance as it determines the long‐term survival of animal populations. Dispersal not only secures the recolonization of patches where populations went extinct, it may also rescue small populations and thus prevent local extinction events. As dispersal involves different individual fitness costs, the decision to disperse should not be random but context‐dependent and often will be biased toward a certain group of individuals (e.g., sex‐ and wing morph‐biased dispersal). Although biased dispersal has far‐reaching consequenc...
Source: Insect Science - January 10, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Ina Monika Margret Heidinger, Silke Hein, Heike Feldhaar, Hans ‐Joachim Poethke Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Perturbation and delayed recovery of the reed invertebrate assemblage in Camargue marshes sprayed with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - December 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: BrigittePoulin , Ga ëtanLefebvre Source Type: research

Diversity and biogeography of a species ‐rich ant fauna of the Australian seasonal tropics
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 519-526, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - December 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Alan N.Andersen , Benjamin D.Hoffmann , StefanieOberprieler Source Type: research

Perturbation and delayed recovery of the reed invertebrate assemblage in Camargue marshes sprayed with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - December 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: BrigittePoulin , Ga ëtanLefebvre Source Type: research

Diversity and biogeography of a species ‐rich ant fauna of the Australian seasonal tropics
Insect Science,Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 519-526, June 2018. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - December 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Alan N.Andersen , Benjamin D.Hoffmann , StefanieOberprieler Source Type: research

Possibly similar genetic basis of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein in 3 resistant colonies of the sugarcane borer collected from Louisiana, USA
In this study, we compared the genetic basis of resistance to Cry1Ab protein in 3 resistant colonies of sugarcane borer established from field populations in Louisiana, USA. Responses of larvae to the Cry1Ab protein for the parental and 10 other cross colonies were assayed in a diet‐incorporated bioassay. All 3 resistant colonies were highly resistant to the Cry1Ab protein with a resistance ratio of>555.6 fold. No maternal effect or sex linkage was evident for the resistance in the 3 colonies; and the resistance was functionally nonrecessive at the Cry1Ab concentrations of ≤ 3.16 μg/g, but it became recessive at...
Source: Insect Science - December 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Fei Yang, Mao Chen, Anilkumar Gowda, David L. Kerns, Fangneng Huang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Molecular elements of pheromone detection in the female moth, Heliothis virescens
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Source: Insect Science - December 27, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Monika Zielonka, Heinz Breer, J ürgen Krieger Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Response of life history traits to artificial and natural selection for virulence and non ‐virulence in a Drosophila parastitoid, Asobara tabida
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Source: Insect Science - December 12, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Joffrey Moiroux, Joan Baaren, Mathilde Poyet, Aude Couty, Patrice Eslin, Genevi ève Prévost, Jérémy Séguin, Vincent Le Roux Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Monarchs in decline: a collateral landscape ‐level effect of modern agriculture
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - December 1, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: CarlStenoien , Kelly R.Nail , Jacinta M.Zalucki , HazelParry , Karen S.Oberhauser , Myron P.Zalucki Source Type: research

Identification and comparison of long non ‐coding RNAs in the silk gland between the domestic and wild silkworms
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Source: Insect Science - December 1, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Qiu ‐Zhong Zhou, Shou‐Min Fang, Qiang Zhang, Quan‐You Yu, Ze Zhang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The influence of habitat heterogeneity and latitude on gamma diversity of the Nearctic Simuliidae, a ubiquitous group of stream ‐dwelling insects
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Source: Insect Science - December 1, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: John W. McCreadie, Rachel H. Williams, Sam Stutsman, Debra S. Finn, Peter H. Adler Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Functional analysis of the circadian clock gene timeless in Tribolium castaneum
This study identified a complex transcriptional relationship among circadian clock genes in T. castaneum. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - December 1, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Chengjun Li, Xiaopei Yun, Xiaojuan Yu, Bin Li Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Induction of P450 genes in Nilaparvata lugens and Sogatella furcifera by two neonicotinoid insecticides
In conclusion, P450 genes in two planthopper species showed similar regulation pattern in responding to IMI, and the two neonicotinoid insecticides had similar effects on P450 gene expression, although of which the regulation was often dose‐dependent. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - December 1, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Yuan ‐Xue Yang, Na Yu, Jian‐Hua Zhang, Yi‐Xi Zhang, Ze‐Wen Liu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Gene expression profiles of the Southern house mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus during exposure to permethrin
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Source: Insect Science - December 1, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: William R. Reid, Lee Zhang, Youhui Gong, Ting Li, Nannan Liu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research