Suppressing tawny crazy ant (Nylanderia fulva) by RNAi technology
In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of gene silencing to control this ant species. Six housekeeping genes encoding actin (NfActin), coatomer subunit β(NfCOP β), arginine kinase (NfArgK), and V ‐type proton ATPase subunits A (NfvATPaseA), B (NfvATPaseB) and E (NfvATPaseE) were cloned. Phylogenetic analysis revealed high sequence similarity to homologs from other ant species, particularly the Florida carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus). To silence these genes, vector L4440 was used to generate six specific RNAi constructs for bacterial expression. Heat ‐inactivated, dsRNA‐expressingEscherichia coli ...
Source: Insect Science - June 28, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Jia Meng, Jiaxin Lei, Andrew Davitt, Jocelyn R. Holt, Jian Huang, Roger Gold, Edward L. Vargo, Aaron M. Tarone, Keyan Zhu ‐Salzman Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A palmitoyltransferase Approximated gene Bm ‐app regulates wing development in Bombyx mori
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 26, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: YeYu , Xiao ‐JingLiu , XiaoMa , Zhong‐JieZhang , Tai‐ChuWang , FanSun , Cheng‐XiangHou , Mu‐WangLi Source Type: research

CRISPR/Cas9 based mutation reveals Argonaute 1 is essential for pigmentation in Ostrinia furnacalis
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: LangYou , Hong ‐LunBi , Yao‐HuiWang , Xiao‐WeiLi , Xi‐EnChen , Zhi‐QianLi Source Type: research

Plant phenolics mediated bottom ‐up effects of elevated CO2 on Acyrthosiphon pisum and its parasitoid Aphidius avenae
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Hong ‐YuYan , Hong‐GangGuo , Yu‐ChengSun , FengGe Source Type: research

CRISPR/Cas9 based mutation reveals Argonaute 1 is essential for pigmentation in Ostrinia furnacalis
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: LangYou , Hong ‐LunBi , Yao‐HuiWang , Xiao‐WeiLi , Xi‐EnChen , Zhi‐QianLi Source Type: research

Plant phenolics mediated bottom ‐up effects of elevated CO2 on Acyrthosiphon pisum and its parasitoid Aphidius avenae
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Hong ‐YuYan , Hong‐GangGuo , Yu‐ChengSun , FengGe Source Type: research

Buzz ‐pollination in Neotropical bees: genus‐dependent frequencies and lack of optimal frequency for pollen release
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 14, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Conrado AugustoRosi ‐Denadai , Priscila Cássia SouzaAraújo , Lucio Antônio de OliveiraCampos , LirioCosmeJr. , Raul Narciso CarvalhoGuedes Source Type: research

Buzz ‐pollination in Neotropical bees: genus‐dependent frequencies and lack of optimal frequency for pollen release
AbstractOver 50 genera of bees release pollen from flower anthers using thoracic vibrations, a phenomenon known as buzz ‐pollination. The efficiency of this process is directly affected by the mechanical properties of the buzzes, namely the duration, amplitude, and frequency. Nonetheless, although the effects of the former two properties are well described, the role of buzz frequency on pollen release remains uncle ar. Furthermore, nearly all of the existing studies describing vibrational properties of natural buzz‐pollination are limited to bumblebees (Bombus) and carpenter bees (Xylocopa) constraining our current und...
Source: Insect Science - June 13, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Conrado Augusto Rosi ‐Denadai, Priscila Cássia Souza Araújo, Lucio Antônio de Oliveira Campos, Lirio Cosme, Raul Narciso Carvalho Guedes Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Juvenile hormone signaling – a mini review
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 11, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: KangLi , Qiang ‐QiangJia , ShengLi Source Type: research

Targeted activation of BmCyclinE in Bombyx mori using designer TAL effectors
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 9, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: San ‐YuanMa , Yuan‐YuanLiu , WeiLu , Xiao‐GangWang , LeSun , KaiYu , Qing‐YouXia Source Type: research

Development of internal COI primers to improve and extend barcoding of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini)
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Matt N.Krosch , FrancescaStrutt , Mark J.Blacket , JanaBatovska , MelissaStarkie , Anthony R.Clarke , Stephen L.Cameron , Mark K.Schutze Source Type: research

Effects of “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” (haplotype B) on Bactericera cockerelli fitness and vitellogenesis
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Ang élicaAlbuquerque Tomilhero Frias , FreddyIbanez , AzucenaMendoza , William Mariode Carvalho Nunes , CeciliaTamborindeguy Source Type: research

An uneasy alliance: a nesting association between aggressive ants and equally fierce social wasps
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: PabloServigne , J érômeOrivel , FrédéricAzémar , JamesCarpenter , AlainDejean , BrunoCorbara Source Type: research

Effects of “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” (haplotype B) on Bactericera cockerelli fitness and vitellogenesis
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Ang élicaAlbuquerque Tomilhero Frias , FreddyIbanez , AzucenaMendoza , William Mariode Carvalho Nunes , CeciliaTamborindeguy Source Type: research

An uneasy alliance: a nesting association between aggressive ants and equally fierce social wasps
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: PabloServigne , J érômeOrivel , FrédéricAzémar , JamesCarpenter , AlainDejean , BrunoCorbara Source Type: research

An uneasy alliance: a nesting association between aggressive ants and equally fierce social wasps
AbstractAlthough the Neotropical territorially dominant arboreal antAzteca chartifex Forel is very aggressive towards any intruder, its populous colonies tolerate the close presence of the fierce polistine waspPolybia rejecta (F.). In French Guiana, 83.33% of the 48P. rejecta nests recorded were found side by side with those ofA. chartifex. This nesting association results in mutual protection from predators (i.e., the wasps protected from army ants; the ants protected from birds). We conducted field studies, laboratory ‐based behavioral experiments and chemical analyses to elucidate the mechanisms allowing the persisten...
Source: Insect Science - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Pablo Servigne, J érôme Orivel, Frédéric Azémar, James Carpenter, Alain Dejean, Bruno Corbara Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effects of “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” (haplotype B) on Bactericera cockerelli fitness and vitellogenesis
Abstract“Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum ” (Lso) are phloem‐restricted and unculturable Gram‐negative bacteria. Presently five haplotypes have been identified worldwide; but only haplotypes A and B are associated with the vectorBactericera cockerelli ( Šulc.) in the Americas. Previous studies showed that Lso‐infection reducesB. cockerelli reproductive output and that Lso haplotype B is more pathogenic than Lso haplotype A. To understand the interaction of Lso haplotype B andB. cockerelli, the fitness of Lso ‐free and Lso B‐infected insects, and the expression of vitellogenin (BcVg1‐like)...
Source: Insect Science - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Ang élica Albuquerque Tomilhero Frias, Freddy Ibanez, Azucena Mendoza, William Mario Carvalho Nunes, Cecilia Tamborindeguy Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Transcytosis of Junonia coenia densovirus VP4 across the gut epithelium of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
In this study, we used fall armyworm,Spodoptera frugiperda to examine the binding of the virus to brush border membrane vesicle proteins by two ‐dimensional ligand blot analysis. We also assessed the rate of flux of the primary viral structural protein, VP4 fused to eGFP with a proline‐rich linker (VP4‐P‐eGFP) through the gut epitheliumex vivo in an Ussing chamber. The mechanisms involved with transcytosis of VP4 ‐P‐eGFP were assessed by use of inhibitors. Bovine serum albumin (BSA) and eGFP were used as positive and negative control proteins, respectively. In contrast to BSA, which binds to multiple proteins o...
Source: Insect Science - June 3, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Mariah Kemmerer, Bryony C. Bonning Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Transcytosis of Junonia coenia densovirus VP4 across the gut epithelium of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - June 3, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: MariahKemmerer , Bryony C.Bonning Source Type: research

Genome editing in Bombyx mori: New opportunities for silkworm functional genomics and sericulture industry
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: San ‐YuanMa , GuySmagghe , Qing‐YouXia Source Type: research

Heat sensitivity of eggs attributes to the reduction in Agasicles hygrophila population
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: DongJia , Xiao ‐FangYuan , Yan‐HongLiu , Chao‐QianXu , Yuan‐XinWang , Ling‐lingGao , Rui‐YanMa Source Type: research

Sieve element occlusion provides resistance against Aphis gossypii in TGR ‐1551 melons
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Hsuan ‐chiehPeng , Gregory P.Walker Source Type: research

Novel Kdr mutations (K964R and A943V) in pyrethroid ‐resistant populations of Triatoma mazzottii and Triatoma longipennis from Mexico and detoxifying enzymes
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: JesusDavila ‐Barboza , O. KarinaVillanueva‐Segura , BeatrizLopez‐Monroy , GustavoPonce‐Garcia , CristinaBobadilla‐Utrera , MayelaMontes‐Rincon , Zinnia J.Molina‐Garza , Juan I.Arredondo‐Jimenez , Iram P.Rodriguez‐Sanchez Source Type: research

The earliest Timematids in Burmese amber reveal diverse tarsal pads of stick insects in the mid ‐Cretaceous
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: ShaChen , Shi ‐WoDeng , ChungkunShih , Wei‐WeiZhang , PengZhang , DongRen , Yi‐NingZhu , Tai‐PingGao Source Type: research

Nutritional stress reduces flight performance and exploratory behavior in a butterfly
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: ElisabethReim , DannyEichhorn , Jan D.Roy , Philip O. M.Steinhoff , KlausFischer Source Type: research

Genome editing in Bombyx mori: New opportunities for silkworm functional genomics and sericulture industry
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: San ‐YuanMa , GuySmagghe , Qing‐YouXia Source Type: research

Heat sensitivity of eggs attributes to the reduction in Agasicles hygrophila population
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: DongJia , Xiao ‐FangYuan , Yan‐HongLiu , Chao‐QianXu , Yuan‐XinWang , Ling‐lingGao , Rui‐YanMa Source Type: research

Sieve element occlusion provides resistance against Aphis gossypii in TGR ‐1551 melons
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Hsuan ‐chiehPeng , Gregory P.Walker Source Type: research

Novel Kdr mutations (K964R and A943V) in pyrethroid ‐resistant populations of Triatoma mazzottii and Triatoma longipennis from Mexico and detoxifying enzymes
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: JesusDavila ‐Barboza , O. KarinaVillanueva‐Segura , BeatrizLopez‐Monroy , GustavoPonce‐Garcia , CristinaBobadilla‐Utrera , MayelaMontes‐Rincon , Zinnia J.Molina‐Garza , Juan I.Arredondo‐Jimenez , Iram P.Rodriguez‐Sanchez Source Type: research

The earliest Timematids in Burmese amber reveal diverse tarsal pads of stick insects in the mid ‐Cretaceous
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: ShaChen , Shi ‐WoDeng , ChungkunShih , Wei‐WeiZhang , PengZhang , DongRen , Yi‐NingZhu , Tai‐PingGao Source Type: research

Nutritional stress reduces flight performance and exploratory behavior in a butterfly
Insect Science, EarlyView. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: ElisabethReim , DannyEichhorn , Jan D.Roy , Philip O. M.Steinhoff , KlausFischer Source Type: research

Nutritional stress reduces flight performance and exploratory behavior in a butterfly
AbstractAnthropogenic global change, including agricultural intensification and climate change, poses a substantial challenge to many herbivores due to a reduced availability of feeding resources. The concomitant food stress is expected to detrimentally affect performance, amongst others in dispersal ‐related traits. Thus, while dispersal is of utmost importance to escape from deteriorating habitat conditions, such conditions may negatively feedback on the ability to do so. Therefore, we here investigate the impact of larval and adult food stress on traits related to dispersal ability, includi ng morphology, physiology, ...
Source: Insect Science - May 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Elisabeth Reim, Danny Eichhorn, Jan D. Roy, Philip O. M. Steinhoff, Klaus Fischer Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The earliest Timematids in Burmese amber reveal diverse tarsal pads of stick insects in the mid ‐Cretaceous
AbstractMany extant insects have developed pad structures, euplantulae or arolia on their tarsi to increase friction or enhance adhesion for better mobility. Many polyneopteran insects with euplantulae, for example, Grylloblattodea, Mantophasmatodea and Orthoptera, have been described from the Mesozoic. However, the origin and evolution of stick insects ’ euplantulae are poorly understood due to rare fossil records. Here, we report the earliest fossil records of Timematodea hitherto,Tumefactipes prolongates gen. et sp. nov. andGranosicorpes lirates gen. et sp. nov., based on three specimens from mid ‐Cretaceous Bur...
Source: Insect Science - May 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Sha Chen, Shi ‐Wo Deng, Chungkun Shih, Wei‐Wei Zhang, Peng Zhang, Dong Ren, Yi‐Ning Zhu, Tai‐Ping Gao Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Novel Kdr mutations (K964R and A943V) in pyrethroid ‐resistant populations of Triatoma mazzottii and Triatoma longipennis from Mexico and detoxifying enzymes
AbstractAlthough having five different ways of transmission the vector ‐borne is the principal way of transmission of Chagas disease, which involves insects of the subfamily Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Nineteen of the 31 species that occur in Mexico are associated with humans, and all are capable of transmitting the disease. Pyrethroids are the insecticides recommended for the control of these vectors in Mexico. We determined the susceptibility to the pyrethroids deltamethrin and permethrin of peridomestic populations ofTriatoma mazzottii Usinger and two populations ofTriatoma longipennis Usinger in comparison w...
Source: Insect Science - May 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Jesus Davila ‐Barboza, O. Karina Villanueva‐Segura, Beatriz Lopez‐Monroy, Gustavo Ponce‐Garcia, Cristina Bobadilla‐Utrera, Mayela Montes‐Rincon, Zinnia J. Molina‐Garza, Juan I. Arredondo‐Jimenez, Iram P. Rodriguez‐Sanchez, Pablo Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Identification and functional characterization of doublesex gene in the testis of Spodoptera litura
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: QianDu , LiangWen , Si ‐ChunZheng , Hong‐LunBi , Yong‐PingHuang , Qi‐LiFeng , LinLiu Source Type: research

BmHpo mutation induces smaller body size and late stage larval lethality in the silkworm, Bombyx mori
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: XiaXu , Hong ‐LunBi , Zhong‐JieZhang , YangYang , KaiLi , Yong‐PingHuang , YongZhang , LinHe Source Type: research

Identification and functional characterization of doublesex gene in the testis of Spodoptera litura
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: QianDu , LiangWen , Si ‐ChunZheng , Hong‐LunBi , Yong‐PingHuang , Qi‐LiFeng , LinLiu Source Type: research

BmHpo mutation induces smaller body size and late stage larval lethality in the silkworm, Bombyx mori
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: XiaXu , Hong ‐LunBi , Zhong‐JieZhang , YangYang , KaiLi , Yong‐PingHuang , YongZhang , LinHe Source Type: research

The price of protection: a defensive endosymbiont impairs nymph growth in the bird cherry ‐oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Daniel J.Leybourne , Jorunn I. B.Bos , Tracy A.Valentine , Alison J.Karley Source Type: research

Metabolomics reveals the key role of oxygen metabolism in the heat susceptibility of an alpine dwelling ghost moth, Thitarodes xiaojinensis (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae)
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: WeiZhu , QianMeng , HuanZhang , Meng ‐LongWang , XuanLi , Hong‐TuoWang , Gui‐LingZhou , LinMiao , Qi‐LianQin , Ji‐HongZhang Source Type: research

Suppressing tawny crazy ant (Nylanderia fulva) by RNAi technology
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: JiaMeng , JiaxinLei , AndrewDavitt , Jocelyn R.Holt , JianHuang , RogerGold , Edward L.Vargo , Aaron M.Tarone , KeyanZhu ‐Salzman Source Type: research

Metabolomics reveals the key role of oxygen metabolism in the heat susceptibility of an alpine dwelling ghost moth, Thitarodes xiaojinensis (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae)
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: WeiZhu , QianMeng , HuanZhang , Meng ‐LongWang , XuanLi , Hong‐TuoWang , Gui‐LingZhou , LinMiao , Qi‐LianQin , Ji‐HongZhang Source Type: research

Suppressing tawny crazy ant (Nylanderia fulva) by RNAi technology
Insect Science,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Insect Science)
Source: Insect Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: JiaMeng , JiaxinLei , AndrewDavitt , Jocelyn R.Holt , JianHuang , RogerGold , Edward L.Vargo , Aaron M.Tarone , KeyanZhu ‐Salzman Source Type: research