Ecological Entomology

Cover image for Vol. 40 Issue 3

Edited By: Jane K. Hill, Francis Gilbert and Rebeca B. Rosengaus

Impact Factor: 1.967

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 12/90 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2311

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology

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Volume 40 Issue 2

Colour change ability and its effect on prey capture success in female Misumenoides formosipes crab spiders
Alissa G. Anderson and Gary N. Dodson

Long known anecdotally, we know now that crab spiders do indeed change colour. This paper studied the costs and benefits in terms of prey capture, as well as measuring the rate of colour change. Changing from white to yellow appeared to be easier than the reverse, and matching females caught more prey. This is a piece of fascinating biology.

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Colour change over seven days

Photo: Alissa Anderson.

In the News - Ten Year Invasion of the Harlequin Ladybird

The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis was first recorded in Britain in 2004. The UK Ladybird Survey, a citizen science initiative involving online recording, was launched in 2005 to encourage people across Britain to track the spread of H. axyridis. Tens of thousands of people have provided records of H. axyridis and other species of ladybirds which provides an important dataset for large-scale and long-term research. This Invited Review makes use of the UK Ladybird Survey dataset to review the last ten years of invasion by the harlequin ladybird.

 Harlequin spectabilis - Maris Midgley

J O Westwood Award for Insect Taxonomy

Call for nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the J. O. Westwood Medal and Award for Insect Taxonomy, which is awarded bienially in recognition of the highest standards of descriptive taxonomy. Click here for further information about the award.

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