Ecological Entomology

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

Impact Factor: 1.954

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 17/87 (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 39 Issue 2

Optimal foraging by an aphid parasitoid affects the outcome of apparent competition (pages 236–244)
Sara G. Prado & Steven Frank

This important paper links two fields together, from behavioural ecology (optimal foraging) and from evolutionary ecology (apparent competition). They were predicted to be linked more than two decades ago, when the theoretical idea that herbivore community structure might result from apparent competition was mooted. Although much of the evidence for optimal foraging and for apparent competition come from work with insects, this is the first entomological test of their link, and apparently only the second test in any organism.

Images: Aphidius colemani parasitizing Rhopalosiphum padi on barley. Photographs by Adam Dale.

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Ecological Entomology awards a “best paper” biennially. The following paper is the most recent winner:

Chinese mantids gut toxic monarch caterpillars: avoidance of prey defence?
Jamie L. Rafter, Anurag A. Agrawal, Evan L. Preisser

Ecological Entomology 2013, 38, 76-82

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International Congress of Entomology 2012
The editors of Ecological Entomology are proud to present a new virtual issue which is timed to coincide with the XXIV International Congress of Entomology in Daegu, Korea in August 2012. In this virtual issue we highlight the strength and diversity of selected papers we have published that emanated from a first author located in Asia. Read more

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