Ecological Entomology

Cover image for Vol. 40 Issue 4

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

Impact Factor: 1.699

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 19/92 (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


Ecological Entomology in the news:

Warmer winters help butterflies breed more

The article 'The role of the North Atlantic Oscillation in controlling U.K. butterfly population size and phenology' has been featured on Planet Earth Online

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Some butterfly species particularly vulnerable to climate change

The article 'Elevational trends in butterfly phenology: implications for species responses to climate change' has been featured on e! Scinece News

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Why Eggs Like Company

The article 'Aggregative oviposition of a phytophagous beetle overcomes egg-crushing plant defences' has been featured by online news site Science News

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New! Editor's Choice Article

Volume 36 Issue 3

Effects of different methods of non-lethal tissue sampling on butterflies
Daria Koscinski, Lindsay A. Crawford, Heidi A. Keller and Nusha Keyghobadi

Ecological Entomology

In butterfly genetic studies, it is often assumed that removing legs or clipping wings from living individuals is both non-lethal and not detrimental. Although common practice, this assumption, like so many in ecology, has not been tested. This study tests the effects of these treatments in the field with Pieris rapae and Coenonympha tullia. It shows that such manipulations do not affect survival or flight behaviour, thereby giving credibility to the many studies underpinned by this previously untested assumption and providing a firm foundation for future studies.

Images – Left: Non-lethal tissue sampling (wing clipping) of a cabbage white butterfly (taken by Daria Koscinski); Right: Wing clip sample taken from a cabbage white butterfly (taken by Alan Noon)

The following paper was awarded the 2010 award for the best paper in Ecological Entomology:

Effects of competition, cannibalism and intra-guild predation on larval development of the European coccinellid Adalia bipunctata and the invasive species Harmonia axyridis
R. Ware, B. Yguel & M. Majerus

Royal Entomological Society Journal Award Scheme
The Society operates a scheme designed to recognise the ‘best papers’ published over a two year period in each of its 6 journals.  Each year articles from 3 journals will be selected for this award by the Journal Editor(s) and the Journal Editorial board. The prize consists of:
   - A cash sum of £500
   - A certificate signed by the President and Editor(s) 
   - An award ceremony at the Annual General Meeting of the Society

The awards for 2011 were for Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Physiological Entomology and Systematic Entomology.
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Nutritional Ecology; Invasion Ecology; Mutualism and Symbiosis; and Ecological Immunology

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Free Access in the Developing World
Access to this journal is available free online within institutions in the developing world through the AGORA Initiative with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the OARE Initiative (Online Access to Research in the Environment) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).