Ecological Entomology

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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

Virtual Issue - Insect Ecology - Nov 2011

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We are proud to present this virtual issue, compiled from the diverse range of papers published recently in Ecological Entomology. The aim of Ecological Entomology is to publish high quality laboratory, field and theoretical research papers that will be of wide interest to the community of insect ecologists. We encourage papers that use experimental approaches to provide new insights. Particularly welcomed are submissions on evolutionary ecology, population dynamics, behavioural ecology, invasive species and community ecology. We also encourage papers on insect/plant and host/parasite interactions, as well as predator/prey associations. Articles are published as short communications, original research papers and invited reviews. This virtual issue covers a range of topics relating to insect ecology, from speciation to behaviour and from metapopulation theory to methodological comparisons of field studies. During 2010, Ecological Entomology published a supplementary issue on “Insect evolution below the species level” to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Some of the articles in this virtual issue are taken from this special supplement.

Competition for foraging resources and coexistence of two syntopic species of Messor harvester ants in Mediterranean grassland
Solida Luigi, Celant Alessandra, Luiselli Luca, et al.

Context-dependence in an ant-aphid mutualism: direct effects of tending intensity on aphid performance
Yoo Ho Jung S., Holway David A.

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

Distribution, host specificity, and the potential for cryptic speciation in hoverfly Microdon myrmicae (Diptera: Syrphidae), a social parasite of Myrmica ants
Bonelli Simona, Witek Magdalena, Canterino Sara, et al.

Dispersal in the Glanville fritillary butterfly in fragmented versus continuous landscapes: comparison between three methods
Wang Rongjiang, Ovaskainen Otso, Cao Yundong, et al.

Feeding ecology and phylogenetic structure of a complex neotropical termite assemblage, revealed by nitrogen stable isotope ratios
Bourguignon Thomas, Sobotnik Jan, Lepoint Gilles, et al.

Ecosystem engineering by leaf-cutting ants: nests of Atta cephalotes drastically alter forest structure and microclimate
Meyer Sebastian T., Leal Inara R., Tabarelli Marcelo, et al.

The effect of colour variation in predators on the behaviour of pollinators: Australian crab spiders and native bees
Llandres Ana L., Gawryszewski Felipe M., Heiling Astrid M., et al.

Behavioural and chemical mechanisms behind a Mediterranean ant-ant association
Menzel Florian, Woywod Martin, Bluethgen Nico, et al.

Local adaptations of life-history traits of a Drosophila parasitoid, Leptopilina boulardi: does climate drive evolution?
Moiroux Joffrey, Le Lann Cecile, Seyahooei Majeed A., et al.

Intra-floral resource partitioning between endemic and invasive flower visitors: consequences for pollinator effectiveness
Junker Robert R., Bleil Richard, Daehler Curtis C., et al.

Advances in the timing of spring cleaning by the honeybee Apis mellifera in Poland
Sparks Tim H., Langowska Aleksandra, Glazaczow Adam, et al.

Local floral composition and the behaviour of pollinators: attraction to and foraging within experimental patches
Lazaro Amparo, Totland Orjan

The pea aphid complex as a model of ecological speciation
Peccoud Jean, Simon Jean-Christophe

Speciation in fig wasps
Cook James M.; Segar Simon T.