Entomological Science

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Edited By: Masanori J. Toda

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  1. Effects of thiamethoxam and lambda-cyhalothrin on spermatogenesis of Euschistus heros (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) (pages 279–287)

    Rachel Colauto Milanezi Aguiar, Patrícia Elizabeth Husch, Raquel Bozini Gallo, Sheila Michele Levy, Laurival Antônio Vilas-Bôas, Carlos Roberto Maximiano Da Silva, Daniel Ricardo Sosa-Gómez and Renata Da Rosa

    Version of Record online: 10 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12257

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    The brown soybean bug is a major pest of soybeans in Brazil. The species has been presenting resistance to commonly used insecticides. We compared the spermatogenesis among wild-caught individuals, insecticide (thiamethoxam and lambda-cyhalothrin) susceptible and resistant strains. Any effects of the long-term (15 generations) experimental selection by exposure to the insecticides were not detected on the male germinal tissue and chromosomes.

  2. First record of the host plant and larvae of Pachyrhynchus sonani (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Lanyu Island, Taiwan (pages 288–291)

    Chen-Fu Hsu, Hui-Yun Tseng, Yun Hsiao and Chiun-Cheng Ko

    Version of Record online: 10 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12262

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    Pachyrhynchus sonani Kôno, 1930, a legally protected species in Taiwan, is endemic to Lanyu Island (Orchid Island) and Ludao Island (Green Island). Because of its unclear life history, the host and immature stages of this species in the wild have not so far been recorded. On Lanyu Island, we recently identified Barringtonia asiatica as a host plant of P. sonani, with several larvae feeding on its xylem. Herein, we describe its biology and the habitat surrounding the host plant.

  3. A review of the genus Montescardia Amsel (Lepidoptera: Tineidae) from Japan, with reference to the genital morphology (pages 270–278)

    Yohei Osada, Margarita G. Ponomarenko and Toshiya Hirowatari

    Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12259

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    The genus Montescardia is recorded from Japan. The adults of two species are redescribed with figures of male and female genitalia. Functional morphology of the male genitalia in the type species is studied for the first time.

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    Species-dependent microarchitectural traits of iridescent scales in the triad taxa of Ornithoptera birdwing butterflies (pages 255–269)

    Makoto Kazama, Mai Ichinei, Saori Endo, Masaki Iwata, Akiya Hino and Joji M. Otaki

    Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12256

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    Ornithoptera birdwing butterflies have blue, green, or orange iridescent scales in different species or subspecies. To understand the species- or subspecies-dependent scale color differences, we performed a comparative microscopic morphometry of iridescent scales in three closely related taxa: O. priamus priamus (green), O. priamus urvillianus (blue), and O. croesus (orange). We conclude that each of the three taxa of Ornithoptera butterflies possesses unique quantitative size values on tapered ridges and irregular multilayers with granular objects and air cavities to express unique structural color.

  5. Structure of the food web including the endangered lycaenid butterfly Shijimiaeoides divinus asonis (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) (pages 224–234)

    Kouhei Murata and Morimasa Tsuchiya

    Version of Record online: 16 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12247

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    We analyzed the construction of a food web to identify important species for conserving an endangered lycaenid butterfly, Shijimiaeoides divinus asonis. The food web construction was changed if 15 species with four or more trophic links were lost. High species diversity is not required to maintain suitable habitat conditions for this butterfly.