Entomological Science

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Edited By: Masanori J. Toda

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 39/94 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1479-8298

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  1. Original Articles

    1. Population genetic structure and migration patterns of Dendrothrips minowai (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Guizhou, China

      Zhao-yun Lyu, Jun-rui Zhi, Yu-feng Zhou, Ze-hong Meng and Juan Wen

      Version of Record online: 23 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12241

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      To investigate the population genetic structure and migration routes of Dendrothrips minowai (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), which is one of the most destructive insect pests on tea plants, in Guizhou, China, we analyzed 24 populations using six microsatellite loci. Neighbor-joining (NJ) phylogenetic tree and STRUCTURE analyses recognized two clusters within the studied populations. No correlation between genetic and geographical distances was detected and more than 89% of the variation occurred among samples within populations. The trend of asymmetrical gene flow was from northeast to southwest.

  2. Short Communications

    1. Impact of light and alarm pheromone on immediate early gene expression in the European honeybee, Apis mellifera

      Frank M. J. Sommerlandt, Wolfgang Rössler and Johannes Spaethe

      Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12234

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      Immediate early genes are used as markers for localizing neuronal activation in vertebrate brains. We investigate, whether their orthologs in insects are functioning in a similar way and report findings on expression profiles of two different candidate genes.

  3. Original Articles

    1. Temporal segregations in the surface community of an ephemeral habitat: Time separates the potential competitors of coprophilous Diptera

      Sladecek Frantisek Xaver Jiri, Sulakova Hana and Konvicka Martin

      Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12240

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      The first quantitative study of temporal trends, succession, seasonality in audult coprophilous Diptera. The succession is not as rapid as predicted earlier. The season separates individual trophic groups and also species within those trophic groups.

    2. Geographical distribution of morphological abnormalities and wing color pattern modifications of the pale grass blue butterfly in northeastern Japan

      Atsuki Hiyama, Wataru Taira, Mayo Iwasaki, Ko Sakauchi, Raj Gurung and Joji M. Otaki

      Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12233

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      We collected Zizeeria maha butterflies from many localities of northeastern Japan in 2014, and examined the morphological abnormality rate and the color pattern modification rate for each local population. We concluded that abnormalities and modifications were generally rare in this species, but with higher rates in northern populations than in southern ones. This result, along with evidence from other studies, strongly suggests that the high abnormality rate detected in Fukushima in 2011 was induced by anthropogenic radioactive mutagens.

  4. Short Communications

    1. Dependence of Asian honeybee on deciduous woody plants for pollen resource during spring to mid-summer in northern Japan

      Ayumi Fujiwara and Izumi Washitani

      Version of Record online: 16 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12228

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      Deciduous forests are the most important foraging habitats for Apis cerana japonica in the Satoyama landscape especially from spring to mid-summer when mass flowering of tall trees and shrubs species provide rich floral resources for developing bee colonies. Apis c. japonica provides pollination services to a number of wild flowers blooming in various forest layers ranging from the canopy to the understory layer.

  5. Original Articles

    1. Social structure and nestmate discrimination in two species of Brachyponera ants distributed in Japan

      Naoki Murata, Kazuki Tsuji and Tomonori Kikuchi

      Version of Record online: 2 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12232

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      In a native population, Brachyponera chinensis already possesses some of the key characteristics shared by many invasive exotic ants in introduced ranges, such as stable polygyny, weak internest aggression, and acceptance of non-nestmates.

    2. Expression of key components of the RNAi machinery are suppressed in Apis mellifera that suffer a high virus infection

      Lina De Smet, Jorgen Ravoet, Tom Wenseleers and Dirk C. de Graaf

      Version of Record online: 13 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12227

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      We could show that high virus loads suppress key RNAi components, which results in a counteraction of the host RNAi antiviral defence. As the RNAi is a primary defence against viruses, these findings shed new light on the pathogen host interactions and can help to mitigate escalating colony losses worldwide.

    3. Origins and implications of apid bees (Hymentopera: Apidae) in French Polynesia

      Scott V. C. Groom, Mark I. Stevens, Thibault Ramage and Michael P. Schwarz

      Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12230

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      Using mitochondrial DNA we show that all bee species of the family Apidae in French Polynesia are introduced. Based on our understanding of the remaining known species, this result suggests that bees are not endemic to the island group. This has implications for the genesis of biodiversity on these islands given the importance of bees as pollinators, but these introduced species may be of utility in food production.

    4. Vertical distribution of earwigs (Dermaptera: Forficulidae) in a temperate lowland forest, based on sampling with a mobile aerial lift platform

      Markéta Kirstová, Petr Pyszko, Jan Šipoš, Pavel Drozd and Petr Kočárek

      Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12229

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      Spatio-temporal patterns of earwigs vertical distribution within forest strata were studied by a mobile aerial lift platform in a lowland floodplain forest. Dominant arboricolous species, Apterygida media, had an uneven vertical distribution in the trees and abundance peaked at 4 to 10 m. The distribution differed among developmental stages and was influenced by the tree species on which they occurred.

    5. Biological characteristics of a non-photoperiodic-diapause strain of the cabbage beetle Colaphellus bowringi (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

      Qian-Qian Tan, Rui-Qi Zhou, Wen Liu, Lian Feng and Xiao-Ping Wang

      Version of Record online: 17 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12226

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      In this study, biological characteristics, especially diapause characteristics and life-history traits, of a non-photoperiodic-diapause (NPD) strain of the cabbage beetle Colaphellus bowringi were compared with those of a normal, high-diapause (HD) strain that enters diapause in response to either long day length or low temperature. The NPD strain of this species could be a promising model for investigating diapause regulation in insects in general.

    6. Neotapirissus gen. nov. of the tribe Issini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Issidae) from Hainan Island

      Rui Meng and Yinglun Wang

      Version of Record online: 22 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12210

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      A new issid genus, Neotapirissus, which is related to Tapirissus Gnezdilov in the tribe Issini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Issidae) is described from China, with description and illustrations of the type species Neotapirissus reticularis sp. nov. (China: Hainan). The female internal reproductive organs of the new species are also described and illustrated.

    7. Multiple origins of Hawaiian drosophilids: Phylogeography of Scaptomyza Hardy (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

      Toru Katoh, Hiroyuki F. Izumitani, Shinji Yamashita and Masayoshi Watada

      Version of Record online: 13 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12222

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      Two hypotheses (“single Hawaiian origin” and “multiple origins” hypotheses) have been proposed for the origin and diversification of Hawaiian drosophilids (Idiomyia and Scaptomyza). Our phylogenetic analyses inferred that Idiomyia and Scaptomyza diverged outside the Hawaiian Islands and then independently colonized the Hawaiian Islands, twice in Scaptomyza, thus supporting the “multiple origins” hypothesis.

    8. Taxonomic review of the genus Zethus Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from Vietnam with descriptions of four new species

      Lien Thi Phuong Nguyen and James M. Carpenter

      Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12218

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      A taxonomic review of the genus Zethus Fabricius, 1804, from Vietnam is presented, including eight species. Four species are described as new. A key to species is provied.

    9. Phylogenetic relationships of Pieridae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) in China based on seven gene fragments

      Changping Ding and Yalin Zhang

      Version of Record online: 7 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12214

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      In this study, 52 species representing 21 genera distributed in China were sampled. We reconstructed their evolutionary history based on four mitochondrial and three nucleargene fragments using Maximum parsimony (MP), Maximum likelihood (ML) and Bayesian inference (BI).

    10. Ecological and phylogenetic perspectives on wing stiffness in nine Theclini species (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)

      Akihiko Uchida and Michio Imafuku

      Version of Record online: 7 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12204

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      We examined the relationships between wing stiffness and wing size in five patrolling (open circles) and four territorial (solid circles) species of Theclini butterflies. Our analyses showed that males of territorial species possessed significantly stiffer wings than those of patrolling species.

  6. Short Communications

    1. Availability of short microsatellite markers from butterfly museums and private specimens

      Naoyuki Nakahama and Yuji Isagi

      Version of Record online: 5 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ens.12215

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      For butterfly specimens, we measured the yields and fragment sizes of the extracted DNA, and investigated the genotyping success probability of nine short microsatellite markers There was a negative correlation between the genotyping success probability and specimen age. A negative correlation between the genotyping success probability and the allele size of each microsatellite marker was also observed.

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