Zoology & Animal Science

National Insect Week Virtual Issue

National Insect Week

National Insect Week Virtual Issue

National Insect Week (June 23-29, 2014) encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organizes the week, supported by a large number of partner organizations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects. This Virtual Issue celebrates National Insect Week with the Latest and Hottest Research in Entomology

Agricultural and Forest Entomology

Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success

Christoph Sandrock, Lorenzo G. Tanadini, Jeffery S. Pettis, Jacobus C. Biesmeijer, Simon G. Potts, and Peter Neumann

Modelling geographical variation in voltinism of Hylobius abietis under climate change and implications for management

David Wainhouse, Daegan J. G. Inward and Geoffrey Morgan

Ecological Entomology

Plant-mediated effects of host plant density on a specialist herbivore of Solanum carolinense

Stacey L. Halpern, David Bednar, Amanda Chisholm and Nora Underwood

Floral resources, body size, and surrounding landscape influence bee community assemblages in oak-savannah fragments

Julie C. Wray, Lisa A. Neame and Elizabeth Elle

Insect Conservation and Diversity

How to avoid the top ten pitfalls in insect conservation and diversity research and minimise your chances of manuscript rejection

Simon R. Leather, Yves Basset and Raphael K. Didham

Biodiversity patterns in a macroinvertebrate community of a temporary pond network

Margarita Florencio, Carmen Díaz-Paniagua, Carola Gómez-Rodríguez and Laura Serrano

Insect Molecular Biology

Cloning and expression profiling of odorant-binding proteins in the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris

J. J. Hull, O. P. Perera and G. L. Snodgrass

Comparative analyses of salivary proteins from three aphid species

S. Vandermoten, N. Harmel, G. Mazzucchelli, E. De Pauw, E. Haubruge and F. Francis

Medical and Veterinary Entomology

The Mondrian matrix: Culicoides biting midge abundance and seasonal incidence during the 2006–2008 epidemic of bluetongue in the Netherlands

R. Meiswinkel, F. Scolamacchia, M. Dik, J. Mudde, E. Dijkstra, I. J. K. Van Der Ven and A. R. W. Elbers

Seasonal abundance of livestock-associated Culicoides species in northeastern Brazil

L. P. C. Carvalho and F. S. Silva

Physiological Entomology

Close encounters: contributions of carbon dioxide and human skin odour to finding and landing on a host in Aedes aegypti

Emerson S. Lacey, Anandasankar Ray and Ring T. Cardé

Indirect cues in selecting a hunting site in a sit-and-wait predator

Jćrćmy Defrize, Ana L. Llandres and Jćrôme Casas

Systematic Entomology

Redefining the damselfly families: a comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Zygoptera (Odonata)

Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra, Vincent J. Kalkman, Rory A. Dow, Frank R. Stokvis and Jan Van Tol


Misinterpreting global species numbers: examples from Coleoptera

Ivan Löbl and Richard A. B. Leschen