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Sexual reproduction implies binary outcomes of competitive interactions for access to male gametes: lifelong virgin females with null fitness vs. mated females with variable (generally nonzero) fitness. Female mating failure has long remained a dormant concept in sexual selection theory in part...

Author(s)
Rhainds, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2019, 167, 1, pp 73-84
Abstract

The longstanding biotic interactions hypothesis predicts that herbivore pressure declines with latitude, but the evidence is mixed. To address gaps in previous studies, we measured herbivory and defence in the same system, quantified defence with bioassays, and considered effects of leaf age. We...

Author(s)
Baskett, C. A.; Schemske, D. W.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology Letters, 2018, 21, 4, pp 578-587
Abstract

Evolutionary studies on animal body size have primarily focussed on selective pressures operating during the adult life. In contrast, ontogenetic pathways leading to differently sized adults have received less attention. In the present study, based on a common garden experiment, we report...

Author(s)
Meister, H.; Hämäläinen, H. R.; Valdma, D.; Martverk, M.; Tammaru, T.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2018, 166, 1, pp 4-16
Abstract

Plants have evolved many defenses against insect herbivores, including numerous chemicals that can reduce herbivore growth, performance, and fitness. One group of chemicals, the tropane alkaloids, is commonly found in the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and has been thought to reduce performance and ...

Author(s)
Wilson, J. K.; Tseng, A. S.; Potter, K. A.; Davidowitz, G.; Hildebrand, J. G.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Arthropod - Plant Interactions, 2018, 12, 1, pp 21-29
AbstractFull Text

Aim: This study aims to explore the molecular evolution pattern of the putative domestication gene, the transcription factor ZnF-706 in different lepidopteran groups and in the domestication process of the silkworm Bombyx mori, and to explore its function in the silkworm by knockout of ZnF-706 via...

Author(s)
Cui Yong; Zhu YaNan; Huang YueYing; Tan LiZhuang; Feng QiLi; Wang Wen; Xiang Hui
Publisher
Editorial Office of Acta Entomologica Sinica, Beijing, China
Citation
Acta Entomologica Sinica, 2019, 62, 1, pp 9-20
Abstract

Castniid moths (Lepidoptera: Castniidae) display a butterfly-like reproductive behavior, i.e., they use visual stimuli for mate location and females have apparently lost their pheromone glands in an evolutionary context. In this paper we report for the first time the identification of three new...

Author(s)
Quero, C.; Sarto i Monteys, V.; Rosell, G.; Puigmartí, M.; Guerrero, A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 2, pp e0171166
Abstract

Premise of research. The assumption of a trade-off between growth and defense is a major tenet of plant defense theory, though not all prior research has supported this trade-off. If this trade-off exists, plant genotypes that grow rapidly should be less well defended against herbivory than more...

Author(s)
Franks, S. J.; Genovese, N.; Stockdale, M.; Weber, J. J.; Ansaldi, B. H.; Wilgenburg, E. van
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
International Journal of Plant Sciences, 2018, 179, 3, pp 175-181
Abstract

The diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), is the main destructive insect pest of brassica vegetables around the world, and has developed resistance to numerous insecticides. Although host plant volatiles are important in pest control, the mechanism of...

Author(s)
Tian HouJun; Lin Shuo; Chen Yong; Chen YiXin; Zhao JianWei; Gu XiaoJun; Wei Hui
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Economic Entomology, 2018, 111, 3, pp 1354-1360
Abstract

Foraging parasitoids use chemical signals in host recognition and selection processes. Although, the volatiles play a relevant role in the localization by parasitoids of their hosts feeding on plants, the host identification process for acceptance occurs mainly during contact between the parasitoid ...

Author(s)
Bichang'a, G.; Lage, J. L. da; Capdevielle-Dulac, C.; Zivy, M.; Balliau, T.; Sambai, K.; Ru, B. le; Kaiser, L.; Juma, G.; Maina, E. N. M.; Calatayud, P. A.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2018, 44, 11, pp 1030-1039
Abstract

Pathogens are ubiquitous in insect populations and yet few studies examine their dynamics and impacts on host populations. We discuss four lepidopteran systems and explore their contributions to disease ecology and evolution. More specifically, we elucidate the role of pathogens in insect...

Author(s)
Myers, J. H.; Cory, J. S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Evolutionary Applications, 2016, 9, 1, pp 231-247

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