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A New Genus And 37 New Noctuoid Species From Peninsular Florida And The Keys (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea), J. T. Troubridge 2020 Port Charlotte, FL

A New Genus And 37 New Noctuoid Species From Peninsular Florida And The Keys (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea), J. T. Troubridge

Insecta Mundi

A new genus, Janzena (Erebidae), and 37 new species of Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera) are described from Florida as well as two species elevated from synonymy to species status. Bleptina biformata, Bleptina ex­tincta, Bleptina flavivena, Bleptina verticalis, Lascoria coma, Janzena pyraliformis, Sigela sordes, Sigela minuta, Sigela incisa, Sigela subincisa, Sigela rosea, Sigela lynx, Dyspyralis ocala, Metalectra nigrior, Metalectra dixoni, Melipotis florida, Doryodes acta, Doryodes unica, Doryodes fulva, Toxonprucha killamae, Zale lafontainei, Zale vargoi, Zale clandestina, Athyrma fakahatchee, Antiblemma perva, Antiblemma carolae, Paectes hercules, Meganola georgei, Litoprosopus linea, Tripudia calusa, Catabenoides insularis, Neogalea caracara, Condica col­laris, Homophoberia australis, Diastema leo, Pyreferra ...


The Psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) Of Florida: Newly Established And Rarely Collected Taxa And Checklist, Susan E. Halbert, Daniel Burckhardt 2020 Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) Of Florida: Newly Established And Rarely Collected Taxa And Checklist, Susan E. Halbert, Daniel Burckhardt

Insecta Mundi

Psyllids are an economically important group of insects. Several species are serious emerging pests with regulatory significance. About 20 adventive species have been discovered in Florida in the past 20 years, including several pests. Additionally, five species new to science have been found. We provide an annotated checklist of Florida species with taxonomic information and identification tools, including keys to Florida genera and known species. Seventy species of Psylloidea currently are reported from Florida. Forty-one are native to Florida, with 12 endemic to the state. Twenty are adventive, the majority being from the Neotropics. One was introduced deliberately for biological ...


On Speciation And Hybridization Among Closely Related Species: Establishing An Experimental Breeding Lineage Between Two Species Of Automeris Hübner Moths (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) And Implications For Taxonomy, Andrei Sourakov, Cassandra Doll, Alyssa M. Quinn, Lei Xiao, Eric Anderson 2020 University of Florida

On Speciation And Hybridization Among Closely Related Species: Establishing An Experimental Breeding Lineage Between Two Species Of Automeris Hübner Moths (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) And Implications For Taxonomy, Andrei Sourakov, Cassandra Doll, Alyssa M. Quinn, Lei Xiao, Eric Anderson

Insecta Mundi

Many species of plants and a few species of animals are believed to have resulted from hybridization of parental species, and the ability of species to occasionally hybridize in captivity and in nature is even more widespread. In the present study, we describe a hybridization experiment conducted in the laboratory between the sexually dimorphic Automeris io (Fabricius), a widespread, variable species ranging from Canada to Costa Rica, and its congener A. louisiana (Ferguson and Brou), a more local, sexually monomorphic species (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). The A. louisiana populations occur in a highly specialized habitat—the coastal marshland along the Gulf of ...


A New Species Of The Spittlebug Genus Clastoptera Germar (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Clastopteridae) On Florida Oaks, Vinton Thompson, Susan E. Halbert, Mark Rothschild 2020 American Museum of Natural History

A New Species Of The Spittlebug Genus Clastoptera Germar (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Clastopteridae) On Florida Oaks, Vinton Thompson, Susan E. Halbert, Mark Rothschild

Insecta Mundi

Over the past decade, a previously unrecorded spittlebug of the genus Clastoptera Germar (Hemip­tera: Cercopoidea: Clastopteridae) has been observed in abundance on oaks (Quercus L. spp., Fagaceae) in several Florida counties. We describe this spittlebug as a new species, Clastoptera querci Thompson, Halbert and Rothschild, new species, provide information on its life history, host plants and distribution, and place it in the context of other members of the genus. Clastoptera spp. can transmit Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al., a bacterial pathogen that causes bacterial leaf scorch associated with oak decline. Thus C. querci should be monitored as a possible ...


New State And Island Records Of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) In Hawai‘I, Usa, Louis S. Hesler, William D. Perreira, Dana Anne Yee, Joshua H.S. Silva 2020 USDA, Agricultural Research Service

New State And Island Records Of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) In Hawai‘I, Usa, Louis S. Hesler, William D. Perreira, Dana Anne Yee, Joshua H.S. Silva

Insecta Mundi

Three new records of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) are recorded within the state of Hawai‘i, USA. Diomus roseicollis (Mulsant, 1853) is newly recorded from the state based on four specimens collected on the island of O‘ahu. Cycloneda sanguinea sanguinea (Linnaeus, 1763) and Brumoides suturalis (Fabricius, 1789), both already established in the state, are newly recorded from the island of Hawai‘i. Additional sampling is recommended to determine the distribution of D. roseicollis within the island of O‘ahu. Further surveys are warranted to determine particular habitats and prey for D. roseicollis, C. sanguinea sanguinea, and B. suturalis in Hawai‘i ...


Host-Use Patterns Of Canopy-Inhabiting Click Beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) In A Lowland Rainforest In Southern Venezuela, Susan Kirmse, Paul J. Johnson 2020 Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Museum of Entomology

Host-Use Patterns Of Canopy-Inhabiting Click Beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) In A Lowland Rainforest In Southern Venezuela, Susan Kirmse, Paul J. Johnson

Insecta Mundi

The arboreal click beetle fauna (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in a lowland tropical rainforest in south­ern Venezuela was observed and collected by means of a tower crane for a full year. The evaluation of the elaterid assemblage is part of a general survey of Coleoptera associated with several canopy trees. The Elat­eridae represented the tenth most species-rich beetle family in the canopy of the crane plot and was therefore selected for a detailed analysis of host-use patterns. In total, 20 species of Elateridae with 402 adult indi­viduals were sampled, including seven singletons. Species were either flower visiting (Aeolus Eschscholtz ...


Taxonomic Revision Of The Western Hemisphere Checkered Beetle Genus Axina Kirby (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Weston Opitz 2020 Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Taxonomic Revision Of The Western Hemisphere Checkered Beetle Genus Axina Kirby (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Weston Opitz

Insecta Mundi

The New World genus Axina Kirby (Coleoptera: Cleridae) is revised for the first time. Thirty-two new species are described: Axina acutipennis, A. adelosa, A. atmis, A. bahia, A. bella, A. brunnea, A. chiasta, A. furcula, A. heveli, A. ignota, A. klisis, A. latilinea, A. lobispinula, A. luzia, A. macilenta, A. megaspina, A. minas, A. ochra, A. oligocheia, A. ordinis, A. orcastomata, A. pallidioccabus, A. phallospina, A. piperata, A. pol­lex, A. polycaula, A. rio, A. schenklingi, A. spina, A. trinalis, A. villa, and A. vista. The 19 previously described species are: Axina analis Kirby, A. apicalis Pic, A. basalis Schenkling ...


A New Species Of Cymatodera Gray (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae) From Baja California, Mexico, Jacques Rifkind 2020 California State Collection of Arthropods

A New Species Of Cymatodera Gray (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae) From Baja California, Mexico, Jacques Rifkind

Insecta Mundi

The Cymatodera Gray fauna of Baja California (the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur) comprises fifteen species, of which six (C. minacis Barr, C. intermedia Barr, C. fascifera LeConte, C. santarosae Schaeffer, C. cephalica Schaeffer, and C. purpuricollis Horn) are endemic to the peninsula. Three of these endem­ics (C. intermedia, C. cephalica, and C. purpuricollis) are apterous. The remaining nine species are more broadly distributed, with ranges that extend north into the U.S. border states. This paper describes a new species of fully winged, endemic Baja Cymatodera. The new species is identical in facies to ...


Apiomerus Cazieri Berniker And Szerlip (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) Predaceous On Trichodes Ornatus Say (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Jacques Rifkind 2020 California State Collection of Arthropods

Apiomerus Cazieri Berniker And Szerlip (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) Predaceous On Trichodes Ornatus Say (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Jacques Rifkind

Insecta Mundi

The assassin bug Apiomerus cazieri Berniker and Szerlip (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) was observed to prey on the clerid beetle Trichodes ornatus Say (Coleoptera: Cleridae). This observation is the first recorded instance of Trichodes Herbst as a prey insect, and the second record for reduviid predation on Cleridae.


Notes On The Taxonomy And Distribution Of Xylocopa Coronata Smith, 1860, A Large Carpenter Bee From Maluku, Indonesia (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae), Jonathan R. Mawdsley 2020 National Museum of Natural History

Notes On The Taxonomy And Distribution Of Xylocopa Coronata Smith, 1860, A Large Carpenter Bee From Maluku, Indonesia (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae), Jonathan R. Mawdsley

Insecta Mundi

The recently rediscovered female holotype of Xylocopa coronata Smith, 1860, (Hymenoptera: Apidae) collected by Alfred Russel Wallace at the type locality of “Kaisaa” (= modern-day Kaioa, Maluku, Indonesia) is illustrated for the first time. Dorsal and lateral images of males and females of X. coronata and a map showing the known distribution of the species are provided. Females of this species exhibit geographic color variation in dorsal pubescence patterns and wing iridescence. At the present time, two subspecies are recognized: X. coronata combinata Ritsema from the island of Obi, Maluku, Indonesia, and X. coronata coro­nata Smith from additional islands (Bacan ...


Review Of Species Of Anelaphus Linsley And Its New Synonym Gymnopsyra Linsley From The United States And Canada With Description Of A New Species, Synonymies, Distributional Notes And An Illustrated Identification Key (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Elaphidiini), Steven W. Lingafelter 2020 Hereford, Arizona

Review Of Species Of Anelaphus Linsley And Its New Synonym Gymnopsyra Linsley From The United States And Canada With Description Of A New Species, Synonymies, Distributional Notes And An Illustrated Identification Key (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Elaphidiini), Steven W. Lingafelter

Insecta Mundi

A review and illustrated key to Anelaphus Linsley, 1936 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Elaphidiini) of the United States and Canada is provided, along with taxonomic and distributional notes. Gymnopsyra Linsley, 1937, is a new synonym of Anelaphus. Gymnopsyra chemsaki Linsley, 1963 is a new synonym of Gymnopsyra magnipunctatus (Knull, 1934). Anelaphus hoferi (Knull, 1934) and Anelaphus tuckeri (Casey, 1924) are new synonyms of Anelaphus simile (Schaeffer, 1908). Anelaphus parallelus (Newman, 1840), An­elaphus rusticus (LeConte, 1850), and Anelaphus davisi Skiles, 1985 are new synonyms of Anelaphus villosus (Fabricius, 1792). Anelaphus aspera (Knull, 1962), Anelaphus bupalpa (Chemsak, 1991), and Anelaphus mag­nipunctatus (Knull ...


Rho Gtpases: Big Players In Breast Cancer Initiation, Metastasis And Therapeutic Responses, Brock Humphries, Zhishan Wang, Chengfeng Yang 2020 University of Michigan

Rho Gtpases: Big Players In Breast Cancer Initiation, Metastasis And Therapeutic Responses, Brock Humphries, Zhishan Wang, Chengfeng Yang

Toxicology and Cancer Biology Faculty Publications

Rho GTPases, a family of the Ras GTPase superfamily, are key regulators of the actin cytoskeleton. They were originally thought to primarily affect cell migration and invasion; however, recent advances in our understanding of the biology and function of Rho GTPases have demonstrated their diverse roles within the cell, including membrane trafficking, gene transcription, migration, invasion, adhesion, survival and growth. As these processes are critically involved in cancer initiation, metastasis and therapeutic responses, it is not surprising that studies have demonstrated important roles of Rho GTPases in cancer. Although the majority of data indicates an oncogenic role of Rho GTPases ...


Suitability Of Native Milkweed (Asclepias) Species Versus Cultivars For Supporting Monarch Butterflies And Bees In Urban Gardens, Adam M. Baker, Carl T. Redmond, Stephen B. Malcolm, Daniel A. Potter 2020 University of Kentucky

Suitability Of Native Milkweed (Asclepias) Species Versus Cultivars For Supporting Monarch Butterflies And Bees In Urban Gardens, Adam M. Baker, Carl T. Redmond, Stephen B. Malcolm, Daniel A. Potter

Entomology Faculty Publications

Public interest in ecological landscaping and gardening is fueling a robust market for native plants. Most plants available to consumers through the horticulture trade are cultivated forms that have been selected for modified flowers or foliage, compactness, or other ornamental characteristics. Depending on their traits, some native plant cultivars seem to support pollinators, specialist insect folivores, and insect-based vertebrate food webs as effectively as native plant species, whereas others do not. There is particular need for information on whether native cultivars can be as effective as true or “wild-type” native species for supporting specialist native insects of conservation concern. Herein ...


Mitigation Of Gaseous Emissions From Swine Manure With The Surficial Application Of Biochars, Zhanibek Meiirkhanuly, Jacek A. Koziel, Baitong Chen, Andrzej Białowiec, Myeongseong Lee, Jisoo Wi, Chumki Banik, Robert C. Brown, Santanu Bakshi 2020 Iowa State University

Mitigation Of Gaseous Emissions From Swine Manure With The Surficial Application Of Biochars, Zhanibek Meiirkhanuly, Jacek A. Koziel, Baitong Chen, Andrzej Białowiec, Myeongseong Lee, Jisoo Wi, Chumki Banik, Robert C. Brown, Santanu Bakshi

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Environmental impact associated with odor and gaseous emissions from animal manure is one of the challenges for communities, farmers, and regulatory agencies. Microbe-based manure additives treatments are marketed and used by farmers for mitigation of emissions. However, their performance is difficult to assess objectively. Thus, a comprehensive, practical, and low-cost treatments are still in demand. We have been advancing such treatments based on physicochemical principles. The objective of this research was to test the effect of the surficial application of a thin layer (¼"; 6.3 mm) of biochar on the mitigation of gaseous emissions from swine manure. Two types ...


Leveraging Skype In The Classroom For Science Communication: A Streaming Science – Scientist Online Approach, Peyton N. Beattie, Jamie Loizzo, Kevin Kent, Christine L. Krebs, Teresa Suits, J. C. Bunch 2020 University of Florida

Leveraging Skype In The Classroom For Science Communication: A Streaming Science – Scientist Online Approach, Peyton N. Beattie, Jamie Loizzo, Kevin Kent, Christine L. Krebs, Teresa Suits, J. C. Bunch

Journal of Applied Communications

A growing need exists to identify, implement, and research alternative methods to communicate with, educate, and engage youth about science, in order to increase science literacy and knowledge of future societal decision-makers. Electronic field trips (EFTs) are one channel of non-formal communication and education that have been introduced in agricultural and natural resources to reach youth audiences with science-based information in real-time. EFTs can be conducted in several different ways due to the proliferation of video production and web-streaming technologies. The following professional development article offers science communication professionals and scientists a detailed model and specific steps to develop and ...


Student Emotional Responses To Different Communication Situations, Rachel E. Hendrix, Carley C. Morrison 2020 West Virginia University

Student Emotional Responses To Different Communication Situations, Rachel E. Hendrix, Carley C. Morrison

Journal of Applied Communications

Communication and emotion are closely linked. Emotions experienced while communicating with others can affect one’s message both verbally and nonverbally. This study asked participants to identify the emotions they experienced when communicating with groups of different sizes. These emotions were drawn from, and displayed upon, the Circumplex Model of Affect, a figure developed by Posner, Russell, and Peterson (2005). This model divides 16 emotions into quadrants that lie along two axes: pleasantness and emotional arousal. Results show that as audience size increases, speakers’ emotions become more unpleasant, more highly aroused, and more variable overall. Prior research indicates that these ...


Decline In Land Condition In Astrebla Grassland During Prolonged Drought In Australia, David G. Phelps, David M. Orr, I. W. Houston, L. Rolfe, J. Silcock 2020 Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia

Decline In Land Condition In Astrebla Grassland During Prolonged Drought In Australia, David G. Phelps, David M. Orr, I. W. Houston, L. Rolfe, J. Silcock

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Resilience Of Ecosystem Structure And Function During Succession Following Prescribed Burning In A Shrub‐Steppe Ecosystem In Wyoming, Usa, E. Pendall, M. B. Cleary, B. E. Ewers, K. Naithani, H. Kwon 2020 University of Wyoming

Resilience Of Ecosystem Structure And Function During Succession Following Prescribed Burning In A Shrub‐Steppe Ecosystem In Wyoming, Usa, E. Pendall, M. B. Cleary, B. E. Ewers, K. Naithani, H. Kwon

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

No abstract provided.


A Rapid Assessment Technique To Evaluate Rangeland Health, Michael Pellant, Jeffrey E. Herrick, P. L. Shaver, F. Busby, D. A. Pyke 2020 Bureau of Land Management

A Rapid Assessment Technique To Evaluate Rangeland Health, Michael Pellant, Jeffrey E. Herrick, P. L. Shaver, F. Busby, D. A. Pyke

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Plant Species Diversity As An Indicator Of Sustainable Use Of Astrebla Grasslands In Australia, David M. Orr, David G. Phelps 2020 Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia

Plant Species Diversity As An Indicator Of Sustainable Use Of Astrebla Grasslands In Australia, David M. Orr, David G. Phelps

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

No abstract provided.


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