Felipe N. Soto-Adames

Felipe N. Soto-Adames
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services · Division of Plant Industry, Florida State Collection of Arthropods

PhD Entomology

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September 2007 - December 2014
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Position
  • Insect Systematist and Curator of Entomology
September 2002 - August 2007
University of Vermont
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 1997 - August 1998
University of Connecticut
Position
  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (110)
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In turfgrass systems, nematicides are a valuable tool for managing plant-parasitic nematode populations, but few studies have examined non-target nematicide effects on arthropods. Our study evaluated effects of turfgrass nematicide formulations of abamectin (Divanem SC), fluopyram (Indemnify), furfural (MultiGuard Protect EC), and fluensulfone (Nim...
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Patterns of distribution and diversity of springtails along an elevational gradient in the canopy and forest floor of Mt. Makiling, Philippines were determined, this being the first study conducted on springtail diversity along an elevational gradient and also the first published report of canopy arthropods in the Philippines. Springtails were extr...
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Springtails (Arthropoda, Hexapoda, Collembola) are small arthropods commonly found in soil, litter and other habitats all around the Globe. More than 9,000 species have been described worldwide, but knowledge about their diversity and distribution remains far from complete. Reports of springtail diversity in the Antilles are uneven, some islands ar...
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Plutomurus jordanai sp. nov. from Zeda Kvilishori Cave (Tskaltubo Municipality, Imereti region, Western Georgia) is described, illustrated and differentiated from other morphologically similar species‒‒P. kelasuricus Martynova, 1969 and P. eristoi Barjadze, Baquero, Soto-Adames, Giordano & Jordana, 2016. In addition, morphological characters omitte...
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The largest superfamily Entomobryoidea is one of the key groups in Collembola. However, incorrect recognition of chaetotaxic homology within Entomobryoidea severely impedes the accurate species comparison of adults and phylogenetic reconstruction. Traditional classification of the superfamily at suprageneric level is disputable in the light of rece...
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Fulmekiola serrata (Kobus) was observed infesting sugarcane, Saccharum spp. hybrids, in the United States for the first time in January 2017 in Florida. Field studies were conducted to determine F. serrata infestation levels on popular sugarcane cultivars and to determine the efficacy of foliar insecticide treatments that could be used for manageme...
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Aligning sequences for phylogenetic analysis (multiple sequence alignment; MSA) is an important, but increasingly computationally expensive step with the recent surge in DNA sequence data. Much of this sequence data is publicly available, but can be extremely fragmentary (i.e., a combination of full genomes and genomic fragments), which can compoun...
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Information about the cave invertebrates of Georgia, Caucasus, is summarised, resulting in 43 troglo- and 43 stygobiont taxa reported from 64 caves. Species distribution analyses were conducted for 61 caves harbouring 58 invertebrate taxa, with the majority of caves (39) located in Apkhazeti (north-western Georgia). In 22 caves from central-west Ge...
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Two new species of Plutomurus, P. pichkhaiai sp. nov. from Garakha and Letsurtsume caves and P. shurubumuensis sp. nov. from Shurubumu Cave (Chkhorotsku district, Western Georgia) are described, and illustrated. The new species are very similar to P. kelasuricus from the Tsebelda karst massif formation in Apkhazeti, Georgia, but differ in having tw...
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The Paronellini Börner, 1906 of Africa and Madagascar are poorly known. Nineteen Paronella-like species have been reported from Africa, but it is unclear how they are distributed among genera as currently defined. Here we review all references containing descriptions and reports of Paronella-like species from Africa, Madagascar and the Seychelles....
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Members of the genus Paleonura Cassagnau, 1982 from the Americas are compared with some from the holarctic region. The new species, P. borincana sp. nov., is described from Puerto Rico. It differs from other species of the genus by the combination of having cephalic setae A, B, C, D, two ocular setae and the lack of setae on the dorso-external tube...
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The African thrips Ceratothripoides brunneus Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is reported for the first time from North America, collected from flowers of Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anderson (Acanthaceae) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The affinity of C. brunneus for solanaceous plants in other regions of the world suggests that future detection...
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We present the first records of species of Entomobryidae and Paronellidae (Collembola) from the Caribbean island of Nevis, from leaf litter collections on Mt. Nevis. We report 6 genera and 7 species, of which Dicranocentrus icelosmarias sp. nov. and Metasinella radkei sp. nov. are described as new. Evaluation of the dorsal chaetotaxy of D. icelosma...
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Two new species of the genus Plutomurus, P. revazi sp. nov. from Prometheus and Satsurblia caves and P. eristoi sp. nov. from Satevzia Cave are described, illustrated and differentiated from other morphologically closely related species. A high variability in the number of teeth in the claw, unguiculus and mucro of P. revazi sp. nov. demonstrate th...
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This paper describes the distribution and genetic variability of rove beetles (Coleoptera Staphylinidae) in anthropogenically influenced insular landscapes. The study was conducted in the Azores archipelago, characterized by high anthropogenic influence and landscape fragmentation. Collections were made in five islands, from eight habitats, along a...
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The Collembola fauna of the Galápagos Islands is relatively unexplored with only thirty-five reported species. Entomobryoidea, the most diverse superfamily of Collembola, is underrepresented, with only five species reported from the Galápagos. Here we present the findings of the first survey of Collembola from Galápagos lava tube caves, providing a...
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The dorsal chaetotaxy of adult Campylothorax species is considerably reduced, making homology determinations difficult. Previous studies demonstrated that homology of the adult chaetotaxy can be established by analysis of the primary chaetotaxy of first-instar larvae. The goals of the present study are to provide a description of the complete dorsa...
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Classification of arthropods is performed by characterization of fine features such as setae and cuticles. An unstained whole arthropod specimen mounted on a slide can be preserved for many decades, but is difficult to study since current methods require sample manipulation or tedious image processing. Spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM) i...
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Adult members of tribe Paronellini are characterized by a substantially reduced idiochaetotaxy and as a result chaeta homology determination is often ambiguous. To evaluate previous hypotheses of chaetae homology in adult Trogolaphysa, a complete description of the dorsal chaetotaxy of first instar Trogolaphysa jataca (Wray, 1953b), supplemented wi...
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The chaetotaxy of 15 species of eastern North American Entomobrya is redescribed in order to determine potential characters for the diagnosis of cryptic lineages and evaluate the diagnostic and phylogenetic utility of chaetotaxy. As a result, four new species (E. citrensis Katz & Soto-Adames, sp. n., E. jubata Katz & Soto-Adames, sp. n., E. neoteni...
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Eight species of Collembola are reported from recent collections made in caves on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Eas-ter Island). Five of these species are new to science and apparently endemic to the island: Coecobrya aitorererere n. sp., Cyphoderus manuneru n. sp., Entomobrya manuhoko n. sp., Pseudosinella hahoteana n. sp. and Seira manukio n...
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Lepidonella is a small genus of scaled Paronellidae comprising 12 species distributed mainly across the Ethiopian, Oriental and Australian biogeo-graphic regions. Most species are poorly described by current standards and little is known about their dorsal chaetotaxy. Previous observations of the chaetotaxy of the second and third abdominal segment...
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A series of experiments were conducted to determine the impact of Protaphorura fimata Gisin (Family: Onychiuridae) feeding on seeds and germinating seedlings of lettuce, Lactuca sativa L. (Asteraceae). First, various densities of P. fimata were incubated with 25 lettuce seeds for 7 d and feeding injury was evaluated in three soilless arena experime...
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Evaluating species boundaries remains a significant challenge in rare, difficult to collect, and/or understudied groups because of a lack of available data. Uninformative morphology, unknown ecologies and/or geographical distributions, inadequate comparative sequence data, and limited sample sizes present substantial challenges when applying common...
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Genera in subfamily Paronellinae have been grouped into five tribes, in part based on chaetotaxy. Tribes Bromacanthini, Paronellini, and Troglopedetini are characterized by having rounded scales and reduced or no macrochaetae, and although Bromacanthini harbors two well-differentiated genera, the core genera in tribes Paronellini and Troglopedetini...
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Caves are considered buffered environments in terms of their ability to sustain near-constant microclimatic conditions. However, cave entrance environments are expected to respond rapidly to changing conditions on the surface. Our study documents an assemblage of endemic arthropods that have persisted in Rapa Nui caves, despite a catastrophic ecolo...
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Wetlands function as buffers between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, filtering pollutants generated by human activity. Constructed wetlands were developed to mimic the physical and biological filtering functions of natural systems for the treatment of human and animal waste under controlled conditions. Previous studies on the effect of construc...
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Caves are considered buffered environments in terms of their ability to sustain near-constant microclimatic conditions. However, cave entrance environments are expected to respond rapidly to changing conditions on the surface. Our study documents an assemblage of endemic arthropods that have persisted in Rapa Nui caves, despite a catastrophic ecolo...
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Flightin is a thick filament protein that in Drosophila melanogaster is uniquely expressed in the asynchronous, indirect flight muscles (IFM). Flightin is required for the structure and function of the IFM and is indispensable for flight in Drosophila. Given the importance of flight acquisition in the evolutionary history of insects, here we study...
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Molecular phylogenetic studies have revealed that cryptic species represent a substantial proportion of earth's biodiversity. However, evaluating species boundaries remain a significant challenge in rare, difficult to collect, and/or understudied groups due to a lack of available data. Here we present an integrative approach that incorporates phylo...
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The springtail (Hexapoda: Collembola) fauna of eight caves (Wizard Cave, Pautler Cave, Spider Cave, Wanda’s Waterfall Cave, Illinois Caverns, Stemler Cave, Hidden Hand Cave, and Bat Sump Cave) in the Salem Plateau of southwestern Illinois (Monroe and St. Clair counties) was surveyed in 2009 using a combination of methods, including pitfall traps, B...
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Species diagnosis in Trogolaphysa has been based, until now, almost exclusively on number of eyes and shape of claws and mucro. Chaetotaxy, a character system important to diagnose species in other genera of scaled Entomobryoidea, has been described only for a few Trogolaphysa species. Here the complete dorsal chaetotaxy of six species of Trogolaph...
Data
Data matrix of morphological characters used in the phylogenetic analysis. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.323.4950.app2) File format: Microsoft Word document (doc).
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Character and character states as circumscribed for phylogenetic analysis. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.323.4950.app1) File format: Microsoft Word document (doc).
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The amphipod Hyalella azteca is commonly used as a model for determining safe concentrations of contaminants in freshwaters. We sequenced the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene for representatives of 38 populations of this species complex from US and Canadian toxicology research laboratories and eastern North American field sit...
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AbstractA new genus of Isotomidae, Bellisotoma gen. n., is described. The new genus is a member of the Proisotoma genus complex and is characterized by a combination of having a bidentate mucro with wide dorsal lamellae that join clearly before the end of mucronal axis without forming a tooth and one strong ventral rib with basal notch that articul...
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Three new species of Isotomidae springtails are described from the Lake Champlain Basin (Vermont and New York, USA), Lake Willoughby and Greater Averril Pond in Vermont. Subisotoma joycei sp. n. and Scutisotoma champi sp. n. were collected in sandy beaches whereas Ballistura rossi sp. n. was found only in a constructed wetland built and managed by...
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Spinactaletes is a genus of obligatory marine littoral springtails characterized by marked sexual dimorphism. males of most Spinactaletes species have spur- like sclerotized structures on the metathoracic legs, and many modified setae on the antennae that form the basis for almost all species level diagnostic characters. females of most species hav...
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The N-terminal extension and phosphorylation of the myosin regulatory light chain (RLC) independently improve Drosophila melanogaster flight performance. Here we examine the functional and structural role of the RLC in chemically skinned fibers at various thick and thin filament lattice spacings from four transgenic Drosophila lines: rescued null o...