Ya-Lin Zhang

Ya-Lin Zhang
Northwest A&F University · College of Plant Protection

PhD

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Introduction
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June 1988 - February 2015
Northwest A & F University
Position
  • Head of the Entomological Museum & Institute

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Publications (486)
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Development of novel pesticides from natural products is an effective way to generate new insecticides. (S)-(-)-palasonin (PLN) is a natural compound from Butea monosperma (Lam.) Kuntze Seeds. The extraction process optimization, structural characteristics, and insecticidal activity of PLN are investigated in this study. Results show that extractio...
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Recently discovered amber-preserved fossil Cicadellidae exhibit combinations of morphological traits not observed in the modern fauna and have the potential to shed new light on the evolution of this highly diverse family. To place the fossils explicitly within a phylogenetic context, representatives of five extinct genera from Cretaceous Myanmar a...
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The control of P. xylostella primarily involves chemical insecticides, but overuse has brought about many negative effects. Our previous study reported that (S)-(−)-palasonin (PLN) is a plant-derived active substance with significant insecticidal activity against P. xylostella. However, we noticed a possible cross-resistance between (S)-(−)-palason...
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The genus Mitjaevia Dworakowska is reviewed with five new species described from China: M. acrodonta, M. bisecta, M. flexuosa, M. quinquedentata and M. tridentata spp. nov.. Detailed morphological descriptions and illustrations of these five new species and a key to all known species (males) from China are provided.
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The genus Rufitidia Dworakowska is reviewed with two new species from China: R. fissa sp. nov. and R. dissidens sp. nov. Detailed morphological descriptions and illustrations of these two new species and a key to all known species (males) are provided.
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Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) is one of the most destructive pests of Brassicaceae vegetables. Cantharidin is an insect-derived defensive toxin, which has been reported to have toxicity to a variety of pests and especially lepidopteran pests. Although the toxicity of cantharidin on P. xylostella has been demonstrated, there is...
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The suborder Auchenorrhyncha (“true hoppers”) comprises nearly half of known Hemiptera, with >43,000 known species of sap‐sucking herbivores distributed worldwide, including many important agricultural pests and vectors of plant disease. More than half of the known Auchenorrhyncha belong to superfamily Membracoidea (leaf‐ and treehoppers), which ha...
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Background: Acetylcholine (ACh), as a classical neurotransmitter, plays great roles in the nervous system. There is increasing evidence of its non-neuronal roles in regulating basic cell functions in vertebrates. However, knowledge about the non-neuronal cholinergic system in insects is scarce. Results: A comparative transcriptome analysis was p...
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EDITORIAL Positioning taxonomic research for the future Why do taxonomists matter? The work of taxonomists is often understated if not completely misunderstood. Without taxonomists, organisms cannot be accurately identified, neither can these organisms be given universally accepted names, and reliably positioned in the phylogenetic tree of life. Th...
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Two morphologically similar genera of Penthimiini, Chanohirata Hayashi Machida, 1996 and Reticuluma Cheng Li, 2005 are reviewed. Three new species, Chanohirata yunnana, C. minima and C. plania spp. nov., are described and illustrated and a new synonymy is proposed: C. theae (Matsumura, 1912) equals Reticuluma testacea (Kuoh, 1991) syn. nov. The fol...
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A new species in the Mileewinae genus Processina Yang, Deitz Li, 2005, P. hunanensis sp. nov., from China is described. A checklist and a key to all known species of Processina are provided.
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Thirteen new species of the leafhopper genus Agnesiella Dworakowska, Agnesiella (Agnesiella) protensa, A. (A.) recurve, A. (A.) polita, A. (Draberiella) gaura, A. (D.) longisagittata, A. (D.) eleganta, A. (D.) glabra, A. (D.) exigua, A. (D.) mitrata, A. (D.) apiculata, A. (D.) tridigitata, A. (D.) lata and A. (D.) stipitata spp. nov., are described...
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Five genera from China of the leafhopper tribe Typhlocybini are treated. Linnavuoriana Dlabola, 1958 and Shamala Dworakowska, 1980 and seven known species, Edwardsiana corylicola Vilbaste, 1968, E. praedestina Dlabola, 1967, E. singularis Anufriev, 1975, Hiratettix distanti Dworakowska, 1982, H. malaisei Dworakowska, 1982, L. antiqua Dworakowska, 1...
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The complete mitogenomes of four species, Neptis thisbe, Neptis obscurior, Athyma zeroca, and Aldania raddei, were sequenced with sizes ranging from 15,172 bp (N. obscurior) to 16,348 bp (Al. raddei). All four mitogenomes display similar nucleotide content and codon usage of protein-coding genes (PCGs). Typical cloverleaf secondary structures are i...
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Keys to all levels of the subfamily Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) of Pakistan are provided based on published records and original data from recent research. Checklists to the genera and species of Deltocephalinae are also given. A total of 49 genera with more than 100 species are now known from Pakistan. Two new synonyms are proposed,...
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Five new species, Eurhadina (Singhardina) dissimilis, E. (S.) flatilis, E. (S.) fumosa, E. (S.) furca and E. (S.) immatura spp. nov., and two new records, E. (S.) krispinilla rec. nov., E. (S.) pookiewica rec. nov. of the leafhopper subgenus Eurhadina (Singhardina) Mahmood from China are described and illustrated and a key to all members of the E....
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Existence of cantharidin (CTD) in blister beetles is a significant ecological adaptive mechanism that defends against predators and regulates courtship and mating behaviors. To better understand CTD biosynthetic information as well as its biology and pharmacology, we assembled a genome of 151.88 Mb for Epicauta chinensis using PacBio sequencing tec...
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As an anti-tuberculosis target, DprE1 contains two flexible loops (Loop I and Loop II) which have never been exploited for developing DprE1 inhibitors. Here Leu317 in Loop II was discovered as a new functional site to combat drug-resistance in Mycobacterium strains. Based on TCA1, LZDT1 was designed to optimize the hydrophobic interaction with Leu3...
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The genus Anufrievia Dworakowska is reviewed with two new species from China: A. anchoroides sp. nov., and A. drepanoides sp. nov.. Detailed morphological descriptions and illustrations of these two new species and a key to all known species (males) from China are provided.
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Genera of the diverse leafhopper subfamily Typhlocybinae have traditionally been classified into tribes primarily based on characters of the wing venation and an intuitive phylogeny of this group was previously proposed based on the hypothetical pattern of wing vein evolution. Some recent authors suggested that wing vein characters are not always r...
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To explore the characteristics of mitogenomes and discuss the phylogenetic relationships and molecular evolution of the six tribes within Typhlocybinae, 11 complete mitogenomes are newly sequenced and comparatively analyzed. In all of these complete mitogenomes, the number and order of the genes are highly conserved in overall organization. The PCG...
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The taxonomy of the hylicine genus Hatigoria Distant is reviewed based on morphological study of the types and other specimens. The male external morphology and genitalia of two known species, H. praeiens Distant, 1908 and H. sauteri Jacobi, 1914, are described and photographed for the first time. A description and figures of the female ovipositor...
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More studies are using mitochondrial genomes of insects to explore the sequence variability, evolutionary traits, monophyly of groups and phylogenetic relationships. Controversies remain on the classification of the Mileewinae and the phylogenetic relationships between Mileewinae and other subfamilies remain ambiguous. In this study, we present two...
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The codling moth, Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is a major pest of pome fruit and walnuts worldwide. Although environmentally compatible integrated control strategies, such as mating disruption, attract-kill strategy, and sterile insect technique have been conducted for management of this notorious pest, effects to control of codling m...
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Although sequences of mitogenomes have been widely used for investigating phylogenetic relationship, population genetics, and biogeography in many members of Fulgoroidea, only one complete mitogenome of a member of Flatidae has been sequenced. Here, the complete mitogenomes of Cerynia lineola, Cromna sinensis, and Zecheuna tonkinensis are sequenced...
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The leafhopper genus Nirvanguina Zhang Webb (Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Drabescini: Paraboloponina) is reviewed, including description of a new species, Nirvanguina bifurcatus Xu Zhang sp. nov., from China. An updated checklist along with distribution and a key to males of this genus are also provided. Type specimens of this new species are dep...
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The long-term and excessive use of insecticides has led to severe environmental problems and the evolution of insecticide resistance in insects. Carboxylesterases (CarEs) are important detoxification enzymes conferring insecticide resistance on insects. Herein, the detoxification process of Plutella xylostella (L.) carboxylesterase 6 (PxEst-6), one...
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Eighteen species of the Pacific leafhopper genus Hecaloidella Osborn, 1934 are described and illustrated and a key provided for their separation. The previously described species, H. nitida Osborn (type species) and H. brunnifacialis Shang & Zhang, and the following sixteen new species are treated: H. brunifasciata Zhang & Webb, H. bimaculata Zhang...
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Cantharidin (CTD) is a natural toxin with effective toxicity to lepidopteran pests. Nevertheless, little information is available on whether pests develop resistance to CTD. After being exposed to CTD (50 mg/L to 90 mg/L) or 10 generations, the resistance ratio of laboratory selected cantharidin-resistant Mythimna separata (Cantharidin-SEL) strain...
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A morphology‐based phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Empoascini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae) is presented for 58 of 83 formerly recognized genera based on 99 morphological characters of adults. The results support excluding the New World Beamerana generic group from Empoascini. The remaining genera of Empoascini were recovered as a mon...
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Abstract: To reveal mtgenome characterizations and reconstruct phylogenetic relationships of Hylicinae, the complete mtgenomes of four hylicine species, including Nacolus tuberculatus, Hylica paradoxa, Balala fujiana, and Kalasha nativa, were sequenced and comparatively analyzed for the first time. We also carried out the richest (11) subfamily sam...
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Unkanodes (Kwonianella) malamjabbensis sp. nov. (Hemiptera, Delphacidae) is described and illustrated and U. latespinosa (Dlabola, 1957) is newly recorded from Malamjabbah, Swat, Pakistan. These two species represent the first records of the genus Unkanodes Fennah, 1956 from Pakistan. A key to the world’s species of the genus Unkanodes is provided.
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Unkanodes (Kwonianella) malamjabbensis sp. nov. (Hemiptera, Delphacidae) is described and illustrated and U. latespinosa (Dlabola, 1957) is newly recorded from Malamjabbah, Swat, Pakistan. These two species represent the first records of the genus Unkanodes Fennah, 1956 from Pakistan. A key to the world’s species of the genus Unkanodes is provided.
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Five new species of the leafhopper genus Limassolla Dlabola, Limassolla bicruralis, L. kunyica, L. uncata, L. nigropunctata, L. spinulata spp. nov., are described and illustrated and a key to separate males of those species is provided.
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Autophagy is a conserved self-degradation system closely related to cancer progression. Small molecule inhibitors of autophagy have proven to be efficient tools in cancer therapy and are in high demand. Here we report the discovery of two compounds (LZ02/01) capable of suppressing cancer cell proliferation via inhibiting autophagy flux and promotin...
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The leafhopper genus Thaia Ghauri, 1962 and two related genera, Parathaia Kuoh, 1982 and Pseudothaia Kuoh, 1982, are revised. Nlunga Dworakowska, 1974, previously treated as a subgenus of Thaia, is elevated to the genus level, and Parathaia Kuoh, 1982, previously treated as a synonym of Thaia, is reinstated to valid status. The Oriental species lac...
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Six Afrotropical genera of the leafhopper tribe Erythroneurini are redescribed and two new genera, Laminaris gen. nov. and Projecta gen. nov. are established. Sixteen new species are described and illustrated: Laminaris angusta sp. nov., Laminaris cuspidatima sp. nov., Laminaris serrata sp. nov., Laminaris tenuis sp. nov., Projecta auriculata sp. n...
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The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (L.), is a notorious urban pest. It has developed insecticidal resistance to commonly used insecticides. Cantharidin (CTD) is a defensive toxin derived from blister beetles. It has been verified to have insecticidal toxicity in a range of pests. In this study, we determined the ingestion toxicity of CTD...
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This paper treats the planthopper genus, Atracis Stål, 1866 (Flatidae: Flatoidinae) in China. Five new species, A. ocularia sp. nov., A. patefacta sp. nov., A. punctulata sp. nov., A. sphaerica sp. nov. and A. ungulata sp. nov., are described and a checklist of all its known species from China is provided.
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Mitochondrial genomes are widely used for investigations into phylogeny, phylogeography, and population genetics. More than 70 mitogenomes have been sequenced for the diverse hemipteran superfamily Membracoidea, but only one partial and two complete mtgenomes mitochondrial genomes have been sequenced for the included subfamily Ledrinae. Here, the c...
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Kamendaka saccharivora (Matsumura, 1910), originally described from Taiwan, is newly recorded from Pakistan and India and re-described and illustrated. This species represents the first record of the family Derbidae from Pakistan.
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To explore the mitogenome characteristics and shed light on the phylogenetic relationships and molecular evolution of Drabescini species, we sequenced and analyzed the complete mitochondrial genome of two species including Drabescus ineffectus and Roxasellana stellata. The complete mitogenomes of D. ineffectus and R. stellata are circular, closed a...
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The phylogeny of the Oriental leafhopper genus Amritodus is reconstructed, for the first time, based on 47 discrete morphological characters and DNA sequence data from one nuclear and two mitochondrial genes. The phylogenetic results show that Amritodus is not monophyletic, and its concept is narrowed here to include four species: Amritodus atkinso...
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The Oriental leafhopper genus Parabolopona Matsumura (Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Drabescini: Paraboloponina) is reviewed with description of a new species, Parabolopona yunnanensis sp. nov., from China. An updated checklist with distributions and a key to males of this genus are also provided.
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Tettigometra ziaratensis sp. nov. is described from Ziarat, Baluchistan, Pakistan; it is the first record of the genus Tettigometra Latreille, 1804 and the family Tettigometridae from this country. Sequence data for the barcoding region of the mitochondrial gene COI for this new species was obtained and deposited in GenBank.
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The genus Singapora Mahmood is reviewed with one new species from China, Singapora shiqianensis sp. nov.. Detailed morphological description, illustration of this new species and a key to all known species (males) from China are provided.
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Phylogenetic analysis of the globally distributed arboreal leafhopper subfamily Eurymelinae was conducted based on DNA sequence data from three nuclear and two mitochondrial genes in addition to 86 discrete morphological characters. The analysis included 89 species representing 61 genera from all major biogeographic regions including six species fr...
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A new species of the leafhopper genus Pseudosubhimalus Ghauri (Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Cicadulini), Pseudosubhimalus pakistanicus sp. n., is described from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. Figures for habitus and genitalic characters are given for this new species and newly recorded species from Pakistan. A key to all the known species...
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The leafhopper genus Batracomorphus Lewis, 1834 is reported for the first time from Pakistan. A new species Batracomorphus pakistanicus sp. nov. is described with photographic illustrations.
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BACKGROUND Insect glutathione S‐transferases (GSTs) play a crucial role in insecticide detoxification. However, there remains a distinct lack of information regarding the role of GSTs in the detoxification of Tolfenpyrad (TFP) in insects. RESULTS Real‐time quantitative PCR showed significant up‐regulation of PxGSTs after exposure to TFP for six ho...
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The genus Olidiana McKamey, 2006 is reported for the first time from Pakistan based on the new species Olidiana pakistanica sp. nov. Photographic illustrations and a description are provided for the habitus and male genitalia of this new species. A partial mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene (COI) sequence is also provided.
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The Oriental leafhopper genus Kutara Distant, 1908 (Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Drabescini: Paraboloponina) is newly recorded from Vietnam with description of a new species K. trispinosa Xu & Zhang sp. nov.. An updated checklist, with distribution and a key to males of Kutara, are also provided. The type specimens of the new species are deposite...
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Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) regulates many neurophysiological functions in insects. In this report, a full-length cDNA encoding an A-type mAChR was cloned from the oriental armyworm, Mythimna separata. Pharmacological properties studies revealed that nanomolar to micromolar concentrations of carbachol or muscarine induced an increase...
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The economically important genus Euscelidius Ribaut, 1942 is reported first time from the Palearctic temperate coniferous forests and montane grasslands and shrublands of Pakistan with the new species Euscelidius cornix sp. nov. Photographic illustrations and a description are provided for the habitus and male genitalia. A key and aedeagal illustra...
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The tropiduchid genera Epora Walker and Zema Fennah are recorded from Pakistan for the first time and Epora montana Distant is redescribed and illustrated.
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The complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of a Satirid species Coenonympha amaryllis was assembled and annotated. The mitogenome is a DNA molecule of 15125 bp, and consists of 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNAs, 2 rRNAs, and 1 A–T rich region. The nucleotide composition biases toward A and T is 79.4% of the entirety, which is a t...
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The length of Lelecella limenitoides complete mitogenome was 15,203 bp and contained the typical gene arrangement, base composition, and codon usage found in other related species. The overall base composition exhibited obvious anti-G (7.5%) and AT bias (81.6%). The initiation codons of all PCGs were typical ATN (ATA/ATG/ATT), and the termination c...
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The complete mitochondrial genome of Rhombodera longa Yang, 1997 was sequenced in this study (GenBank accession no. MT110155). This molecule is circular in shape with 15,886 bp length, containing 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 2 ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes, 22 transfer RNA (tRNA) genes, and a non-coding control region. The AT content of the whole g...
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Polystyrene (PS) has been widely used in various fields, whereas this thermoplastic material is generally considered to be resistant to biodegradation. Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), a common pest of stored agricultural products, is a powerful model organism for general insect research. In this study, the larvae of T. castaneum we...
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Kodaianellissus gibbusis sp. nov. is described from Rawlakot, Azad Jammu & Kashmir (Pakistan), which is first record of the genus Kodaianellissus Wang, Bourgoin & Zhang, 2017 from the country. Morphological characters including male genitalia structure are described and illustrated. A checklist and key to all species of Kodaianellissus are provided...
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The Oriental leafhopper genus Balala Distant is reviewed and newly recorded from Malaysia and Thailand. Four known species are redescribed and illustrated, with Balala lui newly recorded from Malaysia. And four new species are reported with descriptions and figures. A key to males of Balala species is provided. The female ovipositor of B. nigrifron...
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The genus Stirellus Osborn & Ball is revised for Pakistan. Four species are included, of which two are new. S. kumratensis sp. nov. and S. neoconvexus sp. nov. are described and illustrated. A key to all species of this genus from Pakistan is provided.
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A new leafhopper species Hecalus rawalakotensis sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. A key is provided to distinguish all species in this genus from Pakistan.
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Two new species in the genus Destinoides Cai & He, D. hainanensis and D. rubeus spp. nov. from China are described and illustrated. A checklist and key to the known species of Destinoides are provided.
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Quinling is one of 35 biodiversity conservation priority areas recognised in China’s National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and Action Plan (2011–2030). It is the boundary line and intersection transition zone between the two major animal geographic regions, namely Palearctic and Oriental. The Heihe River is located in the middle of the Qinlin...
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The genus Raabeina Dworakowska is reviewed, including one new species R. longhiensis sp. nov. from Guangxi Province, China. Detailed morphological description and illustration of this new species is provided. A key to all known species (males) is given.
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Formibelle gen. nov. is described based on the type species Formibelle vladimiri sp. nov. from Swat, Pakistan. This new genus represents the second species in the family Caliscelidae from Pakistan. A key to the known genera of Caliscelidae in Pakistan is provided.
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The Chinese Hecalina (Deltocephalinae: Hecalini), which consists of five genera, is reviewed. Coloration and shape of the head and body, venation of forewing, and genitalia structures are the main morpological characters utilized to distinguish taxa. Fangamanus gen. n. is proposed for Parabolocratus tripunctatus Matsumura (type species of the new g...
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Two new genera of the leafhopper tribe Erythroneurini, Hamata gen. nov. and Levigata gen. nov., are established based on type species from Yunnan, China: Hamata coralliformis sp. nov. and Levigata arborea sp. nov., respectively. Two additional new species, Gladkara bifida sp. nov. from Yunnan and Thapaia tibetensis sp. nov. from Tibet, are describe...
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Generic characteristics of three Australian erythroneurine genera are revised based on three new species: Baya lata, Zinga longa and Pettya tenuis spp. nov. Male genitalia characteristics of genus Pettya Kirkaldy are described for the first time.
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Two new species of the leafhopper genus Reticuluma: R. lageniformia and R. hamata spp. nov., are described and illustrated from China. A checklist and a key to the known species of Reticuluma are provided.
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The leafhopper genus Ulopsina (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Ulopinae) is studied and a new species, Ulopsina bimaculata, from China is described and illustrated. A species checklist and a key to all known species of Ulopsina from China are provided.
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The leafhopper genus Dwightla McKamey (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Selenocephalini) is reviewed with description of a new species, Dwightla lancea sp. nov., from Central African Republic. An updated checklist with distribution and a key to males of this genus from Afrotropical Region are also provided.
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The diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), is a destructive insect pest of cruciferous plants that has developed resistance to almost every listed commercial insecticide. Cantharidin as an animal-derived biopesticide is a natural defensive compound produced by Meloidae insects with toxicity to many insects including...
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How species respond to environmental change is a fundamental question in ecology and species traits can help to tackle this question. In this study, we analyze how the functional structure of species assemblages changes with selected environmental variables along an elevational gradient. In particular, we used species traits of local butterfly comm...