L.W. Beukeboom's research while affiliated with University of Groningen and other places

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Biocontrol implications of multiparasitism by Trissolcus mitsukurii and Trissolcus japonicus on the invasive brown marmorated stink bug – E. Costi, E. Di Bella, D. Iotti & L. Maistrello (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13185).
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Using biological invasions to improve plant defense theory – S. B. Endriss, C. Alba & R. A. Hufbauer (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13195).
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The mass rearing of insects as animal feed is a new and rapidly growing component of circular agriculture, which offers the opportunity to develop it in such a way that it promotes insect health and welfare. Behaviour is an important indicator of animal performance and welfare. In this review, we synthesise the current behavioural knowledge on two...
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The housefly (Musca domestica) is a wide-ranging insect, often associated with decaying matter from livestock and humans. The septic environments in which houseflies live are believed to be a rich source for microbial acquisition. Although the housefly can harbor a wide range of microorganisms, it is not yet well known which microbes are always rec...
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The invasion of a novel host species can create a mismatch in host choice and offspring survival (performance) when native parasitoids attempt to exploit the invasive host without being able to circumvent its resistance mechanisms. Invasive hosts can therefore act as evolutionary trap reducing parasitoids' fitness and this may eventually lead to th...
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Lack of lipid accumulation in two species of chalcidoid wasps with secondarily evolved phytophagy – M. Lammers, K. Kraaijeveld & J. Ellers (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13164).
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During the last decade the potential of insects for human nutritional protein is increasingly recognised. Direct consumption of insects contributes to a reduction of the ecological footprint of human food production and is claimed to have health benefits. An alternative is feeding poultry (broilers and layers) with insect-derived protein. This offe...
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Sex determination (SD) is a crucial developmental process, but its molecular underpinnings are very diverse, both between and within species. SD mechanisms have traditionally been categorized as either genetic (GSD) or environmental (ESD), depending on the type of cue that triggers sexual differentiation. However, mixed systems, with both genetic a...
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A 30‐year systematic review reveals success in tephritid fruit fly biological control research – N. P. Dias, P. Montoya & D. E. Nava (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13157).
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Evolutionary neuroecology of olfactory‐mediated sexual communication and host specialization in Drosophila – a review – M. A. Khallaf & M. Knaden (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13143).
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Rearing insects for food and feed is a rapidly growing industry, because it provides excellent opportunities for a sustainable approach to animal protein production. Two fly species, the black soldier fly (BSF) and the house fly (HF), naturally live in decaying organic matter (e.g. compost), and can thus be effectively reared on organic rest stream...
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Ecological trade‐offs in development and defence in a specialist moth when feeding on four congeneric host plants – M. Pareja (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13132).
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In 2021, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata has published more than 100 articles, including six mini‐reviews, and one special issue. The manuscript submission rate (as well as the rejection rate) remained high. As of 2022, two long‐term members of our circle of Associate Editors stepped down (Peter Follett and Marc Rhainds) and two new members...
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Sex determination mechanisms evolve rapidly and vary between species. Occasionally, polymorphic systems are found, like in the house fly. Studying the dynamics and stability of such systems can provide a better understanding of the evolution of sex determination systems. In the house fly, dominant male determining loci (M) can lie not only on the Y...
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The topics of insect chemical communication in this issue can be subdivided into intra‐ and interspecific signaling mechanisms. For intraspecific chemical communication, several articles characterize sexual cues involved in mate recognition and mating behavior, others discuss mechanisms associated with the neurobiology of chemoreception. For inters...
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Effect of cold storage on the pupal development of two pollinators, Eristalinus aeneus and Eristalis tenax – A. Campoy, O. Egea-Casas, C. Pérez-Bañón & S. Rojo (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13117).
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The invasion of a novel host species can create a mismatch in host choice and offspring survival (performance) when native parasitoids attempt to exploit the invasive host without being able to circumvent its resistance mechanisms. Invasive hosts can therefore act as evolutionary trap reducing parasitoids’ fitness and this may eventually lead to th...
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Host race formation and speciation are at the core of the enormous insect diversification. Insect–host relationships can take many forms, ranging from parasitic to mutualistic. Despite its long history of study, many questions remain about host race formation and speciation. They are addressed in eight original articles of this special issue, inclu...
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Sex separation of Aedes spp. mosquitoes for sterile insect technique application: a review – B. M. Morán‐Aceves, C. F. Marina, A. Dor, P. Liedo & J. Toledo (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13085).
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Elevated CO2 concentration improves the performance of an agricultural pest: a worrisome climate crisis scenario – L. Arantes‐Garcia, R. A. Maia, Y. Oki, T. Cornelissen & G.W. Fernandes (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13113).
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Recursive adaptation in action: allochronic isolation and divergence of host‐associated populations of Rhagoletis pomonella following its recent introduction to the western USA
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Sex determination (SD) is an essential and ancient developmental process, but the genetic systems that regulate this process are surprisingly variable. Why SD mechanisms vary so much is a longstanding question in evolutionary biology. SD genes are generally located on sex chromosomes which also carry genes that interact epistatically with autosomes...
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Insects have a wide variety of mating systems. For parasitic wasps, mating sites are often confined to where their hosts occur and this mutual interaction therefore greatly affects the evolution of alternative mating strategies. Parasitoids of the genus Nasonia (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) – comprising the species Nasonia vitripennis (Walker), Nason...
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1. Protection against desiccation and chemical communication are two fundamental functions of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) in insects. In the parasitoid jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Walker), characterised by a cosmopolitan distribution through largely different environments, CHCs function as universally recognised female sex pheromones. However...
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Complementary sex determination (CSD) is a widespread sex determination mechanism in haplodiploid Hymenoptera. Under CSD, sex is determined by the allelic state of one or multiple complementary sex determination loci. Heterozygosity at one or more loci leads to female development, whereas hemizygosity of haploid eggs and homozygosity of diploid egg...
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Impact of low temperature and host plant on Tuta absoluta – M. Ribeiro de Campos, E. Amiens‐Desneux, P. Béarez, M. Araújo Soares, L. Ponti, A. Biondi, J. D. Harwood & N. Desneux (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13094).
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Sex determination, the developmental process by which sexually dimorphic phenotypes are established, evolves fast. Evolutionary turnover in a sex determination pathway may occur via selection on alleles that are genetically linked to a new master sex determining locus on a newly formed proto-sex chromosome. Species with polygenic sex determination,...
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Role of digestive enzymes in the adaptation of Frankliniella occidentalis to preferred and less‐preferred host plants – J. Zhi, L. Liu, X. Hou, W. Xie, W. Yue & G. Zeng (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13074).
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Seasonal variation of photoperiod and temperature often leads to a latitudinal gradient in season-dependent behavior. The parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis exhibits a latitudinal cline in photoperiodic diapause induction. Allelic variation of the clock gene period was shown to be associated with this behavioral cline. In addition, circadian expres...
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Assessment of tolerance and resistance of inbred rice cultivars to combined infestations of rice water weevil and stemborers – J. M. Villegas, B. E. Wilson & M. J. Stout (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13054).
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Experimentally guided development of a food bait for European fire ants – D. Hoefele, J. M. Chalissery, A. Renyard & G. Gries (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13053).
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Establishment and spread of invasive species can be facilitated by lack of natural enemies in the invaded area. Host‐range evolution of natural enemies augments their ability to reduce the impact of the invader and could enhance their value for biological control. We assessed the potential of the Drosophila parasitoid, Leptopilina heterotoma (Hymen...
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Predatory mites protect own eggs against predators – F. Saitoh, A. Janssen & Y. Choh (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13013).
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Heat shock alters pea aphid–Buchnera interactions: negative allometry of gene densities – N. Parven, I. Yao, T. Kanbe & S. Akimoto (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13039).
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The clock gene period ( per ) is a regulator of circadian rhythms but may also play a role in the regulation of ultradian rhythms, such as insect courtship. Males of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis court females by performing series of head movements (‘head-nods’) and wing vibrations within repeated cycles. The pattern of cycle duration and...
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Host selection is not expressed for underground hosts in a pupal parasitoid – T. Okuyama (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13001).
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During the transition from sexual to asexual reproduction, a suite of reproduction‐related sexual traits become superfluous, and may be selected against if costly. Female functional virginity refers to asexual females resisting to mate or not fertilizing eggs after mating. These traits appear to be among the first that evolve during transitions fro...
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Increased cannibalism in Colorado potato beetles feeding on non‐preferred host plants in laboratory – A. Alyokhin & N. Baron (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13007).
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Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata has published 90 articles, three mini‐reviews, and two special issues in 2020. We have seen a 30% increase in submission rate. Prof. D. Segura from Argentina has joined our associate editor‐team.
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Drosophila insulin‐like peptides: from expression to functions – a review – U. Semaniuk, V. Piskovatska, O. Strilbytska, T. Strutynska, N. Burdyliuk, A. Vaiserman, V. Bubalo, K. B. Storey & O. Lushchak (https://doi.org/10.1111/12981).
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Exotic ladybirds for biological control of herbivorous insects – a review – G. Rondoni, I. Borges, J. Collatz, E. Conti, A. Costamagna, F. Dumont, E. W. Evans, A. A. Grez, A. G. Howe, E. Lucas, J‐É. Maisonhaute, A. Onofre Soares, T. Zaviezo & M. J. W. Cock (https://doi.org/10.1111/12963).
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Various primary signals direct insect sex determination. In hymenopteran insects, the presence of a paternal genome is needed to initiate female development. When absent, uniparental haploid males develop. We molecularly and functionally identified the instructor sex-determination gene, wasp overruler of masculinization (wom), of the haplodiploid w...
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Habitat cues synergize to elicit chemically mediated landing behavior in a specialist phytophagous insect, the grape berry moth – M. S. Wolfin, R. R. Chilson III, J. Thrall, Y. Liu, S. Volo, D. H. Cha, G. M. Loeb & C. E. Linn Jr (https://doi.org/10.1111/13003).
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During the transition from sexual to asexual reproduction, a suite of reproduction-related sexual traits become superfluous, and may be selected against if costly. Female functional virginity refers to asexual females resisting to mate or not fertilizing eggs after mating. These traits appear to be among the first that evolve during the gradual tra...
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Effects of cold storage on life‐history traits of Aphidius matricariae – M. Rezaei, A. A. Talebi, Y. Fathipour, J. Karimzadeh, M. Mehrabadi & G. V. P. Reddy (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.12958).
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Global distribution patterns provide evidence of niche shift by the introduced African dung beetle Digitonthophagus gazella – J. A. Noriega, K. D. Floate, F. Génier, C. A. M. Reid, B. Kohlmann, F. G. Horgan, A. L. V. Davis, S. Forgie, C. Aguilar, M. G. Ibarra, F. Vaz‐de‐Mello, S. Ziani & J. M. Lobo (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.12961).
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This special issue contains papers presented at the 6th International Entomophagous Insects Conference. Entomophagous insects consume other insects. They are a fundamental component of ecosystems and are extensively used as biocontrol agents. The first article reviews the role of ladybirds in biological control and the second reviews the biological...
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Biological control is widely successful at controlling pests, but effective biocontrol agents are now more difficult to import from countries of origin due to more restrictive international trade laws (the Nagoya Protocol). Coupled with increasing demand, the efficacy of existing and new biocontrol agents needs to be improved with genetic and genom...
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Sex determination, the developmental process by which sexually dimorphic phenotypes are established, evolves fast. Species with polygenic sex determination, in which master regulatory genes are found on multiple different proto-sex chromosomes, are informative models to study the evolution of sex determination. House flies are such a model system,...
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Optimizing a pheromone lure for the sugar beet root maggot fly, Tetanops myopaeformis – E. J. Wenninger & S. D. Eigenbrode
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Both abiotic and biotic factors can mould insect‐plant interactions. Using the electrical penetration graph (EPG) technique, Nalam and colleagues demonstrate that the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae), alters its feeding behavior when infected with the bacterial pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum, depen...
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Insects have been on the menu of humans for centuries, but only recently we have begun to mass produce them for human food and animal feed. This introduction first paints a synopsis of mass cultured insects and their application. The new insect production industry raises many interesting fundamental and applied questions about insect biology and fi...
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Review of insect pathogen risks for the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens ) and guidelines for reliable production – L. Joosten, A. Lecocq, A.B. Jensen, O. Haenen, E. Schmitt & J. Eilenberg (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.12916)
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Background: Parasitoid wasps have fascinating life cycles and play an important role in trophic networks, yet little is known about their genome content and function. Parasitoids that infect aphids are an important group with the potential for biological control. Their success depends on adapting to develop inside aphids and overcoming both host a...
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Bactrocera oleae (Rossi) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is the main pest of olive trees (Olea europaea L.), causing major damages in olive crops. Improvement of mass rearing is a prerequisite for the successful development of large‐scale sterile insect technique (SIT) applications. This can be achieved through the enrichment of artificial diets with gut ba...
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The tremendous diversity of Hymenoptera is commonly attributed to the evolution of parasitoidism in the last common ancestor of parasitoid sawflies (Orussidae) and wasp-waisted Hymenoptera (Apocrita). However, Apocrita and Orussidae differ dramatically in their species richness, indicating that the diversification of Apocrita was promoted by additi...
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Area‐wide integrated pest management (IPM) strategies against tephritid fruit flies include the release of fruit fly parasitic wasps in the target area. Mass rearing of parasitic wasps is essential for the efficient application of biological control strategies. Enhancement of fruit fly host fitness through manipulation of their gut‐associated symbi...
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Pre‐release packing and chilling reduce host‐searching ability of the parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata used in the augmentative control of tephritid flies – J. Cancino, D. Mazariegos, C. Pérez, A. Ayala, F. Díaz‐Fleischer, R. Leal‐Mubarqui & R. Angulo (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.12xxx)
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Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae), better known as the common housefly, is increasingly considered to be a new, alternative protein source for animal nutrition. By transferring low‐value organic side streams into high‐value protein products, its commercial production contributes to a circular economy. Next to technical innovations for scaling‐...
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Chemical cues from competitors change the oviposition preference of Drosophila suzukii – H. Kidera & K.H. Takahashi (https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.12889)
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Performance of cabbage stem flea beetle larvae (Psylliodes chrysocephala) in brassicaceous plants and the effect of glucosinolate profiles – A. Döring & B. Ulber
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Mini Review: Mosquito phytophagy – sources exploited, ecological function, and evolutionary transition to haematophagy – D. A. H. Peach & G. Gries (DOI: 10.1111/eea.12852)
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In 2019 we published 100 manuscripts including 10 mini‐reviews and four special issues. We are actively communicating the journal via Twitter and are happy that its impact factor further increased to 1.623. We welcome a new associate editor and gratefully say goodbye to a departing AE. This first issue of the 2020 volume is focusing on Insects in A...
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Habitat factors associated with Fopius caudatus parasitism and population level of its host, Ceratitis cosyra – S. Mama Sambo, D. R. Togbé, A. A. C. Sinzogan, A. A. Hippolyte, A. Bokonon‐Ganta & M. F. Karlsson (DOI: 10.1111/eea.12858)
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Biological control is widely successful for controlling pests, but effective biocontrol agents are now more difficult to obtain due to more restrictive international trade laws. Coupled with increasing demand, the efficacy of existing and new biocontrol agents needs to be improved with genetic and genomic approaches. Although they have been underut...
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Many physiological processes of living organisms show circadian rhythms, governed by an endogenous clock. This clock has a genetic basis and is entrained by external cues, such as light and temperature. Other physiological processes exhibit seasonal rhythms, that are also responsive to light and temperature. We previously reported a natural latitud...
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Background Parasitoid wasps have fascinating life cycles and play an important role in trophic networks, yet little is known about their genome content and function. Parasitoids that infect aphids are an important group with the potential for biocontrol, and infecting aphids requires overcoming both aphid defenses and their defensive endosymbionts....
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Very little is known about the genetic basis of behavioral variation in courtship behavior in Hymenoptera, which can contribute to speciation by prezygotic isolation of closely related species. Here, we analyze the genetic basis and architecture of species differences in the male courtship behavior of two closely related parasitoid wasps Nasonia vi...
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Globally, Anastatus species (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae) are associated with the invasive agricultural pest Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). In Europe, the polyphagous Anastatus bifasciatus (Geoffroy) is the most prevalent native egg parasitoid on H. halys eggs and is currently being tested as a candidate for augmentative biological...
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XXX. Biological control is an often effective and environmentally friendly method for controlling pests. It can be improved by applying genetic and genomic knowledge and methodology. In this introduction, we highlight the articles that constitute this special issue on how to exploit genetic variation of biocontrol traits and molecular techniques to...
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Sex determination pathways evolve fast and can even be variable within species. Son et al. used the house fly as a model to study the evolution of sex determination because it has a male... Sex determination, the developmental process by which organismal sex is established, evolves fast, often due to changes in the master regulators at the top of t...
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In hymenopterans, males are normally haploid (1n) and females diploid (2n), but individuals with divergent ploidy levels are frequently found. In species with 'complementary sex determination' (CSD), increasing numbers of diploid males that are often infertile or unviable arise from inbreeding, presenting a major impediment to biocontrol breeding....
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Day length (photoperiod) and temperature oscillate daily and seasonally and are important cues for season-dependent behavior. Larval diapause of the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis is maternally induced following a certain number of days (switch point) of a given critical photoperiod (CPP). Both the switch point and the CPP follow a latitudinal clin...
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Many physiological processes of living organism show circadian rhythms governed by an endogenous clock. This clock has a genetic basis and is entrained by external cues such as light and temperature. Other physiological processes exhibit seasonal rhythms, that are also responsive to light and temperature. We previously reported a natural latitudina...
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Microorganisms associated with insects can have substantial impact on diverse life‐history traits of their hosts. This opens the opportunity to modify the insects’ microbiome to support and improve insect performance, e.g. for insects used in biological control and breeding for food and feed. For this special issue, we have invited a range of contr...
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Symbiosis between microbial associates and a host is a ubiquitous feature of life on earth, modulating host phenotypes. In addition to endosymbionts, organisms harbour a collection of host-associated microbes, the microbiome that can impact important host traits. In this opinion article we argue that the mutual influ- ences of the microbiome and en...
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Sex determination is the developmental process by which organismal sex is established. Sex determination evolves fast, often due to changes in the master regulators at the top of the pathway. In addition, some species are polymorphic for multiple different master regulators within natural populations. Understanding the forces that maintain this pol...
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The olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Rossi) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is the major insect pest of olive orchards (Olea europaea L.), causing extensive damages on cultivated olive crops worldwide. Due to its economic importance, it has been the target species for a variety of population control approaches including the sterile insect technique (SIT)...
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Sexual conflict occurs because males and females are exposed to different selection pressures. This can affect many aspects of female and male biology, such as physiology, behavior, genetics, and even population ecology. Its broad impact has caused widespread interest in sexual conflict. However, a key aspect of sexual conflict is often confused; i...
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Transformer (tra) is the central gear in many insect sex determination pathways and transduces a wide range of primary signals. Mediated by transformer‐2 (tra2) it directs sexual development into the female or male mode. Duplications of tra have been detected in numerous Hymenoptera, but a function in sex determination has been confirmed only in Ap...
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All organisms need to acquire nourishment in sufficient quantity and quality to grow and reproduce. Food sources need to be located and choices need to be made with respect to their favourability. This issue addresses host location (plants by phytophagous insects, prey by predators or parasitoids) and performance (of phytophagous and carnivorous in...
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The development of biological control methods for exotic invasive pest species has become more challenging during the last decade. Compared to indigenous natural enemies, species from the pest area of origin are often more efficient due to their long coevolutionary history with the pest. The import of these well‐adapted exotic species, however, has...
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The number of insect species that become invasive is growing rapidly. We do not yet understand well why some species settle in a novel environment and others do not. The studies in this special issue aim to measure life‐history traits and dispersal capacities of a range of invasive pest insects. This knowledge is crucial for predicting future colon...
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Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata celebrates its 60th anniversary. We mark this with new features of the presentation of articles on the website and of the journal cover. We will continue to publish high‐quality research articles in experimental and applied entomology.
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Body size is a major determinant of fitness in insects. Adult size is affected by egg size, larval nutrition, and developmental conditions, but it also has a genetic basis. This special issue addresses how environmental and genetic factors affect body size in a range of insect species, with a specific focus on how size translates into fitness. Such...