New species of Hypoaspis Canestrini and Coleolaelaps Berlese (Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) associated with Polyphylla olivieri Castelnau (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Iran
MOHAMMAD KHANJANI, BEHNAZ GHAEDI, EDWARD. A. UECKERMANN
White grubs, including Polyphylla olivieri Castelnau, are among the most economically important pests of orchard trees and other crops such as potato and sugar beet. The larvae feed on the roots of the host plants and their adults feed on the leaves. Several types of organisms are parasitic or phoretic on this pest, including three species of mites from Iran. Two new species of mites, namely Hypoaspis (Hypoaspis) surii n. sp. and Coleolaelaps massoumii n. sp. are described here from the adults of P. olivieri in Hamedan, Iran. Hypoaspis polyphyllae Khanjani & Ueckermann was previously described from the larva of this species of beetle.]]>
SS Nooten, NR Andrew & L Hughes
Potential impacts of climate change on insect communities: a transplant experiment
How is dung beetle biology, resource competition and responses to environmental change currently being assessed globally?
as part of the Member Symposium: Coming Together to Break it Down: A Global Perspective on Decomposers]]>
one talk – How is dung beetle biology, resource competition and responses to environmental change currently being assessed?
and two posters
The fourth-corner solution: using predictive models to understand how species traits interact with the environment.
Can temperate insects take the heat? A case study of the physiological and behavioural responses to high temperature in a common ant, Iridomyrmex purpureus (Formicidae), with potential climate change.]]>
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