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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773960/checklist-of-bees-hymenoptera-apoidea-from-managed-emergent-wetlands-in-the-lower-mississippi-alluvial-valley-of-arkansas
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Phillip L Stephenson, Terry L Griswold, Michael S Arduser, Ashley P G Dowling, David G Krementz
Background: Here we present the results from a two-year bee survey conducted on 18 managed emergent wetlands in the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Arkansas, USA. Sample methods included pan traps, sweep netting and blue-vane traps. We document 83 bee species and morphospecies in 5 families and 31 genera, of which 37 species represent first published state records for Arkansas. The majority of species were opportunistic wetland species; only a small number were wetland-dependent species or species largely restricted to alluvial plains...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765263/first-observations-of-the-bigfin-squid-magnapinna-sp-in-the-colombian-southern-caribbean
#2
Jurgen Guerrero-Kommritz, Jaime Cantera, Vladimir Puentes, Jorge Leon
Herein, first observations are reported of Magnapinna squids in the Colombian Southern Caribbean. Two specimens were observed by Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) during exploratory drilling surveys for hydrocarbons at 1,883 and 2,294 m depth. These are the first observations of specimens of Magnapinna in the Southern Caribbean. Resumen La primera observación del calamar Magnapinna sp. en el caribe sur colombiano. Dos especímenes de calamares de aleta grande fueron observados con submarino de operación remota (ROV) durante un proyecto de perforación exploratoria de hidrocaburos a profundidades de 1,883 y de 2,294 m, respectivamente...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755261/spider-assemblages-associated-with-different-crop-stages-of-irrigated-rice-agroecosystems-from-eastern-uruguay
#3
Leticia Bao, Juaquín Ginella, Mónica Cadenazzi, Enrique A Castiglioni, Sebastián Martínez, Luis Casales, María P Caraballo, Álvaro Laborda, Miguel Simo
The rice crop and associated ecosystems constitute a rich mosaic of habitats that preserve a rich biological diversity. Spiders are an abundant and successful group of natural predators that are considered efficient in the biocontrol of the major insect pests in agroecosystems. Spider diversity in different stages of the rice crop growth from eastern Uruguay was analysed. Field study was developed on six rice farms with rotation system with pasture, installed during intercropping stage as cover crop. Six rice crops distributed in three locations were sampled with pitfall and entomological vaccum suction machine...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750075/the-orthopterans-of-the-rice-agroecosystem-in-western-lomellina-lombardy-italy
#4
Davide Giuliano, Giuseppe Bogliani
Rice fields represent a valuable surrogate habitat for many wetland species, playing an important role for biodiversity conservation in human-managed landscapes. Despite the fact that several taxonomic groups have been thoroughly investigated in this agroecosystem, little is known about the orthopteran fauna which lives in and around rice paddies, especially in Europe. In this paper, we provide a first description of the orthopteran assemblages hosted in the rice agroecosystems of northern Italy, trying to evaluate their conservation value through an analysis of species ecological traits (habitat specificity and dispersal capacity)...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750074/the-taxlist-package-managing-plant-taxonomic-lists-in-r
#5
Miguel Alvarez, Federico Luebert
Taxonomic lists are crucial elements of vegetation-plot databases and provide the links between original entries, reference taxon views and different taxon concepts. We introduce the R package taxlist in the context of object-oriented modelling for taxonomic lists. This package provides a data structure based on species lists in Turboveg, which is a software broadly used for the storage of vegetation-plot databases and implements functions for importing and handling them prior to statistical analysis. We also present a schema for relational databases, compatible with taxlist objects and recommend its use for handling diversity records...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725239/species-conservation-profiles-of-a-random-sample-of-world-spiders-i-agelenidae-to-filistatidae
#6
Sini Seppälä, Sérgio Henriques, Michael L Draney, Stefan Foord, Alastair T Gibbons, Luz A Gomez, Sarah Kariko, Jagoba Malumbres-Olarte, Marc Milne, Cor J Vink, Pedro Cardoso
Background: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the most widely used information source on the extinction risk of species. One of the uses of the Red List is to evaluate and monitor the state of biodiversity and a possible approach for this purpose is the Red List Index (RLI). For many taxa, mainly hyperdiverse groups, it is not possible within available resources to assess all known species. In such cases, a random sample of species might be selected for assessment and the results derived from it extrapolated for the entire group - the Sampled Red List Index (SRLI)...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706790/-ceraphron-krogmanni-hymenoptera-ceraphronidae-a-new-species-from-lower-saxony-with-unusual-male-genitalia
#7
Jonah M Ulmer, Istvan Miko, Andrew R Deans
Background: Male genitalia phenotypes of Ceraphron (Jurine, 1807) are informative for species delimitation, but due to their minute size, these characters have not been used extensively. Recent developments in visualisation techniques, e.g. confocal laser scanning microscopy and high resolution bright field imaging, allow for more thorough examination of these minute anatomical structures and the development of a robust, male genitalia-based taxonomic system. We also establish a character set, a template, that will facilitate future revisions of these wasps...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706789/species-conservation-profile-of-moths-insecta-lepidoptera-from-azores-portugal
#8
Paulo A V Borges, Jose V Pérez Santa-Rita, Rui Nunes, Anja Danielczak, Axel Hochkirch, Isabel R Amorim, Lucas Lamelas-Lopez, Ole Karsholt, Virgílio Vieira
Background: The few remnants of Azorean native forests harbour a unique set of endemic moths (Insecta, Lepidoptera), some of them under severe long term threats due to small sized habitats or climatic changes. In this contribution, we present the IUCN Red List profiles of 34 endemic moths to the Azorean archipelago, including species belonging to two diverse families: Noctuidae (11 species) and Crambidae (eight species). The objective of this paper is to assess all endemic Azorean moth species and advise on possible future research and conservation actions critical for the long-trem survival of the most endangered species...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686501/a-new-western-canadian-record-of-epeoloides-pilosulus-cresson-with-discussion-of-ecological-associations-distribution-and-conservation-status-in-canada
#9
Cory S Sheffield, Jennifer Heron
Background: Epeoloides pilosulus , one of the rarest bees in North America, is a cleptoparasite of Macropis bees which themselves are uncommon oligoleges of oil-producing Lysimachia flowers. Only two specimens of the cleptoparasite have been reported from Canada since the 1960s, both from Nova Scotia. New information: A recently collected specimen of Epeoloides pilosulus from Alberta, Canada confirms this species from that province and greatly increases its known range in western North America...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674940/dispatch-from-the-field-ii-the-mystery-of-the-red-and-blue-opadometa-male-araneae-tetragnathidae-opadometa-sarawakensis
#10
Jeremy A Miller, Christian Freund, Liselotte Rambonnet, Lianne Koets, Nadine Barth, Corné van der Linden, József Geml, Menno Schilthuizen, Richard Burger, Benoit Goossens
Background: Males of Opadometa are difficult to associate with conspecific females, and sex-matching errors may persist in the taxonomic literature. Recommended best practices for definitive sex matching in this genus suggest finding a male in the web of a female, or better yet, mating pairs. New information: A male Opadometa was observed hanging on a frame line of the web of a female Opadometa sarawakensis , a species for which the male was previously undescribed...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674939/dataset-of-long-term-monitoring-of-ground-dwelling-ants-hymenoptera-formicidae-in-the-influence-areas-of-a-hydroelectric-power-plant-on-the-madeira-river-in-the-amazon-basin
#11
Itanna O Fernandes, Jorge L P de Souza
Background: Biodiversity loss is accelerating rapidly in response to increasing human influence on the Earth's natural ecosystems. One way to overcome this problem is by focusing on places of human interest and monitoring the changes and impacts on the biodiversity. This study was conducted at six sites within the influence area of the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Power Plant in the margins of the Madeira River in Rondônia State. The sites cover a latitudinal gradient of approximately 100 km in the Brazilian Amazon Basin...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674938/a-survey-of-beetles-coleoptera-from-the-tundra-surrounding-the-nunalleq-archaeological-site-quinhagak-southwestern-alaska
#12
Véronique Forbes, Derek Sikes
This paper presents the results of a survey of beetles conducted in the vicinity of the archaeological site of Nunalleq, a pre-contact (16th -17th century AD) indigenous forager settlement located near the modern Yup'ik village of Quinhagak, in the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta, southwestern Alaska. Records and habitat data are reported for 74 beetle taxa collected in tundra, riparian, aquatic and anthropogenic environments from a region of Alaska that has been poorly studied by entomologists. This includes the first mainland Alaskan record for the byrrhid Simplocaria metallica (Sturm)...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674937/herbarium-collection-of-the-rio-de-janeiro-botanical-garden-rb-brazil
#13
João M Lanna, Luís Alexandre E da Silva, Marli P Morim, Paula M Leitman, Natália O Queiroz, Fabiana L R Filardi, Eduardo C Dalcin, Felipe A Oliveira, Rafaela C Forzza
Background: This paper provides a quantitative and general description of the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden herbarium (RB) dataset. Created over a century ago, the RB currently comprises ca. 750,000 mounted specimens, with a strong representation of Brazilian flora, mainly from the Atlantic and Amazon forests. Nearly 100% of these specimens have been entered into the database and imaged and, at present, about 17% have been geo-referenced. This data paper is focused exclusively on RB's exsiccatae collection of land plants and algae, which is currently increasing by about twenty to thirty thousand specimens per year thanks to fieldwork, exchange and donations...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674936/the-man%C3%A3%C2%BA-gradient-as-a-study-system-for-bird-pollination
#14
Mannfred Ma Boehm, Micah N Scholer, Jeremiah Jc Kennedy, Julian M Heavyside, Aniceto Daza, David Guevara-Apaza, Jill E Jankowski
Background: This study establishes an altiudinal gradient, spanning from the highland Andes (2400 m) to lowland Amazon, as a productive region for the study of bird pollination in Southeastern Peru. The 'Manú Gradient' has a rich history of ornithological research, the published data and resources from which lay the groundwork for analyses of plant-bird interactions. In this preliminary expedition we documented 44 plants exhibting aspects of the bird pollination syndrome, and made field observations of hummingbird visits at three sites spanning the Manú Gradient: 2800 m (Wayqecha), 1400 m (San Pedro), and 400 m (Pantiacolla)...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674935/a-global-checklist-of-the-bombycoidea-insecta-lepidoptera
#15
Ian J Kitching, Rodolphe Rougerie, Andreas Zwick, Chris A Hamilton, Ryan A St Laurent, Stefan Naumann, Liliana Ballesteros Mejia, Akito Y Kawahara
Background: Bombycoidea is an ecologically diverse and speciose superfamily of Lepidoptera. The superfamily includes many model organisms, but the taxonomy and classification of the superfamily has remained largely in disarray. Here we present a global checklist of Bombycoidea. Following Zwick (2008) and Zwick et al. (2011), ten families are recognized: Anthelidae, Apatelodidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Carthaeidae, Endromidae, Eupterotidae, Phiditiidae, Saturniidae and Sphingidae. The former families Lemoniidae and Mirinidae are included within Brahmaeidae and Endromidae respectively...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674934/eleven-remarkable-diptera-species-emerged-from-fallen-aspens-in-kivach-nature-reserve-russian-karelia
#16
Alexei Polevoi, Anna Ruokolainen, Ekaterina Shorohova
Background: In 2016, saproxylic Diptera associated with aspen ( Populus tremula L.) logs were studied in the Kivach Nature Reserve, Russian Karelia, using trunk emergence traps. New information: Eleven rare species of Diptera (families Limoniidae, Scatopsidae, Axymyiidae, Mycetophilidae, Sciaridae, Platypezidae, Syrphidae and Clusiidae) with poorly known distribution and ecology were recorded. For each species, basic diagnostic characteristics were provided along with the information on microhabitats...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674933/spind-an-r-package-to-account-for-spatial-autocorrelation-in-the-analysis-of-lattice-data
#17
Gudrun Carl, Sam C Levin, Ingolf Kühn
spind is an R package aiming to provide a useful toolkit to account for spatial dependence in the analysis of lattice data. Grid-based data sets in spatial modelling often exhibit spatial dependence, i.e. values sampled at nearby locations are more similar than those sampled further apart. spind methods, described here, take this kind of two-dimensional dependence into account and are sensitive to its variation across different spatial scales. Methods presented to account for spatial autocorrelation are based on the two fundamentally different approaches of generalised estimating equations as well as wavelet-revised methods...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674932/revision-of-the-mesoamerican-species-of-calolydella-townsend-diptera-tachinidae-and-description-of-twenty-three-new-species-reared-from-caterpillars-in-area-de-conservaci%C3%A3-n-guanacaste-northwestern-costa-rica
#18
A J Fleming, D Monty Wood, M Alex Smith, Winnie Hallwachs, Daniel H Janzen
Background: Twenty-three new species of the genus Calolydella Townsend, 1927 (Diptera: Tachinidae) are described, all reared from multiple species of wild-caught caterpillars across a wide variety of families (Lepidoptera: Crambidae; Erebidae; Geometridae; Hesperiidae; Lycaenidae; Nymphalidae; Pieridae; Riodinidae; and Sphingidae). All caterpillars were collected within Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), in northwestern Costa Rica. This study provides a concise description of each new species using morphology, life history, molecular data, and photographic documentation...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434489/the-stoneflies-insecta-plecoptera-of-the-talladega-mountain-region-alabama-usa-distribution-elevation-endemism-and-rarity-patterns
#19
Scott A Grubbs, Andrew L Sheldon
Background The Talladega Mountain region of eastern Alabama is the southernmost outlier of the ancient Appalachian Mountains, including the highest peaks and ranges in the state. Collections of stoneflies (Plecoptera) previously here have been sporadic yet has led to several new species descriptions in modern times (James 1974, James 1976, Stark and Szczytko 1976, Kondratieff and Kirchner 1996, Szczytko and Kondratieff 2015) and expanded our understanding of southeastern US stoneflies. During the period 2003-2012 we conducted an intensive inventory of the stonefly fauna of the Talladega Mountain region...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434488/unique-extrication-structure-in-a-new-megaspilid-dendrocerus-scutellaris-trietsch-mik%C3%A3-hymenoptera-megaspilidae
#20
Carolyn Trietsch, István Mikó, David G Notton, Andrew R Deans
Background: A new species, Dendrocerus scutellaris Trietsch & Mikó (Hymenoptera: Megaspilidae), is described here from male and female specimens captured in Costa Rica. This species is the only known ceraphronoid wasp with a straight mandibular surface and raised dorsal projections on the scutellum, called the mesoscutellar comb. It is hypothesised that the function of the mesoscutellar comb is to aid the emergence of the adult from the host, especially since the mandibles lack a pointed surface to tear open the pupal case...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
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