Dept. of Entomology
A deeper look into the morphology and receptors found in the tick (Acari: Ixodidae) chemoperception structure, the Haller's organ (2015-07-20)The Haller's organ is a sensory structure unique to ixodid ticks that assists in host seeking behaviors. Presented here are the results of a detailed comparative study of the morphology and the chemoperception gene expression ...
(2015-07-21)Island systems serve as important models for studies of evolutionary processes and speciation. The Hawaiian Island group is one of the most isolated island chains in the world, and many groups of insects have undergone ...
The expanding distribution of Ixodes scapularis and associated pathogens in the Chicago, IL, metropolitan area (2015-07-20)The geographic distribution of Lyme disease in the United States has increased considerably since the first description of the illness in the 1970s. The primary vector of Lyme disease, the tick Ixodes scapularis (Acari: ...
(2015-07-14)Key innovations are traits that allow organisms to interact with their environment in novel ways and are thought to facilitate adaptive radiation. By providing access to previously untapped resources, key innovations allow ...
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Avian diet and visual perception suggests avian predation selects for color pattern mimicry in bumble bees (2015-07-20)Mimicry theory was developed by H. W. Bates and F. Müller based on their observations of similarities among butterflies, and since publication their theories have been used to explain numerous other mimicry systems. Bumble ...