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Journal Cover Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research
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   ISSN (Print) 2038-324X - ISSN (Online) 2279-7084
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  • Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) from the eastern Canadian Arctic and
           subarctic with descriptions of new life stages, a possible new genus, and
           new geographical records

    • Authors: A. Namayandeh, K.S. Heard, E.A. Luiker, J.M. Culp
      Pages: 53 - 200
      Abstract: Chironomidae larvae constituted the largest proportion of benthic invertebrates collected from 99 rivers stretching from northern Labrador (latitude 58°N) to northern parts of Ellesmere Island (82°N). We describe 92 species of Chironomidae (mainly larval forms) providing new descriptions, a revision for the adult female of Parametriocnemus boreoalpinus Gowin et Thienemann, a possible new genus (larval form only), and 9 larval forms that may represent a new species. In addition, new geographical distribution records are specified for 1 Nearctic species, 6 species in Canada, 10 for Labrador, and 17 for Nunavut. This work contributes to Environment Canada’s International Polar Year output (2007-2009).
      PubDate: 2016-08-26
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • Chironomidae larvae from the lower Athabasca River, AB, Canada and its
           tributaries including macroscopic subfamily and tribe keys, indices for
           environmental tolerance and trait-based information for biomonitoring

    • Authors: A. Namayandeh, J.M. Culp
      Pages: 201 - 300
      Abstract: Since 2011 the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM) program has been conducted in the lower Athabasca River by the Governments of Canada and Alberta to assess the freshwater health in areas associated with oil sands development. The majority of the benthic invertebrate assemblage of the Athabasca River and its tributaries are Chironomidae larvae. Assessments of such benthic assemblages are made difficult because the identification of Chironomidae larvae is costly and time consuming. To facilitate this identification process, we aimed to develop a simple taxonomic key for Chironomidae larvae of this region. This taxonomic reference and identification key makes use of the known taxonomic details on these Chironomidae species. Moreover, we provide details on their geographical distribution, ecology, habitats, environmental tolerance values for species, and traitbased morphological characters. Our main goal was to make this information readily available to both non-specialists and specialists so that biomonitoring programs can more readily utilize these organisms in biomonitoring.
      PubDate: 2016-08-26
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • Predator or plant pest' Observations on Parascolothrips priesneri
           Mound (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Israeli apple orchards

    • Authors: T. Ben-David, L.A. Mound
      Pages: 37 - 39
      Abstract: Field and laboratory observations on Parascolothrips priesneri failed to confirm previous reports that this insect is a predator of mites, but instead demonstrated that it can cause severe feeding damage to the leaves of apple trees.
      PubDate: 2016-04-28
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • A review of Spinosyns, a derivative of biological acting substances as a
           class of insecticides with a broad range of action against many insect
           pests

    • Authors: L. Bacci, D. Lupi, S. Savoldelli, B. Rossaro
      Pages: 40 - 52
      Abstract: Spinosyns are a class of insecticides with a broad range of action against many insect pests belonging to different orders, noxious to a wide variety of agricultural crops; spinosyns were also used against insects of sanitary interest. Spinosyns are derivative of biological active substances produced by soil Actinomycete Saccharopolyspora spinosa; being of biological origin, they are considered to have a low environmental impact and they are not much aggressive against nontarget species. They act as allosteric activators of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors; thanks to their mode of action the resistance phenomena are uncommon, even few cases of resistance were recently reported. For all these reasons at present they are one of the most interesting product to be used in fighting against agriculture pests.
      PubDate: 2016-04-28
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 1 (2016)
       
 
 
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