American Journal of Entomology

Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2018

  • Effects of Mild and Low Temperature Incubation on Heat Tolerance in Bombyx mori Embryos

    Daisuke Matsuoka, Katsuhiko Sakamoto

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2018
    Pages: 6-9
    Received: 28 May 2018
    Accepted: 19 June 2018
    Published: 12 July 2018
    Abstract: Object: For ectothermic insects, thermal tolerance is one of the most essential properties for survival in ambient environments. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in thermal tolerance in the silkworm, Bombyx mori L. (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) have not been fully elucidated. The present study investigated mechanisms that provide heat toleran... Show More
  • A Survey of Ectoparasites of Wild Bird Species at Two Gallery Forests Along River Benue at Makurdi Benue State, Nigeria

    Stephanie Mdzuami Adelusi, Isegbe Emmanuel Onah, Edward Agbo Omudu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2018
    Pages: 10-15
    Received: 14 June 2018
    Accepted: 28 June 2018
    Published: 24 July 2018
    Abstract: A survey of ectoparasite species infesting wild birds at two gallery forests in Makurdi was investigated to provide baseline information on the types of ectoparasites infesting wild birds. Birds were trapped from September 2015 to August 2016; a combination of visual examination and dust ruffling technique was used to remove ectoparasites from live... Show More
  • Predator Ants of the Date Palm Termite Microcerotermes diversus Silvestri and Effects of ant Morphometric Characteristics on ant Functional Response

    Masoud Latifian, Behzad Habibpour, Brad Kard

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2018
    Pages: 16-22
    Received: 25 August 2018
    Accepted: 5 September 2018
    Published: 4 October 2018
    Abstract: Scouting for formicidae presence in Microcerotermes diversus galleries was conducted from March to September 2014 in 10 date palm trees located in the Omaltomire region of Khuzestan Province, Iran. Measurements and morphological observations were made of 20 ant workers. For the in vitro predation test, M. diversus nymphs (n = 10 per replicate) were... Show More