Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Vol. 3: Scarabaeoidea - by I. Lobl, A. Smetana

By I. Lobl, A. Smetana

This sequence covers approximately 100,000 species of Coleoptera recognized to take place within the Palaearctic sector. the knowledge supplied for every species is as follows: fundamental taxonomic details of all to be had names within the genus and species degrees released by means of the top of 1999; the taxonomic info less than subfamily, geared up alphabetically; and the sort species of genera and subgenera, together with synonyms. the world lined contains the Arabian Peninsula, Himalayas, and China, and the distributional info of species and subspecies is given according to nation. distinctive distributional info for strict endemics is given, and brought species are indicated. is a collective paintings of approximately 100 coleopterists from Europe, Japan, the US, and Australia.

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Multiple hypotheses have been proposed to explain such regular population cycles, including: parasitoid–host interactions, delayed effects of plant quality, pathogen–host interactions, and maternal effects. Time-series analyses provided no evidence for maternal effects, and mortality effects from disease (the granulosis virus infection) were intermittent and could not explain long-term population patterns. Subsequent modeling based on mechanistic linkages complemented time-series analyses to examine the remaining two hypotheses.

Where multiple data sets are evaluated, vote-counting type assessment methods (Waring and Cobb 1992, Galway et al. 2004) are generally more favorable regarding the success of the PSH than are meta-analyses (Koricheva et al. 1998, Huberty and Denno 2004), especially for the role of plant water stress. indd 18 5/4/2012 5:33:44 PM Insect Outbreaks: Insights from Orthoptera 19 purposes. Refining the domain of taxa involved according to herbivore feeding guilds was helpful in meta-analysis, and we have found in our own work that recognizing feeding-guild membership often provides greater clarity to our understanding to a broad range of biological questions.

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