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David R. Luz
Federal University of Paraná
14Publications
2H-index
11Citations
Publications 14
Newest
Published on Mar 4, 2019in Zootaxa 0.99
Kevin A. Williams7
Estimated H-index: 7
(California Department of Food and Agriculture),
Roberto A. Cambra5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Panama)
+ 3 AuthorsJames P. Pitts13
Estimated H-index: 13
(USU: Utah State University)
New species and sex associations are proposed in the genus Lomachaeta Mickel, 1936. Six new species are described: Lomachaeta calamondin Williams, L. eironeia Williams, L. juanita Williams , L. meloi Williams , L. osita Williams , and L. warneri Williams. The previously unknown females of five species are described: L. beadugrimi (Pitts & Manley, 2004); L. chionothrix Pitts & Manley, 2004; L. hedera Williams & Pitts, 2009; L. hyphantria Pitts & Manley, 2004; and L. vacamuerta Williams & Pitts, 2...
Published on Jul 1, 2018in Systematic Entomology 3.73
Aline C. Martins1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UnB: University of Brasília),
David R. Luz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná),
Gabriel A. R. Melo18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
Published on Jun 12, 2018in Zootaxa 0.99
Pedro R. Bartholomay1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Kevin A. Williams7
Estimated H-index: 7
(California Department of Food and Agriculture)
+ 1 AuthorsMarcio L. Oliveira1
Estimated H-index: 1
Five new species of Traumatomutilla Andre from Brazil are described: T. fratres Bartholomay & Williams sp. nov., T. anhanga Bartholomay & Williams sp. nov., T. barathra Bartholomay & Williams sp. nov., T. poranga Bartholomay & Williams sp. nov. and T. pantherina Bartholomay & Williams sp. nov. Traumatomutilla tabapua Casal, 1969, T. luscoides Andre, 1908 and T. integella (Cresson, 1902) are redescribed. T. verecunda (Cresson, 1902) is proposed as junior synonym of T. integella based on morpholog...
Published on Nov 24, 2017in bioRxiv
Aline C. Martins7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná),
David R. Luz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná),
Gabriel Ar Melo (UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
Cleptoparasitic bees abandoned the pollen collecting for their offspring and lay their eggs on other bees provisioned nests. Also known as cuckoo bees they belong to several lineages, especially diverse in Apinae. We focused on a lineage of Apinae cleptoparasitic bees, the clade Ericrocidini+Rhathymini, which attack nests of the oil-collecting bees. We sequenced five genes for a broad sampling in this clade plus a large outgroup and reconstruct phylogeny and divergence times. We confirmed the mo...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in Iheringia Serie Zoologia 0.42
David R. Luz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná),
Rodrigo Aranda1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Kevin Andrew Williams1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
Mutilideos (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae) sao parasitoides de formas imaturas de outros insetos, especialmente Hymenoptera aculeados. Eles sao caracterizados pelo seu acentuado dimorfismo sexual: todas as femeas sao apteras, enquanto a maioria dos machos e alada. A familia compreende cerca de 4.200 especies descritas e sua maior diversidade e encontrada nas regioes tropicais e subtropicais do mundo. Apesar do tamanho da familia na Regiao Neotropical (cerca de 1.500 especies, sendo 560 no Brasil), lev...
Published on Nov 15, 2016in Zootaxa 0.99
David R. Luz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná),
Kevin A. Williams7
Estimated H-index: 7
(California Department of Food and Agriculture),
Pedro R. Bartholomay1
Estimated H-index: 1
The Dasymutilla paradoxa species-group is newly proposed to include taxa formerly included in the genera Dasymutilla Ashmead, 1899, Traumatomutilla Andre, 1901 and some previously incertae sedis . This species-group now includes the following eight species: D. fasciventris Mickel, D. guanacaste Manley & Pitts, D. naranjo Manley & Pitts , D. paradoxa (Gerstaecker), comb. nov., D. paraparadoxa, sp. nov . , D. phya (Cameron), comb. nov., D. relata (Cameron) , and D. sliepniri Manley & Pitts. Dasymu...
Published on Oct 1, 2016in Revista Brasileira De Entomologia 1.10
David R. Luz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná),
George C. Waldren1
Estimated H-index: 1
(USU: Utah State University),
Gabriel A.R. Melo1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
Abstract A review of bee species used as hosts of mutillid wasps in the Neotropical region is presented. Three new confirmed host records are provided for the mutillid species Hoplomutilla biplagiata Mickel, 1939, Pappognatha limes Mickel, 1939, and Tallium aracati Casal, 1962. Two potential host records are provided for Euspinolia rufula Mickel, 1938 and Lophomutilla inca Fritz and Pagliano, 1993. Additionally, Mutilla hoplitiformis Strand, 1909, is transferred to the genus Darditilla . Correla...
Published on Jun 10, 2016in Check List
Tiago Henrique Auko2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UFGD: Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados),
Pedro R. Bartholomay1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsKevin A. Williams1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)
The monotypic genus Allotilla Schuster, 1949, previously known only from the Chaco biogeographic province of Argentina and Paraguay, is recorded for the first time in Brazil. These new records extend the known range of the genus to a new biogeographic dominion.
Published on Mar 8, 2016in Brazilian Journal of Biology 0.98
David R. Luz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná),
B. B. Rosa1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
+ 1 AuthorsGabriel A. R. Melo18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
(With 1 figure)The family Mutillidae comprises a diverse group of solitary wasps, with over 4000 described species (Lelej, 2005). They are characterized by strong sexual dimorphism: all females are wingless, while males almost always are fully winged and capable of flight. Adult females are generally parasitoids of immature stages of other aculeate Hymenoptera. When inside a host nest they are known to drink hemolymph from the host larvae or prepupae. Adult males, on the other hand, generally fe...
Published on Aug 1, 2015in Journal of Theoretical Biology 1.88
Gustavo Valadares Barroso1
Estimated H-index: 1
(USP: University of São Paulo),
David R. Luz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
Abstract In a recent book chapter, Morris, S.C., 2013. Life: the final frontier for complexity? In: Lineweaver, C.H., Davies, P.C.W., Ruse, M. (Eds.), Complexity and the Arrow of Time. pp. 135–161. argues that there are limits to the complexity of life forms and that with the exception of human beings these limits have already been reached. We recommend seeing human use of technology as a natural, evolutionary process. We then proceed to claim that biological engineering other species to increas...
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