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Nikolai J. Tatarnic
University of Western Australia
EcologyMiridaeHeteropteraBiologyZoology
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#1Kara K. S. Layton (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 6
#2Peter Middelfart (Australian Museum)H-Index: 5
Last. Nerida G. Wilson (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 19
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#1Jennifer L. Kelley (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 19
#2Nikolai J. Tatarnic (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 10
Last. Bodo D. Wilts (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 23
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Summary The wings of butterflies and moths generate some of the most spectacular visual displays observed in nature [ 1 , 2 , 3 ]. Particularly striking effects are seen when light interferes with nanostructure materials in the wing scales, generating bright, directional colors that often serve as dynamic visual signals [ 4 ]. Structural coloration is not known in night-flying Lepidoptera, yet here we show a highly unusual form of wing coloration in a nocturnal, sexually dimorphic moth, Eudocima...
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#1Thomas L. Semple (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 1
#2Rod Peakall (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 31
Last. Nikolai J. Tatarnic (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 10
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#1István Mikó (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 13
#2Sarthok Rasique Rahman (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 1
Last. Heather M. Hines (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 18
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#1Gerasimos Cassis (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 24
#2Mitchell Hodgins (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 1
Last. Nikolai J. Tatarnic (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 10
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Phylogenetic analyses of the Australasian Microveliinae is given, including a reanalysis of Andersen and Weir (2003) dataset and an analysis of a new dataset of 46 morphological characters and 42 taxa. Analyses focused on pregenital, genital and postgenital structures of males and females, including putative male grasping and female anti-grasping structures. Phylogenetic analyses resulted in a redefinition of the genus Nesidovelia Andersen & Weir, with Microvelia (Austromicrovelia) and Microveli...
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#1Ummat Somjee (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 4
#2Christine W. Miller (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 12
Last. Leigh W. Simmons (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 77
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Theory predicts a trade‐off between sexually selected weapons used to secure mates and post‐copulatory traits used to maximize fertilization success. However, individuals that have a greater capacity to acquire resources from the environment may invest more in both pre‐ and post‐copulatory traits, and trade‐offs may not be readily apparent. Here, we manipulate the phenotype of developing individuals to examine allocation trade‐offs between weapons and testes in Mictis profana (Hemiptera: Coreida...
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#1Peter C. Mahoney (Macquarie University)H-Index: 1
#2Nikolai J. Tatarnic (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 10
Last. Kate D. L. Umbers (University of Western Sydney)H-Index: 14
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In the wild, male chameleon grasshoppers (Kosciuscola tristis) are frequently observed mounted on the back of females even when not in copula, and will fight off other usurping males. If this behaviour is mate guarding and reflects investment in male mate choice, then we expect males to preferably guard females based on reliable cues of quality. Cues for female quality likely include female size and egg development that together may indicate fecundity. We investigated male mate choice in the fie...
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#1Ummat SomjeeH-Index: 4
#2Christine W. MillerH-Index: 12
Last. Leigh W. SimmonsH-Index: 77
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#1Ummat SomjeeH-Index: 4
#2Christine W. MillerH-Index: 12
Last. Leigh W. SimmonsH-Index: 77
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This data consists of morphological measurements of multiple morphological traits (pre-copulatory, post-copulatory and naturally selected), from two experimental groups. One group was prevented from developing mid-legs at their 5th instar, the other was prevented from developing much larger hind-legs. This data also contains morphological measures of wild-caught adults.
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#1Gerasimos Cassis (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 24
#2Marina Cheng (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 3
Last. Nikolai J. Tatarnic (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 10
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The mirid genus Frontimiris Carvalho is recorded from Australia for the first time, including the description of three new species: F. bentickensis sp. nov., F. monteithi sp. nov. and F. pandanaphilus sp. nov. The last of these species was discovered in the East Kimberley in association with the monocot species Pandanus spiralis. Other true bug species found in association with P. spiralis are documented, including dry season aggregations of Pachygrontha austrina Kirkaldy (Pachygronthidae) and O...
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