Summary: Any of numerous winged hymenopterous insects of social as well as solitary habits and having formidable stings.

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  1. Kaltenpoth M, Showers Corneli P, Dunn D, Weiss R, Strohm E, Seger J. Accelerated evolution of mitochondrial but not nuclear genomes of Hymenoptera: new evidence from crabronid wasps. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32826 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, our results suggest that the ancestral parasitic lifestyle of Apocrita is unlikely to be the major cause for the elevated substitution rates observed in hymenopteran mitochondrial genomes. ..
  2. Yu H, Compton S. Moving your sons to safety: galls containing male fig wasps expand into the centre of figs, away from enemies. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e30833 pubmed publisher
    ..Pollination is carried out by host-specific fig wasps (Agaonidae)...
  3. Quicke D. We know too little about parasitoid wasp distributions to draw any conclusions about latitudinal trends in species richness, body size and biology. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32101 pubmed publisher
    ..Here I show that for both braconid and ichneumonid wasps there are highly significant relationships between body size and the mean recorded latitude of species...
  4. Serbielle C, Dupas S, Perdereau E, Héricourt F, Dupuy C, Huguet E, et al. Evolutionary mechanisms driving the evolution of a large polydnavirus gene family coding for protein tyrosine phosphatases. BMC Evol Biol. 2012;12:253 pubmed publisher
    ..Polydnaviruses (PDVs), symbiotic viruses associated with parasitoid wasps, are ideal model systems to study mechanisms of gene duplications given that PDV genomes consist of virulence ..
  5. Herzner G, Schlecht A, Dollhofer V, Parzefall C, Harrar K, Kreuzer A, et al. Larvae of the parasitoid wasp Ampulex compressa sanitize their host, the American cockroach, with a blend of antimicrobials. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:1369-74 pubmed publisher
    ..compressa larvae may encounter during their development inside their cockroach hosts...
  6. Martinez A, Ritter S, Doremus M, Russell J, Oliver K. Aphid-encoded variability in susceptibility to a parasitoid. BMC Evol Biol. 2014;14:127 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the limited number of uninfected clones previously examined, and our recent report of two symbiont-free resistant clones, led us to explicitly examine aphid-encoded variability in resistance to parasitoids...
  7. Alex Smith M, Fernández Triana J, Eveleigh E, Gomez J, Guclu C, Hallwachs W, et al. DNA barcoding and the taxonomy of Microgastrinae wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae): impacts after 8 years and nearly 20 000 sequences. Mol Ecol Resour. 2013;13:168-76 pubmed publisher
    Microgastrine wasps are among the most species-rich and numerous parasitoids of caterpillars (Lepidoptera). They are often host-specific and thus are extensively used in biological control efforts and figure prominently in trophic webs...
  8. Niehuis O, Buellesbach J, Gibson J, Pothmann D, Hanner C, Mutti N, et al. Behavioural and genetic analyses of Nasonia shed light on the evolution of sex pheromones. Nature. 2013;494:345-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we unravel the genetics of a newly evolved pheromone phenotype in wasps and present results from behavioural experiments indicating how the evolution of a new pheromone component ..
  9. Balhoff J, Miko I, Yoder M, Mullins P, Deans A. A semantic model for species description applied to the ensign wasps (hymenoptera: evaniidae) of New Caledonia. Syst Biol. 2013;62:639-59 pubmed publisher
    ..A fifth species, Szepligetella sericea, including Szepligetella impressa, syn. nov., has not yet been collected in New Caledonia but can be found on islands throughout the Pacific and so is included in the diagnostic key...

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  1. Goecks J, Mortimer N, Mobley J, Bowersock G, Taylor J, Schlenke T. Integrative approach reveals composition of endoparasitoid wasp venoms. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e64125 pubmed publisher
    The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and its endoparasitoid wasps are a developing model system for interactions between host immune responses and parasite virulence mechanisms...
  2. Gibson J, Niehuis O, Peirson B, Cash E, Gadau J. Genetic and developmental basis of F2 hybrid breakdown in Nasonia parasitoid wasps. Evolution. 2013;67:2124-32 pubmed publisher
    ..By identifying both genetic and physiological mechanisms that reduce gene flow between species, our results provide valuable and novel insights into the evolutionary dynamics of speciation. ..
  3. Harvey J, Poelman E, Tanaka T. Intrinsic inter- and intraspecific competition in parasitoid wasps. Annu Rev Entomol. 2013;58:333-51 pubmed publisher
    Immature development of parasitoid wasps is restricted to resources found in a single host that is often similar in size to the adult parasitoid...
  4. Auger Rozenberg M, Boivin T, Magnoux E, Courtin C, Roques A, Kerdelhue C. Inferences on population history of a seed chalcid wasp: invasion success despite a severe founder effect from an unexpected source population. Mol Ecol. 2012;21:6086-103 pubmed publisher
    ..atlantica. Evolutionary hypotheses are discussed to account for this unlikely scenario...
  5. Bertossa R, van Dijk J, Diao W, Saunders D, Beukeboom L, Beersma D. Circadian rhythms differ between sexes and closely related species of Nasonia wasps. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e60167 pubmed publisher
    ..Scheduling mating or dispersion to a specific time of the day could be a strategy to avoid interspecific hybridization in Nasonia species that live in sympatry...
  6. Cayetano L, Vorburger C. Genotype-by-genotype specificity remains robust to average temperature variation in an aphid/endosymbiont/parasitoid system. J Evol Biol. 2013;26:1603-10 pubmed publisher
  7. Polidori C, García A, Nieves Aldrey J. Breaking up the wall: metal-enrichment in Ovipositors, but not in mandibles, co-varies with substrate hardness in gall-wasps and their associates. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e70529 pubmed publisher
    ..the distribution and enrichment of metals in the mandibles and ovipositors of a large family of gall-inducing wasps (Cynipidae, or Gall-Wasps) (plus one gall-inducing Chalcidoidea), and their associated wasps (gall-parasitoids and ..
  8. Martins C, Ferreira R, Carneiro L. Influence of the orientation of nest entrance, shading, and substrate on sampling trap-nesting bees and wasps. Neotrop Entomol. 2012;41:105-11 pubmed publisher
    The use of trap nests supplies important biological information concerning the biology of bees and wasps. However, the knowledge about the factors that influence the management of these groups is still scarce...
  9. Rouchet R, Vorburger C. Strong specificity in the interaction between parasitoids and symbiont-protected hosts. J Evol Biol. 2012;25:2369-75 pubmed publisher
    ..This genotype specificity appears to be mediated by H. defensa, highlighting the important role that endosymbionts can play in host-parasite coevolution...
  10. Watanabe K, Nishide Y, Roff D, Yoshimura J, Iwabuchi K. Environmental and genetic controls of soldier caste in a parasitic social wasp. Sci Rep. 2012;2:729 pubmed publisher
    A larval army caste is found in some parasitic wasps with polyembryonic or clonal proliferation, where many clone larvae emerge from a single egg...
  11. Libersat F, Gal R. What can parasitoid wasps teach us about decision-making in insects?. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:47-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we review recent advancements in the study of the mechanisms by which parasitoid wasps use chemical warfare to manipulate the behaviour of their insect hosts...
  12. Schüepp C, Rittiner S, Entling M. High bee and wasp diversity in a heterogeneous tropical farming system compared to protected forest. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e52109 pubmed publisher
    ..We compared biodiversity of bees and wasps between heterogeneous small-scale farming areas and protected forest in northern coastal Belize, Central America...
  13. Jevanandam N, Goh A, Corlett R. Climate warming and the potential extinction of fig wasps, the obligate pollinators of figs. Biol Lett. 2013;9:20130041 pubmed publisher
    Figs (Ficus) have a reciprocally obligate mutualism with tiny, short-lived (1-2 days) fig wasps (Agaonidae)...
  14. Costanzi E, Bagnères A, Lorenzi M. Changes in the hydrocarbon proportions of colony odor and their consequences on nestmate recognition in social wasps. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e65107 pubmed publisher
    ..Behavioral and chemical analyses of wasps and nests indicated that 1) foundresses marked their nests with their cuticular hydrocarbons; 2) usurpers ..
  15. Martinez A, Weldon S, Oliver K. Effects of parasitism on aphid nutritional and protective symbioses. Mol Ecol. 2014;23:1594-607 pubmed publisher
    ..In summary, we show that parasitism alters the within-host ecology of both nutritional and protective symbioses with effects likely significant for all players in this antagonistic interaction...
  16. Auger Rozenberg M, Roques A. Seed wasp invasions promoted by unregulated seed trade affect vegetal and animal biodiversity. Integr Zool. 2012;7:228-246 pubmed publisher
    ..Different biological traits that might explain invasive success of alien chalcids are discussed. However, no general invasive patterns seem to exist...
  17. Harvey J, Gols R, Vet L, Marjolein Kruidhof H. Development of a hyperparasitoid wasp in different stages of its primary parasitoid and secondary herbivore hosts. J Insect Physiol. 2012;58:1463-8 pubmed publisher
    Parasitoid wasps are model organisms for exploring constraints on life history and development strategies in arthropods. Koinobiont parasitoids attack hosts that may vary considerably in size at parasitation...
  18. Viollet S, Zeil J. Feed-forward and visual feedback control of head roll orientation in wasps (Polistes humilis, Vespidae, Hymenoptera). J Exp Biol. 2013;216:1280-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Unlike flies, hymenopteran insects such as bees and wasps do not have halteres that provide fast, feed-forward angular rate information to stabilize head orientation in the ..
  19. Hambäck P, Weingartner E, Ericson L, Fors L, Cassel Lundhagen A, Stenberg J, et al. Bayesian species delimitation reveals generalist and specialist parasitic wasps on Galerucella beetles (Chrysomelidae): sorting by herbivore or plant host. BMC Evol Biol. 2013;13:92 pubmed publisher
    ..The same parasitoid was also recorded from other species in the genus Galerucella, suggesting that similar indirect effects may also occur for other species pairs...
  20. Colinet D, Mathé Hubert H, Allemand R, Gatti J, Poirié M. Variability of venom components in immune suppressive parasitoid wasps: from a phylogenetic to a population approach. J Insect Physiol. 2013;59:205-12 pubmed publisher
    Endoparasitoid wasps develop at the expense of other insects, leading to their death. Eggs deposited inside the host body induce an immune response, which results in the formation of a melanized cellular capsule around the egg...
  21. Herniou E, Huguet E, Thézé J, Bézier A, Periquet G, Drezen J. When parasitic wasps hijacked viruses: genomic and functional evolution of polydnaviruses. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2013;368:20130051 pubmed publisher
    ..BV evolved from the domestication by braconid wasps of a nudivirus 100 Ma...
  22. Loehlin D, Enders L, Werren J. Evolution of sex-specific wing shape at the widerwing locus in four species of Nasonia. Heredity (Edinb). 2010;104:260-9 pubmed publisher
  23. Zhu J, Fang Q, Wang L, Hu C, Ye G. Proteomic analysis of the venom from the endoparasitoid wasp Pteromalus puparum (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2010;75:28-44 pubmed publisher
    ..This study contributes to our appreciation of a parasitoid wasp venom composition. ..
  24. Cruaud A, Jabbour Zahab R, Genson G, Ungricht S, Rasplus J. Testing the emergence of New Caledonia: fig wasp mutualism as a case study and a review of evidence. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e30941 pubmed publisher
    ..This circular reasoning could lead to under or overestimation of age estimates...
  25. Chen Y, Compton S, Liu M, Chen X. Fig trees at the northern limit of their range: the distributions of cryptic pollinators indicate multiple glacial refugia. Mol Ecol. 2012;21:1687-701 pubmed publisher
    ..Fig trees are a predominantly tropical group pollinated by host-specific fig wasps. We employed partial mitochondrial COI (918?bp) and nuclear ITS2 (462?bp) gene sequences to investigate the ..
  26. Rangel M, Cabrera M, Kazuma K, Ando K, Wang X, Kato M, et al. Chemical and biological characterization of four new linear cationic ?-helical peptides from the venoms of two solitary eumenine wasps. Toxicon. 2011;57:1081-92 pubmed publisher
    Four novel peptides were isolated from the venoms of the solitary eumenine wasps Eumenes rubrofemoratus and Eumenes fraterculus...
  27. Sandrock C, Gouskov A, Vorburger C. Ample genetic variation but no evidence for genotype specificity in an all-parthenogenetic host-parasitoid interaction. J Evol Biol. 2010;23:578-85 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, there is no evidence for genotype specificity in the interaction between A. fabae and L. fabarum, suggesting that the observed variation is based on rather general mechanisms of defence and attack. ..
  28. Werren J, Richards S, Desjardins C, Niehuis O, Gadau J, Colbourne J, et al. Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid Nasonia species. Science. 2010;327:343-8 pubmed publisher
    We report here genome sequences and comparative analyses of three closely related parasitoid wasps: Nasonia vitripennis, N. giraulti, and N. longicornis...
  29. Lohse K, Sharanowski B, Stone G. Quantifying the pleistocene history of the oak gall parasitoid Cecidostiba fungosa using twenty intron loci. Evolution. 2010;64:2664-81 pubmed publisher
  30. Kroiss J, Strohm E, Vandenbem C, Vigneron J. An epicuticular multilayer reflector generates the iridescent coloration in chrysidid wasps (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae). Naturwissenschaften. 2009;96:983-6 pubmed publisher
    Chrysidid wasps in the subfamily Chrysidinae are brood parasitoids or cleptoparasites of other insects and famous for their cuticular iridescence...
  31. Nielsen C, Williams D, Hajek A. Putative source of the invasive Sirex noctilio fungal symbiont, Amylostereum areolatum, in the eastern United States and its association with native siricid woodwasps. Mycol Res. 2009;113:1242-53 pubmed publisher
    ..areolatum. Our findings of A. areolatum in the native North American species, S. sp. 'nitidus', contrast with the previous view that A. areolatum was not present in North America before the accidental invasion of S. noctilio. ..
  32. Yang Z, Wang X, Gould J, Reardon R, Zhang Y, Liu G, et al. Biology and behavior of Spathius agrili, a parasitoid of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, in China. J Insect Sci. 2010;10:30 pubmed publisher
    ..Natural parasitism rates were as high as 60%, and in October they reached over 90% in some stands. This study showed that S. agrili is a promising agent for biocontrol of A. planipennis. ..
  33. Lee M, Kalamarz M, Paddibhatla I, Small C, Rajwani R, Govind S. Virulence factors and strategies of Leptopilina spp.: selective responses in Drosophila hosts. Adv Parasitol. 2009;70:123-45 pubmed publisher
    To ensure survival, parasitic wasps of Drosophila have evolved strategies to optimize host development to their advantage. They also produce virulence factors that allow them to overcome or evade host defense...
  34. Ahmed S, Compton S, Butlin R, Gilmartin P. Wind-borne insects mediate directional pollen transfer between desert fig trees 160 kilometers apart. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:20342-7 pubmed publisher
    ..direction, toward the sea, reflecting seasonal nighttime wind direction and the wind-borne dispersal of fig wasps. Our results suggest the existence of an extensive panmictic population of trees that are well suited to overcome ..
  35. Stenberg J, Hambäck P. Host species critical for offspring fitness and sex ratio for an oligophagous parasitoid: implications for host coexistence. Bull Entomol Res. 2010;100:735-40 pubmed publisher
  36. Gadagkar R. Interrogating an insect society. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:10407-14 pubmed publisher
    Insect societies such as those of ants, bees, and wasps consist of 1 or a small number of fertile queens and a large number of sterile or nearly sterile workers...
  37. Bailey R, Schonrogge K, Cook J, Melika G, Csóka G, Thuróczy C, et al. Host niches and defensive extended phenotypes structure parasitoid wasp communities. PLoS Biol. 2009;7:e1000179 pubmed publisher
    ..relatedness on 48 ecologically closed and species-rich communities of parasitoids attacking gall-inducing wasps on oaks...
  38. Fang Q, Wang L, Zhu J, Li Y, Song Q, Stanley D, et al. Expression of immune-response genes in lepidopteran host is suppressed by venom from an endoparasitoid, Pteromalus puparum. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:484 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that the actions of venom on host gene expression influence immunity as well as other aspects of host biology in ways that benefit the development and emergence of the next generation of parasitoids. ..
  39. Salerno G, Frati F, Conti E, De Pasquale C, Peri E, Colazza S. A finely tuned strategy adopted by an egg parasitoid to exploit chemical traces from host adults. J Exp Biol. 2009;212:1825-31 pubmed publisher
  40. Voss S, Spafford H, Dadour I. Hymenopteran parasitoids of forensic importance: host associations, seasonality, and prevalence of parasitoids of carrion flies in Western Australia. J Med Entomol. 2009;46:1210-9 pubmed
    ..zealandicus and N. vitripennis parasitizing the dipteran species Calliphora albifrontalis Malloch (Calliphoridae), Calliphora dubia Macquart (Calliphoridae), and Hydrotaea rostrata Robineau-Desvoidy (Muscidae). ..
  41. Schüepp C, Herrmann J, Herzog F, Schmidt Entling M. Differential effects of habitat isolation and landscape composition on wasps, bees, and their enemies. Oecologia. 2011;165:713-21 pubmed publisher
    ..in the landscape and three levels of isolation from the next woody habitat (patch isolation) on trap nesting bees, wasps, and their enemies at 30 farmland sites in the Swiss plateau...
  42. Asgari S, Rivers D. Venom proteins from endoparasitoid wasps and their role in host-parasite interactions. Annu Rev Entomol. 2011;56:313-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Overlapping functions and structural similarities of some venom, ovarian, and virus-encoded proteins suggest coevolution of molecules recruited by endoparasitoids to maintain their fitness relative to their host. ..
  43. Kaeslin M, Reinhard M, Bühler D, Roth T, Pfister Wilhelm R, Lanzrein B. Venom of the egg-larval parasitoid Chelonus inanitus is a complex mixture and has multiple biological effects. J Insect Physiol. 2010;56:686-94 pubmed publisher
    ..The multifunctionality of the venom might thus be essential in enabling parasitization of all stages of host eggs...
  44. Yu H, Zhang Y, Wyckhuys K, Wu K, Gao X, Guo Y. Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of Microplitis mediator (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to caterpillar-induced volatiles from cotton. Environ Entomol. 2010;39:600-9 pubmed publisher
    ..armigera oral secretions did not attract wasps. However, volatiles from H. armigera-damaged plants elicited a strong attraction of both M. mediator sexes...
  45. Wu G, Barrette M, Boivin G, Brodeur J, Giraldeau L, Hance T. Temperature influences the handling efficiency of an aphid parasitoid through body size-mediated effects. Environ Entomol. 2011;40:737-42 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that the net effect of temperature on foraging insects will depend on its relative influence on immature and adult stages. ..
  46. Zaldívar Riverón A, Martínez J, Ceccarelli F, De Jesús Bonilla V, Rodríguez Pérez A, Reséndiz Flores A, et al. DNA barcoding a highly diverse group of parasitoid wasps (Braconidae: Doryctinae) from a Mexican nature reserve. Mitochondrial DNA. 2010;21 Suppl 1:18-23 pubmed publisher
    The preliminary results of a DNA barcoding study of the doryctine fauna of parasitoid wasps from the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, a region dominated by tropical dry forest, are presented...
  47. de Graaf D, Aerts M, Brunain M, Desjardins C, Jacobs F, Werren J, et al. Insights into the venom composition of the ectoparasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis from bioinformatic and proteomic studies. Insect Mol Biol. 2010;19 Suppl 1:11-26 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study contributes greatly to the understanding of the biological diversity of the venom of parasitoid wasps at the molecular level.
  48. Kroiss J, Svatos A, Kaltenpoth M. Rapid identification of insect cuticular hydrocarbons using gas chromatography-ion-trap mass spectrometry. J Chem Ecol. 2011;37:420-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, we present an external chemical ionization-tandem mass-spectrometric method that allows for the determination of double-bond positions in alkenes and alkadienes without the need for derivatization prior to analysis. ..
  49. Howell L, Sampson C, Xavier M, Bolukbasi E, Heck M, Williams M. A directed miniscreen for genes involved in the Drosophila anti-parasitoid immune response. Immunogenetics. 2012;64:155-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Many of the genes with an encapsulation defect have mammalian homologues involved in cellular adhesion, wound healing, and thrombosis, including extracellular matrix proteins, cellular adhesion molecules, and small GTPases...
  50. Brucker R, Bordenstein S. The roles of host evolutionary relationships (genus: Nasonia) and development in structuring microbial communities. Evolution. 2012;66:349-62 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings highlight the importance of host evolutionary relationships on microbiota composition and have broad implications for future studies of microbial symbiosis and animal speciation. ..
  51. Renoult J, Kjellberg F, Grout C, Santoni S, Khadari B. Cyto-nuclear discordance in the phylogeny of Ficus section Galoglychia and host shifts in plant-pollinator associations. BMC Evol Biol. 2009;9:248 pubmed publisher
    ..also detected that subsections pollinated by several wasp genera had smaller figs and were pollinated by smaller wasps than subsections pollinated by a single wasp genus...
  52. Baek J, Lee S. Identification and characterization of venom proteins of two solitary wasps, Eumenes pomiformis and Orancistrocerus drewseni. Toxicon. 2010;56:554-62 pubmed publisher
    Secretory proteins were identified in the venoms of two solitary hunting wasps, Eumenes pomiformis and Orancistrocerus drewseni, by SDS-PAGE in conjunction with mass analysis...
  53. Papachristoforou A, Rortais A, Sueur J, Arnold G. Attack or retreat: contrasted defensive tactics used by Cyprian honeybee colonies under attack from hornets. Behav Processes. 2011;86:236-41 pubmed publisher
  54. Zhu J, Fang Q, Ye G, Hu C. Proteome changes in the plasma of Pieris rapae parasitized by the endoparasitoid wasp Pteromalus puparum. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2011;12:93-102 pubmed publisher
    ..This study will contribute to the better understanding of the molecular bases of parasitoid-induced host alterations associated with innate immune responses, detoxification, and energy metabolism...
  55. Dupuy C, Periquet G, Serbielle C, Bézier A, Louis F, Drezen J. Transfer of a chromosomal Maverick to endogenous bracovirus in a parasitoid wasp. Genetica. 2011;139:489-96 pubmed publisher
    Bracoviruses are used by parasitoid wasps to allow development of their progeny within the body of lepidopteran hosts. In parasitoid wasps, the bracovirus exists as a provirus, integrated in a wasp chromosome...
  56. Tibbetts E, Mettler A, Levy S. Mutual assessment via visual status signals in Polistes dominulus wasps. Biol Lett. 2010;6:10-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Polistes dominulus wasps have visual signals of fighting ability that provide a good model for testing the dynamics of rival choice...
  57. McLeish M, Van Noort S, Tolley K. Parasitoid fig-wasp evolutionary diversification and variation in ecological opportunity. Mol Ecol. 2010;19:1483-96 pubmed publisher
    ..These results imply that amplified phenotypic differentiation of specialist insects coevolving with plants is coupled to evolutionarily infrequent changes in ecological opportunity...
  58. Dubuffet A, Colinet D, Anselme C, Dupas S, Carton Y, Poirie M. Variation of Leptopilina boulardi success in Drosophila hosts: what is inside the black box?. Adv Parasitol. 2009;70:147-88 pubmed publisher
    Interactions between Drosophila hosts and parasitoid wasps are among the few examples in which occurrence of intraspecific variation of parasite success has been studied in natural populations...
  59. Ngumbi E, Chen L, Fadamiro H. Electroantennogram (EAG) responses of Microplitis croceipes and Cotesia marginiventris and their lepidopteran hosts to a wide array of odor stimuli: correlation between EAG response and degree of host specificity?. J Insect Physiol. 2010;56:1260-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We detected no differences in the EAG responses of H. virescens and S. exigua to any of the tested odor. ..
  60. Niehuis O, Büllesbach J, Judson A, Schmitt T, Gadau J. Genetics of cuticular hydrocarbon differences between males of the parasitoid wasps Nasonia giraulti and Nasonia vitripennis. Heredity (Edinb). 2011;107:61-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we explore the genetics of CHCs in hybrids of the jewel wasps Nasonia giraulti and Nasonia vitripennis...
  61. Suryanarayanan S, Hermanson J, Jeanne R. A mechanical signal biases caste development in a social wasp. Curr Biol. 2011;21:231-5 pubmed publisher
    ..In Polistes wasps, the current paradigm holds that differential amounts of nutrition during the larval stage cause the divergence of ..
  62. Poelman E, Gols R, Snoeren T, Muru D, Smid H, Dicke M. Indirect plant-mediated interactions among parasitoid larvae. Ecol Lett. 2011;14:670-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results show that temporally separated parasitoid larvae are involved in indirect plant-mediated interactions by a network of trophic and non-trophic relationships. ..
  63. Yang N, Ji L, Lövei G, Wan F. Shifting preference between oviposition vs. host-feeding under changing host densities in two aphelinid parasitoids. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e41189 pubmed publisher
    ..The balance between reserving optimal hosts for oviposition or using them for host-feeding depended on parasitoid life history and the availability of host resources. ..
  64. Goubault M, Decuignière M. Previous experience and contest outcome: winner effects persist in absence of evident loser effects in a parasitoid wasp. Am Nat. 2012;180:364-71 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest an alternative explanation for the evolution of only winner effects that is based on the modification of contestants' subjective value of the resource rather than on a reestimation of their fighting abilities. ..
  65. Pannebakker B, Niehuis O, Hedley A, Gadau J, Shuker D. The distribution of microsatellites in the Nasonia parasitoid wasp genome. Insect Mol Biol. 2010;19 Suppl 1:91-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Whether the differences between the Hymenoptera and other taxa are of functional significance remains to be determined. ..
  66. Gal R, Libersat F. A wasp manipulates neuronal activity in the sub-esophageal ganglion to decrease the drive for walking in its cockroach prey. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e10019 pubmed publisher
    ..By injecting a venom cocktail directly into the SEG, the parasitoid Jewel Wasp selectively manipulates the cockroach's motivation to initiate walking without interfering with other non-related behaviors. ..
  67. Wang R, Sun B, Zheng Q. Diffusive coevolution and mutualism maintenance mechanisms in a fig-fig wasp system. Ecology. 2010;91:1308-16 pubmed
    ..individuals with higher offspring development by the fig will increase the fitness of cooperative pollinating wasps, but decrease the fitness of exploiters...
  68. Nichols W, Cossé A, Bartelt R, King B. Methyl 6-methylsalicylate: a female-produced pheromone component of the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius. J Chem Ecol. 2010;36:1140-7 pubmed publisher
    ..endius remains to be determined. ..
  69. Kraaijeveld A, Elrayes N, Schuppe H, Newland P. L-arginine enhances immunity to parasitoids in Drosophila melanogaster and increases NO production in lamellocytes. Dev Comp Immunol. 2011;35:857-64 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that NO plays a key role in immunity and that the effect of NO is mostly targeted via the lamellocytes. ..
  70. Tamiru A, Bruce T, Midega C, Woodcock C, Birkett M, Pickett J, et al. Oviposition induced volatile emissions from African smallholder farmers' maize varieties. J Chem Ecol. 2012;38:231-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that this oviposition trait is not limited to S. American Z. mays germplasm, and that it could be used to increase indirect defense against attack by stemborers. ..
  71. Bourdais D, Hance T. Lack of behavioural evidence for kin avoidance in mate choice in a hymenopteran parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Behav Processes. 2009;81:92-4 pubmed publisher
  72. Rueff F, Przybilla B, Biló M, Muller U, Scheipl F, Aberer W, et al. Predictors of severe systemic anaphylactic reactions in patients with Hymenoptera venom allergy: importance of baseline serum tryptase-a study of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology Interest Group on Insect Venom Hypersensitiv. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009;124:1047-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Preventive measures should include substitution of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. ..
  73. Xie J, Vilchez I, Mateos M. Spiroplasma bacteria enhance survival of Drosophila hydei attacked by the parasitic wasp Leptopilina heterotoma. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e12149 pubmed publisher
  74. Xiao J, Wang N, Li Y, Murphy R, Wan D, Niu L, et al. Molecular approaches to identify cryptic species and polymorphic species within a complex community of fig wasps. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e15067 pubmed publisher
    ..Species identification is very difficult, despite great effort and the ecological importance of fig wasps. Herein, we try to identify all chalcidoid wasp species hosted by one species of fig, using both morphological and ..
  75. Lo Giudice D, Riedel M, Rostás M, Peri E, Colazza S. Host sex discrimination by an egg parasitoid on Brassica leaves. J Chem Ecol. 2011;37:622-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Alkanes were dominated by n-nonacosane (nC29) and n-hentriacontane (nC31), while male-specific n-nonadecane (nC19) was absent. The ecological significance of these results for parasitoid host location behavior is discussed...
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    Vespine wasps are known for their high endothermic capacity. Endothermic activity is directly linked to respiration. However, knowledge on wasp respiration is sparse and almost nothing is known about their resting metabolism...
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    ..puparum during the summer and winter. The expression profiles of six HSP genes in P. puparum under heavy metal stress indicates that HSP is a short-term response to cellular distress or injury induced by Cd(2+) and Cu(2+). ..
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    ..Our method for simulating antennal movement will enable retrieving information about courtship behaviour from museum specimens, thus leading to a better understanding of the evolution of courtship behaviour in Hymenoptera. ..
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    Nasonia (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) is a genus of parasitoid wasps, which is fast emerging as a model system for evolutionary, genetic, developmental and host-endosymbiont interaction studies...
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    ..This study demonstrates the feasibility of efficient positional cloning of quantitative trait loci (QTL) involved in a broad array of phenotypic differences among Nasonia species...
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    ..xylostella larvae grew some 30% larger than controls. Still, adult wasps emerging from M. separata larvae were almost twice as large as wasps emerging from P...
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    ..We identified Streptomyces and ?-Proteobacteria that were each associated with 94% and 88% of wasps, respectively. Streptomyces isolates grew on all three cellulose substrates tested and across a range of pH 5...
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    ..and heritability of the facial patterns that function as a conventional signal of quality in Polistes dominulus wasps. Two aspects of facial patterns are compared: (1) amount of black pigment (no signal value) and (2) disruption in ..
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    ..this article is to summarize results of acute toxicity testing of chlorantraniliprole on seven species of parasitic wasps with wide geographic distribution and relevance to different crops and integrated pest management (IPM) programmes.
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    ..Phylogenetic analyses provide a more refined taxonomic placement of the A. mellifera symbionts...
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    ..By videotaping interactions at bait stations, we found that wasps commonly remove ant competitors from food resources by picking up the workers in their mandibles, flying backward ..
  88. Colinet D, Cazes D, Belghazi M, Gatti J, Poirié M. Extracellular superoxide dismutase in insects: characterization, function, and interspecific variation in parasitoid wasp venom. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:40110-21 pubmed publisher
    Endoparasitoid wasps inject venom proteins with their eggs to protect them from the host immune response and ensure successful parasitism...
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    We demonstrate that the evolution of facial recognition in wasps is associated with specialized face-learning abilities...
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    ..The study of this enzyme may allow a better understanding of the functional evolution of venom enzymes in hymenopteran parasitoids...
  91. Roux O, Le Lann C, van Alphen J, van Baaren J. How does heat shock affect the life history traits of adults and progeny of the aphid parasitoid Aphidius avenae (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae)?. Bull Entomol Res. 2010;100:543-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These results underline the ecological importance of the thermal stress response of parasitoid species, not only for survival, but also for maintaining reproductive activities...
  92. Hunt B, Goodisman M. Evolutionary variation in gene expression is associated with dimorphism in eusocial vespid wasps. Insect Mol Biol. 2010;19:641-52 pubmed publisher
    ..we addressed the relationship between homology in gene expression and phenotype among four species of eusocial wasps. Specifically, we investigated the evolution of caste-specific and sex-specific gene expression patterns ..