Treehopper Immatures Project

The attached, linked files provide the characters and character matrix for publications describing immatures of the New World treehoppers (Membracidae, Melizoderdae, and Aetalionidae) by McKamey, Wallner, Porter, Wallace, and Phillips, or some combination thereof. Characters for each body part are assigned a number, and each character within each body part are assigned a letter, because additional characters (and states) are expected to be discovered with each newly examined tribe or subfamily and it is desirable to keep all characters pertaining to a body part together. With each publication, both of these linked files will be updated. Presently, the characters and matrix cover the tribes Amastrini and Thuridini (Smiliinae).

Animals and Livestock

Data from: Retrospective Analysis of a Classical Biological Control Program

Field-based, partial life table data for immature stages of Bemisia tabaci on cotton in Maricopa, Arizona, USA where data provide the marginal, stage-specific rates of mortality for eggs, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th instar nymphs, and life table data that were used to provide parameters for population matrix models. The model can be used to estimate overall population growth rate and can also be analyzed to determine which life stages contribute the most to changes in growth rates.

Agroecosystems & Environment

Data from: Population dynamics of an invasive forest insect and associated natural enemies in the aftermath of invasion

Datasets archived here consist of all data analyzed in Duan et al. 2015 from Journal of Applied Ecology. Specifically, these data were collected from annual sampling of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) immature stages and associated parasitoids on infested ash trees (Fraxinus) in Southern Michigan, where three introduced biological control agents had been released between 2007 - 2010.

Agroecosystems & Environment