Christine Ann Nalepa

Works (66)

Updated: April 4th, 2024 17:48

2023 article

Size of emerald ash borer in North Carolina, USA: Preliminary evidence for a sawtooth cline?

Nalepa, C. A., Bohannon, G. R., & Oten, K. L. F. (2023, September 14). AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST ENTOMOLOGY.

By: C. Nalepa n, G. Bohannon n & K. Oten n

author keywords: Agrilus planipennis; Bergmann's cline; body size; Cerceris fumipennis biosurveillance; purple prism traps; voltinism
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 16, 2023

2021 article

Extra-pair paternity in the wood-feeding cockroach Cryptocercus punctulatus Scudder: Social but not genetic monogamy

Yaguchi, H., Kobayashi, I., Maekawa, K., & Nalepa, C. A. (2021, October 4). MOLECULAR ECOLOGY.

author keywords: eusociality; paternity; semelparity; serial monogamy; subsociality; termite
MeSH headings : Animals; Cockroaches / genetics; Copulation; Humans; Paternity; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Wood
TL;DR: Overall, the results demonstrate that about half of young females are serially monogamous during their maturational year, but bond, overwinter and produce their only set of offspring in company of the last mated male (=pair male). (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 12, 2021

2020 review

Origin of Mutualism Between Termites and Flagellated Gut Protists: Transition From Horizontal to Vertical Transmission

[Review of ]. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 8.

By: C. Nalepa n

author keywords: parasitism; symbiosis; Cryptocercus; evolution; lignocellulose digestion; commensalism
TL;DR: The strong integration between flagellate encystment cycles and host developmental physiology in Cryptocercus indicates that the relationship of the flageLLates with their proposed gregarious cockroach ancestor was not commensal, but parasitic, with flageellates likely obtaining benefits by taking advantage of host gut metabolites and ingested plant debris. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: March 16, 2020

2017 journal article

Distribution of Karyotypes of the Cryptocercus punctulatus Species Complex (Blattodea: Cryptocercidae) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE, 17(3).

By: C. Nalepa n, K. Shimada, K. Maekawa* & P. Luykx*

author keywords: All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory; refugia; ecological service; coarse woody debris
MeSH headings : Animals; Cockroaches / classification; Cockroaches / genetics; Cockroaches / growth & development; Female; Karyotype; Male; North Carolina; Nymph; Phylogeny; Tennessee
TL;DR: During the period between 1999 and 2006, wood-feeding cockroaches in the Cryptocercus punctulatus Scudder species complex were collected throughout Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA and phylogenetic analyses were performed based on mitochondrial COII and nuclear ITS2 DNA. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 personal communication

Genetic data indicate that most field-collected woodroach pairs are unrelated

Yaguchi, H., Hayashi, Y., Tohoku, T., Nalepa, C. A., & Maekawa, K. (2017, June).

By: H. Yaguchi*, Y. Hayashi*, T. Tohoku*, C. Nalepa n & K. Maekawa*

MeSH headings : Animals; Cockroaches / genetics; Cockroaches / physiology; Female; Genetic Variation; Insect Proteins / genetics; Male; Microsatellite Repeats; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Virginia
TL;DR: Woodroaches in the genus Cryptocercus are subsocial cockroaches that utilize decaying logs for both shelter and as a food source and Cryptocerus and termites are shown to have a sister group relationship within the cockroach clade. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 article

'Cost' of proctodeal trophallaxis in extant termite individuals has no relevance in analysing the origins of eusociality

Nalepa, C. A. (2016, February). ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, Vol. 41, pp. 27–30.

By: C. Nalepa n

TL;DR: There is little evidence to support claims of the absence of brood care and its correlate, independent offspring, in extant OP termites, and the notion that proctodeal feeding is not costly to individual alloparents is based on misconceptions regarding what may be considered ‘ancestral’ in a termite. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Genome Evolution and Nitrogen Fixation in Bacterial Ectosymbionts of a Protist Inhabiting Wood-Feeding Cockroaches

APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 82(15), 4682–4695.

By: V. Tai*, K. Carpenter*, P. Weber*, C. Nalepa n, S. Perlman* & P. Keeling*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteroidetes / classification; Bacteroidetes / genetics; Bacteroidetes / isolation & purification; Bacteroidetes / physiology; Cockroaches / parasitology; Cockroaches / physiology; Evolution, Molecular; Feeding Behavior; Genome, Bacterial; Nitrogen Fixation; Parabasalidea / microbiology; Parabasalidea / physiology; Phylogeny; Symbiosis; Wood / metabolism; Wood / parasitology
TL;DR: The evolution and nitrogen fixation capabilities of ectosymbionts attached to the protist Barbulanympha from the hindgut of the wood-eating cockroach Cryptocercus punctulatus are investigated and the ecological pressures influencing the evolution of extracellular symbionts clearly differ from intracellular Symbionts and organelles. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Parental social environment alters development of nutritionally independent nymphs in Cryptocercus punctulatus (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae)

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 70(6), 881–887.

By: C. Nalepa n & C. Arellano n

author keywords: Social environment; Biparental care; Subsociality; Termites; Eusociality; Wood-feeding cockroach
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that the parental social environment in Cryptocercus punctulatus modifies offspring development independently of the direct transfer of hindgut fluids and does so for more than 2 years after hatch, contributing to the unique set of circumstances that ultimately resulted in the evolution of termite eusociality. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 review

Origin of termite eusociality: trophallaxis integrates the social, nutritional, and microbial environments

[Review of ]. ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, 40(4), 323–335.

By: C. Nalepa n

author keywords: Alloparental care; microbiome; nitrogen conservation; one piece nest; social environment; subsociality; symbionts; trophallaxis
TL;DR: This work has concluded that termites are a monophyletic clade embedded within the paraphyletic cockroaches, and sister group to the biparental, wood‐feeding cockroach Cryptocercus, and the latter is an appropriate model for testing assumptions regarding early termite evolution. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

The Role of Host Phylogeny Varies in Shaping Microbial Diversity in the Hindguts of Lower Termites

APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 81(3), 1059–1070.

By: V. Tai*, E. James*, C. Nalepa n, R. Scheffrahn*, S. Perlman* & P. Keeling*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Bacteroidetes; Biota; Cluster Analysis; Cockroaches; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Protozoan / chemistry; DNA, Protozoan / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology; Isoptera / microbiology; Molecular Sequence Data; Parabasalidea / classification; Parabasalidea / genetics; Phylogeny; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Tenericutes
TL;DR: Historical effects probably resulting from vertical inheritance have had a prominent role in structuring the hindgut communities, especially of the parabasalids, but dispersal and environmental acquisition have played a larger role in community composition than previously expected. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Ball Diamonds as Habitat for Nests of Cerceris fumipennis (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae): Comparisons among Three States

JOURNAL OF THE KANSAS ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 85(3), 219–225.

By: C. Nalepa*, C. Teerling, C. Rutledge, W. Swink & C. Arellano

author keywords: Biosurveillance; emerald ash borer; Buprestidae; Agrilus
TL;DR: Characteristics of ball diamonds associated with the presence of C. fumipennis are discussed, and the advantages and disadvantages of using ball diamonds in a biosurveillance program addressed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Antennal cropping during colony foundation in termites

ZOOKEYS, (148), 185–196.

By: C. Nalepa n, T. Evans* & M. Lenz*

author keywords: mutilation; cannibalism; density effects; incipient colony
TL;DR: It is suggested that controlled antennal cropping is not only a normal part of their behavioral repertoire but also a key influence that changes the conduct and physiology of the royal pair during the initial stages of colony foundation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 review

Body Size and Termite Evolution

[Review of ]. EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 38(3), 243–257.

By: C. Nalepa n

author keywords: Altricial development; Cuticle; Trophallaxis; Nitrogen; Eusociality; Miniaturization
TL;DR: It is suggested that the evolutionary transition to an altricial morphotype in termites is grounded in the economics of utilizing a wood diet, and occurred via a series of sequential steps associated with modifications in social behavior. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Repeated Copulation in the Wood-feeding Cockroach Cryptocercus punctulatus Does Not Influence Number or Development of Offspring

JOURNAL OF INSECT BEHAVIOR, 24(1), 44–54.

By: C. Nalepa n & D. Mullins*

author keywords: Social monogamy; altricial development; sperm competition; Dictyoptera; Cryptocercidae
TL;DR: It is unlikely that male-derived material benefits have driven the evolution of repeated copulation in C. punctulatus, and accumulating evidence suggests that prior to oviposition, repeatedCopulation may be rooted in sperm competition, but after the eggs are laid it may secure the continued paternal contribution of the male social partner. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Surface Activity of the Xylophagous Cockroach Cryptocercus punctulatus (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae) Based on Collections From Pitfall Traps

ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 104(2), 364–368.

By: C. Nalepa* & K. Grayson*

author keywords: ranging; movement patterns; social monogamy; polyandry; mating system
TL;DR: The results suggest that sexual exclusivity cannot be assumed between paired individuals of this species, despite its key taxonomic position as a member of the xylophagous cockroach family that is sister group to termites. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Altricial development in subsocial cockroach ancestors: foundation for the evolution of phenotypic plasticity in termites

EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT, 12(1), 95–105.

By: C. Nalepa n

MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Cockroaches / genetics; Cockroaches / growth & development; Cockroaches / physiology; Isoptera / genetics; Isoptera / growth & development; Isoptera / physiology; Larva / growth & development; Models, Biological; Morphogenesis; Phenotype; Phylogeny; Social Behavior
TL;DR: Basal termites possess two developmental features that eusocial Hymenoptera lack: the majority of colony members are juveniles whose somatic and reproductive development is temporarily or permanently suspended, and individual development is characterized by extreme phenotypic plasticity. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 conference paper

Elizabeth Anne McMahan: In Memorium (1924-2009)

Sociobiology, 56(1), 1–6.

By: C. Nalepa

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Phylogenetic Analysis of Cellulolytic Enzyme Genes from Representative Lineages of Termites and a Related Cockroach

PLOS ONE, 5(1).

By: N. Todaka*, T. Inoue*, K. Saita*, M. Ohkuma*, C. Nalepa n, M. Lenz*, T. Kudo*, S. Moriya*

MeSH headings : Amino Acid Sequence; Animals; Catalytic Domain; Cellulose / metabolism; Cockroaches / enzymology; DNA, Complementary; Enzymes / chemistry; Enzymes / genetics; Enzymes / metabolism; Expressed Sequence Tags; Isoptera / enzymology; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
TL;DR: According to phylogenetic analyses, the enzymes comprising the protistan lignocellulose degradation system are coded not only by genes innate to the protists, but also genes acquired by the protist via lateral transfer from bacteria, giving a fresh perspective from which to understand the evolutionary dynamics of symbiosis. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Hatching asynchrony, survivorship, and development in young colonies of the subsocial Cockroach cryptocercus punctulatus (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae)

Sociobiology, 54(2), 489–508.

By: C. Nalepa & D. Mullins

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Inheritance and diversification of symbiotic trichonymphid flagellates from a common ancestor of termites and the cockroach Cryptocercus

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 276(1655), 239–245.

By: M. Ohkuma*, S. Noda*, Y. Hongoh*, C. Nalepa n & T. Inoue*

author keywords: Cryptocercus; termite; symbiosis; Parabasalia; symbiont diversification; evolution of social behaviour
MeSH headings : Animals; Cockroaches / parasitology; Genetic Markers; Isoptera / parasitology; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal / chemistry; Species Specificity; Symbiosis
TL;DR: This first comprehensive study comparing symbiont molecular phylogeny strongly suggests that a set of symbiotic flagellates representative of extant diversity was already established in an ancestor common to Cryptocercus and termites, was vertically transmitted to their offspring, and subsequently became diversified to distinct levels, depending on both the host and the symbionT lineages. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Altricial Development in Subsocial Wood-Feeding Cockroaches

ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 25(12), 1190–1198.

By: C. Nalepa n, K. Maekawa*, K. Shimada*, Y. Saito*, C. Arellano n & T. Matsumoto*

author keywords: ontogenetic color change; precocial; parental care; Dictyoptera; trophallaxis
MeSH headings : Animals; Body Size / physiology; Cockroaches / anatomy & histology; Cockroaches / classification; Cockroaches / physiology; Eye / anatomy & histology; Female; Hierarchy, Social; Male; Phylogeny; Social Behavior; Species Specificity
TL;DR: It is found that eye development and cuticular pigmentation at hatching are correlated with social structure and decreased investment in both integumentary and ocular development in subsocial cockroaches parallels that seen in altricial vertebrates. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 review

Social biology of the wood-feeding cockroach genus Salganea (Dictyoptera, Blaberidae, Panesthiinae): did ovoviviparity prevent the evolution of eusociality in the lineage?

[Review of ]. INSECTES SOCIAUX, 55(2), 107–114.

By: K. Maekawa*, T. Matsumoto* & C. Nalepa n

author keywords: Isoptera; xylophagy; eusociality; parental care; trophallaxis
TL;DR: The social biology of the wood-feeding genus Salganea (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae) is summarized, showing long term, biparental care that includes the defense and feeding of young nymphs in Cryptocercus and ovoviviparous cockroaches. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

The Cryptocercus punctulatus species complex (Dictyoptera : Cryptocercidae) in the eastern United States: Comparison of cuticular hydrocarbons, chromosome number, and DNA sequences

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 47(3), 950–959.

By: C. Everaerts*, K. Maekawa*, J. Farine*, K. Shimada*, P. Luykx*, R. Brossut*, C. Nalepa n

author keywords: Cryptocercus punctulatus; blattaria; karyotype; molecular analysis; species complex; cryptic species; taxonomy
MeSH headings : Animals; Base Sequence; Chromatography, Gas; Chromosomes / genetics; Cockroaches / genetics; Consensus Sequence; Geography; Hydrocarbons / analysis; Integumentary System; Karyotyping; Phylogeny; Principal Component Analysis; Reproducibility of Results; Sequence Analysis, DNA; United States
TL;DR: Molecular and cuticular hydrocarbon data each indicate that Cryptocercus with a male karyotype of 2n=43 belong to at least two distinct, distantly related lineages, and provide support for the parallel model of chromosome evolution in the species complex. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

The fine structure of colleterial glands in two cockroaches and three termites, including a detailed study of Cryptocercus punctulatus (Blattaria, Cryptocercidae) and Mastotermes darwiniensis (Isoptera, Mastotermitidae)

ARTHROPOD STRUCTURE & DEVELOPMENT, 37(1), 55–66.

By: A. Courrent*, A. Quennedey*, C. Nalepa n, A. Robert*, M. Lenz* & C. Bordereau*

author keywords: ultrastructure; colleterial glands; secretory cells; ootheca; cockroaches; termites
MeSH headings : Animals; Cockroaches / anatomy & histology; Cockroaches / cytology; Cockroaches / ultrastructure; Female; Genitalia, Female / anatomy & histology; Genitalia, Female / cytology; Genitalia, Female / ultrastructure; Isoptera / anatomy & histology; Isoptera / cytology; Isoptera / ultrastructure
TL;DR: This study demonstrates that the cytological characteristics of colleterial glands in basal termites are similar to those of cockroaches, whether the termite secretes an oothecal casing that covers two parallel rows of eggs, as in Mastotermes, or lays its eggs singly, asIn Zootermopsis. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 review

Wood-feeding cockroaches as models for termite evolution (Insecta : Dictyoptera): Cryptocercus vs. Parasphaeria boleiriana

[Review of ]. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 46(3), 809–817.

By: K. Klass*, C. Nalepa n & N. Lo*

author keywords: Cryptocercus; Isoptera; Protozoa; eusociality; biparental care; xylophagy; symbionts
MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Cockroaches / anatomy & histology; Cockroaches / classification; Cockroaches / growth & development; Isoptera / anatomy & histology; Isoptera / classification; Isoptera / growth & development; Phylogeny
TL;DR: It is argued against any reasonable usage of P. boleiriana as a model for the early evolution of Isoptera or even of the clade Cryptocercus+Isoptera, as some other Blaberidae appear more useful as model-taxa-by-homoplasy for theEarly evolution of the CryptocERCus+ isoptera clade, as their brooding behavior is more elaborate. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 book

Cockroaches: Ecology, behavior, and natural history

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

By: W. Bell, L. Roth & C. Nalepa

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Fly catcher effect in Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)? No attraction to lady beetle images on flight traps

JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 42(4), 496–500.

By: C. Nalepa*

author keywords: coccinellidae; aggregation; visual orientation; local enhancement; migratory flight; alighting behavior; overwintering; management
TL;DR: Results suggest that commercial traps that rely on images of lady beetles to attract incoming coccinellids are of little practical value. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Hanmnia axyridis (Coleoptera : Coccinellidae) in buildings: Relationship between body height and crevice size allowing entry

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 100(5), 1633–1636.

By: C. Nalepa*

author keywords: multicolored Asian lady beetle; management; aggregation behavior; negative phototaxis; urban pest
TL;DR: To determine how small a gap the beetles are able to enter in choice and no-choice studies by experimentally exploiting their behavioral tendency to seek dark shelters at cool temperatures, a gap of this size was determined. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Infection of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera : Coccinellidae) by Hesperomyces virescens (Ascomycetes : Laboulbeniales): Role of mating status and aggregation behavior

JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, 94(3), 196–203.

By: C. Nalepa* & A. Weir*

author keywords: Harmonia axyridis; lady beetle; Coccinellidae; Hesperomyces virescens; Laboulbeniales; spore transmission; mate choice; pathogenicity; sexually transmitted disease; socially transmitted disease
MeSH headings : Animals; Ascomycota / pathogenicity; Ascomycota / physiology; Behavior, Animal; Body Weight; Coleoptera / anatomy & histology; Coleoptera / microbiology; Coleoptera / physiology; Disease Transmission, Infectious; Female; Male; Reproduction; Seasons; Sexual Behavior, Animal
TL;DR: The ectoparasitic fungus Hesperomyces virescens was studied on Harmonia axyridis in North Carolina, in the southeastern United States to investigate transmission of the disease by examining the correlation between the pattern of fungal infection and seasonal change in host behavior. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 article

Save Isoptera: A comment on Inward et al.

Lo, N., Engel, M. S., Cameron, S., Nalepa, C. A., Tokuda, G., Grimaldi, D., … Thompson, G. J. (2007, October 22). BIOLOGY LETTERS, Vol. 3, pp. 562–563.

MeSH headings : Animals; Cockroaches / classification; Isoptera / classification; Phylogeny
TL;DR: A number of phylogenetic studies during the last decade have shown that termites—one of the main groups of eusocial insects—are a type of cockroach, whose closest living relative is the wood-feeding genus Cryptocercus. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

Identification and characterization of ectosymbionts of distinct lineages in Bacteroidales attached to flagellated protists in the gut of termites and a wood-feeding cockroach

ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 8(1), 11–20.

By: S. Noda*, T. Inoue*, Y. Hongoh*, M. Kawai*, C. Nalepa n, C. Vongkaluang*, T. Kudo*, M. Ohkuma*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteroidetes / cytology; Bacteroidetes / genetics; Base Sequence; Cluster Analysis; Cockroaches / parasitology; Eukaryota / microbiology; Eukaryota / ultrastructure; In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence; Isoptera / parasitology; Japan; Microscopy, Electron; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Symbiosis; Thailand
TL;DR: Based on the polymerase chain reaction-amplified 16S rRNA gene sequences, the phylogenetic relationships of the rod-shaped, attached bacteria (ectosymbionts) of several protist species from five host taxa are investigated and their identity is confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridizations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

Molecular phylogeny of Cryptocercus wood-roaches based on mitochondrial COII and 16S sequences, and chromosome numbers in Palearctic representatives

ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 23(4), 393–398.

By: N. Lo*, P. Luykx*, R. Santoni*, T. Beninati*, C. Bandi*, M. Casiraghi*, L. Wen-Hua, E. Zakharov*, C. Nalepa n

author keywords: cockroach; phylogeny; chromosome number; Cryptocercus; Palearctic
MeSH headings : Animals; Chromosomes / genetics; Cockroaches / classification; Cockroaches / genetics; DNA Primers / chemistry; DNA, Mitochondrial / chemistry; Electron Transport Complex IV / genetics; Geography; Karyotyping / methods; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Species Specificity
TL;DR: This study performed phylogenetic analyses of the COII gene in these species and found evidence for the topology (47(45(43(39,37), which is congruent with the serial reduction hypothesis) and determined chromosome numbers for the first time in Palearctic species, and determined the phylogenetic position of Cryptocercus primarius among other Asian taxa. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

Cryptocercus punctulatus (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae): dispersal events associated with rainfall

Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 141(1691), 95–97.

By: C. Nalepa

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

Role of visual contrast in the alighting behavior of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera : Coccinellidae) at overwintering sites

ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 34(2), 425–431.

By: C. Nalepa*, G. Kennedy n & C. Brownie n

author keywords: multicolored Asian lady beetle; migration; silhouette; orientation
TL;DR: It is suggested that visual intensity contrast is key to understanding the behavior of H. axyridis in autumn and some commonly accepted ideas regarding choice of overwintering sites are called into question. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 journal article

Orientation of multicolored Asian lady beetles to buildings

American Entomologist (Lanham, Md.), 50(3), 174–175.

By: C. Nalepa, G. Kennedy & C. Brownie

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 journal article

A new mode of parental care in cockroaches

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 50(3), 245–247.

By: J. Perry* & C. Nalepa*

author keywords: Madagascar hissing cockroach; Dictyoptera; Blaberidae; parental investment; ovoviviparity
TL;DR: A new form of maternal provisioning of newly hatched nymphs is described in the ovoviviparous cockroach Gromphadorhina portentosa; shortly after expelling the hatching egg case, the female exudes from her abdominal tip a whitish, translucent material on which neonates actively feed. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 journal article

Evidence for cocladogenesis between diverse dictyopteran lineages and their intracellular endosymbionts

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 20(6), 907–913.

By: N. Lo*, C. Bandi, H. Watanabe, C. Nalepa* & T. Beninati

author keywords: symbiosis; molecular clock; cockroach; fossil; termite; Blattabacterium
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / genetics; Cockroaches / classification; Cockroaches / genetics; Cockroaches / microbiology; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Symbiosis
TL;DR: The results support the idea that the stem group of modern cockroaches radiated sometime between the late Jurassic and early Cretaceous-not the Carboniferous, as has been suggested on the basis of roach-like fossils from this epoch. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 journal article

Evolution in the genus Cryptocercus (Dictyoptera : Cryptocercidae): no evidence of differential adaptation to hosts or elevation

BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 80(2), 223–233.

By: C. Nalepa n

author keywords: biogeography; cockroach; detritus buffered system; distribution; habitat; saprophagy; taxonomy; vegetation
TL;DR: An analysis of elevational data from 71 collection sites revealed no significant difference in the range of altitudes at which karyotype groups of C. punctulatus are found, suggesting a lack of specialization was probably the factor that allowed all taxa in the genus to thrive during climatically driven shifts in the geographical location and plant species composition of northern hemisphere mesic forests. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 journal article

Phylogeny of the Dictyoptera Re-examined (Insecta)

Entomologische Abhandlungen, 61(1), 69–91.

By: L. Deitz, C. Nalepa & K. Klass

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2002 journal article

Distribution of karyotypes of the Cryptocercus punctulatus species complex (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae) in the Southern Appalachians: Relation to habitat and history

ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 95(3), 276–287.

By: C. Nalepa n, P. Luykx n, K. Klass n & L. Deitz n

author keywords: biogeography; glacial refugia; karyotype; speciation; chromosome number; parapatry
TL;DR: It is suggested that the different karyotypes arose by vicariance, with current boundaries formed by secondary contact when populations isolated in glacial refugia subsequently spread into high-mountain habitats. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2002 journal article

Parasitism of the multicolored Asian lady beetle (Coleoptera : Coccinellidae) by strongygaster triangulifer (Diptera : Tachinidae) in North Carolina

JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 37(1), 124–127.

By: C. Nalepa* & K. Kidd*

author keywords: Harmonia axyridis; new host association; Coccinellidae; Tachinidae; parasitism
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2002 journal article

Survey of the termites (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae, Rhinotermitidae, Termitidae) of St. John, US Virgin Islands

Sociobiology, 39(1), 155–163.

By: S. Jones & C. Nalepa

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

A new species of anicetus (Hymenoptera : Encyrtidae) parasitizing terrapin scale, Mesolecanium nigrofasciatum (Hemiptera : Coccidae)

FLORIDA ENTOMOLOGIST, 84(4), 686–690.

By: . Meyer, C. Nalepa* & C. Devorshak*

author keywords: Anicetus carolinensis; blueberry; Encyrtidae; terrapin scale; Coccidae; Mesolecanium nigrofasciatum
TL;DR: Anicetus carolinensis Meyer (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) is proposed as the name of a new species found parasitizing terrapin scale, Mesolecanium nigrofasciatum (Pergande) (Hemiptera: Coccidae), in North Carolina. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Cryptocercus punctulatus (Dictyoptera : Cryptocercidae) from monadnocks in the Piedmont of North Carolina

JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 36(4), 329–334.

By: C. Nalepa n

author keywords: Cryptocercus; Dictyoptera; Blattaria; biogeography; distribution; monadnocks; glaciation
TL;DR: The wood-feeding cockroach, Cryptocercus punctulatus Scudder, is endemic to the Southern Appalachian Mountains where its range extends from southwestern New York to Alabama. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 review

Detritivory, coprophagy, and the evolution of digestive mutualisms in Dietyoptera

[Review of ]. INSECTES SOCIAUX, 48(3), 194–201.

By: C. Nalepa*, D. Bignell & C. Bandi

author keywords: Dictyoptera; termites; symbiosis; coprophagy; trophallaxis
TL;DR: It is concluded that coprophagy was the key behavior leading to the evolution of hindgut fermentation systems in the stem group of Dictyoptera, and that Proctodeal trophallaxis evolved from pre-existing intraspecific coprophagous behavior when termite ancestors became subsocial. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Flight characteristics of Mastotermes darwiniensis (Isoptera, Mastotermitidae)

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 48(2), 144–148.

By: C. Nalepa*, L. Miller & M. Lenz

author keywords: Alates; size; sex ratio; flight; hindgut; Mastotermes
TL;DR: Flight patterns of Mastotermes darwiniensis in northern Australia were monitored using a light trap during the summer monsoons of 1975 and 1996, indicating that flight behaviour is more closely correlated with ecology and life type than with phylogenetic position. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Rediscovery of the wood-eating cockroach Cryptocercus primarius (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae) in China, with notes on ecology and distribution

Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 26(2), 184–190.

By: C. Nalepa, L. Li, W. Lu & J. Lazell

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 chapter

Characterizing the ancestors: Paedomorphosis and termite evolution

In D. E. B. T. Abe & M. Higashi (Eds.), Termites: Evolution, sociality, symbioses, ecology (pp. 53–75).

By: C. Nalepa n & C. Bandi*

Ed(s): D. T. Abe & M. Higashi

TL;DR: It is suggested that the tempo and mode of their evolution confound efforts to determine the phylogenetic relationships among termites, mantids, and cockroaches, and that recognition of the connection between ontogeny and phylogeny in the Dictyoptera is essential to resolving some of the long standing issues regarding the phylogenetics origin and subsequent evolution of the included taxa. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 chapter

Dampwood termites

In R. E. Gold & S. C. Jones (Eds.), Handbook of household and structural insect pests (pp. 113–116). Lanham, Md.: Entomological Society of America.

By: C. Nalepa

Ed(s): . R. E. Gold & S. Jones

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

The multicolored Asian lady beetle (Coleoptera : Coccinellidae): Orientation to aggregation sites

JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 35(2), 150–157.

By: C. Nalepa*, K. Kidd* & D. Hopkins*

author keywords: Harmonia axyridis; lady beetles; overwintering; beehives; pheromones; aggregation
TL;DR: Several studies were conducted to determine the cues used by the lady beetle Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) when orienting to aggregation sites in autumn: artificial shelters modeled after those of other beetles. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

The ootheca of Mastotermes darwiniensis Froggatt (Isoptera : Mastotermitidae): homology with cockroach oothecae

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 267(1454), 1809–1813.

By: C. Nalepa n & M. Lenz

author keywords: Dictyoptera; termites; oviposition; eggs; reproduction; phylogeny
MeSH headings : Animals; Cockroaches / anatomy & histology; Female; Isoptera / anatomy & histology; Microscopy, Electron, Scanning; Oviposition / physiology; Ovum; Phylogeny; Reproduction
TL;DR: Primary reproductives of M. darwiniensis were observed during oviposition and the morphology of the reproductive product was examined, indicating that a secondary reduction is the more plausible explanation for the structure of the ootheca. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Transovarial transmission of symbiotic bacteria in Mastotermes darwiniensis (Isoptera : mastotermitidae): Ultrastructural aspects and phylogenetic implications

ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 93(6), 1308–1313.

By: L. Sacchi*, C. Nalepa n, M. Lenz*, C. Bandi*, S. Corona*, A. Grigolo*, E. Bigliardi*

author keywords: Mastotermes darwiniensis; symbiotic bacteria; transovarial transmission; ultrastructure; bacteriocytes; fat body
TL;DR: Bacterial transmission to offspring during the life of the colony thus occurs through continuous provisioning of symbionts to the ovariole from bacteriocytes in ovarian fat body, which parallels that of cockroaches as does the entire mechanism of transovarial transmission. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

1999 journal article

Isolation of Desulfovibrio intestinalis sp nov from the hindgut of the lower termite Mastotermes darwiniensis

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, 45(2), 145–152.

By: J. Frohlich, H. Sass, H. Babenzien, T. Kuhnigk, A. Varma, S. Saxena, C. Nalepa*, P. Pfeiffer, H. Konig

author keywords: Desulfovibrio; termite; intestinal flora
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

1999 journal article

Phylogenetic status, distribution, and biogeography of Cryptocercus (Dictyoptera : Cryptocercidae)

ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 92(3), 292–302.

By: C. Nalepa* & C. Bandi*

author keywords: Cryptocercus; Blattaria; symbiosis; molecular clock; fossils; geoflora
TL;DR: The traditional classification and proposed geographic time frame for evolution of this taxon are retained, supported by recent estimations of molecular evolution on endosymbionts and by geological evidence indicating a window of opportunity for transcontinental movement in North America for an insect with the ecological requirements of Cryptocercus. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

1999 journal article

Studies of the small hive beetle in North Carolina

American Bee Journal, 139(7), 536.

By: D. Hopkins, C. Nalepa & K. Kidd

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1998 journal article

Distribution of Kalotermes approximatus (Isoptera : Kalotermitidae) in North Carolina

FLORIDA ENTOMOLOGIST, 81(2), 251–254.

By: C. Nalepa*

TL;DR: A selection of articles from around the world on insects and their role in society, published since 1983:. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

1998 journal article

Mass appearance of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on the North Carolina coast.

Entomological News, 109(1998), 277–281.

By: C. Nalepa, K. Ahlstrom, B. Nault & J. Williams

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1998 journal article

Some aspects of intracellular symbiosis during embryo development of Mastotermes darwiniensis (Isoptera: Mastotermitidae)

Parassitologia, 40(1998), 309–316.

By: L. Sacchi, C. Nalepa, E. Bigliardi, M. Lenz, C. C., G. S., L. A., . S., U. Laudani

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1998 journal article

Ultrastructural studies of the fat body and bacterial endosymbionts of Cryptocercus punctulatus Scudder (Blattaria: Cryptocercidae)

Symbiosis, 25(1-3), 251–269.

By: L. Sacchi, C. Nalepa, E. Bigliardi, S. Corona, A. Grigolo, U. Laudani, C. Bandi

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1997 journal article

Description of Cryptocercus clevelandi (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae) from the northwestern United States, molecular analysis of bacterial symbionts in its fat body, and notes on biology, distribution, and biogeography

ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 90(4), 416–424.

By: C. Nalepa*, G. Byers*, C. Bandi* & M. Sironi*

author keywords: blattaria; symbiosis; biogeography; cockroaches
TL;DR: The genus Cryptocercus now consists of 4 species, whose distribution suggests an early Tertiary origin, and it is concluded that the name C. punctulatus should be restricted to populations from the Appalachian region of the eastern United States. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

1997 journal article

Phylogenetically distant intracellular symbionts in termites

Parassitologia, 39(1997), 71–75.

By: C. Bandi, M. Sironi, C. Nalepa, S. Corona & L. Sacchi

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1997 chapter

Post-ovulation parental investment and parental care in cockroaches

In B. J. Crespi & J. C. Choe (Eds.), Social competition and cooperation in insects and Arachnids (pp. 26–51).

By: C. Nalepa* & W. Bell

Ed(s): . B. J. Crespi & J. Choe

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1992 journal article

Evolution of monogamy in termites

Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 65(3), 251.

By: C. Nalepa & S. Jones

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1992 journal article

Initial reproductive investment and parental body size in Cryptocercus punctulatus (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae)

Physiological Entomology, 17(3), 255.

By: C. Nalepa n & D. Mullins*

TL;DR: Within pairs, the weights and nitrogen contents of males and females were positively correlated, probably because they feed together in the same log for nearly a year prior to reproduction. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1991 journal article

EVOLUTION OF MONOGAMY IN TERMITES

BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS, 66(1), 83–97.

By: C. Nalepa n & S. Jones*

TL;DR: Two hypotheses have been proposed to explain the origin of lifetime monogamy in the Isoptera: synchrony in the availability of receptive females necessitates mate guarding; males subsequently gain if they improve the relative reproductive success of their sole partner. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

1990 journal article

EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF NYMPHS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF HINDGUT SYMBIOSIS IN CRYPTOCERCUS-PUNCTULATUS (DICTYOPTERA, CRYPTOCERCIDAE)

ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 83(4), 786–789.

By: C. Nalepa n

TL;DR: Young families of the wood-feeding cockroach Cryptocercus punctulatus Scudder are described and the protozoan symbiosis of the hindgut paunch appears established by the third stadium. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

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