Entomology

Articles:
258 Moth wings are acoustic metamaterials.
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/49/31134

257 A chimeric gene paternally instructs female sex determination in the haplodiploid wasp Nasonia.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/370/6520/1115

256 “Domestication” of mosquitoes was accompanied by an increase in their innate ability to acquire and transmit Zika virus.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/370/6519/991

255 Toughening mechanisms of the elytra of the diabolical ironclad beetle.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2813-8

254 4-Vinylanisole is an aggregation pheromone in locusts.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2610-4

253 Social reprogramming in ants induces longevity-associated glia remodeling.
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/34/eaba9869

252 Nix alone is sufficient to convert female Aedes aegypti into fertile males and myo-sex is needed for male flight.
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/30/17702

251 Field performance of sterile male mosquitoes released from an uncrewed aerial vehicle.
https://robotics.sciencemag.org/content/5/43/eaba6251

250 Semisynthesis of an evasin from tick saliva reveals a critical role of tyrosine sulfation for chemokine binding and inhibition.
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/23/12657

249 Flowering plant composition shapes pathogen infection intensity and reproduction in bumble bee colonies.
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/21/11559

248 Bumble bees damage plant leaves and accelerate flower production when pollen is scarce.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6493/881

247 Honey bee virus causes context-dependent changes in host social behavior.
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/19/10406

246 Ants store long- and short-term memories on different sides of their brains.
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2020.0677

245 Meta-analysis reveals declines in terrestrial but increases in freshwater insect abundances.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6489/417

244 Azteca ants maintain unique microbiomes across functionally distinct nest chambers.
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2019.1026

243 Declines in an abundant aquatic insect, the burrowing mayfly, across major North American waterways.
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/6/2987

242 Mosquitoes rely on an ancestral cooling receptor to drive heat seeking, a behavior important for blood feeding.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6478/681

241 Engineered symbionts activate honey bee immunity and limit pathogens.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6477/573

240 Camponotus ants mine sand for vertebrate urine to extract nitrogen.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aec.12840

239 Honeybees use their wings for water surface locomotion.
https://www.pnas.org/content/116/49/24446

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