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Behavior of Webspinners
Does the silk protein show diversity in embiids?
Does the silk protein differ between or within these insect ordersand if so are the differences related to function?
How can embiids live in such diverse locations given undefinedthat their body form is so uniform, one species to the next?
Do embiid species vary in their habitat requirements? If so, do their habitats correlate with silk use and structure?
How do embiids spin silk, how costly is it to spin, and how does its use vary across the order?
Janice with colleagues Pisit & Praset, collecting embiids in Thailand 2009
Fitzgerald, T. D. and J. S. Edgerly. 1979. Exploration and recruitment in field colonies of eastern tent caterpillars. Journal of the Georgia Entomological Society. 14: 312-314.
Fitzgerald, T. D. and J. S. Edgerly. 1979. Specificity of trail markers of forest and eastern tent caterpillars. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 5: 565-574.
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Edgerly, J. S. and T. D. Fitzgerald. 1982. An investigation of behavioral variability in colonies of the eastern tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 55: 145-155.
Fitzgerald, T. D. and J. S. Edgerly. 1982. Site of secretion of the trail marker of the eastern tent caterpillar. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 8: 31-39.
Shaw, S. R. and J. S. Edgerly. 1986. A new braconid genus (Hymenoptera) parasitizing webspinners (Embiidina) in Trinidad. Psyche. 92: 505-511. Edgerly, J.S. 1987. Maternal behavior of a webspinner (Order Embiidina). Ecological Entomology. 12: 1-11.
Edgerly, J. S. 1987. Colony composition and some costs and benefits of facultatively communal behavior in a Trinidadian webspinner (Embiidina: Clothodidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 80: 29-34.
Livdahl, T. P. and J. S. Edgerly. 1987. Hatching inhibition: population regulation in a treehole mosquito. Ecological Entomology. 12: 395-399.
Edgerly, J. S. 1988. Maternal behaviour of a webspinner (Order Embiidina): mother-nymph associations. Ecological Entomology. 13: 263-272.
Edgerly, J. S. and T. P. Livdahl. 1992. Density-dependent interactions within a complex life cycle: the roles of cohort structure and mode of recruitment. Journal of Animal Ecology. 61: 139-150.
Edgerly, J. S. and Michelle A. Marvier. 1992. To hatch or not to hatch? Egg hatch response to larval density and to larval contact in a treehole mosquito. Ecological Entomology. 17: 28-32.
Edgerly, J. S, M. S. Willey, and T. P. Livdahl. 1993. The community ecology of Aedes egg hatching: implications for a mosquito invasion. Ecological Entomology. 18: 123-128.
Edgerly, J. S. 1994. Is group living an antipredator defense in a facultatively communal webspinner? Journal of Insect Behavior. 7: 135-147.
Edgerly, J. S. 1997. Life Beneath Silk Walls: A Review of the Primitively Social Embiidina. Chapter in The Evolution of Social Behavior in Insects and Arachnids, (Eds. J. Choe and B. Crespi). Cambridge University Press.
Edgerly, J. S., M. McFarland, P. Morgan, T. Livdahl. 1998. A seasonal shift in egg-laying behaviour in response to cues of future competition in a treehole mosquito. Journal of Animal Ecology. 67: 805-818.
Edgerly, J.S., A. Shachter, and W. Calder. 1999. Course-based campus environmental research projects. The Declaration. (a newsletter published by the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future). 3: 10-12.
Edgerly, J.S., M. S. Willey, and T. Lidvahl. 1999. Intraguild predation among larval treehole mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus, Ae. aegypti, and Ae. triseriatus (Diptera: Culicidae), in laboratory microcosms. Journal of Medical Entomology. 36: 394-399.
Shachter, A. M. and J. S. Edgerly. 1999. Campus environmental resource assessment projects for non-science majors. Journal of Chemical Education. 76: 1667-1670
Edgerly, J. S., J. A. Davilla, and N. Schoenfeld. 2002. Silk spinning behavior and domicile construction in webspinners. Journal of Insect Behavior. 15: 219-242.
Edgerly, J.S., E. C. Rooks. 2004 Lichens, Sun, and Fire: A Search for an Embiid-Environment Connection in Australia (Order Embiidina: Australembiidae and Botoligototmidae). Environmental Entomology. vol. 33(4): 907-920.
Edgerly, J.S., Archana Tadimalla, and Elizabeth P. Dahlhoff. 2005. Adaptation to thermal stress in the lichen-eating webspinners (Embioptera): habitat choice, domicile construction and the potential role of heat shock proteins. Functional Ecology. 19:255-262.
Edgerly, J.S., S.M. Shenoy, and V.G. Werner. 2006. Relating the cost of spinning silk to the tendency to share it for three embiids with different lifestyles (Order Embiidina: Clothodidae, Notoligotomidea, and Australembiidae). Environmental Entomology. 35:448-457.
Edgerly, J.S., Claudia Szumik, Chanel N. McCreedy. 2007. On new characters of the eggs of Embioptera with the description of anew species of Saussurembia (Anisembiidae). Systematic Entomology. 32 (2), 387-395.
Kelly B. Miller and J.S. Edgerly. 2008. Systematics and natural history of the Australian genus Metoligotoma Davis (Embioptera: Australembiidae). Invertebrate Systematics. 2:329-344.
Szumik, C., J.S. Edgerly, and C. Hayashi. 2008. Phylogeny of Embiopterans (Insecta). Cladistics. 24: 993-1005.
Collin, M. A., Jessica E. Garb, J S. Edgerly, and Cheryl Y. Hayashi. 2009. Characterization of silk spun by the embiopteran, Antipaluria urichi. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 39: 75-82.
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