Inhaltspezifische Aktionen


Some recent publications from the group.

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Recent publications

Strauß, J.  (2020) Early postembryonic development of the subgenual organ complex in the stick insect Sipyloidea sipylus. Arthrop Struc Dev 56: 100933


Lehmann, G.U.C. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2019) Adaptive strategies in life-history of bushcrickets (Orhtoptera) and cicadas (Homoptera) to parasitoid pressure on their acoustic communication systems - a case for sociality? Front Ecol Evol


Wolfstetter, G., Dahlitz, I., Pfeifer, K., Toepfer, U., Alt, J.A., Pfeifer, D.C., Lakes-Harlan, R., Baumgartner, S., Palmer, R.H. & Holz, A. (2019) Characterization of Drosophila Nidogen/entactin reveals roles in basement membrane stability, barrier function and nervous system patterning.


Strauß, J., Stritih Peljhan, N. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (in press): Determination vibroreceptor sesitivity in insects: The influence of experimentat parameters and recording techniques. In: Biotremology - Studying Vibrational Behavior. Springer-Verlag, New York Heidelberg.


Stolz, K. (2019) Functional morphology and neuronal innervation of the prothoracic defence gland in Timema. Acta Zool 100: 6-13


Alt, J.A. & Lakes-Harlan, R., (2018) Sensing of substrate vibrations in the adult cicada Okanagana rimosa (Say). J Ins Sci 18, 16, 1-6


Stritih Peljhan, N. & Strauß, J.  (2018): The mechanical leg response to vibration stimuli in cave crickets and implications for vibrosensory organ functions. J Comp Physiol A 204: 687-702


Stolz, K., Strauß, J., Alt, J.A. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2018): Independent suboesophageal neuronal innervation of the defense gland and longitudinal muscles in the stick insect Peruphasma schultei prothorax. Arthrop Struct Dev 47: 162-172


Strauß J, Alt JA, Ekschmitt K, Schul J, Lakes-Harlan R (2017): Evolutionary diversification of the auditory organ sensilla in Neoconocephalus katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) correlates with acoustic signal diversification over phylogenetic relatedness and life history. J Evol Biol 30: 1094–1109.


Strauß, J.,  von Bredow, Ch.-R., von Bredow, Y.M., Stolz, K., Trenczek, T.E. &  Lakes-Harlan, R., (2017): Multiple identified neurons and peripheral nerves innervating the prothoracic defense glands in stick insects reveal evolutionary conserved and novel elements of a chemical defense system. Front Ecol Evol 5: 151


Strauß, J.  (2017) The scolopidial accessory organs and Nebenorgans in orthopteroid insects: Comparative neuroanatomy, mechanosensory function, and evolutionary origin. Arthrop Struc Dev 46: 765-776


Strauß, J., Lomas K., & Field L.H. (2017) The complex tibial organ of the New Zealand ground weta: sensory adaptations for vibrational signal detection. Sci Rep 7:2031


Strauß, J. & Stritih, N. (2017) Neuronal regression of internal leg vibroreceptor organs in a cave-dwelling insect (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae: Dolichopoda araneiformis). Brain, Beh Evol 89: 104-116


Strauß, J.,  Alt, J.A., Ekschmitt, K., Schul, J. & Lakes-Harlan,  R. (2017) Evolutionary diversification of the auditory organ sensilla in Neoconocephalus katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) correlates with acoustic signal diversification over phylogenetic relatedness and life history). J Evol Biol 30: 1094-1109

Strauß, J.  (2017) The scolopidial accessory organ in the Jerusalem cricket (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae). Arthrop Struct Dev 46: 171-177

Tron, N. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2017) Phonotactic flight of the parasitoid fly Emblemasoma auditrix (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). J Comp Physiol A 203: 45-56

Strauß, J. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2017) Vibrational sensitivity of the subgenual organ complex in female Sipyloidea sipylus stick insects in different experimental paradigms of stimulus direction, leg attachment, and ablation of a connective tibial sense organ. Comp Physiol Biochem A 203: 100-108

Tron, N., Stölting. H., Kampschulte, M., Martens, G., Stumpner, A.  & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2016). The auditory system of the dipteran parasitoid Emblemasoma auditrix (Sarcophagidae). J Ins Sci 16: 90, 1-9


Strauß, J. & Stritih, N. (2016): The accessory organ, a scolopidial sensory organ, in the cave cricket Troglophilus neglectus (Orthoptera: Ensifera: Rhaphidophoridae). Acta Zool 97: 187-195


Strauß J., Riesterer, A. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2016). How many mechanosensory organs in the bushcricket leg? Neuroanatomy of the scolopidial accessory organ in Tettigoniidae Insecta: Orthoptera). Arthrop Struct Dev 45: 31-41


Lakes-Harlan, R. & Holzhauer, F. (2015): Behaviour and vibration sensitivity of nymphs of the cicada Okanagana rimosa. Mitt Dtsch Ges Allg Angew Ent. 20: 329-332


Stritih, N. & Strauß, J. (2015): Tremulation signalling and sensory neurons of the cave cricket (Rhaphidophoridae Troglophilus neglectus) are consistent with ancestral vibrational communication in Ensifera. Mitt Dtsch Ges Allg Angew Ent. 20: 333-336


Stolz, K., von Bredow, Ch.-R., von Bredow, Y.M., Lakes-Harlan, R., Trenczek, T.E. & Strauß, J. (2015): Neurons of self-defence: Neuronal innervation of the exocrine defence glands in stick insects. Front Zool. 12: 29

Tron, N., Beuter, L.-K. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2015): Phonotactic behaviour and vertical sound source localization of the parasitoid fly Emblemasoma auditrix (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Ecol Entomol 40: 707-716 [highlighted as editorial choice]


Lakes-Harlan, R. & Scherberich, J. (2015): Position dependent hearing in three species of bushcrickets (Tettigoniidae, Orthoptera). Roy Soc Open Sci 


Lakes-Harlan, R. & Lehmann, G.U.C. (2015): Parasitoid flies exploiting acoustic communication of insects - comparative aspects of independent functional adaptations. J Comp Physiol A 201: 123-132


Strauß, J. & Stumpner, A. (2015): Selective forces on origin, adaptation and reduction of tympanal ears in insects. J Comp Physiol A 201: 155-169


Lakes-Harlan, R. & deVries, Th. (2014): Experimental infection of a peridical  cicada (Magicicada cassinii) with a parasitoid (Emblemasoma auditrix) of a proto-periodic cicada (Okanagana rimosa). BMC Ecology 14: 31


Dehghan, S., Sadeghi, M., Pöppel, A., Fischer, R., Lakes-Harlan, R., Kavousi, HR., Vilcinskas, A. & Rahnamaeian, M. (2014) Differential inductions of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase and chalcone synthase during wounding, salicylic acid treatment, and salinity stress in safflower, Carthamus tinctorius Biosci Reports 34: 273-282

Strauß, J. , Stritih, N. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2014): The subgenual organ complex in the cave cricket Troglophilus neglectus (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae): comparative innervation and sensory evolution. Roy Soc Open Sci 1: 140240


Kowalski, K., Lakes-Harlan, R., Lehmann, G.U.C. & Strauß, J. (2014): Acoustic defence in an insect: differences between the sexes in the tettigoniid Poecilimon ornatus (Schmidt 1850). Zoology 117: 329-336.


Lakes-Harlan, R. & Strauß, J. (2014): Functional morphology and evolutionary diversity of vibration receptors in insects. In: Studying Vibrational Communication, Animal Signals and Communication 3. Cocroft, Gogala, Hill, Wessel (eds). Springer-Verlag, New York Heidelberg. pp 277-302


Lakes-Harlan, R., deVries, Th., Stölting, H. & Stumpner, A. (2014): Useless hearing in male Emblemasoma auditrix (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) - a case of intralocus sexual conflict during evolution of a complex sense organ? PLoS ONE 9(1): e87211


Strauß, J. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2014): Evolutionary and phylogenetic origins of tympanal hearing organs in insects. In: Insect Hearing and Acoustic Communication. Hedwig, B. (ed). Springer-Verlag, New York Heidelberg. 5-26 

Strauß J, Stritih N, Lakes-Harlan R (2014):  The subgenual organ complex in the cave cricket Troglophilus neglectus (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae): comparative innervation and sensory evolution. Royal Soc Open Sci 1: 140240

Lakes-Harlan R, Strauß J (2014) Functional morphology and evolutionary diversity of vibration receptors in insects. In Cocroft RB, Gogala M, Hill PSM, Wessel A (eds): Studying Vibrational Communication. Animal Signals and Communication Vol. 3. Springer, New York Heidelberg; pp. 277 – 302.

Strauß, J., Lehmann, A.W. & Lehmann, G.U.C. (2013): Sensory evolution of hearing in tettigoniids with differing communication systems. J Evol Biol. 27: 200-213.


Strauß, J. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2013): Sensory neuroanatomy of stick insects highlights the evolutionary diversity of the orthopteroid subgenual organ complex. J Comp Neurol 521: 3791-3803

Kowalski, K. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2013): The acoustic communication system in six species of armoured ground crickets (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Hetrodinae):commonalities and species-specific differences. Zool Anz 252: 204-216


Lakes-Harlan R. (2013): Lesion-induced insights in the plasticity of the insect auditory system. Front Physiol: 4: 48


Strauß, J., Lehmann GUC., Lehmann, AW. & Lakes-Harlan R. (2012): Spatial organization of tettigoniid auditory receptors: insights from neuronal tracing. J Morphol 273: 1280-1290


Lakes-Harlan R. & Lefevre, C. (2012): The femoral chordotonal organ of adult Drosophila melanogaster Meigen 1830. Mitt Dtsch Ges Allg Angew Entomol 18: 71-74


Krüger, S., Haller, B. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2011): Comparison of regeneration in the auditory system of nymphal stages and adults of Tettigonia virridissima (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Physiol Entomol 36: 235-246


Krüger, S. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2011): Contralateral deafferentation does not affect regeneration processes in the auditory system of Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera).  J Exp Neurosci 5: 21-29


Krüger, S., Butler, C. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2011): Morphological and physiological regeneration in the auditory system of adult Mecopoda elongata (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). J Comp Physiol A 197: 181-192.


Kowalski, K. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2011): Temporal pattern of intra- and interspecific acoustic signals differ in two closely related species of Acanthoplus (Orthoptera: Tettigonidae: Hetrodinae). Zoology 114: 29-35.

Strauß, J. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2010): Neuroanatomy of the complex tibial organ in the splay-footed cricket Comicus calcharis IRISH 1986 (Orthoptera: Ensifera: Schizodactylidae. J Comp Neurol 518: 4567-4580.


Kowalski, K. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2010): Sounds, behaviour and auditory receptors of the armoured ground cricket Acanthoplus longipes. J Ins Sci 10:59.


Krüger, S. & Lakes-Harlan, R. (2010): Changes in the auditory neuropil after deafferentation in adult grasshoppers (Schistocerca gregaria). Arthrop Struct & Develop 39: 26-32.

Cover figure regarding ear evolution in Ensifera


Selected older publications


Meetings and Conferences

Presentation and discussion of new results

General interest and media coverage

In the following some articles for the general public are listed. Furthermore, research results might be covered by different media. Some examples are listed as well.