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Synergistic effects of combining morphological and molecular data in resolving the phylogeny of butterflies and skippers
- N. Wahlberg, M. Braby, E. Zakharov
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 August 2005
This work presents the first well supported phylogenetic hypothesis for the butterflies and skippers based on a total-evidence analysis of both traditional morphological characters and new molecular characters from three gene regions (COI, EF-1α and wingless).
Revised classification of the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) based on combined molecular and morphological data
A combined analysis of DNA data matrix and morphological characters is used to identify morphological synapomorphies of the suprageneric clades of Hesperiidae, and to hypothesize a phylogenetic classification of the world’s genera of Hesperingidae, the first of its kind for this diverse group.
A Comprehensive and Dated Phylogenomic Analysis of Butterflies
Positive selection of a duplicated UV-sensitive visual pigment coincides with wing pigment evolution in Heliconius butterflies
- A. D. Briscoe, Seth M. Bybee, C. Chiao
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 23 February 2010
Functional diversification of the UV-sensitive visual pigments may help explain why the yellow wing pigments of Heliconius are so colorful in the UV range compared to the yellow pigment of close relatives lacking the UV opsin duplicate.
Phylogenetic relationships of subfamilies and circumscription of tribes in the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea)
A comprehensive tribal‐level classification for the world’s subfamilies of Hesperiidae, the skipper butterflies, is proposed for the first time, and eight pyrgine and six hesperiine tribes are recognized, including the new tribe Moncini.
Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In : Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness
This dissertation aims to provide a history of web exceptionalism from 1989 to 2002, a period chosen in order to explore its roots as well as specific cases up to and including the year in which descriptions of “Web 2.0” began to circulate.
Anchored phylogenomics illuminates the skipper butterfly tree of life
- Emmanuel F. A. Toussaint, Jesse W. Breinholt, A. Kawahara
- BiologyBMC Evolutionary Biology
- 19 June 2018
Anchored Hybrid Enrichment sequencing resulted in a large amount of data that built the foundation for a new, robust evolutionary tree of skippers, and changes understanding of the skipper tree of life.
Hostplant change and paleoclimatic events explain diversification shifts in skipper butterflies (Family: Hesperiidae)
It is hypothesized that although monocot feeding was an intrinsic trait that allowed exploration of novel niches, the lack of extensive availability of monocots comprised an extrinsic limitation for niche exploration.
Ten genes and two topologies: an exploration of higher relationships in skipper butterflies (Hesperiidae)
- R. Sahoo, A. Warren, N. Wahlberg, A. Brower, V. Lukhtanov, U. Kodandaramaiah
- 6 December 2016
It is concluded that there is insufficient phylogenetic evidence in the molecular dataset to resolve the higher-level phylogenetic relationships of skipper butterflies and two distinct but equally plausible topologies among subfamilies at the base of the tree are found.
Seasonality and Phenology of the Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea and hesperioidea) of Mexico’s Calakmul Region
The phenology of species with greater relative abundance was analyzed in relation to wingspan as a parameter of adult size and the small and medium-sized groups, taken together, showed variations in species richness.