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Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life
Flies are one of four superradiations of insects (along with beetles, wasps, and moths) that account for the majority of animal life on Earth. Diptera includes species known for their ubiquity (MuscaExpand
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Homology and phylogenetic implications of male genitalia in Diptera - Eremoneura
Homologies of male genitalic structures in the Eremoneura (Empidoidea + Cyclorrhapha) are examined and implications for the phylogenetic relationships of the included families are discussed in lightExpand
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The morphology, higher-level phylogeny and classification of the Empidoidea (Diptera)
4 Introduction 4 Materials and Methods 6 Materials 6 Cladistic analysis 7 Taxon sampling 7 Monophyly of the Eremoneura 15 Historical Review of the Phylogeny of the Empidoidea 16 Description ofExpand
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The evolution of asymmetric genitalia in spiders and insects
Asymmetries are a pervading phenomenon in otherwise bilaterally symmetric organisms and recent studies have highlighted their potential impact on our understanding of fundamental evolutionaryExpand
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Basal cold but not heat tolerance constrains plasticity among Drosophila species (Diptera: Drosophilidae)
Thermal tolerance and its plasticity are important for understanding ectotherm responses to climate change. However, it is unclear whether plasticity is traded‐off at the expense of basal thermalExpand
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The phylogenetic relationships among infraorders and superfamilies of Diptera based on morphological evidence
Members of the megadiverse insect order Diptera (flies) have successfully colonized all continents and nearly all habitats. There are more than 154 000 described fly species, representing 10–12% ofExpand
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Sixteen genera are recognized in the Clinocerinae (Diptera: Empididae): Dipsomyia Bezzi, Proagomyia Collin, Asymphyloptera Collin, Proclinopyga Melander, Rhyacodromia Saigusa, Trichoclinocera Collin,Expand
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Homology and phylogenetic implications of male genitalia in diptera - lower Brachycera
Homology of male genitalic structures in the lower Brachycera is examined and implications for the phylogenetic relationships of the included families are discussed in light of other characters. TheExpand
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Introduced insect fauna of an oceanic archipelago: The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Oceanic islands are susceptible to invasion by exotic species of plants and animals that are introduced either intentionally or unintentionally by human action. Most tropical oceanic islands now haveExpand
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The life-cycle of Philornis downsi (Diptera: Muscidae) parasitizing Darwin's finches and its impacts on nestling survival.
The fly, Philornis downsi Dodge & Aitken, was first collected in 1964 on the Galápagos Islands and is now widespread across the archipelago. Virtually nothing is known about the behaviour and ecologyExpand
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