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The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end‐Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution
A phylogeny of beetles based on DNA sequence data from eight nuclear genes, including six single‐copy nuclear protein‐coding genes, for 367 species representing 172 of 183 extant families provides a uniquely well‐resolved temporal and phylogenetic framework for studying patterns of innovation and diversification in Coleoptera. Expand
Phylogeny and evolution of Staphyliniformia and Scarabaeiformia: forest litter as a stepping stone for diversification of nonphytophagous beetles
The phylogeny of Staphyliniformia is reconstructed using DNA sequences from nuclear 28S rDNA and the nuclear protein‐coding gene CAD for 282 species representing all living families and most subfamilies, with a representative sample of Scarabaeiformia serving as a near outgroup, and three additional beetles as more distant outgroups. Expand
A Molecular Phylogeny of the Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
This first comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily Chalcidoidea based on a molecular analysis of 18S and 28S ribosomal gene regions for 19 families, 72 subfamilies, 343 genera and 649 species finds no impact of alignment method, and few but substantial differences between likelihood and parsimony approaches. Expand
An Overview of the Classification and Evolution of the Major Scarab Beetle Clades (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) Based on Preliminary Molecular Analyses
Based on the preliminary molecular phylogenetic results, Scarabaeoidea includes three major groups: 1) Geotrupidae, Passalidae, and Pleocomidae; 2) Lucanidae, Diphyllostomatidae, Trogidae, and Glaresidae; and 3) Hybosoridae, Ochodaeidae, Glaphyraceae, and ScarabAEidae. Expand
Hexamethyldisilazane - A Chemical Alternative For Drying Insects
For three groups of Eulophidae, Encyrtidae and miscellaneous Chalcidoidea, the CPD specimens were of consistently higher quality for all groups, although the overall differences between CPD and HMDS specimens were marginal. Expand
Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of the food relocation behaviour of the dung beetle tribe Eucraniini (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae : Scarabaeinae)
A phylogenetic analysis using 28S and 18S rDNA provides evidence that the tribe Eucraniini is a monophyletic group and the sister-group of the Phanaeini and Dichotomiini, and suggests that rolling behaviour in the Scarabaeinae evolved at least twice during their evolution. Expand
Phylogeny and behaviour of the Gollumiellinae, a new subfamily of the ant‐parasitic Eucharitidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)
The molecular phylogeny contradicts previous morphological hypotheses, in which Gollumiella and Anorasema are within Eucharitini, and suggests that very distinct traits such as the fusion of the pronotum and prepectus in adults and the Fusion of the first two tergites of the planidia are convergent apomorphies. Expand
Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Control by Dissemination of Synthetic Female Sex Pheromone
Permeation of a synthetic pheromone mixture through an isolated Asian pear orchard provided excellent control of the codling moth in the Sacramento Valley of California during a 2-yr period. TheExpand
Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the Nearctic fauna, with a revised synonymic check list
The taxonomy of the Nearctic species in the genus Catocala is reviewed, and a revised check list presented, with 23 new synonymsies, 3 revised synonymies, 8 new statuses and 1 revised status. Expand
Plusiotis alfredolaui , a new sibling species of P. badeni Boucard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae)
Plusiotis alfredolaui is described from the vicinity of Fortin de las Flores, Veracruz, Mexico. It is very closely related to P baden, Boucard, and is nearly indistinguishable externally. The maleExpand