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Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
Toward an insect evolution resolution Insects are the most diverse group of animals, with the largest number of species. However, many of the evolutionary relationships between insect species have… Expand
Strepsipteran brains and effects of miniaturization (Insecta)
Abstract The brain and suboesophageal complex of adult and larval Strepsiptera were examined, described and reconstructed 3-dimensionally. The results are compared to conditions found in other small… Expand
Endopterygote systematics – where do we stand and what is the goal (Hexapoda, Arthropoda)?
Abstract. Impressive progress has been made recently in the systematics of holometabolous insects. Nevertheless, important questions remain controversial, and uncertainties concerning the… Expand
The phylogeny of Strepsiptera (Hexapoda)
Previous phylogenetic analyses of Strepsiptera have been limited to characters from only males or first instar larvae, and by poor taxonomic sampling. This investigation is the first cladistic… Expand
The evolution of Strepsiptera (Hexapoda).
An evolutionary scenario for the enigmatic group Strepsiptera is provided, based on the results of a comprehensive cladistic analysis of characters of all life stages. A recently described… Expand
The evolution and genomic basis of beetle diversity
- D. McKenna, S. Shin, +21 authors R. Beutel
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 18 November 2019
Significance We inferred the phylogeny and evolution of beetles using genomic data of an unprecedented scale. Moreover, we documented the diversification of plant-feeding (herbivorous) beetles, which… Expand
The head of Merope tuber (Meropeidae) and the phylogeny of Mecoptera (Hexapoda).
External and internal features of the head of adults of Merope tuber were examined and described in detail. The results were compared to conditions found in other members of Mecoptera and other… Expand
Morphological and molecular evidence converge upon a robust phylogeny of the megadiverse Holometabola
We present the largest morphological character set ever compiled for Holometabola. This was made possible through an optimized acquisition of data. Based on our analyses and recently published… Expand
The Fossil Strepsiptera (Insecta: Strepsiptera)
Three new species of Strepsiptera are described and six additional species are discussed. The oldest fossil records are of four species from several Eocene sites in Europe (Geiseltal, Messel, Baltic… Expand
The ants (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Socotra Archipelago
A b stract: The ant species recorded from Socotra Island and the outlying islands of Samha, Darsa and Abd al-Kuri are listed and a key to the workers is presented. Scanning electron micrographs are… Expand