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The utility of internally transcribed spacer 2 DNA sequences of the nuclear ribosomal gene for distinguishing sibling species of Trichogramma
The usefulness of the internally transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) of the nuclear ribosomal gene complex is tested for providing taxonomic characters to identify Trichogramma species. The ITS2 sequences ofExpand
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A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) is extremely diverse with an estimated 500 000 species. We present the first phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily based on both morphological and molecular data. AExpand
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The New World genera of Meloidae (Coleoptera): a key and synopsis
This paper reviews the 77 Old World genera of blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae). Included is a key to genera and a synopsis of each genus. The generic synopses incorporate synonyms, number ofExpand
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Phylogenetic studies of Meloidae (Coleoptera), with emphasis on the evolution of phoresy
One of the most recent classifications of Meloidae is based on the assumption that phoretic first‐instar larvae evolved twice in the family, once in Meloinae and again in Nemognathinae. WithinExpand
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The Old World genera of Meloidae (Coleoptera): a key and synopsis
This paper reviews the 77 Old World genera of blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae). Included is a key to genera and a synopsis of each genus. The generic synopses incorporate synonyms, number ofExpand
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Variation in reproductive compatibility in Trichogramma and its taxonomic significance (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)
One hundred thirty-two cross-breeding experiments among populations of Trichogramma pretiosum Riley, T. deion Pinto and Oatman, and the T. minutum Riley complex are summarized. Results show thatExpand
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Slide mounting Techniques For Trichogramma (Trichogrammatidae) And Other Minute Parasitic Hymenoptera
Methods for preparing Canada balsam slides of Trichogramma and similarlysized parasitic Hymenoptera are presented. Included are procedures for transferring to balsam, specimens that were originallyExpand
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The taxonomy of North American Epicauta (Coleoptera: Meloidae), with a revision of the nominate subgenus and a survey of courtship behavior.
"Epicauta" is the largest genus of blister beetles in North America, as well as the meloid genus of greatest economic importance. This study treats all of the continent's 173 species and includesExpand
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