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Morphology and DNA barcoding reveal three cryptic species within the Xylophanes neoptolemus and loelia species-groups (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)
Three new species are described within the genus Xylophanes, of which the first is known only from Guerrero and Michoacan states in Mexico while the second is widely distributed in lowland forests of Central America and the third is relatives of X. neoptolemus.
Evolution of Manduca sexta hornworms and relatives: biogeographical analysis reveals an ancestral diversification in Central America.
When species matches are unavailable are DNA barcodes correctly assigned to higher taxa? An assessment using sphingid moths
The results suggest that barcode reference libraries can be useful for higher taxon assignments long before they achieve complete species coverage, and if no genus match is available the query can nevertheless be assigned to a subfamily with high accuracy regardless of library completeness.
Observations on the colony activity of the Asian hornet Vespa velutina Lepeletier 1836 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Vespinae) in France
Observations were made in the south-west region of France on the activity and behaviour of Vespa velutina workers from a nest reared in captivity as well as from free-living colonies to better assess its impact on biodiversity in France.
Australian Sphingidae – DNA Barcodes Challenge Current Species Boundaries and Distributions
- R. Rougerie, I. Kitching, J. Haxaire, S. Miller, A. Hausmann, P. Hebert
- Environmental Science, BiologyPloS one
- 2 July 2014
This study has established that overlooked cryptic diversity and inaccurate species delineation produced significant misconceptions concerning diversity and distribution patterns in a group of insects that is considered well known taxonomically.
A revised and annotated checklist of the Brazilian Sphingidae with new records, taxonomical notes, and description of one new species (Lepidoptera Sphingidae)
THE LATITUDINAL DISTRIBUTION OF SPHINGID SPECIES RICHNESS IN CONTINENTAL SOUTHEAST ASIA: WHAT CAUSES THE BIODIVERSITY 'HOT SPOT' IN NORTHERN THAILAND?
The species richness of most organisms follows a latitudinal gradient with higher richness towards the equator. However, recently available data on sphingid moths from continental Southeast Asia…
A hawk moths fauna of southern Maranhão state, Brazil, with description of a new species of Orecta Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 and the female of Nyceryx mielkei Haxaire, 2009 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)
DNA barcodes and morphology reveal a hybrid hawkmoth in Tahiti (Lepidoptera : Sphingidae)
The potential of DNA barcodes to detect overlooked hybrid taxa, particularly among those taxa that are very rare, such as those known from only the type specimen, is demonstrated.
Revision of the genus Hoplodrina Boursin, 1937 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Xyleninae). I. Hoplodrina octogenaria (Goeze, 1781) and its sister species H. alsinides (Costantini, 1922) sp. rev. in Europe
The adults and their genitalia of the European Hoplodrina octogenaria are illustrated and DNA barcodes, as well as genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism data collected by fractional genome sequencing (ddRAD), of the two species are provided.