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TACHINIDAE: evolution, behavior, and ecology.
Way in which investigation of these parasitoids provides insight into such topics as biogeographic patterns of diversity, the evolution of ecological specialization, the tritrophic context of enemy-herbivore interactions, and the role of host location behavior in shaping host range is highlighted.
Explosive radiation or uninformative genes? Origin and early diversification of tachinid flies (Diptera: Tachinidae).
Molecular phylogeny and evolution of world Tachinidae (Diptera).
Evolutionary diversification of the gall midge genus Asteromyia (Cecidomyiidae) in a multitrophic ecological context.
Symbiont‐mediated phenotypic variation without co‐evolution in an insect–fungus association
- E. M. Janson, E. Peeden, J. O. Stireman, P. Abbot
- BiologyJournal of evolutionary biology
- 1 October 2010
Recent studies have shown that symbionts can be a source of adaptive phenotypic variation for their hosts. It is assumed that co‐evolution between hosts and symbionts underlies these ecologically…
Molecular phylogenetics and piercer evolution in the bug‐killing flies (Diptera: Tachinidae: Phasiinae)
The first molecular systematic analysis of Phasiinae is presented, including 128 worldwide taxa (80 genera) and approximately 7.6 kb of nuclear data representing four genes, and suggests that piercing structures used to insert eggs directly into host tissues have evolved separately in a number of groups, but have also been lost or reduced in several lineages.
Dissecting the association between a gall midge, Asteromyia carbonifera, and its symbiotic fungus, Botryosphaeria dothidea
It is concluded that this association between the Ambrosia gall midge and its fungal associate Botryosphaeria dothidea is an obligatory mutualism with respect to successful gall formation, corroborate recent findings that the primary food source of the midge is the gall fungus.
Species Richness and Host Associations of Lepidoptera-Attacking Tachinidae in the Northeast Ecuadorian Andes
Additional rearing of Lepidoptera, as well as other herbivorous insect taxa, along with the use of additional collecting methods will be necessary to achieve a more accurate understanding of the richness of tropical Tachinidae and their contribution to broader patterns of tropical biodiversity.
Geography is more important than host plant use for the population genetic structure of a generalist insect herbivore
- Mayra C. Vidal, T. W. Quinn, J. O. Stireman, R. Tinghitella, Shannon M. Murphy
- Environmental ScienceMolecular ecology
- 1 September 2019
This study tested how diet breadth, host plant species and geographic distance influence population divergence of the fall webworm and found clear genetic and morphological distinction between red‐ and black‐headed FW, and Colorado FW formed a genetic cluster distinct from other locations.
The ecology and evolution of tachinid-host associations
- J. O. Stireman
- Environmental Science