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A Large-Scale, Higher-Level, Molecular Phylogenetic Study of the Insect Order Lepidoptera (Moths and Butterflies)
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This study highlights the challenge of finding optimal topologies when analyzing hundreds of taxa and shows that some nodes get strong support only when analysis is restricted to nonsynonymous change, while total change is necessary for strong support of others. Expand
An annotated catalog of fossil and subfossil Lepidoptera (Insecta: Holometabola) of the world
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The fossil records of Lepidoptera described formally or informally in the world literature are assembled, with a total of 667 records dealing with at least 4,568 specimens, including lepidopteran fossils which cannot be placed in any taxonomic rank. Expand
Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In : Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness
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This dissertation aims to provide a history of web exceptionalism from 1989 to 2002, a period chosen in order to explore its roots as well as specific cases up to and including the year in which descriptions of “Web 2.0” began to circulate. Expand
A molecular phylogeny and revised classification for the oldest ditrysian moth lineages (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea), with implications for ancestral feeding habits of the mega‐diverse Ditrysia
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The largest tineoid molecular study to date, sampling five to 19 nuclear gene regions in 62 species, and suggests that the earliest ditrysians may typically have been detritivores and/or fungivores as larvae, like most extant tineoids, rather than host‐specific feeders. Expand
A molecular phylogeny and revised higher‐level classification for the leaf‐mining moth family Gracillariidae and its implications for larval host‐use evolution
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An exploratory mapping of larval host‐use traits on the phylogeny shows strong conservation of modes of leaf mining but much higher lability of associations with host plant orders and families, suggesting that host shifts could play a significant role in gracillariid diversification. Expand
A Molecular Phylogeny for Yponomeutoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Ditrysia) and Its Implications for Classification, Biogeography and the Evolution of Host Plant Use
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The first robust molecular phylogeny for Yponomeutoidea is provided, together with a revised classification and new insights into their life history evolution and biogeography. Expand
Priors and Posteriors in Bayesian Timing of Divergence Analyses: The Age of Butterflies Revisited
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A time-calibrated genus-level phylogeny of butterflies (Papilionoidea), including 994 taxa, up to 10 gene fragments and an unprecedented set of 12 fossils and 10 host-plant node calibration points is generated, providing a comprehensive source of secondary calibrations for studies on butterflies. Expand
New fossils of Elateridae (Insecta, Coleoptera) from Early Cretaceous Jinju Formation (South Korea) with their implications to evolutionary diversity of extinct Protagrypninae
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Two new genera and species of Elateridae are described based on two pairs of fossils from the late Early Cretaceous Jinju Formation in Jinju City, South Korea, to provide a better understanding of the morphological diversity and occurrence of Protagrypninae through geologic time. Expand
A taxonomic review of Eucalantica Busck (Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae) with descriptions of six new species
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It is suggested that there remains an undiscovered high diversity of Eucalantica in the tropical highlands of Central America. Expand
Phylogeny and feeding trait evolution of the mega‐diverse Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera: Obtectomera): new insight from 19 nuclear genes
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An independent estimate of among‐family relationships of Gelechioidea is provided, showing that gelechioids have a higher total number and percentage of species that are saprophagous as larvae than any other apoditrysian superfamily and that sapropedagy is concentrated primarily in the ‘AXLO clade’. Expand
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