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Poleward shifts in geographical ranges of butterfly species associated with regional warming
Mean global temperatures have risen this century, and further warming is predicted to continue for the next 50–100 years. Some migratory species can respond rapidly to yearly climate variation by
Species richness of Coleoptera in mature managed and old-growth boreal forests in southern Finland
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The beetle (Coleoptera) fauna of old-growth spruce (Picea abies) forest was compared with that from managed mature and overmature forests in southern Finland and the species richness of Coleoptera as a whole was higher in overmatures than in mature managed stands, suggesting the value of long-rotation stands in preserving species assemblages typical ofold-growth forests may be limited.
Comprehensive gene and taxon coverage elucidates radiation patterns in moths and butterflies
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A rigorous and comprehensive analysis of lepidopteran affinities found Ditrysia to be a monophyletic taxon with the clade Tischerioidea + Palaephatoidea being the sister group of it and Butterflies were found to be more closely related to ‘microlepidopterans’ groups of moths rather than the clades Macrolepidoptera, where they have traditionally been placed.
A new molecular phylogeny offers hope for a stable family level classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera)
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A new molecular phylogeny offers hope for a stable family level classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera) for the first time in more than a century.
Cretaceous origin and repeated tertiary diversification of the redefined butterflies
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The results suggest that the butterflies, as traditionally understood, are paraphyletic, with Papilionidae being the sister-group to Hesperioidea, Hedyloidea and all other butterflies, and the families in the current three superfamilies should be placed in a single superfamily PapilionoideA.
Phylogeny of the superfamily Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an exemplar approach
  • L. Kaila
  • Medicine, Biology
    Cladistics : the international journal of the…
  • 1 August 2004
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Detritivory/fungivory may have evolved only twice within Gelechioidea, though the evolution of larval food substrate use frequently reverses, and it is recommended that no further family group names are introduced within the Gelechiidea unless based on a rigorous analysis of inter‐relationships.
Dead trees left in clear-cuts benefit saproxylic Coleoptera adapted to natural disturbances in boreal forest
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It is concluded that dead trunks left in the clear-cut areas may host not only generalist saproxylic species but also many beetle species specialized to warm, sun-exposed environments, and such species may not be able to survive in closed forests.
Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera)
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The interrelationships within the superfamily Gelechioidea are examined using the densest taxon sampling to date, combined with the most extensive ever morphological and molecular character data, and a revision of the family classification is proposed.
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.
Elusive ditrysian phylogeny: an account of combining systematized morphology with molecular data (Lepidoptera)
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The large morphological dataset provides information on the diversity and distribution of morphological traits in Ditrysia, and can be used in future research on the evolution of these traits, in identification keys and in identification of fossil Lepidoptera.
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