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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.
Molecular phylogenetics of Erebidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea)
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The first large‐scale molecular phylogenetic analysis of the moth family Erebidae is undertaken, including almost all subfamilies, as well as most tribes and subtribes, revealing a well‐resolved skeleton phylogenetic hypothesis with 18 major lineages.
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.
Barcoding Beetles: A Regional Survey of 1872 Species Reveals High Identification Success and Unusually Deep Interspecific Divergences
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The current results indicate that DNA barcodes distinguish species of beetles remarkably well, establishing their potential to provide an effective identification tool for this order and to accelerate the discovery of new beetle species.
Phylogeny of the mega-diverse Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera): adaptations and determinants of success.
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Diverse feeding modes, specialization among saprophages, repeated shifts to phytophagy, and a generally high specialization rate on single plant species (monophagy) are the major factors behind the success of the Gelechioidea.
Comprehensive Molecular Sampling Yields a Robust Phylogeny for Geometrid Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
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This study provides the first comprehensive phylogeny of the Geometridae in a global context, and results generally agree with the other, more restricted studies, suggesting that the general phylogenetic patterns of theGeometricridae are now well-established.
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