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Geometric morphometrics as a tool for interpreting evolutionary transitions in the black fly wing (Diptera: Simuliidae)
A geometric morphometric analysis was conducted on wing-vein landmarks on exemplar species of the family Simuliidae of the following genera: Parasimulium, Gymnopais, Twinnia, Helodon, Prosimulium,Expand
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Dispersal and diversification: macroevolutionary implications of the MacArthur–Wilson model, illustrated by Simulium (Inseliellum) Rubstov (Diptera: Simuliidae)
Aim Provide an empirical test of the radiation zone hypothesis of the MacArthur– Wilson theory of island biogeography using the taxon-pulse hypothesis of Erwin and Brooks Parsimony Analysis (BPA) onExpand
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Isolation and characterization of 11 microsatellite loci from the black fly, Simulium negativum (Diptera: Simuliidae)
Eleven polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and developed from the black fly, Simulium negativum, a member of the Simulium arcticum sibling species complex. The observed heterozygosity ofExpand
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A taxonomic revision of the southwestern Pacific subgenus Hebridosimulium (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium)
4 Introduction 5 Geographic setting 7 Vanuatu 7 Fiji 7 Material and methods 7 General collecting 7 Morphological 13 Illustrations 14 Taxonomy 14 Cytological 14 Deposition of material 15 Key to theExpand
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A cytological study of the Pacific black fly Simulium cataractarum (Diptera: Simuliidae)
Polytene chromosomes from the salivary glands of Simulium cataractarum larvae from the islands of Moorea and Tahiti were examined. Intraspecific comparisons revealed a polymorphism in the short armExpand
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An intra- and inter-island study of the polytene chromosomes of Simulium exasperans (Diptera: Simuliidae)
The polytene chromosome banding pattern of Simulium exasperans (Craig, 1987) is described for the first time. Three populations of S. exasperans from Moorea and Tahiti were examined cytologically.Expand
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