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Phylogeny of Myrmeleontiformia based on larval morphology (Neuropterida: Neuroptera)
The suborder Myrmeleontiformia is a derived lineage of lacewings (Insecta: Neuroptera) including the families Psychopsidae, Nemopteridae, Nymphidae, Ascalaphidae and Myrmeleontidae. In particular,Expand
Diverse Cretaceous larvae reveal the evolutionary and behavioural history of antlions and lacewings
Myrmeleontiformia are an ancient group of lacewing insects characterized by predatory larvae with unusual morphologies and behaviours. Mostly soil dwellers with a soft cuticle, their larvae fossilizeExpand
Explosive radiation or uninformative genes? Origin and early diversification of tachinid flies (Diptera: Tachinidae).
Molecular phylogenetic studies at all taxonomic levels often infer rapid radiation events based on short, poorly resolved internodes. While such rapid episodes of diversification are an important andExpand
MOSCHweb — a matrix-based interactive key to the genera of the Palaearctic Tachinidae (Insecta, Diptera)
Abstract We provide a general overview of features and technical specifications of an original interactive key web application for the identification of Palaearctic Tachinidae genera. The full listExpand
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
Taxonomy is a scientific discipline that has provided the universal naming and classification system of biodiversity for centuries and continues effectively to accommodate new knowledge. Expand
First fossil of an oestroid fly (Diptera: Calyptratae: Oestroidea) and the dating of oestroid divergences
Calyptrate flies include about 22,000 extant species currently classified into Hippoboscoidea (tsetse, louse, and bat flies), the muscoid grade (house flies and relatives) and the Oestroidea (blowExpand
Phylogenomic analysis of Calyptratae: resolving the phylogenetic relationships within a major radiation of Diptera
The Calyptratae, one of the most species‐rich fly clades, only originated and diversified after the Cretaceous–Palaeogene extinction event and yet exhibit high species diversity and a diverse array of life history strategies including predation, phytophagy, saprophagy, haematophagy and parasitism. Expand
Annotated host catalogue for the Tachinidae (Diptera) of Italy
An annotated host catalogue is given for the Tachinidae of Italy. It comprises 180 tachinid species reared from 310 arthropod hosts belonging to seven insect orders and one chilopod order. The paperExpand
Annotated catalogue of the Tachinidae (Insecta, Diptera) of the Afrotropical Region, with the description of seven new genera
Abstract The Tachinidae of the Afrotropical Region are catalogued and seven genera and eight species are newly described. There are 237 genera and 1126 species recognized, of which 101 genera andExpand
Remarkable Rhinophoridae in a growing generic genealogy (Diptera: Calyptratae, Oestroidea)
Four new genera (Apomorphyto gen.n. from Costa Rica, Bixinia gen.n. from Australia, Rhinodonia gen.n. from New Caledonia, Rhinopeza gen.n. from Papua New Guinea) and nine new species (ApomorphytoExpand