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Diverse Cretaceous larvae reveal the evolutionary and behavioural history of antlions and lacewings
- D. Badano, M. Engel, A. Basso, Bo Wang, P. Cerretti
- Environmental Science, GeographyNature Communications
- 22 August 2018
An improved understanding of the evolutionary history of antlions and relatives supports the conclusion that hunting strategies, such as camouflage and fossoriality, were acquired early within the lineage.
Phylogeny of Myrmeleontiformia based on larval morphology (Neuropterida: Neuroptera)
The results suggest that Ascalaphidae may not be monophyletic, as they collapse into an unresolved polytomy under the Bayesian analysis, and the recovered phylogenetic relationships diverge from the traditional classification scheme for ascalaphids.
Explosive radiation or uninformative genes? Origin and early diversification of tachinid flies (Diptera: Tachinidae).
Molecular phylogeny and evolution of world Tachinidae (Diptera).
Signal through the noise? Phylogeny of the Tachinidae (Diptera) as inferred from morphological evidence
The history of tachinid systematics is reviewed and the first quantitative phylogenetic analysis of the family based on morphological data is presented, suggesting that ovipary may have evolved several times independently from ovolarviparous ancestors.
MOSCHweb — a matrix-based interactive key to the genera of the Palaearctic Tachinidae (Insecta, Diptera)
This work provides a general overview of features and technical specifications of an original interactive key web application for the identification of Palaearctic Tachinidae genera and proposes a standardized protocol for dealing with detailed and standardized taxa descriptions.
First fossil of an oestroid fly (Diptera: Calyptratae: Oestroidea) and the dating of oestroid divergences
The first unambiguous fossil of Oestroidea is described based on a specimen discovered in amber from the Dominican Republic and provides new insight into the timing and rate of oestroid diversification and highlight the rapid radiation of some of the most diverse and ecologically important families of flies.
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
Author(s): Thomson, Scott A; Pyle, Richard L; Ahyong, Shane T; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel; Ammirati, Joe; Araya, Juan Francisco; Ascher, John S; Audisio, Tracy Lynn; Azevedo-Santos, Valter M; Bailly,…
Phylogenomic analysis of Calyptratae: resolving the phylogenetic relationships within a major radiation of Diptera
- Sujatha Narayanan Kutty, K. Meusemann, T. Pape
- BiologyCladistics : the international journal of the…
- 1 December 2019
The phylogenomic data cannot confidently place the remaining blowfly subfamilies and compared to hypotheses from the Sanger sequencing era, many clades within the muscoid grade are congruent but now have much higher support.
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 paper…