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Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
The phylogeny of all major insect lineages reveals how and when insects diversified and provides a comprehensive reliable scaffold for future comparative analyses of evolutionary innovations among insects.
The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end‐Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution
A phylogeny of beetles based on DNA sequence data from eight nuclear genes, including six single‐copy nuclear protein‐coding genes, for 367 species representing 172 of 183 extant families provides a uniquely well‐resolved temporal and phylogenetic framework for studying patterns of innovation and diversification in Coleoptera.
Ultrastructure of attachment specializations of hexapods (Arthropoda): evolutionary patterns inferred from a revised ordinal phylogeny
The analysis demonstrates, that similar structures (arolium, euplantulae, hairy tarsomeres) have evolved independently in several lineages, and some of them support monophyletic groups (e.g. Embioptera + Dermaptera; Dictyoptera + Phasmatodea; Hymenoptera+ Mecopterida; Neuropterida + Strepsiptera + Coleoptera).
A Revised Interpretation of the Evolution of Attachment Structures in Hexapoda with Special Emphasis on Mantophasmatodea
Characters of hexapod attachment structures were analysed cladistically together with 110 additional morphological characters of immatures and adults. The results suggest the monophyly of Hexapoda,…
Advances in insect phylogeny at the dawn of the postgenomic era.
- Michelle Trautwein, B. Wiegmann, R. Beutel, K. Kjer, D. Yeates
- BiologyAnnual review of entomology
A review of the current consensus of insect relationships provides a foundation for comparative study and offers a framework to evaluate incoming genomic evidence.
The evolution and genomic basis of beetle diversity
- D. McKenna, Seunggwan Shin, R. Beutel
- Biology, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 18 November 2019
Beetles diversity appears to have resulted from multiple factors, including low extinction rates over a long evolutionary history, codiversification with angiosperms, and adaptive radiations of specialized herbivorous beetles following convergent horizontal transfers of microbial genes encoding PCWDEs.
Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga Partim)
This first Coleoptera volume covers the suborders Archostemata, Myxophaga and Adephaga, and the basal series of Polyphaga, with information on world distribution, biology, morphology of all life stages, phylogeny and comments on taxonomy.
Phylogenomics and the evolution of hemipteroid insects
- K. Johnson, C. Dietrich, K. Yoshizawa
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 26 November 2018
The results indicated that thrips (Thysanoptera) are the closest living relatives of true bugs and allies (Hemiptera) and that hemipteroid insects started diversifying before the Carboniferous period, over 365 million years ago.
†Alienoptera — A new insect order in the roach–mantodean twilight zone
Beetles and flies collected on pig carrion in an experimental setting in Thuringia and their forensic implications
The main objective of the study is the establishment of a forensic entomological database for Central Europe, especially Thuringia, where more than 57 species of Diptera belonging to 17 families and 48 species of Coleoptera belonging to 14 families were identified.