The Butterflies of Costa Rica and Their Natural History
- S. Weller
- 1 November 1998
Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study
The results corroborate the broad outlines of the current working phylogenetic hypothesis for Ditrysia, demonstrate that some prominent features of that hypothesis, including the position of the butterflies, need revision, and resolve the majority of family and subfamily relationships within superfamilies as thus far sampled.
A Large-Scale, Higher-Level, Molecular Phylogenetic Study of the Insect Order Lepidoptera (Moths and Butterflies)
This study highlights the challenge of finding optimal topologies when analyzing hundreds of taxa and shows that some nodes get strong support only when analysis is restricted to nonsynonymous change, while total change is necessary for strong support of others.
Can Deliberately Incomplete Gene Sample Augmentation Improve a Phylogeny Estimate for the Advanced Moths and Butterflies (Hexapoda: Lepidoptera)?
This node (Gelechioidea + Apoditrysia), tentatively proposed by previous authors on the basis of four morphological synapomorphies, is the first major subset of ditrysian superfamilies to receive strong statistical support in any phylogenetic study.
Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In : Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness
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.
Integration of DNA barcoding into an ongoing inventory of complex tropical biodiversity
- D. Janzen, W. Hallwachs, John-James Wilson
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMolecular Ecology Resources
- 1 May 2009
Adding DNA barcoding to the inventory of the caterpillars, their food plants and parasitoids in northwestern Costa Rica has substantially improved the quality and depth of the inventory, and greatly multiplied the number of situations requiring further taxonomic work for resolution.
Utility and evolution of cytochrome b in insects.
It is found that functional conservation of amino acids occurs for the same regions as those found in vertebrates with the exception of Mallophaga (lice), and the total evidence tree casts doubt on the traditional taxonomy of the group.
The evolution of chemical defences and mating systems in tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae)
The origin and evolution of allelochemical sequestration in tiger moths (Arctiidae) is a complex interplay of larval and adult strategies and phylogenetic history, andylogenetic inertia best explains the presence of adult collection and use of PAs in the absence of larvals sequestration.
cladistic study of the Arctiidae (Lepidoptera) using characters of immatures and adults
Phylogenetic Placement of Rickettsiae from the Ticks Amblyomma americanum and Ixodes scapularis
- S. Weller, G. Baldridge, U. Munderloh, H. Noda, J. Simser, T. Kurtti
- BiologyJournal of Clinical Microbiology
- 1 May 1998
The phylogenetic results implied three evolutionary lineages of SFG rickettsiae and that WB-8-2 and MOAa were most closely related toR.