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Ancient Neotropical origin and recent recolonisation: Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea).
We present the first dated higher-level phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of the butterfly family Riodinidae. This family is distributed worldwide, but more than 90% of the c. 1500 species areExpand
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Microbial Communities of Lycaenid Butterflies Do Not Correlate with Larval Diet
Herbivores possess many counteradaptations to plant defenses, and a growing body of research describes the role of symbiotic gut bacteria in mediating herbivorous diets among insects. However,Expand
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Speciation dynamics and biogeography of Neotropical spiral gingers (Costaceae).
Species can arise via the divisive effects of allopatry as well as due to ecological and/or reproductive character displacement within sympatric populations. Two separate lineages of Costaceae areExpand
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Spiraling into History: A Molecular Phylogeny and Investigation of Biogeographic Origins and Floral Evolution for the Genus Costus
Abstract Rapid radiations are notoriously difficult to resolve, yet understanding phylogenetic patterns in such lineages can be useful for investigating evolutionary processes associated withExpand
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Cycad-feeding insects share a core gut microbiome
Five insect species including three species of weevils (Coleoptera) and two species of lycaenid butterflies (Lepidoptera) that feed exclusively on the carcinogenic and neurotoxic tissues of cycadsExpand
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Combining stable isotope analysis with DNA metabarcoding improves inferences of trophic ecology
Knowing what animals eat is fundamental to our ability to understand and manage biodiversity and ecosystems, but researchers often must rely on indirect methods to infer trophic position and foodExpand
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Evolution of species diversity in the genus Chamaecostus (Costaceae): molecular phylogenetics and morphometric approaches
While most species within the genus Chamaecostus (Costaceae) are well defined, the broad geographic range and long list of synonyms associated with Chamaecostus subsessilis led us to believe thereExpand
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A First Record of Anatrachyntis badia (Hodges 1962) (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) on Zamia integrifolia (Zamiaceae)
Summary This paper describes the first record of the cosmopolitan moth Anatrachyntis badia on the native Florida cycad Zamia integrifolia, and discusses its possible pollination benefit for thisExpand
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An ancient push-pull pollination mechanism in cycads
Thermogenic push-pull mechanisms are ancestral features of the specialized brood parasite pollination system of cycads. Most cycads engage in brood-site pollination mutualisms, yet the mechanism byExpand
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The Ecology and Evolution of Cycads and Their Symbionts
Interactions among species are responsible for generating much of the biodiversity that we see today, yet coevolved associations with high species specificity are rare in nature and have sometimesExpand
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