Apparent 'sympatric' speciation in ecologically similar herbivorous beetles facilitated by multiple colonizations of an island.

@article{Jordal2006ApparentS,
  title={Apparent 'sympatric' speciation in ecologically similar herbivorous beetles facilitated by multiple colonizations of an island.},
  author={Bjarte Henry Jordal and Brent C. Emerson and Godfrey M. Hewitt},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={2935-47}
}
Coexistence of recently diverged and ecologically similar sister species in complete sympatry represents a particularly compelling case for sympatric speciation. This study investigates the possible sympatric origin of two coexisting bark beetle taxa that utilize the same host plant on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. Aphanarthrum subglabrum and Aphanarthrum glabrum ssp. nudum breed inside dead twigs of Euphorbia lamarckii plants and are closely related to the allopatric A. glabrum… CONTINUE READING

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