Elusive ditrysian phylogeny: an account of combining systematized morphology with molecular data (Lepidoptera)

@article{Heikkil2015ElusiveDP,
  title={Elusive ditrysian phylogeny: an account of combining systematized morphology with molecular data (Lepidoptera)},
  author={Maria Heikkil{\"a} and Marko Mutanen and Niklas Wahlberg and Pasi Sihvonen and Lauri Kaila},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={15}
}
BackgroundDitrysia comprise close to 99 % of all butterflies and moths. The evolutionary relationships among the ditrysian superfamilies have received considerable attention in phylogenetic studies based on DNA and transcriptomic data, but the deepest divergences remain for large parts unresolved or contradictory. To obtain complementary insight into the evolutionary history of the clade, and to test previous hypotheses on the subdivision of Ditrysia based on morphology, we examine the… Expand
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