Evaluating DNA Barcoding for Species Identification and Discovery in European Gracillariid Moths

  title={Evaluating DNA Barcoding for Species Identification and Discovery in European Gracillariid Moths},
  author={Carlos Lopez‐Vaamonde and Natalia I. Kirichenko and A. Cama and Camiel Doorenweerd and H. Charles J. Godfray and Antoine Guiguet and Stanislav Gomboc and Peter Huemer and Jean-François Landry and Ale{\vs} La{\vs}tůvka and Zdeněk La{\vs}tůvka and Kyung Min Lee and David C. Lees and Marko Mutanen and Erik J. van Nieukerken and Andreas H. Segerer and Paolo Triberti and Christian Wieser and Rodolphe Rougerie},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution},
Gracillariidae is the most species-rich leaf-mining moth family with over 2,000 described species worldwide. In Europe, there are 263 valid named species recognized, many of which are difficult to identify using morphology only. Here we explore the use of DNA barcodes as a tool for identification and species discovery in European gracillariids. We present a barcode library including 6,791 COI sequences representing 242 of the 263 (92%) resident species. Our results indicate high congruence… 

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