Evolution and phylogeny of the scarab subtribe Anisopliina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini)

  title={Evolution and phylogeny of the scarab subtribe Anisopliina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini)},
  author={Mary Liz Jameson and Estefan{\'i}a Mic{\'o} and E. Galante},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
Abstract The subtribe Anisopliina (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini) is associated with grasses, and its species are distributed in the Palaearctic, Oriental, Ethiopian, Nearctic and Neotropical biogeographical regions. Phylogenetic analysis of adult morphological characters was conducted to examine the monophyly and classification of the group, as well as to examine characters associated with grass pollinivory and graminivory. We review the biology, phylogeny and classification of the… Expand
Mediterranean diversification of the grass‐feeding Anisopliina beetles (Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Anomalini) as inferred by bootstrap‐averaged dispersal–vicariance analysis
The results confirm the role played by the Eastern Mediterranean as an evolutionary cradle of diversity for Mediterranean lineages and suggest that the anisopliine clade originated in the Late Tertiary and that its spatial and temporal evolution within the Mediterranean Basin coincided with that of its major food source, the Mediterranean Poaceae. Expand
Floral Associations of Cyclocephaline Scarab Beetles
The most important areas for future research include elucidating the factors that attract cyclocephalines to flowers including floral scent chemistry and thermogenesis, determining whether cyclocephaline dicot visitation is truly limited to the New World, and inferring evolutionary relationships within the Cyclocephalini to rigorously test vicarance hypotheses, host plant shifts, and mutualisms with angiosperms. Expand
The Distribution of Aranciocystis muskarensis ( Neogregarinida : Ophryocystidae ) in Populations of Anisoplia segetum Herbst ( Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae ) in Turkey and Its Relationship with Climatic Factors
This study was conducted for determining the relation between climatic factors and Aranciocystis muskarensis (Neogregarinida: Ophryocystidae) infection in Anisoplia segetum (Herbst) (Coleoptera:Expand
Aranciocystis muskarensis n. gen., n. sp., a neogregarine pathogen of the Anisoplia segetum Herbst (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).
Morphological, ultrastructural and molecular features indicate that the previously undescribed neogregarine is dissimilar to all known neogRegarine taxa and represents the first record from Anisoplia segetum and is named here as Aranciocystis muskarensis n. Expand
Ganganomala Saltini Ratcliffe, Jameson, and Zorn, a New Genus and Species of Anomalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Bangladesh and Nepal, with a Revised Circumscription of the Tribe
Abstract Ganganomala saltini Ratcliffe, Jameson, and Zorn, a new genus and new species of Anomalini (subtribe Anomalina), is described fromBangladesh and Nepal. To place the new genus within theExpand
Biology and larval morphology of the genus Ceramida Baraud (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Pachydeminae)
Larval characters such as type of head pubescence, shape of antennal sensory areas, chaetotaxy of raster, and degree of reduction of metathoracic claws are of taxonomic value within Pachydeminae. Expand
First record and distribution of Adelina sp. (Coccidia: Adeleidae) in populations of the Anisoplia segetum Herbst (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Turkey.
In this study, an Adelina sp. (Coccidia) infection was determined for the first time from Anisoplia segetum (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The infection was observed in the gut and fat body of the host.Expand
Phenotypic and molecular characterization of the causal agent of chafer beetle mortality in the wheat fields of the Kurdistan province, Iran
Results on the pathogenicity and viability tests demonstrated that A. elegans can be considered as a potential biocontrol agent against the chafer beetle and Koch’s postulates were fulfilled. Expand
Fine structure of the mouthparts of Diostrombus politus and Proutista moesta (Hemiptera: Derbidae)
This study investigates the ultrastructure of the mouthparts of two species in the family Derbidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea), Diostrombus politus Uhler and Proutista moesta, using a scanning electron microscope and shows that these two derbids are of a typical piercing-sucking type found in Hemiptera. Expand
Araboplia lorisi new genus and species of Rutelinae from Saudi Arabia (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae), with comments on the subtribe Popilliina
Araboplia lorisi gen. et sp. nov. of Scarabaeidae Latreille, 1802 Rutelinae MacLeay, 1819, is described based on a single male specimen from the Arabian Peninsula, and compared with the closestExpand


Synopsis of the New World Genera of Anomalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) and Description of a New Genus from Costa Rica and Nicaragua
A new genus of anomaline scarab, Anomalorhina, is described from Costa Rica and Nicaragua and is characterized by the clypeal apex that is abruptly reflexed, the base of the frons that has prominent tubercles in males, and the pronotum with a depressed fovea in males. Expand
  • K. Bremer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
  • 2002
Phylogenetic interrelationships among all 18 families of Poales were assessed by cladistic analysis of chloroplast DNA rbcL and atpB sequences from 65 species, showing well-supported main clades and sister group relationships that help in elucidating the evolution of grasses and the grass spikelet. Expand
La diversidad genética de los coleópteros Melolonthidae en México
A cnmparative study between Melolonthinae, Dynastae, Rutelinae,Cetoninae Valginae y Trichinae distributed along 3 large physiograpfic-ecological rogions of Mexico is presented. From 1 1 1 generatedExpand
Polyphyly and convergent morphological evolution in Commelinales and Commelinidae: evidence from rbcL sequence data.
The numbers of species in families of the revised Commelinidae are related partly to the extent of adaptive radiation in those families, but seem more strongly related to nonadaptive features promoting speciation, such as restricted seed dispersal, polyploidy, aneuploidsy, and apomixis. Expand
Larval morphology and biology of some European Anomalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Rutelidae: Anomalinae). A phylogenetical approach
The analysis of the morphology of the four distinct genera studied revealed diagnostic differences in leg morphology, last abdominal segment, and spiracles and an approach to the phylogeny of the group based on larval characteristics is provided. Expand
Faunisztikai adatok a Kárpát-medencébõl (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)
Faunistic records from the Carpathian Basin (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) and the status of some generic and suprageneric names is discussed. Expand
Systematics and Phylogeny of the Genus Epectinaspis Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) and Description of a New Genus of Anomalini from Mexico
The genus Epectinaspis Blanchard is revised and now includes nine species, and the new genus Balanogonia (Rutelinae: Anomalini) is created based on phylogenetic analyses. Expand
Revision des Genus Anisoplia Serville (1825) (Coleoptera: Lamellicornia, Melolonthidae, Rutelinae). I. Teil.
Durch die fortschreitende Differenzierung des Forceps lassen sich die Arten so aneinanderreihen, das jede nachfolgende Art als Fortentwicklung der vorhergehenden angesehen werden kann. Expand
Larval morphology of some Anisopliini grain beetles with a key to their larvae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Rutelidae: Anomalinae)
The third instar larvae of three Anisoplia species are described and illustrated to show the diagnostic characters of the species and the taxonomic status of Anthoplia based on the larval morphology is discussed. Expand
The Families of the Monocotyledons: Structure, Evolution, and Taxonomy
The Monocotyledons are studied as a model for understanding the evolution of phytochemical characters in fruit and seed establishment and the role of ornamentation in theecycle of a fruit. Expand