Evolution of Spermophagus seed beetles (Coleoptera, Bruchinae, Amblycerini) indicates both synchronous and delayed colonizations of host plants.

@article{Kergoat2015EvolutionOS,
  title={Evolution of Spermophagus seed beetles (Coleoptera, Bruchinae, Amblycerini) indicates both synchronous and delayed colonizations of host plants.},
  author={Gael J. Kergoat and Bruno Pierre Le Ru and Seyed Ebrahim Sadeghi and Midori Tuda and Chris A. M. Reid and Zolt{\'a}n Gy{\"o}rgy and Gwena{\"e}lle Genson and Cibele Stramare Ribeiro-Costa and Alex Delobel},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={89},
  pages={91-103}
}
Seed beetles are a group of specialized chrysomelid beetles, which are mostly associated with plants of the legume family (Fabaceae). In the legume-feeding species, a marked trend of phylogenetic conservatism of host use has been highlighted by several molecular phylogenetics studies. Yet, little is known about the evolutionary patterns of association of… CONTINUE READING