Extreme diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps exposed by iterative integration of natural history, DNA barcoding, morphology, and collections.

@article{Smith2008ExtremeDO,
  title={Extreme diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps exposed by iterative integration of natural history, DNA barcoding, morphology, and collections.},
  author={M Alex Smith and Josephine J. Rodriguez and James B. Whitfield and Andrew R. Deans and Daniel H Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs and Paul D. N. Hebert},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 34},
  pages={12359-64}
}
We DNA barcoded 2,597 parasitoid wasps belonging to 6 microgastrine braconid genera reared from parapatric tropical dry forest, cloud forest, and rain forest in Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) in northwestern Costa Rica and combined these data with records of caterpillar hosts and morphological analyses. We asked whether barcoding and morphology… CONTINUE READING
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