Molecular Phylogeny , Revised Higher Classification , and Implications for Conservation of Endangered Hawaiian Leaf-Mining Moths ( Lepidoptera : Gracillariidae : Philodoria )

@inproceedings{Johns2016MolecularP,
  title={Molecular Phylogeny , Revised Higher Classification , and Implications for Conservation of Endangered Hawaiian Leaf-Mining Moths ( Lepidoptera : Gracillariidae : Philodoria )},
  author={Chris A Johns and Matthew Robert Moore and Akito Y Kawahara},
  year={2016}
}
The leaf-mining moth genus Philodoria Walsingham (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) is composed of 30 described species, all of which are endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Philodoria is known to feed on 10 families of endemic Hawaiian host plants, with several species recorded only from threatened or endangered hosts. Beyond their dependence on these plants, little is known of their evolutionary history and conservation status. We constructed a molecular phylogeny of Philodoria to assess validity of… CONTINUE READING