On phylogenetic inertia: a case of Lixinae weevils

@article{Volovnik2013OnPI,
  title={On phylogenetic inertia: a case of Lixinae weevils},
  author={Semyon V. Volovnik},
  journal={Annales de la Soci{\'e}t{\'e} entomologique de France (N.S.)},
  year={2013},
  volume={49},
  pages={240 - 241}
}
  • S. Volovnik
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.)
Summary. Among host plants of Lixinae weevils, plant life-form ratio (sensu Raunkiaer) is similar to the plant spectrum of Mediterranean deserts. A possible explanation is that this group of insects formed in desert zones and settled in the steppe rather later. For the first time Raunkiaer’s life-form ratio is compared with a spectrum of food plants of herbivores. This approach may be useful for reconstruction of the genesis of taxa and communities. 

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