Phylogenesis of Insect/plant Interactions: Have Phyllobrotica Leaf Beetles (chrysomelidae) and the Lamiales Diversified in Parallel?

@article{Farrell1990PhylogenesisOI,
  title={Phylogenesis of Insect/plant Interactions: Have Phyllobrotica Leaf Beetles (chrysomelidae) and the Lamiales Diversified in Parallel?},
  author={Brian D. Farrell and Charles W. Mitter},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1990},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={1389-1403}
}
The relative importance of conservative versus locally adapted traits for species interactions is an increasingly common theme in evolutionary ecology. Obligate interactions such as those between parasites and hosts often exhibit such strong phylogenetic conservatism that current associations may reflect diversification in parallel. Parallel phylogenesis, documented for animal parasites, has been doubted for insect/plant interactions, but phylogenetic studies of highly specific insect/plant… CONTINUE READING