Phylogeny and Biogeography of Hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): Evidence from Five Nuclear Genes

@article{Kawahara2009PhylogenyAB,
  title={Phylogeny and Biogeography of Hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): Evidence from Five Nuclear Genes},
  author={Akito Y Kawahara and Andre Arthur Mignault and Jerome C. Regier and Ian James Kitching and Charles W. Mitter},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={1 - 972}
}
BACKGROUND The 1400 species of hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) comprise one of most conspicuous and well-studied groups of insects, and provide model systems for diverse biological disciplines. However, a robust phylogenetic framework for the family is currently lacking. Morphology is unable to confidently determine relationships among most groups. As a major step toward understanding relationships of this model group, we have undertaken the first large-scale molecular phylogenetic analysis… CONTINUE READING

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