Phylogeny of the bee family Melittidae (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) based on combined molecular and morphological data

@article{Michez2009PhylogenyOT,
  title={Phylogeny of the bee family Melittidae (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) based on combined molecular and morphological data},
  author={Denis Michez and S{\'e}bastien Patiny and Bryan N. Danforth},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={34}
}
The bee family Melittidae comprises a small, but biologically fascinating, group of mostly oligolectic bees, some of which are oil collecting. Phylogenetic relationships within this family are poorly understood and some genera cannot be placed with confidence at the subfamily level. We analysed melittid phylogeny using a combined dataset of five nuclear genes [28S, elongation factor‐1α (EF‐1α, F2 copy), long‐wavelength rhodopsin, Na‐K ATPase and RNA polymerase II] spanning 4842 bp plus 68 adult… 
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