Sympatric Speciation in Insects

Insects are among the most abundant multicellular organisms on earth. Sampling in the tropics and subtropics suggests that there are 10 to 30 million species of insects (Erwin 1982). As a group, invertebrate insects, therefore, represent an inordinately large percentage of the world’s fauna, far outnumbering their larger and more conspicuous vertebrate… CONTINUE READING