The cladistics and biology of the Callajoppa genus-group (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae)

  title={The cladistics and biology of the Callajoppa genus-group (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae)},
  author={Karen R. Sime and David B. Wahl},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  • K. Sime, D. Wahl
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
A cladistic analysis is presented for the genera of the former ichneumonine tribe Trogini. The tribe Heresiarchini is paraphyletic with respect to the Trogini, and so maintaining Trogini as a separate tribe is unsatisfactory. Within Heresiarchini, the following changes are made: (a) the subtribes Apatetorina and Heresiarchina are referred to as the Apatetor and Heresiarches genus-groups, (b) the genera of the paraphyletic subtribe Protichneumonina are treated as incerta sedis within… 

The systematics and biology of the Costa Rican species of parasitic wasps in the Thyreodon genus-group (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

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A revision of the genus Trogus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae)

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Phylogenomics of Ichneumoninae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) reveals pervasive morphological convergence and the shortcomings of previous classifications

The results demonstrate the power of phylogenomic approaches to resolve evolutionary relationships in hyper‐diverse and poorly studied insect groups and to provide a framework for testing evolutionary hypotheses.

Phylogeny of the subfamilies of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera)

A combined morphological and molecular phylogenetic analysis was performed to evaluate the subfamily relationships of the parasitoid wasp family Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) and it was concluded that the molecular characters produced results that were relatively consistent with traditional, non-phylogenetic concepts of relationships between the ichneumonid subfamilies.

A thousand and one wasps: a 28S rDNA and morphological phylogeny of the Ichneumonidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) with an investigation into alignment parameter space and elision

The internal phylogeny of the Ichneumonidae is investigated using parsimony analysis of a large data set including 1001 partial 28S ribosomal DNA sequences and a morphological data set of 162 characters scored variously at subfamily, tribe, genus group and genus levels and including only informative characters.

The evolution of host associations in the parasitic wasp genus Ichneumon (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): convergent adaptations to host pupation sites

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Neotypus pusillus Gregor, 1940 (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) endoparasite of Maculinea nausithous (Bergstrasser, 1779) (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae): new data on distribution in Poland with remarks on its biology

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Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae

  • G. Broad
  • Biology
    Biodiversity data journal
  • 2016
Of the 2,447 species regarded as valid and certainly identified, 214 are here recorded for the first time from the British Isles.

The natural history of the parasitic wasp Trogus pennator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): Host‐finding behaviour and a possible host countermeasure

  • K. Sime
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 2005
Predictions of host‐finding theory and interactions with the host were investigated in a natural setting and the presence of feeding damage was not the sole criterion for landing, although it evidently influenced behaviour.

Photographic catalogue of the oldest primary types of Japanese Ichneumonoidea (Hymenoptera), those described by Frederick Smith and Francis Walker in 1874

All of Frederick Smith and Francis Walker’s available primary types deposited in the Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, are examined, confirmed type status and provided stacked photos of each type, compiling all relevant taxonomic data.



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Classification of final-instar larvae of the Ichneumoninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Characteristics of cephalic structures, spiracles, and skins of final-instar larvae of 42 species of 24 genera of the subfamily Ichneumoninae are described and illustrated and keys are given for the separation of tribes, genera, and species.

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The pattern of diversification in the Euphorinae indicates several adaptive radiations within host orders, as well as a history of major host‐shifts between phylogenetically distantly‐related host groups, consistent with current theory of host‐location by means of host-produced kairomones and visual cues.

The callajoppine parasitoids of sphingids in Central America (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

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Reassessment of Butterfly Family Relationships Using Independent Genes and Morphology

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  • J. Miller
  • Biology
    Cladistics : the international journal of the Willi Hennig Society
  • 1987
It is concluded that no documented examples of parallel cladogenesis between insects and plants are known, and it is suggested that host association patterns in the Papilionidae have resulted from repeated colonization of plants belonging to a relatively small number of families.