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American Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 78)
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Arthropod Structure & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Autophagy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics     Open Access  
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Berita Biologi     Open Access  
Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Bio-Grafía. Escritos sobre la Biología y su enseñanza     Open Access  
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BIO-SITE : Biologi dan Sains Terapan     Open Access  
Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease     Open Access  
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Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny
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ISSN (Print) 1863-7221 - ISSN (Online) 1864-8312
Published by Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut Homepage  [2 journals]
  • Testing the monophyly of Chaetarthriinae (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae) and
           the phylogenetic position of Guyanobius with larval characters

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 229-242
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e76826
      Authors : Miguel Archangelsky, Georgina Rodriguez, Patricia Laura María Torres : The subfamily Chaetarthriinae includes morphologically distinct larvae that are adapted to a diversity of environments. Based on larval characters, cladistic analyses (maximum parsimony (MP) and Bayesian inference (BI) with homoplasy as a partitioning scheme) were performed to test the monophyly of the subfamily and the relationships of the two tribes included in it: Chaetarthriini and Anacaenini. The chaetotaxy of a third instar larva Guyanobius adocetus is described and illustrated in detail, including morphometric characters. This larva is compared to those of the known larvae of the tribe Chaetarthriini belonging to the genus Chaetarthria, and Pseudorygmodus, Crenitis, and Crenitulus from Anacaenini. None of the unconstrained analyses recover Chaetarthriinae as monophyletic. Chaetarthria diverges in an early branch, probably due to a series of unique morphological modifications associated with a riparian lifestyle whereas Guyanobius appears closely related to Anacaenini. Two alternative positions of Guyanobius are revealed: (1) as sister of all Anacaenini (unconstrained MP) or (2) nested within Anacaenini as sister of Crenitis + Crenitulus (constrained MP and unconstrained BI). The genera Paracymus and Tormus (tribe Laccobiini) diverge as two successive branches subordinate to Chaetarthriinae (excluding Chaetarthria) in the unconstrained MP analysis. However, the support is rather weak, and the position of Paracymus and Tormus is an artifact produced by some homoplastic characters. In this regard, homoplasy partitioning resulted a useful technique to solve some artifacts generated by convergent morphologies. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:46:42 +030
       
  • Phylogeny of Blattoidea (Dictyoptera: Blattodea) with a revised
           classification of Blattidae

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 209-228
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e75819
      Authors : Marie Djernæs, Jérôme Murienne : Blattoidea are comprised of the major lineages Blattidae, Lamproblattidae, Tryonicidae, Anaplectidae, and Cryptocercidae + Isoptera. Despite a number of studies, no consensus exists regarding the relationships between these lineages. Additionally, the current division of Blattidae into Archiblattinae, Blattinae, Macrocercinae and Polyzosteriinae needs phylogenetic testing. We present a molecular phylogeny of Blattoidea recovering all the major lineages as monophyletic with Lamproblattidae as sister to the remaining Blattoidea and Tryonicidae as sister to Cryptocercidae + Isoptera. Contrary to many previous studies, we found a high degree of consistency between analyses, possibly due to improved taxon sampling. We found that none of the currently accepted subfamilies of Blattidae are monophyletic. Mapping of distribution revealed a clear geographic structuring at odds with the current subfamilial classification. Based on results from this and other studies, we present a revised classification of Blattidae: we erect two new subfamilies, Eurycotiinae stat. rev. and Austrostylopyginae subfam. nov., reinstate Duchailluiinae stat. rev. and subsume Macrocercinae in Polyzosteriinae. We also present a division of Polyzosteriinae into tribes: Polyzosteriini, Methanini stat. rev., Rothisilphini trib. nov., and Celatoblattini trib. nov. Within Blattidae, Duchailluiinae is sister to the remaining taxa, while Austrostylopyginae is most likely sister to all other Blattidae except Duchailluiinae. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:31:06 +030
       
  • Molecular data resolving the systematics of the related Blattellidae
           genera Symploce, Episymploce, and Blattella (Blattodea: Blaberoidea)

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 187-208
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e62469
      Authors : Duting Jin, Qiongyao Zhao, Wei Han, Jinxiang Li, Zongqing Wang, Yanli Che : Members of the morphologically and ecologically diverse Blattellidae provide a dilemma: their systematic assignment, whether morphologically similar or different, is uncertain. We pay special attention to several taxa: the morphologically similar Episymploce Bey-Bienko, 1950 and Symploce Hebard, 1916, which were strongly disputed because of their extremely similar generic diagnosis in the past century, and one brachypterous species of Blattella Caudell, 1903, which can be easily distinguished from other macropterous members, but is at risk of being misassigned to other genera on the basis of morphological characters. We address the phylogeny of Blattellidae using DNA sequences (mitochondrial 12S rRNA, 16S rRNA, COII, nuclear 28S rRNA, histone H3) from a broad sample of taxa. A new genus (Centrocolumna gen. nov.) and four new species (Centrocolumna ericea sp. nov., Symploce nigra sp. nov., Symploce tubercularis sp. nov., Blattella foliolata sp. nov.) are established on the basis of morphological characters combined with the molecular data. The phylogenetic results indicate the relationships ((Episymploce + Blattella) + Centrocolumna gen. nov.) + Symploce. Furthermore, we delimited the taxonomic status of 12 new combinations, which involve Centrocolumna gen. nov., Episymploce, Symploce, and Blattella. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2022 21:00:25 +030
       
  • Integrative taxonomy supports two new species of Chimarra Stephens, 1829
           from Brazil (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae)

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 169-185
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e76559
      Authors : Paula Dias Moreira, Leandro Lourenço Dumas, María Paula Rozo, Gleison Robson Desidério, Daniela Maeda Takiya : Chimarra Stephens, 1829 is the largest genus of the Philopotamidae with about 930 species and cosmopolitan distribution. Recent taxonomic revisions have subdivided the genus into four subgenera: Chimarra, Curgia Walker, 1860, Chimarrita Blahnik, 1997, and Otarrha Blahnik, 2002, the last three restricted to the New World. In this paper, we describe and illustrate two new species of Chimarra from Brazil, C. (Otarrha) paraodonta sp. nov. from Rio de Janeiro State and C. (Chimarrita) truncata sp. nov. from Amazonas and Pará states. Partial sequences of cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI, DNA barcodes) were generated and integrated with morphological evidence to delimit the new species and evaluate their phylogenetic relationships within the genus. A maximum likelihood analysis of 48 COI sequences representing 19 species of Chimarra corroborated their subgeneric assignment based on morphology and highlighted their putative sister species. Both new species showed high K2P divergences when compared to their sister species: Chimarra (O.) paraodonta sp. nov. and C. (O.) odonta (17.4–21.3%) and Chimarra (C.) truncata sp. nov. and C. (C.) simpliciforma (20.0–21.3%). These distances are comparable to the range of interspecific distances calculated for the whole genus (13.6–22.7%), adding support to their description as new species. This analysis was especially important because of the high morphological similarity of C. paraodonta sp. nov. and C. odonta. Finally, analysis of the sequences of Chimarra odonta suggests that the nominal species may represent a complex of cryptic species with high intraspecific divergences (up to 18.1%), with at least two of those lineages co-occurring with C. paraodonta sp. nov. at Parque Nacional do Itatiaia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 30 May 2022 15:46:26 +030
       
  • A molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Greek Aegean Island sand flies
           of the genus Phlebotomus (Diptera: Psychodidae)

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 137-154
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e78315
      Authors : Christoforos Pavlou, Emmanouil Dokianakis, Nikolaos Tsirigotakis, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Yusuf Özbel, Maria Antoniou, Nikos Poulakakis : The genus Phlebotomus (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) comprises a group of small winged insect species of medical importance. To date, ten species of Phlebotomus are known to be present in Greece; yet their evolutionary history is poorly studied due to the lack of comprehensive phylogenetic and phylogeographic studies. Herein, we aim to clarify the phylogenetic relationships amongst the local species collected from 12 Aegean Islands, Cyprus and Turkey; and to identify which of the palaeogeographic events may have influenced their biogeographic history. Our analyses revealed for the first time the presence of P. cf. major and P. sergenti in the Aegean Islands. All studied local species were retrieved as monophyletic and the mtDNA and nDNA phylogenetic trees indicated a plausible mitochondrial introgression between the closely related species of the P. major complex. From a palaeogeographic viewpoint, the major driving force that shaped the biogeographic history of the studied Phlebotomus species seems to be the dispersal that started in the Oligocene epoch, followed by several speciation events that occurred at the end of Miocene and the Plio-Pleistocene, including multiple dispersal events of Asiatic origin. The Messinian Salinity Crisis, the bimodal Mediterranean climate, and the glacial and interglacial periods were identified as key drivers for the diversification of the local species of Phlebotomus. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 May 2022 19:27:54 +030
       
  • Two complete mitochondrial genomes of the subfamily Chloroperlinae
           (Plecoptera: Chloroperlidae) and their phylogenetic implications

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 155-168
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e78173
      Authors : Rao-Rao Mo, Ying Wang, Jin-Jun Cao, Guo-Quan Wang, Wei-Hai Li, Dávid Murányi : Two new complete mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) of the subfamily Chloroperlinae, Haploperla japonica Kohno, 1946 and Sweltsa sp., were sequenced. The two species showed similar gene order, nucleotide composition, and codon usage. The Sweltsa sp. and H. japonica mitogenomes were typical circular DNA molecules, with lengths of 15,893 bp and 16,012 bp, respectively. Standard ATN start and TAN stop codons were present in most PCGs. All tRNA genes exhibited the cloverleaf secondary structure typical for metazoans except the tRNASer(AGN), which lacked the dihydrouridine arm. In both species, the secondary structure of lrRNA contained five structural domains, while the srRNA included three domains. The A+T-rich regions contained different repeat regions in each species. Phylogenetic analyses using Bayesian inference (BI) and maximum likelihood methods (ML) showed identical results. The family Chloroperlidae was sister to the Perlodidae. Our analyses inferred relationships between six of the seven Systellognatha families: (((Chloroperlidae + Perlodidae) + Perlidae) + (Styloperlidae + Pteronarcyidae)) + Peltoperlidae. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 May 2022 19:10:22 +030
       
  • Phylogeny, infrageneric classification and historical biogeography of
           Mesochila Rivalier, 1969 (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), with the performance
           of different phylogenetic inferences using morphological data compared

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 117-135
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e76575
      Authors : André Silva Roza, Carlos G. Schrago, José Ricardo M. Mermudes : In this study, we aim to understand the boundaries and the species evolutionary relationships in Mesochila, which includes 20 species arranged into three subgenera. We also conducted a biogeographic analysis that allowed us to identify the major events that shaped the currently disjunct distribution of the group. Our analyses were performed employing four major phylogenetic algorithms: equal and implied weight parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference. Phylogenetic analyses, including 25 taxa (all 20 species in the genus plus five outgroups) and 37 characters, indicated that Mesochila is a monophyletic group composed of four strongly supported lineages, although no consensus was attained regarding relationships between lineages. Bayesian inference resulted in the less resolved topology, whereas implied weight parsimony yielded the most different tree when using a low k value (1). We present a new infrageneric classification for the group with the description of Mesochila (Neomesochila) subgen. nov. to accommodate M. (N.) brevipennis, M. (N.) drechseli, M. (N.) moraveci, and M. (N.) prepusula. Furthermore, we transfer M. (M.) distincta from M. (Eumesochila) back to M. (Mesochila). The biogeographical analysis suggested a South American origin for the group, in Chacoan/Paraná dominions (Atlantic rainforest/Cerrado biomes), with subsequent dispersions to Central America and Amazonia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 May 2022 09:53:38 +030
       
  • Bayesian and parsimony phylogeny of Augochlora bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)
           based on morphology: insights for their biogeography and natural history

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 99-115
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e71943
      Authors : Anderson Lepeco, Rodrigo Barbosa Gonçalves : Augochlora Smith, with 127 valid species, is the most widespread genus of Augochlorini bees, ranging from Argentina to southern Canada, including the Caribbean islands. The genus is divided into three subgenera, Augochlora s. str., Oxystoglossella Eickwort, and the fossil Electraugochlora Engel. The extant subgenera were traditionally diagnosed by their nesting substrate, social behavior and morphology. However, accumulating evidence suggests that these features are not reliable for their separation, especially with the discovery of an enigmatic species sharing characteristics from both subgenera. Our objective is to provide a phylogenetic hypothesis to evaluate the monophyly of the extant subgenera and to place a new species, Augochlora (Augochlora) intermedia sp. nov. For this purpose, we compiled 110 unordered characters for 40 species of Augochlora plus seven outgroup species and analyzed under parsimony and Bayesian inference. Topologies were very similar under both frameworks, allowing us to consistently characterize a few major lineages. Our results demonstrate that the extant subgenera correspond to monophyletic groups and the new species is sister group to remaining Augochlora s. str. species. Both subgenera are widespread in the Western Hemisphere, with species groups differing in range and distributional patterns. Our interpretation is that Augochlora arose in South America, subsequently colonizing Mesoamerica, the Caribbean and North America several times. Facultative social behavior can be found in both subgenera and in most lineages, indicating that the exclusive solitary behavior found in Augochlora pura is an exception. Based on morphological clues we interpret that the habit of nesting out of the soil arose once in Augochlora s. str. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Mar 2022 15:45:12 +0200
       
  • A systematic review of the Neotropical social wasp genus Angiopolybia
           Araujo, 1946 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae): species delimitation, morphological
           diagnosis, and geographical distribution

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 75-97
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e71492
      Authors : Paulo Cézar Salgado Barroso, Rodolpho Santos Telles Menezes, Marcio Luiz de Oliveira, Alexandre Somavilla : For the Neotropical genus Angiopolybia Araujo 1946, several phenotypic forms were previously described, however, they have not been studied within an integrative taxonomic framework. Here, we used molecular data (variation of two mitochondrial genetic markers with molecular species delimitation methods) and morphology (adult morphology, male genitalia, and scanning electron microscopy images) to test the number of species within Angiopolybia. Specifically, we investigated the taxonomic validity of the morphological variants A. pallens dark morph, A. paraensis morph paraensis, A. paraensis morph ruficornis, and A. paraensis morph obscurior. Moreover, we reviewed the taxonomy and geographic distribution of the genus. Our results of morphological and molecular analyses are compatible with the current classification of Angiopolybia, and we did not find reasons to propose the morphological variants of A. pallens and A. paraensis as valid species. Additionally, we reassess the spatial range of the four Angiopolybia species and provide refined maps of their geographical distributions. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 2 Mar 2022 10:36:37 +0200
       
  • Abaycosa a new genus of South American wolf spiders (Lycosidae:
           Allocosinae)

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 59-74
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e76339
      Authors : Álvaro Laborda, Leticia Bidegaray-Batista, Miguel Simó, Antonio Domingos Brescovit, Carolina Beloso, Luis Norberto Piacentini : The taxonomy and systematics of the subfamily Allocosinae are poorly known, especially in South America. In the last century, several species have been described in genera from other subfamilies or transferred to them creating great confusion in the knowledge of Allocosinae. In this study we propose the new genus, Abaycosa gen. nov. to contain two species previously described, Orinocosa paraguensis (Gertsch & Wallace 1937) and Pardosa nanica Mello-Leitão 1941. Additionally, we propose two synonyms, Pardosa flammula Mello-Leitão 1945 as a junior synonym of Abaycosa nanica (Mello-Leitão 1941), comb. nov. and Alopecosa rosea Mello-Leitão 1945 as a junior synonym of Abaycosa paraguensis (Gertsch & Wallace 1937), comb. nov. The results of the phylogenetic analysis using molecular characters place Abaycosa in the subfamily Allocosinae, which is also supported by morphological data. Abaycosa can be distinguished from the remaining Allocosinae by the following characters: in males by the presence of only one distal macrosetae and a patch of flat setae on the tip of the cymbium, in females by the ventral position of the vulval chamber and by the short and stout stalk of the spermathecae. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Feb 2022 08:29:02 +020
       
  • Phylogeny and biogeography of the unique snakefly genus Alena Navás, 1916
           (Raphidioptera: Raphidiidae)

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 39-58
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e77260
      Authors : Caleb Califre Martins, Horst Aspöck, Ulrike Aspöck, Atilano Contreras-Ramos : The genus Alena Navás, 1916, is considered the most distinct genus of Raphidiidae, because of the uncommon shape of its male genital sclerites and its geographic distribution restricted to the southwestern U.S.A. and western Mexico. Herein, we present a new species of the subgenus Aztekoraphidia U. Aspöck and H. Aspöck, 1970, – Alena (Aztekoraphidia) alanae sp. nov. Based on this discovery we present a detailed morphological study and the first morphological phylogeny of Alena. Our results recover this genus as monophyletic, including the subgenus Aztekoraphidia as sister to a clade composed by the other two monotypic subgenera, Alena s.s. Navás, 1916, and Mexicoraphidia U. Aspöck and H. Aspöck, 1970. We also provide a hypothesis about the biogeographic history of the group, which advocates that species of Alena are strongly associated with central Mexico and their ancestors were probably widely distributed through western North America in the past, of which only a few small groups survived in glacial refuges. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 23:08:12 +020
       
  • Phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Dufouriini (Diptera: Tachinidae) using
           a total evidence approach based on adult and immature stages

    • Abstract: Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 80: 1-38
      DOI : 10.3897/asp.80.e69618
      Authors : Marcelo Domingos de Santis, Silvio Shigueo Nihei : Dufouriini are a worldwide distributed tachinid tribe comprised of 51 species in 13 genera, made up of parasitoids of adult Coleoptera. The systematic positioning of Dufouriini has been controversial. Currently, it is placed within Dexiinae, but was previously placed in Phasiinae and Voriinae, and has even had the status of subfamily. Delimitation and composition of Dufouriini has also been debated, whether it is a single tribe or divided into two (Dufouriini and Freraeini) or three (Dufouriini, Oestrophasiini and Freraeini) tribes. Herein, we present the first phylogenetic analysis of Dufouriini based on total evidence using morphological data from adult and immature stages. The taxonomic sampling included all genera in Dufouriini (including Oestrophasiini) and also the genus belonging to Freraeini, a historically related tribe. Data matrix comprised 35 species and 22 genera in the ingroup, and 185 characters constructed from eggs, first instar larvae, puparia and adults, including female and male terminalia and spermathecae. The phylogenetic analysis recovered Dexiinae as paraphyletic in relation to Phasiinae, since the clade (Freraeini (Dufouriini + Oestrophasiini)) is more closely related to Phasiinae than Dexiinae. Dufouriini, Oestrophasiini and Freraeini are recovered as separate monophyletic tribes, strongly supported by a number of synapomorphies. Oestrophasiini is revalidated. A new synonymy is proposed: Comyopsis Townsend syn. nov. of Ebenia Macquart. Accordingly, Ebenia fumata (Townsend, 1919) is nomen preoccupatum by Ebenia fumata (Wulp, 1891), thus we change its specific epithet by designation of the new replacement name Ebenia neofumata Santis and Nihei [nomen novum]. The genera Mesnilana and Rhinophoroides are removed from Dufouriini and tentatively placed into Palpostomatini. Finally, Cenosoma stat. rev., previously a subgenus of Oestrophasia, is revalidated as genus. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:52:07 +020
       
 
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