Molecular systematics of the Cenocoeliinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
Kevin M. Pitz, firstname.lastname@example.org and Michael J. Sharkey. University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology, S-225 Agriculture Science Center North, Lexington, KY
Braconid wasps are one of the largest and most commonly encountered groups of hymenopteran parasitoids. Within the Braconidae, the subfamily Cenocoeliinae is an easily recognized group whose members have the metasoma attached high above the hind coxae. Generic limits within the Cenocoeliinae remain poorly defined because this subfamily has not been subjected to phylogenetic analyses in the past. Since morphological characteristics have not yielded adequate resolution to differentiate genera within this lineage, we employed DNA sequence data that are beginning to help elucidate relationships within this unique group.
Species 1: Hymenoptera Braconidae Keywords: Cenocoeliinae, Phylogenetic analysis