Sunday, December 13, 2009: 4:26 PM
Room 107, First Floor (Convention Center)
Phylogenetic relationships of the 25 valid genera of Hemerobiidae were analyzed based on sequences of two genes, the nuclear CAD and the mitochondrial 16S. Also, a morphological phylogeny of hemerobiid genera previously published by Oswald was evaluated through node support. Characters were analyzed through parsimony and bayesian inference. The evaluation of the morphological phylogeny showed that all subfamilies were maintained, except Hemerobiinae, although the relationship between subfamilies were unclear. In the molecular phylogeny through parsimony, only Sympherobiinae was maintained, adding morphology, monophyly of most genera was confirmed. Bayesian inference showed similar results, except there was better resolution to higher group relationships.