Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 11:41 AM

The good, the bad and the ugly: Unfolding the relationships of Chalcidoidea

John M. Heraty,, James Munro,, David Hawks,, and Aisha Furqan. University of California, Entomology, Riverside, CA

Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) are a group of minute wasps with 19 families and more than 85 subfamilies. A molecular phylogeny of the groups is proposed using 18S and 28S ribosomal genes for 492 taxa. Molecular structure may be just as important as sequence divergence for determining relationships.

Species 1: Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea