The good, the bad and the ugly: Unfolding the relationships of Chalcidoidea
John M. Heraty, email@example.com, James Munro, firstname.lastname@example.org, David Hawks, email@example.com, 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.