Ten-Minute Papers, SEB: Systematics and Biogeography

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Room 102, First Floor (Convention Center)
James Liebherr
Daniel Rubinoff
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Molecular identification and genetic diversity studies of a scale-like insect infesting mango and citrus orchards in Pakistan
Muhammad Ashfaq, University of Agriculture; Jehan Ara, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering; Shahid Mansoor, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
1:47 PM
Micro-orbweaving spiders of the Gaoligongshan: systematics in the age of cybertaxonomy
J.A. Miller, National Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis; C. Griswold, California Academy of Sciences; L. Penev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Pensoft Publishers
1:59 PM
Evolution of elongation factor 1-alpha in insects and implications for early bee phylogeny
Seán Brady, Smithsonian Institution; Bryan N. Danforth, Cornell University
2:11 PM
Use of nuclear mitochondrial pseudogenes as molecular fossils: a case study using the grasshopper genus Schistocerca (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
Hojun Song, Brigham Young University; Matthew J. Moulton, Brigham Young University; Kevin D. Hiatt, Brigham Young University; Michael F. Whiting, Brigham Young University
2:35 PM
The habits, habitats, and relations of American wetland lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
Natalia J. Vandenberg, ARS, USDA; Jose Adriano Giorgi, University of Georgia; John J. Obrycki, University of Kentucky; Warren E. Steiner, Smithsonian Institution; Jil M. Swearingen, US National Park Service-National Capital Region
2:47 PM
2:59 PM
Biogeography of ants in the Australian wet tropics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Corrie S. Moreau, Field Museum of Natural History
3:11 PM
Evolution and biogeography of a newly described genus Neophylidorea (Diptera: Tipuliodea)
Jessica D. Petersen, Cornell University; Gregory Courtney, Iowa State University; Irby Lovette, Cornell University
3:35 PM
Biogeography and diversification of the Pacific ant genus Lordomyrma Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Andrea Lucky, University of North Carolina; Eli M. Sarnat, University of California, Davis
3:47 PM
Cospeciation and cophylogeography in Australian Fergusonina galling flies and their Fergusobia nematode mutualists
Sonja Scheffer, USDA - ARS; Kerrie Davies, University of Adelaide; Gary Taylor, The University of Adelaide; Robin Giblin-Davis, University of Florida; David Yeates, CSIRO Entomology
4:11 PM
Multilocus phylogeography of the night walker (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Nyctoporis carinata) in the California Floristic Province
Michael S. Caterino, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; Maxi Polihronakis, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
4:23 PM
Phylogeography of dwarf honeybees, Apis florea and A. andreniformis
Deborah Smith, The University of Kansas; Jason Palikij, University of Kansas
4:35 PM
Concluding Remarks