D0175 Diversification of the New Zealand species of Leucaspis and codiversification with their endosymbiotic bacteria

Monday, December 13, 2010
Grand Exhibit Hall (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Chardonnay Shinn , Biology, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Rosa Henderson , Landcare Research, Auckland, New Zealand
Benjamin B. Normark , Plant Soil and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Geoff Morse , Biology, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Scale insects in the tribe Leucaspidini (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) are poorly represented in most biogeographic regions. However, we show that in New Zealand there is a previously undocumented diversification of members of the genus Leucaspis, likely due to the extinction of most members of the subfamily Aspidiotinae. We use multiple molecular markers to examine diversification rates and to document molecular congruence among lineages. The presence of numerous cryptic species is further supported by highly significant phylogenetic congruence with endosymbiotic bacteria.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.52919

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