Grooming behaviours in the Hymenoptera (Insecta): potential phylogenetic significance


Basibuyuk H., Quicke D.

ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, cilt.125, ss.349-382, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 125 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1006/zjls.1997.0167
  • Dergi Adı: ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.349-382

Özet

Grooming behaviours from representatives of 36 families of Hymenoptera were video recorded and analysed. Thirty-three distinct types of grooming movements were recognized. The evolutionary pattern of each behaviour is discussed. Some behaviours displayed consistent variation between taxa, and appear to be informative regarding higher lever relationships within the order. Putative synapomorphies are reported that support the monophyly of the Apocrita, Cynipoidea, Platygastroidea, Ichneumonoidea, and Chalcidoidea including the Mymaridae. (C) 1999 The Linnean Society of London.