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


Basibuyuk H., Quicke D.

ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, vol.125, no.3, pp.349-382, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 125 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1006/zjls.1997.0167
  • Title of Journal : ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-382

Abstract

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.