Numerical taxonomy of Ormyrus Westwood, 1832 (Ormyridae: Hymenoptera) species based on general morphology in Sivas

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Aras F., GENÇER L.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, cilt.41, ss.393-403, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.16970/entoted.339047
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.393-403


The main objectives of the study were to determine the adequacy and reliability of characters used for identification of Ormyrus (Ormyridae: Hymenoptera) species, and the relationships between species within the genus by numerical taxonomic analysis. The specimens studied were collected in Sivas Province in 2010. Individual females of five species in to Ormyrus were examined. One hundred morphological characters were measured for 249 specimens. Three different numeric taxonomic analyses were performed, principal component, principal coordinate, and cluster analyses, using computer package software PAST. Principal components and coordinate analyses revealed the with characters of sufficient value to reliability distinguish five species of Ormyrus. Examination of the relationship between the five species by clustering analysis showed that the species belonged to two different main groups. The robustness of the currently available identification keys and new characters that could be used for of species identification was also determined.