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Phylogeny and life history evolution of Prodoxus yucca moths (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae)
 

Summary: Phylogeny and life history evolution of Prodoxus yucca
moths (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae)
O L L E P E L L M Y R 1
, M A N U E L B A L C AŽ Z A R - L A R A 2
, D A V I D
M . A L T H O F F 1
, K A R I A . S E G R A V E S 1
and J A M E S L E E B E N S - M A C K 3
1
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, U.S.A.,
2
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Colima, Villas San SebastiaŽ n, Colima, Mexico, and
3
Department of Biology, Penn State University, University Park, PA, U.S.A.
Abstract. Yucca moths (Lep., Prodoxidae) are well-known for their obligate
pollination mutualism with yuccas. In addition to the pollinators, yuccas also
host many non-pollinating yucca moths. Here the genus Prodoxus, the non-
pollinating sister group of the pollinators, is revised using morphological and
molecular data, their phylogenetic relationships are analysed, and the evolution
of host tissue specialization explored. Twenty-two species are recognized, includ-

  

Source: Althoff, David M. - Department of Biology, Syracuse University
Pellmyr, Olle - Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho
Segraves, Kari A. - Department of Biology, Syracuse University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology