A Cladistic Analysis of Phylogeny among Six Anicetus (Hymenoptera:Encyrtidae) Species Parasitic on Pink Wax Scales
- Received Date: 1900-01-01
- Rev Recd Date: 1900-01-01
- Publish Date: 2003-06-22
Abstract: Fourteen morphological features,and other two traits (the number of hosts,and whether or not parasitic in soft scales) were selected as characters of in-group,those of Microterys clauseni as out-group,a cladistic analysis of phylogenetic relationships among six Anicetus species parasitic on pink wax scales was made with PAUP (version 4.0b10).This analysis resulted in a tree of,that is,(A.annulatus,((A.rubensi,(A.beneficus,A.rarisetus)),(A.howardi,A.ohgushii))).It has following parameters:length=28,consistency index=0.6786,retention index=0.4375.That A.annulatus is far away from other 5 species is in keeping with the traditional observation of taxonomy.
|Citation:||WANG Hui-mei, XU Zhi-hong, ZHANG Li-li, YU Hong. A Cladistic Analysis of Phylogeny among Six Anicetus (Hymenoptera:Encyrtidae) Species Parasitic on Pink Wax Scales. Zoological Research, 2003, 24(3): 211-214.|