Microsatellite markers for the wasp Euodynerus foraminatus (Vespidae: Eumeninae)


J. K. Stahlhut. Fax: 616 387 5609; E-mail: julie.k.stahlhut@alum.mit.edu


We have identified five polymorphic microsatellite loci for the solitary wasp Euodynerus foraminatus, using a partial genomic library constructed from random amplified polymorphic DNA fragments. We detected between three and 13 alleles per locus in a sample of 30 female wasps collected in southwest Michigan, USA. Observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.2 to 0.73. These markers will be used in our ongoing studies of sex determination and naturally occurring inbreeding in this species.