Systematic Entomology

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Edited By: Shaun L. Winterton, Christiane Weirauch, Thomas J. Simonsen and Peter S. Cranston (Reviews Editor)

Impact Factor: 2.784

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 5/92 (Entomology); 24/46 (Evolutionary Biology)

Online ISSN: 1365-3113

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Ecological Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Insect Molecular Biology, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Physiological Entomology

Virtual Issue - XXIV International Congress of Entomology - May 2012

Systematics papers from Asia-based researchers


The preparation of this virtual issue of Systematic Entomology is timed to coincide with the XXIV International Congress of Entomology in Daegu, Korea in August 2012. In the past decade the number and quality of manuscripts submitted from this region has increased steadily such that they now comprise a good proportion of papers published each year. Topics cover the complete spectrum including molecular approaches to regional and international taxonomic and evolutionary problems, and morphological, descriptive and phylogenetic studies including for critical fossil taxa. Although many publishing scientists in the region received their training overseas, increasingly locally trained systematists are meeting our reviewers’ approval for their studies. Two members of the editorial board of Systematic Entomology are located in Asia: Kazunori Yoshizawa and his students research in insect systematics at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, and Rudolf Meier leads his research group in the National University of Singapore. Both scientists have raised the profile and quality of the discipline of systematic entomology in the region. In this virtual issue we highlight the strength and diversity of selected papers we have published that emanated from a first author located in Asia.

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Molecular phylogenetics of heliothine moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae), with comments on the evolution of host range and pest status
Soowon Cho, Andrew Mitchell, Charles Mitter, Jerome Regier, Marcus Matthews, Ron Robertson
Systematic Entomology 33: 581-594

A molecular phylogeny of the tribe Aphidini (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae) based on the mitochondrial tRNA/COII, 12S/16S and the nuclear EF1 alpha genes.
Kim Hyojoong, Lee Seunghwan
Systematic Entomology 33 : 711-721

Correlated evolution and Bayesian divergence time estimates of the Cimicoidea (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha) reveal the evolutionary history.
Jung Sunghoon, Lee Seunghwan
Systematic Entomology 37: 22-31.

Phylogeny of the subfamily Chauliodinae (Megaloptera : Corydalidae), with description of a new genus from the Oriental Realm.
Liu Xingyue, Yang Ding
Systematic Entomology 31: 652-670.

Revision of the chrysomeline genera Potaninia, Suinzona and Taipinus (Coleoptera) from eastern Asia, with a biogeographic scenario for the Hengduan mountain region in south-western China.
Si-Qin Ge, Mauro Daccordi, Rolf Georg Beutel, Wen-Zhu Li and Xing-Ke Yang
Systematic Entomology 36. 644-671

Revision of the Eastern Asian genera Ambrostoma Motschulsky and Parambrostoma Chen (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae)
Si-Qin Ge, Mauro Daccordi, Rolf Georg Beutel, Jing Ren, Jun-Zhi Cui, Wen-Zhu Li and Xing-Ke Yang
Systematic Entomology 37. 332-345.

The treehopper's helmet is not homologous with wings (Hemiptera: Membracidae)
Kazunori Yoshizawa
Systematic Entomology 37: 2-6.

Direct optimization overly optimizes data.
Kazunori Yoshizawa
Systematic Entomology 35: 199-206

Morphology of male genitalia in lice and their relatives and phylogenetic implications.
Kazunori Yoshizawa, Kevin P.Johnson
Systematic Entomology 31: 350-361

Biogeography of the subspecies of Parides (Byasa) alcinous (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) based on a phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial ND5 sequences
Yoshiomi Kato, Takashi Yagi
Systematic Entomology 29: 1-9

On the use of DNA sequences for determining the species limits of a polymorphic new species in the stink bug genus Halys (Heteroptera : Pentatomidae) from Pakistan.
Nasreen Memon, Rudolf Meier, Abdul Manan, Kathy Feng-Yi Su,
Systematic Entomology 31: 703-710

Thoracic morphology of adults of Derodontidae and Nosodendridae and its phylogenetic implications (Coleoptera).

Ge SI-Qin; Rolf G.; Beutel, Xing-Ke Yang
Systematic Entomology 31: 635-667.

The Golden and Mariana albatrosses, new species of pierid butterflies, with a review of subgenus Appias (Catophaga) (Lepidoptera).
Yata Osamu, John E Chainey, Richard I. Vane-Wright
Systematic Entomology 35: 764-800.

Systematic status of the genus Formosaphis Takahashi and the evolution of galls based on the molecular phylogeny of Pemphigini (Hemiptera : Aphididae : Eriosomatinae)
Hecai Zhang, Gexia Qiao
Systematic Entomology 32: 690-699.

A new tropiduchid planthopper genus and species from China with descriptions of in copula genitalic structures (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha).
Rong-Rong Wang, Ai –Ping Liang, Michael D. Webb
Systematic Entomology 34: 434-442. 2009.

A review of the morphologically diverse leafhopper subfamily Stegelytrinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with description of new taxa
Cong Wei, Michael D. Webb, Yalin Zhang
Systematic Entomology 35: 19- 58

Secondarily reduced foreleg armature in Perochaeta dikowi sp.n. (Diptera : Cyclorrhapha : Sepsidae) due to a novel mounting technique.
Yuchen Ang, Nalini Puniamoorthy, Rudolf Meier
Systematic Entomology 33: 552-559 .

Molecular phylogeny of the Calyptratae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) with an emphasis on the superfamily Oestroidea and the position of Mystacinobiidae and McAlpine's fly.
Sujatha Narayanan Kutty, Thomas Pape, Brian M. Wiegmann, Rudolf Meier
Systematic Entomology 35 : 614-635

Mitochondrial and nuclear markers support the monophyly of Dolichopodidae and suggest a rapid origin of the subfamilies (Diptera: Empidoidea)
Gwynne Shimin Lim, Wei Song Hwang; Sujatha Narayanan Kutty; Rudolf Meier, Patrick Grootaert
Systematic Entomology 35: 59-70.

Intraindividual variability in Sinonamuropteridae forewing venation (Grylloblattida; Late Carboniferous): taxonomic and nomenclatural implications
Yingying Cui, Olivier Bethoux, Dong Ren
Systematic Entomology 36: 44-56.

Phylogeny of Psephenidae (Coleoptera : Byrrhoidea) based on larval, pupal and adult characters.
Chi-Feng Lee, Masataka Sato, William D. Shepard, Manfred A Jäch.
Systematic Entomology 32: 502-538

Phylogeny and biogeography of Thyridosmylus (Neuroptera: Osmylidae)
Yongjie Wang, Shaun L. Winterton, Zhiqi Liu
Systematic Entomology 36: 330-339.

New fossil Ochteridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Ochteroidea) from the Upper Mesozoic of north-eastern China, with phylogeny of the family.
Yunzhi Yao, Weiting Zhang, Dong Ren, Chungkun Shih.
Systematic Entomology 36: 589-600