Systematic Entomology

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

Impact Factor: 2.876

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 4/87 (Entomology); 21/47 (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 - Insect Morphological Studies - December 2010


Virtual Issue

Insect morphological studies


As editors of Systematic Entomology sometimes we must reassure prospective authors that it is not mandatory to have a molecular component for insect systematics and phylogenetic papers to be considered for publication. Approximately one third of the published papers of the past two years have been exclusively morphological studies (but excluding fossil material, covered in another virtual issue). These range from descriptive taxonomy of agriculturally important taxa, through revisions involving new morphological features of phylogenetic importance, to morphology-based phylogenetic studies. In this virtual issue we direct readers to twelve papers that span this spectrum of content, starting with an Opinion from Seth Bybee and colleagues in which they make the case that molecular data are not supplanting morphological phylogenetic studies. We concur, and hope the examples presented will encourage continued high quality descriptive morphology to be submitted and published in Systematic Entomology.

Are molecular data supplanting morphological data in modern phylogenetic studies?
Seth M. Bybee, Jennifer M. Zaspel, Kyle A. Beucke, Clare H. Scott, Bradley W. Smith, Marc A. Branham

Phylogeny and classification of Corylophidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) with descriptions of new genera and larvae
Adam Ślipiński, Wioletta Tomaszewska, John F. Lawrence

A revision of the world species of the genus Neotelmatoscopus Tonnoir (Diptera: Psychodidae)
Gregory R. Curler, Gregory W. Courtney

The Neotropical genus Stibadocerina Alexander and its phylogenetic relationship to other Stibadocerinae genera: further evidence of an ancestral trans-Pacific biota (Diptera: Cylindrotomidae)
Guilhereme C. Ribeiro

A revised interpretation of the wing base structure in Odonata
Tomoya Ninomiya, Kazunori Yoshizawa

Systematics and biogeography of Australian rhopalosomatid wasps (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) with a global synopsis of the enigmatic genus Olixon Cameron
Lars Krogmann, Andrew D. Austin, Ian D. Naumann

A review of the European species of the genus Trechnites Thomson (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae), parasitoids of plant lice (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) with description of a new species
Emilio Guerrieri, John S. Noyes

Six new species of Asphondylia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) damaging flower buds and fruit of Australian Acacia (Mimosaceae)
Peter Kolesik, Robin J. Adair And Geeta Eick

Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Desmothrips (Thysanoptera, Aeolothripidae), an Australian genus of facultative flower-living predators
Veronica Pereyra, Laurence A. Mound

Cladistic analysis of the family Baetidae (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) in South America
Carolina Nieto

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

Past and present diversity and distribution in the parasitic wasp family Megalyridae (Hymenoptera)
Lars Vilhelmsen, Vincent Perrichot, Scott R. Shaw

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