Université de Neuchâtel

Phylogeny and biogeography of bees of the tribe Osmiini (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)

Praz, Christophe J. ; Müller, Andreas ; Danforth, Bryan N. ; Griswold, Terry, L. ; Widmer, Alex ; Dorn, Silvia

In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2008, vol. 49, no. 1, p. 185-197

The Osmiini (Megachilidae) constitute a taxonomically and biologically diverse tribe of bees. To resolve their generic and suprageneric relationships, we inferred a phylogeny based on three nuclear genes (Elongation factor 1-α, LW-rhodopsin and CAD) applying both parsimony and Bayesian methods. Our phylogeny, which includes 95 osmiine species representing 18 of the 19 currently recognized...