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Kaila, L., Nupponen, K., Gorbunov, P., Mutanen, M., Heikkilä, M. (2019) Ustyurtiidae, a new family of Urodoidea with description of a new genus and two species from Kazakhstan, and discussion on possible affinity of Urodoidea to Schreckensteinioidea (Lepidoptera). Insect Systematics and Evolution, 1-28. doi:10.1163/1876312X-00002209

Ustyurtiidae, a new family of Urodoidea with description of a new genus and two species from Kazakhstan, and discussion on possible affinity of Urodoidea to Schreckensteinioidea (Lepidoptera)

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Author: Kaila, Lauri1; Nupponen, Kari2; Gorbunov, Pavel Yu.3;
Organizations: 1Finnish Museum of Natural History, Zoology Unit, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
2Merenneidontie 19 D, FI-02320 Espoo, Finland
3Institute of Ecology of Plants and Animals, Ural Division of Russian Academy of Sciences, RU-620144 Ekaterinburg, Russia
4Department of Ecology and Genetics, PO Box 3000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 2.3 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019050614399
Language: English
Published: Brill, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-05-06
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Ustyurtiidae Kaila, Heikkilä & Nupponen, a new family of Urodoidea is introduced. The family is based on the genus Ustyurtia Kaila, Heikkilä & Nupponen, gen. n. The genus includes the type species U. zygophyllivora Kaila, Heikkilä & Nupponen, sp. n. and U. charynica Kaila, Heikkilä & Nupponen, sp. n., both from Kazakhstan. These two species, in particular the immature stages, have morphological attributes apomorphic of Urodoidea. The close affinity is also supported by DNA data based on several markers. We consider this new family warranted due to its sister group position to the remaining Urodoidea and a number of significant morphological differences in wing venation, male genitalia and the structure of the cocoon, apomorphic for Ustyurtiidae on the basis of an earlier published phylogeny. All other recognized genera of Urodoidea belong to the family Urodidae. The closest relatives and phylogenetic position of Urodoidea are not firmly established, but Urodoidea and Schreckensteinioidea have morphological similarities which, in the light of genetic analyses appear synapomorphic and possibly uniting these groups, rather than homoplasious as assumed earlier. The affinities of these superfamilies are discussed.

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Series: Insect systematics & evolution
ISSN: 1399-560X
ISSN-E: 1876-312X
ISSN-L: 1399-560X
Issue: Advance articles
DOI: 10.1163/1876312X-00002209
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1163/1876312X-00002209
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
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