Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
Blue
   
Curve Top
Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 82-92
DOI: 10.3923/je.2007.82.92
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

Morphometric Evidence for Three Sibling Species in Sycophila mellea (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) in Britain, Parasitoids of Tetramesea sp. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) in Poaceae

Hamid Ghajarieh, Hassan A. Dawah and Mike Bruford

Abstract:
The taxonomic status of Sycophila mellea (Curtis) species complex (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), reared from Tetramesa linearis (Walker), T. brevicornis (Walker) and T. exemia (Girauld) feeding in the grasses: Elymus repens (Viv), Festuca rubra (L.) and Ammophila arenaria (L.) respectively, were investigated using morphometric study. Morphometric analysis of S. mellea showed significant differences among those individuals reared from T. linearis, T. brevicornis and T. eximia. The S. mellea complex also exhibited morphological variation in size. The results of discriminant analysis showed that in males and females, S. mellea (ex: T. linearis, T. eximia and T. brevicornis) populations were significantly different from each other, although it remains debatable whether they have yet reached separate species status.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
How to cite this article:

Hamid Ghajarieh, Hassan A. Dawah and Mike Bruford, 2007. Morphometric Evidence for Three Sibling Species in Sycophila mellea (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) in Britain, Parasitoids of Tetramesea sp. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) in Poaceae. Journal of Entomology, 4: 82-92.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2007.82.92

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2007.82.92

COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom