Aaron D. Smith

Aaron D. Smith

Purdue University

H-index: 14

North America-United States

About Aaron D. Smith

Aaron D. Smith, With an exceptional h-index of 14 and a recent h-index of 11 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at Purdue University, specializes in the field of entomology, systematics, taxonomy, mimicry, Tenebrionidae.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Dissonomini Medvedev, 1968: the eighth tribe of the subfamily Blaptinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Welcome home: phylogenetic placement and taxonomy of an enigmatic subtribe Stenolamina Koch, 1956 (Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Opatrini)

Formalizing invertebrate morphological data: A descriptive model for cuticle-based skeleto-muscular systems, an ontology for insect anatomy, and their potential applications in …

Preliminary phylogenomic analyses reveal multiple reversions to nocturnal behavior and morphology within the primarily diurnal tribe Adesmiini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

State of knowledge of the Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Colombia based on bibliographic revision

Preface to the proceedings of the International Tenebrionoidea Virtual Symposium VI

Testing the taxonomy of Amphidorini Leconte (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): a molecular phylogeny leveraging museum sequencing

Phylogenetic status of some unique species representing Blapstinina Mulsant & Rey (Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Opatrini), and implications for continued study of the subtribe

Aaron D. Smith Information

University

Purdue University

Position

Assistant Professor

Citations(all)

902

Citations(since 2020)

628

Cited By

486

hIndex(all)

14

hIndex(since 2020)

11

i10Index(all)

25

i10Index(since 2020)

16

Email

University Profile Page

Purdue University

Aaron D. Smith Skills & Research Interests

entomology

systematics

taxonomy

mimicry

Tenebrionidae

Top articles of Aaron D. Smith

Dissonomini Medvedev, 1968: the eighth tribe of the subfamily Blaptinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Authors

Marcin J Kamiński,Adam M Rork,Martha E Drake,Charla R Replogle,Ryan Lumen,Christopher C Wirth,Kojun Kanda,Aaron D Smith

Journal

Annales Zoologici

Published Date

2024/3

The phylogenetic placement of the tribe Dissonomini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) is investigated using sequences from a historical museum specimen of Dissonomus tibialis Reitter, 1904, along with representative sequences and specimens from the subfamilies Blaptinae (tribes Amphidorini, Blaptini, Dendarini, Opatrini, Pedinini, Platynotini), Tenebrioninae (Bolitophagini, Helopini), Pimeliinae (Adesmini, Sepidiini, Tentyriini, Zophosini), Alleculinae (Alleculini), and Lagriinae (Lagriini). Maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses were performed on a multi-loci dataset (548 loci spanning 178,309 amino acids). The resulting trees render Dissonomini as sister to Blaptini within Blaptinae with high support. This phylogenetic relation is further supported by morphological traits (e.g., lack ancorae, tenebrionoid protrochanters). As a result, Dissonomini is placed within Blaptinae.

Welcome home: phylogenetic placement and taxonomy of an enigmatic subtribe Stenolamina Koch, 1956 (Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Opatrini)

Authors

Marcin J Kamiński,Ryan Lumen,Aaron D Smith,Dariusz Iwan

Journal

Annales Zoologici

Published Date

2023/9

The phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic subtribe Stenolamina is investigated based on the analysis of four molecular loci (CAD, wg, 28S, 12S). Historically, the position of Stenolamina remained unfixed, and was listed as incertae sedis within the darkling beetle subfamily Blaptinae. Molecular data render Stenolamina as a separate lineage within the tribe Opatrini. The morphology and distribution of Stenolamina are reexamined. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that Stenolamina shares the synapomorphic Opatrini protrochanter structure seen in all other members of the tribe. Furthermore, unique antennal sensoria (placoid / stenolamoid) are reported for Stenolamina – this feature is distinct from all other Blaptinae. This paper presents the first morphological definition of Stenolamina. Finally, Stenolamus borowieci sp. nov. is described from the surroundings of Port Nolloth (South Africa). The material …

Formalizing invertebrate morphological data: A descriptive model for cuticle-based skeleto-muscular systems, an ontology for insect anatomy, and their potential applications in …

Authors

Jennifer C Girón,Sergei Tarasov,Luis Antonio González Montaña,Nicolas Matentzoglu,Aaron D Smith,Markus Koch,Brendon E Boudinot,Patrice Bouchard,Roger Burks,Lars Vogt,Matthew Yoder,David Osumi-Sutherland,Frank Friedrich,Rolf G Beutel,István Mikó

Journal

Systematic biology

Published Date

2023/9/1

The spectacular radiation of insects has produced a stunning diversity of phenotypes. During the past 250 years, research on insect systematics has generated hundreds of terms for naming and comparing them. In its current form, this terminological diversity is presented in natural language and lacks formalization, which prohibits computer-assisted comparison using semantic web technologies. Here we propose a Model for Describing Cuticular Anatomical Structures (MoDCAS) which incorporates structural properties and positional relationships for standardized, consistent, and reproducible descriptions of arthropod phenotypes. We applied the MoDCAS framework in creating the ontology for the Anatomy of the Insect Skeleto-Muscular system (AISM). The AISM is the first general insect ontology that aims to cover all taxa by providing generalized, fully logical, and queryable, definitions for each term. It was …

Preliminary phylogenomic analyses reveal multiple reversions to nocturnal behavior and morphology within the primarily diurnal tribe Adesmiini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Authors

Kali L Swichtenberg,Marcin J Kamiński,Olivia M Gearner,Ryan Lumen,Kojun Kanda,Aaron D Smith

Journal

Insect Systematics and Diversity

Published Date

2023/7/1

The darkling beetle tribe Adesmiini (Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae) is a prominent part of African and western Palearctic desert faunas, with most species being day-active fast-running detritivores. Taxonomic diversity within the tribe is highest in the southern Afrotropical realm (where all genera are present); only 1 genus, the species-rich Adesmia, occurs north of the Sahara. Despite notable species, such as the fog-basking beetle Onymacris unguicularis (a focal taxon in desert ecological research), Adesmiini has undergone few modern taxonomic or phylogenetic studies. Hence, generic concepts and pronounced diurnal activity, rare in the primarily nocturnal family Tenebrionidae, remain poorly explored. To investigate evolutionary relationships and diurnal origins within the tribe, we generated a genomic dataset of 529 protein-coding genes across 43 species spanning 10 of 11 Adesmiini genera. Our resulting …

State of knowledge of the Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Colombia based on bibliographic revision

Authors

OSCAR ASCUNTAR-OSNAS,PABLO A LÓPEZ-BEDOYA,AARON D SMITH,M ANDREW JOHNSTON,JENNIFER C GIRON

Published Date

2023/1

Tenebrionidae is one of the most diverse families in Coleoptera.However, research on the family in Colombia is limited. Based on a comprehensiveliterature review, a list of tenebrionid species known from the country was compiled and the state of knowledge is analyzed. Based on thisinformation, the Tenebrionidae in Colombia are represented by 326 species, organized into 95genera (sevensubgenera), 30 tribes, and nine subfamilies. Cundinamarca, includingBogotá,presents the highest number of recorded species with 52, followed by Valle del Cauca with sixteen,and Bolívar with thirteen; eight departments have records for onlya single species, and tendo not haverecords of any tenebrionid species. Potential reasons forthe historically limited researchon Colombian tenebrionidsare discussed and actions toreduce theseknowledge gaps are proposed.Keywords:Darkling beetles, biodiversity, Neotropical region, checklist, distribution.

Preface to the proceedings of the International Tenebrionoidea Virtual Symposium VI

Authors

Marcin J Kamiński,Aaron D Smith,Patrice Bouchard,Kojun Kanda,M Andrew Johnston,Paloma Mas-Peinado,Nicole L Gunter

Journal

Annales Zoologici

Published Date

2022/3

The article provides information on the organizational aspects of the International Tenebrionoidea Virtual Symposium VI and the preceding North American Tenebrionidae identification and classification virtual workshop. Both events took place in May of 2021. Useful references to permanent online resources (schedules, talks) from both these meetings are presented.

Testing the taxonomy of Amphidorini Leconte (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): a molecular phylogeny leveraging museum sequencing

Authors

M Andrew Johnston,Aaron D Smith,Kojun Kanda,Marcin J Kamiński,Priscila Naverette,Lucio A Sanchez,Rolf L Aalbu,Kelly B Miller,Quentin D Wheeler,Nico M Franz

Journal

Annales Zoologici

Published Date

2022/3

The tribe Amphidorini LeConte, 1862, commonly known as the Desert Stink Beetles, is a species-rich group of flightless darkling beetles in the subfamily Blaptinae Leach, 1815 distributed throughout the Western Hemisphere and contains 252 valid species-group taxa within seven genera. In this study we provide molecular phylogenetic analyses based on seven loci to assess both the tribal monophyly and composition of Amphidorini as well as the genus and species-group relationships within the tribe. We find strong support for the exclusion of the South American genus Nycterinus Eschscholtz, 1829 from the rest of the otherwise North American tribe. Nycterinus is recovered in a distantly related clade comprising several Western Hemisphere tribes of Tenebrioninae Latrielle, 1802 and is placed as incertae sedis within that subfamily. Within the remaining 23 genera and subgenera within Amphidorini, 11 were …

Phylogenetic status of some unique species representing Blapstinina Mulsant & Rey (Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Opatrini), and implications for continued study of the subtribe

Authors

MARCIN JAN KAMIŃSKI,Ryan Lumen,Kojun Kanda,Aaron Dennis Smith

Journal

Zootaxa

Published Date

2022/2

Blapstinus Dejean is the most taxonomically challenging genus within Blapstinina Mulsant & Rey (Tenebrionidae: Opatrini). With over 120 species, it is widely distributed throughout the Americas, with representatives reaching Canada on the northern range edge, and Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay in the south. Traditionally, Blapstinus has been distinguished from other blapstinoid beetles via well-developed metathoracic wings and their lack of synapomorphies present in other genera; however, fused and tapering aedeagal parameres were recently introduced as a potential autapomorphy for the genus. This study used molecular data (nuclear ribosomal 28S, cytochrome oxidase subunit II (COII), arginine kinase (ArgK), carbomyl-phosphate synthetase domain of rudimentary (CAD), and wingless (wg)) to investigate the phylogenetic placement and taxonomic status of three Blapstinus species with distinct male genitalic morphology, i.e. Blapstinus tibialis Champion (USA), B. grandis Champion (Mexico, Nicaragua), and B. punctulatus Solier (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay). Analyses highlight the phylogenetic informativeness of the aedeagal morphology within the subtribe, and support an urgent need for taxonomic studies of South American taxa. Blapstinus tibialis and B. grandis were recovered as a specific lineage within Blapstinus that can be easily distinguished from remaining congeners by having tridentate parameres. A lectotype for B. grandis is designated to fix the taxonomic status of this species. Blapstinus punctulatus was recovered outside of its current genus which, along with aedeagal morphology, supports a change of …

Formalizing insect morphological data: a model-based, extensible insect anatomy ontology and its potential applications in biodiversity research and informatics

Authors

Jennifer C Girón,Sergei Tarasov,Luis A González Montaña,Nicolas Matentzoglu,Aaron D Smith,Markus Koch,Brendon E Boudinot,Patrice Bouchard,Roger Burks,Lars Vogt,Matt Yoder,David Osumi-Sutherland,Frank Friedrich,Rolf Beutel,István Mikó

Published Date

2022/1/18

The spectacular radiation of insects has produced a stunning diversity of phenotypes. During the last 250 years, research on insect systematics has generated hundreds of terms for naming and comparing those phenotypes. In its current form, this terminological diversity is presented in natural language and lacks formalization, which prohibits computer-assisted comparison using semantic web technologies. Here we propose a Model for Describing Insect Anatomical Structures (MoDIAS) which incorporates structural properties and positional relationships for standardized, consistent, and reproducible descriptions of insect phenotypes. We applied the MoDIAS framework in creating the ontology for the Anatomy of the Insect Skeleto-Muscular system (AISM). The AISM is the first general insect ontology that aims to cover all taxa by providing generalized, fully logical, and queryable, definitions for each term. It was built using the Ontology Development Kit (ODK), which maximizes interoperability with Uberon (Uberon multi-species anatomy ontology) and other basic ontologies, enhancing the integration of insect anatomy into the broader biological sciences. A template system for adding new terms, extending and linking the AISM to additional anatomical, phenotypic, genetic, and chemical ontologies is also introduced. The AISM is proposed as the backbone for taxon-specific insect ontologies and has potential applications spanning systematic biology and biodiversity informatics, allowing users to (1) use controlled vocabularies and create semi-automated computer-parsable insect morphological descriptions;(2) integrate insect morphology into …

Old origin for an European‐African amphitropical disjunction pattern: New insights from a case study on wingless darkling beetles

Authors

Marcin J Kamiński,Aaron D Smith,Kojun Kanda,Dariusz Iwan,Gael J Kergoat

Journal

Journal of Biogeography

Published Date

2022/1

Aim The origin of the amphitropic Mediterranean Basin and southern African disjunction (European–African amphitropical disjunction; EAAD) pattern is generally attributed to recent dispersal events. However, our knowledge is limited because the origin of the EAAD pattern has been almost exclusively studied in plants. Here, we investigate the origin of this wide‐ranging disjunction pattern in a group of wingless insects, consisting of two major clades, both of which have EAAD distributions. Location Sub‐Saharan Africa and Mediterranean region. Taxon Tribe Dendarini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Methods We reconstructed a dated molecular phylogeny of major lineages within Dendarini using maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference. The employed dataset included sequences of six genes (two mitochondrial and four nuclear fragments) generated for 72 species. To investigate the sequence and timing …

Female terminalia morphology and cladistic relations among Tok‐Tok beetles (Tenebrionidae: Sepidiini)

Authors

Marcin J Kamiński,Olivia M Gearner,Marcin Raś,Elliot T Hunsinger,Amelia L Smith,Paloma Mas‐Peinado,Jennifer C Girón,Aleksandra G Bilska,Werner P Strümpher,Christopher C Wirth,Kojun Kanda,Kali Swichtenberg,Dariusz Iwan,Aaron D Smith

Journal

Cladistics

Published Date

2022/7/4

Tok‐tokkies are one of the most iconic lineages within Tenebrionidae. In addition to containing some of the largest darkling beetles, this tribe is recognized for its remarkable form of sexual communication known as substrate tapping. Nevertheless, the phylogenetic relationships within the group remain poorly understood. This study investigates the usefulness of female terminalia morphology for delimiting Sepidiini and reconstructing relationships among it. Data on the structure of the ovipositors, genital tubes and spicula ventrali have been generated for >200 species representing 28 Pimeliinae tribes. This dataset was used in a comparative analysis at the subfamilial level, which resulted in recognition of several unique features of tok‐tokkie terminalia. Additionally, new features linking phenotypically challenging tribes also were recovered (Cryptochilini + Idisiini + Pimeliini). Secondly, 23 characters linked to …

Tackling the historical biogeography and evolution of a speciose family of Coleoptera

Authors

Gael Kergoat,Kojun Kanda,Laurent Soldati,Anne Laure Clamens,Rolf Aalbu,Jessica Lee Abbate,Patrice Bouchard,Gustavo E Flores,Dariusz Iwan,M Andrew Johnston,Marcin Jan Kamiński,Xiu Min Li,Paloma Mas-Peinado,Otto Merkl,Lubos Purchart,Guo-Dong Ren,Fabien Soldati,Christopher Wirth,Ghais Zikri,Aaron Smith,Fabien L Condamine,Polska Akademia Nauk

Published Date

2021

Tackling the historical biogeography and evolution of a speciose family of Coleoptera Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Discover About FAO News Multimedia Main topics Statistics Members Publications English العربية Español Français Русский 中文 AGRIS - International System for Agricultural Science and Technology About AGRIS Contribute Acceptable use policy facebook linkedin twitter weibo Close Advanced Search Tackling the historical biogeography and evolution of a speciose family of Coleoptera 2021 Kergoat, Gael, J. | Kanda, Kojun | Soldati, Laurent | Clamens, Anne Laure | Aalbu, Rolf | Abbate, Jessica Lee | Bouchard, Patrice | Flores, Gustavo E. | Iwan, Dariusz | Johnston, M. Andrew | Kamiński, Marcin Jan | Li, Xiu Min | Mas-Peinado, Paloma | Merkl, Otto | Purchart, Lubos | Ren, Guo-Dong | Soldati, Fabien | Wirth, Christopher | Zikri, Ghais | Smith, Aaron, D. | Condamine, Fabien L…

Illustrated Catalog of the Subtribe Helopinina Lacordaire (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Pedinini)

Authors

Marcin Jan Kamiński,Ryan Lumen,Ruth Müller,Kojun Kanda,Gérard Robiche,Aaron Dennis Smith

Journal

The Coleopterists Bulletin

Published Date

2021/12

A catalog of all valid genus-group (13 genera, 10 subgenera) and species-group names (239 species and subspecies) of Helopinina darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Pedinini) and their available synonyms is presented. For each name, the author, year, and page number of the description are provided, with additional data depending on the taxon rank (e.g., type species for genus-group names, author of synonymies for invalid taxa, notes). Verified distributional records (loci typici and data acquired from revisionary publications) for all the species were gathered and illustrated. The following new combinations are proposed: Amatodes angulicollis (Gebien), Amatodes canaliculata (Fabricius), Amatodes cordofana (Haag-Rutenberg), Amatodes delahayei (Robiche), Amatodes delicatula (Fairmaire), Amatodes demeyeri (Robiche), Amatodes drumonti (Robiche), Amatodes fasciolata (Gebien …

Reevaluation of Blapimorpha and Opatrinae: addressing a major phylogeny‐classification gap in darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae)

Authors

Marcin J Kamiński,Ryan Lumen,Kojun Kanda,Dariusz Iwan,M Andrew Johnston,Gael J Kergoat,Patrice Bouchard,Xing Long Bai,Xiu Min Li,Guo Dong Ren,Aaron D Smith

Journal

Systematic Entomology

Published Date

2021/1

The taxonomic concepts of Blapimorpha and Opatrinae (informal and traditional, morphology‐based groupings among darkling beetles) are tested using molecular phylogenetics and a reassessment of larval and adult morphology to address a major phylogeny‐classification gap in Tenebrionidae. Instead of a holistic approach (family‐level phylogeny), this study uses a bottom‐up strategy (tribal grouping) in order to define larger, monophyletic lineages within Tenebrioninae. Sampling included representatives of 27 tenebrionid tribes: Alleculini, Amarygmini, Amphidorini, Blaptini, Bolitophagini, Branchini, Cerenopini, Coniontini, Caenocrypticini, Dendarini, Eulabini, Helopini, Lagriini, Melanimini, Opatrini, Pedinini, Phaleriini, Physogasterini, Platynotini, Platyscelidini, Praociini, Scaurini, Scotobiini, Tenebrionini, Trachyscelini, Triboliini and Ulomini. Molecular analyses were based on DNA sequence data from four non …

Recovery and analysis of ancient beetle DNA from subfossil packrat middens using high-throughput sequencing

Authors

Aaron D Smith,Marcin J Kamiński,Kojun Kanda,Andrew D Sweet,Julio L Betancourt,Camille A Holmgren,Elisabeth Hempel,Federica Alberti,Michael Hofreiter

Journal

Scientific Reports

Published Date

2021/6/16

The study of ancient DNA is revolutionizing our understanding of paleo-ecology and the evolutionary history of species. Insects are essential components in many ecosystems and constitute the most diverse group of animals. Yet they are largely neglected in ancient DNA studies. We report the results of the first targeted investigation of insect ancient DNA to positively identify subfossil insects to species, which includes the recovery of endogenous content from samples as old as ~ 34,355 ybp. Potential inhibitors currently limiting widespread research on insect ancient DNA are discussed, including the lack of closely related genomic reference sequences (decreased mapping efficiency) and the need for more extensive collaborations with insect taxonomists. The advantages of insect-based studies are also highlighted, especially in the context of understanding past climate change. In this regard, insect remains from …

The future for a prominent taxonomy

Authors

Chris A Hamilton,Floyd W Shockley,Rebecca Simmons,Aaron Smith,Jessica Ware,Jennifer M Zaspel

Journal

Insect Systematics and Diversity

Published Date

2021/1

The year 2020 was one of tremendous upheaval, both socially and culturally. Perhaps most importantly, this year has been known for an awakening to the concept of implicit (unconscious) bias in our society that changed the understanding of ethics and equality for many people. This spotlight has illuminated biased views across all strata of society, even in science—which has long regarded itself as neutral to these biases. Implicit bias has determined which disciplines are considered ‘cutting-edge’and which are deemed ‘second tier’. For example, taxonomy, a thriving science for two centuries, has declined in significance over the last several decades—although it is central to understanding the global biodiversity crisis. Fortunately, this perception is not shared by the public, as newly discovered species, the cornerstone of taxonomic research, hold great engagement value. In other words, an assessment of the …

A new genus of the tribe Asidini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from South Africa, with description of two new species

Authors

Marcin J Kamiński,Kojun Kanda,Aaron D Smith

Journal

Annales Zoologici

Published Date

2021/3

A new genus (Saeculum gen. nov.) of South African endemic Asidini is described to accommodate two newly described species (Saeculum zoologicum sp. nov. – type species, and Saeculum merkli sp. nov.) and Saeculum tuberosum comb. nov. (previously treated as incertae sedis within Asidini). A key to the species is provided.

Discovery of new genera challenges the subtribal classification of tok-tok beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Sepidiini)

Authors

Olivia M Gearner,Marcin J Kamiński,Kojun Kanda,Kali Swichtenberg,Aaron D Smith

Journal

Insect Systematics and Diversity

Published Date

2021/3/1

Sepidiini is a speciose tribe of desert-inhabiting darkling beetles, which contains a number of poorly defined taxonomic groups and is in need of revision at all taxonomic levels. In this study, two previously unrecognized lineages were discovered, based on morphological traits, among the extremely speciose genera Psammodes Kirby, 1819 (164 species and subspecies) and Ocnodes Fåhraeus, 1870 (144 species and subspecies), namely the Psammodes spinosus species-group and Ocnodes humeralis species-group. In order to test their phylogenetic placement, a phylogeny of the tribe was reconstructed based on analyses of DNA sequences from six nonoverlapping genetic loci (CAD, wg, COI JP, COI BC, COII, and 28S) using Bayesian and maximum likelihood inference methods. The aforementioned, morphologically defined, species-groups were recovered as distinct and well-supported lineages within …

First insights into the phylogeny of tok-tokkie beetles (Tenebrionidae: Molurina, Phanerotomeina) and examination of the status of the Psammodes vialis species …

Authors

Marcin J Kamiński,Olivia M Gearner,Kojun Kanda,Kali Swichtenberg,Luboš Purchart,Aaron D Smith

Journal

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

Published Date

2021/3/1

The first molecular phylogeny of the tribe Sepidiini is inferred from analyses of DNA sequence data from the following five loci (CAD, wg, COI, COII, 28S rRNA). Bayesian and maximum likelihood analyses were performed on a dataset containing 41 taxa, of which a majority represent Molurina (27) and Phanerotomeina (6). The resulting topologies were used to discuss phylogenetic placement and diagnostic characters of all of the genera representing Molurina. Within the subtribe, the results revealed paraphyly of the genus Psammodes. The P. vialis species-group, currently classified within Psammodes, was recovered as sister to all other Molurina genera. Based on this topology and morphological investigations, a new genus named Toktokkus gen. nov. is established. Within Phanerotomeina, Ocnodes is paraphyletic with regard to Tarsocnodes. In order to restore the monophyly of Ocnodes, the subgenus …

Molecular insights into the phylogeny of Blapstinina (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Opatrini)

Authors

Ryan Lumen,Kojun Kanda,Dariusz Iwan,Aaron Dennis Smith,Marcin Jan Kaminski

Journal

Systematic Entomology

Published Date

2020/4

The monophyly of the North and South American endemic subtribe Blapstinina (Tenebrionidae: Opatrini) is tested through phylogenetic analyses using five molecular markers [nuclear ribosomal 28S (28S), cytochrome oxidase subunit II (COII), arginine kinase (ArgK), carbamoyl‐phosphate synthetase domain of rudimentary (CAD), wingless (wg)]. Representatives of several opatrinoid subtribes were taken into consideration, including other geographically overlapping endemic genera, namely Ammodonus, Ephalus and Pseudephalus (all previously considered representatives of Ammobiina). A comparative study of morphology was performed to assess resulting phylogenetic hypotheses. Analyses support the monophyly of Blapstinina; however, they also strongly indicate that Ammodonus should be included within the subtribe. Mecysmus is nested within Blapstinus and therefore, a new synonymy, Blapstinus …

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Dissonomini Medvedev, 1968: the eighth tribe of the subfamily Blaptinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Welcome home: phylogenetic placement and taxonomy of an enigmatic subtribe Stenolamina Koch, 1956 (Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Opatrini)

Formalizing invertebrate morphological data: A descriptive model for cuticle-based skeleto-muscular systems, an ontology for insect anatomy, and their potential applications in …

Preliminary phylogenomic analyses reveal multiple reversions to nocturnal behavior and morphology within the primarily diurnal tribe Adesmiini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

State of knowledge of the Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Colombia based on bibliographic revision

Preface to the proceedings of the International Tenebrionoidea Virtual Symposium VI

Testing the taxonomy of Amphidorini Leconte (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): a molecular phylogeny leveraging museum sequencing

Phylogenetic status of some unique species representing Blapstinina Mulsant & Rey (Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Opatrini), and implications for continued study of the subtribe

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The research interests of Aaron D. Smith are: entomology, systematics, taxonomy, mimicry, Tenebrionidae

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Aaron D. Smith has 902 citations in total.

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The co-authors of Aaron D. Smith are Quentin Wheeler, Anthony Cognato, Joseph S. Wilson, Nico Franz, M. Andrew Johnston.

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    Arizona State University

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