Afternoon sessions

Evolutionary phylogenetics and Lepidoptera biodiversity: diversification, adapations and community ecology

Organized by

Marianne Elias and Karina Lucas da Silva-Brandão

Why are there so many species on Earth, and why are they so concentrated in a small number of hotspots? More specifically, what are the processes underlying diversification and what are those permitting multiple species to coexist? These questions have intrigued biologists since the acceptance of Darwin’s theory of evolution and still represent a major challenge for modern evolutionary biology. The insect order Lepidoptera is an excellent model group to answer these questions, using recent approaches based on molecular phylogenies. The purpose of this symposium is to present original research on diversification, adaptation and community ecology of Lepidoptera, using phylogenetic tools.

Oral presentations

Only presenting author shown

13:30-14:10 Keynote presentation
What is host range? (happy meetings between phylogenetic and experimental studies)
Niklas Janz

Asynchronous divergence of Cymothoe forest butterflies and their Rinorea host plants in tropical Africa
Robin van Velzen

Spectacular radiation of Mycalesina butterflies in the old world tropics
Kwaku Aduse-Poku

Effect of vertical stratification in the phylogenetic structure of a fruit feeding butterflies community of an Atlantic Forest, Brazil
Jessie Santos

Diversification in the Neotropics : insights from Ithomiini butterflies.
Nicholas Chazot

An alternative, plant-based time-tree implies conflicting dates for the diversification of ithomiine butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Danainae)
Ivonne J. Garzón-Orduña

Evolution and biogeography of Batesian mimetic diversity in Elymnias butterflies (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)
David Lohman

Nature’s ecological recorders - stable isotopes reveal patterns of ecological diversification in Mycalesine butterflies
Erik van Bergen

Higher-level phylogeny and biogeography of the Riodinidae
Marianne Espeland

Developmental and evolutionary consequences within the lepidopteran wing scale morphospace
April Dinwiddie