Molecular phylogeny of Ateleutinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): Systematics and biogeography of a widespread parasitoid wasp lineage

Bernardo F. Santos, Mabel Alvarado, Ilari E. Sääksjärvi, Simon Van Noort, Claire Villemant, Seán G. Brady

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Abstract

The phylogeny of the ichneumonid parasitoid wasp subfamily Ateleutinae is investigated based on molecular data from five genes. A total of 36 species are included in the ingroup. Maximum likelihood analyses recovered a strongly supported monophyletic clade circumscribing the subfamily Ateleutinae. Five main clades were recovered in the subfamily, but relationships between these clades were mostly poorly supported. A new genus is identified and described: Duwalia Santos gen. nov. from Australia, which corresponds to the earliest known diverging lineage of Ateleutinae. Duwalia perula Santos sp. nov. is described and illustrated. The genus Ateleute is shown to be paraphyletic with respect to Tamaulipeca, but further studies with more intense sampling of the Neotropical fauna are needed in order to provide a comprehensive classification of the genera within this subfamily. Ateleute boitata Santos sp. nov., a morphologically aberrant species from South America, is described to highlight the morphological diversity in the genus. All Old World species of Ateleute are recovered in a single clade. Ateleute grossa is newly recorded as a parasitoid of Oiketicus kirbyi (Lepidoptera: Psychidae). Diagnoses and identification keys to the genera of Ateleutinae are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1057-1078
Number of pages22
JournalZoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Volume185
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Mar 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
All the curators mentioned in Material and Methods provided invaluable loans of cryptine specimens. Andrew Bennett (CNCI), Gavin Broad (BMNH) and David Wahl (AEIC) also received the first author in their institutions and loaned all the relevant specimens. Bruno C. de Araújo (ZSM), Helena Onody (MZSP) and Pascal Rousse (MNHN) provided logistic help and good company during BFS’s visits to Munich and Cape Town. Seraina Klopfstein (Universität Bern) arranged for the loan from WINC. Research funds were provided by a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1501802); a ‘mini-ARTS’ award from the Society of Systematic Biologists; an Annette Kade Graduate Student Fellowship and a Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant, both by the AMNH. The Sackler Institute of Comparative Genomics generously funded much of the DNA sequencing. Simon van Noort was funded by South African NRF (South African National Research Foundation) grants: GUN 2068865; GUN 61497; GUN 79004; GUN 79211; GUN 81139; GUN 98115. The first author was supported by a fellowship from the Richard Gilder Graduate School (AMNH) and is currently supported by the Peter Buck Fellowship Program (NMNH). James Carpenter, Mark Siddall and Lorenzo Prendini (AMNH) provided invaluable guidance and useful comments for this work.

Funding Information:
All the curators mentioned in Material and Methods provided invaluable loans of cryptine specimens. Andrew Bennett (CNCI), Gavin Broad (BMNH) and David Wahl (AEIC) also received the first author in their institutions and loaned all the relevant specimens. Bruno C. de Araújo (ZSM), Helena Onody (MZSP) and Pascal Rousse (MNHN) provided logistic help and good company during BFS's visits to Munich and Cape Town. Seraina Klopfstein (Universität Bern) arranged for the loan from WINC. Research funds were provided by a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1501802); a 'mini- ARTS' award from the Society of Systematic Biologists; an Annette Kade Graduate Student Fellowship and a Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant, both by the AMNH. The Sackler Institute of Comparative Genomics generously funded much of the DNA sequencing. Simon van Noort was funded by South African NRF (South African National Research Foundation) grants: GUN 2068865; GUN 61497; GUN 79004; GUN 79211; GUN 81139; GUN 98115. The first author was supported by a fellowship from the Richard Gilder Graduate School (AMNH) and is currently supported by the Peter Buck Fellowship Program (NMNH). James Carpenter, Mark Siddall and Lorenzo Prendini (AMNH) provided invaluable guidance and useful comments for this work.

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© 2018 The Linnean Society of London.

Keywords

  • Ateleute
  • Cryptinae
  • Duwalia
  • Psychidae
  • Tamaulipeca
  • bagworm
  • parasite

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