Barcoding of Swedish biting midges (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae)
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Malaise trap samples from different localities in Sweden recently generated several thousands of specimens of biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Of these 773 were sequenced for the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene (COI), and found to representing 164 morphological species in 19 genera, 5 tribes and 4 subfamilies. In total 214 barcoding clusters (BINs) were recovered in the neighbor-joining analysis, which indicates that the material includes a higher number of species than based on morphology alone, indicating existence of many cryptic or sibling species in Sweden.
COI, Dasyhelea, Forcipomyia, Malaise trap
Research subject Systematic Zoology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127990OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-127990DiVA: diva2:912050