Molecular phylogeny of Miltogramminae (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)

I’m a leading author of an article about the phylogeny and evolution of the larval feeding strategy in Miltogramminae (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. We showed that subfamily Miltogramminae can be divided into three clades which we called ‘‘higher miltogrammines” and ‘‘lower miltogrammines”. Interestingly, the ‘‘lower miltogrammines” contains two clades of mainly saprophages, while the ‘‘higher miltogrammines” mainly kleptoparasitic species. We illustrated this formally by the ancestral state reconstruction of larval feeding strategy and larval characters. It seems that ancestor of this subfamily was a saprophag which the first instar larva actively searched for a buried food supply. We added to this article the appendix in which we provided the morphological characters for the studied species of Miltogramminae. This research was supported by the Polish National Science Centre grant 2012/07/B/NZ8/00158 to Krzysztof Szpila.

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Molecular phylogeny of Miltogramminae (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)