Habitat requirements affect genetic variation in three species of mayfly (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) from South AfricaThis study investigates genetic diversity in three species of Ephemeroptera, one eurytopic and therefore widespread (Afroptilum sudafricanum) and two stenotopic and thus endemic (Demoreptus natalensis and Demoreptus capensis) species, all of which co-occur in the southern Great Escarpment, South Africa. Mitochondrial DNA was analysed to compare the genetic diversity between...
Taylor, Chantal L ; Barker, Nigel P ; Barber-James, Helen M ; Villet, Martin H ; Pereira-da-Conceicoa, Lyndall L
Journal articleWings are one of the most important structures in the evolution of insects and winged insects are widely accepted as being monophyletic. In Ephemeroptera, wing structure and shape is important for interpreting taxonomic relationships. Morphological variation in wing shape of 14 distinct operational taxonomic units (OTUs) of South African Teloganodidae...
Pereira-da-Conceicoa, Lyndall L ; Benítez, Hugo A ; Barber-James, Helen M