Morphological and molecular perspectives on the phylogeny, evolution, and classification ofweevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea): Proceedings from the 2016 International Weevil Meeting

Duane D. McKenna, Dave J. Clarke, Robert Anderson, Jonas J. Astrin, Samuel Brown, Lourdes Chamorro, Steven R. Davis, Bruno de Medeiros, M. Guadalupe del Rio, Julien Haran, Guillermo Kuschel, Nico Franz, Bjarte Jordal, Analia Lanteri, Richard A.B. Leschen, Harald Letsch, Chris Lyal, Adriana Marvaldi, Jose Ricardo Mermudes, Rolf G. OberprielerAndré Schütte, Andrea Sequeira, Seunggwan Shin, Matthew H. Van Dam, Guanyang Zhang

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Abstract

The 2016 International Weevil Meeting was held immediately after the International Congress of Entomology (ICE). It built on the topics and content of the 2016 ICE weevil symposium Phylogeny and Evolution of Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea): A Symposium in Honor of Dr. Guillermo "Willy" Kuschel. Beyond catalyzing research and collaboration, the meeting was intended to serve as a forum for identifying priorities and goals for those who study weevils. The meeting consisted of 46 invited and contributed lectures, discussion sessions and introductory remarks presented by 23 speakers along with eight contributed research posters. These were organized into three convened sessions, each lasting one day: (1) weevil morphology; (2) weevil fossils, biogeography and host/habitat associations; and (3) molecular phylogenetics and classification of weevils. Some of the topics covered included the 1K Weevils Project, major morphological character systems of adult and larval weevils, weevil morphological terminology, prospects for future morphological character discovery, phylogenetic analysis of morphological character data, the current status of weevil molecular phylogenetics and evolution, resources available for phylogenetic and comparative genomic studies of weevils, the weevil fossil record, weevil biogeography and evolution, weevil host plants, evolutionary development of the weevil rostrum, resources available for weevil identification and the current status of and challenges in weevil classification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number64
JournalDiversity
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

Keywords

  • 1K Weevils Project
  • Biogeography
  • Classification
  • Curculionidae
  • Curculionoidea
  • DNA barcoding
  • Fossils
  • Guillermo Kuschel
  • Molecular phylogenetics
  • Morphology
  • Phylogeny
  • Phytophagy
  • Weevils

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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    McKenna, D. D., Clarke, D. J., Anderson, R., Astrin, J. J., Brown, S., Chamorro, L., Davis, S. R., de Medeiros, B., del Rio, M. G., Haran, J., Kuschel, G., Franz, N., Jordal, B., Lanteri, A., Leschen, R. A. B., Letsch, H., Lyal, C., Marvaldi, A., Mermudes, J. R., ... Zhang, G. (2018). Morphological and molecular perspectives on the phylogeny, evolution, and classification ofweevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea): Proceedings from the 2016 International Weevil Meeting. Diversity, 10(3), [64]. https://doi.org/10.3390/d10030064