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Phylogenetic analysis of species of the neotropical social wasp Epipona Latreille, 1802 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae, Epiponini)

Author(s): Sergio Andena | James Carpenter | Kurt Pickett

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 20;
Start page: 385;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: paper wasps | cladistics | Vespidae | Epiponini.

The Neotropical social wasp genus Epipona is reviewed. Phylogenetic analysis of the species in the genus using morphological and nest characters resulted in a single cladogram, with the following ingroup topology: (E.guerini + E. niger) + (E. media + (E. quadrituberculata + E. tatua)). A key to the five species is presented.
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