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Phylogeny of Dermaptera (Earwigs)

Dermaptera are an unusual group of insects that display extreme sexual dimorphism in their forceps-like cerci and have limited brood care behavior. Two groups are parasites of mammals, the Hemimerina (on African rodents) and Arixeniina (on Malaysian bats). We are establishing a molecular phylogeny for this group in order elucidate patterns of dermapteran diversification and evolution.

Hemimerus talpoides
Copyright MNHN
Photo by Fabian Haas

Labidura bengalensis
Photo by Fabian Haas

Opisthocosmia Cervipygia
Photo by Fabian Haas

To access the dataset, click here: nexus file

Lab personnel involved in research:
Karl Jarvis

Outside Collaborators:
Fabian Haas ::