A genus of European paper wasps revised for the first time using integrative taxonomy

The European and Mediterranean species of the paper wasp genus Polistes were revised by scientists at the SNSB-Zoologische Staatssammlung München. For the first time for this group, scientists applied an integrative taxonomic approach which combines traditional morphological methods with DNA barcoding. As a result, the researchers were able to identify a new species from Morocco. For this well-researched wasp group, this is a little sensation. The study is published in the open access journal ZooKeys. …read more

Source: EurekAlert

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