Akito Y. Kawahara
Florida Museum of Natural History
Publications 110
#1Chris A. Hamilton (UIdaho: University of Idaho)H-Index: 9
#2R. A. St Laurent (Florida Museum of Natural History)
Last.Akito Y. Kawahara (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 20
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Background Silkmoths and their relatives constitute the ecologically and taxonomically diverse superfamily Bombycoidea, which includes some of the most charismatic species of Lepidoptera. Despite displaying spectacular forms and diverse ecological traits, relatively little attention has been given to understanding their evolution and drivers of their diversity. To begin to address this problem, we created a new Bombycoidea-specific Anchored Hybrid Enrichment (AHE) probe set and sampled up to 571...
#2Dominic A. Evangelista (UT: University of Tennessee)
Last.Philippe GrandcolasH-Index: 27
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Phylogenomics seeks to use next-generation data to robustly infer an organism9s evolutionary history. Yet, the practical caveats of phylogenomics motivates investigation of improved efficiency, particularly when quality of phylogenies are questionable. To achieve improvements, one goal is to maintain or enhance the quality of phylogenetic inference while severely reducing dataset size. We approach this goal by designing an optimized subsample of data with an experimental design whose results are...
#1Harlan Gough (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 2
#2Daniel P. Duran (Drexel University)H-Index: 1
Last.Emmanuel F. A. Toussaint (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 15
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#1Ryan A. St Laurent (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 4
#2Ana Paula S Carvalho (UF: University of Florida)
Last.Akito Y. Kawahara (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 20
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#1Nicholas T. Homziak (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 2
#2Jesse W. Breinholt (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 16
Last.Akito Y. Kawahara (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 20
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Abstract The subfamily Erebinae (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) includes approximately 10,000 species with many still undescribed. It is one of the most diverse clades within the moth superfamily Noctuoidea and encompasses a diversity of ecological habits. Erebine caterpillars feed on a broad range of host plants including several economically important crops. Adults possess a unique array of adaptations for predator defense, including some of the most sensitive hearing organs (tympana) across the Lepid...