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Cross-breeding of Chaetopteryx morettii and related species, with molecular and eidonomical results (Trichoptera, Limnephilidae)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 March 2012

Hans Malicky
Sonnengasse 13, A-3293 Lunz am See, Austria
Steffen U. Pauls*
Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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We test the possibility of a hybrid origin for Chaetopteryx morettii using cross-breeding experiments and molecular analysis. We show that species within the Chaetopteryx villosa group can hybridize, but that C. moretti is not of hybrid origin. We discuss the applicability of our approach for testing ideas on hybrid speciation and detecting hybrids in natural populations, e.g., for conservation purposes.

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© EDP Sciences, 2012

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