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Title: Prays oleae (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae or Praydidae?) be a Species’ Complex?
Authors: Pazian, Marlon
Nobre, Tânia
Blibech, Imen
Rei, Fernando
Keywords: olive moth
cryptic species
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2020
Publisher: Insects
Citation: PAzian P, Nobre T, Blibech I & Rei FT (2020) Prays oleae (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae or Praydidae?) be a Species’ Complex?, Insects,11, 204, doi:10.3390/insects11040204
Abstract: Prays oleae is the second most important pest in Mediterranean olive groves, causing substantial damage on olive production. We used mitochondrial [cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI), and NADH dehydrogenase subunit 5 (nad5)] and nuclear [ribosomal protein S5 (RpS5)] amplicons to assess the population variability in five main olive producing regions from Tunisia, to support or dismiss the existence of two non-monophyletic groups within the species, as found within Portugal. Our phylogenetic analysis with cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) indeed displayed two distinct and well-supported clades of P. oleae, which were corroborated by the haplotype network reconstructed with both mitochondrial and nuclear amplicons. We were also able to dismiss the hypothesis that one of the clades would not develop on olive fruits. No correlation was observed between clades differentiation and geographic distribution. The existence of cryptic species can impact on the management of agroecosystems and on the perception of how these moths responds to environmental changes.
URI: doi:10.3390/insects11040204
Type: article
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