Gokhman V.E. 2017. [Use of chromosomal characters in integrative taxonomy and phylogenetics of parasitoid Hymenoptera] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol. 16. No. 5: 483–486 [in Russian, with English summary].
Botanical Garden, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1/12, Moscow 119234 Russia.
ABSTRACT. Due to an intensive accumulation of data on the karyotype structure of parasitoid Hymenoptera during recent years, the successful use of chromosomal characters in integrative taxonomy of this group, including detection of cryptic species of parasitic wasps, therefore becomes obvious. Moreover, structural variation of chromosome sets of parasitoid Hymenoptera can not only be interpreted in terms of phylogeny, but also used for phylogenetic reconstruction.
KEY WORDS: chromosomes, karyotypes, integrative taxonomy, phylogenetics, parasitoid Hymenoptera, parasitic wasps.