Gumovsky A.V. 2011. Molecular data support the existence of four main lineages in the phylogeny of the family Eulophidae (Hymenoptera) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.20. No.3: 273–286 [in English].

I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 15 Bogdan Khmelnitsky St., Kiev-30 01601, Ukraine. E-mails:

Key words: Hymenoptera, Eulophidae, Tetracampidae, Trichogrammatidae, nuclear genes, mitochondrial genes, phylogeny, morphology.

Abstract. This study is an attempt to infer the relationships between Eulophidae and putatively related families, as well as major groups within eulophids, with the combined analysis of nuclear (28S D2 rDNA) and two mitochondrial sequences (cytochrome oxidase subunit I, COI, and cytochrome b, Cyt b). There is no signal of close relationships between the families Eulophidae, Tetracampidae and Trichogrammatidae, but at least Eulophidae and Trichogrammatidae are supported as monophyletic. The Eulophidae lineage consists of four internal lineages corresponding to the recognized subfamilies: Eulophinae, Tetrastichinae, Entedoninae and Entiinae (= Euderinae). Morphology of the subfamilies (including putative synapomorphies) is also discussed.

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