Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2006
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: A thelytokous subpopulation of Odontosema anastrephae was collected from Vera Cruz State, Mexico, and compared to an arrenotokous subpopulation of O. anastrephae. The two subpopulations were unable to be distinguished on the basis of morphology. Mitochondrial sequence analysis, however, revealed that they could be distinguished by their Cytochrome C Oxidase, subunit I (COI) sequences. Comparison with COI sequences of other wasps of the Figitidae suggested that these two morphologically identical subpopulations may be separate species.