|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2019|
|Authors:||C. A. Hamilton, St Laurent, R. A., Dexter, K., Kitching, I. J., Breinholt, J. W., Zwick, A., Timmermans, M. J. T. N., Barber, J. R., Kawahara, A. Y.|
|Journal:||BMC Evolutionary Biology|
|Keywords:||ANCHORED HYBRID ENRICHMENT, APATELODIDAE, AROTROS, BOMBYCIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA, DNA, PHYLOGENOMICS, PHYLOGENY, TARGETED SEQUENCE CAPTURE|
"Background: Silkmoths and their relatives constitute the ecologically and taxonomically diverse superfamily Bombycoidea, which includes some of the most charismatic species of Lepidoptera. Despite displaying spectacular forms and diverse ecological traits, relatively little attention has been given to understanding their evolution and drivers of their diversity. To begin to address this problem, we created a new Bombycoidea-specific Anchored Hybrid Enrichment (AHE) probe set and sampled up to 571 loci for 117 taxa across all major lineages of the Bombycoidea, with a newly developed DNA extraction protocol that allows Lepidoptera specimens to be readily sequenced from pinned natural history collections.