How did vespid wasps evolve?

Vespid wasps is a diverse hymenopteran lineage including a wide range of life history strategies. The recent study from the 1KITE helped to reconstruct a robust evolutionary history of Vespidae. Bank, S.#, M. Sann#, C. Mayer, K. Meusemann, A. Donath, L. Podsiadlowski, A. Kozlov, M. Petersen, L. Krogmann, R. Meier, P. Rosa, T. Schmitt, M. Wurdack, S. Liu, X. Zhou, B. Misof, R. S. Peters*, and O. Niehuis*. 2017. Transcriptome and target DNA enrichment sequence data provide new insights into the phylogeny of vespid wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata: Vespidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 116: 213-226. PDF Abstract: The wasp family Vespidae comprises more than 5,000 described species which

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