Cryptic and sibling species

Bob Mesibov mesibov at SOUTHCOM.COM.AU
Mon Oct 18 19:54:31 CDT 1999

The two adjectives are used interchangeably in entomology. See Paterson
(1990) and Bower and Brown (1997).

Paterson, H.E.H. 1990. The recognition of cryptic species among
economically important insects. In: Zalucki, M.P. (ed.), Heliothis:
Research Methods and Prospects; pp. 1-10. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Bower, C.C. and Brown, G.R. 1997. Hidden biodiversity: detection of
cryptic thynnine wasp species using sexually deceptive, female-mimicking
orchids. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 56(2): 461-466.
Dr Robert Mesibov
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