Genetic differentiation in Scottish populations of the pine beauty moth, Panolis flammea (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae)

Lowe, A. J., Hicks, B. J., Worley, K., Ennos, R. A., Morman, J. D., Stone, G. and Watt, A. D. (2005) Genetic differentiation in Scottish populations of the pine beauty moth, Panolis flammea (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 95 6: 517-526. doi:10.1079/BER2005384

Author Lowe, A. J.
Hicks, B. J.
Worley, K.
Ennos, R. A.
Morman, J. D.
Stone, G.
Watt, A. D.
Title Genetic differentiation in Scottish populations of the pine beauty moth, Panolis flammea (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae)
Journal name Bulletin of Entomological Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-4853
Publication date 2005-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1079/BER2005384
Volume 95
Issue 6
Start page 517
End page 526
Total pages 10
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher CABI Publishing
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
270203 Population and Ecological Genetics
771004 Control of pests and exotic species
0608 Zoology
Abstract Pine beauty moth, Panolis flammea (Denis & Schiffermuller), is a recent but persistent pest of lodgepole pine plantations in Scotland, but exists naturally at low levels within remnants and plantations of Scots pine. To test whether separate host races occur in lodgepole and Scots pine stands and to examine colonization dynamics, allozyme, randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and mitochondrial variation were screened within a range of Scottish samples. RAPD analysis indicated limited long distance dispersal (F-ST=0.099), and significant isolation by distance (P < 0.05); but that colonization between more proximate populations was often variable, from extensive to limited exchange. When compared with material from Germany, Scottish samples were found to be more diverse and significantly differentiated for all markers. For mtDNA, two highly divergent groups of haplotypes were evident, one group contained both German and Scottish samples and the other was predominantly Scottish. No genetic differentiation was evident between P. flammea populations sampled from different hosts, and no diversity bottleneck was observed in the lodgepole group. Indeed, lodgepole stands appear to have been colonized on multiple occasions from Scots pine sources and neighbouring populations on different hosts are close to panmixia.
Keyword Entomology
Mitochondrial Dna
Panolis Flammea
Pinus Sylvestris
Pinus Contorta
Sympatric Speciation
Scots Pine
Host Races
Q-Index Code C1

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