The new ABOL-Folder ist ready. Many thanks to Josef Muhsil for the layout, and to all colleagues who provided the nice pictures. The folder (in German) can be downloaded as pdf at our site “Public Outreach/ Folder & Logos”, or below.

ABOL Folder 2015web

The project operated by Harald Letsch and Sven Winter aims at unravelling phylogenetic relationships within this morphologically difficult group in addition to DNA-Barcodes. Despite a recent restructuring of the genus Apion based on feeding plants and morphology still some taxonomic uncertainties remain. Preliminary Barcoding data suggest the existence of cryptic species in some groups.