Genetic diversity and structure at different spatial scales in the processionary moths

Carole Kerdelhué, Andrea Battisti, Christian Burban, Manuela Branco, Anna Cassel-Lundhagen, Kahraman Apekdal, Stig Larsson, Carlos Lopez-Vaamonde, Emmanuelle Magnoux, Eduardo Mateus, Zvi Mendel, Enrico Negrisolo, Maria Rosa Paiva, Isabelle D. Pivotto, Susana Rocha, Cecilia Ronnås, Alain Roques, Jean Pierre Rossi, Jérôme Rousselet, Paola SalvatoHelena Santos, Mauro Simonato, Lorenzo Zane

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This chapter presents the evolutionary history of Thaumetopoea species associated with pines, at different temporal and spatial scales. It corresponds to recent discoveries and ongoing works using sequencing technologies and population genetics. Most of the subchapters focus on the winter pine processionary moths T. pityocampa/T. wilkinsoni including a population with a shifted life cycle. Results concerning the summer pine processionary moth T. pinivora and the evolution of the whole genus are also presented. This chapter gives insights about the effects of Quaternary climate changes in different regions, and allow to study the contemporary changes due to the present climate warming.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcessionary Moths and Climate Change
Subtitle of host publicationAn Update
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages64
ISBN (Electronic)978-940179340-7
ISBN (Print)978-940179339-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Glacial Refugium
  • Much Recent Common Ancestor
  • Paris Basin
  • Tree Outside Forest


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