Denise Tan

Denise Tan
University of Florida | UF · Department of Entomology and Nematology

PhD

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Additional affiliations
January 2014 - December 2014
University of Florida
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • ENY3005L/ENY5006L - Principles of Entomology Lab
August 2013 - May 2018
Florida Museum of Natural History
Position
  • Research Assistant
January 2012 - July 2013
National University of Singapore
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
August 2013 - May 2018
University of Florida
Field of study
  • Entomology
August 2008 - August 2011
National University of Singapore
Field of study
  • Life Sciences (Biology)
August 2004 - August 2008

Publications

Publications (14)
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DNA ‘barcoding’ has contributed greatly to resolving species limits in rapidly diverging tropical insect groups. Here, we explored species diversity in the widespread, cryptic Neotropical butterfly genus Hermeuptychia by generating 601 new sequences of the cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) barcode, tripling available information. Our dataset focused in...
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Relationships within satyrine butterflies have been notoriously difficult to resolve using both morphology and Sanger sequencing methods, and this is particularly true for the mainly Neotropical subtribe Euptychiina, which contains about 400 described species. Known larvae of Euptychiina feed on grasses and sedges, with the exception of the genus E...
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A distinctive new species from montane forest in the eastern tropical Andes is described in the taxonomically complex genus Hermeuptychia Forster, 1964. Unusually for the genus, the new species, H. clara Nakahara, Tan, Lamas & Willmott n. sp. is readily distinguished from all other Hermeuptychia on the basis of the ventral wing pattern. A summary o...
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The absence of androconia on the dorsal surface of the wings is established as an external diagnostic character of male Hermeuptychia intricata Grishin, 2014, that distinguishes this newly described species from males of the sympatric H. sosybius (Fabricius, 1793). Additional United States records of H. intricata are reviewed, extending its distrib...
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Here we describe the hitherto unknown details of the highly unusual mating behaviour of Saltella sphondylii—a widely cited model for male longevity costs caused by multiple copulations. When compared to the known mating behaviour of 28 sepsid species, we find five unique behavioural elements based on frame-by-frame analyses of video-recordings. The...
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Tan, D. S. H., Ang, Y., Lim, G. S., Ismail, M. R. B. & Meier, R. (2010). From ‘cryptic species’ to integrative taxonomy: an iterative process involving DNA sequences, morphology, and behaviour leads to the resurrection of Sepsis pyrrhosoma (Sepsidae: Diptera). —Zoologica Scripta, 39, 51–61. The increased availability of DNA sequences has led to a s...
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Our understanding of how fast mating behaviour evolves in insects is rather poor due to a lack of comparative studies among insect groups for which phylogenetic relationships are known. Here, we present a detailed study of the mating behaviour of 27 species of Sepsidae (Diptera) for which a well-resolved and supported phylogeny is available. We dem...

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