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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Systematics of Lepidoptera: Invasive Species, Pests, and Biological Control Agents

Location: Systematic Entomology

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Geographic population structure of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in the southern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(28-Aug-14)
Evidence of sexual selection in Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): correlation of female moth genitalia and Solanaceae host fruit size - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(28-May-14)
Review of Apanteles sensu stricto (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica, with keys to all described species from Mesoamerica     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fernandez-Triana, J.L., Whitfield, J.B., Rodriguez, J.J., Smith, M.A., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Hajibabaei, M., Burns, J., Solis, M.A., Brown, J.W., Cardinal, S., Goulet, H., Hebert, P.N. 2014. Review of Apanteles sensu stricto (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica, with keys to all described species from Mesoamerica. ZooKeys. 383:1-565.
New North American Chrysauginae (Pyralidae) described by Cashatt (1968)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Solis, M.A., Cashatt, E.D., Scholtens, B.G. 2013. New North American Chrysauginae (Pyralidae) described by Cashatt (1968). ZooKeys. 344:55-71.
A food plant specialist in Sparganothini? A new genus and species from Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown, J.W. 2013. A food plant specialist in Sparganothini? A new genus and species from Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). ZooKeys. 303:53-63.
First record of Diatraea tabernella in the Cauca River Valley of Colombia - (Research Notes)
Vargas, G., Lastra, A.L., Solis, M.A. 2013. First record of Diatraea tabernella in the Cauca River Valley of Colombia. Florida Entomologist. 96(3):1198-1201.
A large-scale, higher-level, molecular phylogenetic study of the insect order Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reigier, J.C., Mitter, C.E., Zwick, A., Bazinet, A., Cummings, M.P., Kawahara, A., Sohn, J.C., Zwickl, D.J., Cho, S., Davis, D., Baixeras, J., Brown, J.W., Parr, C., Weller, S.J., Lees, D., Mitter, K. 2013. A large-scale, higher-level, molecular phylogenetic study of the insect order Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). PLoS One. 8(3):e58568.
Phylogenetic Systematics of Schacontia Dyar with a description of eight new species (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z., Metz, M., Solis, M.A. 2013. Phylogenetic Systematics of Schacontia Dyar with a description of eight new species (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). ZooKeys. 291:27-81.
A new genus of pine-feeding Cochylina from the western United States and northern Mexico (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Euliini) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown, J.W. 2013. A new genus of pine-feeding Cochylina from the western United States and northern Mexico (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Euliini). Zootaxa. 3640:270-283.
Two new Neotropical species of Platynota related to the Nearctic Platynota stultana Walsingham (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown, J.W. 2013. Two new Neotropical species of Platynota related to the Nearctic Platynota stultana Walsingham (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115(2):128-139.
New host records for four species of tortricid moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on cultivated blueberries, Vaccinium corymbosum (Ericaceae), in Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rocca, M., Brown, J.W. 2013. New host records for four species of tortricid moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on cultivated blueberries, Vaccinium corymbosum (Ericaceae), in Argentina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115(2):167-172.
A new species of Palpita (Crambidae, Spilomelinae) from the coastal plains of southeastern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sulivan, J.B., Solis, M.A. 2013. A new species of Palpita (Crambidae, Spilomelinae) from the coastal plains of southeastern United States. Zootaxa. 264:3-9.
Revised status of Chloridea Westwood and [Duncan], 1841 for the Heliothis virescens species group and the monophyly of Schinia Hubner [1818] using total evidence data (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pogue, M.G. 2013. Revised status of Chloridea Westwood and [Duncan], 1841 for the Heliothis virescens species group and the monophyly of Schinia Hubner [1818] using total evidence data (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae). Systematic Entomology. 38(3):523-542.
A review of five species, and descriptions of three new species, in the genus Ogdoconta Butler (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Condicinae, Condicini) from North America north of Mexcio - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Metzler, E.H., E.C. Knudson, R.W. Pool, J.D. Lafontaine and M.G. Pogue 2013. A review of the genus Ogdoconta Butler (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Condicinae, Condicini) from North America north of Mexcio with descriptions of three new species. ZooKeys. 264:165-191.
Six new species of Agrilus Curtis, 1825 (Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Agrilinae) from the Oriental region related to the emerald ash borer, A. planipennis Fairmaire, 1888 and synonymy of Sarawakita Obenberger, 1924 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jendek, E., Chamorro, M.L. 2012. Six new species of Agrilus Curtis, 1825 (Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Agrilinae) from the Oriental region related to the emerald ash borer, A. planipennis Fairmaire, 1888 and synonymy of Sarawakita Obenberger, 1924. ZooKeys. 239:71-94.
A review of the Paectes arcigera (Guenée)(Lepidoptera, Eutellidae) species complex - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pogue, M.G. 2013. A review of the Paectes arcigera (Guenée)(Lepidoptera, Eutellidae)species complex. ZooKeys. 264:125-163.
Two species of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) from Southeast Asia associated with downy rose myrtle, Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Adamski, D., Makinson, J.R., Brown, B.T., Wright, S.A., Pratt, P.D., Brown, J.W. 2013. Two species of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) from Southeast Asia associated with downy rose myrtle, Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae). Journal of Lepidopterists Society. 67:111-127.
Nomenclatural Benchmarking: The roles of digital typification and telemicroscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, Q.D., Bourgoin, T., Coddington, J., Gostony, T., Hamilton, A., Kelley, A., Larimer, R., Polaszek, A.P., Schauff, M.E., Solis, M.A. 2012. Nomenclatural Benchmarking: The roles of digital typification and telemicroscopy. ZooKeys. 209:193-202.
DNA barcoding and morphology reveal three cryptic species of Anania (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) in North America, all distinct from their European counterpart - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, Z., Landry, J.F., Handfield, L., Zhang, Y., Solis, M.A., Handfield, D., Scholtens, B.G., Mutanen, M., Nuss, M., Herbert, P.N. 2012. DNA barcoding and morphology reveal three cryptic species of Anania (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) in North America, all distinct from their European counterpart. Systematic Entomology. 37:686-705.
A molecular phylogeny for the pyraloid moths (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea) and its implications for higher-level classification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Regier, J.C., Mitter, C.E., Solis, M.A., Hayden, J.E., Landry, B., Nuss, M., Simonsen, T.J. 2012. A molecular phylogeny for the pyraloid moths (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea) and its implications for higher-level classification. Systematic Entomology. 37:635-656.
Description of the early stages of Eccopsis galapagana Razowski & Landry (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), a defoliator of Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC (Fabaceae) in Colombia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gallego, K.R., Lerma, J.M., Echeverri, C.G., Brown, J.W. 2012. Description of the early stages of Eccopsis galapagana Razowski & Landry (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), a defoliator of Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC (Fabaceae) in Colombia. Journal of Lepidopterists Society. 66(3):156-167.
Pre-imaginal Stages of the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae): An invasive species of Ash (Fraxinus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chamorro, M.L., Volkovitsh, M.G., Poland, T.M., Haack, R.A., Lingafelter, S.W. 2012. Pre-imaginal Stages of the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae): An invasive species of Ash (Fraxinus). Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 7(3):1-12.
Mapping the Biosphere: exploring species to understand the origin, organization, and sustainability of biodiversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, Q.D., Knapp, S., Stevenson, D.W., Stevenson, J.W., Raven, P.H., Wilson, E.O., Woolley, J.B., Solis, M.A. 2012. Mapping the Biosphere: exploring species to understand the origin, organization, and sustainability of biodiversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 10(1):1-20.
A provisional annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Honduras - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, J.Y., Matthews, D.L., Warren, A.D., Solis, M.A., Harvey, D.J., Gentili-Poole, P., Emmel, T.C., Covell, Jr., C.V. 2012. A provisional annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Honduras. Insecta Mundi. 0205:1-72.
Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenée)(Lepidoptera: Crambidae), an insect pest of Neotropical solanaceous fruits - (Book / Chapter)
Diaz, A.E., Solis, M.A., Kondo, T.D. 2013. Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenée)(Lepidoptera: Crambidae), an insect pest of Neotropical solanaceous fruits. In: Pena,J., editor. Potential Invasive Pests of Agricultural Crops. London, United Kingdom: CABI. p. 464.
Room temperature DNA storage with slide-mounted Aphid specimens     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, G.L., Carmichael, A., Farvet, C., Scheffer, S.J. 2012. Room temperature DNA storage with slide-mounted Aphid specimens. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 6(3):447-451.
The moths of America, north of Mexico, Tortricidae, Tortricinae (part), Sparganothini and Atteriini     Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Brown, J.W., Powell, J.A., Kruse, J.J. 2012. The moths of America, north of Mexico, Tortricidae, Tortricinae (part), Sparganothini and Atteriini. In: Hodges, R.W., editor. Moths of North America, fascicle 8.1. Washington, D.C.: Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 230
Chrysomelidae: Lamprosomatinae Lacordaire, 1848 - (Book / Chapter)
Chamorro, M.L. 2014. Chrysomelidae: Lamprosomatinae Lacordaire, 1848. Handbook of Zoology. 226-230.
Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae Gyllenhal 1813 - (Book / Chapter)
Chamorro, M.L. 2014. CHRYSOMELIDAE: Cryptocephalinae Gyllenhal 1813. Handbook of Zoology. 230-236.
A new species of Neolasioptera (Diptera: Cecidomyiiidae) from Parkinsonia aculeata (Leguninosae) in Argentina for possible use in biological control in Australia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gagne, R., Mckay, F., Heard, T. 2011. A new species of Neolasioptera (Diptera: Cecidomyiiidae) from Parkinsonia aculeata (Leguninosae) in Argentina for possible use in biological control in Australia. Zootaxa. 2866:61-68.
Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nieukerken, V., Kaila, L., Kitching, I., Kristensen, N., Lees, D., Mitter, C., Solis, M.A., Brown, J.W. 2011. Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. Zootaxa. 3148:212-221.
A new avocado pest in Central America (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with a key to the Lepidoptera larvae threatening avocados in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilligan, T.M., Brown, J.W., Hoddle, M.S. 2011. A new avocado pest in Central America (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with a key to the Lepidoptera larvae threatening avocados in California. Lepidopterists Society Meeting. 93:649-650.
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