Publications

Entomology staff and graduate students publish on a variety of topics. Recent highlights include:

Bloom, D.D., M. Fikáček, & A.E.Z. Short. 2014. Clade age diversification rate variation determine species richness in aquatic beetle lineages. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98430.

Cai, C.-Y., M.K. Thayer, M.S. Engel, A.F. Newton, J. Ortega-Blanco, B. Wang, X.-D. Wang, & D.-Y. Huang. 2014. Early origin of parental care in Mesozoic carrion beetles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 111(39): 14170-14174.

Chaboo, C.S. 2007. Biology and phylogeny of the Cassidinae (tortoise and leaf-mining beetles) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 305: 1–250.

Chaboo, C.S. 2011. Defensive behaviors in leaf beetles: From the unusual to the weird. In: Vivanco, J., & T. Weir (ed.), Chemical Biology of the Tropics: 59–69. Springer Verlag; Berlin, Germany.

Chaboo, C.S., F. Friero-Costa, J. Gómez-Zurita, & R. Westerduijn. 2014. Subsociality in chrysomelid leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae, Chrysomelinae). Journal of Natural History 48(37-38): 2325-2367.

Engel, M.S., & N.P. Kristensen. 2013. A history of entomological classification. Annual Review of Entomology 58: 585–607.

Engel, M.S., S.R. Davis, & J. Prokop. 2013. Insect wings: The evolutionary development of Nature’s first flyers. In: Minelli, A., G. Boxshall, & G. Fusco (ed.), Arthropod Biology and Evolution: Molecules, Development, Morphology: 269–298. Springer Verlag; Berlin, Germany.

Falin, Z.H., & M.S. Engel. 2014. Serendipity at the Smithsonian: The 107-year journey of Rhipidocyrtus muiri Falin & Engel, new genus and species (Ripidiinae, Ripidiini), from jungle beast to valid taxon. ZooKeys 424: 101-116.

Fikáček, M., M. Maruyama, D. Vondracek, & A.E.Z. Short. 2013. Chimaerocyon gen. nov., a morphologically aberrant myrmecophilou genus of water scavenger beetle (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3716: 277–288.

Grimaldi, D., & M.S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press; Cambridge, UK; xv+755 pp.

Huang, D., A. Nel, C. Cai, Q. Lin, & M.S. Engel. 2013. Amphibious flies and paedomorphism in the Jurassic period. Nature 495: 94–97.

Kotthoff, U., T. Wappler, & M.S. Engel. 2013. Greater past disparity and diversity hints at ancient migrations of European honey bee lineages into Africa and Asia. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1832–1838.

Maier, C.A., & A.E.Z. Short. 2013. A revision of the Lutrochidae (Coleoptera) of Venezuela, with description of six new species. Zootaxa 3637: 285–307.

Prathapan, K.D., & C.S. Chaboo. 2011. Biology of Belpharida-group flea beetles with the first natural history of Podontia congregata Baly 1865, an endemic flea beetle from southern India (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini). ZooKeys 157: 95–130.

Short, A.E.Z., & M. Fikáček. 2013. Molecular phylogeny, evolution, and classification of the Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera). Systematic Entomology 38(4): 723–752.

Short, A.E.Z., L.J. Joly, M. García, A. Wild, D.D. Bloom, & D.R. Maddison. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of the Hydroscaphidae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga) with description of a remarkable new lineage from the Guiana Shield. Systematic Entomology 40(1): 214-229.