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Matthew L Lewis
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
Molecular Biologist

Phone: (301) 504-2034
Fax: (301) 504-6482
Room 316

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 010A BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
DROP: Molecular voucher database for identification of Drosophila parasitoids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lue, C., Buffington, M.L., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Driskell, A., Jandova, A., Kimura, M., Carton, Y., Kula, R.R., Schlenke, T., Mateos, M., Govind, S., Varaldi, J., Guerrieri, E., Giorgini, M., Wang, X., Hoelmer, K.A., Daane, K., Abram, P., Pardikes, N., Brown, J., Thierry, M., Poirie, M., Goldstein, P.Z., Miller, S., Jiggins, F., Tracey, A., Davis, J.S., Wertheim, B., Lewis, O.T., Leips, J., Lindsey, A., Staniczenko, P., Hrcek, J. 2021. DROP: Molecular voucher database for identification of Drosophila parasitoids. Molecular Ecology. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13435.
New records of Leptopilina, Ganaspis, and Asobara species associated with Drosophila suzukii in North America, including detections of L. japonica and G. brasiliensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abram, P., Mcpherson, A.E., Kula, R.R., Hueppelsheuser, T., Thiessen, J., Perlman, S.J., Curtis, C.I., Fraser, J.L., Tam, J., Carrillo, J., Gates, M.W., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Buffington, M.L. 2020. New records of Leptopilina, Ganaspis, and Asobara species associated with Drosophila suzukii in North America, including detections of L. japonica and G. brasiliensis. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 78:1-17.
Moss inhabiting flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) of the West Indies IV: new species of Andersonaltica Linzmeier and Konstantinov - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Konstantinov, A.S., Linzmeier, A., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L. 2020. Moss inhabiting flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) of the West Indies IV: new species of Andersonaltica Linzmeier and Konstantinov. Journal of Insect Biodiversity. 18(1):1-16.
Moss-inhabiting flea beetles of West Indies I: New species of Borinken Konstantinov and Konstantinova and Kiskeya Konstantinov and Chamorro-Lacayo (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) from Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Konstantinov, A.S., Linzmeier, A.M., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L. 2020. Moss-inhabiting flea beetles of West Indies I: New species of Borinken Konstantinov and Konstantinova and Kiskeya Konstantinov and Chamorro-Lacayo (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) from Puerto Rico. Insecta Mundi. 0771:1-12.
Diversity and host plant-use in North American Phytomyza holly leafminers (Diptera: Agromyzidae): colonization, divergence, and specificity in a host-associated radiation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Jacobsen, F. 2020. Diversity and host plant-use in North American Phytomyza holly leafminers (Diptera: Agromyzidae): colonization, divergence, and specificity in a host-associated radiation. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 114(1):59-69.
A discovery of the first Nearctic moss-eating flea beetle, Distigmoptera borealis Blake, 1943 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Konstantinov, A.S., Linzmeier, A.M., Morais Ana Carla, C., Palmer, M.W., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L. 2019. A discovery of the first Nearctic moss-eating flea beetle, Distigmoptera borealis Blake, 1943 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini). The Coleopterists Bulletin. 73(3):599-610.
Anatomy of an adaptive radiation: Blepharoneura fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Winkler, I., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Ottens, K.J., Rasmussen, A.P., Gomes-Costa, G.A., Huerto Santillan, L.M., Condon, M.A., Forbes, A.A. 2018. Anatomy of an adaptive radiation: Blepharoneura fruit flies. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 18:30-33.
Taxonomy and natural history of a cattail aphid, Rhopalosiphum enigmae Hottes & Frison (Hemiptera: Aphidomorpha: Aphididae), including a new synonymy and notes on ant and parasitoid associates of Rhopalosiphum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skvarla, M.J., Miller, G.L., Bauchan, G.R., Lewis, M.L., Foottit, R., Maw, E. 2018. Taxonomy and natural history of a cattail aphid, Rhopalosiphum enigmae Hottes & Frison (Hemiptera: Aphidomorpha: Aphididae), including a new synonymy and notes on ant and parasitoid associates of Rhopalosiphum. Insect Systematics and Diversity. 2(2):1-14.
Aquatic larval immatures of two acentropines, Usingeriessa onyxalis (Hampson) and Oxyelophila callista (Forbes) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Solis, M.A., Harms, N.E., Philipps-Rodriguez, E., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Metz, M. 2018. Aquatic larval immatures of two acentropines, Usingeriessa onyxalis (Hampson) and Oxyelophila callista (Forbes) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 120(1):180-195.
Phylogenetics of host plant use in Australasian galling flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae): Evolutionary patterns of host-shifting and gall morphology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Phylogenetic relationships of the tribe Toxotrypanini (Diptera: Tephritidae) based on molecular characters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mengual, X., Kerr, P., Norrbom, A.L., Barr, N., Lewis, M.L., Stapelfeldt, A., Scheffer, S.J., Woods, P., Islam, M.S., Korytkowski, C.A., Uramoto, K., Rodriguez, E.J., Sutton, B.D., Nolazco, N., Steck, G.J., Gaimari, S. 2017. Phylogenetic relationships of the tribe Toxotrypanini (Diptera: Tephritidae) based on molecular characters. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 113:84-112.
Genetic differentiation associated with host plants and geography among six widespread lineages of South American Blepharoneura fruit flies (Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ottens, K., Winkler, I.S., Lewis, M.L., Scheffer, S.J., Gomes-Costa, G.A., De V. Barbosa, M.R., Condon, M.A., Forbes, A.A. 2017. Genetic differentiation associated with host plants and geography among six widespread lineages of South American Blepharoneura fruit flies (Tephritidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 30:696-710.
A new cryptic species of Diatraea (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Crambinae) feeding on eastern gama grass and a novel host association with a braconid (Hymenoptera) in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Solis, M.A., Metz, M., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Kula, R.R., Springer, T.L. 2015. A new cryptic species of Diatraea (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Crambinae) feeding on eastern gama grass and a novel host association with a braconid (Hymenoptera) in the United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. DOI:10.1093/aesa/sav049.
Geographic population structure of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.)(Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in the southern United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Joyce, A.L., White, W.H., Nuessly, G.S., Solis, M.A., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Medina, R.F. 2014. Geographic population structure of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.)(Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in the southern United States . PLoS One. 9(10): e11036. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110036.
Geographic population structure of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in the southern United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Joyce, A.L., White, W.H., Nuessly, G.S., Solis, M.A., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Medina, R.F. 2014. Geographic population structure of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in the southern United States. PLoS One. 9(10):1-10.
Molecular survey for the invasive leafminer pest Liriomyza Huidobrensis in California (Diptera: Agromyzidae) uncovers only the native pest L. langei Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L. 2014. Molecular survey for the invasive leafminer pest Liriomyza Huidobrensis in California (Diptera: Agromyzidae) uncovers only the native pest L. langei. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(5):1959-1964.
DNA barcoding of the vegetable leafminer Liriomyza sativae Blanchard (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in Bangladesh - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amin, S., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Pasha, M.K., Bhuiya, B.A. 2015. DNA barcoding of the vegetable leafminer Liriomyza sativae Blanchard (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in Bangladesh. DNA Barcodes. 2:29-33.
Lethal interactions between parasites and prey increase niche diversity in a tropical community - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Condon, M.A., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Wharton, R.A., Adams, D.C., Forbes, A.A. 2014. Lethal interactions between parasites and prey increase niche diversity in a tropical community. Science. 343:1240-1244.
Intimate sex-biased relationships between flies and nematodes in the Fergusonina-Fergusobia mutualism (Diptera: Fergusoninidae; Nematoda: Neotylenchidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Davies, K.A., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Taylor, G.S. 2012. Intimate sex-biased relationships between flies and nematodes in the Fergusonina-Fergusobia mutualism (Diptera: Fergusoninidae; Nematoda: Neotylenchidae). Australian Journal of Entomology. 52(2):125-128.
The relationship between variable host grouping and functional response among parasitoids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Low, C., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Gates, M.W. 2012. The relationship between variable host grouping and functional response among parasitoids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 21(23):5892-5904.
Hidden Neotropical Diversity: Greater than the Sum of Its Parts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Condon, M., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Swensen, S. 2008. Hidden Neotropical Diversity: Greater than the Sum of Its Parts. Science. 320:928-931.
Uncovering tropical diversity: six sympatric cryptic species of Blepharoneura (Diptera: Tephritidae) in flowers of Gurania spinulosa (Cucurbitaceae) in eastern Ecuador - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scheffer, S.J., Condon, M., Bann, D., Flaherty, K., Gammons, J., Johnson, J., Marsteller, S., Lewis, M.L., Adams, D.C. 2008. Uncovering tropical diversity: six sympatric cryptic species of Blepharoneura (Diptera: Tephritidae) in flowers of Gurania spinulosa (Cucurbitaceae) in eastern Ecuador. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, London. 93:779-797.
MITOCHONDRIAL PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE VEGETABLE PEST LIRIOMYZA TRIFOLII (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE): DIVERGED CLADES AND INVASIVE POPULATIONS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L. 2006. Mitochondrial phylogeography of the vegetable pest liriomyza trifolii (diptera: agromyzidae): diverged clades and invasive populations. Annuals of the Entomological Society of America. 99:991-998.
DNA BARCODING IDENTIFIES INVASIVE LEAFMINERS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Joshi, R.C. 2006. DNA Barcoding Applied to Invasive Leafminers (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in the Philippines. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 99:204-210.
PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE LIRIOMYZA TRIFOLII - L. SATIVAE LEAFMINER COMPLEX (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE): CRYPTIC SPECIES, HOST RACES, AND INVASIVE POPULATIONS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L. 2004. Phylogeography of the liriomyza trifolii - l. sativae leafminer complex (diptera: agromyzidae): cryptic species, host races, and invasive populations. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98:181-186
PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS, SPECIES LIMITS, AND HOST SPECIFICITY OF GALL-FORMING FERGUSONINA FLIES (DIPTERA: FERGUSONINIDAE) FEEDING ON MELALEUCA (MYRTACEAE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scheffer, S.J., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Davies, K.A., Taylor, G.S., Purcell, M., Lewis, M.L., Goolsby, J., Center, T.D. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships, species limits, and host specificity of gall-forming fergusonina flies (diptera: fergusoninidae) feeding on melaleuca (myrtaceae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America.97:1216-1221
TWO NUCLEAR GENES CONFIRM MITOCHONDRIAL EVIDENCE OF CRYPTIC SPECIES WITHIN LIRIOMYZA HUIDOBRENSIS (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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