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Mark A Metz
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
Research Entomologist

Phone: (202) 633-4563
Fax: (202) 786-3141
Room E-524

SEL, USDA, Smitsonian Instituition
National Museum of Natural History
NMNH
WASHINGTON , DC 200137012
Projects
Systematics of Moths Significant to Biodiversity, Quarantine, and Control, with a Focus on Invasive Species
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 432128

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The role of herbivorous insects and pathogens in the regeneration dynamics of Guazuma ulmifolia in Panama -
Sole, R., Gripenberg, S., Lewis, O.T., Markesteijn, L., Barrios, H., Ratz, T., Ctvrtecka, R., Butterill, P.T., Segar, S.T., Metz, M., Dahl, C., Rivera, M., Viquez, K., Ferguson, W., Guevara, M., Basset, Y. 2019. The role of herbivorous insects and pathogens in the regeneration dynamics of Guazuma ulmifolia in Panama. Nature Conservation. 32:81-101.
What is “there?” Searching for the North American origin of the aphid Appendiseta robiniae -
Miller, G.L., Metz, M., Wheeler Jr., A.G. 2018. What is “there?” Searching for the North American origin of the aphid Appendiseta robiniae. American Entomologist. 64(4):233-241.
New genus and species of Gelechiini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) feeding on Brazilian pepper tree -
Aquatic larval immatures of two acentropines, Usingeriessa onyxalis (Hampson) and Oxyelophila callista (Forbes) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) -
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.
A new species of Niditinea (Tineidae: Tineinae) with a preference for bird nests and the known larval habitats of the species in the United States Reprint Icon -
Metz, M., Davis, D.R., Davis, M.M. 2018. A new species of Niditinea (Tineidae: Tineinae) with a preference for bird nests and the known larval habitats of the species in the United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 120(1):153-166.
Rediscovering digitules in Aphidomorpha and the question of homology among Sternorrhyncha (Insecta: Hemiptera) Reprint Icon -
Metz, M., Miller, D.R., Dickey, A.M., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R., Skvarla, M.J., Miller, G.L. 2017. Rediscovering digitules in Aphidomorpha and the question of homology among Sternorrhyncha (Insecta: Hemiptera). ZooKeys. 4276(1):139-144.
Descriptions of four new species of Struthoscelis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Oecophorinae), one from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Northwestern Costa Rica, providing the first known biology for the genus Reprint Icon -
Metz, M., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W. 2017. Descriptions of four new species of Struthoscelis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Oecophorinae), one from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica, providing the first known biology for the genus. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 119(3):442-458.
Three new species of Rectiostoma Becker, 1982 (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Depressariidae) from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica -
Heikkila, M., Metz, M., Hallwachs, W., Janzen, D.H. 2017. Three new species of Rectiostoma Becker, 1982 (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Depressariidae) from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 119(1):47-62.
An illustrative guide to the identification of the known species of Diatraea Guilding (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Crambinae) based on genitalia -
Solis, M.A., Metz, M. 2016. An illustrative guide to the identification of the known species of Diatraea Guilding (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Crambinae) based on genitalia. ZooKeys. 565:73-121 doi: 10.3897/zookeys.565.6797.
The first report of the aphids of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico, USA -
Miller, G.L., Jensen, A.S., Favret, C., Parmenter, R.R., Metz, M. 2016. The first report of the aphids of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico, USA. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118(2):289-296.
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 -
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.
A new species of Atheroides Haliday (Hemiptera, Aphididae) native to North America Reprint Icon -
Miller, G.L., Jensen, A.S., Metz, M., Parmenter, R.R. 2014. A new species of Atheroides Haliday (Hemiptera, Aphididae) native to North America. ZooKeys. 452:35-50.
Phylogenetic Systematics of Schacontia Dyar with a description of eight new species (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) -
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.
Revision of Cosmopterosis Amsel (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Glaphyriinae)Western Hemisphere with discussions on male secondary sexual characters and larval feeding on Capparis (Capparaceae) in Pyraloidea and Lepidoptera(Insecta) -
Solis, M.A., Metz, M., Janzen, D. 2009. Revision of Cosmopterosis Amsel (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Glaphyriinae)Western Hemisphere with discussions on male secondary sexual characters and larval feeding on Capparis (Capparaceae) in Pyraloidea and Lepidoptera(Insecta). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 102(5):766-784.
Identity and generic placement of Phestinia costella Hampson (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae) reared on the invasive plant Chromolaena odorata (L.) R. M. King & H. Rob (Asteraceae) -
Solis, M.A., Metz, M., Zachariades, C. 2008. Identity and generic placement of Phestinia costella Hampson (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae) reared on the invasive plant Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 110(3):292-601.
Species of Aphomia Hübner and Paralipsa Butler (Pyralidae: Galleriinae) Known to Occur in the United States and Canada and Their Associations with Stored Products and Social Hymenoptera -
Solis, M.A., Metz, M. 2008. Species of Aphomia Hübner and Paralipsa Butler (Pyralidae: Galleriinae) Known to Occur in the United States and Canada and Their Associations with Stored Products and Social Hymenoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 110(3):679-692.
THE CIRCUMSCRIPTION OF THE GENERIC CONCEPT OF AXIMOPSIS ASHMEAD (HYMENOPTERA: CHALCIDOIDEA: EURYTOMIDAE) WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF SEVEN NEW SPECIES -
Gates, M.W., Metz, M., Schauff, M.E. 2006. The circumscription of the generic concept of Aximopsis Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) with the description of seven new species. Zootaxa. 1273:9-54.