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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, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
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.)
Four new gelechioid species to honor Costa Rica's conservation of wild biodiversity (Lepidoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Universidad de Panamá, Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Postgrado. Doctorado en Ciencias Biológicas con énfasis en Entomología, Panamá; Agricultural Research Service - Systematic Entomology Lab Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Corro Chang, P., Metz, M. 2020. Universidad de Panamá, Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Postgrado. Doctorado en Ciencias Biológicas con énfasis en Entomología, Panamá; Agricultural Research Service - Systematic Entomology Lab. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 122(2):291-298.
Two new species in the genus Frumenta Busck 1939 (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Gnorimoschemini) with discovery of a culcitula in the male Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccarty, M.E., Adamski, D., Metz, M., Landry, J.F. 2020. Two new species in the genus Frumenta Busck 1939 (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Gnorimoschemini) with discovery of a culcitula in the male. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 122(2):415-441.
New genera and species of Gelechiinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) from South America feeding on Brazilian peppertree - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Metz, M., Wheeler, G.S., Mckay, F., Dyer, K.G. 2019. New genera and species of Gelechiinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) from South America feeding on Brazilian peppertree. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 121(3):461-483.
The role of herbivorous insects and pathogens in the regeneration dynamics of Guazuma ulmifolia in Panama - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Metz, M., Wheeler, G.S., Landry, J.F., Williams, D.A., Mckay, F. 2019. New genus and species of Gelechiini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) feeding on Brazilian pepper tree. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 121(1):63-80.
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.
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (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.
A new species of Atheroides Haliday (Hemiptera, Aphididae) native to North America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (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.