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Sonja Jean Scheffer
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
General Biological Science

Phone: (301) 504-5317
Fax: (301) 504-6482
Room 314

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 011A BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE , MD 207050000
Projects
Systematics of Flies of Importance in Agroecosystems and the Environment
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430068
MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS OF PERUVIAN FLIES (DIPTERA)
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 423511

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Genetic differentiation associated with host plants and geography among six widespread lineages of South American Blepharoneura fruit flies (Tephritidae) -
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.
Host plant associated genetic divergence of two Diatraea spp. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) stemborers on novel crop plants -
Joyce, A.L., Sermeno, J., Cervantes, L.S., Paniagua, M.R., Scheffer, S.J., Solis, M.A. 2016. Host plant associated genetic divergence of two Diatraea spp. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) stemborers on novel crop plants. Ecology and Evolution. 6:8632-8644 DOI:10.002/ece3.2541.
Galling problems – the Fergusobia nematode/Fergusonina fly mutualism on Myrtaceous hosts -
Davies, K.A., Ye, W., Taylor, G.S., Scheffer, S.J., Giblin Davis, R. 2016. Galling problems – the Fergusobia nematode/Fergusonina fly mutualism on Myrtaceous hosts. Journal of Nematology. 18:629-649.
Molecular and morphological tools to distinguish Scyphophorus acupunctatus Gyllenhal, 1838: a new weevil pest of the endangered Eggers Agave from St Croix, US Virgin Islands -
Chamorro, M.L., Persson, J., Torres, S., Keularts, J., Scheffer, S.J. 2016. Molecular and morphological tools to distinguish Scyphophorus acupunctatus Gyllenhal, 1838: a new weevil pest of the endangered Eggers Agave from St Croix, US Virgin Islands. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118(2):218-243.
Evidence for ecological speciation via a host shift in the holly leafminer, Phytomyza glabricola (Diptera: Agromyzidae) -
Hebert, J.B., Scheffer, S.J., Hawthorne, D.J. 2016. Evidence for ecological speciation via a host shift in the holly leafminer, Phytomyza glabricola (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Molecular Ecology. 6:6565-6577.
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.
Geographic population structure of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.)(Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in the southern United States Reprint Icon -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
An emerging example of tritrophic coevolution between flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) and nematodes (Nematoda: Neotylenchidae) on Myrtaceae host plants -
Nelson, L.A., Davies, K.A., Scheffer, S.J., Taylor, G.S., Purcell, M.F., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Thornhill, A.H., Yeates, D.K. 2014. An emerging example of tritrophic coevolution between flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) and nematodes (Nematoda: Neotylenchidae) on Myrtaceae host plants. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, London. 111(4):699-718.
Reproductive isolation between host races of Phytomyza glabricola on Ilex coriacea and I. glabra Reprint Icon -
Hebert, J.B., Scheffer, S.J., Hawthorne, D.J. 2013. Reproductive isolation between host races of Phytomyza glabricola on Ilex coriacea and I. glabra. PLoS One. 8:1-6.
The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae Reprint Icon -
Pratt, P.D., Blackwood, S., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M., Rayamajhi, M.B., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Scheffer, S.J., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae. Biocontrol. 58(4):553-561. 2013.
Intimate sex-biased relationships between flies and nematodes in the Fergusonina-Fergusobia mutualism (Diptera: Fergusoninidae; Nematoda: Neotylenchidae) Reprint Icon -
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 -
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.
Species diversity of Fergusonina Malloch gall flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) forming leaf bud galls on snow gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora Sieb. ex Spreng. complex), with a description of a new species from Tasmania Reprint Icon -
Nelson, L.A., Scheffer, S.J., Yeates, D.K. 2012. Species diversity of Fergusonina Malloch gall flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) forming leaf bud galls on snow gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora Sieb. ex Spreng. complex), with a description of a new species from Tasmania. Insect Systematics & Evolution. 43:147-160.
Room temperature DNA storage with slide-mounted Aphid specimens Reprint Icon -
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.
Three new species of Fergusonina Malloch fly (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) from bud galls on Eucalyptus L'Her. (E. baxteri (Benth.) Maiden & Blakely complex, E. dalrympleana Maiden and E. pauciflora Sieb. ex Spreng.) -
Nelson, L.A., Scheffer, S.J., Yeates, D.K. 2011. Three new species of Fergusonina Malloch fly (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) from bud galls on Eucalyptus L'Her. (E. baxteri (Benth.) Maiden & Blakely complex, E. dalrympleana Maiden and E. pauciflora Sieb. ex Spreng.). Australian Journal of Entomology. 3112:36-48.
Revision of the Nearctic holly leaf miners in the genus Phytomyza (Diptera: Agromyzidae), including descriptions of four new species -
Lonsdale, O., Scheffer, S.J. 2011. Revision of the Nearctic holly leaf miners in the genus Phytomyza (Diptera: Agromyzidae), including descriptions of four new species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104(6):1183-1206.
Two new species of sympatric Fergusonina flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) from bud galls on high elevation snow gums (Eucalyptus pauciflora Sieb. ex Spreng. complex) in the Australian Alps Reprint Icon -
Nelson, L.A., Scheffer, S.J., Yeates, D.K. 2011. Two new species of sympatric Fergusonina flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) from bud galls on high elevation snow gums (Eucalyptus pauciflora Sieb. ex Spreng. complex) in the Australian Alps. Australian Journal of Entomology. 50:356-364.
USDA's Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL): Global leadership and innovation in insect systematics -
Phytomyza omlandi spec. nov. – the first species of Agromyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora) reared from the family Gelsemiaceae (Asteridae) -
Scheffer, S.J., Lonsdale, O. 2011. Phytomyza omlandi spec. nov. – the first species of Agromyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora) reared from the family Gelsemiaceae (Asteridae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 113(1):42-49.
Revision of the Australasian genus Fergusobia (Nematoda: Neotylenchida), with molecular phylogeny, and descriptions of clades and associated Fergusonina fly larvae -
Davies, K.A., Ye, W., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Taylor, G.S., Scheffer, S.J., Thomas, W.K. 2010. Revision of the Australasian genus Fergusobia (Nematoda: Neotylenchida), with molecular phylogeny, and descriptions of clades and associated Fergusonina fly larvae. Zootaxa. 2633:1-66.
Hennig’s orphans revisited: Testing morphological hypotheses in the “Opomyzoidea” -
Winkler, I., Rung, A., Scheffer, S.J. 2010. Hennig’s orphans revisited: Testing morphological hypotheses in the “Opomyzoidea”. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 54:746-762.
Repeated Climate-linked host shifts have promoted diversification in a temperate clade of leaf-mining flies -
Winkler, I.S., Mitter, C., Scheffer, S.J. 2009. Repeated Climate-linked host shifts have promoted diversification in a temperate clade of leaf-mining flies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106:18103-18108.
Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy in leafmining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae): Delimitation of Phytomyza fallén s. lat. and its species groups, with new insights on genitalic and host-use evolution -
Winkler, I.S., Scheffer, S.J., Mitter, C. 2009. Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy in leafmining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae): Delimitation of Phytomyza fallén s. lat. and its species groups, with new insights on genitalic and host-use evolution. Systematic Entomology. 34:260-292.
Polymerase Chain Reaction- Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism method to distinguish three mealybug clades within the Planococcus citri-P. minor species complex -
Rung, A., Miller, D.R., Scheffer, S.J. 2009. Polymerase Chain Reaction- Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism method to distinguish three mealybug clades within the Planococcus citri-P. minor species complex. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102:1-5.
North American species of Agrostocynips Diaz (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), parasitoids of Agromyzidae (Diptera): bionomics and taxonomy -
Buffington, M.L., Scheffer, S.J. 2008. North American species of Agrostocynips Diaz (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), parasitoids of Agromyzidae (Diptera): bionomics and taxonomy. Zootaxa. 1817:39-48.
Hidden Neotropical Diversity: Greater than the Sum of Its Parts -
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.
Conopomorpha cramerella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in the Malay Archipelago: Genetic signature of a bottlenecked population -
Shapiro, L.H., Scheffer, S.J., Maisin, N., Lambert, S., Bin Purung, H., Sulistyowati, E., Vega, F.E., Gende, P., Laup, S., Rosmana, A., Djam, S., Hebar, P. 2008. Conopomorpha cramerella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in the Malay Archipelago: Genetic signature of a bottlenecked population. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 101(5):930-938.
Molecular identification of two closely related species of mealybugs of the genus Planococcus (Pseudococcidae) -
Rung, A., Scheffer, S.J., Evans, G., Miller, D. 2008. Molecular identification of two closely related species of mealybugs of the genus Planococcus (Pseudococcidae). Annuals of the Entomological Society of America. 101(3):525-532.
The first confirmed record of the leafminer Phytomyza rufipes (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in the United States -
Scheffer, S.J., Winkler, I.S. 2008. The first confirmed record of the leafminer Phytomyza rufipes (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in the United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 110:674-678.
Uncovering tropical diversity: six sympatric cryptic species of Blepharoneura (Diptera: Tephritidae) in flowers of Gurania spinulosa (Cucurbitaceae) in eastern Ecuador -
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.
Plant hosts and parasitoid associations of leaf mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in the Canberra region of Australia -
Scheffer, S.J., Fayed, S., Manchester, C., Lambkin, C., La Salle, J., Yeates, D.K. 2008. Plant hosts and parasitoid associations of leaf mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in the Canberra region of Australia. Australian Journal of Entomology. 47:13-19.
Molecular phylogenetics and the evolution of host plant associations in the nematode genus Fergusobia (Tylenchida: Fergusobiinae) -
Weimin, Y., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Davies, K.A., Purcell, M.F., Scheffer, S.J., Taylor, G.S., Center, T.D., Morris, K., Thomas, K. 2007. Molecular phylogenetics and the evolution of host plant associations in the nematode genus Fergusobia (Tylenchida: Fergusobiinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 45:123-141.
Molecular phylogenetics and the evolution of host plant associations in the nematode genus Fergusobia (Tylenchida: Fergusobiinae) -
Weimin, Y., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Davies, K.A., Purcell, M.F., Scheffer, S.J., Taylor, G.S., Center, T.D., Morris, K., Thomas, K. 2007. Molecular phylogenetics and the evolution of host plant associations in the nematode genus Fergusobia (Tylenchida: Fergusobiinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 45(1):123-141. 2007.
MOLECULAR EVIDENCE OF HOST-ASSOCIATED GENETIC DIVERGENCE IN THE HOLLY LEAFMINER PHYTOMYZA GLABRICOLA (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE): APPARENT DISCORDANCE AMONG MARKER SYSTEMS. -
Scheffer, S.J., Hawthorne, D.J. 2007. Molecular evidence of host-associated genetic divergence in the holly leafminer phytomyza glabricola (diptera: agromyzidae): apparent discordance among marker systems. Molecular Ecology. 16:2627-2637.
PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE LEAF-MINING FLIES(DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE)INFERRED FROM SEQUENCE DATA FROM MULTIPLE GENES. -
Scheffer, S.J., Winkler, I.S., Wiegmann, B.M. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships within the leaf-mining flies(diptera: agromyzidae)inferred from sequence data from multiple genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 42:756-775.
MITOCHONDRIAL PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE VEGETABLE PEST LIRIOMYZA TRIFOLII (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE): DIVERGED CLADES AND INVASIVE POPULATIONS -
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 -
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.
MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND BIOLOGY OF THE GALLING FLIES FERGUSONINIDAE (DIPTERA), AMERICA'S NEWEST FLY FAMILY -
Scheffer, S.J. Molecular phylogenetics and biology of the galling flies fergusoninidae (diptera), america's newest fly family. Meeting Abstract. North Carolina University, Raleigh, seminar. 1:02/24/2005
MOLECULAR EVIDENCE OF CRYPTIC SPECIES WITHIN POLYPHAGOUS LIRIOMYZA LEAFMINERS -
Scheffer, S.J. Molecular evidence of cryptic species within polyphagous liriomyza leafminers. Meeting Abstract. 1:11/14/2004:Salt Lake City, ESA, Symposium.
HISTOLOGICAL COMPARISONS OF FERGUSOBIA/FERGUSONINA-INDUCED GALLS ON DIFFERENT MYRTACEOUS HOSTS. -
Giblin-Davis, R.M., Center, B.J., Davies, K.A., Purcell, M.F., Scheffer, S.J., Taylor, G.S., Goolsby, J., Center, T.D. Histological comparisons of fergusobia/fergusonina-induced galls on different myrtaceous hosts.. Journal of Nematology. 2004:36:249-262.
PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE LIRIOMYZA TRIFOLII - L. SATIVAE LEAFMINER COMPLEX (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE): CRYPTIC SPECIES, HOST RACES, AND INVASIVE POPULATIONS -
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) -
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
Systematics of the Copitarsia Incommoda (Walker) pest complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) -
Simmons, R.B., Scheffer, S.J., Pogue, M.G. 2004. Systematics of the Copitarsia Incommoda (Walker) pest complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 97(4):675-680.
INVASIVE DIPTERA: USING MOLECULAR MARKERS TO INVESTIGATE CRYPTIC SPECIES AND THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF FLIES. -
Scheffer, S.J. 2005. Invasive Diptera: using molecular markers to investigate cryptic species and the global spread of flies. Book Chapter.1:1
PLANT HOST AFFILIATION AND REDESCRIPTION OF PHYTOMYZA SUBTENELLA FROST (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE) -
Gaimari, S.D., Adler, L.S., Scheffer, S.J. 2004. Plant host affiliation and redescription of phytomyza subtenella frost (diptera: agromyzidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 106: 501-507
COEVOLUTION BETWEEN FERGUSOBIA AND FERGUSONINA MUTUALISTS -
Giblin-Davis, R.M., Scheffer, S.J., Davies, K.A., Taylor, G.S., Curole, J., Center, T.D., Goolsby, J., Thomas, W.K. 2003. Coevolution between fergusobia and fergusonina mutualists. Nematology Monographs and Prospectives 2: 1-11
NEW HOST RECORD, GEOGRAPHIC RANGE EXPANSION, AND A NEW PATTERN OF VOLTINISM: POSSIBLE HOST RACES WITHIN THE HOLLY LEAFMINER PHYTOMYZA GLABRICOLA (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE). -
A MOLECULAR METHOD TO DISTINGUISH LIRIOMYZA HUIDOBRENSIS FROM L. LANGEI (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE) APPLIED TO THREE RECENT LEAFMINER INVASIONS. -
MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS OF THE HOLLY LEAFMINERS (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE: PHYTOMYZA): SPECIES LIMITS, SPECIATION, AND DIETARY SPECIALIZATION. -
TWO NUCLEAR GENES CONFIRM MITOCHONDRIAL EVIDENCE OF CRYPTIC SPECIES WITHIN LIRIOMYZA HUIDOBRENSIS (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE). -
MOLECULAR EVIDENCE OF CRYPTIC SPECIES WITHIN THE PEA LEAFMINER LIRIOMYZA HUIDOBRENSIS (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE). -
GENETIC VARIATION AND THE POTENTIAL FOR HOST RANGE EVOLUTION IN THE LEAF MINING FLY AMAUROMYZA FLAVIFRONS (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE) -
MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE HOLLY-FEEDING LEAFMINING FLIES OF THE PHYTOMYZA ILICICOLA GROUP (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE). -
USE OF SUGAR BEET (BETA VULGARIS) FOLIAGE BY THE INTRODUCED LEAF-MINING FLY AMAUROMYZA FLAVIFRONS (DIPTERA: AGROMYZIDAE) -
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