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Paul Z Goldstein
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
Research Entomologist

Phone: (202) 633-4584
Fax: (202) 786-3141
Room E-502

SEL, USDA, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
NATIONAL MUSEUM 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.)
Minimalist revision and description of 411 new species in 11 subfamilies of Costa Rican braconid parasitic wasps, including host records - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Taxonomy of the rivorum species-group of Leucania Ochsenheimer, 1816 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dolibaina, D., Casagrande, M., Specht, A., Mielke, O.N., Legrain, A., Zilli, A., Goldstein, P.Z. 2019. Taxonomy of the rivorum species-group of Leucania Ochsenheimer, 1816 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Zootaxa. 4711(3):545-560.
Interpretive trends in DNA barcoding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desalle, R., Goldstein, P.Z. 2019. Interpretive trends in DNA barcoding. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7(302).
Thraumata, a new genus from South America with a description of a new species from Peru (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Eriopinae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z., Zilli, A. 2019. Thraumata, a new genus from South America with a description of a new species from Peru (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Eriopinae). ZooKeys. 866:139-160.
Aprica: A new genus and life history for the pteridivore "Xanthia patula Druce, 1898 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W. 2019. Aprica: A new genus and life history for the pteridivore "Xanthia patula Druce, 1898. ZooKeys. 866:127-145.
Identification of non-target Heliothinae larvae intercepted at U.S. ports of entry (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilligan, T.M., Timm, A.E., Farris, R., Ledezma, L., Passoa, S.C., Goldstein, P.Z., Cunningham, A.P. 2019. Identification of non-target Heliothinae larvae intercepted at U.S. ports of entry (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(2):1-13.
Testing the Neogene grassland hypothesis: opposing macroevolutionary responses to environmental changes in grasses and insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kergoat, G., Condamine, F.L., Toussanit, E.A., Capdeviell-Dulac, C., Clamens, A., Barbut, J., Goldstein, P.Z., Le Ru, B. 2018. Testing the Neogene grassland hypothesis: opposing macroevolutionary responses to environmental changes in grasses and insects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 9(5089).
Review of Lophomyra Schaus species newly associated with ferns and the transfer of Lophomyra commixta (Schaus) NEW COMBINATION (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Proshek, B.T., Dapkey, T. 2018. Review of Lophomyra Schaus species newly associated with ferns and the transfer of Lophomyra commixta (Schaus) new combination (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). ZooKeys. 788:135-165.
Revision of the fern-feeding Chytonidia Schaus, 1914 (=Leucosigma Druce, 1908 NEW SYNONYMY) with a key to adults and a description of 5 new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Proshek, B.T., Dapkey, T. 2018. Revision of the fern-feeding Chytonidia Schaus, 1914 (Leucosigma Druce, 1908 new synonymy) with a key to adults and a description of 5 new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). ZooKeys. 788:87-133.
Acronictinae (Lepidoptera: Macroheterocera: Noctuidae) demonstrate the variable role of wing venation in the evolution of the nymphalid groundplan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schachat, S.R., Goldstein, P.Z. 2018. Acronictinae (Lepidoptera: Macroheterocera: Noctuidae) demonstrate the variable role of wing venation in the evolution of the nymphalid groundplan. Insect Systematics and Diversity. 2(2):1-15.
De novo characterization of two transcriptomes from North American Papaipema stem-borers (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oppenheim, S., Desalle, R., Goldstein, P.Z., Feindt, W. 2018. De novo characterization of two transcriptomes from North American Papaipema stem-borers (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Insect Molecular Biology. p. 17.
Transcriptome profiling with focus on potential key genes for wing development and evolution in Megaloprepus caerulatus, the damselfly species with the world´s largest wings - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feindt, W., Oppenheim, S., Goldstein, P.Z., Desalle, R., Hardrys, H. 2018. Transcriptome profiling with focus on potential key genes for wing development and evolution in Megaloprepus caerulatus, the damselfly species with the world´s largest wings. PLoS One. 13(1):17.
Historical and ecological insights from a relictual sandplain: reexamining the insular moth fauna of Martha’s Vineyard (Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z., Nelson, M.W., Simmons, T., Raleigh, L. 2018. Historical and ecological insights from a relictual sandplain: reexamining the insular moth fauna of Martha’s Vineyard (Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 120(1):57.
Review of the enigmatic genus Boalda with transfer of pulcherrima Köhler from Nephelistis and description of a new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z. 2017. Review of the enigmatic genus Boalda with transfer of pulcherrima Köhler from Nephelistis and description of a new species. Zootaxa. 4276(1):139-144.
Two psammophilic noctuids (Lepidoptera) newly associated with beach plum Prunus maritima: The Dune Noctuid (Sympistis riparia) and Coastal Heathland Cutworm (Abagrotis nefascia) in Northeastern North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z., Nelson, M.W. 2017. Two psammophilic noctuids (Lepidoptera) newly associated with beach plum Prunus maritima: The Dune Noctuid (Sympistis riparia) and Coastal Heathland Cutworm (Abagrotis nefascia) in Northeastern North America. ZooKeys. 661:61-89.
Diversity and significance of Lepidoptera: A phylogenetic Perspective ()
Goldstein, P.Z. 2017. Diversity and significance of Lepidoptera: A phylogenetic Perspective. Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society. 1(2):463-495.
Taxonomic and behavioral composition of an island fauna: A survey of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) on Martha’s Vineyard (Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z., Ascher, J.S. 2016. Taxonomic and behavioral composition of an island fauna: A survey of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) on Martha’s Vineyard (Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118(1):37-92.
Stasis and flux among Saturniidae and Sphingidae on Massachusetts' (USA) offshore islands and the possible role of Compsilura concinnata (Meigen) as an agent of mainland New England moth declines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z., Morita, S.I., Capshaw, G. 2015. Stasis and flux among Saturniidae and Sphingidae on Massachusetts' (USA) offshore islands and the possible role of Compsilura concinnata (Meigen) as an agent of mainland New England moth declines. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 117(3):347-366.
"Taxonomic and behavioral components of faunal comparisons over time: The Bees (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) of Boulder County, Colorado, Past and Present" - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldstein, P.Z., Scott, V.L. 2015. Taxonomic and behavioral components of faunal comparisons over time: The bees of Boulder County past and present (Colorado, USA) (Hymenoptera: Anthophila). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 117(3):290-346.