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Research Project: Systematics of Moths Significant to Biodiversity, Quarantine, and Control, with a Focus on Invasive Species

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

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 - (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.

A Gondwanan Concept of Simplimorpha Scoble (sensu lato): a step toward clarity in the generic diagnostics of global Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stonis, J.R., Diskus, A., Remeikis, A., Solis, M.A. 2018. A Gondwanan Concept of Simplimorpha Scoble (sensu lato): a step toward clarity in the generic diagnostics of global Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera). Zootaxa. 4521(2):151-182.

New genus and species of Gelechiini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) feeding on Brazilian pepper tree - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Aquatic and semiaquatic Lepidoptera In: Aquatic Insects of North America, R. W. Merritt, K.W. Cummins, and M.B. Berg (Eds.). 5th edition - (Book / Chapter)

Two new Fabaceae-feeding Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) from the Western Hemisphere, including a potential pest of the economically important Centrolobium Mart. ex Benth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stonis, J.R., Diskus, A., Solis, M.A. 2018. Two new Fabaceae-feeding Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) from the Western Hemisphere, including a potential pest of the economically important Centrolobium Mart. ex Benth. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 120(4):842-855.

Asteraceae: host of the greatest diversity of leaf-mining Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) in South America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stonis, J.R., Diskus, A., Katinas, L., Solis, M.A. 2018. Asteraceae: host of the greatest diversity of leaf-mining Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) in South America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 120(4):856-902.

Reassessment of known fossil Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) with description of the oldest fossil pyraloid and of a crambid larva in Baltic amber - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heikkila, M., Simonsen, T.J., Solis, M.A. 2018. Reassessment of known fossil Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) with description of the oldest fossil pyraloid and of a crambid larva in Baltic amber. Zootaxa. 4483(1):101-127.

Two new species of a Petrophila Guilding (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) from northcentral Arizona, U.S.A - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Solis, M.A., Tuskes, P. 2018. Two new species of a Petrophila Guilding (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) from northcentral Arizona, U.S.A. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 120(3):593-604.

FORWARD for "The Black Spotted Yellow Borer, Conogethes punctiferalis Guenee and allied species" - (Other)
Solis, M.A. 2018. FORWARD for "The Black Spotted Yellow Borer, Conogethes punctiferalis Guenee and allied species". Springer Verlag. 347pp.

The American Brachinepticula gen. nov. and Manoneura Davis (Nepticulidae): a new generic concept based on a reinforced cathrema in the phallus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stonis, J.R., Diskus, A., Remeikis, A., Solis, M.A. 2018. The American Brachinepticula gen. nov. and Manoneura Davis (Nepticulidae): a new generic concept based on a reinforced cathrema in the phallus. Biologija. 64(2):99-128.

Ronald William Hodges, 1934-2017: Eminent Lepidopterist and Great Mentor - (Other)
Solis, M.A. 2018. Ronald William Hodges, 1934-2017: Eminent Lepidopterist and Great Mentor. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 120(2):466-477. https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.120.2.466.

Alabagrus Enderlein (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Agathidinae) species of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on specimens reared from caterpillars in Area de Conservación Guanacaste - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharkey, M.J., Meierotto, S., Chapman, E., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Dapkey, T., Solis, M.A. 2018. Alabagrus Enderlein (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Agathidinae) species of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on specimens reared from caterpillars in Area de Conservación Guanacaste. Contributions in Science. 526:31-180.

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.

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.

The American species of the genus Glaucolepis Braun, 1917 (Neotrifurcula van Nieukerken, syn. nov.) (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stonis, J.R., Remeikis, A., Diskus, A., Solis, M.A. 2017. The American species of the genus Glaucolepis Braun, 1917 (Neotrifurcula van Nieukerken, syn. nov.) (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae). Zootaxa. 4338(3):489-506.

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.

The Diatraea complex (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Colombia’s Cauca River Valley: identity, distribution, and parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, G., Latra, L., Ramirez, G.D., Solis, M.A. 2018. The Diatraea complex (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Colombia’s Cauca River Valley: identity, distribution, and parasitoids. Neotropical Entomology. 47:395-402.

The navel orangeworm, Amyelois transtilla (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) discovered in northeastern Mexico feeding on Sapindaceae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lara-Villalon, M., Vanoye-Eligio, V., Solis, M.A., Sanchez-Ramos, G., Chacon-Hermandez, J. 2017. The navel orangeworm, Amyelois transtilla (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) discovered in northeastern Mexico feeding on Sapindaceae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 119(4):601-604.

Order Lepidoptera - (Book / Chapter)
Graca, M.B., Solis, M.A. 2018. Order Lepidoptera. Academic Press. 325-337.

Overview: tympanal organs of Pyraloidea adults (Insecta: Lepidoptera) - (Other)
Solis, M.A. 2017. Overview: tympanal organs of Pyraloidea adults (Insecta: Lepidoptera). World Wide Web. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkbmLVCW0Cj8PP6YEb51sNqOu6wtzQyYp.

Identification to Lepidoptera Superfamily-under the microscope (Insecta) - (Other)
Solis, M.A. 2017. Identification to Lepidoptera Superfamily-under the microscope (Insecta) . World Wide Web. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkbmLVCW0Cj8PP6YEb51sNqOu6wtzQyYp.

Overview: Identification characters of Lepidoptera eggs (Insecta) - (Other)
Solis, M.A. 2017. Overview: Identification characters of Lepidoptera eggs (Insecta). World Wide Web. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkbmLVCW0Cj8PP6YEb51sNqOu6wtzQyYp.

Overview: Pyraloidea adults (Insecta: Lepidoptera) - (Other)
Solis, M.A. 2017. Overview: Pyraloidea adults (Insecta: Lepidoptera). World Wide Web. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkbmLVCW0Cj8PP6YEb51sNqOu6wtzQyYp.

Overview: Pyraloidea larvae (Insecta: Lepidoptera) - (Other)
Solis, M.A. 2017. Overview: Pyraloidea larvae (Insecta: Lepidoptera). World Wide Web. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkbmLVCW0Cj8PP6YEb51sNqOu6wtzQyYp.

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.