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Hojun Song, Olivier Béthoux, Seunggwan Shin, Alexander Donath, Harald Letsch, Shanlin Liu, Duane D. McKenna, Guanliang Meng, Bernhard Misof, Lars Podsiadlowski, Xin Zhou, Benjamin Wipfler, & Sabrina Simon. 2020. Phylogenomic analysis sheds light on the evolutionary pathways towards acoustic communication in Orthoptera. Nature Communications. 11:4939.


Cristian Beza, Larry Jiménez-Ferbans, Duane D. McKenna. 2020. Phylogeny and systematics of wood-degrading Neotropical bess beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae: Passalinae). Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny. 78(2):287-308. DOI: 10.26049/ASP78-2-2020-05.

DD McKenna. 2020. Evolution: Symbiotic microbes mediate host range of herbivorous beetles. Current Biology. 30(15): R893-R896.

M Lee, H Choi, S Shin, H Seo, J Lim, S Lee. 2020. A new record of willow feeding aphid, Stomaphis Walker (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from Korea, Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japb.2020.06.003.

S Shin, H Lee, F Menzel, S Lee. 2020. Taxonomic study on the Phytosciaria genus group (Diptera: Sciaridae) in Korea, including the description of a new species. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 23: 358-363.

GWC Thomas, E Dohmen, DST Hughes, SC Murali, M Poelchau, K Glastad, CA Anstead, NA Ayoub, P Batterham, M Bellair, GJ Binford, H Chao, YH Chen, C Childers, H Dinh, H Doddapaneni, JJ Duan, S Dugan, LA Esposito, M Friedrich, J Garb, RB Gasser, MAD Goodisman, DE Gundersen-Rindal, Y Han, AM Handler, M Hatakeyama, L Hering, WB Hunter, P Ioannidis, JC Jayaseelan, D Kalra, A Khila, PK Korhonen, C Eunmi Lee, SL Lee, Y Li, ARI Lindsey, G Mayer, AP McGregor, DD McKenna, B Misof, M Munidasa, M Munoz-Torres, DM Muzny, O Niehuis, N Osuji-Lacy, SR Palli, KA Panfilio, M Pechmann, T Perry, RS Peters, HC Poynton, N Prpic, J Qu, D Rotenberg, C Schal, SD Schoville, ED Scully, E Skinner, DB Sloan, R Stouthamer, MR Strand, NU Szucsich, A Wijeratne, ND Young, EE Zattara, JB Benoit, EM Zdobnov, ME Pfrender, KJ Hackett, JH Werren, KC Worley, RA Gibbs, AD Chipman, RM Waterhouse, E Bornberg-Bauer, MW Hahn, S Richards. 2020. Gene content evolution in the arthropods. Genome Biology. 21(1): 1-14.

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DD McKenna, S Shin, D Ahrens, M Balke, CF Beza, DJ Clarke, A Donath, HE Escalona, F Friedrich, H Letsch, S Liu, D Maddison, C Mayer, B Misof, PJ Murin, O Niehuis, RS Peters, L Podsiadlowski, H Pohl, ED Scully, EV Yan, X Zhou, A Ślipiński, RG Beutel. 2019. The evolution and genomic basis of beetle diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 116(49): 24729-24737. 10.1073/pnas.1909655116.

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CF Beza-Beza, L Jiménez-Ferbans, DJ Clarke, P Reyes-Castillo, DD McKenna. 2019. Tonantzin, a new genus of bess beetle (Coleoptera, Passalidae) from a montane subtropical forest in central Mexico, with a review of the taxonomic significance of the mesofrontal structure in Proculini. Insects. 10(7): 188. 10.3390/insects10070188.


C Cai, DJ Clarke, Z Yin, Y Fu, D Huang. 2019. A specialized prey-capture apparatus in mid-Cretaceous rove beetles. Current Biology. 29, R116-R117. 10.1016/j.cub.2019.01.002.


H Choi, H Kim, W Lee, S Lee. 2019. The genus Uroleucon (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the Korean peninsula, with descriptions of two new species. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 22 (2): 481-486. 10.1016/j.aspen.2019.01.003.


H Choi, H Kim, W Lee, M Lee, S Shin, S Lee. 2019. Taxonomic review of genus Myzus (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the Korean peninsula, with descriptions of three new species. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 22 (3): 675-683. 10.1016/j.aspen.2019.03.006.


H Choi, H Kim, S Lee. 2019. Report of aphid species, Illinoia goldmaryae (Hemiptera: Aphididae), from the Korean Peninsula. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity. 12 (3): 477-480. 10.1016/j.japb.2019.03.002.


S Shin, H Lee, S Lee. 2019. Proposal of a new subfamily of Sciaridae (Diptera: Sciaridae), with description of one new species from South Korea. Zootaxa. 4543 (1): 127–136. 10.11646/zootaxa.4543.1.8.


DJ Clarke & RG Oberprieler. 2019. Replacement names for Elwoodius Clarke & Oberprieler and Platychirus Clarke & Oberprieler (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Mesophyletidae). Diversity. 11(2), 16. 10.3390/d11020016.


DJ Clarke, A Limaye, DD McKenna, RG Oberprieler. 2019. The weevil fauna preserved in Burmese amber – snapshot of a unique, extinct lineage (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Diversity 11(1), 219pp.; reprinted (2019), as pp. 131–349, In: RG Oberprieler, A Marvaldi, and C Lyal (eds). Systematics and Phylogeny of Weevils Vol. 1. MDPI. 461 + x pp. https://doi.org/10.3390/d11010001.

RF Mitchell, TM Schneider, AM Schwartz, MN Andersson, DD McKenna. 2019. The diversity and evolution of odorant receptors in betles (Coleoptera). Insect Molecular Biology. 10.1111/imb.12611


M Seppey, P Ioannidis, BC Emerson, C Pitteloud, M Robinson-Rechavi, J Roux, HE Escalona, DD McKenna, B. Misof, S. Shin, X. Zhou, RM Waterhouse, N Alvarez. 2019. Genomic signatures accompanying the dietary shift to phytophagy in polyphagan beetles. Genome Biology. 20: 98. 10.1186/s13059-019-1704-5.


HI Vizán-Rico, C. Mayer, M Petersen, DD McKenna, X Zhou, J Gómez-Zurita. 2019. Patterns and constraints in the evolution of sperm individualization genes in insects, with an emphasis on beetles. Genes. 10, 776. 10.3390/genes10100776.


MA Zettlemoyer, DD McKenna, JA Lau. 2019. Species Characteristics Affect Local Extinctions. American Journal of Botany. 106 (4): 547-559. 10.1002/ajb2.1266.

JD Evans, DD McKenna, ED Scully, SC Cook, B Dainat, N Egekwu, N Grubbs, D Lopez, MD Lorenzen, SM Reyna, FD Rinkevich, P Neumann, Q Huang. 2018. Genome of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), a worldwide parasite of social bee colonies, provides insights into detoxification and herbivory. Gigascience. 7(12): https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giy138

AJ Johnson, DD McKenna, BH Jordal, AI Cognato, SM Smith-Cognato, AR Lemmon, EL Lemmon, J Hulcr. 2018. Phylogenomics clarifies repeated evolutionary origins of inbreeding and fungus farming in bark beetles (Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 127: 229-238


H Letsch, B Gottsberger, C Metzl, J Astrin, ALL Friedman, DD McKenna, K Fiedler. 2018. Climate and host plant associations shaped the evolution of weevils (Curculionidae: Ceutorhynchinae) throughout the Cenozoic. Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/evo.13520.


RG Beutel, HW Pohl, EV Yan, E Anton, S Liu, A Slipinski, DD McKenna, F Friedrich. 2018. The phylogeny of Coleopterida (Hexapoda) – morphological characters and molecular phylogenies. Systematic Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12316.

Clarke DJ. 2018. Systematics, natural history and evolution of the saw-lipped rove beetles (Euaesthetinae): progress and prospects for future research. pp. 81–114, In: Betz O, Irmler U, Klimaszewski J (eds). Biology of Rove Beetles (Staphylinidae): Life History, Evolution, Ecology and Distribution. Springer. 351pp.

Choi H, Shin S, Jung S, Clarke DJ, Lee S. 2018. Molecular phylogeny of Macrosiphini (Hemiptera: Aphididae): an evolutionary hypothesis for the Pterocomma-group habitat adaptation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 121: 12– 22.

DD McKenna, DJ Clarke, R Anderson, J Astrin, S Brown, L Chamorro, SR Davis, M Guadalupe del Rio, J Haran, G Kuschel, N Franz, B Jordal, A Lanteri, RAB Leschen, H Letsch, C Lyal, AE Marvaldi, B de Medeiros, J-R Mermudes, RG Oberprieler, A Schütte, A Sequeira, S Shin, MH Van Dam, G Zhang. 2018. Morphological and Molecular Perspectives on the Phylogeny, Evolution and Classification of Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea): Proceedings from the 2016 International Weevil Meeting. Diversity. 10(3), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/d10030064

S Shin, Bayless KM, Winterton SL, Dikow T, Yeates DK, Lessard BD, Wiegmann BM, Trautwein MD. 2018. Taxon sampling to address an ancient rapid radiation: a supermatrix phylogeny of early brachyceran flies (Diptera). Systematic Entomology. 43(2), 277–289. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12275.


JP Gillung, Winterton SL, Bayless KM, Khouri Z, Borowiec ML, Yeates D, Kimsey LS, Misof B, Shin S, Zhou X, Mayer C, Petersen M, Wiegmann BM. 2018. Anchored phylogenomics unravels the evolution of spider flies (Diptera, Acroceridae) and reveals discordance between nucleotides and amino acids. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 128:233–245. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.08.007

Shin S, Clarke DJ, Lemmon AR, Moriarty Lemmon E, Aitken AL, Haddad S, Farrell BD, Marvaldi AE, Oberprieler RG, McKenna DD. 2017/2018. Phylogenomic data yield new and robust insights into the phylogeny and evolution of weevils. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35(4): 823–836. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msx324. (Cover)

DD McKenna. Beetle systematics in the 21st century: Prospects and Progress from studies of genes and genomes. Current Opinions in Insect Science. 24: 76-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2017.12.002.

CR Sharkey, MS Fujimoto, NP Lord, S Shin, DD McKenna, A Suvorov, GJ Martin, SM Bybee. 2017. Beetle UV opsin gene duplications restore the lost short wave insect opsin class. Scientific Reports. 7(1). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00061-7

S Haddad, S Shin, P Svacha, A Ślipiński, D Windsor, E Moriarty-Lemmon, A Lemmon, DD McKenna. 2017. Phylogenomics resolves the enigmatic higher-level phylogeny of longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae). Systematic Entomology. 43(1): 68-89. https://doi.org/10.2222/syen.12257


RF Mitchell, LP Hall, PF Reagel, DD McKenna, TC Baker, & JG Hildebrand. 2017. Odorant receptors and antennal lobe morphology offer a new approach to understanding the olfactory biology of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis). Journal of Comparative Physiology A. DOI 10.1007/s00359-016-1138-4.

DD McKenna, ED Scully, Y Pauchet, K Hoover, R Kirsch, SM Geib, RF Mitchell, RM Waterhouse, S Ahn, D Arsala, AK Bennett, JB Benoit, H Blackmon, T Bledsoe, JH Bowsher, A Busch, B Calla, H Chao, C Childers, DJ Clarke, L Cohen, JP Demuth, H Dinh, H Doddapaneni, A Dolan, JJ Duan, S Dugan, M Friedrich, KM Glastad, MAD Goodisman, S Haddad, Y Han, DST Hughes, P Ioannidis, JS Johnston, JW Jones, LA Kuhn, DR Lance, C Lee, SL Lee, H Lin, JA Lynch, AP Moczek, SC Murali, DM Muzny, DR Nelson, SR Palli, KA Panfilio, D Pers, MF Poelchau, H Quan, J Qu, AM Ray, JP Rinehart, HM Robertson, R Roehrdanz, AJ Rosendale, S Shin, C Silva, AC Torson, IM Vargas-Jentzsch, JH Werren, KC Worley, G Yocum, EM Zdobnov, RA Gibbs, S Richards. 2016. Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle-plant interface. Genome Biology. 17:227.

Genome Biology, "Best of 2016" in Evolutionary Genomics

Editor's Choice, Science (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6316/twil)

S Haddad, DD McKenna. 2016. Phylogeny and evolution of superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia). Systematic Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12179.

DD McKenna. 2016. Molecular Systematics of Coleoptera. Pages 23-34 In: RAB Leschen, RG Beutel (Eds.). Handbook of Zoology. Volume I Arthropoda: Insecta. Coleoptera, Beetles. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

RG Beutel, DD McKenna. 2016. Coleoptera: Systematic position, basal branching pattern and early evolution. Pages 1-11 In: RAB Leschen, RG Beutel (Eds.). Handbook of Zoology. Volume I Arthropoda: Insecta. Coleoptera, Beetles. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

K Kjer, H Aspock, U Aspock, RG Beutel, A Blanke, A Donath, T Flouri, P Frandsen, L Jermiin, P Kapli, A Kawahara, R Lanfear, H Letsch, C Mayer, DD McKenna, K Meusemann, O Niehuis, R Peters, J Rust, A Stamatakis, BV Reumont, T Wappler, J Ware, B Wiegmann, D Yeates, X Zhou, B Misof. 2015. Response to comment on 'Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution’. Science. 349 (6247): 487-488.


JA Robertson, A Ślipiński, M Moulton, FW Shockley, A Giorgi, NP Lord, DD McKenna, W Tomaszewska, J Forrester, KB Miller, MF Whiting, JV McHugh. 2015. Phylogeny and classification of the beetle superfamily Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia). Systematic Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12138.

DD McKenna, AL Wild, K Kanda, CL Bellamy, RG Beutel, MS Caterino, CW Farnum, DC Hawks, MA Ivie, ML Jameson, RAB Leschen, AE Marvaldi, JV McHugh, AF Newton, JA Robertson, MK Thayer, MF Whiting, JF Lawrence, A Ślipiński, DR Maddison, BD Farrell. 2015. The Beetle Tree of Life Reveals Coleoptera Survived End Permian Mass Extinction to Diversify During the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution. Systematic Entomology. pp. 1-46. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12132

Most cited of 3,364 papers published by Systematic Entomology

S Shin, S Jung, K Heller, F Menzel, T-K Hong, J-S Shin, S-H Lee, H Lee, S Lee. 2015. DNA barcoding of Bradysia (Diptera: Sciaridae) for detection of the immature stages on agricultural crops. Journal of Applied Entomology. 139, 638–645. DOI: 10.1111/jen.12198

J Hulcr, TH Atkinson, AI Cognato, BH Jordal, DD McKenna. 2014. Morphology, Taxonomy, and Phylogenetics of Bark Beetles. Pages 41-81 In: F Vega and R Hofstetter (Eds.) Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species.


ED Scully, SM Geib, JE Carlson, M Tien, DD McKenna, K Hoover. 2014. Functional genomics and microbiome profiling of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) reveal new insights into the digestive physiology and nutritional ecology of wood-feeding beetles. BMC Genomics. 15: 1096. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-1096.


B Misof, S Liu, K Meusemann, RS Peters, A Donath, C Mayer, RB Frandsen, J Ware, T Flouri, RG Beutel, O Niehuis, M Petersen, F Izquierdo-Carrasco, T Wappler, J Rust, AJ Aberer, U Aspock, H Aspock, D Bartel, A Blanke, S Berger, A Bohm, T Buckley, B Calcott, J Chen, F Friedrich, M Fukui, M Fujita, C Greve, P Grobe, S Gu, Y Huang, LS Jermiin, AY Kawahara, L Krogmann, M Kubiak, R Lanfear, H Letsch, Y Li, Z Li, J Li, H Lu, R Machida, Y Mashimo, P Kapli, DD McKenna, G Meng, Y Nakagaki, JL Navarrete-Heredia, M Ott, Y Ou, G Pass, L Podsiadlowski, H Pohl, BMv Reumont, K Schutte, K Sekiya, S Shimizu, A Slipinski, A Stamatakis, W Song, X Su, NU Szucsich, M Tan, X Tan, M Tang, J Tang, G Timelthaler, S Tomizuka, M Trautwein, X Tong, T Uchifune, MG Walzl, B Wiegmann, J Wilbrandt, B Wipfler, KF Wong, Q Wu, G Wu, Y Xie, S Yang, Q Yang, DK Yeates, K Yoshizawa, Q Zhang, R Zhang, W Zhang, Y Zhang, J Zhao, C Zhou, L Zhou, T Ziesmann, S Zou, Y Li, X Xu, Y Zhang, H Yang, J Wang, J Wang, KM Kjer, X Zhou. 2014. Phylogenomics Resolves the Timing and Pattern of Insect Evolution. Science. 346: 763-767.



AM Evans, DD McKenna, CL Bellamy, BD Farrell. 2014. Large-scale molecular phylogeny of metallic wood-boring beetles (Buprestidae and Schizopodidae) provides new insights into relationships and reveals multiple evolutionary origins of the larval leaf-mining habit. Systematic Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12108


DD McKenna, BD Farrell, MS Caterino, CW Farnum, DC Hawks, DR Maddison, AE Seago, AEZ Short, AF Newton, MK Thayer. 2014. Phylogeny and evolution of Staphyliniformia and Scarabaeiformia (rove and scarab beetles): Forest litter as a stepping-stone for diversification of non-phytophagous beetles. Systematic Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12093

DD McKenna. 2014. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution of Coleoptera. Pages 1-10 In RG Beutel and RAB Leschen (Eds.) Handbook of Zoology. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. Volume 3: Morphology and Systematics (Phytophaga). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

B Wang, JY Ma, DD McKenna, EV Yan, HC Zhang, EA Jarzembowski. 2013. The earliest known longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae: Prioninae) and implications for the early evolution of Chrysomeloidea. Journal of Systematic Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/14772019. 12(5): 565-574.

O Niehuis, G Hartig, S Grath, H Pohl, J Lehmann, H Tafer, A Donath, V Krauss, C Eisenhardt, J Hertel, M Petersen, C Mayer, K Meusemann, R Peters, P Stadler, R Beutel, E Bornberg-Bauer, DD McKenna, B Misof. 2012. Genomic and morphological evidence converge to resolve the enigma of Strepsiptera. Current Biology. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2012.05.018. (Cover)

A Prado, DD McKenna, D Windsor. 2012. Molecular evidence of cycad seed predation by an immature Aulacoscelidinae beetle (Coleoptera: Orsodacnidae). Systematic Entomology. 37(4): 747–757.

DD McKenna. 2011. Temporal lags and overlap in the diversification of weevils and flowering plants: Recent advances and prospects for additional resolution. American Entomologist. 57(1): 54–55.


DD McKenna. 2011. Towards a temporal framework for “Inordinate Fondness”: Reconstructing the macroevolutionary history of beetles (Coleoptera). Entomologica Americana. 117(1&2): 28–36.


CR Meskens, T Hance, D Windsor. 2011. Host plant taxonomy and phenotype dictate the structure of a tropical hispine beetle-host plant food web. Ecological Entomology. 36(4): 480–489.

DD McKenna, BD Farrell. 2010. 9-genes reinforce the phylogeny of Holometabola and yield alternate views on the phylogenetic placement of Strepsiptera. PLoS ONE. 5(7): E1187.


AE Marvaldi, BD Farrell. 2010. Weevils in the beetle tree of life: Exploring the phylogeny of Curculionoidea using morphology and molecules. Cladistics. 26(2): 216.

DD McKenna, AS Sequeira, AE Marvaldi, BD Farrell. 2009. Temporal lags and overlap in the diversification of weevils and flowering plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 106: 7083–7088.



DD McKenna, BD Farrell. 2009. Beetles (Coleoptera). Pp. 278-289. In: The Timetree of Life, S.B. Hedges and S. Kumar Eds. Oxford University Press.


McKenna DD, AE Marvaldi, BD Farrell. 2007. Weevils: A remarkably diverse branch in the beetle tree of life. Curculio. 53: 11–12. (Edited, not peer-reviewed)


DD McKenna, BD Farrell. 2006. Tropical forests are both evolutionary cradles and museums of leaf beetle diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 103(29): 1047–1051.


Commentary (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.; Authors: M. Sanderson & D. Strong)

In textbook: Insect Ecology. (P. Price et al., Cambridge University Press)


DD McKenna, KM McKenna. 2006. Sesiid moths reduce germination, seedling growth, and survivorship in Pentaclethra macroloba (Mimosaceae), a locally dominant lowland Neotropical tree. Biotropica. 38(4): 508–513.

McKenna DD, BD Farrell. 2006. The beetle tree of life project. Chrysomela. 46: 2. (Edited, not peer-reviewed)

McKenna DD. 2006. In search of Zingiberales-feeding rolled leaf hispine beetles (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) in the lowland tropical forests and savannas of southeastern Nicaragua. Chrysomela. 45: 6–7. (Edited, not peer-reviewed)


DD McKenna, BD Farrell. 2005. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of host plant use in the Neotropical rolled leaf ‘hispine’ beetle genus Cephaloleia (Chevrolat) (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 37(1):  117–131.


DD McKenna. 2004. Flora and Vegetation of Kalamazoo County Michigan, Vascular Plants. Special Issue. The Michigan Botanist. 43(3): 222 pp. (Book; Provides locally relevant data describing the habitat, distribution, and abundance of 1639 plant species in Kalamazoo County, Michigan based on 10 yrs of field studies.)


DD McKenna, MR Berenbaum. 2003. A field investigation of Depressaria (Elachistidae) host plants and ecology in the western United States. Journal of the Lepidopterist’s Society. 57(1): 36–42.


DD McKenna. 2002. Asclepias verticillata and roadways of the upper Midwest: From home on the range to life in the fast lane. The Michigan Botanist. 41: 111–114.


AR Zangerl, CL Wraight, M Carroll, P Ficarello, R Warner, MR Berenbaum. 2001. Effects of exposure to event 176 Bt corn pollen on monarch and black swallowtail caterpillars under field conditions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 98 (21) 11908-11912; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.171315698.


DD McKenna, KM McKenna, SB Malcolm, MR Berenbaum. 2001. Implications of roadway mortality for populations of Lepidoptera in east-central Illinois. Journal of the Lepidopterist’s Society. 55(2): 63–68.

In textbook: Insect Diversity Conservation. (M. Samways, Cambridge University Press)


DD McKenna, AR Zangerl, MR Berenbaum. 2001. A native Hymenopteran predator of Agonopterix alstroemeriana (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae) in east-central Illinois. The Great Lakes Entomologist. 34(1): 71–75.

McKenna DD, KG Murray. 1996. Altitudinal variation in the abundance and diversity of seed-harvesting leaf-litter ants along an altitudinal gradient in Costa Rica. Hope College Journal of Biology (Spring Edition).


––––––––Other Publications––––––––

M Lee, H Seo, H Choi, S Lee. 2019. First record of Stomaphis (Stomaphis) pini pini Takahashi, 1920 (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Lachninae) in the Korean Peninsula with observation of sexual morphs. Korean Society of Applied Entomology. (Published Abstract)


M Lee, H Cho, H Seo, S Lee. 2019. New record of Acer feeding Stomaphis aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Lachninae) in the Korean peninsula. Korean Society of Applied Entomology. http://db.koreascholar.com/article.aspx?code=382662. (Published Abstract)


Y Lee, W Lee, H Seo, S Lee, H Choi, G Cho, M Oh, J Choi, M Lee, J Kim, S Jung. 2019. National list of species of Korea (Insects) (Hexapoda: Chapter: Hemiptera). NIBR, Incheon, 986 pp. (Published Abstract)


DD McKenna. 2019. Phylogenomics reveals new insights into the adaptive radiation of beetles on plants. Bulletin of the Association of Southeastern Biologists: Southeastern Biology. http://www.sebiologists.org/uploads/1/0/3/0/103013314/seb_vol66_2019.pdf. (Published Abstract)

S Shin, DD McKenna. 2019. Weevil phylogenomics using old museum specimens. Korean Society of Applied Entomology. http://db.koreascholar.com/article.aspx?code=382662. (Published Abstract)

S Shin, DD McKenna. 2019. Phylogenomic analyses resolve the phylogeny and evolution of beetles (Coleoptera) and yield new insights into the genomic basis of plant-feeding. Korean Society of Applied Entomology. http://db.koreascholar.com/article.aspx?code=382662. (Published Abstract)

(ESA Committee on Biodiversity; DD McKenna member of writing group) 2018. Protecting the Web of Life: ESA Position Statement on Insects and Biodiversity. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 111(2): 83–84, https://doi.org /10.1093/aesa/sax079

McKenna DD, Butler-Harte T, Hart J, and the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation (Conservation Committee). 2015. Resolution in support of urgent measures to conserve protected animal species in the Greater Congo Basin.




McKenna DD. 2006. Molecular phylogenetics & evolution of Neotropical ‘hispine’ beetles (Coleoptera: Cassidinae). Ph.D. Thesis.

McKenna DD. 2000. Ecology and evolution of Depressaria (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) and their host plants in western North America. M.S. Thesis.

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