Below are selected publications. Details on all publications can be found on Google Scholar.
ORCID ID: orcid 0000-0002-3724-4610, ResearchGate: researchgate.net/profile/Akito_Kawahara

2018 Barth, M.B., Buchwalder, K., Kawahara, A.Y., Zhou, X., Liu, S., Krezdorn, N., Rotter, B., Horres, R., Hundsdoerfer, A.K. 2018. Functional characterization of the Hyles euphorbiae hawkmoth transcriptome reveals strong expression of phorbol ester detoxification and seasonal cold hardiness genes. Frontiers in Zoology 15:18. | PDF

Breinholt, J.W., Lemmon, A., Lemmon, E., Xiao, L., Earl, C., Kawahara, A.Y. 2018. Resolving relationships among the megadiverse butterflies and moths with a novel pipeline for Anchored Phylogenomics. Systematic Biology 67(1):78-93. | Cited by 22 | PDF

Cinel, S., Kawahara, A.Y. 2018. Predator-induced insect stress responses: A mechanistic review of taxon- and sensory-specific biases. Journal of Insect Physiology (Accepted).

Espeland, M., Breinholt, J.W., Willmott, K.R., Warren, A.D., Vila, R., Toussaint, E.F.A., Maunsell, S.C., Aduse-Poku, K., Talavera, G., Eastwood, R., Jarzyna, M., Reis, L., Guralnick, R., Lohman, D.J., Pierce, N.E., Kawahara, A.Y. 2018. A comprehensive and dated phylogenomic analysis of butterflies. Current Biology 28(5): 770–778. | Cited by 9 | Media Article | PDF

Gough, H., Duran, D., Kawahara, A.Y., Toussaint, E.F.A. 2018. A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of tiger beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae). Systematic Entomology | PDF

Johns, C.A., Toussaint, E.F.A., Breinholt, J.W., Kawahara, A.Y. 2018. Origin and macroevolution of micro-moths on sunken Hawaiian islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences 285:20181047. | PDF | Documentary Film

Jusino, M.A., Banik, M.T., Palmer, J.M., Wray, A.K., Xiao, L., Pelton E., Barber, J.R., Kawahara, A.Y., Gratton, C., Peery, M.Z., Lindner, D.L. 2018. An improved method for utilizing high-throughput amplicon sequencing to determine the diets of insectivorous animals. Molecular Ecology Resources | PDF

Kawahara, A.Y., Breinholt, J.W., Espeland, M., Storer, C. Plotkin, D., Dexter, K.M., Toussaint, E.F.A., St Laurent, R.A., Brehm, G., Vargas, S., Forero, D., Pierce, N.E., Lohman, D.J. 2018. Phylogenetics of moth-like butterflies (Papilionoidea: Hedylidae) based on a new 13-locus target capture probe set. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 127:600-605. | Cited by 1 | PDF

Kawahara, A.Y., Plotkin, D., Hamilton, C., Gough, H., St. Laurent, R., Owens, R., Homziak, N.T., Barber, J.R. 2018. Diel behavior in moths and butterflies: A synthesis of data illuminates the evolution of temporal activity. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 18:13-27. | Cited by 4 | Video Link | PDF

Kitching, I.J., Rougerie, R., Zwick, A., Hamilton, C.A., St. Laurent R.A., Naumann, S., Mejia, L.B., Kawahara, A.Y. 2018. A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e22236. | PDF

Kobayashi, S., Johns, C.A., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Doorenweerd, C., Kawakita, A., Ohshima, I., Lees, D.C., Hanabergh, S., Kawahara, A.Y. 2018. Hawaiian Philodoria (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Ornixolinae) leaf mining moths on Myrsine (Primulaceae): two new species and biological data. ZooKeys 773:109-141. |
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Reeves, L.E., Holderman, C.J., Blosser, E.M., Gillett-Kaufman, J.L., Kawahara, A.Y., Kaufman, P.E., Burkett-Cadena, N.D. 2018. Identification of Uranotaenia sapphirina as a specialist of annelids broadens known mosquito host use patterns. Communications Biology 1: 92. | PDF

Rubin, J.J.*, Hamilton, C.A.*, McClure, C.J.W., Chadwell, B.A, Kawahara, A.Y.**, Barber, J.R.** 2018. The evolution of anti-bat sensory illusions in moths. Science Advances 4(7): eaar7428. *shared first author, **shared senior author. | Science Daily | IFLS Article | National Geographic | PDF

Scott Chiavlo, C.S., Chiavlo, P., Holland, J.D., Anderson, T., Breinholt, J.W., Kawahara, A.Y., Zhou, X., Liu, S., Zaspel, J.M. 2018. A phylogenomic analysis of lichen-feeding tiger moths uncovers evolutionary origins of host chemical sequestration. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 121: 23-34. | PDF

St Laurent R.A., Hamilton, C.A., Kawahara, A.Y. 2018. Museum specimens provide phylogenomic data to resolve relationships of sack-bearer moths (Lepidoptera, Mimallonidae). Systematic Entomology. | Cited by 2 | PDF | FLMNH Video

Toussaint, E.F.A., Breinholt, J.W., Earl, C., Warren, A.D., Brower, A.V.Z., Yago, M., Dexter, K.M., Espeland, M., Pierce, N.E., Lohman, D.J., Kawahara, A.Y. 2018. Anchored phylogenomics illuminates the skipper butterfly tree of life. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18:101. | Cited by 1 | PDF

Triant, D.A., Cinel, S., Kawahara, A.Y. 2018. Lepidoptera genomes: current knowledge, gaps and future directions. Current Opinions in Insect Science 25: 99-105. | Cited by 4 | PDF

2017 Bunkley, J., McClure, C., Fancis, C.D., Kawahara, A.Y., Barber, J.R. 2017. Anthropogenic noise differentially affects arthropod family abundances. Ecology and Evolution 7(9): 2977–2985. | PDF

Carvalho, A.P.S., Orr, A.G., Kawahara, A.Y. 2017. A review of the occurrence and diversity of the sphragis in butterflies. ZooKeys 694: 41-70. | Cited by 2 | PDF

Dalíková, M., Zrzavá, M., Hladová, Nguyen, I.P., Šonský, I., Flegrová, M., Kubíčková, S., Voleníkova, A., Kawahara, A.Y., Peters, R.S., Marec, F. 2017. New insights into the evolution of W chromosome in Lepidoptera. Journal of Heredity 108 (7):709-719. | Cited by 4 | PDF | Cited by 2

Earl, C., Guralnick, R.P., Kawahara, A.Y. 2017. Digest: Imperfect convergence in butterfly wing patterns. Evolution 71-4: 1118–1119. | PDF

Kawahara, A.Y., Plotkin, D., Ohshima, I., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Houlihan, P., Breinholt, J.W., Kawakita, A., Xiao, L., Regier, J.C., Davis, D.R., Kumata, T., Sohn, J-C., De Prins, J., Mitter, C. 2017. A molecular phylogeny and revised higher-level classification for the leaf-mining moth family Gracillariidae and its implications for larval host use evolution. Systematic Entomology 42: 60–81. | Cited by 22 | PDF

Owens, H., Lewis, D., Dupuis, J., Clamens, A.-L., Sperling, F., Kawahara, A.Y., Guralnick, R., Condamine, F. 2017. The latitudinal diversity gradient in New World swallowtail butterflies is caused by contrasting patterns of out-of- and into-the-tropics dispersal. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26(12):1447-1458. | Cited by 2 | PDF

Seltmann, KC, et al. (Kawahara one of 47 authors) 2017. LepNet: The Lepidoptera of North America Network. Zootaxa 4247 (1): 073–077. | Cited by 4 | PDF

St. Laurent, R.A., Wagner, D.L., Reeves, L.E., Kawahara A.Y. 2017. Notes on the larva and natural history of Lacosoma arizonicum Dyar (Mimallonoidea, Mimallonidae) with new host and parasitoid records. J. Lepid. Soc 71(3): 277-181. PDF

2016 Ahmed, M.Z., Breinholt, J.W., Kawahara, A.Y. 2016. Evidence for horizontal transmission of Wolbachia with partial evidence for lateral gene transfer to lepidopteran hosts. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 118. | Cited by 30 | PDF

Bura, V., Kawahara, A.Y., Yack, J.E. 2016. A comparative analysis of sonic defences in Bombycoidea caterpillars. Scientific Reports 6: 31469. | Cited by 6 | PDF

Cho, S., Epstein, S.W., Mitter, K., Hamilton, C.A., Plotkin, D., Mitter, C., Kawahara, A.Y. 2016. Preserving and vouchering butterflies and moths for large-scale museum-based molecular research. PeerJ 4:e2160. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2160 | Cited by 10 | PDF

Homziak, N., Breinholt, J., Kawahara, A.Y. 2016. A historical review of the classification of Erebinae (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Zootaxa 4189(3):563. | Cited by 1 | PDF

Johns, C.J. Moore, M.R., Kawahara, A.Y. 2016. Molecular phylogeny, revised higher classification, and implications for the conservation of the endangered Hawaiian leaf-mining moths (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Philodoria). Pac. Sci. 70(3): 361-372. | Cited by 1

Reeves, L.E., Holderman, C.J., Gillett-Kaufman, J.L, Kawahara, A.Y., Kaufman, P.E. 2016. Maintenance of host DNA integrity in field-preserved mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) blood meals for identification by DNA barcoding. Parasites and Vectors 9(1):503. | Cited by 8 | PDF

Zhong, M.*, Hill, G.M., Gomez, J.-P., Plotkin, D., Barber, J.R., Kawahara, A.Y. 2016. Quantifying wing shape and size of saturniid moths with geometric morphometrics. J. Lepid. Soc. 70(2):99-107. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18473/lepi.70i2.a4 *High-school student first author.| Cited by 3 | PDF

2015 Barber, J., Leavell, B.C., Keener, A.L., Breinholt, J.W., Chadwell, B.A., McClure, C.J.W., Hill, G.M., Kawahara, A.Y. 2015. Moth tails divert bat attack: Evolution of acoustic deflection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS) 112(9): 2812–2816. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1421926112 PDF | National Geographic | Science | ScienceNews | New York Times | Cited by 24

Kawahara, A.Y., Barber, J.R. 2015. Tempo and mode of anti-bat ultrasound and jamming in the diverse hawkmoth radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS) 112(20): 6407-6412. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416679112 PDF | Phys.org | Gizmodo | Gainesville Sun | Cited by 16

Hossie, T.J., Skelhorn, J., Breinholt, J.W., Kawahara, A.Y., Sherratt, T.N. 2015. Body size affects the evolution of eyespots in caterpillars. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS): 112(21): 6664-6669. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1415121112 PDF | Blog | Cited by 15

Kjer, K.M., et al. (Kawahara, A.Y. one of co-authors). 2015. Response to Comment on “Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution” Science 349(6247):487. PDF

Lewis, D., Nakahara, S., Sperling, F., Cotton, A., Kawahara, A.Y., Condamine, F. 2015. Role of Caribbean Islands in the diversification and biogeography of Neotropical Heraclides swallowtails. Cladistics 31(3): 291-314. DOI: 10.1111/cla.12092 PDF | Cited by 17

Ponce, F.V., Breinholt, J.W. , Hossie, T., Barber, J.R., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Kawahara, A.Y. 2015. A molecular phylogeny of Eumorpha (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) and the evolution of anti-predator larval eyespots. Systematic Entomology 40(2):401-408. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12111 PDF | Cited by 3

Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Kristensen, N.P., Davis, D.R., van Nieukerken, E.J., Rota, J., Simonsen, T.J., Mitter, K.T., Kawahara, A.Y., Yen, S.-H., Cummings, M.P., Zwick, A. 2015. A molecular phylogeny for the oldest (nonditrysian) lineages of extant Lepidoptera, with implications for classification, comparative morphology and life-history evolution. Systematic Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12129 PDF | Cited by 47

Ahmed MZ, Araujo-Jnr EV, Welch JJ, Kawahara, AY. 2015. Wolbachia in butterflies and moths: geographical structure in infection frequency. Frontiers in Zoology 12:16. doi:10.1186/s12983-015-0107-z PDF | Cited by 19

Sohn, J.-C., Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Adamski, D., Landry, J.-F., Heikkilä, M., Park, K.-T., Harrison, T., Mitter, K., Zwick, A., Kawahara, A.Y., Cho, S., Cummings, M.P., Schmitz, P. 2015. Phylogeny and feeding trait evolution of the mega-diverse Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera: Obtectomera): new insight from 19 nuclear genes. Systematic Entomology doi: 10.1111/syen.12143 PDF | Cited by 7

Sourakov, A., Plotkin, D., Kawahara, A.Y., Xiao, L., Hallwachs, W., Janzen, D. 2015. On the taxonomy of erythrina moths Agathodes and Terastia (Crambidae: Pyraustinae: Spilomelini): Two different patterns of haplotype divergence and two new species. J. Trop. Lepid. 25(2): 80-97. | Cited by 8

Swaddle J, Francis CD, Barber JR, Cooper CB, Kyba CCM, Dominoni D, Shannon G, Aschehoug E, Goodwin SE, Kawahara AY, Luther D, Spoelstra K, Voss M, Longcore T. 2015. A framework to assess evolutionary responses to anthropogenic light and sound. Trends Ecology and Evolution (TREE) doi:10.1016/j.tree.2015.06.009 PDF | Cited by 69

2014 GIGA Community of Scientists. 2014. The Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance: Developing community resources to study diverse invertebrate genomes. Journal of Heredity 105(1):1-18. PDF | AAAS | FIU News | Cited by 23

Kawahara, A.Y., Breinholt, J.W. 2014. Phylogenomics provides strong evidence for relationships of butterflies and moths. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences 281: 20140970. PDF | Nature World News | Phys.org | Cited by 95

Misof, B. et al. (Kawahara, A.Y. one of co-authors). 2014. Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution. Science 346(6210): 763-767. DOI: 10.1126/science.1257570 PDF | Phys.org | Nature World News | Science Daily misof | Cited by 803

Johns, C.A., Tangalin, N., Bustamente, K., Kawahara, A.Y. 2014. Evidence of an undescribed, extinct Philodoria species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from Hawaiian Hesperomannia herbarium specimens. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 46: 55-57. | Cited by 1

Lees, D.C.*, Kawahara, A.Y.*, Rougerie, R., Ohshima, I., Kawakita, A., O. Bouteleux, DePrins, J., Lopez-Vaamonde, C. 2014. DNA barcoding reveals a largely unknown fauna of Gracillariidae leaf-mining moths in the Neotropics. Molecular Ecology Resources 14: 286-296. PDF | Cited by 30 | *equal contribution

Lee, G.-E., Hayden, J., Kawahara, A.Y. 2014. External egg morphology of the Hawaiian Dancing Moth, Dryadaula terpsichorella. Journal of Natural History 48: 969–974. PDF | Cited by 1

Pomerantz, A.F., Hoy, M.A., Kawahara, A.Y. 2014. Molecular characterization and evolutionary insights into potential sex-determination genes in the western orchard predatory mite Metaseiulus occidentalis (Chelicerata: Arachnida: Acari: Phytoseiidae). Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. DOI:10.1080/07391102.2014.941402. PDF | Cited by 2

2013 Barber, J.R., Kawahara, A.Y. 2013. Hawkmoths produce anti-bat ultrasound. Biology Letters 9: 20130161. PDF | CBS News | Nature News | National Geographic | Cited by 21

Breinholt, J.W., Kawahara, A.Y. 2013. Phylotranscriptomics: Saturated third codon positions radically influence the estimation of trees based on next-gen data. Genome Biology and Evolution 5(11): 2082–2092. PDF | Cited by 37

Kawahara, A.Y., Rubinoff, D. 2013. Convergent evolution of morphology and habitat use in the explosive Hawaiian fancy case caterpillar radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26(8):1763-73. PDF | Cited by 5

Kawahara, A.Y., Breinholt, J.W., Ponce, F.V., Haxaire, J., Xiao, L., Lamarre, G.P.A., Rubinoff, D., Kitching, I.J. 2013. Evolution of Manduca sexta hornworms and relatives: Biogeographical analysis reveals an ancestral diversification in Central America. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 68: 381–386. PDF | Cited by 9

Kawahara, A.Y., Jones, M., Jia, Q., Lapointe, S.L., Stansly, P.A. 2013. A synthetic pheromone for Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) attracts multiple leafminer species. Florida Entomologist 96(3): 1213-1216. | Cited by 1

Kawahara, A.Y. 2013. Systematic revision and review of the extant and fossil snout butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Libytheinae). Zootaxa 3631: 1-74. PDF | Cited by 1

Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Zwick, A., Bazinet, A.L., Cummings, M.P., Kawahara, A.Y. et al. 2013. A large-scale, higher-level, molecular phylogenetic study of the insect order Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). PLoS ONE 8(3): e58568. PDF | Cited by 162

2012 De Prins, J., Kawahara, A.Y., 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Zootaxa 3594, 1-283. High-Res Figure 3. Supplementary Table 1. PDF | Cited by 14

Kawahara, A.Y. 2012. Getting established in academia. Science 336 (6086): 1233.

Kawahara, A.Y., Rubinoff, D. 2012. Three new species of Fancy Case caterpillars from threatened forests of Hawaii (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae: Hyposmocoma). ZooKeys 170: 1-20. PDF | Cited by 5

Kawahara, A.Y., Ortiz-Acevedo, E., Marshall, C.J. 2012. External morphology of adult Libythea celtis (Laicharting [1782]) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Zoological Science 29: 463–475. PDF

Kawahara, A.Y., Pyle, R.M. 2012. An appreciation for the natural world through collecting, owning and observing insects. Chapter 6 (pp. 138-152), In (Lemelin, R.H. ed.) The Management of Insects in Recreation and Tourism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. PDF | Cited by 2

Kawahara, A.Y., Emmel, T.C., Miller, J.Y., Warren, A.D. 2012. A new institution devoted to Insect Science: The Florida Museum of Natural History, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. Insect Science 19(3): 426–428.

Rubinoff, D., San Jose, M., Kawahara, A.Y. 2012. Phylogenetics and species status of Hawaii’s endangered Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth, Manduca blackburni (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Pacific Science 66(1): 31-41. PDF | Cited by 5

2011 Cho, S., Zwick, A., Regier, J.C, Mitter, C., Cummings, M.P., Yao, J., Du, Z., Zhao, H., Kawahara, A.Y., Weller, S., Davis, D.R., Baixeras, J., Brown, J.W., Parr, S. 2011. Can deliberately incomplete gene sample augmentation improve a phylogeny estimate for the advanced moths and butterflies (Hexapoda: Lepidoptera)? Systematic Biology 60(6):782–796. PDF | Cited by 76

Kawahara, A.Y., Ohshima, I., Kawakita, A., Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Cummings, M.P., Davis, D.R., Wagner, D.L., De Prins, J., Lopez-Vaamonde, C. 2011. Increased gene sampling strengthens support for higher-level groups within leaf-mining moths and relatives (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:182. DOI:10.1186/1471-2148-11-182. PDF | Cited by 42

Kawahara, A.Y., Tangalin, N., Rubinoff, D. 2011. Life-history notes on the fern-mining endemic Hyposmocoma (Euperissus) trivitella Swezey 1913 (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) from Kauai and a report of associated parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 43: 9-12. PDF | Cited by 1

Kawahara, A.Y. 2011. Review of Goldsmith, M.R. and Marec F. (eds) “Genetics and Molecular Biology of Lepidoptera.” Florida Entomologist 94(1): 119-120. PDF

Kawahara, A.Y., Nishida, K., Rubinoff, D. 2011. The behavior of the Hawaiian dancing moth, Dryadaula terpischorella (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 65(2): 133-135.

Mitter, K.T., Larsen, T.B., Collins, S., Vande Weghe, G., De Prins, J., De Prins, W., Sfian, S., Zakharov, E., Hawthorne, D.J., 2011. Kawahara, A.Y., Regier, J.C. 2011. The butterfly subfamily Pseudopontiinae is notmonobasic: marked genetic diversity and morphology reveal three new species of Pseudopontia (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Systematic Entomology 36(1): 139-163. PDF | Cited by 20

van Nieukerken, E.J. et al. 2011. Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.), Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 212–221. (Kawahara one of 51 authors). PDF | Cited by 377

2010 Kawahara, A.Y., Sohn, J.-C., De Prins, J., Cho, S. 2010. Taxonomic report of five leaf-mining moths new to Korea (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Entomological Research 40: 131-135. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-5967.2010.00268.x | Cited by 3

Scott, J., Kawahara, A.Y., Skevington, J., Yen, S.-H., Sami, A., Smith, M., Yack, J. 2010. The evolutionary origins of ritualized acoustic signals in caterpillars. Nature Communications 1: 4. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1002 PDF | Cited by 37

2009 De Prins, J., Kawahara, A.Y. 2009. On the taxonomic history of Phyllocnistis Zeller 1848 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Nota Lepidopterologica 32: 27-35. PDF | Cited by 7

Kawahara, A.Y., Mignault, A.A., Regier, J.C., Kitching, I.J., Mitter, C. 2009. Phylogeny and biogeography of hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): evidence from five nuclear genes. PLoS ONE 4(5): e5719. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005719 PDF | Cited by 77

Kawahara, A.Y. 2009. Phylogeny of snout butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Libytheinae): combining evidence from the morphology of extant, fossil, and recently extinct taxa. Cladistics 25: 1-19. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2009.00251.x PDF | Cited by 14

Kawahara, A.Y., Nishida, K., Davis, D.R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). ZooKeys 27:7-30. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.27.250. PDF | Cited by 31

Kawahara, A.Y., Saito, M. 2009. The current state of the Butterfly Society of Japan. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society 51(4): 128.

Kawahara, A.Y. 2009. Review of The Hawk Moths of North America: A Natural History of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada by James P. Tuttle. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111(4): 911-912.

Regier, J.C., Zwick, A., Cummings, M.P., Kawahara, A.Y., Cho, S., Weller, S.J., Roe, A.D., Baixeras-Almela, J., Brown, J.W., Parr, C.S., Davis, D.R., Epstein, M.E., Hallwachs, W., Hausmann, A., Janzen, D.H., Kitching, I.J., Solis, M.A., Yen, S.-H., Bazinet, A., Mitter, C. 2009. Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 280. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-280 PDF | Cited by 192

Roe, A.D., Weller, S.J., Baixeras, J., Brown, J., Cummings, M.P., Davis, D., Kawahara, A.Y., Parr, C., Regier, J.C., Rubinoff, D., Simonsen, T.J., Wahlberg, N., Zwick, A. 2009. Evolutionary Framework for Lepidoptera Model Systems. pp. 1-24 In Goldsmith, M.; F. Marec (eds.), Genetics and Molecular Biology of Lepidoptera. CRC Press, Boca Raton. | Cited by 35

Rubinoff, D.R., Osborne, K.H., Kawahara, A.Y. 2009. Synonymization of the euphonious Arctonotus lucidus (Sphingidae) based on recent DNA evidence. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 63(4): 233-235.

2007 Kawahara, A.Y.. 2007. Thirty-foot telescopic nets, bug-collecting videogames, and beetle pets: Entomology in modern Japan. American Entomologist 53(3): 160-172. PDF | Cited by 6

Root, H.T., Kawahara, A.Y., Norton, R.A. 2007. Anachipteria sacculifera n. sp. (Acari: Oribatida: Achipteriidae) from arboreal lichens in New York State. Acarologia 157 (3-4): 187-195. | Cited by 4

2006 Kawahara, A.Y. 2006. The biology of the snout butterflies (Nymphalidae: Libytheinae), Part 1: Libythea Fabricius. Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan 57(1): 13-33. PDF | Cited by 5

Kawahara, A.Y. 2006. The biology of the snout butterflies (Nymphalidae: Libytheinae), Part 2: Libytheana Michener. Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan 57(3): 265-277. PDF | Cited by 5

Kawahara, A.Y., Adamski, D. 2006. Taxonomic and behavioral studies of a new dancing Beltheca Busck from Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 108(2): 253-260. PDF | Cited by 4

Kawahara, A.Y., Winkler, I., Hsu, W.W. 2006. New host records of the ectoparasitic biting midge Forcipomyia pectinunguis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) on adult geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 79(3): 297-300. PDF | Cited by 1

2005 Ylla, J., Peigler, R.S., Kawahara, A.Y. 2005. Cladistic analysis of moon moths using morphology, molecules and behaviour: Actias Leach, 1815; Argema Wallengren, 1858; Graellsia Grote, 1896 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). SHILAP Revista Lepidopterologica 33(131): 299-317. | Cited by 9