Barbosa, E.P., R.R. Siewert, O.H.H. Mielke, G. Lamas, K.R. Willmott, and A.V.L. Freitas. 2018. Redescription of Yphthimoides patricia (Hayward, 1957), with taxonomic notes on the names Euptychia saltuensis Hayward, 1962 and Yphthimoides manasses (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867) (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Zootaxa 4422(4):537-557. DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4422.4.5.


Barth, M.B., K. Buchwalder, A.Y. Kawahara, X. Zhou, S. Liu, N. Krezdorn, B. Rotter, R. Horres, and A.K. Hundsdoerfer. 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. DOI:10.1186/s12983-018-0252-2.


Bayarsaikhan, U., V.V. Dubatolov, J.B. Heppner, and Y.-S. Bae. 2017. Taxonomic review of genus Danielithosia Dubatolov & Kishida (Lepidop­tera, Erebidae, Arctiinae) from northern Vietnam, with one new species. Zootaxa 4291:572-580.


Benmesbah, M., T. Zacca, M.M. Casagrande, O.H.H. Mielke, G. Lamas, and K.R. Willmott. 2018. Taxonomic notes on Papilio ocypete Fabricius, 1776 and Papilio helle Cramer, 1779 with description of two new similar species from South America (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Zootaxa 4425(1):115-145.


Brown, J.W., D.L. Matthews, and J.Y. Miller. 2018. Two new species of Megalota from the Bahamas (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethruetinae). Zootaxa 4455(3):597-600.


Campbell, J.W., J.C. Daniels, and J.D. Ellis. 2018. Fruit set and single visit stigma pollen deposition by managed bumble bees and wild bees in Citrullus lanatus (Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae). Journal of Economic Entomology 111(2):989-992. DOI:10.1093/jee/toy008.


Carneiro, E., D.R. Dolibaina, N.V. Grishin, and A.D. Warren. 2018. A new species of Wahydra from Ecuador (Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae, Anthoptini). Zootaxa 4392(1):196-200.


Chazot, N., D.L. De Silva, K.R. Willmott, A.V.L. Freitas, G. Lamas, J. Mallet, C.E. Giraldo, S. Uribe, and M. Elias. 2018. Contrasting patterns of Andean diversification among three diverse clades of Neotropical clearwing butterflies. Ecology and Evolution 2017:1-18. DOI:10.1002/ece3.3622.


Covell Jr., C.V. and J.B. Heppner. 2017. The new genus Neosimena from Peru and western Brazil, with two new species (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae). Lepidoptera Novae 10(1-2):9-12.


Covell Jr., C.V. and J.B. Heppner. 2017. Review of the genus Simena from Central America (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae). Lepidoptera Novae 10(1-2):13-20.


Daniels, J.C. 2017. Backyard Bugs: An Identification Guide to Common Insects, Spiders and More. Adventure Publications, Cambridge, MN. 240 pp.


Daniels, J.C. 2018. Vibrant Butterflies: Our Favorite Visitors to Flowers and Gardens. Adventure Publications, Cambridge, MN. 132 pp.


Dickel, T.S. and J.B. Heppner. 2017. Florida Lepidoptera notes, 23. Leucania latiuscula in southern Florida (Lepidop­tera: Noctuidae: Hadeninae). Lepidoptera Novae 10:45-48.


Durden, L.A., J.T. Vargo, J.E. Hayden, J.R. Slotten, D.R. Tangren, and D.L. Matthews. 2017. A moth bioblitz inventory for Rock Hill Preserve and Apalachee Wildlife Management Area in northwestern Florida. Southern Lepidopterists’ News 39(3):242-257.


Espeland, M., J.W. Breinholt, K.R. Willmott, A.D. Warren, R. Vila, E.F.A. Toussaint, S.C. Maunsell, K. Aduse-Poku, G. Talavera, R. Eastwood, M. Jarzyna, L. Reis, R.P. Guralnick, D.J. Lohman, N.E. Pierce, and A.Y. Kawahara. 2018. A comprehensive, dated, higher-level phylogeny of butterflies. Current Biology 28(5):770-778. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.06.


Finkbeiner, S.D., P. Salazar-Carrión, S. Nogales, C. Rush, A.D. Briscoe, R. Hill, M. Kronforst, K.R. Willmott, and S.P. Mullen. 2018. Frequency-dependence shapes the adaptive landscape of imperfect Batesian mimicry. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285:20172786.


Freitas, A.V.L., E. Barbosa, T. Zacca, M. Marín, M. Beirão, A. Silva, M.M. Casagrande, M. Espeland, and K.R. Willmott. 2018. Before it is too late: Description of a new genus and species of butterfly from a highly threatened Brazilian biome. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 62:148-158. DOI:10.1016/j.rbe.2018.02.003.


Gilligan, T.M., D.L. Matthews, and J.Y. Miller. 2018. Two new species of Eucosmini from the Bahamas (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Zootaxa 4378(2):265-268.


Gough, H., D. Duran, A.Y. Kawahara, and E.F.A. Toussaint. 2018. A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Tiger beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae) challenges their current classification. Systematic Entomology Online Early. DOI:10.1111/syen.12324.


Halbritter, D.A., N.M. Teets, C.M. Williams, and J.C. Daniels. 2018. Differences in winter coldhardiness reflect the geographic range disjunction of Neophasia menapia and Neophasia terlooii (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Journal of Insect Physiology 107(2018):204-211. DOI:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2018.03.005.


Halbritter, D.A., D.S. Willett, J.M. Gordon, L.L. Stelinski, and J.C. Daniels. 2018. Behavioral evidence for host transitions in plant, plant parasite, and insect interactions. Environmental Entomology 47(3):646-653. DOI:10.1093/ee/nvy033.


Heppner, J.B. 2017. Review of the Neotropical genus Epidelia, with new records for Paraguay and a new species from the Amazon basin (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Chrysauginae). Lepidoptera Novae 10:1-8.


Heppner, J.B. 2017. Barbicornis metalmarks in Paraguay (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae: Riodini­nae: Riodinini). Lepidoptera Novae 10:33-37.


Heppner, J.B. 2017. Forbesopsis sphingipennis in Paraguay (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae: Siculodinae). Lepidoptera Novae 10:38.


Heppner, J.B. 2017. A new Polyphlebia from French Guiana and Nicaragua (Lepidoptera: Sesioidea: Brachodidae). Lepidoptera Novae 10:55-57.


Heppner, J.B. 2017. Polyphlebia buprestoides and the Neotropical genus Polyphlebia (Lepidoptera: Sesioidea: Brachodidae). Lepidop­tera Novae 10:58-62.


Heppner, J.B. 2017. New records of Epilechia in Paraguay, with transfer of "Gelechia" ophiaula Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Apatetrinae: Pexicopini). Lepidoptera Novae 10:63-66.


Heppner, J.B. and Y.-S. Bae. 2017. Notes on Taiwan moths, 8. A new species of Dahlica from Taiwan (Lepidoptera: Psychidae: Naryciinae). Lepidop­tera Novae 10:39-41.


Heppner, J.B. and Y.-S. Bae. 2017. Notes on Taiwan moths, 9. A new species of Kozhantshikovia from Taiwan (Lepidop­tera: Psychidae: Taleporiinae). Lepidoptera Novae 10:42-44.


Heppner, J.B. and Y.-S. Bae. 2017. Zebraodes, new genus, with a new species from Vietnam (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae: Archipini). Zootaxa 4236:392-400.


Heppner, J.B. and Y.-S. Bae. 2017. A new Prophaecasia species from Cambodia and the female characters of the genus (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae: Olethreutini). Zootaxa 4291:595-600.


Heppner, J.B. and Y.-S. Bae. 2018. Prophaecasia species in Malawi (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae: Olethreutini). Zootaxa 4388:133-136.


Heppner, J.B. and P. Corro. 2017. Panama moth notes, 8. The Neotropical genus Pavolechia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Anacampsinae). Lepidoptera Novae 10:67-70.


Heppner, J.B. and D.B. Matusik. 2017. A new species of Ratarda from lowland Cambodia (Lepidoptera: Ratardidae). Lepidoptera Novae 10:21-24.


Heppner, J.B. and J.H.R. Thiele. 2017. Notes on "Mathoris ignepicta" in Sri Lanka and Sumatra, in the new genus Indomathoris (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae: Striglininae). Lepidoptera Novae 10:25-27.


Heppner, J.B. and J.H.R. Thiele. 2017. Siculodes in the Caribbean, with a new species from Martinique (Lepidop­tera: Thyrididae: Siculodinae). Lepidop­tera Novae 10:28-32.


Heppner, J.B. and J.H.R. Thiele. 2017. Notes on Simaethistis from India and transfer of "Simaethistidae" to Thyrididae (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae: Simaethistinae). Lepidoptera Novae 10:49-54.


Hernández-Baz, F., J.M. González, and J.B. Heppner. 2017. Inventory of wasp moths of the Tumilco mangrove, Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Ctenuchina - Euchromiina). Entomological News 126:274-280.


James, D., D. Albaugh, B. Cammarata, R. Field, H. Greeney, J. Hortsman, S. Morgan, T. Pittaway, J.A. Scott, A. Sourakov, M. Townsend, and K. Wolfe. 2017. The Book of Caterpillars. A Life-size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World. University of Chicago Press. 656 pp.


Kawahara, A.Y., J.W. Breinholt, M. Espeland, C. Storer, D. Plotkin, K.M. Dexter, E.F.A. Toussaint, R.A. St. Laurent, G. Brehm, S. Vargas, D. Forero, N.E. Pierce, and D.J. Lohman. 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. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2018.06.002.


Kawahara, A.Y., D. Plotkin, C.A. Hamilton, H. Gough, R.A. St. Laurent, H.L. Owens, N.T. Homziak, and J.R. Barber. 2018. Diel behavior in moths and butterflies: A synthesis of data illuminates the evolution of temporal activity. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 18(1):13-27. DOI:10.1007/s13127-017-0350-6.


Kawahara, A.Y., D. Plotkin, I. Ohshima, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Houlihan, J.W. Breinholt, A. Kawakita, L. Xiao, J.C. Regier, D.R. Davis, T. Kumata, J.-C. Sohn, and C. Mitter. 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(1):60-81. DOI:10.1111/syen.12210.


Kawahara, A.Y. and E.F.A. Toussaint. 2018. Conservation note on the status of the rare endemic Marquesan Snout butterfly, Libythea collenettei. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 50:25-34.


Kim, S., J.B. Heppner, and K.-T. Park. 2017. Eight new species of the genus Promalactis (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae) from Indonesia, with a checklist of the genus. Journal of Natural History 51:1671-1695.


Kim, S., R.K. Duwal, J.B. Heppner, W.-H. Lee, Y.-S. Bae, and S.-W. Lee. 2017. First record of genus Promalactis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae) from Cambodia with five new species. Journal of Natural History 51:1697-1712.


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


Kobayashi, S., C.A. Johns, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, C. Doorenweerd, A. Kawakita, I. Ohshima, D.C. Lees, S. Hanabergh, and A.Y. Kawahara. 2018. Hawaiian Philodoria (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Ornixolinae) leaf mining moths on Myrsine (Primulaceae): Two new species and biological data. Zookeys 773:101-141. DOI:10.3897/zookeys.773.21690.


Lehnert, M.S., V.R. Kramer, J.E. Rawlins, V. Verdecia, and J.C. Daniels. 2017. Jamaica’s critically endangered butterfly: A review of the biology and conservation status of the Homerus swallowtail (Papilio (Pterourus) homerus Fabricius). Insects 8(3):68. DOI:10.3390/insects8030068.


Liang, D., G. Gao, E. Pagani-Nunez, H. Pang, Y. Liu, X. Luo, and S.K. Robinson. 2018. Incubation behaviour of a high-altitude species: The Fire-tailed sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda. Bird Study 65(2):261-265. DOI:10.1080/00063657.2018.1446905.


Lillywhite, H.B., C.M. Sheehy III, H. Heatwole, F. Brischoux, and D.W. Steadman. 2017. Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic? BioScience 68:15-24. DOI:10.1093/biosci/bix132.


Long, I. and A. Sourakov. 2017. Remarkable longevity of the chemically defended moth, Utetheisa ornatrix (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) and the factors that affect it. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 71(3):173-176.



Martinez, J.L., J.E. Hayden, J.E. Peña, L. Xiao, D. Carillo, and J.B. Heppner. 2017. Banisia argutula (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae) is the dominant sapodilla borer in southern Florida. Florida Entomologist 100:57-62.


Matthews, D.L. 2017. A new species of Oxyptilus Zeller from the southwestern United States (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae). ZooKeys 698:75-93. DOI:10.3897/zookeys.698.14999.


Miller, J.Y., D.L. Matthews, and A.D. Warren. 2018. A checkered history: Distribution of Pyrgus Hübner species in The Bahamas, including the first Caribbean records of Pyrgus albescens Plötz (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). Insecta Mundi 0635:1-9.


Nakahara, S., T. Zacca, B. Huertas, A.F.E. Neild, J.P.W. Hall, G. Lamas, L.A. Holian, M. Espeland, and K.R. Willmott. 2017. Remarkable sexual dimorphism, rarity and cryptic species: A revision of the ‘aegrota species group’ of the Neotropical butterfly genus Caeruleuptychia Forster, 1964 with the description of three new species (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). Insect Systematics and Evolution 49(2):130-182. DOI:10.1163/1876312X-00002167.


Ortiz-Acevedo, E., D. Bonfantti, M. Casagrande, O.H.H. Mielke, M. Espeland, and K.R. Willmott. 2017. Using molecules and morphology to unravel the systematics of Neotropical preponine butterflies (Lepidoptera: Charaxinae: Preponini). Insect Systematics and Diversity 1:48-56. DOI:10.1093/isd/ixx002.


Owens, H.L., D.S. Lewis, J.R. Dupuis, A.L. Clamens, F.A.H. Sperling, A.Y. Kawahara, R.P. Guralnick, and F.L. Condamine. 2017. Latitudinal diversity gradient in New World swallowtail butterflies investigated with multi-evidence approach uncovers contrasting patterns of out-of- and into-the-tropics dispersal. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26(12):1447-1458. DOI:10.1111/geb.12672.


Plotkin, D., V. Nazari, N. Homziak, and A.Y. Kawahara. 2018. Large male bias in collection of Micropterix facetella Zeller, 1851 (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae). Nota Lepidopterologica 41(1):119-123.


Reeves, L.E., J.L. Gillett-Kaufman, A.Y. Kawahara, and P.E. Kaufman. 2018. Barcoding blood meals: New vertebrate-specific primer sets for assigning taxonomic identities to host DNA from mosquito blood meals. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 12(8):e0006767. DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0006767.


Reeves, L.E., C.J. Holderman, E.M. Blosser, J.L. Gillett-Kaufman, A.Y. Kawahara, P.E. Kaufman, and N.D. Burkett-Cadena. 2018. An annelid specialist redefines mosquito host breadth. Communications Biology 1:92.


Reeves, L.E., K.L. Krysko, M.L. Avery, J.L. Gillett-Kaufman, A.Y. Kawahara, C.R. Connelly, and P.E. Kaufman. 2018. Interactions between the invasive Burmese python, Python bivittatus Kuhl, and the local mosquito community in Florida, USA. PLOS ONE 13(1):e0190633.


Rubin, J.J., C.A. Hamilton, C.J.W. McClure, B.A. Chadwell, A.Y. Kawahara, and J.R. Barber. 2018. The evolution of anti-bat sensory illusions in moths. Science Advances 4(7):eaar7428.


Sahoo, R.J., A.D. Warren, S.C. Collins, and U. Kodandaramaiah. 2017. Hostplant change and paleoclimatic events explain diversification shifts in skipper butterflies (Family: Hesperiidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:174. DOI:10.1186/s12862-017-1016-x.


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


Short, A.E.Z., J. Cole, and E.F.A. Toussaint. 2017. Phylogeny, classification, and evolution of the water scavenger beetle tribe Hydrobiusini inferred from morphology and molecules (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilinae). Systematic Entomology 42(4):677-691.


Short, A.E.Z., D. Post, and E.F.A. Toussaint. 2017. Biology, distribution, and phylogenetic placement of the California endemic water scavenger beetle Hydrochara rickseckeri (Horn) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(3):461-467.


Sourakov, A. 2018. Leopards and giants, tigers and woolly bears: casting a broader net in exploring heparin effects on Lepidoptera wing patterns. F1000Research 2018, 7:1842. Version 1:


Sourakov, A. 2018. Mass aggregations of Idia moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) inside hollow trees in Florida. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 28(1):35-38.


Sourakov, A. 2018. Scientific Note: The Emperor’s new clothes: Radical transformation of the wing pattern in Asterocampa clyton caused by heparin. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 28(1):29-31.


Sourakov, A. 2018. Size, spines and crochets: Defenses of Luna moth caterpillars against predation by Brown anoles. Journal of Natural History 52(7-8):483-490.


Sourakov, A., R.A. St. Laurent, K. Dexter, and C. Doll. 2017. Experimental evidence for polyphenism in Automeris io (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) in north Florida. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 27(2):117-119.


Sourakov, A. 2017. Giving eyespots a shiner: Pharmacologic manipulation of the Io moth wing pattern. F1000 Research 2017(6):1319. DOI:10.12688/f1000research.12258.2.


Sourakov, A. & P. R. Houlihan. 2017. Note on nocturnal activity of a skipper, Pseudonascus paulliniae, in French Guiana. Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 27(1): 26-27.


Sourakov, A. 2017. Studying Lepidoptera in different lights. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 59(2): 96-101.


Sourakov, A. & H. Alborn. 2017. On the evolutionary arms-race between the moth Utetheisa ornatrix (Erebiidae: Arctiinae) and its Florida host, Crotalaria pumila (Fabaceae): chemical attraction and mechanical defense. Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 27(1): 16-18.


St. Laurent, R.A., C.A. Hamilton, and A.Y. Kawahara. 2018. Museum specimens provide phylogenomic data to resolve relationships of sack-bearer moths (Lepidoptera, Mimallonidae). Systematic Entomology 42(4):729-761.


Sun, Y.-H., J.B. Heppner, and Y.-L. Sun. 2017. A new species of Sorolopha Lower, 1901 from Taiwan (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119:641-643.


Toussaint, E.F.A., D. Bloom, and A.E.Z. Short. 2017. Cretaceous West Gondwana vicariance shaped giant water scavenger beetle biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 44(9):1952-1965.


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


Toussaint, E.F.A. and C.P.D.T. Gillett. 2018. Rekindling Jeannel’s Gondwanan vision? Phylogenetics and evolution of Carabinae with a focus on Calosoma caterpillar hunter beetles. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123(1):191-207.


Toussaint, E.F.A. and A.E.Z. Short. 2017. Biogeographic mirages? Molecular evidence for dispersal-driven evolution in Hydrobiusini water scavenger beetles. Systematic Entomology 42(4):692-702.


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

Warren, A.D., S. Nakahara, J. Llorente-Bousquets, A. Luis-Martínez, and J.Y. Miller. 2018. A new species of Cyllopsis R. Felder, 1869 from the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Zootaxa 4403(3):570-577.


Zacca, T., M.M. Casagrande, O.H.H. Mielke, B. Huertas, E.P. Barbosa, A.V.L. Freitas, L.M. Magaldi, M. Espeland, S. Nakahara, and K.R. Willmott. 2018. Systematics of the butterfly genus Cissia Doubleday, 1848 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) using an integrative approach. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 76(2):349-376.