Publications

Entomology staff and graduate students publish on a variety of topics. Recent highlights include:

Azar, D., M.S. Engel, E. Jarzembowski, L. Krogmann, A. Nel, & J. Santiago-Blay, editors. 2013. Insect Evolution in an Amberiferous and Stone Alphabet. Brill; Leiden, The Netherlands; viii+201 pp.

Benner, J.S., R.J. Knecht, & M.S. Engel. 2015. Tonganoxichnus: A revision of the ichnogenus with new material from Massachusetts. In: McIlroy, D. (ed.), Ichnology: Papers from ICHNIA III in St. John's, NL, Canada: 31–43. Geological Association of Canada; St. John's, Canada; 43 pp.

Bloom, D.D., M. Fikáček, & A.E.Z. Short. 2014. Clade age diversification rate variation determine species richness in aquatic beetle lineages. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98430.

Breitkreuz, L.C.V., S.L. Winterton, & M.S. Engel. 2015. Revision of the green lacewing subgenus Ankylopteryx (Sencera) (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae). ZooKeys 543: 111–127.

Breitkreuz, L.C.V., M. Ohl, & M.S. Engel. 2016. A review of the New Caledonian Arpactophilus (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). Zootaxa 4063(1): 1–66.

Cai, C.-Y., M.K. Thayer, M.S. Engel, A.F. Newton, J. Ortega-Blanco, B. Wang, X.-D. Wang, & D.-Y. Huang. 2014. Early origin of parental care in Mesozoic carrion beetles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 111(39): 14170–14174.

Engel, M.S. 2015. Insect evolution. Current Biology 25(19): R868–R872.

Engel, M.S. 2015. The bibliography of and taxa proposed by Charles D. Michener. Journal of Melittology 54: 1–109.

Engel, M.S. 2016. Charles D. Michener (19182015): The compleat melittologist. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 89(1): 1–44.

Engel, M.S., & N.P. Kristensen. 2013. A history of entomological classification. Annual Review of Entomology 58: 585–607.

Engel, M.S., S.R. Davis, & J. Prokop. 2013. Insect wings: The evolutionary development of Nature’s first flyers. In: Minelli, A., G. Boxshall, & G. Fusco (ed.), Arthropod Biology and Evolution: Molecules, Development, Morphology: 269–298. Springer Verlag; Berlin, Germany.

Engel, M.S., P. Barden, & D.A. Grimaldi. 2016. Morphologically specialized termite castes and advanced sociality in the Early Cretaceous. Current Biology 26(4): 522–530.

Engel, M.S., L.C.V. Breitkreuz, C.-Y. Cai, M. Alvarado, D. Azar, & D.-Y. Huang. 2016. The first Mesozoic microwhip scorpion (Palpigradi): A new genus and species in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. Science of Nature 103(3–4): 19 [1–7].

Falin, Z.H., & M.S. Engel. 2014. Serendipity at the Smithsonian: The 107-year journey of Rhipidocyrtus muiri Falin & Engel, new genus and species (Ripidiinae, Ripidiini), from jungle beast to valid taxon. ZooKeys 424: 101–116.

Falin, Z.H., & M.S. Engel. 2014. A new genus and two new extant species closely allied with the fossil genus Pauroripidius (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 87(4): 333–344.

Fikáček, M., M. Maruyama, D. Vondracek, & A.E.Z. Short. 2013. Chimaerocyon gen. nov., a morphologically aberrant myrmecophilou genus of water scavenger beetle (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3716: 277–288.

Grimaldi, D., & M.S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press; Cambridge, UK; xv+755 pp.

Huang, D., A. Nel, C. Cai, Q. Lin, & M.S. Engel. 2013. Amphibious flies and paedomorphism in the Jurassic period. Nature 495: 94–97.

Kotthoff, U., T. Wappler, & M.S. Engel. 2013. Greater past disparity and diversity hints at ancient migrations of European honey bee lineages into Africa and Asia. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1832–1838.

Maier, C.A., & A.E.Z. Short. 2013. A revision of the Lutrochidae (Coleoptera) of Venezuela, with description of six new species. Zootaxa 3637: 285–307.

Perrichot, V., B. Wang, & M.S. Engel. 2016. Extreme morphogenesis and ecological specialization among Cretaceous basal ants. Current Biology 26(11): 1468–1472.

Short, A.E.Z., & M. Fikáček. 2013. Molecular phylogeny, evolution, and classification of the Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera). Systematic Entomology 38(4): 723–752.

Short, A.E.Z., L.J. Joly, M. García, A. Wild, D.D. Bloom, & D.R. Maddison. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of the Hydroscaphidae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga) with description of a remarkable new lineage from the Guiana Shield. Systematic Entomology 40(1): 214–229.

Silva, D.P., Z.A. Spigoloni, L.M. Camargos, A.F.A. de Andrade, P. De Marco, Jr., & M.S. Engel. 2016. Distributional modeling of Mantophasmatodea (Insecta: Notoptera): A preliminary application and the need for future sampling. Organisms, Diversity, and Evolution 16(1): 259–268.

Wappler, T., C.C. Labandeira, M.S. Engel, R. Zetter, & F. Grímsson. 2015. Specialized and generalized pollen-collection strategies in an ancient bee lineage. Current Biology 25(23): 3092–3098.