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Paul E. Skelley, Ph.D.

Head Curator

Selected Publications

Skelley, P. E. (1998). Revision of the genus Ischyrus Lacordaire (1842) of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Erotylidae). Occasional Papers of the Florida State Collection of Arthropods 9: vii + 134pp.

Gordon, R. D., and P. E. Skelley. (2007). A monograph of the Aphodiini inhabiting the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 79: 580 p.

Skelley, P. E, G. Xu, W. Tang, A.J. Lindström, T. Marler, J. S. Khuraijam, R. Singh, P. Radha, and S. Rich. (2017). Review of Cycadophila Xu, Tang & Skelley (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Pharaxonothinae) inhabiting Cycas (Cycadaceae) in Asia, with descriptions of a new subgenus and thirteen new species. Zootaxa 4267 (1): 001–063.

Paul E. Skelley, Ph.D., Head Curator

Samuel J. Bolton, Ph.D.

Curator of Acariformes & Parasitiformes

Selected Publications

Bolton, S.J. & Cora, J.R. (2021). Virtual Equivalents of Real Objects (VEROs): A type of non-fungible token (NFT) that can help fund the 3D digitization of natural history collections. Megataxa, 6, 93–95.

Bolton, S.J. & Bauchan, G.R. (2022). Caenonychus, a senior synonym of Speleorchestes (Acariformes: Nanorchestidae). Systematic and Applied Acarology, 27, 241–249.

Bolton, S.J. (2022). Proteonematalycus wagneri Kethley reveals where the opisthosoma begins in acariform mites. PLoS ONE, 17, e0264358

Susan E. Halbert, Ph.D.

Curator of Hemiptera (Not including Coccoidea and Aleyrodidae)

Selected Publications

Halbert, S.E., and D. Burckhardt. 2020. The psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) of Florida: newly established and rarely collected taxa and checklist. Insecta Mundi 0788: 1–88.

Halbert, S.E. and B. Singer. 2020 Epidemiology of Huanglongbing: Implications of infective colonization events. Pages 140–155 in J.A. Qureshi and P.A. Stansly, Eds. Asian citrus psyllid: Biology, ecology and management of the Huanglongbing vector. CABI International; London 290 p.

Snyder, J., Dickens, K.L., Halbert, S.E., Dowling, S., Russell, D., Henderson, R., Rohrig, E., Ramadugu, C. 2022. The Development and Evaluation of Insect Traps for the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Vector of Citrus Huanglongbing. Insects 2022, 13, 295: 1–17.

James Hayden, Ph.D.

Curator of Lepidoptera

Selected Publications

Hayden, J. E. (2013). Sufetula Walker in Florida (Lepidoptera: Crambidae).  Insecta Mundi 0296:1–15. Available at:

Hayden, J. E. (2021). Two new species of palm-leaf skeletonizers (Lepidoptera: Pterolonchidae: Homaledra Busck). Insecta Mundi 0859: 1–24. Available at:

Mally, R., Hayden, J. E., Neinhuis, C., Jordal, B. H., and Nuss, M. (2019). The phylogenetic systematics of Spilomelinae and Pyraustinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) inferred from DNA and morphology. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 77(1):141–204.

Erin Powell, Ph.D.

Curator of Coccoidea and Aleyrodidae (Hemiptera)

Selected Publications

Powell, E. C., & Taylor, L. A. (2017). Specialists and generalists coexist within a population of spider-hunting mud dauber wasps. Behavioral Ecology, 28(3), 890-898.

Powell, E. C., Painting, C. J., Hickey, A. J., Machado, G., & Holwell, G. I. (2021). Diet, predators, and defensive behaviors of New Zealand harvestmen (Opiliones: Neopilionidae). The Journal of Arachnology, 49(1), 122-140.

Powell, E. C., Painting, C. J., Hickey, A. J., & Holwell, G. I. (2020). Defining an intrasexual male weapon polymorphism in a New Zealand harvestman (Opiliones: Neopilionidae) using traditional and geometric morphometrics. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 130(2), 395-409.

Erick J. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Curator of Diptera and Minor Orders

Selected Publications

Mengual, X., P. Kerr, A. L. Norrbom, N. B. Barr, M. L. Lewis, A. M. Stapelfeldt, S. J. Scheffer, P. Woods, Md-S. Islam, C. A. Korytkowski, K. Uramoto, E. J. Rodriguez, B. D. Sutton, N. Nolazco, G. J. Steck and S. Gaimari. (2017). Phylogenetic relationships of the tribe Toxotrypanini (Diptera: Tephritidae) based on molecular characters. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 113: 84–112.

Norrbom, A. L., N. B. Barr, P. Kerr, X. Mengual, N. Nolazco, E. J. Rodriguez, G. J. Steck, B. D. Sutton, K. Uramoto and A. Zucchi. (2018). Synonymy of Toxotrypana Gerstaecker with Anastrepha Schiner (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 120(4): 834–841.

Rodriguez, E. J., G. J. Steck, A. L. Norrbom, M. Moore, B. D. Sutton and M. A. Branham. (2021). Description of A. amplidentata and A. durantae with review of larval morphology of the fraterculus group (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 123(1): 169–189.

Felipe Soto-Adames, Ph.D.

Curator of Thysanoptera, Collembola and Non-insect Arthropods

Selected Publications

Soto-Adames F.N., J.A. Barra, K. Christiansen and R. Jordana. 2008. Suprageneric Classification of the Entomobryomorph Collembola. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 101(3): 501-513.

Soto-Adames, F.N. 2008. Postembryonic development of the dorsal chaetotaxy of Seira dowlingi (Collembola, Entomobryidae); with an analysis of the diagnostic and phylogenetic significance of primary chaetotaxy in Seira. Zootaxa 1683: 1–31.

Soto-Adames, F.N. 2002. Molecular Phylogeny of the Puerto Rican Lepidocyrtus and Pseudosinella (Hexapoda: Collembola: Entomobryidae), a validation of Yoshii’s “color pattern species”. Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution, 25: 27-42.

Elijah Talamas, Ph.D.

Curator of Hymenoptera, Neuroptera and Mollusca

Selected Publications

Talamas E, Bremer J, Moore M, Bon MC, Lahey, Z Roberts C, Combee L, van Noort S, McGathey N, Timokhov A, Hougardy E, Hogg B (2021) A maximalist approach to the systematics of a biological control agent: Gryon aetherium Talamas, sp. n. (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae). In: Lahey Z, Talamas E (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea III. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 87: 323–480.

Talamas EJ, Johnson NF, Shih C, Ren D (2019) Proterosceliopsidae: A new family of Platygastroidea from Cretaceous amber. In: Talamas E (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea II. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 73: 3–38.

Talamas E, Buffington M, Hoelmer K (2017) Revision of Palearctic Trissolcus Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). In: Talamas EJ, Buffington ML (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 56: 3–185.

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