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Division of Arthropods
Museum of Southwestern Biology
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Division of Arthropods
Museum of Southwestern Biology
302 Yale Blvd NE
CERIA 83, Room 204
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Publications from the MSB Division of Arthropods

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Collins, N. and D.C.Lightfoot. 2022. Oecanthus beameri sp. nov. (Gryllidae: Oecanthinae): A new tree cricket from Chihuahuan Desert gypsum dunes in the United States and a key to the Nigricornis species group. Journal of Orthoptera Research. Journal of Orthoptera Research, 31 (2):181-189.

Maron, J.L., D.C. Lightfoot, M.A. Rodriquez-Cabal, S.L. Collins and J.A. Rudgers. 2022. Climate mediates long-term impacts of rodent exclusion on desert plant communities. Ecological Monographs, e1497. 1-17.

Cardenas, P.A., E. Christensen, S.K.M. Ernest, D.C. Lightfoot, R.L. Schooley, P. Stapp, and J.A. Rudgers. 2021. Declines in rodent abundance and diversity track regional climate variability in North American drylands. Global Change Biology, 27:4005-4023. 

Welti, E.A.R., A. Joern, Aaron M. Ellison, D.C. Lightfoot, S. Record, N. Rodenhouse, E.H. Stanley and M. Kaspari. 2021. Studies of insect temporal trends must account for the complex sampling histories inherent to many long-term monitoring efforts. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 5:589-591.

Homziak, N.T., Lightfoot, D.C., Metzler, E.H. & Miller, K.B. 2021. The Lepidoptera of Cuatrociénegas Protected Area 1. A new species in the genus Callistege Hübner, [1823] (Erebidae, Erebinae, Euclidiini) from the Chihuahuan Desert, Coahuila, Mexico. ZooKeys, 1044.

Gustafson, G.T., K.B. Miller, M.C. Michat, Y. Alarie, S.M. Baca, M. Balke, and A.E.Z. Short. 2021. The enduring value of reciprocal illumination in the era of insect phylogenomics: a response to Cai et al. (2020). Systematic Entomology, 46(3): 473-486

Cole, J.A, D.B. Weissman, D.C. Lightfoot, N. Ueshima, E. Warchalowsk-sliwa, A. Maryanska-nadachowska and W. Chatfield-Taylor. 2021. A revision of the shield-back katydid genus Neduba (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae Tettigoniinae, Nedubini) Zootaxa 4910 (1):1-92.

Wright, K.W., K.B. Miller, and H.J. Song. 2020. A molecular phylogeny of the long-horned bees in the genus 
Melissodes Latreille (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Eucerinae). Insect Systematics and Evolution Advance Articles: 1-16.

Englund, W.F., Njoroge, L., Biström, O., Miller, K.B., Bilton, D.T., and Bergsten, J. 2020. Taxonomic revision of the Afrotropical Agabus raffrayi species group with the description of four new species (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). 
ZooKeys, 963: 45-79.

Miller, K.B. 2020. Belladessus soqtapata, new species from Peru (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Bidessini). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 74(2): 441-446.

Miller, K.B. 2020. Two new species of Agaporomorphus Guignot from Suriname (Coleoptera, Adephaga, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae). ZooKeys, 923 51-63. 

Miller, K.B. 2020. Two new species of Desmopachria Babington, 1841 in the D. convexa species group (Coleoptera, Adephaga, Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Hyphydrini). ZooKeys, 923: 65-77.

Lightfoot, D., A. Russell, V. Amato, C. Stropki, C. Flynn, I. Dolly and J. Frank. 2020. Wildlife responses to small-scale tree thinning in central New Mexico pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pine woodlands. Pages 74-118. In: Malcom, K., B. Kykstra, K. Johnson, D. Lightfoot, E. Muldavin, M. Ramsey, editors. Symposium Proceedings on pinion-juniper habitats: status and management for wildlife-2016. Proceedings RMRS-P-77. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 128 p. 

Malcom, K., B. Kykstra, K. Johnson, D. Lightfoot, E. Muldavin, M. Ramsey. 2020. Symposium Proceedings on pinion-juniper habitats: status and management for wildlife-2016. Proceedings RMRS-P-77. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 128 p. 

Miller, K.B. and G.W. Wolfe. 2019. Three New Species in the Desmopachria striola Species-Group of Desmopachria Babington, 1841 (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Hyphydrini). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 73(3), 621-628.

Guimaraes, B.A.C., Ferreira, Jr. N., Miller, K.B. 2018. On Hydrocanthus Say, 1823 (Coleoptera: Noteridae): description of a new species, two new synonyms and a key to Brazilian species. Zootaxa, 4508:288-300.

Lightfoot, D.C. 2018. The effects of livestock grazing and climate variation on vegetation and grasshopper communities in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. Journal of Orthoptera Research, 27-35-51.

Alfaro, R.E., C.E, Griswold, and K.B. Miller. 2018. The ontogeny of the spinning apparatus of Tengella perfuga (Araneae: Zoropsidae). Invertebrate Biology, 137:1-18. 

Johnson, P.J. and D.C. Lightfoot. 2018. New species and records of Elateridae (Coleoptera) from Cuatrocienegas, Coahuila, Mexico. Inscta Mundi, 0687:1-15

Desamore, A., Laenen, B., Miller, K., Bergsten, J. 2018. Early burst in body size evolution is uncopled from species diversification in diving beetles (Dytiscidae). Molecular Ecology, 27:979-993. 

Dornelas, M., L.H. Anato, F., Moyes, A.E. Bates, A.E. Magurran, D.C. Lightfoot, et al. 2018. BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time seris for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27:760-786.

Miller, K.B. and G.W. Wolfe. 2018. Nine new species in the Desmopachria nitida species group of the Neotropical genus Desmopachria Babington, 1841 (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Dysiscidae: Hydroporinae: Hyphydrini). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 72:97-112.

Alfaro, R.E., Griswold, C.E., and Miller, K.B. 2018. Comparative spigot ontogeny across the spider tree of life. PeerJ 6:e4233: DOI 10.7717/peerj.423.

Beutel, R.G., Yan, E., Richter, A., Busse, S., Miller, K.B., Yavorskaya, M., and Wiplfer, B. 2017. The head of Heterogyrus milloti (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae) and its phylogenetic implications. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny, 75:261-280.

Gustafson, G., Prokin, A.A., Bukontaite, R., Bergsten, J., and Miller, K.B. 2017. Tip-dated phylogeny of whirligig beetles reveals ancient lineage surviving on Madagascar. Scientific Reports, 7:1-9 + supplimentary material.

Gustafson, G., Bergsten, J., Ranarilalatiana, T. , Randriamihaja, J.H., & Miller, K.B. 2017. The morphology and behavior of the endemic malagasy whiligig beetle Heterogyrus milloti Legros, 1953 (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae: Heterogyrinae). The Colepterists Bulletin, 71:315-328.

Ward, M.A., S.L. Brantley, and K.B. Miller. 2017. Trachypachus inermis Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Trachypachidae), a new state record for New Mexico, USA. Coleopterists Bulletin 71: 372-373.

Ralston, B.E., N.S. Cobb, S.L. Brantley, J. Higgins, and C.B. Yackulic. 2017. Taxonomic and compositional differences of ground-dwelling arthropods in riparian habitats in Glen Canyon, Arizona, USA. Western North American Naturalist 77:369-384.

Gustafson, G.T. & K.B. Miller. 2017. Systematics and evolution of the whirligig beetle tribe Dineutini (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae: Gyrininae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, XX: 1-33.

Miller, K.B. 2017. A review of the Neotropical genus Bidessodes Régimbart, 1895 including description of four new species (Coleoptera, Adephaga, Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Bidessini). ZooKeys, 658: 9-38. Hastriter, M.W.,

Miller, K.B., Svenson, G.J., Martin, G.J., & Whiting, M.F. 2017. New record of a phoretic flea associated with earwigs (Dermaptera, Arixeniidae) and a redescription of the bat flea Lagaropsylla signata (Siphonaptera, Ischnopsyllidae). ZooKeys, 657: 67-79.

Baca, S.M., Toussaint, E.F.A., Miller, K.B., & A.E.Z. Short. 2017. Molecular phylogeny of the aquatic beetle family Noteridae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) with an emphasis on data partitioning strategies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107: 282-292.

Gustafson, G.T. & K.B. Miller. 2016. Revision of the southeast Asian whirligig beetle genus Porrorhynchus Laporte, 1835 (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae: Gyrininae: Dineutini). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 70: 675-714.

Kanda, K., Gomez, R.A., Van Driesche, R., Miller, K.B., & D.R. Maddison. 2016. Phylogenetic placement of the Pacific Northwest subterranean endemic diving beetle Stygoporus oregonensis Larson & LaBonte (Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae). ZooKeys, 632: 75-91.

Miller, K.B., & D.R. Maddison. 2016. Phylogenetic placement of the Pacific Northwest subterranean endemic diving beetle Stygoporus oregonensis Larson & LaBonte (Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae). ZooKeys, 632: 75-91.

Miller, K.B. 2016. Novadessus viracocha, a new genus and species of Bidessini Sharp from Peru (Coleoptera, Adephaga, Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae). ZooKeys, 623: 125-130.

Brantley, S.L., C.A. Chapman, and N.S. Cobb. 2016. Influence of habitat and region on spider communities along two elevation gradients in the southwestern U.S. Chapter G, pages 59-72, in Ralston, B.E., ed. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5180.

Miller, K.B. 2016. New species of Bidessonotus Régimbart, 1895 with a review of the South American species (Coleoptera, Adephaga, Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Bidessini). ZooKeys, 622: 95-127.

Gustafson, G.T., Short, A.E.Z., & K.B. Miller. 2016. New species of diving beetles in the subgenus Platynectes s. str. from the Guiana Shield (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Agabinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 56(1): 79-102.

Miller, K.B. & J. Bergsten. 2016. Diving Beetles of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland. pp. 336.

Leister, M, & K.B. Miller. 2016. First description of the male Hoedillus sexpunctatus Simon, 1898; a redescription of the female, and transfer of Hoedillus to Zoropsidae Bertkau, 1882 (Araneae). Zootaxa, 4107: 447-450.

Miller, K.B. 2016. Revision of the Neotropical diving beetle genus Hydrodessus J. Balfour-Browne, 1953 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Bidessini). ZooKeys, 580: 45-124.

Homziak, N., Hopkins, H., & K.B. Miller. 2015. Revision of the genus Heteranassa Smith, 1899 (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Omopterini). ZooKeys, 527: 31-49.

Miller, K.B. & A.E.Z. Short. 2015. Belladessus Miller and Short (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Bidessini), New Genus for Two New Species from Northern South America: Parthenogenetic Diving Beetles? The Coleopterists Bulletin. 69(3): 498-503.

Miller, K.B. & Q.D. Wheeler. 2015. Zimpherus nancae Miller and Wheeler (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Bidessini), New Genus and New Species from Venezuela. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 69(3): 507-511.

Robertson, J.A., Slipinski, A., Moulton, M., Shockley, F.W., Giorgi, A., Lord, N.P., McKenna, D.D., Tomaszewska, W., Forrester, J., Miller, K.B., Whiting, M.F., & J.V. McHugh. 2015. Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia). Systematic Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/syen.12138 1-34.

Meyer, W.M. III, J.A. Eble, K. Franklin, R.B. McManus, S.L. Brantley, J. Henkel, P.E. Marek, W.E. Hall, C.A. Olson, R. McInroy, E.M.Bernal Loaiza, R.C. Brusca, and W. Moore. 2015. Ground-dwelling arthropod communities of a sky island mountain range in southeastern Arizona, USA: obtaining a baseline for assessing the effects of climate change. PLOS One 10(9): e0135210. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135210.

Lightfoot, D. C. 2015. Planning and implementing landscape-scale arthropod inventory and monitoring projects. Pages 60-77. In: Huenneke, L. F., van Riper, C., and K. A. Hayes-Gilpin, editors. 2015. The Colorado Plateau VI. Science and management at the landscape scale. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.

McElrath, T.C., Robertson, J.A., Thomas, M.C., Osborne, J., Miller, K.B., McHugh, J.V., and M.F. Whiting. 2015. A molecular phylogenetic study of Cucujidae s.l. (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Systematic Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/syen.12133: 1-14.

Leister, M. & K. Miller. 2015. Description of a new tracheline spider, Trachelas mombachensis sp. n., in the T. bispinosus species group from the Mombacho Volcano in Nicaragua (Araneae: Trachelidae). Zootaxa, 3936(4): 141-146.

Gustafson, G.T & K.B. Miller. 2015. The New World whirligig beetles of the genus Dineutus Macleay, 1825 (Coleoptera, Gyrinidae, Gyrininae, Dineutini). ZooKeys, 476: 1-135.

Miller, K.B., & J. Bergsten. 2014. The phylogeny and classification of diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Pages 49-172 in D.A. Yee, editor. Ecology, Systematics, and Natural History of Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Springer, New York.

Miller, K.B., & J. Bergsten. 2014. Predaceous diving beetle sexual systems. Pages 199-234 in D.A. Yee, editor. Ecology, Systematics, and Natural History of Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Springer, New York.

Leister, M. & K. Miller. 2014. A new species of ant mimicking spider, Myrmecotypus jasmineae (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae), from Nicaragua. Zootaxa, 3838(4): 495-500.

Delph, R.J., M.J. Clifford, N.S. Cobb, P.L. Ford, and S.L. Brantley. 2014. Pinyon pine mortality alters ground-dwelling arthropod communities. Western North American Naturalist 74: 162-184.

Higgins, J.W., N.S. Cobb, S.Sommer, R.J. Delph and S.L. Brantley. 2014. Ground-dwelling arthropod responses to successional endpoints: burned versuls old-growth pinyon-juniper. Ecosphere 5(1), art5.

Metzler, E. H. and D. C. Lightfoot. 2014. The Lepidoptera of White Sands National Monument 6: A new species of the genus Areniscythris (Scythrididae), a recently discovered iconic species from the Monument. Journal of the Lepidopterist's Society, 68(3):85-90.

Miller, K.B. & E.T. Montano. 2014. Review of the genus Fontidessus Miller & Spangler, 2008 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Bidessini) with description of four new species. ZooKeys, 426: 65-85.

Cline, A.R., T.R. Smith, K.B. Miller, M. Moulton, M. Whiting, & P. Audisio. 2014. Molecular phylogeny of Nitidulidae: assessment of subfamilial and tribal classification and formalization of the family Cybocephalidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Systematic Entomology, 1-15.

Leister, M. & K. Miller. 2014. First description of the male of Sphecotypus niger (Perty, 1833), with notes on behavioral and morphological mimicry (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae). Zootaxa, 3814(1): 146-150.

Baca, S.M., Gustafson, G.T., Toledo, M., & K.B. Miller. 2014. Revision of the Neotropical burrowing water beetle genus Liocanthydrus Guignot (Coleoptera: Noteridae: Noterinae: Noterini) with the description of two new species. Zootaxa, 3793(2): 231-246.

Miller, K.B. 2014. Agaporomorphus sharynae, a new species of diving beetle (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae) from Venezuela. Zootaxa, 3790(1): 177-184.

Hopkins, H. 2014. A revision of the genus Arenivaga (Rehn) (Blattodea, Corydiidae), with descriptions of new species and key to the males of the genus. ZooKeys, 384: 1-256.

Bukontaite, R., K.B. Miller, & J. Bergsten. 2014. The utility of CAD in recovering Gondwanan vicariance events and the evolutionary history of Aciliini (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14: 5.

Miller, K.B. 2013. Scientific Note: Notes on Flight and Respiration at the Water Surcae by Hygrotus salinarius (Wallis) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 67(4): 444-446. 

Miller, K.B. 2013. Review of the Genus Cybister Curtis, 1827 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Dytiscinae: Cybistrini) in North America. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 67(4): 401-410.

Miller, K.B., A. Jean, Y. Alarie, N. Hardy, & R. Gibson. 2013. Phylogenetic placement of North American subterranean diving beetles (Coleopera: Dytiscidae). Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny, 71(2): 75-90.

Gustafson, G.T & K.B. Miller. 2013. On the family- and genus-series nomina in Gyrinidae Latreille, 1810 (Coleoptera, Adephaga). Zootaxa, 3731(1): 077-105.

Hodson, A.M., Cook, S.E., Edgerly, J.S., & Kelly B. Miller. 2013. Parthenogenetic and sexual species within the Haploembia solieri species complex (Embioptera: Oligotomidae) found in California. Insect Systematics & Evolution, 45(2014): 93-113.

Leister, M., Mallis, R., & K.B. Miller. 2013. The male of Tengella perfuga Dahl, 1901 with re-description of the female and comparisons with T. radiata (Kulczynski, 1909) (Araneae: Tengellidae). Zootaxa, 3709: 185-199.

Alarie, Y., Gibson, J.R., & K.B. Miller. 2013. Descriptions of larvae of the North American endemic stygobiontic Ereboporus naturaconservatus Miller, Gibson & Alarie and Haideoporus texanus Young & Longley (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 156(2013): 1-10.

Grzymala, T.L. & K.B. Miller. 2013. Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini). Zootaxa, 3659: 1-62.

K.B. Miller. 2013. Notomicrus josiahi, a new species of Noteridae (Coleoptera) from Venezuela. Zootaxa, 3609(2): 243-247.

Gomez, R.A. & K.B. Miller. 2013. Prionohydrus, a New Genus of Noterini Thomson (Coleoptera: Noteridae) from South America with Three New Species and Its Phylogenetic Considerations. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 106(1): 1-12.

K.B. Miller & P.D. Perkins. 2012. The Diving Beetle Species Hydrotrupes palpalis Sharp, 1882 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 66(4): 371-377.

Brantley, S.L. and P.L. Ford. 2012. Climate change and arthropods: pollinators, herbivores and others. Pages 35-47 in D.M. Finch, ed. Climate change in grasslands, shrublands and desert of the interior American West: a review and needs assessment. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-285. Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service.

Moquin, S.A., J.R. Garcia, S.L. Brantley, C.D. Takacs-Vesbach, and U.L. Sheperd. 2012. Bacterial diversity of bryophyte-dominant biological soil crusts and associated mites. Journal of Arid Environments 87: 110-117.

Lebuhn, G., Droege, S., Conner, E.F., Gemmill-Herren, B., Potts, S.G., Minckley, R.L., Griswold, T., Jean, R., Kula, E., Roubik, D.W., Cane, J., Wright, K.W., Frankie ,G., & F. Parker. 2012. Detecting Insect Pollinator Declines on Regional and Global Scales. Conservation Biology, 27(1): 113-120.

Nearns, E.H. & G.-L. Tavakilian. 2012. A new genus and five new species of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from South America, with notes on additional taxa. Insecta Mundi, 0266: 1-23.

Rowland, J.M. & K.B. Miller. 2012. Phylogeny and systematics of the giant rhinoceros beetles (Scarabaeidae: Dynastini). Insecta Mundi, 0263: 1-15.

Gustafson, G.T. & K.B. Miller. 2012. A new species of Desmopachria Babington from Venezuela (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Koleopterologische Rundschau, 82: 71-76.

Robertson, J.A., Slipinski, A., Hiatt, K., Miller, K.B., Whiting, M. F. & J.V. McHugh. 2012. Molecules, morphology and minute hooded beetles: a phylogenetic study with implications for the evolution and classification of Corylophidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Systematic Entomology, Early View, 3 Oct 2012.

K.B. Miller & J. Bergsten. 2012. Phylogeny and classification of whirligig beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae): relaxed-clock model outperforms parsimony and time-free Bayesian analyses. Systematic Entomology, 37: 706-746.

Jean, A., Telles, N.D., Gibson, J.R., Foley, D. & K.B. Miller. 2012. Description of a new genus and species of stygobiontic diving beetle, Psychopomporus felipi Jean, Telles, and Miler (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae), from the Edwards-Trinity aquifer systerm of Texas, USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 66(2): 105-110.

Gómez, R.A, Lightfoot, D.C., & K.B. Miller. 2012. A phylogenetic review of the North American band-winged grasshopper genus, Encoptolophus Scudder with description of Nebulatettix gen. n. (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Oedipodinae). Insect Systematics & Evolution, 43 (2012) 117-145.

Nearns, E.H., Lord, N.P., Lingafelter, S.W., Santos-Silva, A., & K.B. Miller. 2012. Longicorn ID: Tool for Diagnosing Cerambycoid Families, Subfamilies, and Tribes. The University of New Mexico and Center for Plant Health Science and Technology, USDA, APHIS, PPQ.

Miller, K.B., Hayashi, C., Whiting, M.F., Svenson, G.J., & J.S. Edgerly. 2012. The phylogeny and classification of Embioptera (Insecta). Systematic Entomology, 37: 550-570.

Nearns, E.H. & G.-L. Tavakilian. 2012. New taxa and combinations in Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from Central and South America, with notes on additional taxa. Insecta Mundi, 0231: 1-24.

Miller, K.B. 2012. Petrodessus conatus sp. n., a new genus and species of Bidessini from hygropetric habitats in tropical Australia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Zootaxa, 3242: 62-67.

Higginson, D.M., Miller, K.B., Segraves, K.A., & S. Pitnick. 2012. Female reproductive tract form drives the evolution of complex sperm morphology. PNAS, 109(12): 4538-4543.

Higginson, D.M., Miller, K.B., Segraves, K.A., & S. Pitnick. 2012. Convergence, recurrence and diversification of complex sperm traits in diving beetles (Dytiscidae). Evolution: 1-12.

Monné, M.A., Nearns, E.H., Carbonel Carril, S.C., Swift, I.P. & M.L. Monné. 2012. Preliminary checklist of the Cerambycidae, Disteniidae, and Vesperidae (Coleoptera) of Peru. Insecta Mundi, 0213: 1-48

Parmenter, R.R., M. Kreutzian, D.I. Moore and D.C. Lightfoot. 2011. Short-term effects of a summer wildfire on a desert grassland arthropod community in New Mexico. Environmental Entomology40:1051-1066.

Alaire, Y., Michat, M.C., & K.B. Miller. 2011. Notation of primary setae and pores on larvae of Dytiscinae (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), with phylogenetic considerations. Zootaxa, 3087: 1-55

Miller, K.B. & M. Garcia. 2011. Spanglerodessus shorti and Incomptodessus camachoi, new genera and species of Bidessini from Guyana and Venezuela (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Zootaxa, 2996: 49-56.

Nearns, E.H. & I.P Swift. 2011. New taxa and combinations in Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae). Insecta Mundi, 0192: 1-27.

Richman, D.B., S.L. Brantley, Hu, David H-C et al. 2011. Spiders of the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico and western Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 56:44-53, DOI: 10.1894/JC-31.1.

Lightfoot, D.C., Weissman, D.B.& Ueshima, N. 2011. Phymonotus jacintotopos: A new genus and species of shield-backed katydid (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Tettigoniinae: Nedubini) from the San Jacinto Mountains of California, USA. Zootaxa 2937: 49-65.

Smith, A.D., Miller, K.B., & Wheeler, Q.D. 2011. A new species of Stenomorpha Solier (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae: Asidini) from Cuatrociénegas, Mexico with a key to the furcata species group. Zootaxa, 2909: 27-37.

Lingafelter, S.W. & E.H. Nearns. 2011. New synonymy in Cuban Tilloclytus Bates (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Anaglyptini). The Coleopterists Society, 65(2): 153.

Lord, N.P., Nearns, E.H., & K.B. Miller. 2011. Ironclad ID: Tool for diagnosing ironclad and cylindrical bark beetles (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) of North America north of Mexico. The University of New Mexico and Center for Plant Health Science and Technology, USDA, APHIS, PPQ.

Nearns, E.H., Lord, N.P., & K.B. Miller. 2011. Oncid ID: Tool for diagnosing adult twig girdlers (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Onciderini). The University of New Mexico and Center for Plant Health Science and Technology, USDA, APHIS, PPQ.

Edelman, W.C., D.C. Lightfoot, & K.B. Miller. 2010. The phylogenetic placement of the rare North American band-winged grasshopper Shotwellia isleta Gurney, 1940 (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Oedipodinae). Insect Systematics & Evolution, 41: 303–316.

Santos-Silva, A., Swift, I., & E.H. Nearns. 2010. Division of the genus Nothopleurus Lacordaire, 1869 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae). Zootaxa, 2643: 1-44.

Swift, I., Santos-Silva, A., & E.H. Nearns. 2010. The Genus Trichocnemis LeConte, 1851 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae). ZooKeys, 61: 33-46.

Davidson, A.D., E. Ponce, D.C.Lightfoot, E.L. Fredrickson, J.H. Brown, J. Cruzado, S.L. Brantley, R. Sierra-Corona, R. List, D. Toledo and G. Ceballos. 2010. Rapid response of a grassland ecosystem to an experimental manipulation of a keystone rodent and domestic livestock. Ecology 91:3189-3200.

Lord, N.P., Hartley, C.S., Lawrence, J.F., McHugh, J.V., Whiting, M.F., & K.B. Miller. 2010. Phylogenetic analysis of the minute brown scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Latridiidae), and recognition of a new beetle family, Akalyptoischiidae fam.n. (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Systematic Entomology (2010), 35: 753–763.

Swift, I.P., Bezark, L.G., Nearns, E.H., Solís, A. & F.T. Hovore. 2010 Checklist of the Cerambycidae and Disteniidae (Coleoptera) of Costa Rica. Insecta Mundi, 0131: 1-68.

Miller, K.B. 2010. A review of: Foundations of Systematics and Biogeography by Williams and Ebach. Cladistics, 26: 1-3.

Miller, K.B. & G. Wewalka. 2010. Microdytes Balfour-Browne of India with description of three new species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Zootaxa, 2420: 26-36.

Song, H. 2010. Sheffeild, N.C., Cameron, S.L., Miller, K.B., & M.F. Whiting. When phylogenetic assumptions are violated: base compositional heterogeneity and among-site rate variation in beetle mitochondrial phylogenomics. Systematic Entomology, 1-20.

Slipinski, A.S., N.P. Lord and J.F. Lawrence. 10.28. Bothrideridae Erichson, 1845. Pp. 411-422 in: Handbuch der Zoologie/Handbook of Zoology. Band/Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta Teilband/Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. Volume 2. Morphology and Systematics (Polyphaga partim). (Eds RG Beutel, RAB Leschen and JF Lawrence). W. DeGruyter, Berlin.

Bousquet, Y., Heffern, D.J., Bouchard, P., & E.H.Nearns. 2009. Catalogue of family-group names in Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). Zootaxa, 2321: 1-80.

Medrano, M.F. 2009. Natural History and Population Status of the Slate Milliped, Comanchelus chihuanus (Diplopoda: Spirobolida: Atopetholidae). In A Lifetime of Contributions to Myriapodology and the Natural History of Virginia: A Festschrift in Honor of Richard L. Hoffman's 80th Birthday. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 16, 233-235.

Shelley, R.M., Medrano, M.F., & K. Ovaska. 2009. The milliped family Tingupidae (Chordeumatida) on Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA, a geographically remote record of indigenous Diplopoda. Insecta Mundi, 0105: 1-5.

Giorgi, J.A., Vandenberg, N.J., McHugh, J.V., Forrester, J.A., Slipinski, S.A., Miller, K.B., Shapiro, L.R., & M.F. Whiting. 2009. The evolution of food preferences in Coccinellidae. Biological Control, 51: 215-231.

Metzler, E. H., D. Bustos and G. S. Forbes. 2009. The Lepidoptera of White Sands National Monument, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA. I. Two new species of Noctuidae

(Lepidoptera, Noctuninae, Agrotini). ZooKeys 9:47-62.

Nearns, E.H. and K.B. Miller. [In Press]. A new species of Plectromerus Haldeman from Central America and description of the female of Plectromerus dezayasi Nearns & Branham, 2008 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Plectromerini). ZooKeys.

Nearns, E.H., Swift, I.P., & L.J. Joly. [In Press]. First record of Curius chemsaki Nearns and Ray, 2006 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Curiini) in Colombia. Insecta Mundi.

Wappes, J.E., Ledezma Arias, J. and E.H. Nearns. 2009. Coleoptera Holotypes in Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado, Universidad Autónoma "Gabriel René Moreno," Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Insecta Mundi, 0081: 1-8.

Miller, K.B., Gibson, J.R. and Y. Alarie. 2009. North American Stygobiontic diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae) with description of Ereboporus naturaconservatus Miller, Gibson and Alarie, new genus and species, from Texas, U.S.A. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 63(2): 191-202.

Miller, K.B., Bergsten, J., and M.F. Whiting. 2009. Phylogeny and classification of the tribe Hydaticini (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae): partition choice for Bayesian analysis with multiple nuclear and mitochondrial protein-coding genes. Zoologica Scripta, 1-25.

Miller, K.B. 2009. On the systematics of Noteridae (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Hydradephaga): Phylogeny, description of a new tribe, genus and species, and survey of female genital morphology. Systematics and Biodiversity, 7(2): 191–214.

Miller, K.B. 2009. Genus- and family-group names in the order Embioptera (Insecta). Zootaxa, 2055: 1-34.

Cameron, S.L., Sullivan, J., Song, H., Miller, K.B., and M.F. Whiting. 2009. A mitochondrial genome phylogeny of the Neuropterida (lace-wings, alderflies and snakeflies) and their relationship to the other holometabolous insect orders. Zoologica Scripta, 1-16.

Shelley, R.M., Medrano, M.F., Shear, W.A., Ovaska, K., White, K.J. and E.I. Havard. 2009. Distribution extensions of the milliped families Conotylidae and Rhiscosomididae (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida) into northern coastal British Columbia and Southern Alaska. Insecta Mundi, 0071: 1-6.

Miller, K.B. 2008. Review of the genus Odontembia Davis, 1939 (Embioptera: Embiidae) with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 1723: 63-68.

Lightfoot, David C., Sandra L. Brantley, and Craig D. Allen. 2008. Geographic patterns of ground-dwelling arthropods across an ecoregional transition in the North American Southwest. Western North American Naturalist 68, no. 1: 83-102.

Miller, K.B., P. Mazzoldi, & Q. Wheeler. 2008. An unusual new species of Gyrinidae (Coleoptera), Orectochilus orbisonorum n. sp., from India. Zootaxa, 1712: 65-68.

Cartron, J. E., D. C. Lightfoot, J. E. Mygatt, S. L. Brantley and T. K. Lowrey. 2008. A field guide to the plants and animals of the Middle Rio Grande bosque. Univeristy of New Mexico Press. Albuquerque, NM.

Nearns, E.H. & M.A. Branham. 2008. Revision and phylogeny of the tribes Curiini LeConte and Plectromerini Nearns & Branham, new tribe (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 47: 1-117.

Davidson, A.D. and D. C. Lightfoot. 2008. Burrowing rodents increase landscape heterogeneity in a desert grassland. Journal of Arid Environments 72:1133-1145.

Weissman, D. B. and D. C. Lightfoot. 2008. Techniques for the Field Capture and Captive Rearing of Jerusalem Crickets. Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute. 2007 Invertebrates in Captivity Conference Proceedings, pages 22-29.

Davidson, A. D. and D. C. Lightfoot. 2007. Interactive effects of keystone rodents on the structure of desert grassland arthropod communities. Ecography 30:515-525.

Miller, K.B., Alarie, Y. & M.F. Whiting. 2007. Description of the Larva of Notaticus fasciatus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) Associated with Adults Using DNA Sequence Data. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 100(6): 787-797.

Lingafelter, S.W. & E.H. Nearns. 2007. Five new species of longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Dominican Republic in genera Ataxia Haldeman, 1845; Atimiola Bates, 1880; Drycothaea Thomson, 1868; Eburia Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville, 1830; and Hormathus Gahan, 1830. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 61(2): 177-191.

Woodley, N.E. & E.H. Nearns. 2007. The type material of Buprestidae (Coleoptera) in the Fernando de Zayas collection, Havana, Cuba. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 61(3): 334-338.

Bergsten, J. & K.B. Miller. 2007. Phylogeny of diving beetles reveals a coevolutionary arms race between the sexes. PLoS ONE, 2(6): e522.

Miller, K.B., Bergsten, J. & M.F. Whiting. 2007. Phylogeny and classification of the diving beetle tribe Cybistrini (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Zoologica Scripta, 36: 41-59.

Giese, E., and D. C. Lightfoot. 2005. Arthropods. Pages: 129-141. In: R. Julyan and M. Stuever, editors. Field guide to the Sandia Mountains. University of New Mexico Press. Albuquerque, NM. 259 pages.

Brantley, S.L. and U.L. Shepherd. 2004. Effect of cryptobiotic crust type on microarthropod assemblages in piñon-juniper woodland in central New Mexico. Western North American Naturalist 64:155-165.

Ford, P.L., R.A. Fagerlund, D.W. Duszynski and P.J. Polechla. 2004. Fleas and lice of mammals in New Mexico. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-123. Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Brantley, S.L., M.C. Molles, Jr. and S.M. Fettig. 2003. Range extension for Carabus maeander Fischer (Coleoptera: Carabidae): from the Canada/U.S. border to New Mexico. Coleopterists Bulletin 57:382.

Cartron, J.-L. E., M. C. Molles, Jr, J. F. Schuetz, C. S. Crawford, and C. N. Dahm. 2003. Ground arthropods as indicators of flooding regime in the riparian forest of the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico. Environmental Entomology 32:1075-1084.

Harrison, R.L., M.J. Patrick and C.G. Schmitt. 2003. Foxes, fleas, and plague in New Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 48: 720-722.

Bess, E. C., R. R. Parmenter, S. McCoy, and M. C. Molles, Jr. 2002. Responses of a riparian forest-floor community to wildfire in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico. Environmental Entomology 31:774-784.

Brookhart, J. O. and P. E. Cushing. 2002. New species of Eremobatidae (Arachnida, Solifugae) from North America. Journal of Arachnology 30:84-97

Ellis, L. M., C. S. Crawford, and M. C. Molles, Jr. 2002. The role of the flood pulse in ecosystem-level processes in Southwestern Riparian Forests: a case study from the Middle Rio Grande. pp. 51-107 In B. A. Middleton (ed.) Flood Pulsing in Wetlands: Restoring the Natural Hydrological Balance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

Shepherd, U.L., S.L. Brantley and C.A. Tarleton. 2002. Species richness and abundance patterns of microarthropods on cryptobiotic crusts in a piñon-juniper habitat. Journal of Arid Environments 52:349-360.

Brantley, S.L., P.L. Ford, R.A. Fagerlund and D.C. Lightfoot. 2001. Surface-active arthropods of shortgrass steppe: new county and state records from New Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 46:207-209.

Ellis, L. M., C. S. Crawford and M. C. Molles, Jr. 2001. Influence of annual flooding on terrestrial arthropod assemblages of a Rio Grande riparian forest. Regulated Rivers: Research & Management. 17:1-20.

Fagerlund, R.A., P.L. Ford and P.J. Polechla, Jr. 2001. New records for fleas (Siphonatera) from New Mexico with notes on plague-carrying species. Southwestern Naturalist 46: 94-96.

Richard S. Vetter. 2001. Revision of the spider genus Neoanagraphis (Araneae, Liocranidae). The Journal of Arachnology 29:1-10.

Ellis L. M., M. C. Molles, Jr., C. S. Crawford and F. Heinzelmann. 2000. Surface-active arthropod communities in native and exotic riparian vegetation in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist 45:456-471.

Crawford, C.S., L.M. Ellis, D. Shaw and N.E. Umbreit. 1999. Restoration and monitoring in the Middle Rio Grande bosque: current status of flood pulse related efforts. pp. 158-163 in Finch, D.M., J.C. Whitney, J.F. Kelly and S,R. Loftin (eds.). Rio Grande ecosystems: linking land, water, and people. RMRS-P-7, Ogden, Utah, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

DeLay, L.S., D.M. Finch, S.L. Brantley, R.A. Fagerlund, M.D. Means and J.F. Kelly. 1999. Arthropods of native and exotic vegetation and their association with willow flycatchers and Wilsons warblers. pp. 216-221 in Finch, D.M., J.C. Whitney, J.F. Kelly and S,R. Loftin (eds.). Rio Grande ecosystems: linking land, water, and people. RMRS-P-7, Ogden, Utah, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Ellis, L. M., M. C. Molles, Jr. and C. S. Crawford. 1999. Influence of experimental flooding on litter dynamics in a Rio Grande riparian forest, New Mexico. Restoration Ecology 7:193-204.

Schowalter, T. D., D. C. Lightfoot, and W. G. Whitford. 1999. Diversity of arthropod responses to host-plant water stress in a desert ecosystem in southern New Mexico. American Midland Naturalist 142:281-290.

Brookhart, J.O. and S.L. Brantley. 1998. Solpugids (Arachnida) of the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 45:443-449.

Linderoth, O.C. 1999. Restoration efforts in the Rio Grande Valley State Park. pp. 136-138 in Finch, D.M., J.C. Whitney, J.F. Kelly and S,R. Loftin (eds.). Rio Grande ecosystems: linking land, water, and people. RMRS-P-7, Ogden, Utah, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Molles, M. C., Jr., C. S. Crawford, L. M. Ellis, H. M. Valett and C. N. Dahm. 1998. Managed floods: restoration of riparian forest ecosystem structure and function along the Rio Grande. BioScience 48:749-756.

Pereira, A. P., M. A. S. Graça, and M. Molles. 1998. Leaf litter decomposition in relation to litter physico-chemical properties, fungal biomass, arthropod colonization, and geographical origin of plant species. Pedobiologia 42:316-327.

Shaw, D. D., D. C. Lightfoot, and D. B. Weissman. 1998. Chromosomes as isolating mechanisms in Trimerotropine grasshoppers. Journal of Orthoptera Research 7:157-163.

Lightfoot, D. C. 1997. The fauna of El Malpais National Monument. In: K. Mabery, editor. Natural history of El Malpais National Monument. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Bulletin 156:139-154.

Lightfoot, D. C. 1996. A comparison of ground-dwelling arthropod assemblages among different habitats resulting from the 1977 La Mesa fire. Pages 166-178. In: Craig Allen, editor, Fire effects in Southwestern forests. Proceedings of the Second La Mesa Fire Symposium. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report RM-GTR-286.

James, C. D., M. T. Hoffman, D. C. Lightfoot, G. S. Forbes, and W. G. Whitford. 1994. Fruit abortion in Yucca elata and its implications for the mutualistic association with yucca moths. Oikos 69:207-216.

James, C. D., M. T. Hoffman, D. C. Lightfoot, G. S. Forbes, and W. G. Whitford. 1993. Pollination ecology of Yucca elata: An experimental study of a mutualistic association. Oecologia 93:512-517.

Richman, D. B., D. C. Lightfoot, C. A. Sutherland, and D. J. Ferguson. 1993. A manual of the grasshoppers of New Mexico. New Mexico State University, Cooperative Extension Service, Handbook No. 7. 112 pages.

Lightfoot, D. C. and D. B. Weissman. 1991. A review of the grasshopper genera Dracotettix and Litoscirtus Orthoptera: Romaleidae) with a discussion of their origins and life histories. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 47:159-174.

Lightfoot, D. C. and W. G. Whitford. 1991. Productivity of creosotebush foliage and associated canopy arthropods along a desert roadside. American Midland Naturalist 125:310-322.

Lightfoot, D. C. and W. G. Whitford. 1990. Phytophagous insects enhance nitrogen flux in a desert creosotebush community. Oecologia 82:18-25.

Lightfoot, D. C. and W. G. Whitford. 1989. Interplant variation in creosotebush foliage characteristics and canopy arthropods. Oecologia 81:166-175.

Lightfoot, D. C. and W. G. Whitford. 1987. Variation in insect densities on desert creosotebush: is nitrogen a factor? Ecology 68:547-557.

John, B. C., D. C. Lightfoot and D. B. Weissman. 1983. The meiotic behavior of natural F1 hybrids between Trimerotropis suffusa and T. cyaneipennis (Orthoptera:Oedipodinae). Canadian Journal of Genetics and Cytology 25:467-477.

Molles, M. C., Jr. 1982. The Trichoptera associated with aspen and spruce-fir forests: long term community change. Ecology 63:1-6.