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Team Scarab NSF-PEET - Final Report (1997-2002)
   
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Dynastinae
Megasoma elephas, Honduras, 1999
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Rutela sanguinolenta on the cover of Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum (Jameson 1998).

 

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Platycoelia lutescens on cover of Annals of the Entomological Society of America
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Canthonella amazonica on cover of The Coleopterists Bulletin
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Hemiphileurus ryani on cover of The Coleopterists Bulletin
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Hoplopyga singularis on cover of The Coleopterists Bulletin
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Xenogeniates martinezi (bottom image) on cover of The Annals of the Entomological Society of America
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Pachyplectrus laevis on cover of The Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Ocampo 2002)

 

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Hybochaetodus flaco Ocampo on cover of The Coleopterists Bulletin (Ocampo, 2002)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Abad-Franch, F., H.M. Aguilar V., A. Paucar C., E.S. Lorosa, F. Noireau. 2002. Observations on the domestic ecology of Rhodnius ecuadoriensis (Triatominae). Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 97(2): 199-202.
  2. Abad-Franch, F., A. Paucar C., C. Carpio C., C. A. Cuba Cuba, H. M. Aguilar V., M. A. Miles. 2001. Biogeography of Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in Ecuador: Implications for the design of control strategies. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 96(5):611-620.
  3. Abad-Franch, F., F. Noireau, A. Paucar C., H. M. Aguilar V., C. Carpio, J. Racines V. 2000. The use of live bait traps for the study of sylvatic Rhodnius (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) populations in palm trees. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 94:629-630.
  4. Aguilar, V. H. M., F. Abad Franch, J. Racines V., A. Paucar C. 1999. Epidemiology of Chagas disease in Ecuador, a brief review. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz Vol 94(1): 387-393.
  5. Bedick, Jon C., B. C. Ratcliffe, W. Wyatt Hoback and Leon G. Higley. 1999. Distribution, ecology, and population dynamics of the American burying beetle [Nicrophorus americanus Olivier (Coleoptera, Silphidae)] in south-central Nebraska, USA. Journal of Insect Conservation 3: 171-181.
  6. Coca-Abia, M., P. Dominguez-Alonso, and B. C. Ratcliffe. 1999. Evidencias deactividad biológica producidas por artropodos terrestres a lo largo del tiempo geológico, pp. 213-221. In Melic, A., J. J. de Haro, M. Mendez, and I. Ribera (Eds.), Evolución y Filogenia de Arthropoda. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa (Monographic Volume) 26: 1-806.
  7. Jameson, M. L.  1998 (1997). Phylogenetic analysis of the subtribe Rutelina and revision of the Rutela generic groups (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini).  Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 14: 1-184.
  8. Jameson, M. L. 1999. A new species of Viridimicus Jameson from Honduras (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 53(2): 167-174.
  9. Jameson, M. L. 2000. Synopsis of the Mexican and Guatemalan Genera Rutelisca Bates and Metapachylus Bates (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) with Comments on Classification of the Subtribe Rutelina. Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 102(2): 332-349.
  10. Jameson, M. L. and M. A. Morón. 2001. Descriptions of the larvae of Chlorota cinticollis Blanchard and Chasmodia collaris (Blanchard) (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini) with a key to the larvae of the American genera of Rutelini. Coleopterists Bulletin 55(3): 385-396.
  11. Jameson, M. L. and H. F. Howden. 2002. Bolboceras Kirby, 1819 and Odonteus Samouelle, 1819: proposed conservation of generic name (Case 3097). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 54 (4): 246-248.
  12. Jameson, M. L. and A. B. T. Smith. 2002. Revision of the South American genus Brachysternus Guérin-Méneville (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini: Brachysternina). Coleopterists Bulletin 56(3):321-366.
  13. Jameson M.L., Ratcliffe B.C. & V. Maly V. 2002. Review of the genus Acrobolbia with remarks on its classification, and a key to the world genera of Cyclocephalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Folia Heyrovskyana 10(1): 1-15.
  14. Jameson, M. L. and B. C. Ratcliffe. 2002. Introduction. Series Scarabaeiformia Crowson 1960 (=Lamellicornia), Superfamily Scarabaeoidea Latreille 1802, pp. 1-5. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.
  15. Jameson, M. L. and B. C. Ratcliffe. 2002. Chapter 24. Diphyllosomatidae Holloway 1972, pp. 10-11. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.
  16. Jameson, M. L. 2002. Chapter 26. Glaresidae Semenov-Tian-Shanskii and Medvedev 1932, pp. 15-16. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.
  17. Jameson, M. L. 2002. Chapter 27. Trogidae MacLeay 1819, pp. 17-19. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.
  18. Jameson, M. L. 2002. Chapter 29. Geotrupidae Latreille 1802, pp. 23-27. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.
  19. Jameson, M. L. 2002. Chapter 31. Hybosoridae Erichson 1847, pp. 32-33. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.
  20. Jameson, M. L. 2002. Chapter 32. Ceratocanthidae Mart’nez 1968, pp. 34-36. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.
  21. Jameson, M. L. 2002. Chapter 34, Section IV. Rutelinae MacLeay 1819, pp. 60-64. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.
  22. Jameson, M. L., A. Paucar-Cabrera, and A. Solís. 2003. Synopsis of the New World genera of Anomalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) and description of a new genus from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 96(4): 415-432.
  23. Micó, E., A. B. T. Smith, and M. A. Morón. 2000. New larval descriptions for two species of Euphoria Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Cetoniini: Euphoriina) with a key to the known larvae and a review of the larval biology. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93(4):795-801.
  24. Micó, E., W. E. Hall, and B. C. Ratcliffe. 2001. Descriptions of the larvae of Hoplopyga singularis (Gory and Percheron) and Hologymnetis cinerea (Gory and Percheron) with a revised key to the larvae of New World Gymnetini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 55: 205-217.
  25. Ocampo, F. C. 2002. A new species of Hybochaetodus Arrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Hybosoridae: Anaidini) from Peru. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 56: 446-450.
  26. Ocampo, F. C. 2003. A new genus and two new species of hybosorids (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Hybosoridae) from Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. The Canadian Entomologist 135:41-52.
  27. Ocampo, F. C. 2002. Procoilodes adrastus Ocampo, a new genus and species of Miocene hybosorid in amber from the Dominican Republic (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Hybosoridae). Coleopterists Bulletin 55: 351-355.
  28. Ocampo, F. C. 2002. Hybosorids of the United States and expanding distribution of the introduced species Hybosorus illigeri Reiche (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Hybosoridae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 95: 316-322.
  29. Ocampo, F. C. and F. Vaz de Mello. 2002. A new species of Daimothoracodes Petrovitz (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Hybosoridae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 104: 912-917.
  30. Paucar-Cabrera, A. and A. B. T. Smith. 2002. Larval decriptions for the Neotropical genus Platycoelia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini). Coleopterists Bulletin 56(3): 438-445.
  31. Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2003. Systematics and phylogeny of the genus Epectinaspis Blanchard 1851 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini) and description of a new genus of Anomalini from Mexico. Coleopterists Society Monographs 2: 1-60.
  32. Paulsen, M. J. 2002. Observations on Possible Myrmecophily in Stephanucha pilipennis Kraatz (Coleoptera: Scarabeidae: Cetoniinae) in Western Nebraska. Coleopterists Bulletin 56(3): 451-452.
  33. Philips, K., C. Scholtz, and F. C. Ocampo. 2002. A phylogenetic analysis of the Eucraniini (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeini). Insect Systematics and Evolution 33: 241-252.
  34. Posadas, P. and F. C. Ocampo. 2001. A new genus and species of Entimini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Islas Malvinas. Insect Systematics and Evolution 32: 147-153.
  35. Ratcliffe, B. C. and M. A. Ivie. 1998. New species of Hemiphileurus Kolbe (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) from the Dominican Republic with a key to the West Indian species of Hemiphileurus. Coleopterists Bulletin 52(3): 201-208.
  36. Ratcliffe, B. C. and A. B. T. Smith. 1999. New species of Canthonella (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) from Amazonian Brazil. Coleopterists Bulletin 53:1-7.
  37. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. U. S. scarab collection moves to Nebraska. ASC Newsletter 27: 1 and 6.
  38. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. Book Review. The Cetoniine Beetles of the World by K. Sakai and S. Nagai. Coleopterists Bulletin 53: 145.
  39. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. Book Review. Manu: The Biodiversity of Southeastern Peru by D.Wilson and A. Sandoval (eds.). American Entomologist 45: 122-123.
  40. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2000. Book Review. Carabid family values, a review of Bomby, the Bombardier Beetle by H. M. Rue. Annals of Improbable Research 6: 9.
  41. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2000. Dynastine scarab beetles of Monteverde, pp. 111-113. In Nadkarni, N. and N. Wheelwright (eds.), Monteverde. Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. 573 pp.
  42. Ratcliffe, B. C. and E. Micó. 2001. A review of the Neotropical genus Neocorvicoana Ratcliffe and Micó, new genus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini). Coleopterists Bulletin 55: 279-296.
  43. Ratcliffe, B. C. and F. Ocampo. 2001. Tyrannasorus rex Ratcliffe and Ocampo, a new genus and species of Miocene hybosorid in amber from the Dominican Republic (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Hybosoridae). Coleopterists Bulletin 55: 351-355.
  44. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2001. Book Review. The Cetoniine Beetles of the World by K. Sakai and S. Nagai. Cetoniimania 1: 45.
  45. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2001. Book Review. Martin-Piera, F. and J. I. López-Colón. 2000. Fauna Iberica, Volume 14: Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea I. Coleopterists Bulletin 55:125.
  46. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2001. New Journal Review. Cetoniimania. Coleopterists Bulletin 55:123-124.
  47. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2001. New species of Hemiphileurus Kolbe (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, and Brazil. Coleopterists Bulletin 55: 433-443.
  48. Ratcliffe, B. C. and R. D. Cave. 2002. New species of Cyclocephala from Honduras and El Salvador (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini). Coleopterists Bulletin 56: 152-157.
  49. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2002. Review of the genus Palaeophileurus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Phileurini) with description of two new species from Peru. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 95: 335-339.
  50. Ratcliffe, B. C. and P. C. Hammond. 2002. Insects and the native vegetation of Nebraska. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 28: 29-47.
  51. Ratcliffe, B. C. and J. Christen. 2002. Lucanus elaphus Fabr. (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) discovered in Nebraska, with brief notes on its biology and identification. Entomological News 113: 68-70.
  52. Ratcliffe, B. C. and S. Spomer. 2002. Nebraska's endangered species. Part 1: introduction and the insects. Museum Notes 113: 1-6.
  53. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2002. A checklist of the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) of Panama. Zootaxa 32: 1-48.
  54. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2002. Chapter 23. Lucanidae Latreille 1804, pp. 6-9. In, Arnett, R. H., M. Thomas, P. E. Skelley, and J. H. Frank (eds.), American Beetles, Volume 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 861 pp.
  55. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2002. Chapter 34-V. Dynastinae MacLeay 1819, pp. 64-67. In, Arnett, R. H., M. Thomas, P. E. Skelley, and J. H. Frank (eds.), American Beetles, Volume 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 861 pp.
  56. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2002. Chapter 34-VI. Cetoniinae Leach 1815, pp. 67-71. In, Arnett, R. H., M. Thomas, P. E. Skelley, and J. H. Frank (eds.), American Beetles, Volume 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 861 pp.
  57. Ratcliffe, B. C., M. L. Jameson, and A. B. T. Smith. 2002. Chapter 34. Scarabaeidae Latreille 1802, pp. 39-81 (in part). In, Arnett, R. H., M. Thomas, P. E. Skelley, and J. H. Frank (eds.), American Beetles, Volume 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 861 pp.
  58. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2002. Book Review. Fauna of New Zealand No. 42. Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) by Z. T. Stebnicka. Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society: 823-824.
  59. Ratcliffe, B. C. and F. Ocampo. 2002. A review of the genus Hylamorpha Arrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini: Brachysternina). Coleopterists Bulletin 56(3):367-378.
  60. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. Revision of the South American endemic genus Aulacopalpus Guérin-Méneville with phylogenetic and biogeographic analyses of the subtribe Brachysternina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini). Coleopterists Bulletin 56(3): 379-437.
  61. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. Case 3237: Leucopelaea albescens Bates, 1891 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed validation of the lectotype designation. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 59(2):97-98.
  62. Smith, A. B. T. and M. A. Morón. 2003. Revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Central American endemic genus Phalangogonia Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini). Systematic Entomology 28: 323-338.
  63. Smith, A. B. T. and F. Génier. 2001. Revision of the genus Holocephalus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini). Canadian Entomologist 133:777-792.
  64. Smith, A. B. T. and M. L. Jameson. 2001. Eremophygus bicolor (Gutiérrez) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini): new tribal and generic placement for the Bolivian scarab Platycoelia bicolor (Gutiérrez) (Anoplognathini). Coleopterists Bulletin 55:103-106.
  65. Smith, A.B.T. and A. Paucar-Cabrera C. 2000. Taxonomic review of Platycoelia lutescens Blanchard (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini) and a description of the use of this species as food by the people of the Ecuadorian highlands. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93:408-414.
  66. Villatoro, K. and M.L. Jameson. 2001. Xenogeniates, a new and unusual genus of geniatine scarab (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini) from Brazil. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94(6):866-87.
  67. Villatoro, K. 2002. Revision of the Neotropical genus Trizogeniates Ohaus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini). Entomotropica 17: 225-294.
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Electronic Publications
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  1. Evans, A. V.  2001. Guide to the genera of New World pleurostict scarab beetles, subfamily Melolonthinae.
  2. Jameson, M. L. and B. C. Ratcliffe. 1999. Guide to the genera of New World pleurostict scarab beetles.
  3. Jameson, M. L. and B. C. Ratcliffe. 1999. Summary of PEET Scarab Research.
  4. Jameson, M. L. and A. B. T. Smith. 1999. University of Nebraska Scarabaeoid Beetle Collection Database.
  5. Jameson, M. L. and B. C. Ratcliffe. 1999. Team Scarab in Venezuela.
  6. Jameson, M. L. 2000. Catalog of Pelidnota and Related Genera (Scarabaeidae:Rutelinae: Rutelini).
  7. Ivie, M. A. and B. C. Ratcliffe. 1999. West Indian Dynastinae.
  8. Ocampo, F. C. 2000. Honduras Collecting Trip
  9. Ocampo, F. C. 2000. Monographic research and revision of the New World genera of Hybosoridae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea).
  10. Ocampo, F. C. 2000. Checklist of the New World Hybosoridae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea).
  11. Ocampo, F. C. 2000. Key to genera of the New World Hybosoridae.
  12. Ocampo, F. C. 2001. Checklist of the World Hybosoridae.
  13. Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2000. Monographic research on the Neotropical genus Epectinaspis (Rutelinae: Anomalini).
  14. Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2001. Overview of the tribe Anomalini, Genera of the New World.
  15. Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2001. Profiles of the genera of Anomalini of the New World.
  16. Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2001. Profiles of the species of Epectinaspis (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini).
  17. Paulsen, M. J. 2001. Scarabs of Cedar Point Biological Station.
  18. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. Scarab Workers World Directory: Alphabetic List, Taxonomic List, Geographic List.
  19. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. Larval Workshop.
  20. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. U. S. National Collection of Scarabs Transferred to the University of Nebraska.
  21. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. Faunistic Survey of theDynastine Scarab Beetles on Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.
  22. Ratcliffe, B., Ocampo, F. C. and, A. Smith. 2000. Honduras Collecting Trip.
  23. Smith, A. B. T. 1998. Collections research in Ottawa, Canada: 15-22 March 1998.
  24. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. Monographic research on Platycoelia and relationships of world Anoplognathini (Rutelinae).
  25. Smith, A. T. B. 2002. Checklist of the World Anoplognathini (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae).
  26. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. Checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of the Nearctic realm.
  27. Smith, A. B. T. 2003. New papers on scarab beetles.
  28. Villatoro, K. E. and A. B. T. Smith. 1998. Field Research in Ecuador: 13 July-7 August 1998.
  29. Villatoro, K. 1999. Monographic Research on Trizogeniates and relationships of the tribe Geniatini (Rutelinae).
  30. Villatoro, K. 1999-2000. Catalog of the Geniatini.
  31. Villatoro, K. 2000. Overview of the Tribe Geniatini.
  32. Villatoro, K. and M.L. Jameson. 2000. Key to the Genera of Geniatini.
  33. Villatoro, K. 2000. Profiles of the species of Trizogeniates.
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Presentations
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Federico Ocampo (left), Aura Paucar,
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Dr. Mary Liz Jameson at her poster
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December 1999.
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Aura Paucar at her poster at ESA
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  1. Adis, J., W. Paarmann, and B. C. Ratcliffe. 2000. Dung beetles of central Amazonian floodplains. 21st International Congress of Entomology, Iguaçu, Brazil, 20-26 August 2000.
  2. Cave, R. and B. C. Ratcliffe. 2001. Survey of the Dynastinae of Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, 9-12 December 2001.
  3. Jameson, M. L. 1998. The Rutelinae: A kaleidoscope of form, function, and color. Entomological Society of America, Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 8-12.
  4. Jameson, M. L. and Kaoru Wada. 1999. Revision of the Southeast Asian genus Peltonotus Burmeister (Scarabaeidae) and its classification. Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 12-16.
  5. Jameson, M. L. 2000. Phylogenetic analyses of the subtribe Pelidnotina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). 21st International Congress of Entomology, Iguaçu, Brazil, August 20-25.
  6. Jameson, M. L. 2000. New horizons in entomology. Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, October 24.
  7. Jameson, M. L. 2000. The Nebraska dragonfly project: Re-curating, databasing, and interactive mapping. Entomology Collections Network, Montreal, Canada, December 2.
  8. Jameson, M. L. 2000. Overview of the systematics of the scarab genus Anomala and its relatives in the New World. Entomological Society of America/Entomological Society of Canada, Montreal, Canada, December 4-7.
  9. Jameson, M. L. 2001. Taxonomy of Anomala and rutelines. Scarab Biocontrol Workshop, Maricopa, AZ, March 29- 30.
  10. Jameson, M. L. 2001. Biodiversity analyses of jeweled scarabs and their kin. University of Nebraska at Omaha, February 6-8.
  11. Jameson, M. L. 2001. The Internet Guide to New World Scarabs: Progress and Prospects. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, Dec. 9-12.
  12. Jameson, M. L. 2002. Phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of the Southeast Asian genus Peltonotus Burmeister) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale. FL, Nov.
  13. Ocampo, F. and P. Posadas. 1999. A new genus and species of Entimini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Islas Malvinas. Entomological Society of America, Atlants. GA, Dec. 12-16.
  14. Ocampo, F. C. 2000. Synopsis of the New World Hybosoridae. Entomological Society of America/Entomological Society of Canada, Montreal, Canada, December 4-7.
  15. Ocampo, F. C. 2000. Synopsis of the New World Hybosoridae. 21st International Congress of Entomology. Iguaçu, Brazil, 20-26 August 2000.
  16. Ocampo, F. C. 2001. Insect Diveristy: How many species are there? Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Feb.
  17. Ocampo, F. C. 2001. Horned Beetles. Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sept.
  18. Ocampo, F. C. 2001. Phylogenetic Analysis of the family Hybosoridae and revision of the tribe Anaidini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Hybosoridae). Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, Dec. 9-12.
  19. Ocampo, F. C., K. Philips, C. Brock, and G. Ortí. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis of the dung beetle tribe Eucraniini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). National Science Fundation - Partnerships in Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET) meeting, Berkeley CA, June 1-5.
  20. Ocampo, F. C., K. Philips, C. Brock, and G. Ortí. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis of the dung beetle tribe Eucraniini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Initiative of Ecology and Evolutionary Analysis Annual Meeting, University of Nebraska, April 27.
  21. Ocampo, F. C. and A. Paucar-Cabrera. 2000. Distributional patterns of the Rutelinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Ecuador: a study applying Parsimony Analysis of Endemicity (PAE). Entomological Society of America/Entomological Society of Canada, Montreal, Canada, December 4-7.
  22. Ocampo, F. C. and P. Posadas. 2000. A new genus and species of Entimini Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Islas Malvinas. National Science Foundation-Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET) meeting, Washington, D. C.
  23. Ocampo, F. C. and A. Paucar-Cabrera. 2001. Distributional patterns of the Rutelinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Ecuador: a study applying Parsymony Analysis of Endemicity (PAE). Reunión Latinoamericana de Scarabaeoideologia. Quito, Ecuador, March 5-9.
  24. Ocampo, F. 2002. Revision, phylogeny, and biogeography of the dung beetle tribe Eucraniini, and evolution of its food relocation behavior: a total evidence analysis. Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov.
  25. Paucar-Cabrera, A. 1999. A Faunistic Survey of the Rutelinae (Scarabaeidae) of Ecuador. National Science Foundation-Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET) meeting, Washington, D. C.
  26. Paucar-Cabrera, A. 1999. A Faunistic Survey of the Rutelinae (Scarabaeidae) of Ecuador. Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 12-16.
  27. Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2000. Preliminary overview of the Neotropical genus Epectinaspis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini). 21st International Congress of Entomology, Iguaçu, Brazil, 20-26 August 2000.
  28. Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2000. The New World Anomalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) and a description of a new genus from Costa Rica. Entomological Society of America/Entomological Society of Canada, Montreal, Canada, December 4-7.
  29. Paucar-Cabrera, A. 2001. Systematics and phylogeny of the genus Epectinaspis Blanchard 1851 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini). Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, December 9-12.
  30. Paulsen, M. J. and D. Pilson. 2002. Infrequent interspecific interactions in an herbivorous insect guild: the "resurrection" of competition re-examined. Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov.
  31. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1998. A faunistic survey of the Dynastinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of Costa Rica and Panama. Entomological Society of America, Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 8-12.
  32. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. Invited Presentation. A faunistic survey of the Dynastinae of Costa Rica and Panama. Ottawa Entomology Club, Ottawa, Canada, March 20.
  33. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. Invited Presentation. Un censo faunístico de los Dynastinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) de Panama y Costa Rica. El Museo del Instituto de Zoología "Francisco Fernández Yépez" y El Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Maracay, Venezuela, June 9.
  34. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. Transfer of the U. S. National Collection of scarab beetles to the University of Nebraska State Museum. Entomology Collections Network, Athens, GA, Dec. 11.
  35. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. The adventures of Team Scarab in South America, or how to lure the wily scarab beetle from its tropical lair . . . a true story. SOLA, Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 12-16.
  36. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2000. A faunistic survey of the Dynastinae of Costa Rica and Panama. NSF/BS&I Workshop, Orcas Island, WA, 18-21 May 2000.
  37. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2000. A faunistic survey of the Dynastinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of Central America. 21st International Congress of Entomology, Iguaçu, Brazil, 20-26 August 2000.
  38. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2000. A faunistic survey of the Dynastinae of Central America. Entomological Society of America/Entomological Society of Canada, Montreal, Canada, 3-6 December 2000.
  39. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2001. NSF-sponsored scarab research at Scarab Central at the University of Nebraska State Museum. Scarab Biocontrol Workshop, Maricopa, AZ, March 29- 30.
  40. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2002. A biotic survey of the dynastine scarab beetles of Central America. Entomology Collections Network, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov.
  41. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2002. The New World Gymnetini (Cetoniinae): an overview of classification and biology. Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov.
  42. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2002. New momentum in scarab systematics. Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov.
  43. Smith, A. B. T. 1998. Dung beetles in the Neotropics: community structure, habitat selection, and food preferences. Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 1.
  44. Smith, A. B. T. 1998. Student Competition: A comparison of the Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) communities along an elevational gradient near Monteverde, Costa Rica. Entomological Society of America, Las Vegas, NV, November 8-12.
  45. Smith, A. B. T. 1999. Student Competition: The systematics and biogeography of Brachysternina (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini). Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA, December 12-16.
  46. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. Systematics and biogeography of Anoplognathini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae), a tribe endemic to the Neotropical and Australian realms. 21st
    International Congress of Entomology, Iguaçu, Brazil, August 20-26.
  47. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. Student Competition: The systematics and biogeography of Phalangogoniina, a subtribe endemic to Central America (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini). Entomological Society of America/Canada, Montreal, Quebec,
    December 3-6.
  48. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. Invited Presentation: Recent analyses of higher classifications of scarabs: what does it all mean? SOLA, Entomological Society of America/Canada, Montreal, Quebec, December 3-6.
  49. Smith, A. B. T. 2001. Biogeography of phytophagous insects in the southern hemisphere. Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, February 15.
  50. Smith, A. B. T. 2001. Invited Presentation: Systematics and biogeography of phytophagous scarab beetles. School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, April 27.
  51. Smith, A. B. T. 2001. Invited Presentation: The pleocomid rain beetles of western North America: tales of an enigmatic scarab group. SOLA, Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, December 9-12.
  52. Smith, A. B. T. 2001. Invited Presentation: Phylogeny and biogeography of southern hemispheric phytophagous scarab beetles. Symposium on Recent Advances in Insect Biogeography. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, December 9-12.
  53. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. Systematics and phylogeny of the Neotropical scarab genus Platycoelia. Phd dissertation defense. Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 20.
  54. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. Phylogeny of the tribe Anoplognathini and biogeographic and evolutionary implications for phytophagous scarab beetles. University of Nebraska Initiative for Ecology and Evolutionary Analysis Annual Meeting, April 27.
  55. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. Systematics of the genus Platycoelia and phylogenetic implications for the tribe Anoplognathini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov.
  56. Villatoro, K. 2000. Detectives of Biodiversity: Research on the bearded scarabs. Thesis defense. Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, November 29.
  57. Villatoro, K. 2000. The Geniatini goes cyber: an overview of the Geniatini genera. Entomological Society of America/Canada, Montreal, Quebec, December 3-6.
  58. Wellman, M. and M. L. Jameson. 2001. Biodiversity and Bioinformatics: the Nebraska Dragonfly Project. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, Dec. 9-12.
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GRANTS AND CONTRACTS (Non-NSF)
  1. Jameson, M. L. 1998. ACCESS IANR Program (University of Nebraska) for Know Your Insect: A Multimedia Approach for Teaching Basic Insect Systematics (co-PI with L. Higley et al.), $5,170.
  2. Jameson, M. L. 1998. University of Nebraska Foundation, Putney Grant for meeting travel, $1,018.
  3. Jameson, M. L. 1998. University of Nebraska Research Council, Visiting Scholar Grant to host Dr. Steve Lingafelter (SEL/USDA), $575.
  4. Jameson, M. L. 1999. University of Nebraska Foundation, Putney Grant for meeting travel, $1,467.
  5. Jameson, M. L. 1999. University of Nebraska Research Council, Visiting Scholar Grant to host Dr. Clarke Scholtz (University of Pretoria, South Africa)(with B. C. Ratcliffe), $800.
  6. Jameson, M. L. 2000. University of Nebraska Foundation, Putney Grant for meeting travel, $1800.
  7. Jameson, M. L. 2000. National Science Foundation, Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (with B.C. Ratcliffe) Supplemental Grant for "Nebraska Dragonfly Project", $10,000.
  8. Jameson, M. L. 2001. Undergraduate Creative Activity and Research Experience Program (UCARE) award, University of Nebraska, $2,000.
  9. Jameson, M. L. 2001. University of Nebraska Academic Senate Convocations Committee award to host Dr. Jorge Crisci (Museo de La Plata, Argentina) at UNL, $600.
  10. Jameson, M. L. 2001. University of Nebraska Research Council Visiting Scholar Grant to host Dr. Art Evans (Research Associate, Smithsonian Institute) at UNL, $795.
  11. Jameson, M. L. 2001. UNL Academic Senate Convocations Committee for honorarium ($350) for Michael Forsberg (Michael Forsberg Photography, Nebraska) at Center for Great Plains Studies Symposium entitled 'Great Plains Migrations'.
  12. Jameson, M. L. 2001. University of Nebraska State Museum Putney Grant for national meetings of the Entomological Society of America, San Diego, California Dec.7-14. $1,230.
  13. Jameson, M. L. 2002. University of Nebraska NU-IDEA Information Technology grant to support development of an "Internet Guide to Scarab Beetles." $2,500.
  14. Jameson, M.L. 2002. University of Nebraska Research Council Grant-in-Aid for “Pilot Project: Molecular Phylogenetics of Anomaline Scarab Beetles.” $10,000.
  15. Ocampo, F.C. 2000. International Affairs, University of Nebraska, travel grant, $100.
  16. Ocampo, F.C. 2000. Swenk Fund, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, $100.
  17. Ocampo, F.C. 2000. Swenk Fund, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, $150.
  18. Ocampo, F. C. 2000. Sigma Xi Student Travel Grant: $150
  19. Ocampo, F.C. 2001. International Affairs, University of Nebraska, travel grant, $100.
  20. Ocampo, F. C. 2001. Graduate Student Research Support. Initiative for Ecological and Evolutionary Analysis (IEEA) at UNL. Grant: $2500
  21. Ocampo, F. C. 2001. Myron H. Swenk Fund. Department of Entomology University of Nebraska. Student travel grant: $100.
  22. Ocampo, F. C. 2002. Graduate Student Travel Support. Initiative for Ecological and Evolutionary Analysis (IEEA) at UNL. Grant: $400.
  23. Paucar, A. 1999. Swenk Fund, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, $150.
  24. Paucar, A. 2000. International Affairs, University of Nebraska, travel grant, $100.
  25. Paucar, A. 2000. Swenk Fund, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, $100.
  26. Paucar, A. 2000. Initiative for Ecological and Evolutionary Analysis, School of Biological Sciences, travel support, University of Nebraska, $450.
  27. Paucar, A. 2000. Sigma Xi travel grant, $150.
  28. Paucar, A. 2001. International Affairs, University of Nebraska, travel grant, $100.
  29. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1998. ACCESS IANR Program (University of Nebraska) for Know Your Insect: A Multimedia Approach for Teaching Basic Insect Systematics (co-PI with L. Higley et al.), $5,170.
  30. Ratcliffe, B. C. 1999. University of Nebraska Research Council, Visiting Scholar Grant to host Dr. Clarke Scholtz (University of Pretoria, South Africa)(with M. L. Jameson), $800.
  31. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2000. Entomological Society of America, Presidential Committee on Congress Travel, for travel to International Congress of Entomology in Brazil, $1,088.
  32. Smith, A. B. T. 1999. Travel money for attending meetings, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, $325.
  33. Smith, A. B. T. 1999. International Affairs, University of Nebraska, travel grant, $100.
  34. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. West Virginia University Research Corporation, contract for identification of scarab beetles, in progress.
  35. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. Nature Conservancy, Island Bioreserve Office, Vineyard Haven, MA, contract for identification of scarab beetles, $260.
  36. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. Initiative for Ecological and Evolutionary Analysis, University of Nebraska, travel support $450.
  37. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. Swenk Fund Grant, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, $150.
  38. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. International Affairs, University of Nebraska, travel grant, $100.
  39. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. Sigma Xi travel grant, $150.
  40. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State University, contract for identification of scarab beetles, $66.
  41. Smith, A. B. T. 2001. Field Museum of Natural History visiting scholar grant, $520.
  42. Smith, A. B. T. 2001. Initiative for Ecological and Evolutionary Analysis, University of Nebraska, travel support $500.
  43. Smith, A. B. T. 2001. Initiative for Ecological and Evolutionary Analysis, University of Nebraska, support for conducting molecular phylogenetics research at the University of California-Riverside $1,500.
  44. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. Canadian National Collection of Insects CanaColl visiting scholars grant $600.
  45. Villatoro, K. 1999. Swenk Fund, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, $150.
  46. Villatoro, K. 1999. Sigma Xi travel grant, $150.
  47. Villatoro, K. 2000. Swenk Fund, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, $150.
  48. Villatoro, K. 2000. Initiative for Ecological and Evolutionary Analysis, University of Nebraska, travel support, $1,200.
 

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AWARDS AND HONORS
  1. Jameson, M. L. 1999. Coleopterists Society, Lacordaire Prize, Honorable Mention for published PhD dissertation entitled, "Phylogenetic analysis of the subtribe Rutelina and revision of the Rutela generic groups (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini)."
  2. Jameson, M. L. 1998. University of Nebraska Young Alumni Achievement Award.
  3. Jameson, M. L. 2002. Elected President of the Central States Entomological Society for 2003-2004.
  4. Jameson, M. L. 2002. Elected President of the Coleopterists Society for 2005-2006.
  5. Ocampo, F.C. 2000. Farmers National Company Fellowship in recognition of high merit and outstanding teaching potential in agricultural sciences and natural resources, $2,000.
  6. Ocampo, F. C. 2001. Widaman trust distinguished Graduate Assistant. Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resourses, Agricultural Research Division. Award: $ 2000
  7. Ocampo, F. C. 2001. Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. University of Nebraska Alumni Association. To Encourage and Honor the Importance of Excellence in Teaching. Award: $500
  8. Ocampo, F. C. 2002. Maude Hammond Fling Fellowship. Award: $14,000 plus payment of tuition, fees, and cost of student health insurance premium.
  9. Ratcliffe, B. C. 2001. Outstanding Research and Creativity Award (ORCA), University of Nebraska, $3,500.
  10. Smith, A. B. T. 1998. President's Prize, second place for presented paper entitled "A comparison of the Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) communities along an elevational gradient near Monteverde, Costa Rica." Entomological Society of America Section A student competition. Las Vegas, Nevada, November 8-12.
  11. Smith, A. B. T. 1999. Farmers National Company Fellowship in recognition of high merit and outstanding teaching potential in agricultural sciences and natural resources, $3,000.
  12. Smith, A. B. T. 1999. Keith Kevan Scholarship in recognition of high scholastic achievement and excellence in graduate studies in entomological systematics, Entomological Society of Canada, $1,000.
  13. Smith, A. B. T. 2000. Widaman Trust Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award, University of Nebraska, $2,000.
  14. Smith, A. B. T. 2001. Day Dissertation Travel Award (University of Nebraska) for conducting molecular phylogenetics research at the University of California-Riverside, $500.
  15. Smith, A. B. T. 2001. Wilson Fellowship in recognition of scholastic performance and accomplishments as a graduate student scholar, University of Nebraska, $1,250.
  16. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. J.H. Comstock Graduate Student Award, Entomological Society of America, $600 plus all expense trip to the annual meeting.
  17. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. Graduate Research Assistant Award, University of Nebraska Alumni Association, $500.
  18. Smith, A. B. T. 2002. Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Nebraska Chapter of Sigma Xi.
  19. Villatoro, K.  2000.  Ernst Mayr travel award, Society of Systematic Biology.
  20. Villatoro, K. 2002.  Gretchen Bechtol Lee scholarship from University of Nebraska for $2000.
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Andrew Smith (left), Karla Villatoro, and Mary Liz Jameson day-collecting in the lowland rainforests at Jatun Sacha, Ecuador
July 1998. Photo by Brett Ratcliffe.

Canada. March 1998.
Ecuador. July-August 1998.
Venezuela. June 1999.
Brazil. August 2000.
Europe. May 2001.
Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua. June-July 2002.
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Larval workshop at the University of Nebraska State Museum, August 1999. From the left: Estefanía Micó, Aura Paucar-Cabrera, Federico Ocampo, Gene Hall, Andrew Smith, Mary Liz Jameson, Brett Ratcliffe, Miguel Angel Morón, and Karla Villatoro.
Photo by Cliff Lemen.

Larval Workshop. August 1999.

Phylogenetics Workshop. May 2000.

Biogeography Workshop. May 2002

 

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Karla Villatoro. Graduated December 2000.
M.S. thesis title:
"A Revision of the Genus Trizogeniates (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini)."

 

Photo:  Mary Liz Jameson (left), Karla Villatoro, and Brett Ratcliffe, December 2001. Photo by Gary Smith.

 

Aura Paucar Cabrera, Mary Liz Jameson, Brett Ratcliffe

Aura Paucar-Cabrera. Graduated December 2001. Thesis title: "A Revision of the genus Epectinaspis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini)."

 

Photo:  Mary Liz Jameson (left), Aura Paucar, and Brett Ratcliffe, December 2001. Photo by Federco Ocampo.

 
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Andrew Smith . Graduated May 2002. Dissertation title:
"A Monographic Revision of the genus Platycoelia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini)."

 

Photo:  Brett Ratcliffe, Andrew Smith, and Mary Liz Jameson, August 2002. Photo by Tracey Smith.

 
Katherine Swoboda. Graduated May 2002. Bachelor of Science with Distinction. Honors Thesis title: "Systematics of the New World Valgini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae)."
 
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