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DAVID L. WAGNER

University of Connecticut
Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
U-Box 43, Room 312
75 North Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269-3043

Phone: (860) 486-2139
FAX: (860) 486-6364
E-mail: david.wagner@uconn.edu

Website: http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/people/wagner/


David Wagner

EDUCATION

  • High School: -- June 1974, Peters Township H. S., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • B. S. Degree: -- December 1978, magna cum laude, plant pathology with minor in entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
  • Ph. D. Degree: -- December 1985, Entomology, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • 6/79 to 3/82 & 9/83 to 6/85 -- Graduate Research & Teaching Assistantships, Univ. of California, Berkeley.
  • 10/82 to 9/83 -- Assistant Curator, Essig Museum of Entomology, Univ. of California, Berkeley.
  • 1/86 to 9/86 -- Staff Research Assistant, Univ. of California, Berkeley.
  • 9/86 to 5/87 -- Tilton Fellow, Calif. Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.
  • 5/87 to 9/88 -- Assistant Research Professor of Entomology, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington.
  • 9/88- -- Research Associate, Museum of Comparative Biology, Harvard Univ.
  • 9/88-9/95 -- Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs.
  • 9/95-4/07 -- Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs.
  • 4/07- -- Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs.
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1978.
  • Peiterson Scholarship, Botany Dept., Colo. St. Univ., l978.
  • Earle C. Anthony Fellowship, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1979-80.
  • Regent's Fellowship, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1980-81.
  • Regent's Fellowship, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1981-82.
  • J. A. Comstock Award for outstanding student contributor, Lepidopterists' Soc., 1982.
  • J. A. Comstock Award for outstanding student contributor, Lepidopterists' Soc., Pacific Slope, 1983.
  • Power S. Messenger Memorial Award, Entomology Dept., U.C. Berkeley, 1984.
  • Student Paper Presentation Award, 2nd place, AAAS, Pacific Section, Entomological Symposium sponsored by the Pacific Coast Entomol. Soc., 1984.
  • Elected to Sigma Xi, 1984.
  • Snodgrass Memorial Research Award, Entomol. Soc. Am., 1984
  • Tilton Fellowship, California Academy Sciences, 1986-1987.
  • National Outdoor Book Award for Best Nature Guidebook, 2006
  • David Blick Science Education Award, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, 2007
GRANTS
  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: "Biosystematics of the Hepialus californicus species group (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae), 1982-1985.
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Contract Grants (two): Distribution and taxonomic status of the San Francisco tree lupine moth, 1984-1985.
  • University (of Vermont) Committee on Research & Scholarship: Impact of the conifer swift moth (Lepidoptera; Hepialidae) on high-elevation red spruce forests, 1987-1988.
  • Ernst Mayr Award, 1988.
  • ESEERCO (Empire State Electric Energy Research Cooperative Organization): The conifer swift moth and red spruce decline, 1988-1989.
  • University of Connecticut Research Foundation: The larval morphology, life history, and cladistic relationships of the North American gracillariid genera, 1988-1990.
  • USDA-Forest Service: Effects of Bacillus thuringiensis on non-target Lepidoptera, 1992-1997.
  • The Nature Conservancy and the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife: A captive breeding program for the regal fritillary, 1992-1995.
  • Massachusetts Heritage Program: An invertebrate inventory of southwestern Massachusetts's calcareous fens, 1993-1994.
  • University of Massachusetts: Factors limiting the survival and reproduction of the regal fritillary. 1993-1994.
  • USDA-Forest Service, Impacts of gypsy moth defoliation on native lepidopteran populations, 1994-1995.
  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Survey for the banded bog haunter (Williamsonia lintneri), 1994-1995.
  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Invertebrates of northwestern Connecticut calcareous fens, 1994-1995.
  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, An assessment of the invertebrate fauna of Hopeville Pond State Natural Area, 1996-1997.
  • USDA-Forest Service, Caterpillars of Eastern Forests, 1996-2001.
  • USDA-Forest Service, Effect of Bacillus thuringiensis on herminiine noctuids (Lepidoptera) and other deciduous litter decomposers, 1997-1998.
  • Wildlife Conservation Research Center (The Moore Foundation), Insect fauna of Robins Island, 1997-1998.
  • The Nature Conservancy, Invertebrates of Robbins Swamp and Canaan Mountain areas, 1997-1999.
  • The Nature Conservancy, Invertebrates of Great Mountain Forest, 1999-2000. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, 1998-1999.
  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, The imperiled dragonfly and damselfly fauna of Connecticut, 1999-2002.
  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Insect fauna of Matianuck State Park, 2000-2001.
  • Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, Sand Plain Communities of the Connecticut River Valley, 2000-2003.
  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Dragonfly and Damselfly Surveys, 2001-2003.
  • Discover Life in America and Dollywood Foundation, Lepidoptera Survey of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Moth Blitz, with Brian Scholtens and Emily Jones, 2002, 2004, 2005.
  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Long Island Sound Program, Invertebrates of Connecticut Coastal Strand Communities, 2004-2006.
  • USDA-Forest Service, Caterpillars of Southeastern Forests, 2001- 2006.
  • Biodiversity Science - Experiential Approaches to Enhancing Science Literacy and Numeracy in the Middle School, Teachers of the New Era Project at UConn, 2005-2006.
  • Northeast Utilities, Powerline right-of-ways as critical habitat for bird, bees, and butterflies (with Robert Askins as PI), 2005-2007.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
  • Association for Zoological Nomenclature
  • Sigma Xi
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Society of Systematic Biologists
  • Lepidopterists' Society
  • Willi Hennig Society
  • Michigan Entomological Society
  • Xerces Society
  • New York Entomological Society
SOCIETY INVOLVEMENT
  • Lepidopterists' Society, Executive Council Members-at-large Committee, 1989-1992
  • Entomological Society of America, Standing Committee on the National Science Medal, 1990-1993; Chair 1992-1993
  • Entomological Society of America, Section A Chairman (Systematics, Morphology, and Evolution), Entomological Society of America, 1992-1993
  • Connecticut Entomological Society, Vice-president Elect, 1990-1991.
  • New York Entomological Society, Publications Committee, 1991-
  • Psyche, Associate Editor, Psyche, 1991-
  • Lepidopterists' Society, Karl Jordan Medal Committee Representative, 1992-1995
  • Society of Systematic Biologists, Council Member, 1993-1996
  • Cambridge Entomological Society, President, 1995-1996
  • Lepidopterists' Society, Associate Editor, 1996-
  • Society of Systematic Biologists, Endowment Committee, 1996-1998
  • Entomology Collection Network Steering Committee, 1996-1999
  • Organization for Tropical Studies, Board of Delegates, 1997-
  • Lepidopterists' Society, Vice-President Elect, 2001-2002
  • Discover Life in America, elected Board Member (DLIA is the steering entity for the "All Taxa Biological Inventory," being carried out in the Great Smoky Mtns. Nat. Park), 2001-
  • Discover Life in America, Vice-chair 2004-2007
  • Thomas Say Award Committee, Chair, Entomological Society of America, 2001-2003
  • Wedge Entomological Foundation, elected Director, 2002-
  • Lepidopterists' Society, Membership Committee, 2004-
  • New York Entomological Society, Associate Editor, 2005-
  • Entomological Society of America, Associate Editor for Annuals, 2006-
  • Lepidopterists' Society, Conservation Committee, 2006-
PUBLICATIONS
  • Dissertation:

    Wagner, D. L. 1985. The biosystematics of the Holarctic Hepialidae, with special emphasis on the Hepialus californicus species group. Ph. D. Dissertation. University of California, Berkeley, 395.

  • Books:

    1. Wagner, D. L., V. Giles, R.C. Reardon, and M. L. McManus. 1998. Caterpillars of Eastern Forests. USFS Technology Transfer Bulletin, FHTET-96-34. 113 pp.

    2. Zim, H. S. and C. Cottam revised by J. Latimer, K.S. Nolting, and D. L. Wagner. 2000. The Golden Guide to Insects: A Guide to Familiar American Insects. St. Martin's Press, New York. St. Martin's Press, New York. 160 pp.

    3. Wagner, D. L., D. C. Ferguson, T. L. McCabe, and R. C. Reardon. 2002. Geometroid Caterpillars of Northeastern and Appalachian Forests. USFS Technology Transfer Bulletin, FHTET-2001-10. 239 pp.

    4. Wagner, D. L. 2005. Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History. Princeton University Press. 512 pp.

    5. Jane O'Donnell, L.F. Gall, and Wagner, D.L. (eds.). 2007. The Connecticut Butterfly Atlas. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Hartford, CT. 368 pp.

    6. Wagner, D. L., D. F. Schweitzer, J. B. Sullivan, and R. C. Reardon. Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North American (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). USFS Technology Transfer Bulletin. 670 manuscript pages, >1800 images. In review.

  • Lab Manuals:

    1. Taigen, T., T. Terry, D. Wagner, and E. Jokinen. 1991. Hands On Biology. McGraw-Hill. 189 p.

    2. Terry, T. M., E. Jokinen, D. Wagner, A. Indars, & T. Taigen. 1991. Preparator's Guide to Hands On Biology. McGraw-Hill.

    3. D. Wagner, T. Terry, T. Taigen, and K. Lombard. 2002. Hands On Biology. 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill. 203 p.

  • Refereed Papers:

    1. Reeves, F. B., D. L. Wagner, T. Moorman, and J. Kiel. 1979. The role of endomycorrhizae in revegetation practices in the semi-arid West. I. A comparison of incidence of mycorrhizae in severely disturbed vs. natural environments. Amer. J. Bot. 66:6-13.

    2. Kubo, I., T. Matsumoto, D. L. Wagner, and J. N. Shoolery. 1985. Isolation and structure of hepialone; principal component from male sex scales of Hepialus californicus Bdv. Tetra. Let. 26:563-566.

    3. Wagner, D. L. and S. A. Cameron. 1985. Bombus bifarius foraging at aphid honeydew (Apidae). Pan-Pacific Entomol. 61:266.

    4. Wagner, D. L. 1985. First California record and confirmation of a rosaceous hostplant for Eriocrania (Lepidoptera: Eriocraniidae). J. Lepid. Soc. 39:60-61.

    5. Wagner, D. L. 1985. Biology and description of the larva of Dicymolomia metaliferalis: a case-bearing Glaphyriine (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Lepid. Soc. 39:39-47.

    6. Wagner, D. L. 1987. Elachistidae. pp. 383-85. In F. W. Stehr [ed.], An Introduction to Immature Insects of North America. Kendall-Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, Iowa.

    7. Wagner, D. L. 1987. Hepialidae. pp. 347-349. In F. W. Stehr [ed.], An Introduction to Immature Insects of North America. Kendall-Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, Iowa.

    8. Wagner, D. L. 1987. A new Microcalyptris species from California (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae). Pan-Pacific Entomol. 63:278-283.

    9. Wagner, D. L. and J. A. Powell. 1988. A new Prodoxus from Yucca baccata: first report of a leaf-mining prodoxine (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 81:547-553.

    10. Whitfield, J. B. and D. L. Wagner. 1988. Patterns and host ranges within the parasitoid genus Pholetesor Mason (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Environ. Entomol. 17:608-615.

    11. Wagner, D. L. 1988. The taxonomic status of Korscheltellus Borner, 1925, in North America (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). J. New York Entomol. Soc. 96:345-354.

    12. Wagner, D. L. and N. B. Tindale. 1988. An appraisal of Gazoryctra Hubner (Hepialidae), with the description of a new species from Arizona. J. Lepid Soc. 42:204-212.

    13. McCabe, T. L. and D. L. Wagner. 1989. The biology of Sthenopis auratus (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). J. New York Entomol. Soc. 97:1-10.

    14. Wagner, D. L., D. R. Tobi, B. L. Parker, W. E. Wallner and J. Leonard. 1989. The immature stages and natural enemies of Korscheltellus gracilis (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 82: 717-724.

    15. Wagner, D. L. 1989. Rearing hepialid moths. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 65: 391-396.

    16. DeBenedictis, J. A., D. L. Wagner, and J. B. Whitfield. 1990. Larval hosts of Microlepidoptera of the San Bruno Mountains, California. Atala 16: 14-35.

    17. Wagner, D. L., D. R. Tobi, B. L. Parker, and W. E. Wallner. 1991. Korscheltellus gracilis (Grote): A pest of red spruce and balsam fir roots (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). Can. Entomol. 123: 255-263.

    18. Whitfield, J. B. and D. L. Wagner. 1991. Annotated key to the holarctic genera of Braconidae (Hymenoptera) attacking leafmining Lepidoptera. J. of Nat. Hist. 25: 733-754.

    19. Wagner, D. L. and J. R. Rosovsky. 1991. Mating systems in primitive Lepidoptera, with emphasis on the reproductive behavior of Korscheltellus gracilis (Grote)(Hepialidae). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 102: 277-303.

    20. Wallner, W. E., D. L. Wagner, B. L. Parker, and D. R. Tobi. 1991. Bioecology of the conifer swift moth, Korscheltellus gracilis, tree decline and acidic deposition relationships. pp. 199-204. In Forest Insect Guilds: Patterns of Interaction with Host Trees, Baranchikov et al. (eds.). Abakan, USSR, August 13-17, 1989. General Technical Report NE-153.

    21. Grehan, J. R., B. L. Parker, D. L. Wagner, J. Rosovsky, and J. Aleong. 1992. Seedling root damage by conifer swift moth larvae: a potential factor in high elevation red spruce decline. Forest Science 38:611-622.

    22. Wagner, D. L. and J. K. Liebherr. 1992. Flightlessness in insects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 7: 216-220.

    23. Wagner, D. L. 1992. Alexander Barrett Klots. J. Lepid. Soc. 46: 314-324.

    24. Powell, J. A. and D. L. Wagner. 1993. Is the Microlepidoptera fauna of Santa Cruz Island less depauperate than that of butterflies and larger moths? pp.189-198. In Proceedings from the Third Symposium on the Channel Islands. Santa Barbara Mus. Nat. Hist., Santa Barbara, CA.

    25. Kuenen, L. P. S., D. L. Wagner, W. S. Wallner, and R. Cardé. 1994. Female sex pheromone in Korscheltellus gracilis (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). Can. Entomol.. 126: 31-41.

    26. Labandeira, C. C., D. L. Dilcher, D. R. Davis, and D. L. Wagner. 1994. 97 million years of generic longevity and angiosperm host-association in insects: Paleobiological insights into the meaning of coevolution. Proc. Nat. Acad. 91: 12278-12282.

    27. Landry, J. F. and D. L. Wagner. 1995. Taxonomic review of apple-feeding species of Phyllonorycter (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) in North America. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 97: 603-625.

    28. Reardon, R. C. and D. L. Wagner. 1995. Impact of Bacillus thuringiensis on non-target lepidopteran species in broadleaf forests. pp. 284-292. In Biorational pest control agents: Formulation and delivery. Amer. Chem. Soc. Symp. Series.

    29. Wagner, D. L., J. W. Peacock, J. L. Carter, and S. E. Talley. 1995. The spring caterpillar fauna of oak and blueberry in a Virginia deciduous forest. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 88: 416-426.

    30. Wagner, D. L., J. J. Henry, J. W. Peacock, M. L. McManus, and R.C. Reardon. 1995. Common caterpillars of eastern deciduous forests. USFS Technology Transfer Bulletin, FHM-NC-04-95. 32 pp.

    31. Friedlander, T. P., J. C. Regier, C. Mitter, and D. L. Wagner. 1996. A nuclear gene for higher level phylogenetics: phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase tracks mesozoic-age divergences within Lepidoptera (Insecta). Mol. Biol. Evol. 13: 594-604.

    32. Wagner, D. L., D. M. Simmonds, and M. C. Thomas. 1996 [1995]. Three rare gomphids from the lower Connecticut River. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 103: 334-336.

    33. Wagner, D. L., J. W. Peacock, J. L. Carter, and S. E. Talley. 1996. Field assessment of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki. Environ. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 25: 1444-1454.

    34. Wagner, D. L., M. Wallace, J. Boettner, and J. Elkinton. 1997. Status update and life history studies on the regal fritillary (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). pp. 261-275. In The Ecology and Conservation of Grasslands and Heathlands in Northeastern North America. P. D. Vickery, P. Dunwiddie, and C. Griffin (eds.). Massachusetts Audubon, Lincoln, MA.

    35. Wagner, D. L. and M. C. Thomas. 1999. The odonate fauna of Connecticut. Bull. Amer. Odonatology. 5:59-85.

    36. Litvaitis, J. A., D. L. Wagner, J. L. Confer, M. D. Tarr, and E. J. Synder. 1999. Early-successional forests and shrub-dominated habitats: Land-use artifact or critical community in the northeastern United States? Northeast Wildlife 54: 101-118.

    37. Wagner, D. L., J. L. Loose, T. D. Fitzgerald, J. A. DeBenedictis, and D. R. Davis. 2000. A hidden past: The hypermetamorphic development of Marmara arbutiella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 93: 59-64.

    38. Nielsen, E. S., G. S. Robinson, and D. L. Wagner. 2000. Ghost-moths of the world: A global inventory and bibliography of the Exoporia (Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea)(Lepidoptera). J. Nat. Hist. 34: 823-878.

    39. Hohn, F. M., and D. L. Wagner. 2000. Larval substrates of herminiine noctuids (Lepidoptera), macrodecomposers of leaf litter. Environ. Entomol. 29: 207-212.

    40. Weigmann, B.M., C. Mitter, J. C. Regier, T. P. Friedlander, D. L. Wagner, and E. S. Nielsen. 2000. Nuclear genes resolve Mesozoic-aged divergences in the insect order Lepidoptera. Mol. Phylogen. and Evol. 15: 242-259.

    41. Friedlander, T. P., J. C. Regier, C. Mitter, D. L. Wagner, and E. S. Nielsen. 2000. Evolution of heteroneuran Lepidoptera (Insecta) and the utility of dopa decarboxylase for Cretaceous-age phylogenies. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 130: 1-22.

    42. Wagner, D. L. 2000. The biodiversity of moths, pp. 249-270. In the Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, S. Levin et al. (eds.) Academic Press. San Diego, CA.

    43. Gates, M., J. Heraty, M.Schauff, D.L. Wagner, J. B. Whitfield, and D. Wahl. 2002. Survey of the parasitic Hymenoptera on leafminers in California. J. Hymen. Res. 11: 213-270.

    44. Wagner, D. L., E. W. Hossler, and F. E. Hossler. 2003. The larva of Lytrosis permagnaria (Family Geometridae). J. Lepid. Soc. 57: 107-112.

    45. Wagner, D. L., M. W. Nelson, and D.F. Schweitzer 2003. Early-successional forests and shrubland habitats in the Northeastern United States. J. For. Ecol. Manag. 185: 95-112.

    46. Wagner, D. L., D. C. Ferguson, and J. D. Glaser. 2003. Sclerocona acutella (Eversmann) (Crambidae: Pyraustinae), naturalized along the eastern seaboard. J. Lepid. Soc. 57: 270-273.

    47. Wagner, D. L., D. Adamski, and R. L. Brown. 2004. A new species of Mompha (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae: Momphinae) from buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis L.) with descriptions of the early stages. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 106: 1-18.

    48. Davis, D. R. and D. L. Wagner. 2005. Biology and systematics of the neotropical leaf-mining genus Eucosmophora (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 13: 1-40.

    49. Wagner, D. L., E. W. Hossler, and F. E. Hossler. 2006. Not a tiger but a dagger: The larva of Comachara cadburyi and reassignment of the genus to the Acronictinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). 2006. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 99: 638-647

    50. Rota, J. R, and D. L. Wagner. 2006. Predator mimicry: metalmark moths mimic their jumping spider predators. PLoS ONE 1(1): e45. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000045.

    51. Wagner, D. L. Wagner. 2007. The larva of Cerma Hübner and its enigmatic linkages to the Acronictinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Proceedings Entomological Society of Washington. 109: 198-207.

    52. Wagner, D.L. 2007. Barking up a new tree: Ancient pupation behavior suggests Cerma Hübner is an acronictine noctuid (Lepidoptera). Systematic Entomology. In press.

    53. Wagner, D. L. 2007. Butterfly conservation. pp. 287-307. In J.E. O'Donnell, L. F. Gall, and D. L. Wagner (eds.), Connecticut Butterfly Atlas. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Hartford, CT.

    54. Wagner, D. L. 2007. Studying butterflies in Connecticut. pp. 308-316. In J.E. O'Donnell, L. F. Gall, and D. L. Wagner (eds.), Connecticut Butterfly Atlas. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Hartford, CT.

    55. Scholtens, B. and D.L Wagner. Lepidopteran fauna of the GSMNP. Southeastern Naturalist. In press.

    56. Dyer, L.A., M.S. Singer, J.T. Lill, J.O. Stireman III, G.L. Gentry, R.J. Marquis, R.E. Ricklefs, H.F. Greeney, D.L. Wagner, H.C. Morais, I.R. Diniz, T.A. Kursar, and P.D. Coley. Accepted. Host specificity of Lepidoptera in tropical and temperate forests. Nature. In press.

  • Submitted Publications:

    1. Wagner, D. L., J. R. Rota, and T. L. McCabe. Larva of Abablemma Nye (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hypenodinae) with notes on lichenivory and algivory in Macrolepidoptera. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer.

    2. Wagner, D. L. and J. Ascher. Rediscovery of Epeoloides pilosula (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae) in New England. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc.

    3. Wagner, D. L., N. McFarland, J. D. Lafontaine, and B. Connolly. Early Stages of Miracavira brillians (Barnes) and reassignment of the genus to the Psaphidinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Lepid. Soc.

  • Reviews, Published Abstracts, and Shorter Publications:

    1. Wagner, D. L. 1985. Book Review. Ghost Moths of Southern South America. E. S. Nielsen and G. Robinson. Scandinavian Science Press Ltd., Copenhagen. p. 192. In Bull. Entomol. Soc. Am. 31:50-51.

    2. Wagner, D. L., B. L. Parker and W. E. Wallner. 1987. Red spruce decline in New England: Are swift moths the culprits? Vermont Science 11:1 & 4.

    3. Wagner, D. L. 1990. Phylogenetic relationships and the distribution of reproductive structures and behaviors in the Hepialidae (Lepidoptera: Exoporia). Fourth Intern. Congr. Syst. Evol. Biol. p. 291.

    4. Wagner, D. L. 1991. Book Review. Primitive Ghost Moths. Morphology and Taxonomy of the Australian Genus Fraus Walker (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae s. lat.). E. S. Nielsen and N. P. Kristensen. 206 pp. In J. Lepid. Soc., 45(3):243-244.

    5. Wagner, D. L. 1991. Book Review. Fauna of New Zealand. No. 16, Nepticulidae. H. Donner and C. Wilkinson. p.88. In Annals Entomol. Soc. Amer. 85:105-106.

    6. Wagner, D. L. 1991. Book Review. The Moths of Australia. I. F. B. Common. 505 pp. In Quart. Rev Biol. 66:499.

    7. Liebherr, J. K. and D. L. Wagner. 1992. Flightlessness: A reply. 7:421.

    8. Wagner, D. L. 1993. Donald Paul Frechin. Obituary. J. Lepid. Soc. 47:83-84.

    9. Wagner, D. L. 1993. More on collecting and endangered species: A reply to Ziegler. Lepid. News. Number 4, 1993, pp. 99-100.

    10. Wagner, D. L. and J. W. Peacock. 1993. Preliminary results of Bacillus thuringiensis field studies in Rockbridge County, Virginia. pp. 112-113. In Proceedings USDA Interagency Gypsy Moth Research Forum 1993. General Technical Report NE-179.

    11. Peacock, J. W., D. L. Wagner, and D. F. Schweitzer. 1993. Impacts of Bt on non-target Lepidoptera. Newsl. Mich. Entomol. Soc., 38:1,4-5.

    12. Peacock, J. W., D. L. Wagner, D. F. Schweitzer, and S. E. Talley. 1993. pp.10-12. Impacts of Bt on non-target Lepidoptera. Proceedings Combined Meeting NE Forest Pest Council and 25th Annual NE Forest Insect Work Conference, Latham, NY.

    13. Wagner, D. L. Book Review. 1994. Caterpillars. Ecological and Evolutionary Constraints on Foraging. N. E. Stamp & T. M. Casey. 587 pp. In N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 102:122-124.

    14. Peacock, J. W., D. L. Wagner, D. F. Schweitzer, S. E. Talley, R. C. Reardon, N. R. Dubois, and J. L. Carter. 1994. pp. 77-80. Impacts of Bt on non-target Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the 1993 National Gypsy Moth Review. Harrisburg, PA.

    15. Wagner, D. L., J. L. Carter, J. W. Peacock, and S. E. Talley. 1994. A field assessment of the effects of Bacillus thuringiensis on non-target Lepidoptera, pp. 84-85, In Proceedings USDA Interagency Gypsy Moth Research Forum 1994. General Technical Report NE-188.

    16. Wagner, D. L. 1995. Rearing regals for reintroduction: Playing the odds but still losing ground. American Butterflies 3(2):19-23.

    17. Wagner, D. L. and J. C. Miller 1995. Must butterflies die for the gypsy moths' sins? American Butterflies 3(3):19-23.

    18. Carter, J. L., D. L. Wagner, and R. M. Muzika. 1996. The effect of two applications of Bacillus thuringiensis on non-target Lepidoptera. USDA Interagency Gypsy Moth Research Forum. General Technical Report. Abstract.

    19. Wagner, D. L. 1996. Connecticut River. Argia 8:3.

    20. Wagner, D. L. & M. C. Thomas. 1996. Odonate husbandry. Argia 8:18-19.

    21. Wagner, D. L. & M. C. Thomas. 1996. Big days on the big river. Ode News 3:6-8.

    22. Wagner, D. L. 2000. Book Review. Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbook for Zoology. Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta. N. P. Kristensen (ed.). 491 pp. In Quart. Rev Biol. 75: 65.

    23. Conniff, R. & D. L. Wagner. 2000. Save Connecticut's Bug Life Before It Vanishes. (1200 word editorial.) The Hartford Courant, 2 May 2000.

    24. Wagner, D. L., D. Paulson, P. Naskrecki, C. Esquivel, and A. Ramirez. 2001. Dragonflies and damselflies of La Selva, Costa Rica, Website. Argia 13:12-13.

    25. Wagner, D. L. 2001. Las granjas de marisposas: un colorido ejemplo de manejo sustentable. In. Elementos de Conservación Biológica: Perspectivas Latinoamericanas. R Primack, R. Rozzi, P. Feinsinger, R. Dirzo, and F. Massardo (eds.) Fondo de Cultura Económica, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico. pp. 267-268.

    26. Wagner, D. L. Book Review. 2002. Enjoying Moths. R. Leverton. In Quart. Rev Biol. 77: 72.

    27. Wagner, D. L. Comments on the proposed precedence of Nymphulinae Duponchel, 1845 over Acentropinae Stephens, 1835 (Insecta, Lepidoptera). BZN 59: 38-39.

    28. Wagner, D. L. and B. Scholtens. 2002. Lepidoptera blitz nets 860 and counting. ATBI Quarterly. 3:6-8.

    29. Wagner, D. L. 2002. Ghost moth. Knoxville News Sentinel. October 2002.

    30. Wagner, D. L. and B. Scholtens. 2002. Great Smoky Mountains lep blitz. Lepid. News. 44: 110-112.

    31. Wagner, D. L. and B. Scholtens. 2003. Great Smoky Mountains lep blitz. Southeastern Biology. 50: 26-28. (reprinted from ATBI Quarterly 3:6-8, 2002).

    32. Wagner, D.L. 2004. Intertwined fates. Review of Tangled Trees. Phylogeny, Cospeciation, and Coevolution edited by Roderic D.M. Page. In Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 19: 291-292.

    33. Glaudas, X. and D.L. Wagner, D. L. 2004. Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus (Eastern Cottonmouth). Diet. Herpetological Review - Natural History Notes. 35: 272.

    34. Wagner, D. L and B. Scholtens. 2004. 2004 moth and butterfly blitz. ATBI Quarterly. 5 (Spring): 4.

    35. Wagner, D. L. 2004. Results of the Smokies 2004 Lepidoptera blitz . ATBI Quarterly. 5: 6-7.

    36. Wagner, D. L. 2005. 2004 moth and butterfly blitz. Southeastern Biology. 52: 39-41. (Reprinted from ATBI Quarterly 5:4).

    37. Wagner, D. L. 2005. Butterfly attack. ATBI Quarterly. 6 (Spring): 6.

    38. Thomas, M. C. and D. L. Wagner. 2005. Connecticut Highlights - 2004. Ode News 12: 4-6.

    39. Thomas, M. C. and D. L. Wagner. 2005. Connecticut's Rare and Endangered Odonates. Ode News 12: 6.

    40. Wagner, D. L. 2006. Book Review. Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 2: Morphology, Physiology, and Development. Handbook for Zoology. Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta. R. Leverton. In Quart. Rev Biol. 81: 70-71.

    41. Wagner, D. L. 2006. A precautionary tale about rarity: On the larva and life history of Lithophane joannis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). ATBI Quarterly. 7: 3.

    42. Wagner, D. L. 2006. Another view of recreational collecting. News Lepid. Soc. 48: 7, 9.

    43. Wagner, D. L. 2006. A precautionary tale about rarity: On the larva and life history of Lithophane joannis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Lepid. Soc. 60: 174-176.

    45. Thomas, M. C. and D. L. Wagner. Connecticut Highlights - 2005. Ode News. 13(1): 4-5.

    46. Wagner, D.L. 2006. The ESA weighs in on the ESA. Entomol. Soc. Amer. Newsletter. September 29(9): 1.

    47. Wagner, D. L. and K. Langdon. 2006. Sourwood defoliation by Lettered Sphinx (Deidamia inscripta) in southern Appalachians (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). J. Lepid. Soc. 60: 230-232.

    48. Wagner, D. L. and J. Rota. 2006. Evasive prey mimicry in a tropical tortricid? News Lepid. Soc. 48: 115.

    49. Wagner, D. L. 2007. Emerald ash borer threatens ash-feeding Lepidoptera. News Lepid. Soc. 49: 10-11.

    50. Wagner, D.L. 2007. Cascading consequences of introduced and invasive species on imperiled invertebrates. 18th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Gypsy Moth and Other Invasive Species. Annapolis, MD.

    51. Wagner, D. L. The insects traprock ridges. Contributed section to "A Guide to the Traprock Ridges of Connecticut," Penelope Sharp. Misc. Publ. of Conn. Dept. Environ. Protection. In press.

    52. Wagner, D. L. 2007. A beetle's last stand. Hartford Courant. Op.-ed. Sunday 15 April, 2007.

  • Electronic Publications:

    1. Caterpillars of Eastern Forests: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/2000/cateast/cateast.htm

    2. Dragonflies and Damselflies of La Selva, Costa Rica: http://ghostmoth.eeb.uconn.edu/laselvadragons/

    3. The Moths of La Selva, Costa Rica: http://ghostmoth.eeb.uconn.edu/moths/

    4. The Odonata Fauna of Connecticut: http://ghostmoth.eeb.uconn.edu/dragons/

    5. Caterpillars in North America: http://pick4.pick.uga.edu/mp/20q?act=x_checklist&guide=Caterpillars

Updated: 27 July, 2007

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