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Publications
  • Ahn, K.J., M.J. Jeon, and M.A. Branham. 2010. Phylogeny, Biogeography and Stepwise Evolutionary Transition of Micro Seashore Habitat in the Liparocephalini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Cladistics, 26: 344-358.

  • Archangelsky, M. and M.A. Branham. 2001. Description of the Last Larval Stage and Pupa of Pyropyga nigricans (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), and Comparison with Larvae of Other Known Photinini Genera. Can. Ent., 133: 1-10. PDF PDF reprint

  • Archangelsky, M and M.A. Branham. 1998. Description of the preimaginal stages of Pyractomena borealis (Randall, 1838) (Coleoptera, Lampyridae) and notes on its biology. Proc. Wash. Ent. Soc., 100(3): 421-430. PDF PDF reprint

  • Beucke, K. and P. Choate. 2009. Notes on the feeding behavior of Mycotrupes lethroides (Westwood) (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae), a flightless North American beetle. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 63(2): 228-229. PDF PDF reprint

  • Bocak, L., M.A. Branham and R. Kundrata. 2010. Drilidae. in R.G. Beutel & R.A.B. Leschen, (eds.) Handbuch der Zoologie, Band IV Arthropoda: Insecta, Teilband 39, Evolution and Systematics. Waltyer de Gruyter, Berlin. p. 104-109. PDF PDF reprint

  • Branham, M.A. 2015. Beetles (Coleoptera) of Peru: A survey of the families. Lampyridae. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 88(2): 248-250.

  • Branham, M.A. 2010. Plastoceridae. in R.G. Beutel & R.A.B. Leschen, (eds.) Handbuch der Zoologie, Band IV Arthropoda: Insecta, Teilband 39, Evolution and Systematics. Waltyer de Gruyter, Berlin. p. 103-104. PDF PDF reprint

  • Branham, M.A. 2010. Lampyridae. in R.G. Beutel & R.A.B. Leschen, (eds. Handbuch der Zoologie, Band IV Arthropoda: Insecta, Teilband 39, Evolution and Systematics. Waltyer de Gruyter, Berlin. p. 141-147. PDF PDF reprint

  • Branham M.A. 2006. The fireflies of the Fernanado de Zayas Collection, Havana, Cuba with notes on their taxonomic status (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 60(1): 49-52. PDF PDF reprint

  • Branham, M.A. 2005. Firefly Communication. in M. Licker, E. Geller, J. Weil, D. Blumel, A. Rappaport, C. Wagner, and R. Taylor, (eds.) The McGraw-Hill 2005 Yearbook of Science and Technology, McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, NY. p.110-112, [Solicited Contribution]. PDF PDF reprint

  • Branham M.A. 2004. Glow-worms, railroad-worms, Coleoptera: Phengodidae. UF/IFAS Featured Creatures. EENY-332. PDF PDF reprint

  • Branham, M.A. 2003. A New Technique for Collecting Glowworm Fireflies (Lampyridae). Coleopterist Bulletin, 57(1): 114-115. PDF PDF reprint

  • Branham, M.A. 1993. A New Eastern Record for Cypherotylus californicus Lacordaire in the United States (Coleoptera: Erotylidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 47(1): 81-82.

  • Branham, M.A. and M. Archangelsky. 2000. Description of the Last Larval Instar and Pupa of Lucidota atra, (G.A. Oliver, 1790) (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), with a Discussion of Abdominal Segment Homology Across Life Stages. Proc. Wash. Ent. Soc., 102(4): 869-877. PDF PDF reprint

  • Branham, M.A., R.A. Broadley and J.W. Wenzel. 2003. Bioluminescence in Insects. in M. Licker, E. Geller, J. Weil, D. Blumel, A. Rappaport, C. Wagner, and R. Taylor, (eds.) The McGraw-Hill 2003 Yearbook of Science and Technology, McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, NY. p.33-36, [Solicited Contribution]

  • Branham, M.A. and M.D. Greenfield. 1996. Flashing males win mate success. Nature, 381: 745-746. PDF PDF reprint Branham & Wenzel, 2002

  • Branham, M.A. and J.W. Wenzel. 2003. The Origin of Photic Behavior and the Evolution of Sexual Communication in Fireflies (Coleoptera: Elateroidea). Cladistics, 19(1): 1-22. PDF PDF reprint

  • Branham, M.A. and J.W. Wenzel. 2001. The Evolution of Bioluminescence in Cantharoids (Coleoptera: Elateroidea). Florida Entomologist, 84(4): 565-586. PDF PDF reprint

  • Bybee, S.M., Q. Hansen, S. Busse, H.M. Cahill Wightman, and M.A. Branham. 2015. For consistency's sake: the precise use of larva, nymph and naiad within Insecta. Systematic Entomology, 40(4): 667-670.

  • Bybee, S.M., J.M. Zaspel, K.A. Beucke, C.H. Scott, B.W. Smith, and M.A. Branham. 2010. Are molecular data supplanting morphological data in modern phylogenetic studies? Systematic Entomology, 35: 2-5. PDF PDF reprint

  • Bybee, S.M. and M.A. Branham. 2008. Scanning rocks for data. American Entomologist, 54(2): 214-217. PDF PDF reprint

  • Bybee, S.M., T.H. Ogden, M.A. Branham, and M.F. Whiting. 2008. Molecules, morphology and fossils: a comprehensive approach to odonate phylogeny and the evolution of the odonate wing. Cladistics, 24: 477-514. PDF PDF reprint

  • Bybee, S.M., S.D. Taylor, C.R. Nelson, and M.F. Whiting. 2004. A Phylogeny of Robber Flies (Diptera: Asilidae) at the Subfamilial Level: Molecular Evidence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 30(3): 789-797 PDF PDF reprint

  • Bybee, S.M. 2005. Odonata. UF/IFAS Featured Creatures. EENY-355. English version, French version Spanish version
  • Costa et al., 2006
  • Cannings, R.A., M.A. Branham and R.H. McVickar. 2010. The light-producing Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) of British Columbia. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia, 107: 33-41.

  • Costa, C., S.A. Vanin, J.F. Lawrence, S. Ide and M.A. Branham. 2010. Brachypsectridae. in R.G. Beutel & R.A.B. Leschen, (eds.) Handbuch der Zoologie, Band IV Arthropoda: Insecta, Teilband 39, Evolution and Systematics. Waltyer de Gruyter, Berlin. p.47-54.

  • Costa, C., S.A. Vanin, J.F. Lawrence, S. Ide, and M.A. Branham. 2006. Review of the Family Brachypsectridae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea). Annals Ent. Soc. Amer., 99(3): 1-24. PDF PDF reprint

  • DeSalle, R., M.A. Branham, P. O'Grady, and J. Gatesy. 2003. The Evolution of HomC Homeoboxes in the Dipteran Family Drosophilidae. Insect Molecular Biology, 12(4): 345-351. PDF PDF reprint

  • Dunford, J.C., M.A. Branham, and J.M. Leavengood Jr. 2008. Additional notes on aposematic insects at Archbold Biological Station, Florida, with comments on the arrival of the invasive lovebug, Plecia nearctica Hardy. Journal of Entomological Science, 43(3): 337-343.PDF PDF reprint

  • Hall, D.W. and M.A. Branham. 2008. Aggregation of Calopteron discrepans (Newman) (Coleoptera: Lycidae) Larvae Prior to Pupation. Florida Entomologist, 91(1):124-125.

  • Hall, D.W. and M.A. Branham. 2007. The banded net-winged beetle, Calopteron discrepans (Newman). UF/IFAS Featured Creatures. EENY-413. reprint

  • Hoebeke, E.R. and K. Beucke. 1997. Adventive Onthophagus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in North America: geographic ranges, diagnoses, and new distributional records. Entomol. News., 108: 345-362.

  • Homziak, N.T., H. Hopkins, and K.B. Miller. 2015. A Revision of the genus Heteranassa Smith, 1899 (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Erebinae, Ophiusini). ZooKeys, 527: 31-49.

  • Igley, S.J., S.M. Bybee, K.J. Tennessen, M.F. Whiting, and M.A. Branham. 2012. Life on the fly: Phylogenetics and evolution of the helicopter damselflies (Odonata: Pseudostigmatidae). Zoologica Scripta, 41(6): 637-650.

  • Jeng, M., M.A. Branham and M.S. Engel. 2011. A second species of Oculogryphus (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), with notes on the phylogenetic affinities of the genus. ZooKeys 97: 31-38.

  • Jeng, M.-L., M. A. Branham, and P.-S. Yang. 2006. Revision of the Neotropical Genus Roleta (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Insect Syst. Evol., 37: 227-239. PDF PDF reprint Lingafelter & Nearns, 2006

  • Kawashima, I., J.F. Lawrence and M.A. Branham. 2010. Rhagophthalmidae. in R.G. Beutel & R.A.B. Leschen, (eds.) Handbuch der Zoologie, Band IV Arthropoda: Insecta, Teilband 39, Evolution and Systematics. Waltyer de Gruyter, Berlin. p.135-140. PDF PDF reprint

  • Lawrence, J.F., I. Kawashima and M.A. Branham. 2010. Elateriformia Incertae Sedis. in R.G. Beutel & R.A.B. Leschen, (eds.) Handbuch der Zoologie, Band IV Arthropoda: Insecta, Teilband 39, Evolution and Systematics. Waltyer de Gruyter, Berlin. p.162-177. PDF PDF reprint

  • Lingafelter, S.W. and E.H. Nearns. 2006. Rediscovery and redescription of the remarkable Phoenicus sanguinipennis Lacordaire (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Trachyderini) from the Dominican Republic. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 60(3): 199-206. PDF PDF reprint

  • Luk, S.P.L, S.A. Marshall and M.A. Branham. 2011. The fireflies of Ontario (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). The Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 16, 2 June 2011, reprint

  • Martin, G.J., M.A. Branham, M.F. Whiting, and S.M. Bybee. 2017. Total evidence phylogeny and the evolution of adult bioluminescence in fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107: 56-575.

  • Martin, G.J., N.P. Lord, M.A. Branham, and S.M. Bybee. 2015. Review of the firefly visual system (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) and evolution of the genes underlying color vision (opsins). Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 15(3): 513-526.

  • Micheli, C.J. and E.H. Nearns. 2005. Two new species of Plectromerus Haldeman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the West Indies. Zootaxa, 1028: 23-36. PDF PDF reprint

  • Nearns, E.H. 2006. A checklist of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) holdings of the Fernando de Zayas Collection, Havana, Cuba. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 60(1): 53-57. PDF PDF reprint

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

  • Nearns, E.H. and M.A. Branham. 2005. A new species of Plectromerus Haldeman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Dominican amber with notes on the fossil Plectromerus tertiarius Vitali. Zootaxa, 1088: 17-24. PDF PDF reprint

  • Nearns, E.H., Branham, M.A., and S.M. Bybee. 2006. Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) types of the Fernando de Zayas Collection, Havana, Cuba. Zootaxa, 1270: 1-17. PDF PDF reprint

  • Nearns, E.H., M.A. Branham, N.G. Rodriguez, and I. F. Garcia. 2005. Curius punctatus (Fisher), new combination (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Curiini). Insecta Mundi, 19(3): 172. PDF PDF reprint

  • Nearns, E.H. and A.M. Ray. 2006. A new species of Curius Newman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Venezuela with notes on sexual dimorphism in the genus. Zootaxa, 1256: 49-57. PDF PDF reprint

  • Nearns, E.H. and W.E. Steiner. 2006. A new species of Plectromerus Haldeman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Navassa Island, Greater Antilles. Zootaxa, 1163: 61-68. PDF PDF reprint

  • Nearns, E.H. and R.H. Turnbow. 2005. First record of Plectromerus exis Zayas in the Dominican Republic (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Insecta Mundi, 19(3): 158. PDF PDF reprint

  • Oba, Y., M.A. Branham and T. Fukatsu. 2011. Terrestrial luminous animals in Japan. Zoological Science, 28(11): 771-789. reprint

  • Scott, C.H. and M.A. Branham. 2012. A preliminary phylogeny of the lichen moth tribe Lithosiini (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) based on morphological characters. Insect Systematics and Evolution, 43: 321-369.

  • Svenson, G.J. and M.A. Branham. 2007. Photinini LeConte, 1881 (Insecta, Coleoptera) and Photininae Giglio-Tos, 1915 (Insecta, Mantodea): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 64(4): 1-9. PDF PDF reprint

  • Thancharoen, A., Ballantyne, L.A., Branham, M.A., Jeng, M.L. 2007. Description of Luciola aquatilis sp. nov., a new aquatic firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae) from Thailand. Zootaxa, 1611: 55-62. PDF PDF reprint

  • Venette, R.C., E.E. Davis, M. DaCosta, J.M. Zaspel, H. Heisler, and M. Larson. 2003. Exotic insect pests of fruit and field crops: pest risk assessments for the cooperative agriculture pest survey. CAPS: PRA.

  • Wappes, J.E., R.F. Morris, E.H. Nearns, and M.C. Thomas. 2006. Preliminary checklist of Bolivian Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). Insecta Mundi, 20(1-2): 1-45. PDF PDF reprint

  • Woodley, N.E. and 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. PDF PDF reprint

  • Zaspel, J.M., S.J. Weller and M.A. Branham. 2011. A comparative survey of proboscis morphology and associated structures in fruit-piercing, tear feeding, and blood-feeding moths in the subfamily Calpinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Zoomorphology, 130: 203-225.

  • Zaspel, J.M. and M.A. Branham. 2008. World Checklist of Tribe Calpini (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Calpinae). Insecta Mundi, 0047: 1-15. PDF PDF reprint

  • Zaspel, J.M. and M.A Hoy. 2008. Comparison of short-term preservation and assay methods for the molecular detection of Wolbachia in the Mediterranean flour moth Ephestia kuehniella. Florida Entomologist, 91(3): 494-497. PDF PDF reprint

  • Zaspel, J.M. and S.J. Weller. 2006. Review of generic limits of the tiger moth genera Virbia Walker and Holomelina Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Arctiinae) and their biogeography. Zootaxa, 1159: 1-68. PDF PDF abstract

  • Zaspel, J.M., V.S. Kononenko, and P.Z. Goldstein. 2007. Another Blood Feeder? Experimental Feeding of a Fruit-Piercing Moth Species on Human Blood in the Primorye Territory of Far Eastern Russia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Calpinae). Journal of Insect Behavior, 20: 437-451. PDF PDF reprint

 
 

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