Entomology Projects


Ramos, Christina (2010) Survey of Dominican Cockroaches


Hurd, Sarah (2014) A Survey of Collembola on Dominica

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Benavides, Lucille, E.C. Chaves, Jeremiah Dye, and Edith Kretsch (2000) Comparison of Beetle Diversity Between the Canopy and Ground in a Secondary Rainforest on Dominica

Blackburn, Hannah J. (2011) Is Hexanchorus caraibus (Coquerel) Associated with highly Oxygenated Water (Coleoptera: Elmidae)?

Bridgegam, Sean (2002) Cabrits Beetle Display

Coulter, Priscilla (1998) Observation of Bioluminescence in Pyrophorus pellucens

Dinh, Thuong (Emily) Nguyen (2012) The Effectiveness of 2-Litre Bottle Light Traps in Collecting Aquatic Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) and Other Aquatic Insects on the Island of Dominica, W.I.

Kretsch, Edith (2000) Courtship Behavior of Ignelater luminosus

Marable, Seth, White Wolman, Sean Bridegam, Mike Police, and John Schwarzlose (2002) Beetle Diversity at Three Locations on Dominica Estimated by Traps in Canopy and Ground Malaise Traps

Martin, Laura, Karl Roeder, Christina Ramos, and Charlotte Ellis (2006) Plant Host Specificity of Leaf Beetles

Newman, Kara, Roxanne Ramirez, Alba Mejorado, Alyssa Mann, and Hannah J. Blackburn (2011) Sampling the Beetle Fauna of Dominica in 2011

Reyes, Nadia (2010) A Photographic Field Guide to the Coleoptera of Dominica, W.I.

Vilaythong, Alex (2001) Beetle Diversity at Various Heights in the Canopies


Reyes, Nadia, and Vanessa Lee (2010) Behavioral and Morphological Observations if Ignelater luminosus in Dominica


Kohut, Morgan (2007) A Study of Riffle Beetle Behavior in the Checkhall River (Coleoptera: Elmidae)

Shaw, Lakeisha (2009) Observations on Riffle Beetle (Hexanchorus caraibus) Behavior and Associated Insects


Callahan, Robin Nicole, Sydney Beth Jones, and Shelby Kerrin Kilpatrick (2015) Light Signal Preference of Robopus lutzi (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) in Primary Rainforest in the Commonwealth of Dominica

Kerekgyarto, Michael (2002) Behavior of Male Ignelator luminosus


Crider, Andrew Ryan, Bryant Andrew McDowell, and Kristin Rainosek (2014) A Survey of Scarabaeoidea on Dominica

Diptera (True Flies)

Beach, Devin M. (2012) An Analysis of the Succession Pattern of Diptera Attracted Throughout Stages of Carrion Decomposition

Cammack, Jonathan A. (2006) A Survey of the Necrophilus Diptera on the Island of Dominica

Dietze, Kiara (2019) Effect of Sunlight Versus Shade on the Magnitude of Presence of Forensically Important Species of Diptera in Northeastern Trinidad

McNeal, Rachel (2019) Habitat Preference of Forensically important Diptera in Toco, Trinidad, WI

Sotelo, Liana, Young “Rovin” Jo, and Danielle Restuccia (2013) Diptera Survey on the Island of Dominica

Uriostigui, Jessica (2019) Survey of Forensically Important Flies Present at Different Heights in Toco, Trinidad, West Indies


Ramirez, Roxanne (2011) The Biology of Blephariceridae in Dominica

Calliphoridae (Blowflies)

Akers, Lindsay (2017) Survey of Necrophagous Diptera Species Abundance and Diversity at Springfield Station, Commonwealth of Dominica

Owings, Charity (2009) A Comparative Survey of Calliphorid Attraction to Microbe-Laden and Antibiotic Treated Beef Liver

Culicidae (Mosquitoes)

Adams, Van (2015) Investigation of Possible Breeding Sites of Culex quinquefasciatus

Bowman, Amanda (2014)_ Survey of Mosquito Population of Dominica by Use of Larval Rearing

Mann, Alyssa (2011) Survey of Mosquitoes and Larvae in Dominica, W.I.

Moreira, Sidia (2002) Survey of Aedes Mosquitoes in Dominica, W.I.

Null, Sarah (2005) Survey of the Breeding Habits of Mosquitoes at Springfield Research Station, Dominica

Tarrand, Chris (2014) Mosquito Feeding Periodicy in an Isolated, Domesticated Environment

Thomas, Anchal (2017) Comparison of Culicidae Present in Phytotelmata versus Stream Pools and General Survey of Culicidae at Springfield Station


Roeder, Karl (2006) Infestation Rates of Drosophila melanogaster in Tropical Mangos on the Island of Dominica from may 25th to June 9th 2006

Streblidae (Bat flies)

Bradshaw, Mattie, Devon Eldrige, and Audry Holstead (2017) Streblidae Association with Different Bat Species and Genders

Dinh, Thuong (Emily), Sarah Henderson, Catherine Saenz, Xanthe Shirley, and Juliet Vallejo (2012) Host Specificity of the Bat Flies (Diptera: Streblidae) of Dominica, West Indies

Hunter, Devra, Robin Reinhardt, Debbie Scott, and Alex Vilaythong (2001) Analysis of Ectoparasites of Dominican Bats

Sweny, Jason (2003) Analysis of Streblid Flies on Dominican Bats

Hemiptera (True Bugs)

Garcia, Cassandra J. (2009) A Survey of the Hemiptera Fauna on the Island of Dominica

Shirley, Xanthe (2012) A Photographic Dichotomous Key to the Families of Auchenorrhyncha of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Aleyrodidae (Blackflies)

Gibbens, Randy, Karen Price, an Christine Springer (1998) The Incidence of Citrus Blackfly on Citrus Grown in the Wild and in Banana Groves

Aphididae (Aphids)

Mejorado, Alba (2011) Rates of Parasitization of Toxoptera citricida, the Brown Citrus Aphid, in Dominica

Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)

Catanach, Therese A. (2006) A Survey of Leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) on Dominica, WI

Catanach, Therese A., and Jonathan A. Cammack (2006) A Survey of Fulgoroid Planthoppers (Hemiptera) on Dominica, WI

Gerridae (Water Striders)

Keiser, Amy (2016) Water Velocity Preferences of Water Striders (Hemiptera: Gerridae) in Dominica

Lygaeidae (Milkweed Bugs)

Alvarado, Kathryn (2019) Seed Preference of Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus) (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) in Trinidad


Hymenoptera (Bees, Ants, and Wasps)

Decker, Thomas (2003) A Preliminary Study of the Effectiveness of Various Traps for the Capture of Non-Formicid Hymenoptera

Evans, Andrew (2015) Survey of Aquatic Hymenopotera of Three Locations in Dominica, W.I.

Lee, Vanessa (2010) A Photographic Survey of Dominican Aculeate Hymenoptera

Morris, Brendon (2008) An Initial Survey of the Heteropteran and Auchenorrhynchan Fauna of ATREC and Surrounding Areas

Sutton, Jessi, Angel Chappell, and Caitlin Grant (2011) A Survey of Galls & Leaf Miners in Dominica, West Indies

Wells, William (2003) Biodiversity of non-Formicid Hymenoptera

Formicidae (Ants)

Benavides, Lucille H. (2000) A Diversity Study of Leaf Litter Ants of The Primary and Secondary Forests of Dominica

Chavez, Eduardo C. (2000) Survey and Comparison of the Ant Fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Secondary Forest and Severely Impacted Regions of Dominica

Dye, Jeremiah (2000) Tree Climbing as a Means of Studying Arboreal Ant Populations

Ethridge, Erich (2017) A Survey to Assess Mites Associated with Dominican Ants

Ethridge, Erich and Samuel Shook (2017) Survey of Insect Biodiversity in Arboreal and Ground Habitats on the Island of Dominica

Graf, Andrew (2015) A Survey of Odontomachus sp. and General Observations of Nesting Preferences on the Island Nation of Dominica in the West Indies

Shook, Samuel Ryan (2017) Evaluation of the Diet of Odontomachus spp. on the Island of Dominica

Talbert, Clint (1998) Foragin Behavior of the Odontomachus Ants on Dominica

Zindler, Catherine (1999) The Relationship Between the Ponerine Ants and the Nasutiform Termites on the Island of Dominica

Apocrita (Wasps)

Brady, Cheryl (1998) Determining the Habitat of an Aquatic Wasp in the Check Hall River


Kilpatrick, Shelby Kerrin (2015) A Survey of Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apiformes) Biodiversity in Dominica, Lesser Antilles

Sphecidae (Wasps)

Callahan, Robin Nicole (2015) Survey of Sphecidae on the Island of Dominica W.I.

Henderson, Sarah (2012) Nesting Behavior of Sphecidae on Dominica

Mullins, Patricia, and Eric Tate (2007) An Initial Survey of the Relationship Between Figs and Fig Wasps on the Island of Dominica, W.I.

Rainosek, Kristin (2014) Chalcidoid Diversity Amongst Different Habitats on the Island of Dominica

Isoptera (Termites)

Marable, Seth (2002) Field Guide to Ants that Live in Wood and Within Termite Mounds of Springfield Research Station

Sutton, Jessi (2011) A Study of the Relative Random/Non-Random Distribution of Termitaria Found in Dominica

Zindler, Catherine (1999) The Relationship Between the Ponerine Ants and the Nasutiform Termites on the Island of Dominica

Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)

Alander, Kerstin (2013) Survey on the SuperFamily Pyaloidea and Their Relatives in the Wet Secondary Rainforest on the Island of Dominica

Bedgood, Tasha (2001) Field Guide to the Butterflies of the Springfield Plantation

Guerrero, Marisa (2019) Field Comparison of Artificial Light on Moths (Lepidoptera) in Trinidad

Manago, D’Angela, Jennifer Munse, and Kayla Sagebiel (2006) A Study of Butterfly-Flower Associations on Dominica

Mendez, Alejandra (2013) Foraging of Host Plants by Butterflies on Dominica, Lesser Antilles

Miedema, Jessica (2003) Foraging Habits and Frequencies and Eurema venuste

Morrison, Jennifer (2002) Exhibit of Dominican Moths Found at Springfield Plantation

Powell, Stephen (2008) A Survey of the Order Lepidoptera on the Island of Dominica

Skeeles, Angela (2000) Patterns of Moth Diversity in Dominica Secondary Rainforest


Grant, Caitlin (2011) A Photographic Field Guide to the Sphingidae at the Archbold Tropical Research and Education Centre

Hranitsky Lindsey (2009) A Survey of the Family Sphingidae in Springfield, Dominica


Padilla, Sierra (2013) Dispersion of a Common Mantis Species on Dominica


Newman, Kara (2011) A Photographic Field Guide to the Neuroptera of Dominica, West Indies

Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)

Loftis-Peavy, Vanessa (2009) A Photographic Field Guide to the Odonata of Dominica

Restuccia, Danielle (2013) A Study of Territoriality in Dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera) on the Island of Dominica, West Indies

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)

Ellis, Charlotte (2006) Katydids of Dominica

Saenz, Catherine (2012) Survey of Orthoptera in Dominica, W.I.

Sotelo, Liana (2013) Survey of Calling Behavior of Orthoptera Species at Springfield, Dominica


Bejcek, Justin (2014) Study of Thysanopteran Distribution Among Different Flower Species Around Springfield Research Station, Dominica

Insect/Arthropod Surveys, Multiple Species

Adams Dayvion (2016) A Survey of Nidicolous Arthropods Found in Abandoned Vertebrate Nests in Dominica, West Indies

Bowman, Amanda, Justin Bejeck, and Christopher Tarrand (2014) A Survey of Ectoparasite Populations Found on Poultry on Dominica

Bock, Jennifer (1999) Census of Insects and Arachnids Present in Ginger Flowers on Dominica

Brady, Cheryl, Marsha Reimer, Emily Towers, and Laura Worsham (1998) Comparative Analysis of Water Quality Based on Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Chambless, Luke (2016) Hexapod Diversity of Dominican Monocotyledonous Plants in the Families Heliconiaceae and Zingiberaceae in Relation to Elevation

Collins, Ryan Selking, Van Adams, Andrew Evans, and Andrew Graf (2015) Observations of Ectoparasites on Bats at Different Dominican Locations

Cooper, Colton (2016) A Survey of Arthropod Pests and IPM Strategies of Archbold Tropical Research and Education Center in Dominica, W.I.

Cooper, Colton, Amy Keiser, and Luke Chambless (2016) Survey of Pest Arthropods in and Around Urban Structures in Roseau, Dominica, and IPM Strategies to Control Pest Arthropods

Crider, Andrew Ryan (2014) Survey of Trees for Examination of Habitat Preference in Tree-Dwelling Insects on Dominica

Fann, Lauren (2015) Surveying the Microhabitat of Larvae in Heliconia caribaea and Glomeropitcairnia penduliflora at Different Elevations

Goebel, Brent (2016) Comparison of Flowering Plant Diversity and Insect Diversity at Varying Elevations Across Dominica, West Indies

Israel, Sarah (2000) Ectoparasites on Bats in Dominica

McDowell, Bryant (2014) Diversity of Insects and Related Arthropods in Springfield, Dominica, Attracted to Carrion Baited Flight and Pitfall Traps

Morris, Brendan, Kristen Rodriguez, and Stephen Powell (2008) A Survey of the Aquatic insects Collected Using Malaise Traps Along the Checkhall River and Respective Tributaries

Mullins, Patricia (2007) A Survey of Insects Living In Heliconia wagneriana and Heliconia rostrata on the Island of Dominica, W.I.

Nessner, Caitlin E. (2009) A survey of insects inhabiting the invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla verticillata on the island of Dominica, W.I.

Nessner, Caitlin, Cassandra Garcia, Vanessa Loftis-Peavy, and Charity Owings (2009) A Survey of the Aquatic Insects of Dominica

Springer, Christine M. (1998) The Diversity of Life in Heliconias and Bromiliads

Tinder, Amanda C. (2012) A Survey of Aquatic Organisms Living in Water in Heliconia wagneriana and Tillandsia utriculata on the Island of Dominica

Warriner, Laurie and Alyssa Kubiak (1998) Ectoparasites of Dominican Bats in Springfield

Weizer, Jessica, Devin Beach, Lorilyn Seyler, Amanda Tinder, and Thea Martinez (2012) Survey of Auchenorryncha Found in Malaise Traps on the Island of Dominica

Wood, Michelle (2008) Biodiversity of Arthropods in the Canopy at the Archbold Tropical Research and Education Center

Trapping Methods

Crocker, Ashton V. (2004) Design and Use of a Harp Trap for Assessment of Resident Microchiropteran Species and Associated Ectoparasites at Stinking Hole, Dominica

Mohr, Rachel (2003) Arthropod Capture Technique Comparison and Analysis

Ross, Stephen (2007) Comparison of Stephen’s Light Trap against Malaise Traps

Acari (Ticks and Mites)

Camp, Caitlin (2015) Survey of Nosema and Varroa Mites in Dominican Apiaries

Crews, Emily (2013) Survey of Ticks on Reptilian Hosts on the Island of Dominica, West Indies

Garcia-Lozano, Alan, Brittany Rocha, and Joshua Santelises (2012) Tick-Transmitted Babesia in Cattle on the Island of Dominica

Goebel, Brent, and Taylor Wenner (2016) A Survey of Nosema spp. and Varroa destructor mites in honey bee (Apis mellifera) Colonies Throughout Western Dominica Apiaries

Jones, Sydney (2015) Habitat Distribution of Mites (Acari) on Anolis oculatus and Anolis cristatellus (Squamata: Polychrotidae) in the Commonwealth of Dominica

Kamilar, Victoria (2019) An Evaluation fo the Hart Ticks (Ixodidae) Infecting Cane Toads (Rhinella marina) in northeastern Trinidad

Manago, D’Angela (2006) A Survey of the Mites on Anolis oculatus in Dominica

Tate, Eric (2007) Ticks of Dominica and Evaluation of Current Treatments in Place

Araneae (Spiders)

Ladigo, Amanda (2008) A Photographic Field Guide to the Spiders of Dominica, West Indies

Selking, Ryan (2015) A Comparison of Spider Family Diversity on Vegetation Between Primary Rainforest and Secondary Rainforest

Ward, Lauren (2007) Habitat Specificity of Selected Spiders of Dominica

Opiliones (Harvestmen)

Arguello, Sadie (2019) Fluorescent Properties of Neotropical Harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones) of Trinidad

Diplopoda (Millipedes)

Collins, Catherine (2015) A Field Guide to Dominican Millipedes by Order

Peredo, Angie (2007) Millipedes: An Examination of the Different Orders on the Island of Dominica

Seyler, Lorilyn (2012) A Photographic Field Guide to the Millipedes of Dominica by Order

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