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Recent and Select Publications

  • Cognato, A.I. 2015. Biology, systematics, and evolution of Ips. Pp. 351-370. In: Vega, F.E. and R.W. Hofstetter (Eds). Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species. Elsevier Inc., San Diego.
  • DeMarco, B.B. and A.I. Cognato. 2015. Phylogenetic analysis of Aphaenogaster supports the resurrection of Novomessor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, in press.
  • Hulcr, J., T.H. Atkinson, A.I. Cognato, B.H. Jordal, and D.D. McKenna. 2015. Morphology, Taxonomy and Phylogenetics of Bark Beetles. Pp. 41-84. In: Vega, F.E. and R.W. Hofstetter (Eds) Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species. Elsevier Inc., San Diego [peer reviewed]
  • Jordal, B.J., S.M. Smith, and A.I. Cognato. 2014. Classification of weevils as a data-driven science: leaving opinion behind. Zookeys, 439: 1-18.
  • Olson, R.L.O., R.E. Farris, N.B. Barr, and A.I. Cognato. 2014. Molecular identification of Trogoderma granarium (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) using the 16s gene. Journal of Pest Science, 87:701-710.
  • Smith, A.D., J.S. Wilson, and A.I. Cognato. 2014. The evolution of Batesian mimicry within the North American Asidini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Cladistics, DOI: 10.1111/cla.12101.
  • Stilwell, A.R., S.M. Smith, A.I. Cognato, M. Martinez, W. Flowers. 2014. Coptoborus ochromactonus, n. sp. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), an emerging pest of cultivated balsa (Ochroma pyramidale) in Ecuador. Journal of Economic Entomology, 107: 675-683.
  • Avtzis, D.N. and A. I. Cognato. 2013. Phylogeography and population dynamics of Curculio elephas Gyll. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), a weevil pest of sweet chestnut, Castanea sativa Mill., in Greece. Journal of Pest Science 86: 491-497.
  • Cognato, A.I. 2013a. Electroborus brighti, n.gen. & n.sp.: the first Hylesinini bark beetle described from Dominican amber (Curculionidae: Scolytinae). The Canadian Entomologist, 145: 501-508. 
  • Cognato, A.I. 2013b. Molecular phylogeny and taxonomic review of Premnobiini Browne 1962 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 1: 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2013.00001 
  • Cognato, A.I. and M.F. O’Brien. 2013. The Woodlouse Hunter occurs in Michigan (Araneae: Dysderidae: Dysdera crocata C.L. Koch 1838). The Great Lakes Entomologist 46: 238-239.
  • Cognato, A.I., R.A. Rabaglia, and N. Vandenberg. 2013. Another Asian ambrosia beetle, Xyleborinus artestriatus (Schedl) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) newly found in North America. The Pan– Pacific Entomologist 89: 27-31. 
  • Olson, R.L.O., G.L. Parsons, and A.I. Cognato. 2013. Commercial sex-pheromone lures facilitate collection of skin and carpet beetles (Dermestidae) in natural and urban environments. The Coleopterists Bulletin 67: 370-376.
  • Smith, S.M. and A. I. Cognato. 2013. A new species of Scolytus and taxonomic changes regarding Neotropical Scolytini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 67: 547-556.
  • Dole, S.A., B.H. Jordal, and A.I. Cognato. 2009. Polyphyly of Xylosandrus Reitter inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, in review. Data Sets (.zip)
  • Cognato, A.I. and J.H. Sun. 2007. DNA based cladograms augment the discovery of a new Ips species from China (Coleoptera: Curculionidae:Scolytinae). Cladistics 23: 539-551. 
  • Hulcr J., Beaver R., Dole S., Cognato A. 2007: Cladistic review of xyleborine generic taxonomic characters (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Systematic Entomology. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365 3113.2007.00386.x) Full text, figures
  • Cognato, A.I. 2006. [invited review] Standard percent DNA sequence difference for insects does not predict species boundaries. Journal of Economic Entomology, 99:1037-1045.
  • Usener, J.L. and A.I. Cognato. 2006. Phylogenetic review of desert firefly taxonomic characters (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Microphotus ). Insect Systematics and Evolution 37: 71-80. Nexus files: morphologymorphology and molecular
  • Gillespie, J.J., Cannone, J.J., Gutell, R.R., & Cognato, A.I. 2004. A Secondary Structural Model of the 28S rRNA Expansion Segments D2 and D3 from Rootworms and Related Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; Galerucinae). Insect Molecular Biology. Alignment file: HTML or text
  • Damgaard, J. and A. I. Cognato, 2003. Sources of character conflict in a clade of water striders (Heteroptera: Gerridae). Cladistics 19: 512–526 Full-text PDFClustalX guide treeNexus file
  • Cognato, A.I. and A.P. Vogler. 2001. Exploring data interaction and nucleotide alignment in a multiple gene analysis of Ips (Coleoptera: Scolytinae). Systematic Biology 50:758-780. 
  • Cognato, A.I. 2000. Phylogenetic analysis reveals new genus of Ipini bark beetle (Scolytidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93: 362-366. 


  • Smith, S.M. and A.I. Cognato. 2014. A taxonomic monograph of Nearctic Scolytus Geoffroy (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Zookeys 450:1-182. 
  • Hulcr, J. and A.I. Cognato. 2013. Xyleborini of New Guinea: taxonomic monograph. Thomas Say Publications in Entomology: Monographs. The Entomological Society of America, Annapolis, MD. 176 pp. 
  • Smith, S.M. and A.I. Cognato. 2010. A Revision of Camptocerus Dejean (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Insecta Mundi 148: 1-88. 
  • Dole, S.A. and A.I. Cognato. 2010. Monographic revision of Xylosandrus Reitter (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 61(4): 451-545.