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Richard A.B. Leschen

 

 
 

Curator of Department of Coleoptera
New Zealand Arthropod Collection

 

Taxonomic specialization:

 
Staphylinidae, Nitidulidae

 

ADDRESS:

New Zealand Arthropod Collection
Landcare Research
Invertebrate Systematics, Private Bag 92 170
Mt. Albert Road
Mt. Albert, Auckland
New Zealand
Tel.: +64 9 815 4200 ext. 7031 (work)
+64 9 849 6323 (home)
Fax: 64 9 849 7093
E-mail: LeschenR@landcareresearch.co.nz

leschenr@landcare.cri.nz
Internet: http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biodiversity/antarctica/html/beetles.html

DATE AND
PLACE
OF BIRTH:

 
 February 10, 1961
 Newport (Arkansas, U.S.A.)


TOTAL OF PUBLICATIONS: over 50

TOTAL LIST OF PUBLICATIONS:

Leschen, R.A.B. 2002. Erotylidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cucujoidea): Phylogeny and Review (Part 1). Fauna of New Zealand, Maanaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand. (in press).

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & A. F. Newton. 2002. Larval description, adult feeding behaviour, and phylogenetic placement of Megalopinus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Coleopterists Bulletin (submitted).

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & B. E. Rhode. 2002. A New Genus and Species of Large Extinct Ulodidae (Coleoptera) from New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist (in press).

 

Kuschel, G. & R.A.B. Leschen. 2002. Phylogeny of the Belinae. In: Kuschel, G. Nemonychidae, Belidae, Brentidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cuurculionoidea). Fauna of New Zealand, Maanaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand. (submitted).

 

Marra, M.J., Smith, E.G.C., Shulmeister, J. and R. Leschen. 2002. Late Quaternary climate change in the Awatere Valley, South Island, New Zealand using a maximum likelihood envelope method on fossil beetle data. Quaternary Science Reviews (submitted).

 

Leschen, R.A.B., M. Bullians, B. Michaux, and K-J Ahn. 2002. Baeostethus chiltoni, a subantarctic liparocephaline (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae): A pangean relic or recent immigrant? Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 32:189-201.

 

Bousquet, Y. & R.A.B. Leschen. 2002. Description of a new genus of Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) from northern North America. Coleopterists Bulletin 56:291-298

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 2001. A new genus of Cryptosomatulini (Coleoptera: Cryptophaginae). New Zealand Entomologist 24: 7-9.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & R. G. Beutel. 2001. Pseudotracheal tubes, larval head, and mycophagy in Sepedophilus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Tachyporinae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 39: 25-35.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & S. Bowestead. 2001. Synonymical notes for Corylophidae and Cryptophagidae. Coleopterists Bulletin 55: 312-316.

 

Carlton, C. E. & Leschen, R.A.B. 2001. Species in sympatry: Pselaphotheseus of Campbell Island (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 29:287-393.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 2000. Beetles feeding on bugs (Coleoptera, Hemiptera): repeated shifts from mycophagous ancestors. Invertebrate Taxonomy 14: 917-929.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & C.E. Carlton. 2000. A new species of Micropsephodes from Southern United States (Coleoptera: Endomychidae: Anamorphinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 54: 232-238.

 

Kuschel, G., R. A.B. Leschen & E. Zimmerman. 2000. Platypodidae under scrutiny (Coleoptera: Curuclionidae: Scolytinae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 14: 771-805.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 2000. Pseudoliodini of New Zealand (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Leiodinae). New Zealand Entomologist, 22: 33-44.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1999. Systematics of Convex Nitidulinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae):

Phylogenetic Relationships, Convexity, and the Origin of Phallalophagy. Invertebrate Taxon 13: 845-882.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & P. Wegrzynowicz. 1998. Generic catalogue and taxonomic status of Languriidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Annales Zoologici 48: 221-243

 

Kirejtshuk, A. G. & R. A.B. Leschen. 1998. Review of the Thalycra Complex (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Nitidulinae) with three new genera and notes on mycophagy. Annales Zoologici 48: 253-273.

 

Bermingham, E., A. Coates, G. Cruz, L. Emmons, R. Foster, R. Leschen, G. Seutin, S. Thorn, W. Wcislo, and B. Werfel. 1998. Geology and terrestrial flora and fauna of Cayos Cochinos,

Honduras. Revista de Biologa Tropical 46:15-37.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1997. The Empocryptus-group (Languriidae: Toraminae) and a new

genus associated with a lepidopteran cocoon. Coleopterists Bulletin 51:303-

318.

 

Skelley, P.E., R.A.B. Leschen & J.V. McHugh. 1997. A revision of Lybanodes Gorham, 1888 (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Tritominae). Annales Zoologici 47:33-48.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1996. Phylogeny and revision of the genera of Cryptophagidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Kansas Science Bulletin 55:549-634.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1996 (1994). Parental investments and larval behavior of mycophagous Coleoptera. Folia Entomologica Mexicana. 92:9-19.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & C.E. Carlton. 1996. Slime-production in mycophagous Nitidulidae (Coleoptera) including a new species of Eusphaerius. Journal of Natural History 30:1861-1873.

 

Carlton, C.E. & R.A.B. Leschen. 1996. New species, distributional notes and systematics of Eutrichites (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 122:161-173.

 

Carlton, C.E., R.A.B. Leschen & P.W. Kovarik. 1996. Predation on adult blow flies by a Chilean hister beetle. Coleopterists Bulletin 50:154.

 

Zablotny, J. E. & R.A.B. Leschen. 1996. Two new genera of flightless Languriidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) from the Australo-Pacific. Coleopterists Bulletin 50:382-390.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & I. Lobl. 1995. Phylogeny of Scaphidiinae with redefinition of tribal and generic limits (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Suisse Revue de Zoologie 102:425-474.

 

Ashe, J.S. & R.A.B. Leschen. 1995. Cajachara carltoni, a new genus and species of rove beetle (Coleoptera Staphylinidae Aleocharinae) from an Ecuadorean paramo. Tropical Zoology 8:85-93.

 

Yanega, D. & Leschen, R.A.B. 1994. Beetles associated with bee nests (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Chiapis, Mexico, with descriptions of the immature stages of Vanonus balteatus Werner (Coleoptera: Aderidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 48:355-360.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & B. Cutler. 1994. Cuticular Calcium in adult beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 87:918-921.

 

Lobl, I. & R.A.B. Leschen. 1994. Anogenius clypealis (Coleoptera: Pterogeniidae), a new genus and species from Malaysia. Entomological Problems 25:53-57.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1994. Fungal host use in two species of Derodontus (Coleoptera: Derodontidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 48:126-130.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & C.E. Carlton. 1994. Three new species and a distributional record of Pocadius (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Tropical Zoology 7:209-216.

 

Wcislo, W.T., R.L. Minkley, R.A.B. Leschen, & S. Reyes. 1994. Phenology and rates of

parasitism by natural enemies of a solitary bee, Dieunomia triangulifera (Vachal) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae, Nomadinae, Mutilidae; Diptera: Bombyliidae, Conopidae; Coleoptera: Rhipiphoridae). Sociobiology 23:265-273.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & C.E. Carlton. 1993. Debris cloaking in Endomychidae: a new species from Peru (Coleoptera). Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 109:35-51.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1991. Fiber formation and pupal cocoon spinning in Platydema (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae; Diaperinae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 62:237-238.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1991. Behavioral observations on the myrmecophile Fustiger knausii (Coleoptera: Pselaphidae; Clavigerinae). Entomological News 102:215-222.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & J.F. Lawrence. 1991. Fern sporophagy in Coleoptera from the Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile, with descriptions of two new genera in Cryptophagidae and Mycetophagidae. Systematic Entomology 16:327-352.

 

Skelley, P., M.A. Goodrich, & R.A.B. Leschen. 1991. Fungal host records for Erotylidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of America north of Mexico. Entomological News 102:57-72.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1990. Tenebrionoid/Basidiomycete relationships and comments on the evolution of fungal monophagy. Kansas Science Bulletin 54:165-177.

 

Leschen, R.A.B., I Lobl, & K. Stephan. 1990. Review of the Ozark Highland Scaphisoma (Coleoptera: Scaphidiidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 44:274-294.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1988. Pallodes austrinus, a new species of Nitidulidae (Nitidulinae) with discussions on Pallodes mycophagy. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 96:452-458.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1988. The natural history and immatures of Scaphisoma punctatum (Coleoptera: Scaphidiidae). Entomological News 99:225-232.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1988. Observations on Tetratoma truncorum LeConte (Coleoptera:

Tetratomidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 42:338.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & R.T. Allen. 1988. Immature stages, life histories, and feeding mechanisms of three Oxyporus spp. (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxyporinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 42:321-333.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & C.E. Carlton. 1988. Immature stages of Endomychus biguttatus Say (Coleoptera: Endomychidae) with observations on the alimentary canal. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 61:321-327.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & C. D. Steelman. 1988. Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebriondae) adult and larval mouthparts. Entomological News 99:221-224.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & R.T. Allen. 1987. Range extension and biology of Endomychobius flavipes (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Entomological News 98:186-188.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & S.J. Taylor. 1987. Notes on the biology and distribution of Aradus robustus (Hemiptera: Aradidae) Entomological News 98:183-185.

 

 

 

Books and Chapters ( )

 

Lawrence, J. F. & R. A.B. Leschen. 2002. Review and phylogenetic placement of

Lamingtoniidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Pp. XX. In: Coleoptera Systematics: Collected Papers Honoring the Retirement of Ivan Lobl (G. Cuccodoro & R. A.B. Leschen, eds.). (in press).

 

Leschen, R.A.B. , J. F. Lawrence, G. Kuschel, S. Thorpe, & Q. Wang. 2002. Insecta:

Coleoptera: Genera of New Zealand. Gordon, D.P. (ed.) 2002: The New

Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity: A Species 2000 Symposium Review.

Canterbury Press, Christchurch. (in press).

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 2002. Chapter 66. Derodontidae LeConte 1861. pp. 221-223. In:

Arnett, R. H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). American

Beetles. Volume 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 2002. Chapter 72. Trogositidae Latreille 1802. pp. 263-266. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). American Beetles. Volume 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & P. Skelley. 2002. Chapter 85. Cryptophagidae Kirby 1837. pp. 338-342. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). American Beetles. Volume 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & P. Skelley. 2002. Chapter 86. Languriidae Wiedmann 1823. pp. 343-347. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). American Beetles. Volume 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Skelley, P. & R.A.B. Leschen. 2002. Chapter 92. Endomychidae Leach 1815. pp. 366-370. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). American Beetles. Volume 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Bowstead, S. & R.A.B. Leschen. 2002. Chapter 94. Corylophidae LeConte 1852. pp. 390-394. XX. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). American Beetles. Volume 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1999. Origins of symbiosis: phylogenetic patterns of social insect inquilinism in Cryptophagidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Pp. 85-101. Entomological Contributions in Memory of Byron Alexander (G. W., Byers, R.H. Hagen, and R. W. Brooks, eds). University of Kansas Natural History Museum Special Publication 24.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. & J. S. Ashe. 1999. New species, phylogenetic placement, and mammal associations of Loberopsyllus (Languriidae: Xenoscelinae). Pp. 171-177. Entomological Contributions in Memory of Byron Alexander (G. W., Byers, R.H. Hagen, and R. W. Brooks, eds). University of Kansas Natural History Museum Special Publication 24.

 

Schaefer, C.W. & R.A.B. Leschen (Editors). 1993. Functional Morphology of Insect Feeding. Proceedings, Thomas Say Publications, ESA, Lanham.

 

Leschen, R.A.B. 1993. Evolutionary patterns of feeding in selected Staphylinoidea (Coleoptera): shifts among food textures. pp. 59-104. In: Functional Morphology of Insect Feeding (C.W. Schaefer & R.A.B. Leschen, eds). Proceedings, Thomas Say Publications, ESA, Lanham.


Last updated: September 20, 2002