Courtney Laboratory

Outcomes

At least five graduate students have been involved in our studies of the aquatic insects at Khao Yai. Although identification and description of some taxa continues, the project already has led to the discovery of many new species and resulted in several publications:

Peer-reviewed publications

Curler, G.R. and G.W. Courtney. A revision of the world species of the genus Neotelmatoscopus Tonnoir (Diptera: Psychodidae). Systematic Entomology 34: 63-92.

Curler, G.R., J. Phasuk, J. Chanpaisaeng and G.W. Courtney. 2006. A new species of Horaiella Tonnoir (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Thailand. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 108: 519-524.

Jacobson, A.J., J. Phasuk, J. Chanpaisaeng and G.W. Courtney. 2006. The net-winged midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae) of Khao Yai National Park, Thailand, with description of a new species of Blepharicera Macquart. Aquatic Insects 28: 67-78.

Petersen, M.J. and G.W. Courtney. 2010. Landscape heterogeneity and the confluence of regional faunas promote richness and structure community assemblage in a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Insect Conservation 14: 181-189.

Phasuk, J., J. Chanpaisaeng, P.H. Adler and G.W. Courtney. 2005. Chromosomal and morphological taxonomy of larvae of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Thailand. Zootaxa 1052: 49-60.

Phasuk, J., J. Chanpaisaeng and G.W. Courtney. 2004 (2006). A preliminary report of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. Thai Journal of Agricultural Science 37: 109-117.

Rozkosny, R. and G.W. Courtney. 2005. New records of Ptecticus species from Thailand including description of a new species (Stratiomyidae, Diptera). Acta Zoologica. Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 51: 343-348.

Vitheepradit, A. and R. W. Sites. 2007. A review of Ptilomera (Heteroptera: Gerridae) in Thailand, with descriptions of three new species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 100: 139-151.

Vitheepradit, A., R.W. Sites, H. Zettel and Y.C. Man. 2003. Review of the Hydrometridae (Heteroptera) of Thailand, with distribution records. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 51: 197-223

Theses completed

Curler, G. 2005. A review of the moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) of northern Thailand, with revision of world species of the genus Neotelmatoscopus Tonnoir (Psychodinae: Telmatoscopini). M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University.

Damrak, K. 2004. Biodiversity of the Plecoptera from Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Entomology, Kasetsart University.

Petersen, M.J. 2008. A systematic investigation of the crane fly subfamily Limoniinae (Tipuloidea: Limoniidae). Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University.

Phasuk, J. 2005. Diversity of lotic Diptera from Khao Yai National Park, with emphasis on the taxonomy, ecology and cytogenetics of black flies (Simuliidae). Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Entomology, Kasetsart University.

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