• Dial, DT, KM Weglarz, AO Aremu, N Havill, TA Pearson, GR Burke, CD von Dohlen (2021). Transitional genomes and nutritional role reversals identified for dual symbionts of adelgids (Aphidoidea: Adelgidae). The ISME Journal (in press).
  • Rodriguez, J., S. Bank, C. Waichert, C. D. von Dohlen and J. P. Pitts (2021). Around the world in 10 million years: Rapid dispersal of a kleptoparasitoid spider wasp (Pompilidae: Ceropales). Journal of Biogeography. Online early.


  • Mier Durante, M. P., J. Ortego, C. D. von Dohlen and J. M. N. Nafría (2020). A further contribution to the knowledge of Uroleucon species (Hemiptera, Aphididae) living on Adesmia (Fabaceae) in southern South America, with description of a new species from Chile. Zootaxa 4748(3):8.

  • Waichert, C, Wilson, JS, Pitts, J, von Dohlen, CD. (2020) Phylogenetic species delimitation for the widespread spider wasp Ageniella accepta (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), with new synonyms. Insect Systematics & Evolution 51(3): 532-549.
    DOI: 10.1163/1876312X-00002207


  • Nieto Nafría, JM, CD von Dohlen, P. Brown, P. Mier Durante, J. Ortego, S. López Ciruelos, M. Licht (2019) Three new species of the genus Neuquenaphis (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Spicaphidinae) from southernmost South America. Zootaxa (in press).
  • Ren Z,  von Dohlen CD, Dikow RB, Su X,Wen J. 2019. Congruent phylogenetic relationships of Melaphidina aphids (Aphididae: Eriosomatinae: Fordini) according to nuclear and mitochondrial DNA data with taxonomic implications on generic limits. PLOS ONE 14(2): e0213181
  • Nieto Nafría, JM, CD von Dohlen, Moreno-Gonzalez, V., Ortego J., & P. Mier Durante (2019). The species of Uroleucon (Hemiptera: Aphididae) living on Adesmia (Fabaceae) in Argentina, with the description of a new species. Zootaxa, 4555(4): 561–572.


  • Weglarz, KM, N Havill, GR Burke, CD von Dohlen. 2018. Partnering with a pest: genomes of hemlock woolly adelgid symbionts reveal atypical nutritional provisioning patterns in dual-obligate bacteria. Genome Biology and Evolution 10:1607–1621. 
  • Ren, Z, Su, X, Gexia, Q, von Dohlen, CD, Wen, J. 2018. Nurudea zhengii Ren and Qiao, a new species of the Rhus gall aphids (Aphididae, Eriosomatinae, Fordini) from Eastern China. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 50(6): 2087-2092.DOI:
  • Waichert, C., W. D. Colombo, C. D. von Dohlen and J. P. Pitts (2018). Taxonomic contributions to Ageniella Banks, 1912 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) from Brazil. Zootaxa 4403(1): 133-153. DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4403.1.8


  • von Dohlen, CD, U Spaulding, KB Patch, KM Weglarz, RG Foottit, N Havill, GR Burke. 2017. Dynamic acquisition and loss of dual-obligate symbionts in the plant-sap-feeding Adelgidae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aphidoidea). Frontiers in Microbiology 8:1-15. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01037.
  • Mech, A. M., S. J. Harper, N. P. Havill, C. D. von Dohlen and G. R. Burke. 2017. Ecological factors influencing the beneficial endosymbionts of the hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae). Insect Science. doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12514
  • Rodriguez, J., C. Waichert, C. D. von Dohlen and J. P. Pitts. 2017. The geological record and phylogeny of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): A revision of fossil species and their phylogenetic placement. PLOS ONE 12(10): e0185379.


  • Nieto Nafría, JM, J Ortego, CD von Dohlen, MP Mier Durante, S García-Tejero, SI López Ciruelos, P Fuertes Fernández. 2016. Las especies de Aphis (Hemiptera, Aphididae) que viven sobre Adesmia (Fabales, Fabaceae) en Argentina y Chile, con cuatro especies nuevas. [Species of Aphis (Hemiptera, Aphididae) living on Adesmia (Fabales, Fabaceae) in Argentina and Chile, with four new species]. Boletín de l’Asociación española de Entomología 40:351-391.
  • Rodriguez, J, JP Pitts , A Florez, JE Bond, CD von Dohlen (2016). Molecular phylogeny of Pompilinae (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): Evidence for rapid diversification and host shifts in spider wasps. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94 (Pt A): 55-64.
  • Rodriguez, J, C Waichert, CD von Dohlen, G Poinar Jr, Pitts JP. (2016). Eocene and not Cretaceous origin of spider wasps (Pompilidae): fossil evidence from amber. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 61(1): 89–96.


  • Hardy, NB, DA Peterson, CD von Dohlen. 2015. The evolution of life cycle complexity in aphids: ecological optimization or historical constraint? Evolution 69(6): 1423-1432.
  • Waichert, C, J Rodriguez, CD von Dohlen, JP Pitts. 2015. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): redefining subfamily boundaries and the origin of the family. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175: 271-287.
  • Waichert, C., von Dohlen CD, Pitts, JP (2015). Resurrection, revision and molecular phylogenetics of Eragenia Banks with implications for Ageniellini systematics (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Systematic Entomology 40(2): 291-321.
  • Rodriguez J, Pitts JP, von Dohlen CD, Riddle B. 2015. Historical biogeography of the widespread spider wasp tribe Aporini (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of Biogeography 42(3), 495-506.


  • Rodriguez J, Pitts JP, von Dohlen CD, Wilson JS. 2014. Müllerian mimicry as a result of codivergence between velvet ants and spider wasps. PLoS ONE 9:e112942.
  • Rodriguez J, von Dohlen CD, Pitts JP. 2014. Assessing species boundaries and sex-associations in the genus Drepanaporus (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), with comparison of the utility of cytochrome c oxidase I and a nuclear molecular marker, and the description of a new species of Drepanaporus. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107:709-720.


  • von Dohlen, C.D., U. Spaulding, K. Shields, N. Havill, C. Rosa, & K. Hoover. 2013. Diversity of proteobacterial endosymbionts in hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) from its native and introduced range. Environmental Microbiology 15: 2043-2062.
  • Husnik F., Nikoh N., Koga R., Ross, L., Duncan, R. P., Fujie, M., Tanaka, M., Satoh, N., Bachtrog, D., Wilson, A. C., von Dohlen, C. D., Fukatsu, T., McCutcheon, J. P. 2013. Horizontal gene transfer from diverse bacteria to an insect genome enables a tripartite nested mealybug symbiosis. Cell 153: 1567-1578.
  • Nováková, E, V. Hypša, J. Klein, R.G. Foottit, C.D. von Dohlen & N. A Moran. 2013. Reconstructing phylogeny of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) using DNA of the obligate symbiont Buchnera aphidicola. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68: 42-54.
  • Ren Z, Zhong Y, Kurosu U, Aoki S, Ma E, von Dohlen CD and Wen J. 2013. Historical biogeography of Eastern Asian–Eastern North American disjunct Melaphidina aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Eriosomatinae) on Rhus hosts (Anacardiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1146-1158.
  • Teulon, D.A.J., M.A.W. Stufkens, G.M. Drayton, H.E.L. Maw, I.A.W. Scott, S.R. Bulman, M. Carver, C.D. von Dohlen, V.F. Eastop, R.G. Foottit. 2013. Native aphids of New Zealand —diversity and host associations. Zootaxa 3647 (4): 501–517.
  • Mier Durante, M.P., R. Foottit, C.D. von Dohlen, & J. Ortego. 2013. First American records of Aphis intybi (Hemiptera: Aphididae) with notes on two other related adventive species in Argentina. Florida Entomologist 95(4): 1154-1162.


  • Wilson, J.S., K.A. Williams, M. L. Forister, C.D. von Dohlen & J.P. Pitts. 2012. Repeated evolution in overlapping mimicry rings among North American velvet ants. Nature Communications 3:1272.
  • Wilson, J.S., C.D. von Dohlen, M.L. Forister & J.P. Pitts. 2012. Family-level divergences in the stinging wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata), with correlations to angiosperm diversification. Evolutionary Biology 1-7.
  • Williams, K.A., D.G. Manley, M. Deyrup, C.D. von Dohlen & J.P. Pitts. 2012. Systematic review of the Dasymutilla monticola species-group (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae): using phylogenetics to address species-group placement and sex associations. Zootaxa 3554: 1–29.
  • Pilgrim, E.M. & C.D. von Dohlen. 2012. Phylogeny of the dragonfly genus Sympetrum (Odonata: Libellulidae). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 3:281-295.
  • Pike, K.S., G. Graf, R.G Foottit, C.D. von Dohlen, J. Harpel, A. Pantoja, S. Emmert, A.M. Hagerty. 2012. Eriosomatine aphids (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Eriosomatinae) associated with moss and roots of conifer and willow in forests of the Pacific Northwest. The Canadian Entomologist 144:555-576.
  • Waichert, C., Rodriguez, J., C.D. von Dohlen, & J.P. Pitts. 2012. Pompilidae of the Dominican Republic: Pepsinae and Pompilinae. Zootaxa 3353:1-47.


  • McCutcheon, J.P. & C.D. von Dohlen. 2011. An interdependent metabolic patchwork in the nested three-way symbiosis of mealybugs. Current Biology 21:1366-1372.
  • Williams, K.A., D.G. Manley, E.M. Pilgrim, C.D. von Dohlen, & J.P. Pitts. 2011. Multifaceted assessment of species validity in the Dasymutilla bioculata species group (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). Systematic Entomology 36:180-191.


  • Rodriguez, J., C.D. von Dohlen, & J.P. Pitts. 2010. The genus Psorthaspis (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) in Colombia. Caldasia 32:435-441.
  • Peccoud J., J.C. Simon, C. von Dohlen, A. Coeur d’acier, M. Plantagenest, F. Vanlerberghe-Masutti, & E. Jousselin. 2010. Evolutionary history of aphid-plant associations and their role in aphid diversification. Comptes Rendus Biologies 333:474-487.
  • Brammer, C. & C.D. von Dohlen. 2010. Morphological phylogeny of the diverse fly family, Stratiomyidae (Diptera). Zoologica Scripta 39:363-377.
  • Pitts, J.P., J.S. Wilson, & C.D. von Dohlen. 2010. Evolution of the nocturnal Nearctic Sphaeropthalminae velvet ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) driven by Neogene orogeny and Pleistocene glaciation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56:134-145.


  • von Dohlen, C.D. 2009. Aphid molecular systematics: History, progress and prospects. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Aphids, Catania, Sicily, June 2009. Redia 92:39-45.
  • Wilson, J.S., J.P. Pitts, & C.D. von Dohlen. 2009. Lack of variation in nuclear genes among isolated populations of the sand dune restricted bee, Colletes stepheni (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 82:316-320.


  • Foottit,R.G., H.E.L. Maw, C.D. von Dohlen, & P.D.N. Hebert. 2008. Species identifications of aphids (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae) through DNA barcodes. Molecular Ecology Resources 8:1189-1201.
  • Pilgrim, E.M., C.D. von Dohlen, & J.P. Pitts. 2008. Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies. Zoologica Scripta 37:539-560.
  • Pilgrim, E.M. & C.D. von Dohlen. 2008. Phylogeny of the Sympetrinae (Odonata: Libellulidae): further evidence of the homoplasious nature of wing venation.  Systematic Entomology 33:159-174.


  • Pilgrim, E.M. & C.D. von Dohlen. 2007. Molecular and morphological study of species-level questions within the dragonfly genus Sympetrum (Odonata: Libellulidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 100:688-702.
  • Havill, N.P., R.G. Foottit, & C.D. von Dohlen. 2007. History of life cycle evolution and host plant associations of the Adelgidae (Insecta: Hemiptera) inferred from molecular phylogenetics.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 357-370.
  • Brammer, C.A. & C.D. von Dohlen. 2007. Evolutionary history of Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera): the molecular phylogeny of a diverse family of flies.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43:660-673.
  • Drake, C.A., D.A. McCarthy, & C.D. von Dohlen. 2007. Molecular relationships and species divergence among Phragmatopoma spp. (Polychaeta: Sabellaridae) in the Americas. Marine Biology 150:345-358.


  • von Dohlen, C.D., C.A. Rowe, & O.E. Heie. 2006. A test of morphological hypotheses for tribal and subtribal relationships of Aphidinae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae) using DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38:316-329.
  • Pitts, J.P., M.S. Wasbauer, & C.D. von Dohlen.  2006. Preliminary morphological analysis of relationships between the spider wasp subfamilies (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae):  Revisiting an old problem.  Zoologica Scripta 35:63-84.


  • Gruwell, M.E., C.D. von Dohlen, K. Patch, and B.B. Normark. 2005. Preliminary PCR survey of bacteria associated with scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea). In: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies, Adana, Turkey, 19-23 April 2004. (L. Erkılıç, M. B. Kaydan, Eds.), Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Ankara.
  • von Dohlen CD. 2004. Macroevolution of aphid-plant relationships: an integrated approach. In:  Simon JC, Dedryver CA, Rispe C, Hullé M, editors. Aphids in a New Millenium. Paris: INRA. p. 385-390.
  • Anderson, J.E., M. Ellis, C.D. von Dohlen, & W.H. Romme. 2004.  Establishment, growth and survival of lodgepole pine in the first decade.  In: After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park, pp. 55-101.  (L.L. Wallace, Ed.) Yale University Press, New Haven.
  • von Dohlen, C.D. & D.A.J. Teulon. 2003. Phylogeny and historical biogeography of New Zealand indigenous Aphidini aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae):  An hypothesis.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 96:107-116.
  • von Dohlen, C.D., U. Kurosu, & S. Aoki. 2002. Phylogenetics and evolution of the eastern Asian-eastern North American disjunct aphid tribe, Hormaphidini (Hemiptera: Aphididae).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 23:257-267.


  • von Dohlen, C.D., S. Kohler, S.T. Alsop, & W.R. McManus. 2001. Mealybug β-proteobacterial endosymbionts contain γ-proteobacterial symbionts. Nature 412:433-436.  (Cover article)
  • Kwon, S.I., C.D. von Dohlen, & A.J. Anderson.  2001. Identification of a Fusarium proliferatum-like species causing disease in wheat grown under stress.  Canadian Journal of Botany 79: 1115-1121.
  • Aoki, S., C.D. von Dohlen, & U. Kurosu.  2001.  Revision of the Japanese species of the aphid genus Hamamelistes (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Hormaphidinae) based on the mitochondrial DNA sequence data.  Entomological Science 4:59-67.
  • Aoki, S., U. Kurosu, & C.D. von Dohlen.  2001.  Colony defense by wingpadded nymphs in beech aphids.  Florida Entomologist 84:431-434.
  • Spaulding, A.W. & C.D. von Dohlen. 2001. Psyllid endosymbionts exhibit patterns of co-speciation with hosts and destabilizing substitutions in ribosomal RNA. Insect Molecular Biology 10:57-67.

2000 and earlier

  • von Dohlen, C.D., & N.A. Moran.  2000.  Molecular data support a rapid radiation of aphids in the Cretaceous and multiple origins of host alternation.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 71:689-717.
  • Spaulding, A.W. & C.D. von Dohlen. 1998.  Phylogenetic characterization and molecular evolution of bacterial endosymbionts in psyllids (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha).  Molecular Biology and Evolution 15:1506-1513.
  • Aoki, S., C.D. von Dohlen, U. Kurosu, & H. Ishikawa. 1997.  Migration to roots by first-instar nymphs, and not by alates, in the gall aphid Clydesmithia canadensis. Naturwissenschaften 84:35-36.
  • Crespi, B., D. Carmean, L. Vawter, & C. von Dohlen. 1996.  Molecular phylogenetics of Thysanoptera.  Systematic Entomology 21:79-87.
  • Rouhbakhsh, D., C. Lai, C.D. von Dohlen, M.A. Clark, L. Baumann, P. Baumann, N.A. Moran, & D. J. Voegtlin. 1996.  The tryptophan biosynthetic pathway of aphid endosymbionts (Buchnera): genetics and evolution of plasmid-associated trpEG within the Aphididae.  Journal of Molecular Evolution 42:414-421.
  • von Dohlen, C.D. & N.A. Moran. 1995. Molecular phylogeny of the Homoptera:  a paraphyletic taxon.  Journal of Molecular Evolution 41:211-223.
  • Moran, N.A., C.D. von Dohlen, & P. Baumann. 1995.  Faster evolutionary rates in endosymbiotic bacteria than in cospeciating insect hosts. Journal of Molecular Evolution 41:727-731.
  • Smothers, J.F., C.D. von Dohlen, L.H. Smith, & R.D. Spall. 1994.  Molecular evidence that the myxozoan protists are metazoans.  Science 265:1719-1721.
  • Moran, N.A., P. Baumann, & C.D. von Dohlen. 1994. Use of rDNA sequences to reconstruct the history of the association between members of the Sternorrhyncha (Homoptera) and their bacterial endosymbionts. European Journal of Entomology 91:79-83.
  • Ellis, M., C.D. von Dohlen, J.E. Anderson, & W.H. Romme. 1994. Some important factors affecting density of lodgepole pine seedlings following the 1988 Yellowstone fires.  In, D.G. Despain, ed., Plants and their Environments:  Proceedings of the 1st Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
  • Sanderson, M.J., B.G. Baldwin, G. Bharathan, C.S. Campbell, C. von Dohlen, D. Ferguson, J.M. Porter, M.F. Wojciechowski, & M.J. Donoghue. 1993. The growth of phylogenetic information and the need for a phylogenetic data base.  Systematic Biology 42:562-568.
  • von Dohlen, C.D. & M.B. Stoetzel. 1991. Separation and redescription of Hormaphis hamamelidis (Fitch, 1851) and Hormaphis cornu (Shimer, 1867) on witch-hazel in eastern North America.  Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93:533-548.
  • von Dohlen, C.D. 1990. Evolutionary loss of the secondary host in heteroecious aphids:  phylogenetic evidence.  Proceedings III Aphid Symposium, Kecskemet.  Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica 25:243-252.
  • von Dohlen, C.D. & D.E. Gill. 1989. Geographic variation and evolution in the life cycle of the witch-hazel leaf gall aphid, Hormaphis hamamelidisOecologia 78:165-175.

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