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Carl W. Schaefer, Professor (Ph.D., Connecticut)

Contact Information:

Dr. Carl W. Schaefer
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043
Tel: (860) 486-4455
Fax: (860) 486-6364

Current Areas of Research:

Insect systematics. Family-group systematics and phylogeny of Heteroptera. Insect morphology and evolution.

 Selected Publications: 

Schaefer, C. W. (editor). 1996. "Hemipteran phylogeny." Entomological Society of America Thomas Say Foundation Monographs.

Schaefer, C. W. 1996. Bright bugs and bright beetles: asopine pentaomids and their prey. In Zoophytophagous Heteroptera. pp. 18-56.

Tallamy, D. W. and C. W. Schaefer. 1997. Maternal care in the Hemiptera: ancestry, alternatives, and current adaptive value. In Social behavior in Insects and Arachnids. pp. 94-115.

Schaefer, C. W.
1997. The origin of secondary carnivory from herbivory in Heteroptera (Hemiptera). In "Ecology and Evolution of Plant-feeding Insects in Natural and Man-made Environments," pp. 229-239

Packauskas, R. J. & C. W. Schaefer. 1998. Revision of the Cyrtocoridae (He,iptera: Pentatomoidea). Ann. Entom. Soc. Amer. 91:363-386.

Schaefer, C. W.
1998. Phylogeny, systematics, and practical entomology: the Heteroptera. An. Soc. Entom. Brasil 27:49-511.

Schaefer, C. W. and A. R. Panizzi. (editors). 2000. "Heteroptera of Economic Importance." CRC Press. 828 pp. [author or co-author of 11 chapters].

Schaefer, C.W. and M. del C. Coscarón. 2001. The status of Linshcosteus in the Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). J. Med. Entomol. 38: 862-867.

Sweet, M.H. and C.W. Schaefer 2002. Parastrachiinae (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) raised to family level. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 95: 441-448.

Schaefer, C.W. 2003. Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae): systematic questions and some others. Neotrop. Entomol. 32:1-10.

Schaefer, C.W. 2003. A revision of Darmistus Stål (Hemiptera: Alydidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 105: 950-966.

Schaefer, C.W. 2004. Keys to the genera of New World Alydidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 106: 280-287.

Schaefer, C.W. 2004. Heteropteran adventitious biters: primitively predaceous? Entomol. News 114: 211-216.

Raman, A., C.W. Schaefer, and T.M Withers. (editors) 2005. “Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Gall-inducing Arthropods.” Science Publ. 817 pp. (author or co-author of 3 chapters, including the following one)

Schaefer, C.W. , A. Raman, and T.M. Withers. 2005. Galls and gall-inducing arthropods: ecological issues and evolutionary problems. Pp. 761-767 in above.

Schaefer, C.W. 2005. Why are the subfamily relationships of Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) important? Entomologia y Vectores 12: 19-35.

Lis, J. and C.W. Schaefer 2005. Tibial combs in Cydnidae (Hemiptera) and their functional, taxonomic, and evolutionary significance. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res. 43: 277-283.

Schaefer, C.W. 2006. The genital capsules of some Aradidae (Hemiptera). Katalog Oberosterreichen Mandesmus. (n.s.) 50: 215-224.

 Courses Taught: General Entomology, Medical Entomology, Applied Entomology, Advanced Invertebrate Zoology.

 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Advisees: Gale Ridge (Ph.D.)

 Former Students: Richard Packauskas, Ph.D. (currently at Fort Hays State University, Kansas), Derek Sikes Ph.D. (Univ. of Alaska), Michael Wall Ph.D. (San Diego Museum of Nat. Hist.).