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Donald B. Thomas
USDA-ARS, Subtropical Agriculture Research Center

 

Contact Information:
USDA-ARS Kika de la Garza
Subtropical Agriculture Research Center
2413 E. Hwy 83, Bldg 200
Weslaco, Texas 78596

dthomas@WESLACO.ARS.USDA.GOV

Current Projects:

1) Pentatomidae of Honduras , in collaboration with Nolberto Arismenid (in press).

2) Pentatomidae of Dominican Republic, in collaboration with Daniel Perez.

3) Sister genera and subgenera of Euschistus, in collaboration with Guillermina Ortega-Leon.

Publications:

Thomas, D.B. 1974. The genus Codophila Mulsant in North America (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Pan-Pacific Entomolist 50(4): 441-442.

Rolston, L.H., F.J.D. McDonald & D.B. Thomas. 1980. A conspectus of  Pentatomini genera of the Western Hemisphere, Pt. 1. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 88(2): 120-132.

Thomas, D.B. 1980. A new Pseudevoplitus Ruckes from Guatemala with a key to the species (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Pan-Pacific Entomolist 56(4): 293-296.

Thomas, D.B. & T.R. Yonke. 1981. A Review of the Nearctic species of the genus Banasa Stål (Hemiptera:Pentatomidae) Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 54(2): 233-248.

Thomas, D.B. & T.R. Yonke. 1981. Evolutionary Cytogenetics of Banasa Stål (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Pp. 103-122, in, M.W. Stock [ed.] Applications of Genetics and Cytology in Insect Systematics and Evolution. Forest, Wildlife & Range Exper. Sta. Proc. 9. Univ. Idaho, Moscow. 152 pp.

Thomas, D.B. 1982. Book Review: The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of northeastern North America, with emphasis on the fauna of Illinois, by J.E. McPherson (1982). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 90(4): 302-303.

Buxton, G.M., D.B. Thomas & R.C. Froeschner. 1983. Revision of the Sayi group of Chlorochroa Stål (Hemiptera:Pentatomidae). California Department of Agriculture, Occasional Papers No. 29. 25 pp.

Thomas, D.B. 1983. A note on the homonymy of Euschistus luridus Dallas 1851. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 85(1): 182.

Thomas, D.B. 1983. Taxonomic status of the genera Chlorochroa Stål, Rhytidilomia, Stål, Liodermion Kirkaldy, and Pitedia Reuter, and their included species (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 76(2): 215-224.

Thomas, D.B. 1984. A New Species of Dendrocoris Bergroth from Mexico (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 60(1): 8-11.

Thomas, D.B. 1985. Revision of the genus Chlorocoris Spinola (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 78(5): 674-690.

Thomas, D.B. & L.H. Rolston. 1985. A Revision of the Pentatomine Genus Serdia Stål, 1860. (Pentatomidae: Hemiptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 93(4): 1165-1172.

Thomas, D.B. & T.R. Yonke. 1985. Cladistic analysis of zoogeography and polyploid evolution in the stinkbug genus Banasa Stål (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 78(6): 855-862.

Scudder, G.G.E. & D.B. Thomas, 1987. The Green Stink Bug Genus Chlorochroa Stal (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Canada. Canadian Entomologist 119(1): 83-93.

Thomas, D.B. 1987. Chromosome evolution in the Heteroptera (Hemiptera): agmatoploidy vs. aneuploidy. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 80: 720-730.

Thomas, D.B. 1988. Fossil Cydnidae (Heteroptera) from the Oligo-Miocene amber of Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 96: 26-29.

Thomas, D.B. & T.R. Yonke. 1988. Review of the genus Banasa Stal 1860 (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) for Mexico, Central America, and the Antilles. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 81: 28-49.

Thomas, D.B. 1990 The status of the genus Mineus Stål 1862 (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 92: 304-305.

Thomas, D.B. 1990. Menudo, a new genus of Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) from Puerto Rico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 98(4): 424-428.

Thomas, D.B. & T.R. Yonke. 1990. Review of the genus Banasa Stål (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in South America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 83: 657-688.

Thomas, D.B. 1991. The Acanthosomatidae (Heteroptera) of North America. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 67: 159-170.

Thomas, D.B. 1992. Eludocoris, a new genus of Pentatomidae (Insecta: Heteroptera) from Costa Rica. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 61: 63-67.

Thomas, D.B. 1992. Taxonomic Synopsis of the Asopine Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of the Western Hemisphere. Thomas Say Monograph 16, Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD. 156 pp.

Thomas, D.B. & W.R. Dolling. 1992. Case 2828: Podisus Herrich-Schaeffer, 1851 (Insecta, Heteroptera): proposed conservation of P. vittipennis Herrich-Schaeffer, 1851, as the type species. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 49: 191-193.

Thomas, D.B. & H. Brailovsky. 1993. The genus Tibilis Stål in Mexico (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 69: 199-204.

Grazia, J., M. Becker & D.B. Thomas. 1994. A review of the genus Pseudevoplitus Ruckes (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), with the description of three new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102: 442-455.

Thomas, D.B. 1994. Mediocampus, a new stinkbug genus from the Dominican Republic (Insecta: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 63: 257-261.

Thomas, D.B. 1994. Fossil Cydnidae (Heteroptera) in the Dominican amber. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102: 303-309.

Thomas, D.B. 1994. Taxonomic synopsis of the Old World asopine genera (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Insecta Mundi 8: 145-212.

Thomas, D.B. 1995. A new species of Spinilanx Rolston and Rider from South America (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103: 404-408.

Thomas, D.B. 1996. Role of polyploidy in the evolution of the Heteroptera. Pp. 159-178, in C.W. Schaefer, [ed.]. Studies on Hemipteran Phylogeny. Proc. Thomas Say Publications in Entomology, Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD.

Thomas, D.B. 1997. The anocellate, flightless genus Lojus McDonald (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 90: 569-574.

Thomas, D.B. 1998. A new species of Chlorocoris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) from Jamaica. Florida Entomologist 81: 483-488. [PDF]

Thomas, D.B. & H. Brailovsky. 1999. Review of the genus Dendrocoris Bergroth with descriptions of new species (Pentatomidae: Heteroptera). Insecta Mundi 13: 1-9.

Thomas, D.B. 2000. Pentatomidae (Hemiptera). Pp. 335-352, in, J.E. Llorente, E. Gonzalez & N. Papavero [eds.]. Biodiversidad, Taxonomia y Biogeografia de artropodos de Mexico: hacia un sintesis de su conocimiento, Vol. II. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico D.F.

Thomas, D.B. 2001. A new ocellate species in the genus Lojus McDonald (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 103: 854-857.

Arismendi, N. & D.B. Thomas. 2003. Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of Honduras, a checklist with description of a new ochlerine genus.  Insecta Mundi 17: 1-18.

Thomas, D.B., J.E. Eger, W. Jones & G. Ortega-León. 2003. The African cluster bug, Agonoscelis puberula (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), established in the New World. Florida Entomologist 86: 151-153. [PDF]

Ortega-León, G. and D. B. Thomas. 2004. Two new species of Stalius Rolston (Heteroptera : Pentatomidae : Ochlerini) from Central America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 112(2-3):190-197.

Perez-Gelabert, D. E. and D. B. Thomas. 2005. Stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) of the island of Hispaniola, with seven new species from the Dominican Republic. Boletin Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 37: 319-352. [PDF]

Ortega-León, G., D. B. Thomas, and E. Soriano. 2006. A description of the nymphal stages of the African cluster bug Agonoscelis puberula Stal. Southwestern Entomologist 31(3): 245-249.

Ortega-León, G. and D. B. Thomas. 2010. Especie nueva de Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) de Ecuador. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 81(1):61-64.

Thomas, D. B. 2012. Mcphersonarcys, a new genus for Pentatoma aequalis Say (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Great Lakes Entomologist 45(3-4):127-133. [computer copy]

 

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