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John Oswald

Oswald, John
John Oswald
Professor, Curator of TAMU Insect Collection
Office:
216A Heep Center
Email:
Phone:
979.862.3507
Undergraduate Education
B.S. Forest Management, Oregon State University, 1982
Graduate Education
Ph.D. Systematic Entomology, Cornell University, 1991
M.S. Entomology, Oregon State University, 1985

Program Description: My research program encompasses studies pertaining to the systematics, biodiversity, and biology of insects in the superorder Neuropterida (orders Neuroptera, Megaloptera and Raphidioptera) on a global scale. The research currently being conducted in my lab centers on studies of the systematics and biology of antlions (family Myrmeleontidae) and owlflies (family Ascalaphidae), and on world-wide biodiversity informatics projects associated with the superorder Neuropterida—particularly the Lacewing Digital Library project. As the Curator (director) of the TAMUIC— the largest entomological research collection in Texas, with >2.5 million curated specimens—I have primary responsibility for the support and development of both the specimen and digital-data aspects of its holdings. My teaching program is concerned with various aspects of insect biodiversity and systematics, insect evolution and entomological field studies, at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Teaching Activities

ENTO 485 Undergraduate Directed Studies Spring 2004, Fall 2006
ENTO 489 Sp. Top. Field Entomology Fall 2004, Fall 2005
ENTO 689 Sp. Top. Visualizing Biodiversity Summer II 2004
ENTO 691 Graduate Research 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006
ENTO 491 Undergraduate Research Fall 2006
ENTO 689 Sp. Top. Insect Biodiversity and Biology Spring 2005
ENTO 689 Sp. Top. Insect Evolution Spring 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Publications:

Oswald, J. D. 2011. Bibliography of the Neuropterida: an Annotated Bibliography and Digital Library of the Literature of the Extant and Fossil Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera and Glosselytrodea (Insecta: Neuropterida) of the World. URL: http://lacewing.tamu.edu/Bibliography/index.html.

Hook, A. W.; Oswald, J. D.; Neff, J. L. 2010. Plega hagenella (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) parasitism of Hylaeus (Hylaeopsis) sp. (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) reusing nests of Trypoxylon manni (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in Trinidad. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 19:77-83.

Oswald, J. D. 2010. Neuroptera Species of the World. In: Bisby, F. A.; Roskov, Y. R.; Orrell, T. M.; Nicolson, D.; Paglinawan, L. E.; Bailly, N.; Kirk, P. M.; Bourgoin, T.; Baillargeon, G. (eds). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2010 Annual Checklist. CD-ROM. Species 2000: Reading, United Kingdom. ISSN 1473-009X. (Also available as an on-line digital resource at http://www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2010/search/all).

Oswald, J. D. 2010. Megaloptera Species of the World. In: Bisby, F. A.; Roskov, Y. R.; Orrell, T. M.; Nicolson, D.; Paglinawan, L. E.; Bailly, N.; Kirk, P. M.; Bourgoin, T.; Baillargeon, G. (eds). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2010Annual Checklist. CD-ROM. Species 2000: Reading, United Kingdom. ISSN 1473-009X. (Also available as an on-line digital resource at http://www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2010/search/all).

Oswald, J. D. 2010. Raphidioptera Species of the World. In: Bisby, F. A.; Roskov, Y. R.; Orrell, T. M.; Nicolson, D.; Paglinawan, L. E.; Bailly, N.; Kirk, P. M.; Bourgoin, T.; Baillargeon, G. (eds). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2010Annual Checklist. CD-ROM. Species 2000: Reading, United Kingdom. ISSN 1473-009X. (Also available as an on-line digital resource at http://www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2010/search/all).

Oswald, J. D. 2007. Neuropterida Species of the World: a Catalogue of the Species-Group Names of the Extant and Fossil Neuropterida (Insecta: Neuroptera, Megaloptera and Raphidioptera) of the World. URL: http://lacewing.tamu.edu/Species-Catalogue/index.html .

Makarkin, V. N.; Archibald, S. B.; Oswald, J. D. 2003. New early Eocene brown lacewings (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae) from western North America. Canadian Entomologist 135:637-653.

Oswald, J. D. 2004. Review of the brown lacewing genus Biramus (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae: Hemerobiinae), with the description of a new species from Costa Rica and Panama. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 147:41-47.

Ohl, M.; Oswald, J. D. 2004. Annotated list of the primary type specimens of Megaloptera and Raphidioptera (Insecta: Neuropterida) in the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 51:87-96.

Miller, G. L.; Oswald, J. D.; Miller, D. R. 2004. Lacewings and scale insects: a review of predator/prey associations between the Neuropterida and Coccoidea (Insecta: Neuroptera, Raphidioptera, Hemiptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97:1103-1125. [23 pages]

Ohl, M.; Oswald, J. D. 2004. Annotated catalog of the Mantispidae of the world (Neuroptera). Contributions on Entomology, International 5:131-262. [132 pages]

Oswald, J. D.; Contreras-Ramos, A.; Penny, N. D. 2002. Neuroptera (Neuropterida). Pp. 559-581in: Bousquets, J. L.; Morrone, J. J. (Eds.). Biodiversidad, Taxonomía y Biogeografía de Artrópodos de México: Hacia una Síntesis de su Conocimiento. Vol. 3. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

Ren, D.; Oswald, J. 2002. A new genus of kalligrammatid lacewings from the Middle Jurassic of China (Neuroptera: Kalligrammatidae). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde [aus dem Staatlichen Museum fur Naturkunde in Stuttgart] (B)317:1-8.

Oswald, J. D.; Tauber, C. A. 2001. Preimaginal stages of the family Hemerobiidae. Pp. 50-60 in: McEwen, P. K.; New, T. R.; Whittington, A. E. (eds.). Lacewings in the Crop Environment. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. i-xviii, 1-546.

Oswald, J. D. 1998. Osmylops Banks (Neuroptera: Nymphidae): generic review and revision of the armatus species group. Journal of Neuropterology 1:79-108.

Oswald, J. D. 1998. Annotated catalogue of the Dilaridae (Insecta: Neuroptera) of the World. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 141:115-128.

Oswald, J. D. 1997. Review of the sejunctus species group of the split-footed lacewing genus Osmylops Banks (Neuroptera: Nymphidae), with remarks on the functional morphology of terminalic coupling. Australian Journal of Entomology 36:351-358.

Oswald, J. D. 1993. Revision and cladistic analysis of the world genera of the family Hemerobiidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 101:143-299.

Oswald, J. D. 1993. Phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of extant silky lacewings (Insecta: Neuroptera: Psychopsidae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 40:iii+1-65.

Oswald, J. D.; Penny, N. D. 1991. Genus-group names of the Neuroptera, Megaloptera and Raphidioptera of the world. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences 147:1-94.

Oswald, J. D. 1990. Revision of the Neotropical brown lacewing genus Nomerobius (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 83:18-29.

Oswald, J. D. 1988. A revision of the genus Sympherobius Banks (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae) of America north of Mexico with a synonymical list of the world species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 96:390-451.