Scientific Publications of J.H. Epler
 (last updated 21 April 2017)

Please note that some of these publications are NOT available through me; these are marked with an *.  However, some of them may be ordered through their publishers or other sources; please follow the links!  Otherwise, drop me an email request.  I will eventually get some of the older papers scanned and made available.

66.  Epler, J.H.  2017.  An annotated preliminary list of the Chironomidae (Diptera) of Zurquí, Costa Rica.  Chironomus Journal of Chironomidae Research 30: 4-18.  PDF

65.  Wallace, G.S., Lanning, S.W., Mabee, W.R., Combs, M.D. & Epler, J.H.  2016.   New state records, habitat characteristics, and range extensions for three aquatic beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae, Hydraenidae) from wadeable streams in Missouri, USA.   The Coleopterists Bulletin 70: 907-910.  PDF

64.  Epler, J.H.  2016. A new species of Dicrotendipes (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Florida.  Zootaxa 4208: 77-83.  PDF

63.  Reeves, W.K. & Epler, J.H.  2016. New records and a review of the Chironomidae (Diptera) of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.  Chironomus Journal of Chironomidae Research 29: 29-32. PDF

62.  Lanning, S.W., Woods, D.A., Mabee, W.R., Combes, M.D. & Epler, J.H.  2015. Range extension for Limnichoderus naviculatus (Casey, 1889) (Coleoptera: Limnichidae) in North America based on records from Missouri, USA.  The Coleopterists Bulletin 69: 662-664. PDF

61.  Milensky, C.M, Austin, C.J., Epler, J.H., Gebhard, C.A. & Graves, G.R.  2014.  Chironomid midge hatch leads to mass mortality event for Chimney Swifts (Chaetura pelagica).  Banisteria 43: 99-101.  PDF

60.  Oh, J.T., Epler, J.H. & Bentivegna, C.S.  2014.  A rapid method of species identification of wild chironomids (Diptera: Chironomidae) via electrophoresis of hemoglobin proteins in sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel (SDS–PAGE).  Bulletin of Entomological Research 104: 13 pp.  available on CJO2014. doi:10.1017/S0007485314000431.  PDF

59.  Epler, J.H. 2014. Identification Guide to the Larvae of the Tribe Tanytarsini (Diptera: Chironomidae) in Florida.  Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL. 77 + iv pp.   PDF

58.  Epler, J.H., Ekrem, T. & Cranston, P.S. 2013. 10. The larvae of Chironominae of the Holarctic Region — Keys and diagnoses. pp. 387-556. In: Andersen, T., Cranston, P. S. & Epler, J. H. (Sci. eds): The larvae of Chironomidae (Diptera) of the Holarctic Region — Keys and diagnoses. Insect Systematics & Evolution, Supplement 66: 1- 571. * Ordering Information

57.  Andersen, T., Sæther, O. A., Cranston, P. S. & Epler, J. H. 2013. 9. The larvae of Orthocladiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Holarctic Region — Keys and diagnoses. pp. 189–386. In: Andersen, T., Cranston, P. S. & Epler, J. H. (Sci. eds): The larvae of  Holarctic Chironomidae (Diptera) of the Holarctic Region — Keys and diagnoses. Insect Systematics & Evolution, Supplement 66: 1- 571. * Ordering Information

56.  Cranston, P. S., & Epler, J.H. 2013. 5. The larvae of Tanypodinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Holarctic region — Keys and diagnoses. pp. 39-136.  In: Andersen, T., Cranston, P. S. & Epler, J. H. (Sci. eds): The larvae of Chironomidae (Diptera) of the Holarctic Region — Keys and diagnoses. Insect Systematics & Evolution, Supplement 66: 1- 571. * Ordering Information

55.  Andersen, T., Cranston, P. S. & Epler, J. H. (Sci. eds).  2013. The larvae of Chironomidae (Diptera) of the Holarctic Region — Keys and diagnoses. Insect Systematics & Evolution, Supplement 66: 1- 571. * Ordering Information

54.  Megna, Y.S. & J.H. Epler.  2012.  A review of Copelatus from Cuba, with the description of two new species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52: 383-410.  PDF

53.  Epler, J.H.  2012.  A new species of Scirtes (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) from southern Florida and the Caribbean.  Zootaxa 3530: 77-82.  PDF

52.  Copeland, R.S., B. Gidudu, F. Wanda, J.H. Epler, J.P. Cuda & W.A. Overholt.  2012.  Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) collected from Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitaceae) and other submersed aquatic macrophytes in Lake Bisina and other Ugandan lakes.  Journal of East African Natural History 101: 29-66.  PDF

51.  Gray, E.W., C. Royals, J.H. Epler, R.D. Wyatt, B. Brewer & R. Noblet.  2012.  Chironomus calligraphus (Diptera: Chironomidae), a new pest species in Georgia. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 28: 258-259.  PDF

50.  Epler, J.H. 2012.  A brachypterous Bryophaenocladius (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) with hypopygium inversum from Heggie’s Rock, Georgia, U.S.A.  Zootaxa 3355: 51-61.  PDF

49. Copeland, R.S., E. Nkubaye, B. Nzigidahera, J.H. Epler, J.P. Cuda & W.A. Overholt. 2012.   The diversity of Chironomidae (Diptera) associated with Hydrilla verticillata (Alismatales: Hydrocharitaceae) and other aquatic macrophytes in Lake Tanganyika, Burundi. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105: 206-224.  PDF

48.  Epler, J.H.  2011.  Now see-um.  Florida Wildlife. January/February, pp. 30-31.  PDF

47.  Epler, J.H. 2010. Phytotelmatocladius,  a new genus from bromeliads in Florida and Brazil (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae). Pp. 285-293 in Ferrington, L.C., Jr. (ed.) Proceedings of the XV International Symposium on Chironomidae.  Chironomidae Research Group, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. 385 + vii pp.  PDF

46.  Pfrender, M.E, C.P. Hawkins, M. Bagley, G. W. Courtney, B. R. Creutzburg, J.H. Epler, S. Fend, L.C. Ferrington, Jr., P.L. Hartzell, S. Jackson, D.P. Larsen, C.A. Levesque, J.C. Morse, M. Petersen, D. Ruiter, D. Schindel & M. Whiting. 2010. Assessing macroinvertebrate biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems: advances and challenges in DNA-based approaches. Quarterly Review of Biology 85: 319-340.  PDF

45.  Epler, J.H.  2010.  The Water Beetles of Florida - an identification manual for the families Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae, Dryopidae, Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Helophoridae, Hydraenidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Noteridae, Psephenidae, Ptilodactylidae and Scirtidae.  Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL. 399 + iv pp.  PDF

44.  Krestian, B.J, E. Kosnicki, P.H. Spindler, S. Stringer & J.H. Epler. 2010. First Nearctic records of Oliveiriella Wiedenbrug and Fittkau, with new distributional records for two other New World species of Orthocladiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae).  Entomological News 120: 349-362.  PDF

43.  Thompson, F.C. & J.H. Epler.  2009 (2008).  Diptera (Flies) of Attu: The first assessment of the entomofauna of the last place on earth.  Studia dipterologica 15: 267-275.  PDF

42. Spies, M., T. Andersen, J.H. Epler & C.N. Watson, Jr. 2009. Chironomidae (non-biting midges). Pp. 437-480 in Brown, B.V. et al.  Manual of Central American Diptera: Volume 1. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 714 pp.  WRITE ME FOR REPRINT

41. Epler, J.H. 2009. More new distribution records for Florida water beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Hydrophilidae, Scirtidae), with additional notes on Scirtes oblongus Guérin-Méneville. Insecta Mundi 0087: 1-4.  PDF

40. Hribar, L.J., J.H. Epler, J. Martin & J.E. Sublette.  2008.  Chironomus columbiensis (Diptera: Chironomidae) new to the fauna of the United States. Florida Entomologist 91: 470-471.  PDF

39. Donato, M., A.C. Paggi & J.H. Epler. 2008. New record, geographic variation, and redescription of Apedilum elachistus Townes (Diptera: Chironomidae: Chironominae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment: 43: 125-134.  PDF

38. Schärer, M.T. & J.H. Epler.  2007.  Long-range dispersal possibilities via sea turtle: a case for Clunio and Pontomyia (Diptera: Chironomidae) in Puerto Rico.  Entomological News 118 (3): 273-277. PDF

37. Hribar, L.J. & J.H. Epler. 2007. Collection records for some Chironomidae (Diptera) in the Florida Keys. Florida Scientist 70: 110-112.  PDF

36. Epler, J.H. 2006. Identification Manual for the Aquatic and Semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida (Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Gelastocoridae, Gerridae, Hebridae, Hydrometridae, Mesoveliidae, Naucoridae, Nepidae, Notonectidae, Ochteridae, Pleidae, Saldidae, Veliidae). Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL. 186 pp.  PDF

35. Paller, M.H., F.D. Martin, L.D. Wike & J.H. Epler. 2005. Biological assessment of slope wetlands on the Coastal Plain of South Carolina. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 20: 247-262. *

34. Epler, J.H., D.H. Ray & T.A. Thom. 2005. New distribution records for water beetles (Coleoptera: Elmidae, Gyrinidae) in Florida. The Coleopterists Bulletin 59: 270-271.  PDF

33.  Barman, E.H. & J.H. Epler. 2005. Errors in descriptions of larvae of Thermonectus Dejean (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Southeastern Naturalist 4: 119-120.  PDF

32. Wang, X., Z. Liu & J.H. Epler.  2004.  New species of Bryophaenocladius Thienemann from the Nearctic Region (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae).  Zootaxa 581: 1-10.  PDF

31.  Lester, G.T., B.J. Krestian & J.H. Epler. 2004 [2003]. First Nearctic records of Tempisquitoneura (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) from Arizona, USA. Entomological News 114: 117-119.  PDF

30.  Epler, J.H. 2001. Identification Manual for the larval Chironomidae (Diptera) of North and South Carolina.  A guide to the taxonomy of the midges of the southeastern United States, including Florida. Special Publication SJ2001-SP13.  North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Raleigh, NC, and St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL. 526 pp.  PDF

29.  Epler, J.H., J.P. Cuda & T.D. Center.  2000.  Redescription of Cricotopus lebetis (Diptera: Chironomidae), a potential biocontrol agent of the aquatic weed hydrilla (Hydrocharitaceae).  Florida Entomologist 83: 171-180.  PDF

28.  Epler, J.H. & W.J. Janetzky. 1999. A new species of Monopelopia (Diptera: Chironomidae) from phytotelmata in Jamaica, with preliminary ecological notes.  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society  71: 216-225.  PDF

27.  Epler, J.H. 1999.  An Introduction to the Taxonomy and Identification of Larval Chironomidae. Workbook for the 1999 North American Benthological Society Technical Workshop on Larval Midge Taxonomy, Duluth, MN, 25 May 1999.  54 pp. *

26.  Epler, J.H., A.D. Harrison & L. Hare. 1999. Acinoretracus, a new Afrotropical genus for some species previously placed in Dicrotendipes (Diptera: Chironomidae: Chironominae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 141: 209-220.  PDF

25.  Epler, J.H. 1996. Identification Manual for the Water Beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Dryopidae, Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Hydraenidae, Hydrophilidae, Noteridae, Psephenidae, Ptilodactylidae, Scirtidae). Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL. 257 pp.  PDF         GET THE NEW ONE (2010, ABOVE)  INSTEAD!!

24.  Epler, J.H. 1996. A new species of Dicrotendipes Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Costa Rica. Hydrobiologia 318: 13-15.  PDF

23.  Epler, J.H. 1996. New species of Oukuriella Epler (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Costa Rica. Hydrobiologia 318: 3-11.  PDF

22.  Mattson, R.A., J.H. Epler & M.K. Hein. 1995. Description of benthic communities in karst, spring-fed streams of north central Florida. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 68 suppl: 18-41. *

21.  Mason, W.T., Jr. & J.H. Epler 1995. Guide to taxonomic literature on benthic invertebrates of the southeastern United States. Ecology Support Publ. ES 95-02, 36 pp. *

20.  Hubbard, M.D., M.L. Pescador, A.K. Rasmussen, I.S. Askevold, J. Jones, R.W. Flowers & J.H. Epler. 1995. The freshwater macroinvertebrates of Florida: a guide to references for their identification. Florida Entomologist 78: 161-177.  PDF

19.  Epler, J.H. & C.L. de la Rosa. 1995. Tempisquitoneura, a new genus of Neotropical Orthocladiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) symphoretic on Corydalus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Journal of the North American Benthological Society 14: 50-60.  PDF

18.  Epler, J.H. 1995. Book review: Chironomids - from genes to ecosystems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 14: 674-675. *

17.  Epler, J.H. 1995. Book review: The Chironomidae. The biology and ecology of non-biting midges. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 14: 461-462. *

16.  Epler, J.H. 1995. Identification Manual for the Larval Chironomidae (Diptera) of Florida. Revised edition. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL. 317 pp.  PDF

15.  Mason, W.T., Jr., R.A. Mattson & J.H. Epler. 1994. Benthic macroinvertebrates and allied macrofauna in the Suwannee River and estuary ecosystem, Florida. Florida Scientist 57: 141-160. *

14.  Epler, J.H. & L.C. Ferrington, Jr. 1994. The immature stages of Paratendipes basidens Townes (Diptera: Chironomidae: Chironominae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 67: 311-317. PDF

13.  Epler, J.H. 1992. Identification Manual for the Larval Chironomidae (Diptera) of Florida. Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, Orlando, FL. 302 pp. * No longer available *

12.  Livingston, R.J., J.H. Epler, F. Jordan, Jr., W.R. Karsteter, C.C. Koenig, A.K.S.K. Prasad & G. Ray. 1990. Ecology of the Choctawhatchee River System. Pp. 247-274 in Livingston, R.J. (ed.). The Rivers of Florida. Springer-Verlag, New York.  *

11.  Epler, J.H. 1990. A quick guide to chironomid identification literature. Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society 7:238-246. *

10.  Epler, J.H. 1988. A reconsideration of the genus Apedilum Townes, 1945 (Diptera: Chironomidae). Spixiana Supplement 14:105-116.  PDF

9.   Epler, J.H. 1988. Biosystematics of the genus Dicrotendipes Kieffer, 1913 (Diptera: Chironomidae: Chironominae) of the World.  Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 36:1-214. *  Write me for a reprint or  Ordering Information

8.   Epler, J.H. 1987. Notes on the Dicrotendipes (Diptera: Chironomidae) of Mexico, with descriptions of two new species. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 29:147-154.*

7.   Epler, J.H. 1987. Revision of the Nearctic Dicrotendipes Kieffer, 1913 (Diptera: Chironomidae). Evolutionary Monographs  9:102 pp + 37 plates. * Ordering Information

6.   Epler, J.H. 1987. The larva of Radotanypus submarginella (Sublette) (Diptera:Chironomidae). Spixiana 9:285-287. *

5.   Epler, J.H. 1986. Oukuriella, a new genus of Chironomidae (Diptera) from South America. Entomologica Scandinavica 17: 157-163.*

4.   Epler, J.H. 1986. A novel new Neotropical Nanocladius (Diptera: Chironomidae), symphoretic on Traverella (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae). Florida Entomologist 69:319-327. PDF

3.  Epler, J.H. 1986. Geographic distribution: Sphaerodactylus elegans. SSAR Herp. Rev. 17:27. *

2.  Epler, J.H. 1986. Book review: Chironomidae of the Holarctic region. Keys and Diagnoses. Vol. 1. Larvae; A catalogue of the chironomid genera and subgenera of the world including synonyms (Diptera: Chironomidae); A review of the genera Doithrix n. gen., Georthocladius Strenzke, Parachaetocladius Wülker and Pseudorthocladius Goetghebuer (Diptera: Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88: 194-196. PDF

1.  Polk, J.L., J.H. Kennedy, W.A. Potter & J.H. Epler. 1976. The effects of flooding on populations of Chironomus Meigen (Diptera: Chironomidae) and Limnodrilus Claparedé (Oligochaeta: Tubificidae) in the Susquehanna River in the vicinity of Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania. Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 50:91-95. *


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