Song Lab Publications


[65] Wang, H., Foquet, B., Dewell, R.B., Song, H., Dierick, H., and Gabbiani, F. 2020. Molecular characterization and distribution of the voltage-gated sodium channel, Para, in the brain of the grasshopper and vinegar fly. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. doi: 10.1007/s00359-019-01396-4


[64] Kilpatrick, S.K., Foquet, B., Castellanos, A.A., Gotham, S., Little, D.W., and Song, H. 2019. Revealing hidden density-dependent phenotypic plasticity in sedentary grasshoppers in the genus Schistocerca Stål (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Cyrtacanthacridinae). Journal of Insect Physiology 118: 103937.


[63] Richardson, S., Trimm, T., Paredes, R., Koehl, J., and Song, H. 2019. A new species of king cricket Glaphyrosoma Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1888 (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae: Glaphyrosomatini) from Costa Rica with behavioral observations. Zootaxa 4671 (1): 093–104.


[62] Song, H., Donthu, R.K., Hall, R., Hon, L., Weber, E., Badger, J.H. and Giordano, R. 2019. Description of soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) mitochondrial genome and comparative mitogenomics of Aphididae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 113: 103208.


[61] Pocco, M.E., Cigliano, M.M., Foquet, B., Lange, C.E., Nieves, E.L., and Song, H. 2019. Density-dependent phenotypic plasticity in the South American locust, Schistocerca cancellata (Serville, 1838) (Orthoptera, Acrididae, Cyrtacanthacridinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. doi: 10.1093/aesa/saz032


[60] Medina-Durán, J.M., Mayén-Estrada, R., Mariño-Pérez, R., and Song, H. 2019. Morphology and phylogenic position of two new gregarine species (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida) parasitizing the lubber grasshopper Taeniopoda centurio (Drury, 1770) (Insecta: Orthoptera: Romaleidae) in Mexico. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. doi:10.1111/jeu.12748


[59] Mariño-Pérez, R. and Song, H. 2019. On the origin of the New World Pyrgomorphidae (Insecta: Orthoptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 139: 106537.


[58] Yang, L., Nitin R., Mariño-Pérez, R., Deshmukh, R., Wu, M., Rosenstein, A., Kunte, K., Song, H., Andolfatto, P. 2019. Predictability in the evolution of Orthopteran cardenolide insensitivity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374: 20180246.


[57] Song, H. 2019. Semiaquatic Orthoptera in An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America (5th edition). (Eds. R.W. Merritt, K.W. Cummins and M.B. Berg). pp. 411-428. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company (Dubuque, IA).


[56] Gale, C.C., Borrego, E., Blackmon, H., Harper, J.K., Richardson, D., and Song, H. 2019. Investigating a photolytic metabolite in the nocturnal grasshopper Schistocerca ceratiola (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 112(1): 50-55


[55] Milani, D., Bardella, V.B., Ferretti, A.B.S.M., Palacios-Gimenez, O.M., de S Melo, A., de C de Moura, R., Loreto, V., Song, H., and Cabral-de-Mello, D.C. 2018. Satellite DNAs unveil clues about the ancestry and composition of B chromosomes in three grasshopper species. Genes 9: 523; 1-15.


[54] Mugleston, J.D., Naegle, M., Song, H., and Whiting, M.F. 2018. A Comprehensive Phylogeny of Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera) Reveals Extensive Ecomorph Convergence and Widespread Taxonomic Incongruence. Insect Systematics and Diversity2(4): 5; 1-27.


[53] Mariño-Pérez, R.,Fontana, P., and Woller, D.A. 2018. Studies in Mexican Grasshoppers: A new species of Pedies Saussure (Acrididae: Melanoplinae) with comments on the unusual blue coloration on the abdomens of females and live specimen images for three other congenerics. Zootaxa 4459 (3): 551–564.


[52] Song, H., Mariño-Pérez, R.,Woller, D.A., and Cigliano, M.M. 2018. Evolution, diversification, and biogeography of grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Insect Systematics and Diversity 2(4): 3; 1-25.


[51] Song, H. 2018. Biodiversity of Orthoptera in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society Volume II. (Eds. R.G. Foottit and P.H. Adler). pp. 245-279.


[50] Song, H. 2018. A call for international research and funding on locusts. Open Access Government February 2018: 342-343.


[49] Fontana, P., Mariño-Pérez, R., Sanabria-Urban, S., and Woller, D.A. 2017. Studies in Mexican Grasshoppers: Three new species of Dactylotini (Acrididae: Melanoplinae) from Mexico and a review of existing conspecifics with comments on their geographical distributions. Zootaxa 4337(3): 301–343.


[48] Cullen, D.A., Cease, A., Latchininsky, A.V., Ayali, A., Berry, K., Buhl, J., De Keyser, R., Foquet, B., Hadrich, J.C., Matheson, T., Ott, S.R., Poot-Pech, M.A., Robinson, B.E., Smith, J., Song, H., Sword, G.A., Vanden Broeck, J., Verdonck, R., Verlinden, H. and Rogers, S.M. 2017. From molecules to management: Mechanisms and consequences of locust phase polyphenism. Advances in Insect Physiology 53: 167-285.


[47] Song, H., Foquet, B., Mariño-Pérez, R. and Woller, D.A. 2017. Phylogeny of locusts and grasshoppers reveals complex evolution of density-dependent phenotypic plasticity. Scientific Reports 7: 6606. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07105-y.


[46] Mariño-Pérez, R. and Song. H. 2017. Phylogeny of the grasshopper family Pyrgomorphidae (Caelifera, Orthoptera) based on morphology. Systematic Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12251


[45] Sanabria-Urban, O.S., Song, H., Oyama, K., González-Rodríguez, A. and Cueva del Castillo, R. 2017. A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical grasshoppers of the genus Sphenarium (Orthoptera; Pyrgomorphidae). Zootaxa 4274 (1): 1-86.


[44] Woller, D.A. and Song, H. 2017. Investigating the functional morphology of genitalia during copulation in the grasshopper Melanoplus rotundipennis (Scudder, 1878) via correlative microscopy. Journal of Morphology 278: 334–359.


[43] Raszick, T.J. and Song, H. 2016. The ecotype paradigm: Testing the concept in an ecologically divergent grasshopper. Insect Systematics & Evolution 47(4): 363-387.


[42] Mugleston, J., Naegle, M., Song, H., Bybee, S.M., Ingley, S., Suvorov, A. and Whiting, M.F. 2016. Reinventing the leaf: Multiple origins of leaf-like wings in katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Invertebrate Systematics 30: 335-352.


[41] Amorim, D.S., Santos, C.M.D, Krell, F., Dubois, A., Nihei, S.S., Oliveira, O.M.P., Pont, A., Song, H., Verdade, V.K., Fachin, D.A., Klassa, B., Lamas, C.J.E., Oliveira, S.S., de Carvalho, C.J.B., Mello-Patiu, C.A., Hajdu, E., Couri, M.S., Silva, V.C., Capellari, R.S., Falaschi, R.L., Feitosa, R., Prendini, L., Pombal Jr., J.P., Fernández, F., Rocha, R.M., Lattke, J.E., Caramaschi, U., Duarte, M., Marques, A.C., dos Reis, R.E., Kurina, O., Takiya, D.M., Tavares, M., da Silva, D.F., Franco, F.L., Cuezzo, F., Paulson, D., Guénard, B., Schlick-Steiner, B., Arthofer, W., Steiner, F., Fisher, B.L., Johnson, R.A., Delsinne, T.D., Donoso, D.A., Mulieri, P.R., Patitucci, L.D. and Grimaldi, D. 2016. Timeless standards for species delimitation. Zootaxa 4137(1): 121-128.


[40] Woller, D.A. and Hill, J.G. 2016. Melanoplus foxi Hebard, 1923 (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Melanoplinae): rediscovered after almost 60 years using historical field notes connected to curated specimens Transactions of the American Entomological Society 141: 545-574.


[39] Woller, D.A., Kelly, S.L., and Young, D.K. 2015. Comments on a major range extension of the little-known Acrocera bakeri (Diptera: Acroceridae). The Great Lakes Entomologist 48(3-4): 132-136.


[38] Sanabria-Urban, O.S., Song, H., Oyama, K., González-Rodríguez, A. Serrano-Meneses, M.A. and Cueva del Castillo, R. 2015. Body size adaptations to altitudinal climatic variation in Neotropical grasshoppers of the genus Sphenarium (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae). PLoS One 10(12): e0145248.


[37] Kelly, S.L.G, Song, H. and Jenkins, D.G. 2015. Land management practices interactively affect wetland beetle ecological and phylogenetic community structure. Ecological Applications 25(4): 891-900.


[36] Song, H., Amédégnato, C., Cigliano, M.M., Desutter-Grandcolas, L., Heads, S.W., Huang, Y., Otte, D. and Whiting, M.F. 2015. 300 million years of diversification: Elucidating the patterns of orthopteran evolution based on comprehensive taxon and gene sampling. Cladistics 31: 621-651


[35] Song, H., Moulton, M.J. and Whiting, M.F. 2014. Rampant nuclear insertion of mtDNA across diverse lineages within Orthoptera (Insecta) PLoS ONE 9(10): e110508. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110508


[34] Woller, D.A., Fontana, P., Mariño-Pérez, R. and Song, H. 2014. Studies in Mexican Grasshoppers: Liladownsia fraile, a new genus and species of Dactylotini (Acrididae: Melanoplinae) and an updated molecular phylogeny of Melanoplinae. Zootaxa 3793 (4): 475–495.


[33] Fontana, P., R. Mariño-Pérez and D. A. Woller. 2013. Studies in Mexican Tettigoniidae: A new genus of Copiphorini and the first description of male Conocephalus (Aphauropus) leptopterus Rehn and Hebard and the female of Insara acutitegmina Fontana, Buzzetti, Mariño-Pérez & García García. Zootaxa 3737(4): 429-453.


[32] Song, H. and Mariño-Pérez, R. 2013. Re-evaluation of taxonomic utility of male phallic complex in higher-level classification of Acridomorpha (Orthoptera: Caelifera). Insect Systematics & Evolution 44: 241-260.


[31] Krogmann, L. and Song, H. 2013. Editorial: Morphology and integrative phylogenetics. Insect Systematics & Evolution 44: 239-240.


[30] Gotham, S and Song, H. 2013. Non-swarming grasshoppers exhibit density-dependent phenotypic plasticity reminiscent of swarming locusts. Journal of Insect Physiology. 59: 1151-1159.


[29] Mugleston, J.D., Song, H. and Whiting, M.F. 2013. A century of paraphyly: A molecular phylogeny of katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) supports multiple origins of leaf-like wings. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 69: 1120-1134.


[28] Tatarnic, N.J., Umbers, K.D.L. and Song, H. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of the Kosciuscola grasshoppers endemic to the Australian alpine and montane regions. Invertebrate Systematics. 27: 307–316.


[27] L. Blondin, L. Badisco, L., Pagès, C., Foucart, A., Risterucci, A-M., Bazelet, C.S., Vanden Broeck, J., Song, H., Ould Ely, S. and Chapuis, M-P. 2013. Characterization and comparison of microsatellite markers derived from genomic and expressed libraries for the desert locust. Journal of Applied Entomology doi: 10.1111/jen.12052


[26] Leavitt, J.R.*, Hiatt, K.D.*, Whiting, M.F., and Song, H. 2013. Searching for the optimal data partitioning strategy in mitochondrial phylogenomics: A phylogeny of Acridoidea (Insecta: Orthoptera: Caelifera) as a case study. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67: 494-508.


[25] Song, H., Moulton, M.J.*, Hiatt, K.D.* and Whiting, M.F. 2013. Uncovering historical signature of mitochondrial DNA hidden in the nuclear genome: the biogeography of Schistocerca revisited. Cladistics 29(6):643-662


[24] Kumar, S.*, Ganji, P.C.N., Song, H., von Kalm, L. and Borst, D. 2012. Exposure to exogenous enkephalins disrupts reproductive development in the Eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera (Insecta: Orthoptera). PLOS One 7(11): e51126.


[23] Song, H. 2011. Density-dependent phase polyphenism in nonmodel locusts: A minireview. Psyche 2011, Article ID 741769, 16 pages. doi:10.1155/2011/741769


[22] Sheffield, N.C.*, Hiatt, K.D.*, Valentine, M.C., Song, H., and Whiting, M.F. 2010. Mitochondrial genomics in Orthoptera using MOSAS. Mitochondrial DNA 21(3-4): 87-104.


[21] Song, H. 2010. Grasshopper systematics: Past, present and future. Journal of Orthoptera Research 19(1): 57-68.


[20] Legendre, F., Robillard, T., Song, H., Whiting, M.F. and Desutter-Grandcolas, L. 2010. One hundred years of instability in Ensiferan relationships. Systematic Entomology 35(3): 475-488.


[19] Song, H., Sheffield, N.C.*, Cameron, S.L., Miller, K.B. and Whiting, M.F. 2010 When phylogenetic assumptions are violated: The effect of base compositional heterogeneity and among-site rate variation in beetle mitochondrial phylogenomics. Systematic Entomology 35(3): 429-448.


[18] Moulton, M.J.*, Song, H., and Whiting, M.F. 2010 Assessing the effects of primer specificity on eliminating numt co-amplification in DNA barcoding: A case study from Orthoptera (Arthropoda: Insecta). Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 615-627.


[17] Song, H. and Bucheli, S.R. 2010. Comparison of phylogenetic signal between male genitalia and non-genital characters in insect systematics. Cladistics 26: 23-35.


[16] Jensen, D.*, Svenson, G.J., Song, H. and Whiting, M.F. 2009. Phylogeny and evolution of male genitalia within the praying mantis genus Tenodera (Mantodea: Mantidae). Invertebrate Systematics 23: 409-421. [cover art]


[15] Cameron, S.L., Sullivan, J., Song, H., Miller, K.B. and Whiting, M.F. 2009. A mitochondrial genome phylogeny of the Neuropterida (lace-wings, alderflies and snakeflies) and their relationship to the other holometabolous insect orders. Zoologica Scripta 38(6): 575-590.


[14] Sheffield, N.C.*§, Song, H.§, Cameron, S.L. and Whiting, M.F. 2009. Nonstationary evolution and compositional heterogeneity in beetle mitochondrial phylogenomics. Systematic Biology 58(4): 381-394. (§ contributed equally)


[13] Song, H. 2009. Species-specificity of male genitalia is characterized by shape, size, and complexity. Insect Systematics and Evolution 40(2): 159-170.


[12] Sheffield, N.C.*, Song, H., Cameron, S.L. and Whiting, M.F. 2008. A comparative analysis of mitochondrial genomes in Coleoptera (Arthropoda: Insecta) and genome descriptions of six new beetles. Molecular Biology and Evolution 25(11): 2499-2509.


[11] Fenn, J.D.*, Song, H., Cameron, S.L. and Whiting, M.F. 2008. A mitochondrial genome phylogeny of Orthoptera (Insecta) and approaches to maximizing phylogenetic signal found within mitochondrial genome data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 59-68.


[10] Song, H., Buhay, J.E., Whiting. M.F., and Crandall, K.A. 2008. Many species in one: DNA barcoding overestimates the number of species when nuclear mitochondrial pseudogenes are coamplified. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 105(36): 13486-13491.


[9] Song, H. and Wenzel, J.W. 2008. Mosaic pattern of genital divergence in three populations of Schistocerca lineata Scudder, 1899 (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Cyrtacanthacridinae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 94: 289-301.


[8] Song, H. and Wenzel, J.W. 2008. Phylogeny of bird-grasshopper subfamily Cyrtacanthacridinae (Orthoptera: Acrididae) and the evolution of locust phase polyphenism. Cladistics 24: 515-542.


[7] Song, H., Weissman, D., Barrientos-Lozano, L., and Cano-Santana, Z. 2006. The Locust Island. American Entomologist 52(3): 168-181.


[6] Song, H.  2006. Description of Schistocerca cohni n. sp. and redescription of S. socorro (Dirsh) (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Cyrtacanthacridinae) from Mexico. Zootaxa 1150: 43-52.


[5] Song, H. 2005. Phylogenetic perspectives on the evolution of locust phase polyphenism. Journal of Orthoptera Research 14(2): 235-245.


[4] Song, H. 2004. On the origin of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria (Forskål) (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Cyrtacanthacridinae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271: 1641-1648.


[3] Song, H. 2004. Revision of the Alutacea Group of genus Schistocerca (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Cyrtacanthacridinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97: 420-436.


[2] Song, H. 2004. Post-adult emergence development of genitalic structures in Schistocerca Stål and Locusta L. (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 106: 181-191.


[1] Liebherr, J.K and Song, H. 2002. Distinct ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages within a New York State wetland complex. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 110: 127-141.

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