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David A. Rider

David A. Rider
North Dakota State University

     I am a Professor in the Department of Entomology at North Dakota State University.  My primary research is on the systematics of the Pentatomoidea, especially the Pentatomidae.  I name and describe new species and genera, and revise various genera and/or tribes.  Much of my work focuses on nomenclatural issues, including the development of world catalogs of all pentatomoid families.  My laboratory is in the process of setting up a molecular genetics laboratory.  This will allow us to use molecular data to help infer phylogenetic relationships, and thus prepare a new, more natural classification.

     I also supervise a large ecological project, in which we are studying the effects of burning, grazing, and haying on selected northern tallgrass prairie arthropods.  We hope to make recommendations to regional nature stewards to help them better manage our native prairies.

     I earned my B.S. at Purdue University, my M.S. at Auburn University, and my Ph.D. at Louisiana State University.

 
Contact Information:
Department of Entomology
NDSU Dept. 7650
P.O. Box 6050
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050

Telephone: (701) 231-7908
FAX: (701) 231-8557

Teaching:

david.rider@ndsu.edu

Current Projects:

1) Catalog of the Pentatomidae of the World
2) Generic conspectus of the tribe Rhynchocorini
3) Generic conspectus of the tribe Aeptini (with Eduardo Faundez)
4) Revision of the genus Pegala
5) Revision of the genus Caridophthalmus (with Gerry Cassis)
6) Revision of the genus Aegaleus
7) Revision of the genus Phoeacia
8) Revision of the genus Hymenarcys (with Don Thomas)
9) Revision of the genus Brepholoxa
10) Description of a new species of Aeptus
11) Description of a new species of Colpocarena
12) Survey of wing coupling structures in the Heteroptera and related orders (with Paul Tinerella)

Publications:

Rolston, L. H. and D. A. Rider. 1985. Names proposed and taxonomic publications by Herbert Ruckes (1895-1965). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 93(4): 1173-1181. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1986. Description of the male of Acrosternum istum (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Florida Entomologist 69(1): 229-231. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1986. New state records from the southeastern United States for Aelia americana (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Florida Entomologist 69(1): 251-252. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1986. The identity of Euschistus rubiginosus Dallas, 1851 (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 59(2): 397-398. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1986. A new species and new synonymy in the genus Tepa Rolston and McDonald (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 94(4): 552-558. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and L. H. Rolston. 1986. Three new species of Acrosternum Fieber, subgenus Chinavia Orian, from Mexico (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 94(3): 416-423. [PDF]

Rolston, L. H. and D. A. Rider. 1986. Two new species of Stictochilus Bergroth from Argentina (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 94(1): 78-82. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1987. A new species of Acrosternum Fieber, subgenus Chinavia Orian, from Cuba (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 95(2): 298-301. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and L. H. Rolston. 1987. Review of the genus Agroecus Dallas, with the description of a new species (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 95(3): 428-439. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1988. A new species of Caribo Rolston from Puerto Rico (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Florida Entomologist 71(1): 8-11. [PDF]

Rolston, L. H. and D. A. Rider. 1988. Spinalanx, a new genus and two new species of Pentatomini from South America (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 96(3): 299-303. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1989. Review of the New World species of the genus Neottiglossa (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 97(4): 394-408. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and L. H. Rolston. 1989. Two new species of Mormidea Amyot & Serville from Mexico and Guatemala (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 97(1): 105-110. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and J. B. Chapin. 1991. Revision of the genus Thyanta Stål, 1862 (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). I. South America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 99(1): 1-77. [PDFa, PDFb]

Rider, D. A. 1992. Rhyssocephala, new genus, with the description of three new species (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 99(4)[1991]: 583-610. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1992. Revision of Arocera Spinola with the description of two new species (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 100(1): 99-136. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and J. B. Chapin. 1992. Revision of the genus Thyanta Stål, 1862 (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). II. North America, Central America, and the West Indies. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 100(1): 42-98. [PDFa, PDFb]

Rider, D. A. 1993. Discovery of the types of Platistus spiniceps (Herrich-Schäffer, 1840) and Agroecus scabricornis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1844), with a redescription of Platistus and its only included species, P. spiniceps (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 101(3): 417-423. [PDF]

Rolston, L. H., R. L. Aalbu, M. J. Murray, and D. A. Rider. 1993. A catalog of the Tessaratomidae of the World. Papua New Guinea Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 36(2): 36-108. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1994. A generic conspectus of the tribe Procleticini Pennington (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), with the description of Parodmalea rubella new genus and species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102(2): 193-221. [PDF]

Pantoja, A., E. Daza, C. Garcia, O. I. Mejía, and D. A. Rider. 1995. Relative abundance of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in southwestern Colombia rice fields. Journal of Entomological Science 30(4): 463-467. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and L. H. Rolston. 1995. Nomenclatural changes in the Pentatomidae (Hemiptera-Heteroptera). Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 97(4): 845-855. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1996. Review of the genus Coenus Dallas, with the description of C. explanatus, new species (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103(1)[1995]: 39-47. [PDF]

Rolston, L. H., D. A. Rider, M. J. Murray, and R. L. Aalbu. 1996. Catalog of the Dinidoridae of the World. Papua New Guinea Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 39(1): 22-101. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1997. Rolstoniellini, replacement name proposed for Compastini Distant, 1902, a tribal name based on a generic junior homonym. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103(4)[1995]: 401-403. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and J. E. Eger, Jr. 1997. Names proposed and taxonomic publications by Lawrence H. Rolston. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103(4)[1995]:350-359. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1998. Nomenclatural changes in the Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Cydnidae, Pentatomidae). II. Species level changes. Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 100(3): 449-457. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 1998. Nomenclatural changes in the Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Pentatomidae, Tessaratomidae). III. Generic level changes. Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 100(3): 504-510. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and C. Fischer. 1998. Zorcadium Bergroth, an objective junior synonym of Pseudobebaeus Fallou [sic] (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Entomological News 109(4): 274-276. [PDF]

Dolling, W. R., D. A. Rider, and L. H. Rolston. 1999. A catalog of Cimex Linnaeus names, with comments on early works concerning the Heteroptera. Thomas Say Publications in Entomology, 154pp.

Rider, D. A. 2000. Stirotarsinae, new subfamily for Stirotarsus abnormis Bergroth (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93(4): 802-806. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and L.-Y. Zheng. 2002. Checklist and Nomenclatural Notes on the Chinese Pentatomidae (Heteroptera). I. Asopinae. Entomotaxonomia 24(2): 107-115. [PDF]

Rider, D. A., L.-Y. Zheng, and I. Kerzhner. 2002. Checklist and Nomenclatural Notes on the Chinese Pentatomidae (Heteroptera). II. Pentatominae. Zoosystematica Rossica 11(1): 135-153. [PDF]

Wolf, K. W., W. Reid, and D. A. Rider. 2002. Eggs of the stink bug Acrosternum (Chinavia) marginatum (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): A scanning electron microscopy study. Journal of Submicroscopic Cytology and Pathology 34(2): 143-150. [PDF]

Kerzhner, I. M., V. G. Kuznetsova, and D. A. Rider.  2004.  Karyotypes of Pentatomoidea additional to those published by Ueshima, 1979.  Zoosystematica Rossica 13(1): 17-21. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and L.-Y. Zheng.  2005.  Checklist and Nomenclatural Notes on the Chinese Pentatomidae (Heteroptera). III. Phyllocephalinae and Podopinae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107(1): 90-98. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 2006. Description of Antiteuchus (Antiteuchus) kerzhneri, a new discocephaline stink bug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Russian Entomological Journal 15(2):201-204. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 2006. Family Urostylidae. Pp. 102-116, in: Aukema, B. and C. Rieger (eds.), Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region. Vol. 5. The Netherlands Entomological Society, Amsterdam.

Rider, D. A. 2006. Family Tessaratomidae. Pp. 182-189, in: Aukema, B. and C. Rieger (eds.), Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region. Vol. 5. The Netherlands Entomological Society, Amsterdam.

Rider, D. A. 2006. Family Pentatomidae. Pp. 233-402, in: Aukema, B. and C. Rieger (eds.), Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region. Vol. 5. The Netherlands Entomological Society, Amsterdam.

Rider, D. A. 2006. Review of the genus Madates Strand with the description of three new species (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae). In: Rabitsch, W. (ed.), Hug the Bug - For Love of True Bugs. Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Ernst Heiss. Denisia 19:599-610. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. 2007. Cachaniellus, a replacement name for the preoccupied genus Cachanocoris (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 109(1):261.

Rider, D. A. 2008. Massocephalus stysi, a new species of Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from the Philippines. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2):583-590. [PDF]

Rider, D. A. and J. E. Eger, Jr. 2008. Two new genera of Pentatomini for species previously placed in Mormidea Amyot & Serville (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 110(4):1050-1058. [PDF]

Eger, J. E., Jr., L. M. Ames, D. R. Suiter, T. M. Jenkins, D. A. Rider, and S. E. Halbert. 2010. Occurrence of the Old World bug Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius) (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in Georgia: A serious home invader and potential legume pest. Insecta Mundi 121:1-11.

Rider, D. A. 2010. Nomenclatural changes in the Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). IV. Plataspidae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 112(4): 562-564.

Eger, J. E., D. A. Rider, A. M. Hammond, M. J. Murray, and D. B. Thomas. 2011. Obituary, Lawrence Hubert Rolston. Entomologica Americana 117(1-2):110-112.

Yao, Y-z., W-z. Cai, D. A. Rider, and D. Ren. 2011. Primipentatomidae fam. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha), an extinct insect family from the Cretaceous of north-eastern China. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 2012:1-20.

Yao, Y-z., D. Ren, D. A. Rider, and W-z. Cai. 2012. Phylogeny of the infraorder Pentatomomorpha based on fossil and extant morphology, with description of a new fossil family from China. PloS ONE 7(5): 1-17.

Rider, D. A. 2012. The Heteroptera (Hemiptera) of North Dakota I: Pentatomomorpha: Pentatomoidea. Great Lakes Entomologist 45(3-4):312-380. [PDF]

Faúndez, E. I., M. A. Carvajal, and D. A. Rider. 2013. Sinopsis del género Chinavia Orian, 1965 (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) en Chile. Boletin de Biodiversidad de Chile 8: 26-36.

Faúndez, E. I., D. A. Rider, and M. A. Carvajal. 2014. Cochabambia Pirán, 1959 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae), a senior homonym of Cochabambia Marcuzzi, 1985 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), with notes on the placement of Cochabambia Pirán. Zootaxa 3793(5): 595-596.

Ghahari, H., P. Moulet, and D. A. Rider. 2014. An annotated catalog of the Iranian Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha). Zootaxa 3837(1): 1-95.

 

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David A. Rider
Professor of Entomology
North Dakota State University
E-Mail: David.Rider@ndsu.edu

updated: 15 Jul 2014

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