McKenna, D.D., E.D. Scully, Y. Pauchet, K. Hoover, R. Kirsch, S.M. Geib, R.F. Mitchell, R.M. Waterhouse, S. Ahn, D. Arsala, A.K. Bennett, J.B. Benoit, H. Blackmon, T. Bledsoe, J.H. Bowsher, A. Busch, B. Calla, H. Chao, C. Childers, D.J. Clarke, L. Cohen, J.P. Demuth, H. Dinh, H. Doddapaneni, A. Dolan, J.J. Duan, S. Dugan, M. Friedrich, K.M. Glastad, M.A.D. Goodisman, S. Haddad, Y. Han, D.S.T. Hughes, P. Ioannidis, J.S. Johnston, J.W. Jones, L.A. Kuhn, D.R. Lance, C. Lee, S.L. Lee, H. Lin, J.A. Lynch, A.P. Moczek, S.C. Murali, D.M. Muzny, D.R. Nelson, S.R. Palli, K.A. Panfilio, D. Pers, M.F. Poelchau, H. Quan, J. Qu, A.M. Ray, J.P. Rinehart, H.M. Robertson, R. Roehrdanz, A.J. Rosendale, S. Shin, C. Silva, A.C. Torson, I.M. Vargas-Jentzsch, J.H. Werren, K.C. Worley, G. Yocum, E.M. Zdobnov, R.A. Gibbs and S. Richards. In Press. Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle-plant interface. Genome Biology. Featured in the Editor’s Choice section in the journal Science (

Haddad, S., & D.D. McKenna. (2016). Phylogeny and evolution of superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia). Systematic Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12179

McKenna, D.D. (2016). Molecular Systematics of Coleoptera. In: Leschen, R.A.B., Beutel, R.G., and (Eds.). Handbook of Zoology. Volume I Arthropoda: Insecta. Coleoptera, Beetles. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Beutel, R.G., D.D. McKenna. (2016). Coleoptera: Systematic position, basal branching pattern and early evolution. In: Leschen, R.A.B., Beutel, R.G. (Eds.). Handbook of Zoology. Volume I Arthropoda: Insecta. Coleoptera, Beetles. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Robertson, J.A., A. Ślipiński, M. Moulton, F.W. Shockley, A. Giorgi, N.P. Lord, D.D. McKenna, W. Tomaszewska, J. Forrester, K.B. Miller, M.F. Whiting, J.V. McHugh. (2015). Phylogeny and classification of the beetle superfamily Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia). Systematic Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12138

Kjer, K.H. Aspock, U. Aspock, R.G. Beutel, A. Blanke, A. Donath, T. Flouri, P. Frandsen, L. Jermiin, P. Kapli, A. Kawahara, K., R. Lanfear, H. Letsch, C. Mayer, D.D. McKenna, K. Meusemann, O. Niehuis, R. Peters, J. Rust, A. Stamatakis, B.v. Reumont, T. Wappler, J. Ware, B. Wiegmann, D. Yeates, X. Zhou, B. Misof. (2015). Response to comment on ‘Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution.’ Science 349 (6247): 487-488

Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation. (2015). Resolution in support of urgent measures to conserve protected animal species in the Greater Congo Basin (peer-reviewed).
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McKenna, D.D., A.L. Wild, K. Kanda, C.L. Bellamy, R.G. Beutel, M.S. Caterino, C.W. Farnum, D.C. Hawks, M.A. Ivie, M.L. Jameson, R.A.B. Leschen, A.E. Marvaldi, J.V. McHugh, A.F. Newton, J.A. Robertson, M.K. Thayer, M.F. Whiting, J.F. Lawrence, A. Ślipiński, D.R. Maddison, B.D. Farrell. (2015). The Beetle Tree of Life Reveals Coleoptera Survived End Permian Mass Extinction to Diversify During the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution. Systematic Entomology DOI: 10.1111/syen.12132 (summary paper from the NSF Beetle Tree of Life [BToL] molecular project)

Hulcr, J., T.H. Atkinson, A.I. Cognato, B.H. Jordal, & D.D. McKenna. (2015). Morphology, Taxonomy, and Phylogenetics of Bark Beetles. In: F. Vega & R. Hofstetter (Eds.) Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species. pp. 41-81.

Scully, E.D., S.M. Geib, J.E. Carlson, M. Tien, D.D. McKenna, K. Hoover. (2014). Functional genomics and microbiome profiling of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) reveal new insights into the digestive physiology and nutritional ecology of wood-feeding beetles. BMC Genomics 15: 1096. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-1096

ScienceCover07Nov2014Misof, B., S. Liu, K. Meusemann, R.S. Peters, A. Donath, C. Mayer, P.B. Frandsen, J. Ware, T. Flouri, R.G. Beutel, O. Niehuis, M. Petersen, F. Izquierdo-Carrasco, T. Wappler, J. Rust, A. J. Aberer, U. Aspock, H. Aspock, D. Bartel, A. Blanke, S. Berger, A. Bohm, T. Buckley, B. Calcott, J. Chen, F. Friedrich, M. Fukui, M. Fujita, C. Greve, P. Grobe, S. Gu, Y. Huang, L.S. Jermiin, A.Y. Kawahara, L. Krogmann, M. Kubiak, R. Lanfear, H. Letsch, Y. Li, Z. Li, J. Li, H. Lu, R. Machida, Y. Mashimo, P. Kapli, D.D. McKenna, G. Meng, Y. Nakagaki, J.L. Navarrete-Heredia, M. Ott, Y. Ou, G. Pass, L. Podsiadlowski, H. Pohl, B.M. v. Reumont, K. Schutte, K. Sekiya, S. Shimizu, A. Slipinski, A. Stamatakis, W. Song, X. Su, Nikolaus U. Szucsich, M. Tan, X. Tan, M. Tang, J. Tang, G. Timelthaler, S. Tomizuka, M. Trautwein, X. Tong, T. Uchifune, M.G. Walzl, B. Wiegmann, J. Wilbrandt, B. Wipfler, K. F. Wong, Q. Wu, G. Wu, Y. Xie, S. Yang, Q. Yang, D.K. Yeates, K. Yoshizawa, Q. Zhang, R. Zhang, W. Zhang, Y. Zhang, J. Zhao, C. Zhou, L. Zhou, T. Ziesmann, S. Zou, Y. Li, X. Xu, Y. Zhang, H. Yang, J. Wang, J. Wang, K.M. Kjer, X. Zhou. Phylogenomics Resolves the Timing and Pattern of Insect Evolution. 2014. Science 346: 763-767. (Cover)

Evans, A.M., McKenna, D.D., Bellamy, C.L., B.D. Farrell. Large-scale molecular phylogeny of metallic wood-boring beetles (Buprestidae and Schizopodidae) provides new insights into relationships and reveals multiple evolutionary origins of the larval leaf-mining habit. 2014. Systematic Entomology DOI: 10.1111/syen.12108

McKenna, D.D., B.D. Farrell, M.S. Caterino, C.W. Farnum, D.C. Hawks, D.R. Maddison, A.E. Seago, A.E.Z. Short, A.F. Newton, M.K. Thayer. (2014). Phylogeny and evolution of Staphyliniformia and Scarabaeiformia (rove and scarab beetles): Forest litter as a stepping-stone for diversification of non-phytophagous beetles. Systematic Entomology DOI: 10.1111/syen.12093

McKenna, D.D. (2014). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution of Coleoptera. In Beutel, R.G. & R.A.B. Leschen (Eds.) Handbook of Zoology. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. Volume 3: Morphology and Systematics (Phytophaga). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.pp. 1-10

Wang, B., J.Y. Ma, D.D. McKenna, E.V. Yan, H.C. Zhang, E.A. Jarzembowski. (2013). The earliest known longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae: Prioninae) and implications for the early evolution of Chrysomeloidea. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology DOI: 10.1080/14772019

Niehuis_etal_2012_coverNiehuis, O., G. Hartig, S. Grath, H. Pohl, J. Lehmann, H. Tafer, A. Donath, V. Krauss, C. Eisenhardt, J. Hertel, M. Petersen, C. Mayer, K. Meusemann, R. Peters, P. Stadler, R. Beutel, E. Bornberg-Bauer, D.D. McKenna, B. Misof. (2012). Genomic and morphological evidence converge to resolve the enigma of Strepsiptera. Current Biology. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2012.05.018 (Cover)

Prado, A., D.D. McKenna, D. Windsor. (2012). Molecular evidence of cycad seed predation by an immature Aulacoscelidinae beetle (Coleoptera: Orsodacnidae). Systematic Entomology. 37(4): 747–757.

McKenna, D.D. (2011). Temporal lags and overlap in the diversification of weevils and flowering plants: Recent advances and prospects for additional resolution. American Entomologist 57(1): 54–55.

McKenna, D.D. (2011). Towards a temporal framework for “Inordinate Fondness”: Reconstructing the macroevolutionary history of beetles (Coleoptera). Entomologica Americana 117(1&2): 28–36.

Meskens, C.R., D.D. McKenna, T. Hance, D. Windsor. (2011). Host plant taxonomy and phenotype dictate the structure of a tropical hispine beetle-host plant food web. Ecological Entomology 36(4): 480–489.

McKenna, D.D., B.D. Farrell. (2010). 9-genes reinforce the phylogeny of Holometabola and yield alternate views on the phylogenetic placement of Strepsiptera. PLoS ONE 5(7): E1187.

Marvaldi, A.E., D.D. McKenna, B.D. Farrell. (2010). Weevils in the beetle tree of life: Exploring the phylogeny of Curculionoidea using morphology and molecules. Cladistics 26(2): 216.

McKenna, D.D., A.S. Sequeira, A.E. Marvaldi, B.D. Farrell. (2009). Temporal lags and overlap in the diversification of weevils and flowering plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106: 7083–7088. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0810618106

McKenna, D.D., B.D. Farrell. (2009). Beetles (Coleoptera). Pp. 278-289. In: The Timetree of Life, S. B. Hedges & S. Kumar Eds. Oxford University Press.

McKenna, D.D., A.E. Marvaldi, B.D. Farrell. (2007). Weevils: A remarkably diverse branch in the beetle tree of life. Curculio 53: 11–12. (Edited, but not peer-reviewed)

PNAS_2006_Cover-806x1024McKenna, D.D., B.D. Farrell. (2006). Tropical forests are both evolutionary cradles and museums of leaf beetle diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 103(29): 1047–1051. (Cover, Commentary by D. Strong & M. Sanderson) [Figure reproduced in textbook: Insect Ecology by P. Price, R. Denno, M. Eubanks, I. Kaplan, & D. Finke. Cambridge University Press]

McKenna, D.D., K.M. McKenna. (2006). Sesiid moths reduce germination, seedling growth, and survivorship in Pentaclethra macroloba (Mimosaceae), a locally dominant lowland Neotropical tree. Biotropica 38(4): 508–513.

McKenna, D.D., B.D. Farrell. (2006). The beetle tree of life project. Chrysomela 46: 2. (Edited, but not peer-reviewed)

McKenna, D.D. (2006). In search of Zingiberales-feeding rolled leaf hispine beetles (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) in the lowland tropical forests and savannas of southeastern Nicaragua. Chrysomela 45: 6–7. (Edited, but not peer-reviewed)

McKenna, D.D., B.D. Farrell. (2005). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of host plant use in the Neotropical rolled leaf ‘hispine’ beetle genus Cephaloleia (Chevrolat) (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 37(1): 117–131.

McKenna, D.D. (2004). Flora and Vegetation of Kalamazoo County Michigan, Vascular Plants. Special Issue, The Michigan Botanist 43(3): 222 pp. (Book) [Provides locally relevant data describing the habitat, distribution, and abundance of 1639 plant species in Kalamazoo County, MI based on 10 yrs of field studies.]

McKenna, D.D., M.R. Berenbaum. (2003). A field investigation of Depressaria (Elachistidae) host plants and ecology in the western United States. Journal of the Lepidopterist’s Society 57(1): 36–42.

McKenna, D.D. (2002). Asclepias verticillata and roadways of the upper Midwest: From home on the range to life in the fast lane. The Michigan Botanist 41: 111–114.

PNAS2001CoverZangerl, A.R., D.D. McKenna, C.L. Wraight, M. Carroll, P. Ficarello, R. Warner, M.R. Berenbaum. (2001). Effects of exposure to event 176 Bt corn pollen on monarch and black swallowtail caterpillars under field conditions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 98: 11908–11912. (Cover)

McKenna, D.D., K.M. McKenna, S.B. Malcolm, M.R. Berenbaum. (2001). Implications of roadway mortality for populations of Lepidoptera in east-central Illinois. Journal of the Lepidopterist’s Society 55(2): 63–68. [Figure reproduced in textbook: Insect Diversity Conservation by M. Samways. Cambridge University Press]

McKenna, D.D., A.R. Zangerl, M.R. Berenbaum. (2001). A native Hymenopteran predator of Agonopterix alstroemeriana (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae) in east-central Illinois. The Great Lakes Entomologist 34(1): 71–75.

McKenna, D.D., K.G. Murray. (1996). Altitudinal variation in the abundance and diversity of seed-harvesting leaf-litter ants along an altitudinal gradient in Costa Rica. Hope College Journal of Biology.