Peer Reviewed Publications


Somjee, U., Miller, C. W., Tatarnic, N. J. and Simmons, L. W. 2018. Experimental manipulation reveals a trade-off between weapons and testes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31(1): 57-65.

Cassis, G., Hodgins, M., Weir, T. A. and Tatarnic, N. 2018. Phylogenetic reclassification and genitalic morphology of the small water strider genus Nesidovelia Andersen & Weir and allied Microveliinae (Hemiptera: Veliidae). Austral Entomology 57(1): 97-106.


Mahoney, P. C., Tatarnic, N. J., O'Hanlon, J. C. and Umbers, K. D. L. 2017. Mate guarding and male mate choice in the chameleon grasshopper Kosciuscola tristis (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Journal of Ethology 35(2): 197-201.


Cassis, G., Cheng, M. and Tatarnic, N. 2016. Flattened plant bugs of the Pandanus-inhabiting genus Frontimiris Carvalho (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) and Pandanus spiralis - Heteropteran associations in the east Kimberley. Austral Entomology 55(4): 371-382.  


Tatarnic, N. J., Cassis, G., and Siva-Jothy, M. T. 2014. Traumatic insemination in terrestrial arthropods. Annual Review of Entomology 59: 245-261.


Tatarnic, N. J.  and Cassis, G. 2013. Surviving in sympatry: paragenital divergence and sexual mimicry between a pair of traumatically inseminating plant  bugs. American Naturalist 182:542-551.

*Tatarnic N. J., *Umbers, K. D. L., & Song, H. G. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of the Kosciuscola grasshoppers endemic to the Australian alpine and montane regions. Invertebrate Systematics 27: 307-316. [*joint first authorship]

Tatarnic, N. J. 2013. Description of eight new species of the traumatically inseminating plant bug genus Coridromius (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae: Coridromini). European Journal of Taxonomy 35: 1-24.


Cassis, G., Cheng, M. and Tatarnic, N. J. 2012. Systematics of the plantbug genus Irianocoris Carvalho (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae: Austromirini). Entomologica Americana 118(1): 157-176.

Tatarnic, N. J. and Spence, J. R. 2012. Courtship and mating in the crusader bug, Mictis profana Fabricius. Australian Journal of Entomology 52:1 51-155.

Tatarnic, N. J.  2012. Mafulemesa schuhi (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae), a new species from Australia. Entomologica Americana 118(1): 274-277.

Umbers, K. D. L., Tatarnic, N. J., Holwell, G. I., and Herberstein, M. E. 2012. Bright turquoise as an intraspecific signal in the chameleon grasshopper (Kosciuscola tristis). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 67(3): 439-447.

Umbers, K. D. L., Tatarnic, N. J., Holwell, G. I., and Herberstein, M. E. 2012. Ferocious fighting between male grasshoppers. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49600

Bath, E. Tatarnic, N. J. and Bonduriansky, R. 2012. Asymmetric reproductive isolation and interference in neriid flies: the roles of genital morphology and behaviour. Animal Behaviour 84(6): 1331-1339. 

Tatarnic, N. J. and Cassis, G. 2012. The Halticini of the World (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae): generic reclassification, phylogeny and host plant associations. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 164: 558-658.


Tatarnic, N. J. and Cassis, G. 2011. The thread-legged bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) of Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Zootaxa 2967: 21-43.

Tatarnic, N. J. and Cassis, G. 2011. A systematic revision of the Australian ploiarioline thread-legged assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae). Zootaxa 2762: 1-30.

Cassis, G., Tatarnic, N. and Symonds, C. 2011. Systematics of the moth larval-feeding genus Kundakimuka Cassis (Heteroptera: Miridae: Deraeocorinae: Termatophylini). Heteropterus Revista de Entomologia 11: 215-225. 


Tatarnic, N. J. and Cassis, G. 2010. Sexual coevolution in the traumatically inseminating plant bug genus Coridromius. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23:1321-1326.

Cassis, G., Symonds, C. and Tatarnic, N. 2010. A remarkable new species of stone-dwelling Orthotylini (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae) from Australia. Zootaxa 2485: 58-68.


Tatarnic, N. J. 2009. Dampierella and Goodeniaphila: two new genera of Halticini from Australia, with descriptions of three new species and a key to the Halticini of Australia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Orthotylinae: Miridae). Zootaxa 2105: 43-60.


Tatarnic, N.J., and Cassis, G. 2008. Revision of the plant bug genus Coridromius Signoret (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae). Bulletin of theAmerican Museum of Natural History 315:1-95.

Schwartz, M. and Tatarnic, N. J. 2008. Nesidiorchestes hawaiiensis Kirkaldy: new tribal assignment and lectotype designation (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae: Orthotylini). Zootaxa 1677: 57-68.

Schwartz, M. D., Schuh, R. T. and Tatarnic, N. J. 2008. A new genus and species of Halticini from South Africa (Hemiptera: Miridae). African Entomology 16: 23-32.


Tatarnic, N. J., Cassis, G. and Hochuli, D. F. 2006. Traumatic insemination in the plant bug genus Coridromius Signoret (Heteroptera: Miridae). Biology Letters2: 58-61

Invited Publications


Tatarnic, N. J. 2009. Book Review: Australian water bugs (Hemiptera-Heteroptera, Gerromorpha and Nepomorpha): Their biology and identification. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 41(3): 124-126.

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