Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

25. Somjee, U., Miller, C. W., Tatarnic, N. J. and Simmons, L. W. 2017. Experimental manipulation reveals a trade-off between weapons and testes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology (accepted 9 October)

24. Cassis, G., Hodgins, M., Weir, T. A. and Tatarnic, N. 2017. Phylogenetic reclassification and genitalic morphology of the small water strider genus Nesidovelia Andersen & Weir and allied Microveliinae (Hemiptera: Veliidae). Austral Entomology (early online 26 April 2017)

23. 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.

22. 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.  

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

20. 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.

19. *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. [*denotes joint first authorship]

18. 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.

17. 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.

16. 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.

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

14. 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.

13. 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

12. 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. 

11. 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.

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

9. 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.

8. 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. 

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

6. 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.

5. 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.

4. 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.

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

2. 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.

1. 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

1. 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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