Publications & Presentations


Publications

In Review

 

Accepted pending revision and in press

Hwang, W. S. and Weirauch, C. Uncovering hidden diversity: phylogeny and taxonomy of Physoderinae (Reduviidae, Heteroptera) with emphasis on Physoderes Westwood in the Oriental and Australasian regions. European Journal of Taxonomy

 

Published

Leon S., Weirauch C. 2017. Molecular phylogeny informs generic and subgeneric concepts in the Schizoptera Fieber genus group (Heteroptera : Schizopteridae) and reveals multiple origins of female-specific elytra. Invertebrate Systematics 31: 191-207. [link]

Weirauch, C., Forthman, M., Grebennikov, V. and Banar, P. From Eastern Arc Mountains to extreme sexual dimorphism: systematics of the enigmatic assassin bug genus Xenocaucus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Tribelocephalinae). Organisms Diversity & Evolution.doi:10.1007/s13127-016-0314-2

Hoey-Chamberlain, R. and Weirauch, C. 2016. Two new genera of big-eyed minute litter bugs (Hemiptera: Schizopteridae: Hypselosomatinae) from Brazil and Cuba. Zookeys (640):79-102. [link]

Leon, S. and Weirauch, C. 2016. Scratching the Schizoptera surface: taxonomic revision of the subgenus Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) reveals vast undocumented biodiversity of the largest litter bug genus Schizoptera Fieber (Hemiptera: Dipsocoromorpha). Accepted pending revisions, Zootaxa, April 2016.Leon, S. and Weirauch, C. 2016. Scratching the surface: taxonomic revision of the subgenus Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) reveals vast undocumented biodiversity of the largest litter bug genus Schizoptera Fieber (Hemiptera: Dipsocoromorpha). Zootaxa 4184: 255-284. [link]

Gordon, E., McFrederick, Q., and Weirauch, C. 2016. Phylogenetic evidence for ancient and persistent environmental symbiont reacquisition in Largidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Applied and Environmental Microbiology doi:10.1128/AEM.02114-16

Knyshov, A., Leon, S., Hoey-Chamberlain, R. and Weirauch, C. 2016. Pegs, Pouches and Spines: systematics and comparative morphology of the New World litter bug genus Chinannus Wygodzinsky, 1948. Thomas Say Monographs, Entomological Society of America, Annapolis, MD, 112 pp. [link]

Russell, K. and Weirauch, C. 2016. "Toothbrush" plant bugs and allies: Protemiris, gen. nov., a new genus and five new species of Proteaceae-associated Australian Phylinae (Hemiptera: Miridae). In press, Austral Entomology, Early View, DOI: 10.1111/aen.12213 [link]

Zhang, G., Hart, E. R., an Weirauch, C. 2016. A taxonomic monograph of the assassin bug genus Zelus Fabricius (Hemiptera: Reduviidae): 70 species based on 11,000 specimens. In press, Biodiversity Data Journale8150 (08 Jul 2016) doi: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e8150 [link]

Weirauch, C., Seltmann, K. C., Schuh, R. T., Schwartz, M. D., Johnson, C., Feist, M. A., Soltis, P. 2016. Areas of endemism in the Nearctic: a case study of 1,339 species of Miridae (Insecta: Hemiptera) and their plant hosts. Cladistics, Early View, DOI: 10.1111/cla.12169 [link]

Forero, D. and Weirauch, C. 2016. Resin-enabled maternal care is an old evolutionary strategy in New World resin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Early View DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12454. [link]

Leon, S. and Weirauch, C. 2016. Small bugs, big changes: taxonomic revision of Orthorhagus McAtee and Malloch, 1925 (Heteroptera: Dipsocoromorpha). Neotropical Entomologydoi:10.1007/s13744-016-0408-8. [link]

Forthman, M. and Weirauch, C. 2016. Phylogenetics and biogeography of the endemic Madagascan millipede assassin bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Ectrichodiinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100: 219-233. [link]

Forthman, M., Chlond, D. and Weirauch, C. 2016. Taxonomic monograph of the endemic millipede assassin bug fauna from Madagascar (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Ectrichodiinae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 400: 154 pp.  [link]

Walker, A.A., Weirauch, C., Fry, B.G,  and King, G.F. 2016. Venoms of heteropteran insects: a treasure trove of diverse pharmacological toolkits. Toxins, 8: 43 doi:10.3390/toxins8020043 [link]

Zhang, J., Gordon, E., Forthman, M., Hwang, W.S., Walden, K., Swanson, D., Johnson, K.P., Meier, R., and Weirauch, C. 2016. Evolution of the assassin’s arms: insights from a phylogeny of combined transcriptomic and ribosomal DNA data (Heteroptera: Reduvioidea). Scientific Reports 6, 22177. [link]

Leon, S. and Weirauch, C. 2015. Restiid-feeding Semiini (Hemiptera: Miridae: Phylinae) from Western Australia: Description and phylogenetic analysis of the new plant bug genus Restiophylus. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 109(1): 145-157 [link]

Weirauch, C. and Frankenberg, S. 2015. From “insect soup” to biodiversity discovery: taxonomic revision of Peloridinannus Wygodzinsky, 1951 (Hemiptera: Schizopteridae), with description of six new species. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 73(3):457-475[link]

Gordon, E. and Weirauch, C. 2015. Efficient capture of natural history data reveals prey conservatism of cryptic termite Predators. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 65-73. [link]

Zhang, J., Weirauch, C., Zhang, G., and Forero, D. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of Harpactorinae and Bactrodinae uncovers complex evolution of sticky trap predation in assassin bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Cladistics: Early View. [link]

Weirauch, C., Russell, K., and Hwang, W. S. 2015. Reduvius frommeri, a new species of Reduviidae from the Western Nearctic (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), with a synopsis of the Nearctic species of Reduvius Fabricius. Zootaxa 3972 (2): 267-279. [link]

Davranoglou, L. R., Hwang, W. S., and Weirauch, C. 2015. Neotropical Physoderinae revisited, with description of a new, sexually dimorphic species of Leptophysoderes Weirauch (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Zootaxa 3963: 089-099. [link]

Schuh, R. T., Weirauch, C., and Grillo, H. 2015. Revision of Aphelonotus Uhler (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pachynomidae), with description of six new species and documentation of nymphal morphology for two three species. American Museum Novitates. 3829:1-43 [link]

Weirauch, C. J.-M. Bérenger, L. Berniker, D. Forero, M. Forthman, S. Frankenberg, A. Freedman, E. Gordon, R. Hoey-Chamberlain, W. S. Hwang, S. A. Marshall, A. Michael, S. M. Paiero, O. Udah, C. Watson, M. Yeo, G. Zhang, and J. Zhang. 2014, An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 26: 1-115. [link]

Schuh, R. T., Weirauch, C. and Menard, K. 2014. Resolving the identities of Phylinae (Heteroptera: Miridae) described by O. M. Reuter from Australia in 1904. Entomologica Americana 102: 4-6. [link]

Zhang, G. and Weirauch, C. 2014. Molecular phylogeny of Harpactorini (Insecta: Reduviidae): correlation of novel predation strategy with accelerated evolution of predatory leg morphology. Cladistics 30: 339-351. [link]

Weirauch, C. and Stys, P. 2014. Litter bugs exposed – phylogenetic relationships of Dipsocoromorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) based on molecular data. Insect Systematics and Evolution , advance article: [link]

Spangenberg, R., Wipfler, B, Friedemann, K., Pohl, H., Weirauch, C., Hartung, V. and Beutel, R. G. 2013. The cephalic morphology of the Gondwanan key taxon Hackeriella (Coleorrhyncha, Hemiptera). Arthropod Structure and Development 42: 315-337 [link]

Weirauch, C. 2013. Voragocoris schuhi, a new genus and species of Neotropical Schizopterinae (Hemiptera: Schizopteridae). Entomologia Americana 118: 285-294. [link]

Forero, D., Berniker, L., and Weirauch, C. 2013. Phylogeny and character evolution in the bee-assassins (Insecta: Heteroptera: Reduviidae), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 283-302 [link]

Weirauch, C., Alvarez, C., and Zhang, G. 2012. Zelus renardii and Z. tetracanthus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae): biological attributes and the potential for dispersal in two assassin bugs. Florida Entomologist 95: 641-649. [link]

Hwang, W.-S. and Weirauch, C. 2012. Evolutionary History of Assassin Bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae): Insights from Divergence Dating and Ancestral State Reconstruction. PlosONE volume 7, issue 9, e45523. [link]

Walter, J., Fletcher, E., Moussaoui, R., Gandhi, K., and Weirauch, C. 2012. Do Bites of Kissing Bugs Cause Unexplained Allergies? Results from a Survey in Triatomine-Exposed and Unexposed Areas in Southern California. PlosONE volume 7, issue 8, e44016. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2012. Petasolentia, a new genus and species of Chryxinae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 122: 119-122. [link]

Forthman, M. and Weirauch, C. 2012.Toxic associations: A review of the predatory behaviors of millipede assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Ectrichodiinae). European Journal of Entomology 109: 147-153. [link]

Forero, D. and Weirauch, C. 2012. Comparative genitalic morphology in the Neotropical resin bugs Apiomerini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 59: 5-41. [link]

Berniker, L. and Weirauch, C. 2012. New World biogeographyand the evolution of polychromatism: evidence from the bee assassin genus Apiomerus (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). Systematic Entomology 37: 32-54. [link]

Zhang, G. and Weirauch, C. 2011. Sticky predators: a comparative study of raptorial glands in harpactorine assassin bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Acta Zoologica, Early View. [link]

Smith, B. A., Conlan, C., Hwang, W. S., Weirauch, C. 2011. PCR detection of Trypanosoma cruzi in suboptimally preserved vectors and comparative infection rates 2007-2010 in Escondido, Southern California. Short Report. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11: 1603-4. [link]

Berniker, L., Szerlip, S., Forero, D. and Weirauch, C. 2011. Revision of the crassipes and pictipes species groups of Apiomerus Hahn (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). Zootaxa 2949: 1-113. [link]

Weirauch, C. and Schuh, R. T. 2011. Southern hemisphere distributional patterns in plant bugs (Hemiptera : Miridae : Phylinae): Xiphoidellus, gen. nov. from Australia and Ampimpacoris, gen. nov. from Argentina, show transantarctic relationships. Invertebrate Systematics 24: 473-508. [link]

Weirauch, C. and Schuh, R. T. 2011. Systematics and Evolution of Heteroptera: 25 years of progress. Annual Review of Entomology 56: 487-510. [link]

Zhang, G. and Weirauch, C. 2011. Matching dimorphic sexes and immature stages with adults: resolving the systematics of the Bekilya group of Malagasy assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Peiratinae). Systematic Entomology, 36: 115-138. [link]

Weirauch, C., Forero, D. and Jacobs, D. H. 2011. On the evolution of raptorial legs – an insect example (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Phymatinae). Cladistics 27: 138-149. [link]

Schuh, R. T. and Weirauch, C. 2011. Myrtaceae-feeding Phylinae (Hemiptera: Miridae) from Australia: description and analysis of phylogenetic and host relationships for a monophyletic assemblage of three new genera. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 344: 95 pp. [link]

Forero, D., Choe, D.-H., and Weirauch, C. 2011. Resin Gathering in Neotropical Resin Bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae): Functional and Comparative Morphology. Journal of Morphology 272: 204-229. [link]

Hwang, W. S., Zhang, G., Maslov, D., and Weirauch, C. 2010. Infection rates of Triatoma protracta (Uhler) with Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas) in Southern California and molecular identification of trypanosomes. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 83: 1020-1022. [link]

Hwang, W. S. and C. Weirauch. 2010. Revision of the Malagasy Durevius Villiers with descriptions of two new species (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Reduviinae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 41: 123-141. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2010. Tribelocodia ashei, new genus and new species of Reduviidae (Insecta: Heteroptera) has implications on character evolution in Ectrichodiinae and Tribelocephalinae. Insect Systematics & Evolution 41: 103-122. [link]

Weirauch, C., Bulbert, M., and Cassis, G. 2010. Comparative trichome morphology in the assassin bug genus Ptilocnemus Westwood and other Holoptilini (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Holoptilinae). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 248: 237-253. [link]

Weirauch, C. and Cassis, G. 2009. Frena and druckknopf: a synopsis of two fore wing-to-body coupling mechanisms in Heteropterodea (Hemiptera). Insect Systematics & Evolution 40: 229-252. [link]

Weirauch, C. and Gerry, A. C. 2009. Bed Bugs. In: Resh and Carde (eds.) Encyclopedia of Insects. [link]

Weirauch, C. and Munro, J. 2009. Molecular phylogeny of the assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), based on mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal genes. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 53: 287-299. [link]

Klotz, S. A., Dorn, P. L., Klotz, J. H., Pinnas, J. L., Weirauch, C., Kurtz, J. R., and Schmidt, J. 2009. Feeding behavior of tritomines from the southwestern United States: An update on potential risk for transmission of Chagas disease. Acta Tropica 111:114-118. [link]

Soto, D. and Weirauch, C. 2009. Description of the Australian plant bug genus Jiwarli, n.gen. (Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae). American Museum Novitates 3653: 14 pp. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2009. Two new genera of Phylini, Roburocoris n. gen. and Viscacoris n. gen., from Mexico and the southwestern United States (Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae). Entomologia Americana 115: 1-35. [link]

Weirauch, C., Rabitsch, W., and Redei, D. 2009. Austrokatanga, gen. nov., new genus of Ectrichodiinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from Australia. Zootaxa 2094: 1-15. [link]

Schuh, R. T., Weirauch, C. and Wheeler, W. C. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships within Cimicomorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): a total-evidence analysis. Systematic Entomology 34: 15-34. [link]

Cassis, G. and Weirauch, C. 2008. A new species and first record of Dilatops Weirauch (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae) from New Caledonia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52: 119-122. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2008. From four to three segmented labium in Reduviidae (Heteroptera, Insecta). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48: 331-344. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2008. Mangabea barbiger, new species of Collartidini (Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Emesinae) from Madagascar. In: S. Grozeva & N. Simov (eds.) 2008. Advances in Heteroptera Research. Pensoft Publishers Sofi a–Moscow, pp. 391-402. [link]

Schuh, R. T., Weirauch, C., Henry, T. J. and Halbert, S. 2008. Curaliidae, a new family of Heteroptera from the Eastern United States (Insecta). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101: 20-29. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2008. Cladistic analysis of Reduviidae (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha) based on morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 33: 229-274. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2007. Polyozus Eyles & Schuh and allied genera: revision and cladistic analysis of the Polyozus-group of Australian Phylini (Heteroptera: Phylinae). American Museum novitates 3590: 60pp. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2007. Hairy attachment structures in Reduviidae (Cimicomorpha, Heteroptera), with observations on the fossula spongiosa in some other Cimicomorpha. Zoologischer Anzeiger 246: 155-175. [link]

Weirauch, C. and Forero, D. 2007. Kiskeya palassaina, new genus and new species of Saicinae (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from the Dominican Republic. Zootaxa 1468: 57-68. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2006. Anatomy of disguise: Camouflaging structures in nymphs of some Reduviidae (Heteroptera). American Museum novitates 3542: 18pp. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2006. New genus and species of fig-inhabiting Leucophoropterini (Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae) from Australia. Russian Entomological Journal 15(2): 119-124. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2006. Observations on the sticky trap predator Zelus luridus Stål (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae), with the description of a novel gland associated with the female genitalia. Denisia, 50: 1169-1180. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2006. New genera, new species, and new combinations in western Nearctic Phylini (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae). American Museum Novitates 3521: 41 pp. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2006. New genera and species of oak-associated Phylini (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae) from western North America. American Museum novitates 3522: 54 pp. [link]

Weirauch, C. and Cassis, G. 2006. Attracting ants: The trichome in Ptilocnemus lemur (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Holoptilinae) and novel glandular areas on the sternum. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 114: 28-37. 70% contribution. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2006. Dorsal abdominal glands in adult Reduviidae (Cimicomorpha, Heteroptera). Mitt. Mus. Nat.kd. Berl., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. Z 53: 91-102. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2006. New genus and species of Physoderinae (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from the New World, with a revised diagnosis of Physoderinae Miller. American Museum Novitates. 3510: 9 pp. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2006. Metathoracic glands and associated evaporatory structures in Reduvioidea (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha), with observation on the mode of function of the metacoxal comb. European Journal of Entomology. 103: 97–108. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2005. The Heteropteran “Pronotal Gland” Re-examined. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 113: 1–10. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2005. Pretarsal structures in Reduviidae (Heteroptera, Insecta). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 86: 91–110. [link]

Forero, D. & Weirauch, C. 2005. Synonymy of Harpinoderes cicheroi Martínez & Carcavallo, 1989 with Aradomorpha crassipes Champion, 1899 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Zootaxa 950: 1-4. [link]

Forero, D., Weirauch, C. & Baena, M. 2004. Synonymy of the reduviid (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) genus Torrealbaia (Triatominae) with Amphibolus (Harpactorinae), with notes on Amphibolus venator (Klug, 1830). Zootaxa 670: 1-12. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2004. Distribution of a sternal glandular area among female Reduviidae (Heteroptera), with discussion of a possible pheromonal function. Mitt. Mus. Nat.kd. Berl., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 51: 3-6. Weirauch, C. 2003b. Pedicellar structures in Reduviidae - a comment on cave organ and trichobothria. Eur. J. Entomol. 100: 571-580. [link]

Weirauch, C. 2003a. Glanduar areas associated with the male genitalia in Triatoma rubrofasciata (Triatominae, Reduviidae, Hemiptera) and other Reduviidae. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 98: 773-776. [link]

 

Selected Talks (since 2010)

Eric Gordon, Quinn McFrederick, Christiane Weirauch. Largus than life: Ancient and persistent environmental symbiont reacquisition in bordered plant bugs (Pyrrhocoroidea: Largidae). Pacific Branch of the Entomology Society of America Honolulu, Hawaii April 2016.

Eric Gordon Christiane Weirauch. Overcoming Darwinian and Eltonian shortfalls of biodiversity knowledge in the tropical termite assassins. Pacific Branch of the Entomology Society of America Honolulu, Hawaii April 2016.

Anna Georgieva, Eric Gordon, Christiane Weirauch. Gut content screening of Chagas disease vectors reveals new vertebrate host associations. Pacific Branch of the Entomology Society of America Honolulu, Hawaii April 2016.

Weirauch, C. Heteroptera: a status report on progress and problems in heteropteran systematics. Hemipteroid Insect Phylogenetics (HIP) Workshop, University of Illinois, June 2015.

Weirauch, C. Sticky trap predators, millipede hunters, and termite assassins: insights into the evolutionary history of Reduviidae, the assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Colombian Congress of Zoology, December 2014.

Weirauch, C. From predator to blood-feeder: an outline on systematics and evolution of Reduviidae, with emphasis on Triatominae. MUVE Section Symposium: Triatominae from Genes to Populations: The Road to New Insights and Challenges on the Horizon of Vector Ecology.Entomological Society of America, Portland, November 2014.

Leon, S. Straight to the point? The astonishing world of Dipsocoromorpha curation.Organized Meeting: Heteropterist Symposium.Entomological Society of America, Portland, November 2014.

Weirauch, C. Travels in search of True Bugs: from the field to the heteropteran Tree of Life. Lorquin Society Meeting, April 2014.

Weirauch, C. From the Field to the Assassin Bug Tree of Life. CRILAR Research Institution, Anillaco, Argentina. April 2014.

Weirauch, C. and Hoey-Chamberlain, R. Exploring litter bug diversity: the challenges of collecting and curating some of the smallest Heteroptera. Entomological Society of America, Austin, November 2013.

Gordon, E. and Weirauch, C. The trials and tribulations of research in Central Africa: Collecting true bugs in Cameroon. Entomological Society of America, Austin, November 2013.

Weirauch, C. From Bee Killers to the Assassin Bug Tree of Life. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. September 2013.

Weirauch, C.Introduction and Tri-Trophic Database (TTD) ADBC project. SysEB Section Symposium: From Voucher Specimen to Climate Change: The Merging of Systematics and Ecology. Entomological Society of America, Knoxville, November 2012.

Madagascar’s millipede assassin bugs (Reduviidae: Ectrichodiinae): A treasure trove of diversity. Michael Forthman, mfort001(a)ucr.edu, University of California, Riverside, CA). Entomological Society of America, Knoxville, November 2012.

Weirauch, C.Systematics and Evolution of Heteroptera: from Bee Assassins to Litter Bugs. Entomology Department, University of California, Davis, Seminar, October 2012.

Schuh, R., Naczi, R., Weirauch, C., Seltman, K.NSF ADBC Digitization TCN-TTD Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids A Model System for the study of Tri-Trophic Associations. iDigBio Summit II, Gainesville, Florida, October 2012.

Weirauch, C.Bee killer and blood sucker: on the evolution of assassin bugs. Los Angeles County Museum, Seminar Series, September 2012.

Weirauch, C.Bee killer and blood sucker: on the evolution of assassin bugs. Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft Annual Meeting, Konstanz, Germany, September 2012.

Weirauch, C., Schuh, R. T., and Wheeler, W. C. Phylogeny of Heteroptera - combined morphological and molecular perspective. International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, South Korea, August 2012.

Weirauch, C. and Schuh, R. T. PBI and beyond: databasing and the heteropteran community. Simposio latinoamericano de colecoes biologicas & biodiversidade, Teresopolis, Brazil, May 2012 and International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, South Korea, August 2012.

Weirauch, C. Evolutionary Hypothesis Testing in Heteroptera: Morphology as a Framework. Section Symposium “Illuminating the Phenomenon”. Entomological Society of America, Reno, November 2011.

Zhang, G., Tien, D., and Weirauch, C. Surviving ants and parasitoids: an assassin’s tough life: Observations of Zelus araneiformis Haviland (Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) in French Guiana. Entomological Society of America, Heteropterist's Conference, Reno, November 2011.

Weirauch, C., Schuh, R. T. and Forero, D. Genes and gestalt: advancing phylogenetics of Dipsocoromorpha and Cimicomorpha (Heteroptera). 5th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny, Dresden, Germany, September 2011.

Hwang, W. S. and Weirauch, C. Tracing the evolution and adaptations of bloodfeeding triatomine bugs (Triatominae: Reduviidae: Hemiptera) Society for Vector Ecology 43rd Annual Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, September 2011.

SOVE2011

Weirauch, C. Bee killer, blood sucker, sticky trap predator: systematics and evolution of assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae). San Diego State University, Evolution and Ecology Seminar Series, May 2011.

Weirauch, C. Updates on Triatominae in Southern California. Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California, Palm Desert, February 2011.

Forero, D & Weirauch, C. Asesinos de abejas: taxonomía y filogenia de Apiomerus, y su posición dentro de la tribu apiomerini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Invited keynote lecture, Hemiptera Symposium, III Congreso Colombiano de Zoología, Medellin, Colombia. November 2010.

Zhang, G. and Weirauch, C. Sticky bugs on the tree: towards a molecular phylogeny of the Harpactorini (Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). 4th Meeting of the International Heteropterists' Society, Tianjin, July 2010.

Forero, D., Choe, D.-H., Weirauch, C. Resin Gathering In Neotropical Resin Bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Apiomerini): Functional And Comparative Morphology. Poster presentation, 4th International Heteropterist’s Society Meeting, Tianjin, China. July 2010.

Hwang, W. S. and Weirauch C. Towards resolving the polyphyletic Reduviinae (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). 4th International Heteropterist’s Society Meeting, Tianjin China, July 2010.

Berniker, L. and Weirauch, C. Assassins exposed: phylogeny and biogeography of new species of bee killers, genus Apiomerus (Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). 4th International Heteropterist’s Society Meeting, Tianjin, China, July 2010.

Weirauch, C. and R. T. Schuh. Systematics and Evolution of Heteroptera.4th Meeting of the International Heteropterist's Society, Tianjin, China, July 2010.

Weirauch, C. & Hwang, W. S. Evolution of Blood Feeding in Assassin Bugs and the Kissing Bug Problem in Southern California. Center for Disease Vector Control Conference, UCR, March 2010.

Weirauch, C. Triatominae and Chagas Disease A Public Health Risk in Southern California? Southern CA region mosquito and vector control agencies, continuing education program, January 2010.