David Maddison





I've been interested in insects for as long as I can remember, and, judging by the picture at right, for longer than I can remember.

While my passion is for the genus Bembidion and its relatives, I am also interested in beetle diversity as a whole.


Current projects


Standard Publications

Bousquet, Y., A. Smetana, and D.R. Maddison. 1984. Trechus quadristriatus, a Palearctic species introduced into North America (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Canadian Entomologist. 116:215-220.

Maddison, D.R. 1985. Chromosomal diversity and evolution in the ground beetle genus Bembidion and related taxa (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechitae). Genetica, 66:93-114.

Maddison, D.R. 1985. The discovery of Gehringia olympica Darlington (Coleoptera: Carabidae). In G.E. Ball (ed.), Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Zoogeography of Beetles and Ants. A volume dedicated to the memory of Philip Jackson Darlington, Jr. (1904-1983). Dr. W. Junk Publishers, The Hague. pp. 35-37.

Ball, G.E., and D.R. Maddison. 1987. Classification and evolutionary aspects of the species of the New World genus Amblygnathus Dejean, with description of Platymetopsis, new genus, and notes about selected species of Selenophorus Dejean (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Harpalini). Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 113:189-307.

Maddison, D.R. 1993. Systematics of the Holarctic beetle subgenus Bracteon and related Bembidion (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 153(3): 143-299.

Beutel, R.G., D.R. Maddison, and A. Haas. 1999. Phylogenetic analysis of Myxophaga (Coleoptera) using larval characters. Systematic Entomology, 24:171-192.

Maddison, D.R., M.D. Baker, and K.A. Ober. 1999 (1998). A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of 18S ribosomal DNA of carabid beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera), pp. 229-250. In, Phylogeny and classification of Caraboidea (Coleoptera: Adephaga) (G. E. Ball, A. Casale, and A. Vigna-Taglianti, Eds.). Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Atti. Torino, Italy. 517 pp.
Notes about this paper.

Maddison, D.R., M.D. Baker, and K.A. Ober. 1999. Phylogeny of carabid beetles as inferred from 18S ribosomal DNA (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Systematic Entomology, 24:103-138.

Grebennikov, V.V., and D.R. Maddison. 2000. Larvae of Bembidiini (Coleoptera: Carabidae): subtribes Tachyina and Xystosomina. European Journal of Entomology, 97:223-240.

Shull, V., A.P. Vogler, M.D. Baker, D.R. Maddison, and P.M. Hammond.  2001. Sequence alignment of 18S ribosomal RNA and the basal relationships of adephagan beetles: Evidence for monophyly of aquatic families and the placement of Trachypachidae.  Systematic Biology, 50:945-969.
Notes about this paper.

Attygalle, A.B.,  W. Wu,  J. Ruzicka, S. Rao, S. Garvia, K. Herath, J. Meinwald, D.R. Maddison, K.W. Will. 2004. Defensive chemicals of two species of Trachypachus Motschulski (Coleoptera: Trachypachidae), Journal of Chemical Ecology, 30(3):577-588.

Grebennikov, V.V., and D.R. Maddison.  2004.  Phylogenetic analysis of Trechitae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) based on larval morphology, with description of first-instar Phrypeus larvae and a key to genera.  Systematic Entomology, 30:38-59.

Will, K.W., J.K. Liebherr, D.R. Maddison, J. Galián. 2005. Absence Asymmetry: the Evolution of Monorchid Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae). Journal of Morphology, 264: 75-93.

(The beetle photographs on this page are all of members of the genus Bembidion.)


©2006 David R. Maddison