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Insect Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Phylogenetic Relationships
Office Location: 432 Plant Biotechnology Building
Office Phone: 865-974-7950
Ph.D., The University of Arizona, Entomology
M.S., Clemson University, Entomology
B.S., Clemson University, Entomology
Systematics of Simuliidae (Black Flies)
Systematics of Dixidae (Meniscus Midges)
Molecular Systematics
Development of Nuclear Genes for Systematics
Research Description:
Our laboratory uses morphological and molecular data to address questions in the areas of insect taxonomy, biodiversity, and phylogenetic relationships. 

Representative Publications:

Curler, G.R., J.K. Moulton. 2012. A review of Nearctic Clytocerus (Diptera, Psychodidae, Psychodinae). Canadian Entomologist 144: 186-195.

Curler, G.R., J.K. Moulton (2012) Phylogeny of psychodid subfamilies (Diptera: Psychodidae) inferred from nuclear DNA sequences with a review of morphological evidence for relationships.  Systematic Entomology (in press).

Hansen, J., W.E. Klingeman, J.K. Moulton, J.B. Oliver, M.T. Windham, A. Zhang, R.N. Trigiano. 2012. DNA fingerprinting of the Synanthedonini (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America (in press).

Jacobson, A.J., G.R. Curler, G.W. Courtney, J.K. Moulton. 2011. New species of net-winged midges of the genus Blepharicera Macquart (Diptera: Blephariceridae) from eastern North America. Systematic Entomology 36: 768–800.

Felderhoff, K.L., E.C. Bernard, J.K. Moulton. 2010. Survey of Pogonognathellus Borner (Collembola: Tomoceridae) in the southern Appalachians based on morphological and molecular data. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103(4): 472-491.

Moulton, J.K., B.M. Wiegmann. 2007. The phylogenetic relationships of flies in the superfamily Empidoidea (Insecta: Diptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 701-713.

Moulton, J.K., B.M. Wiegmann. 2004. Evolution and phylogenetic utility of CAD (rudimentary) among Mesozoic-aged eremoneuran Diptera (Insecta). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 363-378.


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