Mark O'Brien Publications

  1. 1979. Observations on the nesting behavior of Alysson conicus Provancher (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 81:435-437. (with F.E. Kurczewski).
  2. 1980. Nocturnal activity of Vespula maculata. Sphecos 2:6
  3. 1980. Further observations on the nesting behavior of Crabro advena Smith (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 82:668-674. (with F. E. Kurczewski).
  4. 1982. Nesting and overwintering behavior of Liris argentata (Hymenoptera: Larridae). Jour. Ga. Entomol. Soc. 17:60-68. (with F.E. Kurczewski).
  5. 1982. Further observations on the ethology of Alysson conicus (Hymenoptera: Nyssonidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 84:225-231. (with F.E. Kurczewski).
  6. 1982. Ethology and overwintering of Podalonia luctuosa (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) Great Lakes Ent. 15:261-275. (with F.E. Kurczewski).
  7. 1983 Mounting bees from alcohol. Newsl. Mich. Ent. Soc. 28(2&3):8.
  8. 1983. Bibliographic guide to the terrestrial arthropods of Michigan. Great Lakes Ent. 16:87-97.
  9. 1983. New butterfly distribution records for northern New York State. Jour. Lepid. Soc. 37:92-94.
  10. 1983. Trypargilum tridentatum (Packard) in trap nests in Oregon (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae; Trypoxylinae). Pan-Pacific Entomol. 58:288-290.
  11. 1983. Observations on the nesting behavior of Podalonia argentifrons. Southwestern Entomol. 8:194-197.
  12. 1983. An observation on Mellinus bimaculatus (Sphecidae). Sphecos 7:15.
  13. 1984. A note on the nesting of Mimesa lutaria (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Great Lakes Entomol. 16:167-169. (with F.E. Kurczewski).
  14. 1984. Diploplectron peglowi, a new record for Michigan (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Astatinae). Great Lakes Ent. 17:119-120.
  15. 1984. The Hymenoptera collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Sphecos 9:22.
  16. 1985. Cleptes speciosus in the Great Lakes region (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae: Cleptinae) Great Lakes Ent. 18:39-40.
  17. 1986. Adventures in the sand... Observing digger wasps. Y.E.S. Quarterly 3:15-20.
  18. 1986. Odorous Ammophilines. Sphecos. 13:21-22.
  19. 1987. Social wasps of the Huron Mountains, Michigan (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Great Lakes Ent. 19:199-202.
  20. 1987. Biology and distribution of Tachysphex aethiops in Michigan (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Larrinae). Great Lakes Ent. 20:71-74.
  21. 1987. Computer-generated maps on the Macintosh: A useful tool for entomologists. Y.E.S. Quarterly 4:5-7.
  22. 1988. Biology of Ammophila evansi and A. mediata in northern Michigan (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Pan-Pacific Entomol. 64:73-79. (with Adrienne O'Brien)
  23. 1988. Bibliographic guide to the terrestrial arthropods of Michigan: Supplement 1. Great Lakes Ent. 21:25-29.
  24. 1988. Records of Ampulicidae in Michigan (Hymenoptera: Sphecoidea). Great Lakes Ent. 21:81-82.
  25. 1988. A review of the nesting behavior and observations on Tachysphex pompiliformis in North America (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Ent. News 99:173-180.(with F.E. Kurczewski).
  26. 1989. Distribution and biology of the sphecine wasps of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Sphecinae). Great Lakes Ent. 22:199-217.
  27. 1990. Eastern range extension of Leptoglossus occidentalis with a key to Leptoglossus species of America north of Mexico (Heteroptera: Coreidae). Great Lakes Ent.23:97-102 (with McPherson, Packauskas and Taylor).
  28. 1990. Earwigs in Michigan. Mich. Ent. Soc.Entomology Notes No. 21, 2 pp.
  29. 1992. Auplopus carbonarius, a Palearctic spider wasp, extends it range to Michigan (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Great Lakes Entomol. 24:185-186. (with F.E. Kurczewski).
  30. 1992. Nesting behavior of Podalonia robusta (Sphecidae). Jour. of Hymenoptera Research 1:235-239. (with F.E. Kurczewski and M. Spofford).
  31. 1993. Entomological and Botanical Software. Newsletter Michigan Entomolgical Society. p 7-9.
  32. 1995. Book Review. Butterflies and skippers of Ohio. Great Lakes Entomol. 28(1):95-96.
  33. 1996. Range extension of Stylogomphus albistylus (Odonata: Gomphidae) for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Great Lakes Entomol. 29(2): 87-88. (Kielb., M.A., E. Bright & M.F. O'Brien).
  34. 1997. Discovery of an isolated population of Anax longipes in Michigan (Odonata: Aeshnidae). Great Lakes Entomol. 29(3):161-164. (Kielb, M.A. & M.F. O'Brien).
  35. 1997. Michigan Odonata Survey Collector's Handbook. 78 pp. Michigan Odonata Survey, Ann Arbor, MI. (edited by MFO)
  36. 1998. Stylurus spiniceps finally verified for Michigan (Odonata: Gomphidae). Argia 9(4):8-9.
  37. 1998. Somatochlora tenebrosa not in Michigan. Argia 9(4):9-10.
  38. 1998. Enallagma basidens (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) expands its range into Michigan. Great Lakes Entomol. 30(4): 181-183.
  39. 1999. Enallagma anna, a damselfly new to the Great Lakes Region (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Great Lakes Entomol. 31(3&4):205-208 (O'Brien M.F. & P.D. Pratt).
  40. 1999. Collecting Odonata Exuviae. Mich. Entomol. Soc., Entomology Notes No. 26, 2 pp.
  41. 2000. Williamsonia lintneri (Odonata: Corduliidae) - A first Michigan record with additional notes on W. fletcheri. Great Lakes Entomol. 32(3):201-205 (Stephen Ross and Mark F. O'Brien)
  42. 2000. A brief history of odonatologists at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Argia 12(2):13-16.
  43. 2001. Dragonflies and damselflies. Mich. Entomol. Soc., Entomology Notes No. 27, 2 pp.
  44. 2002. The painted skimmer, Libellula semifasciata, in Michigan: rare or not? Michigan Birds and Natural History. 9(1):17-18.
  45. 2002. Book Review: Dragonflies of Indiana. Michigan Birds and Natural History. 9(1):19-20.
  46. 2003. The Odonata of the Huron Mountains, Marquette County, Michigan. Bulletin of American Odonatology 7(1):1-22 (O'Brien, M.F., E. Bright and M.A. Kielb).
  47. 2003. An annotated list of the name-bearing types of species-group names in Odonata preserved in the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Occasional Papers Mus. of Zool. Univ. Mich. 736:73 pp. (R.W. Garrison, N. von Ellenrieder, M.F. O'Brien).
  48. 2006. Bug Blogs. Newsl. Michigan Entomol. Soc. 51(3&4):2,8.
  49. 2006. Michigan Odonata Checklist. Newsl. Michigan Entomol. Soc. 51(3&4):6-7.
  50. 2007. Isodontia elegans now in Michigan (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Sphecinae). Great Lakes Entomol. 39 (1&2):94-96. (M.F. O'Brien and J. A. Craves).
  51. 2008. Megachile sculpturalis Smith - A new bee for Michigan (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Newsletter Mich. Entomol. Soc. 53 (1&2):4. (M.F. O'Brien & J.A. Craves)
  52. 2008. Notes on Dianthidium simile (Cresson) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Michigan. Great Lakes Entomol. 40 (1&2): 23-28.
  53. 2008. A significant new Hine's Emerald record for Michigan. Argia 20(3):28. (R. Rutherford & M. O'Brien).
  54. 2009. Odonatological History in Michigan - 1875-1996. Great Lakes Entomol. 41 (1&2):1-11.
  55. 2010. Arigomphus submedianus (Odonata: Gomphidae) to be removed from the Michigan list of Odonata. Argia. 22(3):16-17.
  56. 2010. Polistes dominula (Christ) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Now Established in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Soc. 55(3&4):32.
  57. 2011. UMMZ Fluid Collections on the Move. Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Soc. 56(3&4):38.
  58. 2012. Book Review: Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East. Argia 24(1) 25-26.
  59. 2012. Anthidium oblongatum (Apoidea: Megachilidae) confirmed as a Michigan resident, with notes on other Michigan Anthidium species. Great Lakes Entomol. 45:102-105.(O'Brien, M.F., D.R. Swanson and J. Monsma)
  60. 2012. BOOK REVIEW: Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East. Great Lakes Entomologist. 45:106-107.
  61. 2012. Collecting Gray Petaltails (Odonata) With Mr. Williamson. Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Soc. 57(1&2):6-7.
  62. 2012. The Michigan Odonata Atlas. Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Soc. 57(1&2):7. (O'Brien, M.F. and J.A. Craves).
  63. 2013. Observations on egg parasitism of Aeshna tuberculifera (Odonata: Aeshnidae) by Eulophidae, Trichogrammatidae, and Mymaridae (Hymenoptera) in Alger County, Michigan. The Great Lakes Entomologist 46 (3-4):145-153 (Cebulski, B. C. and M.F. O'Brien).
  64. 2013. The woodlouse hunter occurs in Michigan (Araneae: Dysderidae: Dysdera crocata C.L. Koch 1838). The Great Lakes Entomologist. 46 (3-4): 242-243. (Cognato, A.I. and M.F. O'Brien).
  65. 2013. In Memory of Burton (Burt) Clyde Cebulski, 1946-2013. Argia 25(4) :25.
  66. 2014. Epiaeschna heros (Swamp Darner) in Michigan - A Mystery No Longer. Argia 26(2):8-9
  67. 2014. BOOK REVIEW: Beetles of Eastern North America. The Great Lakes Entomologist 47 (1-2): 97.

This web page last updated by Mark F. O'Brien, 10/09/2014.