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J. E. McPherson

Professor Emeritus and Former Assistant Department Chair

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Office: 337 Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-4118
Email: mcpherson@zoology.siu.edu

Research interests are (1) taxonomy and biology of North American Pentatomoidea, including effects of photoperiod on various species, (2) biology of aquatic and semiaquatic Hemiptera, and (3) taxonomy and biology of Illinois Reduviidae.

Education

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Course taught

ZOOL 115 (General Biology), ZOOL 220 (Animal Diversity), ZOOL 471 (Entomology), ZOOL 473 (Aquatic Entomology), ZOOL 514 (Advanced Entomology)

Areas of interest

Entomology, Insect Ecology

Recent Publications

McPherson, J. E., and I. Ahmad.  2015.  Sinea incognita McPherson, a new species of assassin bug from America north of Mexico, with designations of lectotypes and paralectotypes for Sinea complexa and Sinea integra and analysis and comparison of the three species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae).  Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 108:  70–88.

Taylor, M. E., C. S. Bundy, and J. E. McPherson.  2014.  Unusual ovipositional behavior of the stink bug Bagrada hilaris (Hemiptera: Heteroptra: Pentatomidae).  Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 107: 872–877.

McPherson, J. E., Jacqueline M. Turner, and M. R. Whiles.  2013.  Diversity and community structure of stream insects in a minimally disturbed forested watershed in southern Illinois.  Great Lakes Entomol. 46: 42–89.

Vessels, H. K., C. S. Bundy, and J. E. McPherson.  2013.  Life history and laboratory rearing of Narnia femorata (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) with descriptions of immature stages.  Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 106: 575–585.

Paiero, S.M., S. A. Marshall, J. E. McPherson, and M.-S. Ma.  2013.  Stink bugs (Pentatomidae) and parent bugs (Acanthosomatidae) of Ontario and adjacent areas:  A key to species and a review of the fauna.  Can. J. Arthropod Identification (24).  183 pp. (BOOK)

McPherson, J. E., and I. Ahmad.  2012.  Comparison of male genitalia of Euschistus spp. in the midwestern United States (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae).  Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 105: 395–402.

McPherson, J. E.  2012.  Redescription of the holotype of Sinea sericea, supplemented with description of additional males and first description of females.  Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 105: 613–618.

McPherson, J. E., C. S. Bundy, and M. H. Sweet, II. 2012. Value of nymphal morphology in determining identity of pregenital and genital segments in adult Corimelaena incognita(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Thyreocoridae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 105: 111-117. 

McPherson, J. E., and Imtiaz Ahmad. 2011. Murgantia thomasi, a new species of stink bug from the Dominican Republic (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 104: 149-153. 

McPherson, J. E., Richard J. Packauskas, Robert W. Sites, Steven J. Taylor, C. Scott Bundy, Jeffrey D. Bradshaw, and Paula Levin Mitchell. 2011. Review of Acanthocephala (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) north of Mexico with a key to species. Zootaxa 2835: 30-40. 

Bundy, C. Scott, and J. E. McPherson. 2011. Life history and laboratory rearing of Mecidea minor(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), with descriptions of immature stages. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 104: 605-612. 

McPherson, J. E., and I. Ahmad. 2011. Parasinea, a new genus of assassin bug, with description of a new species from Colombia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 104: 1285-1291. 

Bundy, C. S., and J. E. McPherson. 2010. Presence of a red morph in adult populations ofMecidea minor (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Mecideni) in New Mexico. J. Entomol. Sci. 45: 317-321. 

McPherson, J. E., Imtiaz Ahmad, and C. S. Bundy. 2009. Comparison of the male and female genitalia of Mecidea major and M. minor (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Mecideini). J. Entomol. Sci. 44: 164-169, 295-296.

Tinerella, P. P., S. J . Taylor, and J. E. McPherson. 2009. New records and a checklist of aquatic true bugs (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha) from Illinois. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 82: 293-299. 

Bundy, C. S., and J. E. McPherson. 2009. Life history and laboratory rearing of Corimelaena incognita (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Thyreocoridae) with descriptions of immature stages. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 102: 1068-1076.

McPherson, J. E. 2008. Review of W. O. Lamp, R. C. Berberet, L. G. Higley, and C. R. Baird (eds.), Handbook of forage and rangeland insects. Great Plains Res. 18: 121-122. 

McPherson, J. E., and Imtiaz Ahmad. 2008. Comparison of male genitalia of Murgantia histrionicaM. varicolor, and M. violascens (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 110: 1028-1033. 

McPherson, J. E., and Imtiaz Ahmad. 2007. Redescriptions of Brochymena and Parabrochymena(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), based primarily on male genitalia, with reclassification of three species and description of New World tribe (Halyini). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 100: 673-682.

McPherson, J. E., Rachel A. Shurtz, and Shannon C. Voss. 2006. Identification of nymphs of midwestern species and instars of Sinea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 99: 755-767.

McPherson, J. E., and Steven J. Taylor. 2006. Notes of the field life history of Steinovelia stagnalis (Hemiptera: Veliidae) in southern Illinois, U.S.A., with a survey of the biological literature. Entomol. News 117: 399-405.

Taylor, S. J., and J. E. McPherson. 2006. Gerromorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in southern Illinois: species assemblages and habitats. Great Lakes Entomol. 39: 1-26.

Shurtz, Rachel A., and J. E. McPherson. 2005. Life history and laboratory rearing of Sinea spinipes (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) with descriptions of immature stages. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 98: 18-36.

Tecic, Diane L., and J. E. McPherson. 2004. Resurvey of the Pentatomoidea (Heteroptera) of the La Rue-Pine Hills Research Natural Area in Union County, Illinois. Great Lakes Entomol. 37: 30-70.

McPherson, J. E.and Imtiaz Ahmad. 2005. Further information on male genitalia ofParabrochymena Larivi¦re and Brochymena Amyot & Serville (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 98: 282-290.

Bundy, C. S., and J. E. McPherson. 2005. Morphological examination of the egg of Mecidea major (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Southwest. Entomol. 30: 41-45.

Bundy, C. S., J. E. McPherson and P. F. Smith. 2005. Comparative laboratory rearing of Mecidea major and M. minor (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 40: 291-294.

McPherson, J. E., Steven J. Taylor, Steven L. Keffer, and John T. Polhemus. 2005. Life history and laboratory rearing of Macrovelia hornii (Hemiptera: Macroveliidae). Entomol. News 116:217-224.