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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Room 242
Phone: (208) 885-6274
Fax: (208) 885-7760

Mailing Address:
Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, ID 83844-2339

Ding Johnson

James B. "Ding" Johnson

Office: Agricultural Science Building
Room 243

Phone: (208) 885-7543
Email: djohnson@uidaho.edu

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Insect Taxonomy and Biology
  • Selected Publications
    • Henry, C. S., et al. In Press. Obligatory Duetting Behavior in the Chrysoperla carnea group of Cryptic Species (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): Its Role in Shaping Evolutionary History. Biological Reviews.
    • Henry, C. S., et al. 2012. Parallel Evolution in courtship songs of North American and European green lacewings (Neuproptera: Chrysopidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 105: 776-796.
    • Johnson, J. B. et al. 2012. Mymaromella pala Huber and Gibson (Hymenoptera: Mymarommatidae) in Idaho: a New State Record, Pan-Pacific Entomologist 87:297-299.
    • Johnson, J.B. and M. M. Furniss. 2012. First Record of Micromus variegatus Fabricius) (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae), an accidentally introduced Palearctic species, in the United States. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 87: 294-296.
    • Charles S. Henry, C.S., S. J. Brooks, J.B. Johnson, M.M. Wells, and P. Duelli. 2011. Song analysis reveals a permanent population of the Mediterranean green lacewing (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) Chrysoperla agilis Henry et al. living in Central Alaska. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 104:649-657.
    • Maier, C. A., M. A. Ivie, J. B. Johnson, and D. R. Maddison. 2010. A New Northern-most Record for the Family Hydroscaphidae LeConte, with Description of a New Species (Coleoptera; Hydroscaphidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 64:289-302.
    • Hatten, T. D., et al. 2010. Note on Occurrence of Mymaromella pala Huber and Gibson (Hymenoptera: Mymarommatidae) in Montana: a New State Record. Western North American Naturalist 70:567-569.
    • Henry, C. S., et al. 2010. The most important green lacewing in Indian agricultural crops, Chrysoperla sillemi (Esben-Petersn), is a subspecies of Chrysoperla zastrowi (Esben-Petersen) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Journal of natural history 44:2543-2555.
    • Johnson, J. B., Lowe, C. C., Birch, S. M., Merickel, F. M., and Cook, S. P. 2009. Embolemus nearcticus (Brues) (Hymenoptera: Embolemidae) in Idaho: a new state record. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 85: 13-14.
    • Johnson, J. B., R. Emberson and J. Marris. 2008. Biology of Metaxina ornata Broun (Coleoptera: Metaxinidae), with notes on associated beetle taxa. Journal of the Coleopterists Society 62:215-219.
    • Henry, C. S. et al. 2007. The courtship song of the South African lacewing, Chrysoperla zastrowi (Esben-Peterson) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae): evidence for a trans-equitorial geographic range. Journal of Natural History 40:2173-2195.
  • Research Projects
    • Conducts research on taxonomy of green lacewings 
    • Directs the Idaho Insect Survey
    • Curates the W.F.Barr Entomology Museum