Daniel Young

Daniel Young

Professor and Director of the Wisconsin Insect Research Collection

445 Russell Laboratories
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

608-262-2078

Ph.D. Michigan State University,  1981 (Entomology)
M.S. Michigan State University, 1973  (Entomology)
B.S. Michigan State University, 1971 (Entomology)


I focus primarily on the systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny, biodiversity, and natural history of insects, with an emphasis on Coleoptera. I am the world expert on Pyrochroidae and Ischaliidae and will continue my “regional-to-intemational” research focus for these taxa.

I have a growing intemational research project on the anthicid genus Lemodes; I presently hold about a dozen undescribed species from New Guinea and biogeographically related Pacific island archipelagos. In 1997, I was invited to deliver a symposium paper entitled: “Wisconsin’s Species Diversity: The State of Scientific Knowledge.” In doing so, I entered into a new direction for personal research and undergraduate-graduate training. Wisconsin’s insect fauna is very poorly known compared to those of neighboring states and the region. The absence of a Wisconsin insect inventory has contributed to a critical lack of consideration of insects from biodiversity or conservation biology standpoints and the equally dangerous scenario of habitat management recommendations in these arenas based upon but a few insect species.

My presentation, identified three research priorities: 1) basic taxonomically and habitat/site based sampling and inventory work, 2), training the future generation of taxonomic experts that will be increasingly called upon to form research partnerships with ecologists and conservation biologists, and 3) supporting the state’s natural history collections as the repositories of our natural heritage, to insure their necessary growth, and to support data management (bioinformatics) that is inherently a part of their use. These three priorities have accounted for at least half of my efforts during the past 12 years and will continue to do so.



ENT 302: Introduction to Entomology, Fall and Spring Semesters
ENT 331: Taxonomy of Adult Insects
ENT 375: Insect Biodiversity
ENT 432: Taxonomy and Bionomics of Immature Insects
ENT 468: Studies in Field Entomology
ENT 701: Advanced Taxonomy
ENT 903: Graduate Seminar Series


  • Driesbach Memorial Award, Michigan State University, Department of Entomology, “In recogni­tion of outstanding accomplishment in the area of general entomology”
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, Entomolog­ical Society of America
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin‑Madison (“Chancellor’s Award”)
  • Special Achievement Award, “Greatest Contributions by a single Author” (for American Beetles book project; presented by Coleopterists’ Society)
  • Honorary Member, The Coleopterists Society

I have directed the Wisconsin Insect Research Collection (WIRC) since 1993, overseeing activities of the Academic Curator, student employees, and volunteer, setting and administering WIRC policies and long range plans, developing and approving budget expenditures, and preparing proposals for outside funding.

I also serve as Chair to the UW Natural History Museums Council.


Professional Societies:

American Entomological Society
Coleopterists’ Society
Entomological Collections Network
Entomological Society of America
Insecta Mundi (Center Systematic Entomol.)
Michigan Entomological Society
Pacific Coast Entomological Society
Soc. Preservation Natural Hist. Collections
Entomological Society of Washington
Wisconsin Entomological Society

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1.  Young, D. K. & R. L. Fischer.  1972.  The pupation of Calopteron terminale (Say) (Coleoptera:  Lycidae).  Coleopterists Bulletin  26: 17‑18.

2.  Young, D. K.  1975.  A revision of the family Pyrochroidae (Coleoptera:  Heteromera) for North America based on the larvae, pupae and adults.  Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 11: 1‑39.

3.  Young, D. K.  1976.  A new species of Ischalia from southeastern China (Coleoptera:  Pyrochroidae).  Pan‑Pacific Entomologist 52: 213‑215.

4.  Young, D. K.  1976.  The systematic position of Sphalma quadricollis Horn (Coleoptera:  Salpingidae:  Pythini) as clarified by discovery of its larva.  Coleopterists Bulletin 30: 227‑232.

5.  Young, D. K.  1976.  The systematic position of Pectotoma hoppingi Hatch (Coleoptera:  Scraptiidae:  Scraptiini). Coleopterists Bulletin 30: 265‑266.

6.  Young, D. K.  1976.  Description of the larva of Dioedus punctatus LeConte (Coleoptera:  Tenebrionidae).  Great Lakes Entomologist  9: 79‑81.

7.  Young, D. K.  1976.  A new prey record for Cerceris fumipennis Say (Hymenoptera:  Sphecidae:  Cercerini).  Great Lakes Entomologist 9: 206‑207.

8.  Young, D. K.  1978.  A new species of Lagriomorpha, with observations on the systematic position of the genus (Coleoptera: Anthicidae).  Pacific Insects 18: 105‑109.

9.  Young, D. K.  1979.  A note on the Anthicidae of Kauai, Hawaii.  Pan‑Pacific Entomologist 55: 33.

10. Young, D. K.  1983.  A catalog of the Coleoptera of America north of Mexico.  Family Pyrochroidae.  USDA Agricultural Handbook  529‑120, 9 p.

11. Young, D. K.  1984.  Anisotria shooki, a new genus and species of Pedilinae (Coleoptera:  Pyrochroidae), with a note on the systematic position of Lithomacratria Wickham and a key to the genera.  Coleopterists Bulletiogist 38: 201‑208.

12. Young, D. K.  1984.  Field studies of cantharidin orientation by Neopyrochroa flabellata (Coleoptera:  Pyrochroidae).  Great Lakes Entomologist17: 133‑135.

13. Young, D. K.  1984.  Cantharidin and insects:  An historical review.  Great Lakes Ento­mologist 17: 187‑194.

14. Young, D. K.  1984.  Field records and observations of insects associated with canthari­din.  Great
Lakes Entomologist 17: 195‑199.

15. Young, D. K.  1985.  Description of the larva of Ischalia vancouverensis Harrington (Coleoptera:  Anthicidae:  Ischaliinae), with observations on the systematic position of the genus.  Coleopterists Bulletin 39: 201‑206.

16. Young, D. K.  1985.  The true larva of Lecontia discicollis and change in the systematic position of the genus (Coleoptera:  Boridae).  Great Lakes Entomologist  18: 97‑101.­

17. Young, D. K.  1989.  Notes on the bionomics of Xenomycetes morrisoni Horn (Coleop­tera:  Endomychidae), another cantharidin‑orienting fungus beetle. Pan‑Pacific Ento­mologist 65(4): 447‑448.

18. Young, D. K.  1990.  Distribution of Pelecinus polyturator in Wisconsin (Hymenoptera:  Pelecinidae), with speculations regarding geographical parthenogenesis.  Great Lakes Entomologist 23: 1‑4.

19. Young, D. K.  1990.  The occurrence of Ditylus caeruleus in Michigan (Coleoptera:  Oedemeridae), with observations on its range.  Great Lakes Entomologist 23:  39‑41.

20. Young, D. K. 1990.  The Japanese pyrochroid genus Tosadendroides Kno, 1935:  A new junior synonym of Pedilus Fischer von Waldheim, 1822  (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pedilinae).  Pan‑Pacific Entomologist 66: 307‑311.

21. Young, D. K. & J. B. Stribling. 1990.  Systematics of the North American Cyphon colla­ris species complex, with the description of a new species (Coleoptera: Scirtidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington  92: 194‑204.

22. J. B. Stribling & D. K. Young.  1990.  Descriptions of the larva and pupa of Flavohelodes thoracica (Guerin‑Meneville) with a phytotelma association (Coleoptera: Scirtidae).  Proceedings Entomological Society of Washington 92: 765‑770.

23. Young, D. K. & D. A. Pollock.  1991.  Description of the mature larva of Pedilus flabel­latus (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae:  Pedilinae), with phylogenetic implications of the discovery.  The Canadian Journal of Zoology  69: 2234‑2238.

24. Young, D. K.  1992.  [Invited book review of] Beetles in a Suburban Environment: A New Zealand Case Study.  Environmental Entomology  21: 423.

25. Krauth, S. J. and D. K. Young.  1994.  First records of Enicocephalidae (Hemiptera:  Heteroptera) from Wisconsin.  Entomological News 105: 159‑160.

26. Young, D.  K.  1995.  [Invited book/software review of]  Beetle larvae of the world:  Interactive identification and information retrieval for families and subfamilies.  Envi­ronmental Entomology [submitted Sept. 1995; 4 p.]

27. Young, D. K. 1996.  Status of Pseudopyrochroa types in the Museum National d’histoire Naturelle, Paris (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae).  Oriental Insects 30: 213‑235.

28. Young, D. K.  1996.  Evidence supporting an extensive new synonymy for Pseudopyro­chroa basalis (Pic) (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae), with description of the mature larva and redescription of the adult.  Oriental Insects 30: 237‑250.

29.  Eisner, T., S. R. Smedley, D. K. Young, M. Eisner, B. Roach, J. Meinwald. 1996.  Chemical basis of courtship in a beetle (Neopyrochroa flabellata): cantharidin as precopulatory “enticing” agent.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 93: 6494‑6498.

30.  Eisner, T., S. R. Smedley, D. K. Young, M. Eisner, B. Roach, J. Meinwald. 1996.   Chemical basis of courtship in a beetle (Neopyrochroa flabellata): cantharidin as “nuptial gift”.  Proceedings of the National Academt of Sciences 93: 6499‑6503.

31.  Maxwell, J. A. and D. K. Young.  1998.  A significant eastern range extension for Eleodes tricostatus (Say) (Coleoptera:  Tenebrionidae).  Coleopterists Bulletin  52: 90-92.

32.  Katovich, K., S. J. Levine, and D. K. Young.  1998.  Characterization and usefulness of soil-habitat preferenecs in identification of Phyllophaga (Coleoptera:  Scarabaeidae) larvae. Annals of the Entomological Society of America  91:  288-297.

33.  Otto, R. L. and D. K. Young.  1998.  Description of the larva of Schizophilus subrufus (Randall) (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Pseudomeninae), with notes on its natural history.  Coleopterists Bulletin 52: 306-312.

34.  Young, D. K. 1999.  Transfer of the Taiwanese Pseudopyrochroa umenoi and the Japanese Pseudopyrochroa amamaniato Pseudodendroides (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyro­chroinae).  Pan Pacific Entomologist 75: 1-7.

35.  Rebek, E. J., D. K. Young, and D. B. Hogg.  1999.  A list of Wisconsin springtails with new records and annotations (Hexapoda: Parainsecta: Collembola). Great Lakes Entomologist 32: 51-62.

36.  Williams, A. H. and D. K. Young. 1999.  Attraction of Pedilus lugubris (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae) to  Epicauta murina andEpicauta fabricii (Coleoptera: Meloidae) and new food plant records for Epicauta spp.  Great Lakes Entomologist 32: 97-99.

37.  Young, D. K.  2000.  Five new species ofPseudopyrochroa (Coleoptera:  Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae) from Taiwan.  Oriental Insects 34: 245-262.

38.  Purrington, F. F., D. K. Young, K. J. Larsen, and C.-T. Lee.  2000.  New distribution records of ground beetles from the north central United States (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Great Lakes Entomologist 33: 199-204.

39.  Young, D. K.  2001. Proposed new synonymy for Pseudopyrochroa longa (Perty) (Coleoptera:  Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae), with description of the presumed larva and redescription of the adult.  Oriental Insects 35: 259-270.

40.  Young, D. K.  2001. A change in status for the primary type of Pseudopyro­chroa basalis (Pic) (Coleoptera:  Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae).  Oriental Insects 35: 271-272.

41. Young, D. K. 2001. A new species of Pseudopyrochroa (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae) from China.  Oriental Insects 35: 273-278.

42.   Rebek, E. J., D. B. Hogg, and D. K. Young. 2002.  Effect of four cropping systems on the abundance and diversity of epedaphic springtails (Hexapoda:  Parainsecta:  Collembola) in southern Wisconsin.  Environmental Entomology 31:  37-46.

43.  Young. D. K. and A. Lisberg. 2001.  First record of Axymyiidae (Diptera: Nematocera: Axymyioidea) from Wisconsin.  The Great Lakes Entomologist 34: 7-8.  [issued 2003]

44.  Kriska, N. L. and D. K. Young.  2002.  An annotated checklist of Wisconsin Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera).  Insecta Mundi 16: 31-48.  [issued 2003]

45.  Young, D. K. and K. Katovich.  2002.  First record of Rhipiceridae (Coleoptera: Polyphaga: Dascilloidea) from Wisconsin.  The Great Lakes Entomologist 35:  33-34.  [issued 2003]

46.  Safdar, N., D. K. Young, and D. Andes.  2003.  Autochthonous furuncluar myiasis in the United States:  Case report and literature review.  Clinical Infectious Diseases 36: e73-e80.

47.  Lisberg, A. and D. K. Young.  2003.  Descriptions of larva and pupa ofTomoxia lineella LeConte with notes on larval habitat (Coleoptera:  Mordellidae).  The Coleopterists Bulletin 57: 339-344.

48. Young, D. K. 2003.  A new species of Pseudopyrochroa (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae) from China and Korea.  Special Bulletin of the Society of Japanese Coleopterology  6:  345-351.  [invited paper]

49.  Young, D. K.  2004.  Himalapyrochroa gibbosa, a new genus and species of fire-colored beetle (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae) from Darjeeling, India.  Oriental Insects 38:  189-196.

50.  Young, D. K.  2004.  Dendroidopsis and Frontodendroidopsis: Two new Asian genera of fire-colored beetles (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae), with descriptions of two new species of Dendroidopsis, and lectotype designations forDendroides assamensis Blair andPseudopyrochroa binhana Pic.  Oriental Insects  38:  197-217.

51.  Dunford, J. C. and D. K. Young.  2004.  An annotated checklist of Wisconsin Darkling Beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) with comparisons to the Western Great Lakes fauna.  Transactions of the American Entomological Society 130:  57-76.

52.  Young, D. K.  2004. Pyrochroa daglariensis:  Replacement name for Dendroides cyanipennis Pic (1896), primary junior homonym of Dendroides cyanipennis Latreille (1817) Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae).  Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 106:  933-934.

53.  Young, D. K.  2005.  Dendroides nakabusana Kôno:  Proposed new junior synonym of Dendroides lesnei Blair (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae), with lectotype designation for Dendroides lesnei.  Oriental Insects 39:  89-92.

54.  Young, D. K.  2005.  Sinodendroides chinensis: A new genus and species of fire-colored beetle (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae) from China.  Oriental Insects 39:  93-100.

55.  Young, D. K.  2005.  A new species of Phyllocladus (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae) from China, with a key to males of the two known Chinese species.  Oriental Insects 39:  101-107.

56.  Young, D. K.  2005.  Taxonomic notes on the South American Pogonoceromorphus Pic, including transfer from Pyrochroidae (Pyrochroinae) to Anthicidae (Eurygeniinae).  Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107:  (in press)

57.  Lisberg, A. E. and D. K. Young.  2003.  An annotated checklist of Wisconsin Mordellidae (Coleoptera).  Insecta Mundi 17: 195-202.  [issued 2005.]

58.  Young, D. K. 2006.  Further characterization of, and range extension for Pseudopyrochroa obtusicristata (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae:  Pyrochroinae).  Oriental Insects 40:  107-110.

59.  Young, D. K.  2006.  A new species of Frontodendroidopsis (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae) from China, with a key to males of the two known species.  Oriental Insects 40:  111-114.

60.  Dunford, J. C., D. K. Young, and S. J. Krauth.  Stethobaris ovata (LeConte) (Curculionidae) on eastern prairie fringed orchid [Platanthera leucophaea (Nuttall) Lindley] in Wisconsin.  Coleopterists Bulletin 60:  51-52.

61.  Katovich, K., N. L. Kriska, A. H. Williams, and D. K. Young.  2005. Carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Wisconsin.  Great Lakes Entomologist 38:  30-41. [dated Spring/Summer 2005; published 2006.]

62.  Kriska, N. L. and D. K. Young.  2005.  New Wisconsin records for Cyclocephala lurida (Coleoptera:  Scarabaeidae).  Great Lakes Entomologist 38:  201-202. [dated Spring/Summer 2005; published 2006.]

63.  Price, M. B. and D. K. Young.  2006.  An annotated checklist of Wisconsin sap and short-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Kateretidae).  Insecta Mundi 20:  69-84.

64.  Rutledge, C. E. and D. K. Young.  2007.  First report of an attractant for a tumbling flower beetle (Coleoptera: Mordellidae).  Environmental Entomology 36:  894-898.

65.  Young, D, K. and M. S. Caterino.  2007.  Discovery of the male of Neopyrochroa californica (Horn, 1891) (Coleoptera:  Pyrochroidae).  Pan-Pacific Entomologist 83: 315-320.  [publication date 8 February 2008.]

66.  Young, D, K.  2007.  Three new Asian species of Ischalia Pascoe, 1860 (Coleoptera:  Ischaliidae), with a world checklist of subgenera and species.  Pan-Pacific Entomologist 83: 321-331.  [publication date 8 February 2008.]

67.  Price, M. B. and D. K. Young.  2007.  An annotated checklist of Wisconsin handsome fungus beetles (Coleoptera: Endomychidae).  Great Lakes Entomologist 40: 177-188.  [publication date 2008.]

68.  Young, D. K. and J. J. Dorshorst. 2008.  First record of Rhagonycha fulva (Scopoli) (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) in the United States and observations on the emergence of the parasitoid, Strongygaster triangulifera (Loew) (Diptera: Tachniidae). Great Lakes Entomologist 41:  100-102.  [publication date 2009.]

69.  Dorshorst, J. J. and D. K. Young. 2008.  An annotated checklist of Wisconsin checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae and Thanerocleridae). Great Lakes Entomologist 41: 169-184.  [publication date 2009.]

70.  Young, D. K. 2009.  Rediscovery of Pseudopyrochroa uniformis Pic (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae:             Pyrochroinae).  Zootaxa 2263: 59-65.

71.  Young, D. K. 2009.  Transfer of Pyrochroa daglariensis to Hemidendroides Ferrari (Coleoptera:  Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae), with a dichotomous key to the four species of the genus.  Zootaxa 2263: 66-68.

72.  Williams, A. H. and D. K. Young. 2009.  The alien Hippodamia variegata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) quickly establishes itself throughout Wisconsin.  Great Lakes Entomologist 42: 100. [publication date 2010.]

73. Brabant, C. M. and D. K. Young.  2010.  An annotated checklist of Wisconsin Mutillidae (Hymenoptera). Great Lakes Entomologist 43: 41-51.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1.  Young, D. K.  1990.  Prostomidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 515‑516.

2.  Young, D. K.  1990.  Synchroidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 516‑518.

3.  Young, D. K.  1990.  Boridae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 537‑539.

4.  Young, D. K.  1990.  Pythidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by  F. W. Stehr. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 539‑541.

5.  Young, D. K.  1990.  Pyrochroidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 541‑544.

6.  Young, D. K.  1990.  Pedilidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 544‑547.

7.  Young, D. K.  1990.  Othniidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 547‑549.

8.  Young, D. K.  1990.  Salpingidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr.  Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 549-551.

9.  Young, D. K.  1990.  Inopeplidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr.  Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 551-552.

10. Young, D. K.  1990.  Anthicidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 552‑554.

11. Young, D. K.  1990.  Euglenidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 554‑555.

12. Young, D. K.  1990.  Scraptidae.  In Immature Insects. Volume II. Edited by F. W. Stehr. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque. pp. 555‑556.

13.  Young, D. K.  2001.  1.  Family Cupedidae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 19-21.

14. Philips, T. K. & D. K. Young.  2001.  2.  Family Micromalthidae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 22-23.

15.  Young, D. K.  2002.  35.  Family Eucinetidae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 82-84.

16.  Young, D. K.  2002.  36.  Family Clambidae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 85-86.

17.  Young, D. K.  2002.  37.  Family Scirtidae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 87-89.

18.  Young, D. K.  2002.  52.  Family Callirhipidae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 144-145.

19.Young, D. K.  2002.  53.  Family Artematopodidae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 146-147.

20. Young, D. K.  2002.  54.  Family Brachypsectridae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 148-149.

21.  Young, D. K.  2002.  71.  Family  Lymexylidae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 261-262.

22.  Young, D. K.  2002.  96.  Family Mycetophagidae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 399-400.

23.  Young, D. K.  2002.  97.  Family Archeocrypticidae.   In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Bee­tles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 401-402.

24.  Young, D. K. & D. A. Pollock  2002.  99.  Family Tetratomidae. In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 413-416.

25.  Young, D. K.  2002.  107.  Family Prostomidae. In  Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 510-511.

26.  Young, D. K.  2002.  108.  Family Synchroidae. In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 512-513.

27.  Young, D. K. 2002.  110.  Family Stenotrachelidae.  In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 520-521.

28.  Young, D. K.  2002.  115.  Family Pyrochroidae. In Arnett, R. H. Jr. and M. C. Thomas, eds., American Beetles.  St. Lucie Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.  p. 540-543.

29.  Pollock, D.A. and D. K. Young.  2008.  Family Pyrochroidae, pages 414-417.  In Löbl, I. and A. Smetana, eds.  Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera.  Volume 5.  Tenebrionoidea.  Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 670 p.

NON‑REFERRED PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

1.  Young, D. K.  1989.  The Marsh Beetles (Coleoptera:  Scirtidae) of Pine Hollow and the UW‑Milwaukee Field Station.  The University of Wisconsin‑Milwaukee Field Station Bulletin 21:  1‑9.

2.  Young, D. K., D. B. Hogg and G. J. Snortheim.  1993.  A survey of soil macroarthropods associated with corn in alternative cropping systems.  Second Report of The Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial; pp. 10‑20.

3.  Young, D. K., D. B. Hogg and E. J. Rebek.  1994.  A survey of soil macroarthropods associated with corn in alternative cropping systems, 1992.  Third Report of The Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial; pp. 26‑36.

4.  Hogg, D.B., D. K. Young, H. Hoffman and E. J. Rebek.  1994.  Residue decomposition following corn in three cropping systems: 1993 results.  Third Report of The Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial; pp. 37‑42.

5.  Young, D. K. 1995.  Forum.  Remnant dependence among prairie‑ and savanna‑inhabiting insects.  Natural Areas Journal 15: 290‑292.

6.  Young, D. K., D. B. Hogg and E. J. Rebek.  1995.  Pitfall trap analysis of soil macroar­thropods associated with the Wisconsin integrated cropping systems trial, 1993.  Fourth Report of The Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial; pp. 26‑36.

7.  Hogg, D., D. Young, E. Rebek, T. Mulder, J. Hoffman.  1995.  Residue decomposition and associated invertebrates: 1994 results.  Fourth Report of The Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial; pp. 37‑42.

8.  Rebek, E. J., D. K. Young, and D. B. Hogg.  1996.   Pitfall trap analysis of soil macroar­thropods associated with the Wisconsin integrated cropping systems trial, 1994.  Fifth Report of The Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial; pp. 52-62.

9.  Rebek, E. J., D. B. Hogg, and D. K. Young.  1996.  Soil invertebrates associated with soil core sampling and residue decomposition, 1995.  Fifth Report of The Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial; pp. 63-77.

10.  Young, D. K., K. Katovich, and M. Schwengel.  1996.  The larval habitat ofLecontia discicollis   (LeConte) (Boridae).  Mola 6: 2-3.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION)

Kazantsev, S. V. and D. K. Young. Two new species of Ischalia Pascoe, 1860 from China, with observations on previously described Chinese Ischalia and notes on mimicry in the Palaearctic and Nearctic members of the genus (Coleoptera: Ischaliidae). [submitted to Russian Entomological Journal; 11 manuscript pages + Figure Plates]

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (SUBMITTED)

Young, D. K. Eight new species of Lemodes (Lagriomorpha) (Coleoptera: Anthicidae: Lemodinae) From Indonesian New Guinea, with a revised key to the species. [submitted to Zootaxa; 37 manuscript pages + Figure Plates]

Young, D. K. A new Asian subgenus and species of Ischalia (Coleoptera: Ischaliidae) with an assessment of subgeneric concepts, revised world checklist and key to the “blue elytra” species.  [submitted to Zootaxa; 16 manuscript pages + Figure Plate]

 

Teaching

I teach ENT 302, Introduction to Entomology; the course serves as prerequisite for virtually all other entomology courses. It runs at capacity both fall and spring semesters each year, 100+ students/year. I also teachENT331, Taxonomy of Adult Insects, ENT 432, Taxonomy and Bionomics of Immature Insects, and ENT 468, Studies in Field Entomology (our departmental “Capstone course”): I developed and teach ENT 701, our Advanced Taxonomy series, including course devoted to Coleoptera, Diptera, and Hemiptera.

About five students/year work with me in ENT 699, Directed Study and I rotate through our Graduate Seminar Series, ENT903. Dr. Goodman and I developed and teach ENT 875 for high school teachers who teach Advanced Placement Biology. Dr. Goodman and I also participate in “Grandparent’s University”; we have offered an “entomology major” for the past three years.

Mentor Teaching

I serve as advisor for entomology undergraduate majors (15-20 students/year); I am also faculty advisor for our Undergraduate Entomology Club.

Additional Young Laboratory Program Information:

UW-Madison Wisconsin Insect Research Collection

Young Lab of Systematic Entomology