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Dr. John Robert Grehan

Curriculum vitae

Personal information:
E-mail: Calibar.John@gmail.com
Home-page: http://johngrehan.net

Research activities and interests: Biology of ghost moths Biogeographic, phylogenetic and evolutionary relationships of ghost moths (Hepialidae).
Panbiogeography Spatial relationships of animal and plant distributions and their correlation with earth history processes.
Exploration of biogeography as a foundation for evolutionary theory.
Hominoid systematics Exploration of morphology as independent phylogenetic evidence for resolving human-great ape relationships.

photograph left: Hunting
Korscheltellus gracilis larvae mid winter in Vermont.

Full publication list

Publications on Hepialidae:
(pdf copies available)
Grehan J.R. & HASH(0xff13c8) 1979. Larvae of Aenetus virescens (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) in decaying wood. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 8: 505-514.

Grehan J.R. & Winstanley W.J. 1980. The puriri moth. Forest and Bird. 13: 28-32.

Grehan J.R. & HASH(0xff41d0) 1981. Morphological changes in the three-phase development of Aenetus virescens larvae (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 8: 505-514.

Grehan J.R. 1983. Larval establishment behaviour of the borer Aenetus virescens (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) in live trees. New Zealand Entomologist. 7: 413-417.

Grehan J.R. 1984. Record of Wiseana signata (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) larvae in sand dunes. New Zealand Entomologist. 7: 417-418.

Grehan J.R. & HASH(0xffbb20) 1984. The host range of Aenetus virescens (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) and its evolution. New Zealand Entomologist. 8: 51-61.

Grehan J.R. & HASH(0xffc5d0) 1984. Description of the male of the endemic New Caledonian species Aenetus cohici (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 10: 285-288.

Grehan J. R. & Moeed A. & Meads M.J. 1984. Observations on Trioxycanus enysii (Butler) (sensu Meyrick, 1880) (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) on Kapiti Island, New Zealand, with a description of larval chaetotaxy. New Zealand Entomologist. 7: 408-413.

Grehan J.R. & Patrick B.H. 1984. Bog inhabiting Hepialidae (Lepidoptera) of New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist. 8: 64-67.

Grehan J.R. & Wigley P.J. 1984. Fungal and bacterial diseases of Aenetus virescens (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). New Zealand Entomologist. 8: 61-63.

Grehan J.R. 1988. Evolution of arboreal tunneling by the larvae of Aenetus (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 14: 441-462.

Grehan J.R. 1988. Fungal and vascular plant polysaccharide digestion by larvae of Aenetus virescens (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). New Zealand Entomologist. 11: 57-67.

Grehan J.R. 1988. Life cycle of the wood-borer Aenetus virescens (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 14: 209-217.

Grehan J.R. 1989. Larval feeding habits of the Hepialidae. Journal of Natural History (British Museum). 33: 469-485.

Grehan J.R. & Parker B.L. & Wagner D.L. & Rosovsky J. & Aleong J. 1992. Root damage by the conifer swift moth: a mortality factor in montane red spruce regeneration. Forest Science. 38: 611-622.

Leonard J.G. & Grehan J.R. & Parker B.L. 1992. First instar descriptions of Korscheltellus gracilis (Grote) and Sthenopis auratus (Grote) (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) with a consideration of cladistic relationships between setae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 100: 594-614.

Tobi D. & Grehan J.R. & Parker B.L. 1993. Review of the ecological and economic significance of forest Hepialidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Journal of Forest Ecology and Management. 56: 1-12.

Grehan J.R. 1998. Survey of Semiothisa fraserata) ( Geometridae) and Gazoryctra sciophanes (Hepialidae) in the southern Appalachians. Unpublished report for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Asheville, North Carolina July 1998.

Grehan J.R. & Rawlins J.E. 2003. Larval description of the New World ghost moth Phassus and the evolutionary biogeograph of wood boring Hepialidae (Lepidoptera: Exoporia: Hepialoidea). Journal of the Washington Entomological Society. 105: 733-755.

Grehan J.R. 2009. Ghost moth (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) research and discovery in the Southwest Pacific. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 38: 17-30.

Grehan J.R. 2010. Structural variants in the morphology of the first abdominal tergite supporting the monophyly of the Latin American genera Cibyra, Druceiella, Pfitzneriella, and Trichophassus (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 39: 43-63.

Grehan J.R. 2011. Notes on the biogeography of eastern Asian ghost moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 40: 59-74.

Grehan J.R. 2012. Evidence for the generic placement of the ghost moth Korschelellus fusconebulosa (De Geeer, 1778) (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) and comments on the monophyly of Korscheltellus Börner 1920. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 42: 29-32.

Mielke C. & Grehan J.R. 2012. Catalogue of the Latin American Hepialidae with taxonomic remarks (Lepidoptera). Nachricten des Entomologischen Veriens Apollo, N. F. 32: 131–158.