Barber, J., Leavell, B.C., Keener, A.L., Breinholt, J.W., Chadwell, B.A., McClure, C.J.W., Hill, G.M., Kawahara, A.Y. 2015. Moth tails divert bat attack: Evolution of acoustic deflection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 112(9): 2812–2816. PDF | National Geographic | Science | ScienceNews

Ponce, F.V., Breinholt, J.W. , Hossie, T., Barber, J.R., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Kawahara, A.Y. 2015. A molecular phylogeny of Eumorpha (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) and the evolution of anti-predator larval eyespots. Systematic Entomology 40(2):401-408. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12111 PDF


GIGA Community of Scientists. 2014. The Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance: Developing community resources to study diverse invertebrate genomes. Journal of Heredity 105(1):1-18. PDF

Kawahara, A.Y., Breinholt, J.W. 2014. Phylogenomics provides strong evidence for relationships of butterflies and moths. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences 281: 20140970. PDF | Nature World News |

Lewis, D., Nakahara, S., Sperling, F., Cotton, A., Kawahara, A.Y., Condamine, F. 2014. Role of Caribbean Islands in the diversification and biogeography of Neotropical Heraclides swallowtails. Cladistics. PDF DOI: 10.1111/cla.12092

Misof, B. et al. (Kawahara, A.Y. one of co-authors). 2014. Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution. Science 346(6210): 763-767. DOI: 10.1126/science.1257570 PDF | | Nature World News | Science Daily misof

Johns, C.A., Tangalin, N., Bustamente, K., Kawahara, A.Y. Evidence of an undescribed, extinct Philodoria species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from Hawaiian Hesperomannia herbarium specimens. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 46: 55-57.

Lees, D.C., Kawahara, A.Y., Rougerie, R., Ohshima, I., Kawakita, A., O. Bouteleux, DePrins, J., Lopez-Vaamonde, C. 2014. DNA barcoding reveals a largely unknown fauna of Gracillariidae leaf-mining moths in the Neotropics. Molecular Ecology Resources 14: 286-296. PDF | Cited by 2

Lee, G.-E., Hayden, J., Kawahara, A.Y. 2014. External egg morphology of the Hawaiian Dancing Moth, Dryadaula terpsichorella. Journal of Natural History 48: 969–974. PDF

Pomerantz, A.F., Hoy, M.A., Kawahara, A.Y. 2014. Molecular characterization and evolutionary insights into potential sex-determination genes in the western orchard predatory mite Metaseiulus occidentalis (Chelicerata: Arachnida: Acari: Phytoseiidae). Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. DOI:10.1080/07391102.2014.941402. PDF | Cited by 2


Barber, J.R., Kawahara, A.Y. 2013. Hawkmoths produce anti-bat ultrasound. Biology Letters 9: 20130161. PDF | CBS News | Nature News | National Geographic | Cited by 4

Breinholt, J.W., Kawahara, A.Y. 2013. Phylotranscriptomics: Saturated third codon positions radically influence the estimation of trees based on next-gen data. Genome Biology and Evolution 5(11): 2082–2092. PDF | Cited by 3

Kawahara, A.Y., Rubinoff, D. 2013. Convergent evolution of morphology and habitat use in the explosive Hawaiian fancy case caterpillar radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26(8):1763-73. PDF | Cited by 1

Kawahara, A.Y., Breinholt, J.W., Ponce, F.V., Haxaire, J., Xiao, L., Lamarre, G.P.A., Rubinoff, D., Kitching, I.J. 2013. Evolution of Manduca sexta hornworms and relatives: Biogeographical analysis reveals an ancestral diversification in Central America. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 68: 381–386. PDF | Cited by 1

Kawahara, A.Y., Jones, M., Jia, Q., Lapointe, S.L., Stansly, P.A. 2013. A synthetic pheromone for Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) attracts multiple leafminer species. Florida Entomologist 96(3): 1213-1216. | Cited by 1

Kawahara, A.Y. 2013. Systematic revision and review of the extant and fossil snout butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Libytheinae). Zootaxa 3631: 1-74. PDF

Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Zwick, A., Bazinet, A.L., Cummings, M.P., Kawahara, A.Y. et al. 2013. A large-scale, higher-level, molecular phylogenetic study of the insect order Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). PLoS ONE 8(3): e58568. PDF | Cited by 28


De Prins, J., Kawahara, A.Y., 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Zootaxa 3594, 1-283. High-Res Figure 3. Supplementary Table 1. PDF | Cited by 3

Kawahara, A.Y. 2012. Getting established in academia. Science 336 (6086): 1233.

Kawahara, A.Y., Rubinoff, D. 2012. Three new species of Fancy Case caterpillars from threatened forests of Hawaii (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae: Hyposmocoma). ZooKeys 170: 1-20. PDF | Cited by 4

Kawahara, A.Y., Ortiz-Acevedo, E., Marshall, C.J. 2012. External morphology of adult Libythea celtis (Laicharting [1782]) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Zoological Science 29: 463–475. PDF

Kawahara, A.Y., Emmel, T.C., Miller, J.Y., Warren, A.D. 2012. A new institution devoted to Insect Science: The Florida Museum of Natural History, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. Insect Science 19(3): 426–428.

Rubinoff, D., San Jose, M., Kawahara, A.Y. 2012. Phylogenetics and species status of Hawaii’s endangered Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth, Manduca blackburni (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Pacific Science 66(1): 31-41. PDF | Cited by 5


Cho, S., Zwick, A., Regier, J.C, Mitter, C., Cummings, M.P., Yao, J., Du, Z., Zhao, H., Kawahara, A.Y., Weller, S., Davis, D.R., Baixeras, J., Brown, J.W., Parr, S. 2011. Can deliberately incomplete gene sample augmentation improve a phylogeny estimate for the advanced moths and butterflies (Hexapoda: Lepidoptera)? Systematic Biology 60(6):782–796. PDF | Cited by 28

Kawahara, A.Y., Ohshima, I., Kawakita, A., Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Cummings, M.P., Davis, D.R., Wagner, D.L., De Prins, J., Lopez-Vaamonde, C. 2011. Increased gene sampling strengthens support for higher-level groups within leaf-mining moths and relatives (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:182. DOI:10.1186/1471-2148-11-182. PDF | Cited by 17

Kawahara, A.Y., Tangalin, N., Rubinoff, D. 2011. Life-history notes on the fern-mining endemic Hyposmocoma (Euperissus) trivitella Swezey 1913 (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) from Kauai and a report of associated parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 43: 9-12. PDF | Cited by 1

Kawahara, A.Y. 2011. Review of Goldsmith, M.R. and Marec F. (eds) “Genetics and Molecular Biology of Lepidoptera.” Florida Entomologist 94(1): 119-120. PDF

Kawahara, A.Y., Nishida, K., Rubinoff, D. 2011. The behavior of the Hawaiian dancing moth, Dryadaula terpischorella (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 65(2): 133-135.

Mitter, K.T., Larsen, T.B., Collins, S., Vande Weghe, G., De Prins, J., De Prins, W., Sfian, S., Zakharov, E., Hawthorne, D.J., 2011. Kawahara, A.Y., Regier, J.C. 2011. The butterfly subfamily Pseudopontiinae is notmonobasic: marked genetic diversity and morphology reveal three new species of Pseudopontia (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Systematic Entomology 36(1): 139-163. PDF | Cited by 9

van Nieukerken, E.J. et al. 2011. Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.), Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 212–221. (Kawahara one of 51 authors). PDF | Cited by 107


Kawahara, A.Y., Sohn, J.-C., De Prins, J., Cho, S. 2010. Taxonomic report of five leaf-mining moths new to Korea (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Entomological Research 40: 131-135. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-5967.2010.00268.x | Cited by 3

Scott, J., Kawahara, A.Y., Skevington, J., Yen, S.-H., Sami, A., Smith, M., Yack, J. 2010. The evolutionary origins of ritualized acoustic signals in caterpillars. Nature Communications 1: 4. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1002 PDF | Cited by 21


De Prins, J., Kawahara, A.Y. 2009. On the taxonomic history of Phyllocnistis Zeller 1848 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Nota Lepidopterologica 32: 27-35. PDF | Cited by 2

Kawahara, A.Y., Mignault, A.A., Regier, J.C., Kitching, I.J., Mitter, C. 2009. Phylogeny and biogeography of hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): evidence from five nuclear genes. PLoS ONE 4(5): e5719. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005719 PDF | Cited by 36

Kawahara, A.Y. 2009. Phylogeny of snout butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Libytheinae): combining evidence from the morphology of extant, fossil, and recently extinct taxa. Cladistics 25: 1-19. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2009.00251.x PDF | Cited by 9

Kawahara, A.Y., Nishida, K., Davis, D.R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). ZooKeys 27:7-30. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.27.250. PDF | Cited by 14

Kawahara, A.Y., Saito, M. 2009. The current state of the Butterfly Society of Japan. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society 51(4): 128.

Kawahara, A.Y. 2009. Review of The Hawk Moths of North America: A Natural History of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada by James P. Tuttle. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111(4): 911-912.

Regier, J.C., Zwick, A., Cummings, M.P., Kawahara, A.Y., Cho, S., Weller, S.J., Roe, A.D., Baixeras-Almela, J., Brown, J.W., Parr, C.S., Davis, D.R., Epstein, M.E., Hallwachs, W., Hausmann, A., Janzen, D.H., Kitching, I.J., Solis, M.A., Yen, S.-H., Bazinet, A., Mitter, C. 2009. Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 280. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-280 PDF | Cited by 112

Roe, A.D., Weller, S.J., Baixeras, J., Brown, J., Cummings, M.P., Davis, D., Kawahara, A.Y., Parr, C., Regier, J.C., Rubinoff, D., Simonsen, T.J., Wahlberg, N., Zwick, A. 2009. Evolutionary Framework for Lepidoptera Model Systems. pp. 1-24 In Goldsmith, M.; F. Marec (eds.), Genetics and Molecular Biology of Lepidoptera. CRC Press, Boca Raton. | Cited by 17

Rubinoff, D.R., Osborne, K.H., Kawahara, A.Y. 2009. Synonymization of the euphonious Arctonotus lucidus (Sphingidae) based on recent DNA evidence. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 63(4): 233-235.

2007 Kawahara, A.Y.. 2007. Thirty-foot telescopic nets, bug-collecting videogames, and beetle pets: Entomology in modern Japan. American Entomologist 53(3): 160-172. PDF | Cited by 3

Root, H.T., Kawahara, A.Y., Norton, R.A. 2007. Anachipteria sacculifera n. sp. (Acari: Oribatida: Achipteriidae) from arboreal lichens in New York State. Acarologia 157 (3-4): 187-195. | Cited by 4

2006 Kawahara, A.Y. 2006. The biology of the snout butterflies (Nymphalidae: Libytheinae), Part 1: Libythea Fabricius. Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan 57(1): 13-33. PDF | Cited by 4

Kawahara, A.Y. 2006. The biology of the snout butterflies (Nymphalidae: Libytheinae), Part 2: Libytheana Michener. Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan 57(3): 265-277. PDF | Cited by 3

Kawahara, A.Y., Adamski, D. 2006. Taxonomic and behavioral studies of a new dancing Beltheca Busck from Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 108(2): 253-260. PDF | Cited by 4

Kawahara, A.Y., Winkler, I., Hsu, W.W. 2006. New host records of the ectoparasitic biting midge Forcipomyia pectinunguis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) on adult geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 79(3): 297-300. PDF | Cited by 1

Kawahara, A.Y., Dirig, R. 2006. Nectar source records for Libytheana carinenta (Nymphalidae: Libytheinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 60(4): 101-105. PDF | Cited by 3

2005 Ylla, J., Peigler, R.S., Kawahara, A.Y. 2005. Cladistic analysis of moon moths using morphology, molecules and behaviour: Actias Leach, 1815; Argema Wallengren, 1858; Graellsia Grote, 1896 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). SHILAP Revista Lepidopterologica 33(131): 299-317. | Cited by 6
2004 Dirig, R., Kawahara, A.Y. 2004. The Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius, Hesperiidae) in West Virginia. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society 46(1): 22, 31.

Kawahara, A.Y. 2004. Lepidoptera of Mt. Shirao: A survey from 1998-1999. Journal of the Entomological Society of Shizuoka (Suruga No Konchu) 205: 5714-5716. | Cited by 10

2003 Kawahara, A.Y. 2003. Behavioral observations of Libytheana carinenta Cramer. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society 45: front cover + 107-108, 127. | Cited by 3

Kawahara, A.Y. 2003. Rediscovery of Libythea collenettei Poulton & Riley in the Marquesas, and a description of the male. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 57: 81-85. PDF | Cited by 8