Dr. Paul K. Lago

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Professor
Department of Biology
The University of Mississippi

Contact:

Office: 224 Shoemaker Hall
E-mail: plago@olemiss.edu
Telephone: (662) 915-7472
FAX: (662) 915-5144


 

 Research Interests:

Entomology, insect taxonomy, primarily of the Coleoptera (Scarabaeidae and Carabidae), Trichoptera (Curvipalpia) and Neuroptera, faunistic studies of freshwater insects of Mississippi, insect-plant associations.
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 Education:

Ph.D. North Dakota State University
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 Research Support

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. NASA (Sverdrup, Inc., Lockheed, Tetra Tech). USDA.
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 Publications

1. Post, R. L., D. G. Aarhus, P. K. Lago, and F. H. Perkins. 1976. Insects: How to Collect, Mount,Preserve, Identify, Store and Display them. North Dakota Insects, Pub. 10. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. 55 pp.

2. Lago, P. K., R, L. Post, and C. Y. Oseto. 1979. The Phytophagous Scarabaeidae and Troginae (Coleoptera) of North Dakota. North Dakota Insects, Pub. 12. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. 131 pp.

3. Lago, P. K. and D. F. Stanford. 1979. New records for dryopoid beetles in Mississippi. Entomol. News 90:56.

4. Lago, P. K. 1979. A Mississippi record for the introduced dung beetle, Onthophagus taurus Schreber (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Entomol. News 90:152.

5. Lago, P. K. 1979. Notes on wing length and sex ratio in Evening Grosbeaks. Inland Bird Banding 51:11-13.

6. Lago, P. K., D. F. Stanford and P. D. Hartfield. 1979. A preliminary list of Mississippi damselflies (Insecta: Odonata: Zygoptera). J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 24:72-76.

7. Harris, S. C., P. K. Lago and R. B. Carlson. 1980. Preliminary survey of the Trichoptera of North Dakota. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 82:39-43.

8. Lago, P. K. 1980. New records for Phyllophaga (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Mississippi. Entomol. News 91:61-62.

9. Stark, B. P. and P. K. Lago. 1980. News records of Nearctic Sialis (Megaloptera: Sialdae), with emphasis on Mississippi fauna. Entomol. News 91:117-121.

10. Lago, P. K. 1981. Records of Pyrgotidae from Mississippi, with additional notes on the distribution of Sphecomyiella valida (Harris) and Pyrgota undata Wiedemann (Diptera). Entomol. News 92:115-118.

11. Stanford, D. F. and P. K. Lago. 1981. Additions to the list of dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera) of Mississippi. Notul. Odontol. 1:135-136.

12. Lago, P. K. 1981. Mississippi spongillaflies: A new state record, additional distribution records and a key to the adults. J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 26:27-30.

13. Harris, S. C. and P. K. Lago. 1982. Annotated list of the Trichoptera of several streams on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Entomol. News 93:79-84.

14. Lago, P. K., R. W. Holzenthal and S. C. Harris. 1982. An annotated checklist of the caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana. Part I: Introduction and Hydropsychoidea. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 84: 495-508.

15. Harris, S. C., P. K. Lago and R. W. Holzenthal. 1982. An annotated checklist of the caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana. Part II: Rhyacophiloidea. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 84: 509-512.

16. Holzenthal, R. W., S. C. Harris and P. K. Lago. 1982. An annotated checklist of the caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana. Part III. Limnephiloidea and conclusions. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 84: 513.520.

17. Lago, P. K. and S. C. Harris. 1983. New species of Trichoptera from Florida and Alabama. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer.76: 664-667.

18. Stark, B. P. and P. K. Lago. 1983. Studies of Mississippi fishflies (Megaloptera: Corydalidae: Chauliodinae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 56: 356-364.

19. Goddard, J. and P. K. Lago. 1983. An annotated list of the Calliphoridae (Diptera) of Mississippi. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 18: 481-484.

20. Lago, P. K. and P. R. Miller. 1983. Records of Mississippi Silphidae (Coleoptera) with a key to the species known to occur in the state. J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 28: 83-87.

21. Harris, S. C., P. K. Lago and P. E. O’Neil. 1984. Trichoptera of the Cahaba River system in Alabama. Entomol. News 95: 103-112.

22. Harris, S. C., P. E. O’Neil and P. K. Lago. 1984. Emergence patterns and distribution of Trichoptera in the Cahaba River system, Alabama, U.S.A. Proc. Fourth Internat. Sym. Trichoptera. Series Entomol. 30: 169-174. Dr. W. Junk, Publ., The Hague.

23. Lago, P. K. and A. E. Zuccaro, Jr. 1984. Mississippi record for Omophron grossum Casey (Coleoptera: Carabidae), with notes on behavior and habitat. Coleopts. Bull. 38: 118.

24. Lago, P. K., J. R. MacDonald and W. H. Cross. 1984. Mexican records for Onthophagus gazella Fabricius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleopts. Bull. 38: 214.

25. Lago, P. K. and S. C. Harris. 1985. A new species of Nyctiophylax (Trichoptera: Polycentropididae) from Alabama and Mississippi. Entomol. News. 96: 16-18.

26. Goddard, J. and P. K. Lago. 1985. Notes on blow fly (Diptera: Calliphoridae) succession on carrion in northern Mississippi. J. Entomol. Sci. 20: 312-317.

27. Gordon, E. A., S. C. Harris and P. K. Lago. 1986 Descriptions of new species of Cheumatopsyche (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) and the presumed female of C. helma Ross from Alabama. Florida Entomol. 69: 314-318.

28. Lago, P. K. and P. R. Miller. 1986. Notes on the Coleoptera associated with the flowers of Magnolia grandiflora in northern Mississippi. J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 31: 141-146.

29. Lago, P. K. and S. C. Harris. 1987. The Chimarra (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae) of eastern North America with descriptions of three new species. J. New York Entomol. Soc. 95: 225-251.

30. Lago, P. K. and M. 0. Mann. 1987. A survey of Coleoptera associated with flowers of wild carrot (Daucus carota L. (Apiaceae) in northern Mississippi. Coleopts. Bull. 41: 1-8.

31. Lago, P. K. and S. C. Harris. 1987. An annotated list of the Curvipalpia (Trichoptera) of Alabama. Entomol. News 98: 225-262.

32. Lago, P. K. and S. Testa. 1987. Insects of Point Clear Island and surrounding marshlands, Hancock County, Mississippi. I. Description of study area and discussion of hemimetabolous orders (Ephemeroptera, Odonata), J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 32: 109-118.
33. Lago, P. K. 1988. North Dakota Eleodes Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Entomol. News 99: 17-22.

34. Lago, P. K., S. Testa, III, and M. E. Dakin, Jr. 1988. The insects of Point Clear Island and surrounding marshlands, Hancock County, Mississippi. II. Orthoptera, Dermaptera, Isoptera, and Embioptera. J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 33: 81-91.

35. Lago, P. K. and S. Testa, III. 1989. Records of owlflies (Neuroptera: Ascalaphidae) from Mississippi, with a key to species. Entomol. News 100: 11-17.

36. Lago, P. K. and D. F. Stanford. 1989. Phytophagous insects associated with cultivated marijuana, Cannabis sativa, in northern Mississippi. J. Entomol. Sci. 24: 437-445.

37. Lago, P. K. and S. Testa, III. 1989. The aquatic and semiaquatic Hemiptera and Coleoptera of Point Clear Island, Hancock County, Mississippi. J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 34: 33-38.

38. Harris, S.C. and P.K. Lago. 1990. Annotated checklist of the Rhyacophiloidea and Integripalpia (Trichoptera) of Alabama. Entomol. News 101: 57-66.

39. Lago, P.K., M.L. Mathis and D.E. Bowles. 1990. Records of Chimarra socia (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae) from Interior Highland streams in Arkansas and Missouri. J. New York Entomol. Soc. 97: 482-483.

40. Hamilton, S.W., S.C. Harris and P.K. Lago. 1990. Description of two new species of Polycentropus from Alabama with a checklist of the Polycentropus confusus species-group (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae). J. New York Entomol. Soc. 98: 362-368.

41. Lago, P.K. 1991. A survey of arthropods associated with Gopher Tortoise burrows in Mississippi. Entomol. News 102: 1-13.

42. Lago, P.K. Lago and S. Testa, III. 1990. Notes on the biting flies (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae, Culicidae, Tabanidae) of Point Clear Island and surrounding marshlands, Hancock County, Mississippi. J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 35: 59-63.

43. Lago, P.K. and S.C. Harris. 1991. A new species of Hydropsyche (Trichoptera: Hydropstchidae) from Alabama, with additional state records for the Curvipalpia. Bull. Alabama Mus. Natu. Hist. 11: 1-3.

44. S.C. Harris, P.E. O’Neil and P.K. Lago. 1991. Caddisflies of Alabama. Geol. Sur. Alabama Bull. 142: 1-442.

45. Lago, P.K. and S. McCleve. 1992. New distributional records for Diplotaxis atlantis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Entomol. News 103: 53-54.

46. Lago, P.K. and J. Goddard. 1993. Identification of medically important arthropods. Laboratory Medicine 24: 298-305.

47. Testa, S.,III and P.K. Lago. 1994. The aquatic Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera) of Mississippi. Mississippi Agr. & For. Exp. Sta. Tech. Bull. 193. MEM No. 5. 71 pp.

48. Crocker, R.L., W.T. Nailon, Jr., H. Painter, L.A. Rodriguez-del-Bosque, C.L. Simpson, R.E. Woodruff, S. McCleve, P.K. Lago, E.G. Riley, and G.T. Fincher. 1995. Statewide black-light trapping study of June beetles and other scarabaeid beetles in Texas. In Texas Turfgrass Research. Texas Agr. Exp. Sta. TURF 95-12: 66-70.
49. Lago, P.K. 1997. New state records for scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from North Dakota and Minnesota. Entomol. News 108: 311-312.

50. Lago. P.K. and S. Testa, III. 2000. The terrestrial Hemiptera and auchenorrhynchous Homoptera of Point Clear Island and surrounding marshlands, Hancock County, Mississippi. J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 45: 184-193.

51. Flanders, K.L., Z.D. DeLamar and P.K. Lago. 2000. Phyllophaga and related species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) collected in black-light traps in Alabama pastures. J. Entomol. Sci. 35: 311-326.

52. Lago, P.K. 2000. Mississippi record for Curicta scorpio (Hemiptera: Nepidae). Entomol. News 111: 282.

53. Lago, P.K., A.E. Zuccaro and S.Testa, III. 2002. The terrestrial Coleoptera of Point Clear Island and surrounding marshlands, Hancock County, Mississippi. J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 47: 194-206.

54. Carlson, J.K., M.A. Grace and P.K. Lago. 2002. An observation of juvenile tiger sharks feeding on clapper rails off the southeastern coast of the United States. Southeastern Naturalist 1:307-310.

55. Stebnicka, Z.T. and P.K. Lago. 2005. The New World species of Ataenius Harold, 1867. V. Revision of the A. strigatus group (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini). Insecta Mundi 19: 55-83.

56. McPeak, R.H., S. McCleve and P.K. Lago. 2006. New host plant associations for adult Diplotaxis, Serica, and Phyllophaga (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from the western United States. Coleopterists Bulletin 60:43-48.

57. P.K. Lago and S.C. Harris. 2006. A new species of Hydropsyche (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) from Alabama, with notes on H. frisoni and an unusual Hydropsyche from Florida. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 108: 559-564.

58. Ahrens, D. and P.K. Lago. 2008. Directional asymmetry reversal of male copulatory organs revisited in chafer beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) — implications on left-right polarity determination in insect terminalia. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 46:110-117.

59. Ahrens, D., Y. D. Gc, P.K. Lago and P. Nagel. 2009. Seasonal fluctuation, phenology and turnover of chafer assemblages – insight to the structural plasticity of insect
communities in tropical farmlands. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 11: 265–274.

60. Louis S. Hesler, L.S. and P.K. Lago. 2011. First records of both subspecies of Brachiacantha quadripunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Mississippi, U.S.A. Florida Entomologist 94(2): 361-363.

61. King, J.G., J.R. Starr and P.K. Lago. 2011. Molecular data resolves relationships within Heteroceridae (Coleoptera: Dryopoidea). Systematic Entomology, 36: 435–445.

62. King, J.G. and P.K. Lago. 2012. The variegated mud-loving beetles (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae) of Mississippi and Alabama, with discussion and keys to the species occurring in the southeastern United States. Insecta Mundi 0275: 1-53.
63. Ahrens, D., S. Fabrizi, P. Šipek and P.K. Lago. 2013. Integrative analysis of DNA phylogeography and morphology of the European rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) to infer species taxonomy and patterns of postglacial colonisation in Europe. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (2013) 83-94.

64. McPeak, R.H., P.K. Lago and G.A. Hanley. 2014. The scarabaeoid beetles of San Diego County, California Part II. Diagnosis of families Lucanidae and Scarabaeidae (Subfamilies Aphodiinae and Scarabaeinae) with comments on Part I. Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History 44:1-39.

65. Freese, E.L. and P.K. Lago. 2015 First report of Leptomantispa pulchella (Banks, 1912) (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) from Iowa. The Great Lakes Entomologist 48: 199-200.

66. Stark, B.P., P.K. Lago, A.B. Harrison and W.E. Smith. 2016. A preliminary annotated checklist of Mississippi Mecoptera (Insecta). Insecta Mundi 0469: 1–15.

67. Worthington, R.J. and P.K. Lago. 2016. Preliminary survey of the Scarabaeoidea
(Coleoptera) of Valles Caldera National Preserve (New Mexico, USA). Entomological News 125: 333-340.

68. Eberle, J., S. Fabrizi, P. Lago and D. Ahrens. 2016. A historical biogeography of megadiverse Sericini – another story “out of Africa”? Cladistics (2016) 1-15.

69. Lago, P.K. and E.L. Freese. 2016. A new species of Aegialia Latreille (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from southeastern Iowa, USA. Coleopterists Bulletin 70 (2): 341-346.

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