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Number 42, 2013

This special issue of Banisteria consists of a lead article on the history
of biospeleology in Virginia, followed by a review of the 168 obligate
cave-dwelling invertebrate species that inhabit the Commonwealth.

The Invertebrate Cave Fauna of Virginia

John R. Holsinger
Department of Biological Sciences
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529


David C. Culver
Department of Environmental Science
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016


David A. Hubbard, Jr.
Virginia Speleological Survey
40 Woodlake Drive
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

William D. Orndorff
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Division of Natural Heritage Karst Program
8 Radford Street, Suite 102
Christiansburg, Virginia 24073

Christopher S. Hobson
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Division of Natural Heritage
600 East Main Street, 24th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219

ABSTRACT

The obligate cave-dwelling invertebrate fauna of Virginia is reviewed, with the taxonomic status and distribution of each species and subspecies summarized. There are a total of 121 terrestrial (troglobiotic) and 47 aquatic (stygobiotic) species and subspecies, to which can be added 17 stygobiotic species known from Coastal Plain and Piedmont non-cave groundwater habitats, and published elsewhere (Culver et al., 2012a). Richest terrestrial groups are Coleoptera, Collembola, and Diplopoda. The richest aquatic group is Amphipoda. A number of undescribed species are known and the facultative cave-dwelling species are yet to be summarized.

Key words: Appalachians, biogeography, biospeleology, caves, springs, stygobionts, subterranean, troglobionts.

Contributed Papers:

  • A Brief History of Biospeleology in Virginia - John R. Holsinger
  • The Invertebrate Cave Fauna of Virginia - John R. Holsinger, David C. Culver, David A. Hubbard, Jr., William D. Orndorff, and Christopher S. Hobson

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Number 41, 2013

Table of Contents
  • “Historical Explorations into Virginia’s Natural History” Proceedings of a VNHS symposium held on September 26, 2009 at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, Virginia. Symposium Summary - Tom McAvoy
  • Thomas Jefferson and Virginia’s Natural History - Lucia Stanton
  • Emmett Reid Dunn and the Early History of Herpetology in Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell
  • History of Marine Biology in Virginia, with an Emphasis on Invertebrates - Judith E. Winston
  • History of Araneology in Virginia - Barbara J. Abraham
  • A Brief History of Terrestrial Game Species Management in Virginia: 1900-present - Jordan L. Thompson and Karen E. Francl-Powers
  • Nature, Natural History, and Naturalists in Virginia Since 1927: A Personal Evaluation - Richard L. Hoffman

Contributed Papers

  • Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae, Chrysomelidae, Orsodacnidae) from the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Fairfax County, Virginia - Joseph F. Cavey, Brent W. Steury, and Erik T. Oberg
  • Ophiophagy in Red-shouldered Hawks (Buteo lineatus), with the First Record of Eastern Wormsnakes (Carphophis amoenus) as Prey - Steven M. Roble
  • Status of Mabee’s Salamander, Ambystoma mabeei, in Virginia: A Spatial Comparison of Habitat Condition at Sites of Known Occurrence - J. Ryan Niccoli and John D. Kleopfer

Shorter Contributions

  • A Probable Nearshore Record of Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) on Assateague Island, Virginia  - Gary R. Graves
  • Characteristics of a Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis) Territory in Huntley Meadows, Fairfax County, Virginia - Gary R. Graves
  • Hummingbirds Visit Feeders at High-Rise Apartment Buildings - Gary R. Graves
  • Vacusus vicinus (LaFerté-Sénectère) (Coleoptera: Anthicidae): Northern Range Extensions to Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, and Kansas - Brent W. Steury, Donald S. Chandler, and Warren E. Steiner, Jr.
  • The Columbine Sawfly, Pristiphora rufipes Serville, New to Virginia, and Other Additions to the List of Virginia Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) - David R. Smith
  • Re-identification of Alasmidonta triangulata from Virginia - Arthur E. Bogan

Viewpoint

  • Rectifying the Inequity and Bias: The Case for Investigating Non-Insect Terrestrial Invertebrates in the Southeastern United States - Rowland M. Shelley

Miscellanea   
  • Reviews
  • Reports
  • Announcements

Number 40, 2012

Table of Contents
  • Editor’s Note
  • Obituary: Richard Lawrence Hoffman (1927-2012) - Steven M. Roble and Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • Scientific Publications of Richard L. Hoffman - Steven M. Roble
  • Spot-Problem Solving: A New Approach to Virginia Herpetology for the Next Millennium - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Drawing the Line on Sweetgum: Fine-tuned Phytogeography, Part I. Virginia North to the Roanoke River - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Observations on the Distribution, Habitat, and Seasonality of the Centiped Scolopocryptops sexspinosus (Say) in Virginia (Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae) - Richard L. Hoffman and Steven M. Roble
  • New and Additional Records of Ground Beetles and Wrinkled Bark Beetles for Virginia (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Rhysodidae) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman
  • Six Click Beetles New to the Virginia Fauna (Coleoptera: Elateridae) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman
  • Three Wolf Spiders New to the Virginia Fauna (Araneae: Lycosidae) - Richard L. Hoffman and Steven M. Roble
  • Velvety Shore Bugs in Virginia (Heteroptera: Ochteridae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Relative Abundance, Habitat Preference, and Seasonal Occurrence of Two Species of Carrion Beetles in Central Virginia (Silphidae) - Richard L. Hoffman, Joseph C. Mitchell, and Susan C. Kirby

Shorter Contributions
  • Distribution of the Flightless Carrion Beetle Necrophilus pettitii Horn in Virginia (Coleoptera: Agyrtidae) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman
  • A Second Locality for Phytocoris hoffmani Henry (Heteroptera: Miridae) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman
  • Drassyllus rufulus (Banks), An Addition to the Ground Spider Fauna of Virginia (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman
  • Hyporhagus punctulatus Thompson (Coleoptera: Zopheridae, Monommatinae) in Virginia -Warren E. Steiner, Jr. and Richard L. Hoffman
  • Nampabius fungiferopes (Chamberlin), a Boreal Centiped New to theVirginia Fauna (Chilopoda: Lithobiidae) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman
  • A Virginia Population of Alasmidonta triangulata (Lea) (Bivalvia: Unionidae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Phyllophaga longispina (Smith), A Northern May Beetle New tothe Fauna of Virginia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman
  • Calligrapha pnirsa Stål, A Rarely Collected Leaf Beetle New to the Virginia Fauna (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman
  • An Inland Occurrence of the Grasshopper Leptysma marginicollis (Serville) in Virginia (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Leptysminae) - Richard L. Hoffman and Steven M. Roble

Essays by Richard Hoffman
  • The High Country: Biologically Unique
  • A Garden of Biotic Delights
  • Bug of the Month
  • Abolish Invertebrates!
  • The Alleghany Naturalist

Miscellanea   
  • The Virginia Natural History Society: A Brief History of the First 20 Years
  • Reports
  • Announcements

Number 39, 2012

Table of Contents
  • A Comparison of Lowland and Upland Forests of Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia
    I. Vascular Plants - Todd S. Fredericksen and Mavrik Mann
  • A Comparison of Lowland and Upland Forests of Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia
    II. Small Terrestrial Vertebrates and Songbirds - Todd S. Fredericksen and Shane Boyd
  • Amphibians and Reptiles of the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge and Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge - Joseph C. Mitchell
  • Patterns of Frog and Toad Vocalization in Fairfax County, Virginia - Todd A. Tupper, Tatiana Galitzin, Christine Bozarth, and David M. Lawlor
  • Survey and Assessment of Man-made Structures Used by Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) in Southeastern Virginia - Leeanna T. Pletcher and John D. Kleopfer
  • Freshwater Mussel Declines in the Upper South Fork Holston River, Virginia - Michael J. Pinder and Joseph J. Ferraro
  • Historical Records of Nicrophorus americanus (American Burying Beetle) from Virginia and Vicinity, and Confirmation of the Occurrence of N. carolinus in Virginia (Coleoptera: Silphidae) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman
  • The Cicada Parasite Beetles (Coleoptera: Rhipiceridae) of Virginia - Arthur V. Evans and Brent W. Steury
  • Annotated List of the Metallic Wood-boring Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Fairfax County, Virginia - Brent W. Steury, Ted C. MacRae, and Erik T. Oberg

Shorter Contributions

  • Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Takes Wood Duck (Aix sponsa): Pathology and Process of an Exceptional Predation Event - Storrs L. Olson (Full Article)
  • Stachyocnemus apicalis is Rediscovered in Virginia (Heteroptera: Alydidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)

     


 

Number 38, 2011

Table of Contents
  • A Preliminary List of the Leaf-roller Moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Virginia -Winnie H. Y. Lam, Jadranka Rota, and John W. Brown (Full Article)
  • Decline of the Freshwater Mussel Fauna of the North Fork and South Fork Shenandoah Rivers, Virginia - Anne C. Chazal and Steven M. Roble (Full Article)
  • Range Extension for the Dismal Swamp Southern Bog Lemming, Synaptomys cooperi helaletes, in Eastern Virginia - Robert K. Rose (Full Article)
  • The Occurrence of Ramphogordius sanguineus (Nemertea, Heteronemertea) in the Intertidal Zone of the Atlantic Coast of Virginia and New Observations on its Feeding Behavior - Serena A. Caplins and James M. Turbeville (Full Article)
  • The Carabidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland - C. L. Staines and S. L. Staines (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • First Virginia Records for Two Boreal Species of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • An Ensign Wasp (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae) New to Virginia - David R. Smith (Full Article)
  • A New Early Hatching Record for Plestiodon fasciatus (Sauria, Scincidae) in Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)

Miscellanea

  • Alton McCaleb Harvill, Jr. (1916-2008): A Necrology and Tribute (Full Article)

Reports

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Number 37, 2011

Table of Contents
  • Additions to the Vascular Flora of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia - Brent W. Steury (Full Article)
  • Timber Harvesting Effects on Small Terrestrial Vertebrates and Invertebrates on Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve, Franklin County, Virginia - Caleb S. Burruss, Todd S. Fredericksen, and Glen Stevens (Full Article)
  • Two Austral Dung Beetles New to the Virginia Fauna (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Gnathobleda litigiosa, an Austral Assassin Bug New to the Virginia Fauna (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) - Richard L. Hoffman and Steven M. Roble (Full Article)
  • The False Longhorn Beetles (Stenotrachelidae) of Virginia (Coleoptera) - Arthur V. Evans (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • Early Nest Record for Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) in Virginia - Kevin C. R. Kerr and Christopher M. Milensky (Full Article)
  • What Kind of Fleas Does Your Dog Have? - Ralph P. Eckerlin (Full Article)

Historical Contributions

  • T. A. Conrad's Calfpasture River Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida: Unionidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Notices of Fresh Water Shells, &c, of Rockbridge County, Virginia - T. A. Conrad (Full Article)

Miscellanea

  • Obituary: Franklin J. Tobey, Jr. (1919-2010)

    (Full Article)

Reports

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Number 36, 2010

Table of Contents

  • A Preliminary List of the Robber Flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of Virginia - Paul Bedell (View Abstract)
  • Ground Beetles from the Quantico Marine Corps Base: 2. Thirty Additional Species from Recent Collections (Coleoptera: Carabidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Records of Butterflies and Skippers from Fort A. P. Hill and Vicinity, Caroline County, Virginia - Anne C. Chazal, Steven M. Roble, and Christopher S. Hobson (Full Article)
  • Purse-web Spiders, Genus Sphodros, in Virginia (Mygalomorphae: Atypidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • Late Ground Nesting of Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) on Assateague Island, Virginia - Gary R. Graves (Full Article)
  • Geocoris uliginosus, a Bigeyed Bug (Hemiptera: Lygaeoidea: Geocoridae) Associated with Phlox subulata in Mid-Appalachian Shale Barrens - A. G. Wheeler (Full Article)
  • Ecitoxenidia brevicornis Seevers, a Rare Myrmecophilous Beetle, Occurs in Virginia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Lomechusini) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • The Tailed Cellar Spider, Crossopriza lyoni (Blackwall 1867), New to Virginia (Araneae: Pholcidae) - Travis Clark and William A. Shear (Full Article)

Historical Contributions

  • Some Observations Concerning Insects made by Mr. John Banister in Virginia, A.D. 1680

Miscellanea

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Number 35, 2010

Table of Contents

  • John Abbot, the English Naturalist-Artist, in Virginia - John V. Calhoun and David W. Johnston (Full Article)
  • Traditional Medicinal Plant Use Among Virginia’s Powhatan Indians - Erin E. Morgan and James E. Perry (Full Article)
  • A Review of the Status of the Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia) in Virginia - Anne C. Chazal, Steven M. Roble, and Christopher S. Hobson (Full Article)
  • Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from the Virginia Barrier Islands - Tim J. Arquette, John F. Barimo, and Richard R. Mills (Full Article)
  • Activity Patterns of Small Terrestrial Vertebrates and Relationship to Coarse Woody Debris - in Virginia Piedmont Forests
    Todd S. Fredericksen, J. D. Fiore, Hannah S. Shively, Mary Beth Webb, Jessica L. Scott, and Ryan L. Smith (View Abstract)
  • First Record for Prosorhochmus americanus (Nemertea, Hoplonemertea) in Virginia - with Notes on its Natural History and Morphology - James M. Turbeville and Serena A. Caplins (Full Article)
  • Pistia stratiotes L. (Water Lettuce) Discovered in Southeastern Virginia - Kimberly A. Coffie and Robert B. Atkinson (View Abstract)

Shorter Contributions

  • Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) Scavenges Short-tailed Shrew (Blarina brevicauda)
    in Northern Virginia - Hillary P. Graves and Sonya E. Graves (Full Article)

Miscellanea

  • A Lifetime of Contributions to Myriapodology and the Natural History of Virginia: A Festschrift in Honor of Richard L. Hoffman's 80th Birthday. Steven M. Roble & Joseph C. Mitchell (editors). 2009. Special Publication Number 16, Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, VA. Pp. i-xvi, 1-458. ISBN: 1-884549-31-4. $76.00, plus shipping. (Full Review)
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Number 34, 2009

Table of Contents

  • An Annotated List of the Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Virginia: Part III. Emendations and Biogeography - Oliver S. Flint, Jr., Richard L. Hoffman, and Charles R. Parker (Full Article)
  • Bees (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) of a Riverside Outcrop Prairie in Fairfax County, Virginia - Brent W. Steury, Sam W. Droege, and Erik T. Oberg (Full Article)
  • An Annotated List of the False Click Beetles of Virginia (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae) - Richard L. Hoffman, R. L. Otto, and Robert Vigneault (Full Article)
  • The Forest Caterpillar Hunter, Calosoma sycophanta, an Old World Species - Confirmed as Part of the Virginia Beetle Fauna (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Arthur V. Evans (Full Article)
  • An Updated List of Macrolepidopteran Moths Collected near Vontay, Hanover County, Virginia 1996-2003 - J. Christopher Ludwig (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • First Record of the Exotic Invasive Vitex rotundifolia (Verbenaceae) in Virginia - Christian Hauser, Lee Rosenberg, and James E. Perry (Full Article)
  • Photographic Documentation of Blue-Morph Ross’s Goose (Chen rossii) on Assateague Island, Virginia - Gary R. Graves (Full Article)
  • Two Austral Water Beetles New to the Virginia Fauna (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydrophilidae) - Richard L. Hoffman and Steven M. Roble (Full Article)

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Number 33, 2009

Table of Contents

  • The Ant Community of a Riparian Forest in the Dyke Marsh Preserve, Fairfax County, Virginia, and a Checklist of Mid-Atlantic Formicidae. Daniel Kjar (Full Article)
  • Virginia Ground Spiders: A First List (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • The Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Hydrochidae, Aquatic Hydrophilidae, and Noteridae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the North Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge, Maryland. C. L. Staines (Full Article)
  • Phyllophaga spreta (Horn), a Rare Species of June Beetle New to the Fauna of Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Arthur V. Evans (Full Article)
  • Hybosorus illigeri Reiche Confirmed as Part of the Virginia Beetle Fauna, with Notes on Germarostes (Coleoptera: Hybosoridae). Arthur V. Evans (Full Article)
  • Notes on Valgus seticollis (Palisot de Beauvois) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Virginia. Arthur V. Evans (View Abstract)
  • First Records of Notapictinus aurivillii (Bergroth), a Little-known Flatbug, for Virginia and the Carolinas (Heteroptera: Aradidae). Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • An Obscure Sawfly, Kerita fidala Ross (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae), New to Virginia, A Leafminer of Virginia Bluebell, Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers. ex Link (Boraginaceae). David R. Smith (Full Article)
  • Potential Range Extension of the Hispid Cotton Rat, Sigmodon hispidus, in Virginia. Karen E. Francl and Dwight E. Meikle (Full Article)
  • The Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae): Breeding in Richmond, Virginia. Allen Belden, Jr. (Full Article)
  • The Mourning Scorpionfly, Panorpa lugubris (Swederus), in Virginia (Mecoptera: Panorpidae). Arthur V. Evans and Oliver S. Flint, Jr.
  • Medically Significant Bite by a Nabid Bug (Heteroptera: Nabidae). Richard L. Hoffman, David N. Gaines, and Dedra McCreary

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Number 32, 2008

Table of Contents

Banisteria 32 – Potomac Gorge BioBlitz (2006) report

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Number 31, 2008

Table of Contents

  • An Annotated List of the Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Virginia: Part II. Families of Integripalpia. Oliver S. Flint, Jr., Richard L. Hoffman, and Charles R. Parker (Full Article)
  • A Lichen Survey of Williamsburg, Virginia. Brendan P. Hodkinson and Martha A. Case (Full Article)
  • Bird Communities on Recently-logged and Mature Non-Industrial Private Forestlands in Virginia. Todd S. Fredericksen (Full Article)
  • Land Snails of the Cheat River Canyon, West Virginia (Gastropoda: Pulmonata). Kenneth P. Hotopp, Timothy A. Pierce, and Daniel C. Dourson (Full Article)
  • Firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) Flight Periods, Sex Ratios, and Habitat Frequencies in a United States Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Tidal Marsh, Low Forest, and their Ecotone. Edward M. Barrows, Shawna B. Arsenault, and Nickolas P. Grenier (Full Article)

 Shorter Contributions

  • Virginia Record for a Rare False Click Beetle (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae). Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Predation Stalemate: Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Versus Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis). (Full Article) Joseph C. Mitchell and Gayle Fischer
  • Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia), A Non-Native Butterfly New to the Virginia Fauna. Steven M. Roble and Michael W. Donahue (Full Article)

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Number 30, 2007

Table of Contents

  • Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Marsh): A Case History of Copepod Dispersal - Janet W. Reid (Full Article)
  • Exotic Plant Distributions Along Disturbance Corridors at the Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve, Franklin County, Virginia - Gregory Turner and Marianne Demkó (Full Article)
  • Four May Beetles New to the Virginia Fauna (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • The Distribution of Conoderus scissus (Schaeffer) with Notes on Some Taxonomic Characters (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Agrypinae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • First Specimen Record of Great White Heron (Ardea herodias occidentalis) in Virginia - Carla J. Dove, Roger B. Clapp, and Crissy Willis (Full Article)
  • Observation of Eastern Red Bats (Lasiurus borealis) Mating in Coastal Virginia - Scott McConnell (Full Article)
  • First Records of the Rarely Collected Bug Nannocoris arenarius, from Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia (Heteroptera: Schizopteridae) - Richard L. Hoffman, Steven M. Roble, and Thomas J. Henry (Full Article)
  • Appaleptoneta coma (Barrows), A Spider New to Virginia (Araneae, Leptonetidae) - William A. Shear (Full Article)
  • Chinese Softshell Turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) in the Potomac River and Notes on Eastern Spiny Softshells (Apalone spinifera) in Northern Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell, Brent W. Steury, Kurt A. Buhlmann, and Peter Paul van Dijk (Full Article)

 

Miscellanea

  • Land Unvanquished: Parts IX-XVI - Roger H. de Rageot (Full Article)
  • Reports
  • Announcements

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Number 29, 2007

Table of Contents

  • A Flora of Fisherman Island, Virginia - Allen Belden, Jr. and Dorothy P. Field (Full Article)
  • A Survey of Macrolepidopteran Moths of Turkey Run and Great Falls National Parks, Fairfax County, Virginia - Brent W. Steury, John Glaser, and Christopher S. Hobson (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • Macrolophus brevicornis on Triosteum perfoliatum in Virginia: State Record and New Host-Plant Record for Miridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) - Alfred G. Wheeler, Jr.  (Full Article)
  • Observations on a Malformed American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) from Fairfax County, Virginia - Jason D. Gibson, Tony Bulmer, and John White (Full Article)
  • Message from a Peat Bank: First Record for the Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum) - from Cobb Island, Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)

  Miscellanea

  • Obituary: Roger de Rageot - Joseph C. Mitchell and David Liebman (Obituary)
  • My Favorite Story about Roger Rageot - Franklin J. Tobey, II
  • Land Unvanquished: Parts I-VIII - Roger de Rageot (Full Article)

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Number 28, 2006

Table of Contents

  • List of the Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) of Virginia - David R. Smith (Full Article)
  • Bird Records from the Southwestern Virginia Roanoke Sewage Treatment Plant - Michael W. Donahue (Full Article)
  • Status of the Smooth Greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis) in North Carolina and Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • Ecology of a Salamander Assemblage, Including Disjunct Populations of Eurycea lucifuga and
    E. l. longicauda, in an Abandoned Virginia Mine - Norman Reichenbach, Micah LeMon, and Jeremiah Hinson (Full Article)
  • The Volvating Scarabaeid Beetles of Virginia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Ceratocanthinae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • Marl Pennant (Macrodiplax balteata), A New Coastal Dragonfly in Virginia - Christopher S. Hobson (Full Article)
  • A Native Occurrence of Carolina Moonseed (Cocculus carolinus) in Virginia - John F. Townsend and Thomas F. Wieboldt (Full Article)
  • Notes on Basking Behavior of the Stinkpot (Sternotherus odoratus) and its Implications for Predation Risk - John D. Kleopfer and Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • Early Emergence and Unusual Coloration in Eastern Milk Snakes (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum) in the Northern Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and Carrie Seltzer (Full Article)
  • Opportunistic Scavenging by Eastern American Toad (Bufo americanus americanus) Tadpoles on a Dead Red-Spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens) - Jason D. Gibson and Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)

 

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 Number 27, 2006

Table of Contents

  • Aeschynomene virginica (Fabaceae) Habitat in a Tidal Marsh, James City County, Virginia - David E. Bailey, James E. Perry, and Douglas A. DeBerry (Full Article)
  • Local Recreational Parks as Hospitable Habitats for Small Aquatic Animals: Examples of Copepod Crustaceans in Virginia - Janet W. Reid (Full Article)
  • Thirty Ground Beetles New to the Fauna of Virginia, and a Milestone (Coleoptera: Carabidae) - Richard L. Hoffman, Steven M. Roble, and Robert L. Davidson (Full Article)
  • Effects of Timber Harvesting on the Abundance and Diversity of Small Mammals on Non-Industrial Private Forestlands in South-central Virginia - Hannah S. Shively, Jason D. Fiore, and Todd S. Fredericksen (Full Article)
  • The Scarab Genus Polyphylla in Virginia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Patera panselenus (Hubricht) on the Lower Cheat River, West Virginia (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Polygyridae) - Kenneth P. Hotopp (View Abstract)

 Shorter Contributions

  • Hemipeplus microphthalmus (Schwarz): A Species and Genus of Elongated Beetles New to the Fauna of Virginia (Coleoptera; Mycteridae) - Richard L. Hoffman   (Full Article)
  • A Note on the Occurrence of the Spider Arachosia cubana (Banks) in Virginia (Araneae: Anyphaenidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Anahita punctulata (Hentz): A Species, Genus, and Family of Spiders New to the Fauna of the Virginias and Ohio (Arachnida: Araneae: Ctenidae) - Richard L. Hoffman, Wm. James Arnold, and Richard A. Bradley (Full Article)
  • Collecting Insects on Fence Post Flood Refuges - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Observation of Intradermal Trombiculid Mite Larvae in Two Species of Salamanders in Virginia - Jason D. Gibson and Paul Sattler (Full Article)

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 Number 26, 2005

Table of Contents

  • Some Observations on Growth Form in the Sand Post Oak (Quercus margarettiae) and Historic Reports of Boynton’s Oak (Quercus boyntonii) in Virginia - John F. Townsend (Full Article)
  • Jadera haematoloma, Another Insect on its Way North (Heteroptera: Rhopalidae) - Richard L. Hoffman and Warren E. Steiner, Jr. (Full Article
  • Behavior of Captive Allegheny Woodrats (Neotoma magister) in Virginia - Michael T. Mengak and Andrew K. Zadnik (Full Article)
  • The Occurrence of Arhaphe carolina Herrich-Schaeffer in Virginia: An Inexplicable Distribution Pattern (Heteroptera: Largidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)

 Shorter Contributions

  • The Phantom Darner, Triacanthagyna trifida, A Dragonfly New to Virginia - Robert C. Simpson and R. Ann Simpson (Full Article)  
  • The Occurrence in Florida and Virginia of Corixidea major, An Exceptionally Rare North American Bug (Heteroptera: Schizopteridae) - Richard L. Hoffman, Steven M. Roble, and Thomas J. Henry (Full Article)
  • Early Terrestrial Emergence of a Hatchling Northern Diamond-Backed Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin terrapin) on the Eastern Shore of Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and Pamela Denmon (Full Article)
  • Winter Activity by an Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) in Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • Aberrant Color and Pattern in a Northern Two-Lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata) from Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • Invertebrate Predation on a Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum) Larva in Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and C. Todd Georgel (Full Article)
  • Arboreality in a Northern Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi dekayi) in Virginia -Jason Gibson, Paige Powell, and Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • Southern Ring-Necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus punctatus) Phenotype in the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province of Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and William D. Brown (Full Article)

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Number 25, 2005

Table of Contents

  • Results of a Herpetofaunal Survey of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Southwestern Virginia - C. Shay Garriock and Rick Reynolds (View Abstract)
  • Distribution of Lythrum salicaria L., Purple Loosestrife, in Western Virginia and Northeastern Tennessee - Thomas J. McAvoy, Warren T. Mays, and Loke T. Kok  (Full Article)
  • The Virginia Species of Banasa, Three Decades Later (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Observations on Blainville’s Beaked Whales, Mesoplodon densirostris (Blainville, 1817), at Poor Man’s Canyon, Virginia - Edward S. Brinkley and J. Brian Patteson (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • Vocal Mimicry of Broad-winged Hawk by Blue Jay - Gary R. Graves (Full Article)
  • Albinism in American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) Tadpoles from Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and Liam McGranaghan (Full Article)
  • Leucistic Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) Tadpole from Northern Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and John White
  • Anophthalmia in an Upland Chorus Frog (Pseudacris feriarum feriarum) from Southeastern Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and C. Todd Georgel
  • Bilateral Ectromelia in a Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans crepitans) Metamorph from Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and C. Todd Georgel
  • Mortality of Larval Spotted Salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) in a Central Virginia Road Rut Puddle - Joseph C. Mitchell

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Number 24, 2004

Table of Contents

  • The Earliest Illustrations and Descriptions of the Cardinal - David W. Johnston (Full Article)
  • Road Mortality of Snakes in Central Virginia - Jason D. Gibson and Donald A. Merkle (Full Article)
  • Status of the Appalachian Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus centaureae wyandot) in Virginia - Anne C. Chazal, Steven M. Roble, Christopher S. Hobson, and Katharine L. Derge (Full Article)
  • An Annotated List of the Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Virginia: Part I.  Introduction and Families  of Annulipalpia and Spicipalpia - Oliver S. Flint, Jr., Richard L. Hoffman, and Charles R. Parker (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • Observation of an Externally Situated Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans) Nest Depredated by
  • an Eastern Ratsnake (Elaphe alleganiensis) in Southwestern Virginia - James L. Sparks Jr., Lynne Hassel, and John F. Pagels (Full Article)
  • An Unusually Colored Eastern Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum) from Virginia, with Notes
    on her Offspring - Joseph C. Mitchell and Liam McGranaghan (Full Article)
  • A Malformed Fowler’'s Toad (Bufo fowleri) from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and Belinda Burwell (Full Article)
  • New Distribution Records for Eleates depressus (Randall) in the Southeastern United States (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae; Bolitophaginae) and Notes on These Occurrences - Warren E. Steiner, Jr. (Full Article)
  • Distribution of Ctenotrachelus shermani Barber, an Assassin Bug New to the Fauna of Virginia (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Butterflies and Skippers Crossing the James River in Spring - Brian Taber (Full Article)

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Number 23, 2004

Table of Contents

  • The Flora of Manassas National Battlefield Park, Prince William and Fairfax Counties, Virginia - Gary P. Fleming and Allen Belden, Jr. (Full Article)
  • Arthropod Community Heterogeneity in a Mid-Atlantic Forest Highly Invaded by Alien Organisms - Daniel Kjar and Edward M. Barrows (Full Article)
  • Records of Butterflies and Skippers from the Southeastern Piedmont of Virginia - Anne C. Chazal, Steven M. Roble, Christopher S. Hobson, and Amber K. Foster (Full Article)
  • Notes on an Autumn Roost of an Eastern Small-footed Bat (Myotis leibii) - Steven M. Roble (Full Article)
  • Early Fall Coyote Foods in Campbell and Bath Counties, Virginia - Daniel J. Gammons (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • Calyptoproctus marmoratus, a Striking Planthopper, Arrives in Virginia from Parts South (Homoptera: Fulgoridae) -
    Richard L. Hoffman
  • Occurrence of Intradermal Mite, Hannemania sp. (Acarina: Trombiculidae), Parasites in Two Species of Amphibians in Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)

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 Number 22, 2003

Table of Contents

  • A Review of Research Studies at Mountain Lake, Virginia - Bruce C. Parker
  • The Flora and Fauna of Virginia Army National Guard OMS No. 1 and No. 2 near Sandston, Henrico County, Virginia - Allen Belden, Jr. and Katharine L. Derge
  • Butterflies and Skippers Recorded from the Southern Tip of the Delmarva Peninsula, 1995-2003 - Brian Taber (Full Article)
  • Beetles of the Genus Anthophylax in Virginia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lepturinae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • New Flea and Cimicid Records from Birds in Virginia - Ralph P. Eckerlin, Harry F. Painter, and Roger B. Clapp (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • Unusual Foraging Behavior of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo on Assateague Island, Virginia -William Moskoff (Full Article)
  • Heilipus apiatus, a Striking Large Weevil New to the Virginia Fauna (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Pelage Anomaly in a Northern Short-tailed Shrew, Blarina brevicauda, from West Virginia - Karen E. Francl, Steven B. Castleberry, and W. Mark Ford (Full Article)

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 Number 21, 2003

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 Number 20, 2002

Table of Contents

  • Summer Crane Flies (Tipulidae) of the Mountain Lake Vicinity, Virginia - George W. Byers
  • An Overview of Amphibian and Reptile Assemblages on Virginia's Eastern Shore, with Comments on Conservation - Joseph C. Mitchell
  • Archaeofaunal Remains from the Late Prehistoric Mount Joy Site in Botetourt County, Virginia - Thomas R. Whyte (Full Article)
  • Thirteen Additions to the Known Beetle Fauna of Virginia (Coleoptera: Scirtidae, Bothrideridae, Cleridae, Tenebrionidae, Melyridae, Callirphidae, Cerambycidae, Chrysomelidae) - Richard L. Hoffman, Steven M. Roble, and Warren E. Steiner, Jr. (Full Article)
  • Cylindroiulus truncorum (Silvestri): A New Milliped for Virginia (USA), with Natural History Observations - (Julida: Julidae) (Full Article)
  • Jorge A. Santiago-Blay, Richard L. Hoffman, Joseph B. Lambert, and Yuyang Wu
  • Leucistic Marbled Salamanders (Ambystoma opacum) in Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and Don R. Church (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • Copperhead Preys on Star-nosed Mole in the Great Dismal Swamp - Gary R. Graves (Full Article)
  • Observations on Breeding by Eastern Spadefoots (Scaphiopus holbrookii) in Augusta County, Virginia - Don R. Church, Henry M. Wilbur, Steven M. Roble, Fred C. Huber, and Michael W. Donahue  (Full Article)
  • A Leucistic Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus) from Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell

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Number 19, 2002

Table of Contents

  • Home Range and Movement of the Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister) in Virginia - Michael T. Mengak
  • Spiders of the Family Anyphaenidae in Virginia (Arachnida: Araneida) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • New Records for Stink Bugs in Virginia (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae, Pentatomidae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Second Update to the Survey of Macrolepidopteran Moths near Vontay, Hanover County, Virginia - J. Christopher Ludwig (Full Article)
  • Status of the Rare Skipper (Problema bulenta) in Virginia - Anne C. Chazal and Christopher S. Hobson (Full Article)
  • First Virginia Records for Three Species of Centipeds (Geophilomorpha: Schendylidae) - Richard L. Hoffman and Luis A. Pereira

Shorter Contributions

  • Spring Dragonfly (Odonata) and Butterfly (Lepidoptera) Fallout at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel - Brian Taber (Full Article)
  • Records for Winter Scorpionflies in Virginia (Mecoptera: Boreidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)

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Number 18, 2001

Table of Contents

  • Biology and Conservation Status of Neonympha mitchellii, a Globally Rare Butterfly New to the Virginia Fauna -Steven M. Roble, Clyde T. Kessler, Bruce Grimes, Christopher S. Hobson, and Anne C. Chazal
  • Prehistoric Archaeological Fish Distribution Records from the Roanoke River, Virginia and North Carolina - Thomas R. Whyte (Full Article)
  • Five Northern Lacewings New to the Virginia Fauna, Including Significant Southern Range Extensions for Eremochrysa canadensis and Hemerobius costalis (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae, Hemerobiidae) - Steven M. Roble and Oliver S. Flint, Jr.
  • Nemotaulius hostilis (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae), a Boreal Caddisfly New to the Virginia Fauna -Steven M. Roble and Oliver S. Flint, Jr. (Full Article)
  • Observations of a Yearling Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata) at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Beach -Marshall J. Iliff and Edward S. Brinkley (Full Article)

Shorter Contributions

  • Recent Collections of Chologaster cornuta (Percopsiformes: Amblyopsidae) in Virginia, with Comments on Sampling Methods for the Species - Mark A. Dugo and C. Michael Stinson (Full Article)
  • New Records of Reptiles from the Virginia Barrier Islands - M. Patrick Brannon, Nancy D. Moncrief, and Raymond D. Dueser (Full Article)
  • New Records of Esox niger and Lepisosteus osseus in the New River, Virginia - Travis O. Brenden and Joseph A. Williams (Full Article)

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Number 17, 2001

Table of Contents

  • The Vascular Flora of Fire-Maintained Grasslands and Woodlands at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia - Gary P. Fleming, Kathleen M. McCoy, and Nancy E. Van Alstine
  • A Status Survey of Freshwater Mussel Populations in the Upper Clinch River, Tazewell County, Virginia - Jess W. Jones, Richard J. Neves, Matthew A. Patterson, Chris R. Good, and Antoinette DiVittorio
  • Natural History of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Small Mammals in a Degraded Environment in Southeastern Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell, A. Scott Bellows, C. Todd Georgel, and Joseph S. Ferris
  • An Update to the Survey of Macrolepidopteran Moths Near Vontay, Hanover County, Virginia - J. Christopher Ludwig (Full Article)
  • First Records for the Yellow Lamp Mussel (Lampsilis cariosa) in the Roanoke River System of Virginia - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle Late Nesting Ecology in Virginia Beach, Virginia - Chad L. Cross, John B. Gallegos, and Florence G. James (Full Article)

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Number 16, 2000

Table of Contents

  • Species Composition and Biotic Condition of the Fish Community of Indian Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia - Michael J. Pinder and Jess W. Jones
  • A Floristic Survey of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox County, Virginia - Anne C. Lund and Thomas J. Rawinski (Full Article)
  • Notes on Amphibians and Reptiles in Riparian and Upland Habitats on Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell, A. Scott Bellows, and C. Todd Georgel (Full Article)
  • Amphibian and Reptile Diversity of a Threatened Natural Area in Central Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • First Virginia Records of Four European Insect Herbivores of Phragmites australis - Bernd Blossey and Joseph T. Weber
  • Fourteen Ground Beetles New to the Virginia Fauna (Coleoptera: Carabidae) - Richard L. Hoffman and Steven M. Roble (Full Article)
  • Three True Bugs New to the Virginia Fauna, Including the First Record of the Family Schizopteridae (Heteroptera) - Steven M. Roble and Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • The Northernmost Population of the Scorpionfly Brachypanorpa jeffersoni Byers (Mecoptera: Panorpodidae) - Richard L. Hoffman

Shorter Contributions

  • Previously Overlooked Records of the Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis) from Virginia - Steven M. Roble and Christopher S. Hobson (Full Article)

Miscellanea

  • Charles Overton Handley, Jr.: A Remembrance (Full Article)

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Number 15, 2000

Table of Contents

  • Foods of Birds of Prey in Virginia. Part I. Stomach Analyses - David W. Johnston
  • A Survey of Macrolepidopteran Moths Near Vontay, Hanover County, Virginia - J. Christopher Ludwig (Full Article)
  • Grass Spiders of the Genus Agelenopsis in Virginia - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Records and Habitats of the “Rare Click Beetle,” Cerophytum pulsator (Haldeman), in Virginia and Maryland (Coleoptera: Cerophytidae) - Warren E. Steiner, Jr.
  • Mass Mortality of Red-spotted Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens Rafinesque) on a Central Virginia Road - Joseph C. Mitchell
  • Aggregations of Red-spotted Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens Rafinesque) in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell

Shorter Contributions

  • The Ruddy Daggerwing (Marpesia petreus): a New Face in Virginia - David A. Young
  • Lytta polita (Say), a Blister Beetle New to the Virginia Fauna (Coleoptera: Meloidae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Additional Field Longevity Record for the Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister) - Michael T. Mengak

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Number 14, 1999

Table of Contents

  • Small Mammal Assemblages on Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia: Habitat Associations and Patterns of Capture Success - A. Scott Bellows, Joseph C. Mitchell, and John F. Pagels
  • A Survey of Freshwater Mussels in the Middle Fork Holston River, Virginia - William F. Henley, Richard J. Neves, Lora L. Zimmerman, and Rebecca Winterringer
  • Six Species of Bugs New to the Virginia List (Heteroptera: Coreidae, Lygaeidae, Phymatidae, Miridae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Amphibian Diversity in Three Montane Streams with Different Levels of Acidity, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell
  • Additional Records of the Rock Vole, Microtus chrotorrhinus (Miller) (Mammalia: Muridae), in Virginia - John L. Orrock, Elizabeth K. Harper, John F. Pagels, and William J. McShea (Full Article)
  • Distribution of the Dwarf Waterdog (Necturus punctatus) in Virginia, with Comments on Collecting Techniques - Steven M. Roble, Dirk J. Stevenson, and Christopher S. Hobson
  • First Records of Noctua pronuba L., an Old World Moth, in Virginia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - Steven M. Roble, Anne C. Chazal, Christopher S. Hobson, and J. Christopher Ludwig

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Number 13, 1999

Table of Contents

  • The Big Levels Region of Virginia: Aspects of Natural History and Management of a Unique and Imperiled Area Proceedings of a Symposium Convened at Charlottesville, Virginia October 16, 1998
  • Under the Auspices of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, and the Virginia Natural History Society
  • Introduction to the symposium on the natural history of the Big Levels area: Shenandoah Valley sinkhole ponds and St. Marys River - Joseph C. Mitchell, Dawn M. Kirk, and Daniel M. Downey
  • Wildlife management activities in Big Levels, Augusta County, Virginia: an overview - Roy E. Swartz and David M. Kocka
  • Climate characteristics of the Big Levels region, Augusta County, Virginia - Scott D. Klopfer
  • Descriptive ecology of the Shenandoah Valley sinkhole pond system in Virginia - Kurt A. Buhlmann, Joseph C. Mitchell, and Lawrence R. Smith
  • Water chemistry assessment of the Shenandoah Valley sinkhole ponds in Virginia - Daniel M. Downey, Sara Wirtz, Kevin R. Kruer, and Sean P. Douglas
  • Plant communities and floristic features of sinkhole ponds and seepage wetlands in southeastern Augusta County, Virginia - Gary P. Fleming and Nancy E. Van Alstine
  • Factors controlling the distribution and abundance of the narrow endemic, Helenium virginicum (Asteraceae): antiherbivore defense? - John S. Knox, Frank W. Stearns, Jr., and Charles K. Dietzel
  • Dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) of the Shenandoah Valley sinkhole pond system and vicinity, Augusta County, Virginia - Steven M. Roble
  • Amphibians and reptiles of the Shenandoah Valley sinkhole pond system in Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and Kurt A. Buhlmann
  • Observations on small mammals in the Maple Flats sinkhole pond complex, Augusta County, Virginia - Richard J. Reynolds, Andrew K. Zadnik, and John F. Pagels
  • Hydrology and geomorphology of Green Pond - a high-elevation depressional wetland in the Blue Ridge of Virginia - G. Richard Whittecar and James R. Lawrence
  • Quaternary erosional history of the St. Marys River, western Virginia - Gregory Bank, David Harbor, and D. Whit Morriss
  • The acid-base status of the St. Marys River: the Virginia trout stream sensitivity study results - R. Webb and Frank A. Deviney, Jr.
  • Effects of acidification on benthic fauna in St. Marys River, Augusta County, Virginia - John W. Kauffman, Larry O. Mohn, and Paul E. Bugas, Jr.
  • Impacts of acid deposition on fish populations in St. Marys River, Augusta County, Virginia - Paul E. Bugas, Jr., Larry O. Mohn, and John W. Kauffman
  • Streamside salamanders in an acidic Blue Ridge Mountain stream: historical comparisons and relative abundance - Dawn M. Kirk and Joseph C. Mitchell

Shorter Contributions

  • Long term vegetation and fire histories at Spring Pond, Virginia - Jason A. Lynch and James S. Clark
  • Prehistory of Big Levels: 12,500 years of cultural evolution - George A. Tolley and Michael B. Barber
  • Late Cenozoic history of alluvial fans near Stuarts Draft, Virginia - G. Richard Whittecar, Debra F. Duffy, and Ali A. Nowroozi

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Number 12, 1998

Table of Contents

  • Records of Odonata, Fish, and Birds from the Grafton Ponds Sinkhole Complex, York County, Virginia - Steven M. Roble and Dirk J. Stevenson
  • Bat Records from Southeastern Virginia, Including a New Resident Species, Myotis austroriparius (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) - Christopher S. Hobson
  • Distribution and Abundance of Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis, the Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle, Along the Western Shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia - C.Barry Knisley, James M. Hill and Cindy A. Schulz
  • New Locality Records for the Dismal Swamp Green Stink Bug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) - Richard L. Hoffman, Steven M. Roble and Eric L. Quinter
  • A New Technique to Monitor Larval and Juvenile Salamanders in Stream Habitats - Thomas K. Pauley and Michael Little
  • On the Occurrence of Several Species of Pterostichine Ground Beetles in Virginia (Carabidae: Pterostichini) - Richard L. Hoffman

Shorter Contributions

  • First Record of a Shrew of the Genus Sorex on the Eastern Shore of Virginia - Nancy D. Moncrief and Raymond D. Dueser
  • New Milliped Records for Virginia and Georgia: Ameractis satis (Zosteractinidae, Julida, Diplopoda) - William A. Shear and David A. Hubbard, Jr.
  • New Distributional Record for Orconectes virilis Hagen, 1870 in the New River, Virginia - Michael J. Pinder and C. Shay Garriock

Natural History Biographies

  • The Two John Claytons of Virginia - David W. Johnston

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Number 11, 1998

Table of Contents

  • The Vascular Flora of Five Newly Discovered Granite Flatrocks in Virginia's Southern Piedmont - Allen Belden, Jr.
  • Annotated Checklist of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia and Vicinity - Joseph C. Mitchell and Steven M. Roble
  • Distribution of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Chesapeake Bay Drainage in Virginia - Thomas F. Wilcox, Susan G. Barco and Mark Swingle
  • The Virginia Piedmont Water-boatman Sigara depressa (Heteroptera: Corixidae) Rediscovered in Virginia - Christopher S. Hobson, Anne C. Chazal and Steven M. Roble
  • Notes on the Distribution and Ecology of Some Amphibians and Reptiles in Southeastern Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell, Sandra Y. Erdle and John F. Pagels
  • Observations on Nesting by a Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus, in Virginia - Steven M. Roble and Christopher S. Hobson

Shorter Contributions

  • An Inland Record for the Tiger Beetle Cicindela trifasciata ascendens in Virginia - Christopher S. Hobson
  • Recent Noteworthy Records of the Swampfish (Chologaster cornuta) in the Nottoway River System, Virginia - Steven M. Roble, Dirk J. Stevenson and Christopher S. Hobson

Natural History Biographies

  • Ellison A. Smyth, Jr. (1863-1941), Founder of the Department of Biology at Virginia Tech -  Joseph C. Mitchell and Michael Kosztarab

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Number 10, 1997

Table of Contents

  • Survey of the Freshwater Mussel Fauna of Unsurveyed Streams of the Tennessee River Drainage, Virginia - Matthew R. Winston and Richard J. Neves
  • Some Important Virginia Specimens in the National Institution for the Promotion of Science - David W. Johnston
  • Dendroecological Potential of Juniperus virginiana L. Growing on Cliffs in Western Virginia - Douglas W. Larson
  • Two Orthopteroid Insects New to the Virginia Fauna (Saltatoria: Conocephalidae; Blattaria: Blattidae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • First Records of Freshwater Mussels on the Eastern Shore of Virginia - Steven M. Roble and Phillip H. Stevenson
  • Limnephilus moestus Banks, a Northern Caddisfly in the Atlantic Coastal Plain (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae) - Richard L. Hoffman and Charles R. Parker

Shorter Contributions

  • New Field Records for Longevity in Allegheny Woodrats (Neotoma magister) - Michael T. Mengak
  • On the Type Locality of Orconectes virginiensis Hobbs (Decapoda: Cambaridae) - C. Michael Stinson
  • First Records of a Holarctic Orb-Weaving Spider (Araneus saevus [L. Koch]) in Virginia - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Phloeoxena signata (Dejean), Another Southern Ground Beetle Discovered in Virginia (Coleoptera: Carabidae) - Richard L. Hoffman

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Number 9, 1997

Table of Contents

  • A Distributional Analysis and Identification Key for Crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) of the Clinch and Powell River Systems, Virginia - M. R. Winston, R. J. Neves, P. L. Angermeier and P. S. Lookabaugh
  • Caddisflies from Greensville County, Virginia - Richard L. Hoffman and Charles R. Parker
  • New Distributional Records for Rare and Uncommon Odonata in Virginia - Steven M. Roble, Christopher S. Hobson and Dirk J. Stevenson
  • An Abnormal Variant of Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.) from Caroline County, Virginia - Bruce L. King
  • Ecological Notes on the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Laboratory, King George County, Virginia - Kurt A. Buhlmann and Joseph C. Mitchell
  • Scotch Broom, A New Host of Two Native Bugs in Virginia (Heteroptera: Alydidae) - A. G. Wheeler, Jr.
  • New Distributional Records for the Water Scorpion Nepa apiculata in the Coastal Plain of Georgia and Virginia - Dirk J. Stevenson and Steven M. Roble
  • Freshwater Fishes of an Isolated, Interdunal Freshwater Ecosystem in Northern Virginia Beach, Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell, Kurt A. Buhlmann and Mitchell D. Norman

Shorter Contributions

  • Juvenile Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Stranded by Cold in the Chesapeake Bay - Joseph C. Mitchell, Donald J. Schwab and Gary M. Williamson
  • The Leaf Beetle Pseudolampsis guttata (LeConte) in Virginia (Chrysomelidae: Alticinae) - Richard L. Hoffman

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Number 8, 1996

Table of Contents

  • Liverworts and Hornworts of the Virginia Piedmont - David A. Breil
  • Records of Anurans from Greensville County, Virginia - Richard L. Hoffman and Joseph C. Mitchell
  • Odonata Taken in Malaise Traps, with Special Reference to Virginia - Oliver S. Flint, Jr.
  • Shoreline Flora of the Blackwater River in Southampton and Isle of Wight Counties, Virginia - J. Christopher Ludwig
  • Type locality and Distribution of the Crab Spider Xysticus emertoni Keyserling (Araneida: Thomisidae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • The Columbia Union College Biological Station in Highland County, Virginia - Lester H. Harris, Jr.

Shorter Contributions

  • Plagiognathus repetitus Knight, a Pine Barrens Plant Bug New to Virginia (Heteroptera: Miridae) - A. G. Wheeler, Jr.
  • Deletion of the Spider Theridion montanum from the Virginia Fauna (Araneida: Theridiidae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Winter Records for the Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina in Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and Katie Barrish
  • Predation of Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum [Gravenhorst]) Eggs by the Milliped (Uroblaniulus jerseyi) - Joseph C. Mitchell, Kurt A. Buhlmann and Richard L. Hoffman
  • The Water Strider Limnoporus dissortis (Drake & Harris) (Gerridae) Added to the Heteropteron Fauna of Virginia - Richard L. Hoffman

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Number 7, 1996

Table of Contents

  • Recently Discovered Populations of Small Whorled Pogonia (Isotria medeoloides) in Virginia - Nancy E. Van Alstine, William H. Moorhead III, Allen Belden, Jr., Thomas J. Rawinski, and J. Christopher Ludwig
  • Historical Records of the Trumpeter Swan in Virginia - David W. Johnston
  • The Odonata of Fort A. P. Hill and Vicinity, Caroline County, Virginia - Steven M. Roble and Christopher S. Hobson
  • Natural History Notes on the Amphibians of a Recently Extirpated Suburban Wetland in Central Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell
  • Occurrence of the Costate Riversnail, Oxytrema catenaria (Say), in Virginia (Gastropoda: Pleuroceridae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Injury of a Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon) in a Mountain Stream During Severe Flooding - Joseph C. Mitchell and Christopher Todd W. Georgel
  • Hydrobiomorpha casta (Say) in Virginia (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) - Warren F. Steiner, Jr.

Shorter Contributions

  • Leaf-carrying with the Tail in the Virginia Opossum, Didelphis virginiana -  John F. Pagels
  • Another Case of Albinism in a Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) from Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and Gary M. Williamson

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Number 6, 1995

Table of Contents

  • Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia  - John M. Anderson, Joseph C. Mitchell, Adrienne A. Hall, and Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Observations on Sorex longirostris (Mammalia: Soricidae) and Associates in Eastern Portions of Historical Great Dismal Swamp - Sandra Y. Erdle and John F. Pagels
  • A New Station for Smooth Cliffbrake, Pellaea glabella (Pteridaceae) on Masonry Walls - Thomas F. Wieboldt
  • First Record of Tamiophila grandis (Insecta: Siphonaptera) from Virginia - Ralph P. Eckerlin and Harry F. Painter
  • New Records of the Damselfly Ischnura prognata in Virginia - Dirk J. Stevenson, Steven M. Roble, and Christopher S. Hobson (Full Article)
  • Deraeocoris manitou and Plagiognathus albellus (Heteroptera: Miridae): First Eastern U. S. Records - A. G. Wheeler, Jr.
  • The Type Locality of Lithobius latzelii Meinert (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae) - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Abnormal Coloration in a Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina) from Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell

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Number 5, 1995

Table of Contents

  • Birds and Natural History Observations in the Life of William Byrd II of Westover - David W. Johnston (Full Article)
  • Apanteles congregatus (Say) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a Newly Recorded Parasite of Tolype sp. (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) - Scott W. Ludwig (Full Article)
  • Holcocranum saturejae, a Palearctic Cattail Bug Established in Eastern United States and Tropical Africa (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae: Artheneinae) - Richard L. Hoffman and James A. Slater (Full Article)
  • First Virginia Records for Ten Species of Carabidae (Coleoptera) - Robert L. Davidson (Full Article)
  • The Centipeds (Chilopoda) of Virginia: A First List - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • A Pleasing Lacewing, Nallachius americanus (McLachan), from Southwestern Virginia (Neuroptera: Dilaridae) - Thomas P. Kuhar (Full Article)
  • First Virginia Record for an Adventive Spittlebug, Neophilaenus lineatus (Homoptera: Cercopidae) - A. G. Wheeler, Jr. (Full Article)
  • The Fairfax Stone - Keith Frye (Full Article)
  • The Elm Leafminer, Kaliofenusa ulmi (Sundevall) (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) in Virginia, and Summary of Host Records -  David R. Smith (Full Article)

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Number 4, 1994

Table of Contents

  • A Preliminary Checklist of the Damselflies of Virginia, with Notes on Distribution and Seasonality (Odonata: Zygoptera) - Steven M. Roble (Full Article)
  • Phenological, Behavioral, and Biological Observations on a Giant Scale, Neosteingelia texana Morrison, in Blacksburg, Virginia (Homoptera: Coccinea: Margarodidae) - Michael Kosztarab and Elizabeth Watson (Full Article)
  • An Experimental Investigation of Azalea Host Choice by the Leaf Beetle Pyrrhalta rufosanguinea (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - Bruce L. King (Full Article)
  • Diabrotica cristata, a Seldom-Collected Leaf Beetle, Found on Buffalo Mountain, Floyd County, Virginia (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - A. G. Wheeler, Jr. (Full Article)
  • Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum) Rediscovered in York County, Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • An Unusually Colored Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon) from Giles County, Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)

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Number 3, 1994

Table of Contents

  • Survey of the Freshwater Mussel Fauna of the Powell River, Virginia - Lisa T. Wolcott and Richard J. Neves (Full Article)
  • Additions and Emendations to the Virginia Fauna of "True Bugs" (Heteroptera: Cydnidae, Scutelleridae, Pentatomidae, Alydidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Gasteracantha cancriformis (L.), a Spectacular Spider New to the Fauna of Virginia (Araneae: Araneidae) - Steven M. Roble (Full Article)
  • Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) in Prince William Forest Park: Released Captives or Native Population? - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • A Novel Habitat for Larvae of the Fishfly Chauliodes pectinicornis (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) - Norman J. Fashing (Full Article)
  • Rediscovery of the Dragonfly Nannothemis bella Uhler in Virginia (Odonata: Libellulidae) - Steven M. Roble and Philip H. Stevenson (Full Article)
  • Male Combat in Copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix) from Northern Virginia - Stephen H. Shively and Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • Sampling Soil Arthropods at Mountain Lake Biological Station, Virginia, Over a 32-Year Period - George W. Byers (Full Article)
  • The Occurrence of Hemiscolopendra punctiventris (Newport), an Ecophilous Centiped, in Virginia (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)

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Number 2, 1993

Table of Contents

  • Classification and Ecological Interpretation of Mafic Glade Vegetation on Buffalo Mountain, Floyd County, Virginia -  Thomas J. Rawinski and Thomas F. Wieboldt (Full Article)
  • The Mammalian Fauna and Ectoparasites of George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Harry F. Painter and Ralph P. Eckerlin (Full Article)
  • Moth Records from Burkes Garden, Virginia -  Kenneth J. Stein (Full Article)
  • Serrobius pulchellus Causey, a Poorly Known Centiped, Rediscovered in Virginia (Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Pyrrhalta rufosanguinea (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): A Monophagous Leaf Beetle of Rhododendron periclymenoides (Ericaceae)? - Bruce L. King (Full Article)
  • Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata (L.), First Virginia Record and New North American Host of an Adventive Lady Beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) - A. G. Wheeler, Jr. (Full Article)
  • Virginia Record for an Introduced Palearctic Stilt Bug, Berytinus minor (Heteroptera: Berytidae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)

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Number 1, 1992

Table of Contents

  • John Banister, Virginia's First Naturalist - Joseph and Nesta Ewan  (Full Article)
  • Purse-web Spiders (Atypidae) in Virginia (Araneida: Mygalomorphae) - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Movement of the Dogbane Beetle, Chrysochus auratus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in a Patchy Environment - Charles E. Williams (Full Article)
  • Observations on the Mammals of Mackey Island National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia and North Carolina - Roger de Rageot (Full Article)
  • Invertebrate Prey of Bufo woodhousii fowleri (Anura: Bufonidae) from a Virginia Barrier Island - Joseph C. Mitchell (Full Article)
  • Cardamine micranthera Rollins, Small-anthered Bittercress in Patrick County: New to the Virginia Flora - Thomas F. Wieboldt (Full Article)
  • Notes on the Swampfish (Chologaster cornuta) in the Dismal Swamp of Virginia - Roger de Rageot (Full Article)
  • Bothynotus johnstoni Knight (Heteroptera: Miridae) in Virginia - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Acanthocephala declivis (Say), a Coreid Bug New to the Virginia Fauna - Richard L. Hoffman (Full Article)
  • Virginia's Largest Insect Collection - A Rich Resource for Biodiversity Information - Michael Kosztarab (Full Article)

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