Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Rich Leschen

Rich Leschen
Position: Invertebrate Systematist/Capability Ldr
Team: Systematics
Location: Auckland
Private Bag 92170
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
Phone: +64 9 574 4111
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Kansas
    PhD Entomology
    1995
  • Arkansas
    MSc Entomology
    1988
  • Southwest Missouri State
    BSc Biology
    1984

Publications

Publications

  • Lawrence JF, Leschen RAB, Ślipiński A 2014. Antillipeltis, a new genus of Antillean Trogossitidae (Coleoptera: Cleroidea) with a key to the Cleroidea. Zootaxa 3794(3): 435-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3794.3.6 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Leschen RAB, Beutel RG ed. 2014. Coleoptera, beetles. Vol. 3 : Morphology and systematics (Phytophaga). Berlin, Walter de Gruyter. 675 p. (Edited Book, 2014)
  • Lord NP, Carlton CE, Leschen RAB 2014. A new species of Leptochromus Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae) from Costa Rica, with notes on morphology and natural history. The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(1): 119-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-68.1.119 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Löbl I, Leschen RAB 2014. Misinterpreting global species numbers: examples from Coleoptera. Systematic Entomology 39(1): 2-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/syen.12042 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Park S-J, Leschen RAB, Ahn K-J 2014. Phylogeny of the Agathidiini Westwood (Coleoptera: Leiodidae) and implications for classification and contractile morphology. Systematic Entomology 39(1): 36-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/syen.12034 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Yavorskaya MI, Leschen RAB, Polilov AA, Beutel RG 2014. Unique rostrate larvae and basidiomycophagy in the beetle family Corylophidae. Arthropod Structure & Development 43(2): 153-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2013.11.001 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Gimmel ML, Leschen RAB 2014. A new species of mycophagous Rentonium (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Trogossitidae) based on larvae and adults, and a catalogue of Rentoniinae. Journal of Natural History 48(15-16): 863-880. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2013.839846 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Buckley TR, Leschen RAB 2013. Comparative phylogenetic analysis reveals long-term isolation of lineages on the Three Kings Islands, New Zealand. Biological journal of the Linnean Society 108(2): 361-377. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.02009.x (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Fikáček M, Minoshima Y, Vondráček D, Gunter N, Leschen RAB 2013. Morphology of adults and larvae and integrative taxonomy of southern hemisphere genera Tormus and Afrotormus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 75-126. http://www.aemnp.eu/PDF/53_1/53_1_75.pdf (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Théry T, Leschen RAB 2013. Pselaphinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of the Three Kings Islands. New Zealand Entomologist 36(1): 37-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00779962.2012.758028 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Leschen RAB, Lackner T 2013. Gondwanan Gymnochilini (Coleoptera: Trogossitidae): generic concepts, review of New Zealand species and long-range Pacific dispersal. Systematic entomology 38(2): 278-304. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3113.2012.00661.x (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Fikáček M, Leschen RAB, Newton AF, Gunter N 2012. Horelophus walkeri rediscovered: adult morphology and notes on biology (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52: 129-146. http://www.cercyon.eu/Publications_PDF/FikacekEtAl_2012_Horelophus_LQ.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Yu Y, Leschen RAB, Slipinski AS, Pang H, Ren D 2012. The first fossil bark-gnawing beetle from the Middle Jurassic of Inner Mongolia, China (Coleoptera, Trogossitidae). Annales zoologici 62(2): 245-252. http://dx.doi.org/10.3161/000345412X652765 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Leschen RAB, Marris JWM, Emberson RM, Nunn J, Hitchmough RA, Stringer IAN 2012. The conservation status of New Zealand Coleoptera. New Zealand entomologist 35(2): 91-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00779962.2012.686311 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Marske KA, Leschen RAB, Buckley TR 2012. Concerted versus independent evolution and the search for multiple refugia: comparative phylogeography of four New Zealand forest beetles. Evolution 66(6): 1862-1877. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01538.x (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Shiyake S, Montgomery ME, Leschen RAB 2012. Three species of Laricobius (Coleoptera, Derodontidae) recorded from Japan in 2011. Sayabane (new series) 5: 11-15. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Seldon DS, Leschen RAB, Lievherr JK 2012. A new species of Mecodema (Carabidae: Broscini) from Northland, New Zealand, with notes on a newly observed structure within the female genitalia. New Zeland entomologist 35(1): 39-50. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00779962.2012.649707 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Leschen RAB, Gimmel ML 2012. Catalogue of the tribe Picrotini (Coleoptera: Cryptoghagidae: Cryptoghaginae). New Zealand entomologist 35(1): 14-28. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00779962.2012.649705 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Brown SDJ, Marris JWM, Leschen RAB 2012. Review of New Zealand Cryptamorpha (Coleoptra: Silbanidae), with a description of a new species from the Three Kings Islands. New Zealand entomologist 35: 29-38. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00779962.2012.649706 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Kadowaki K, Leschen RAB, Beggs JR 2011. Competition-colonization dynamics of spore-feeding beetles on the long-lived bracket fungi Ganoderma in New Zealand native forest. Oikos 120(5): 776-786. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19302.x (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Seldon DS, Leschen RAB 2011. Revision of the Mecodema curvidens species group (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Broscini). Zootaxa 2829: 1-45. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/z02829p045f.pdf (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Montgomery ME, Shiyake S, Havill NP, Leschen RAB 2011. A new species of Laricobius (Coleoptera: Derodontidae) from Japan with phylogeny and a key for native and introduced congeners in North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104(3): 389-401. <Go to ISI>://CABI:20113178605 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Leschen RAB 2011. World review of Laricobius (Coleoptera: Derodontidae). Zootaxa 2908: 1-44. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000291359400001 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Kadowaki K, Leschen RAB, Beggs JR 2011. Spore consumption and life history of Zearagytodes maculifer (Broun) (Coleoptera: Leiodidae) on Ganoderma, its fungal host. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 35(1): 61-68. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/2949 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Marske KA, Leschen RAB, Buckley TR 2011. Reconciling phylogeography and ecological niche models for New Zealand beetles : looking beyond glacial refugia. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 59(1): 89-102. (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Leschen RAB, Butler E, Buckley TR, Ritchie PA 2011. Biogeography of the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands: phylogenetics of Pseudhelops (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). New Zealand entomologist 34(1): 12-26. http://www.ento.org.nz/nzentomologist/new_issues/NZEnto34_1_2011/Volume_34_12-26.pdf (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Lawrence JF, Leschen RAB, Beutel RG 2010. 6. Bostrichiformia Latreille 1802. In: Leschen RAB, Beutel RG, Lawrence JF, Slipinski A ed. Coleoptera, beetles volume 2 : morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim). Handbook of zoology. Berlin, Walter de Gruyter. Pp. 197-198. (Book Section, 2010)
  • Grebennikov VV, Leschen RAB 2010. External exoskeletal cavities in Coleoptera and their possible mycangial functions. Entomological science 13(1): 81-98. (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Löbl I, Leschen RAB 2010. Notes on the Toxidium group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae). Folia Heyrovskyana (A) 18(1-3): 71-93. (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Marske, K. A., Leschen, R.A.B., Buckley, T. R. 2010. Reconciling phylogeography and ecological niche models for New Zealand beetles: Looking beyond glacial refugia. Journal of Biogeography (submitted) (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Beutel RG, Friedrich F, Leschen RAB 2009. Charles Darwin, beetles and phylogenetics. Naturwissenschaften 96(11): 1293-1312. (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Gimmel ML, Leschen RAB, Slipinski SA 2009. Review of the New Zealand endemic family Cyclaxyridae, new family (Coleoptera: Polyphaga). Acta entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 511-528. (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Marske KA, Leschen RAB, Barker GM, Buckley TR 2009. Phylogeography and ecological niche modelling implicate coastal refugia and trans-alpine dispersal of a New Zealand fungus beetle. Molecular ecology 18(24): 5126-5142. (Journal Article, 2009)

Skills

Skills

  • Biosystematics (NZ Beetles)