Peer Reviewed Publications

Bold indicates Lucky Lab member

2020

Houlihan, P.R., Lucky, A., Owen, M., Emmel, T.C. 2020. Ants tend ghost orchids: Patrolling of Dendrophylax lindenii (Lindley) Bentham ex Rolfe (Orchidaceae) by Crematogaster ashmeadi Mayr (1886) in Florida. Florida Entomologist 103: 369-375. https://journals.flvc.org/flaent/article/view/115635

Zhang, Y.M., Buffington, M.L., Looney, C., László, Z., Shorthouse, J.D., Ide, T, Lucky, A. 2020. UCE data reveal multiple origins of rose gallers in North America: Global phylogeny of Diplolepis Geoffrey (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106949

Lucky, A., Atchison, R.A., Zhang, Y.M., Ohyama, L., Williams, J.L., Lippi, C.A., Pinkney, J.L., Clancy, K.L., Nielsen, A.N. 2020. Myrmecology, gender, and geography: changing demographics of a research community over thirty years. Myrmecological News 30: 187-199. https://bit.ly/3onDFMc. (*featured on the journal’s blog: https://blog.myrmecologicalnews.org/2020/09/02/women-in-science-parents-in-science-minorities-in-science-so-what/)

Ulyshen, M.D., Lucky, A., Work, T.T. 2020. Effects of prescribed fire and social insects on saproxylic beetles in a subtropical forest. Scientific Reports 10: 9630. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-66752-w

Williams, J.L., Lucky, A. 2020. Introduced, exotic, and invasive Nylanderia crazy ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the world: Integrating genomics to enhance taxonomic preparedness. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/saz039 (*included in special issue on technology and invasive species)

Williams, J.L., Zhang, Y.M., Lloyd, M.W., LaPolla, J.S., Schultz, T.R., Lucky, A. 2020. Global domination by crazy ants: Phylogenomics reveals biogeographic history and invasive species relationships in the genus Nylanderia (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Systematic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12423

2019

Zhang, Y.M., Vitone, T., Storer, C.G., Payton, A.C., Dunn, R.R., Hulcr, J., McDaniel, S.F., Lucky, A. (2019) From pavement to population genomics: characterizing a long-established non-native ant in North America through citizen science and ddRADseq. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution. 7: 453. View PDF.

Zhang, Y.M., Williams, J.L., Lucky, A. 2019. Understanding UCEs: A comprehensive primer on using Ultraconserved Elements for arthropod phylogenomics. Insect Systematics and Diversity. 3(5), 3. View PDF.

Nisip, A.J., Svenson, G.J., Fridie, B., Lucky, A. 2019. A newly established non-native praying mantis species, Liturgusa maya (Mantodea: Liturgusidae) in Florida, USA, and a key to Florida mantis genera. Florida Entomologist 102, 147-153. https://journals.flvc.org/flaent/article/view/106516/109670 

Lucky, A., Branham, M, Atchison, R. 2019. Collection-Based Education by Distance and Face to Face: Learning Outcomes and Academic Dishonesty. Journal of Science Education and Technology 28: 414-428. https://bit.ly/3iLaQb6

Stucky, B.J., Balhoff, J.P., Barve, N., Barve, V., Brenskelle, L., Brush, M.H., Dahlem, G.A., Gilbert, J.D.J., Kawahara, A.Y., Keller, O., Lucky, A., Mayhew, P.J., Plotkin, D., Seltmann, K.C., Talamas, E., Vaidya, G., Walls, R., Yoder, M., Zhang, G., Guralnick R. 2019. Developing a vocabulary and ontology for modeling insect natural history data: example data, use cases, and competency questions. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33303.

2018

Arnan, X. Andersen, A.N., Gibb, H., Parr, C.L., Sanders, N.J., Dunn, R.R., Angulo, E., Baccaro, F.B., Bishop, T.R., Boulay, R., Castracani, C., Cerdá, X., Del Toro, I., Delsinne, T., Donoso, D.A., Elten, E.K., Fayle, T.M., Fitzpatrick, M.C., Gómez, C., Grasso, D.A., Grossman, B.F., Guénard, B., Gunawardene, N., Heterick, B., Hoffmann, B.D., Janda, M., Jenkins, C.N., Klimes, P., Lach, L., Laeger, T., Leponce, M., Lucky, A., Majer, J., Menke, S., Mezger, D., Mori, A., Moses, J., Munyai, T.C., Paknia, O., Pfeiffer, M., Philpott, S.M., Souza, J.L.P., Tista, M., Vasconcelos, H.L., Retana, J. 2018. Dominance–diversity relationships in ant communities differ with invasion. Global Change Biology 24: 4614-4625.

Atchison, R.A., Hulcr, J., Lucky, A. 2018. Managed Fire Frequency Significantly Influences the Litter Arthropod Community in Longleaf Pine Flatwoods. Environmental Entomology 47: 575-585.

2017

Barden, P., Boudinot, B., Lucky, A. 2017. Where fossils dare and males matter: combined morphological and molecular analysis untangles the evolutionary history of the spider ant genus Leptomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Dolichoderinae). Invertebrate Systematics 31: 765-780.

Gibb, H., Dunn, R. R., Sanders, N. J., Grossman, B. F., Photakis, M., Abril, S., Agosti, D., Andersen, A. N., Angulo, E., Armbrecht, I., Arnan, X., Baccaro, F. B., Bishop, T. R., Boulay, R., Brühl, C., Castracani, C., Cerda, X., Del Toro, I., Delsinne, T., Diaz, M., Donoso, D. A., Ellison, A. M., Enriquez, M. L., Fayle, T. M., Feener, D. H., Fisher, B. L., Fisher, R. N., Fitzpatrick, M. C., Gómez, C., Gotelli, N. J., Gove, A., Grasso, D. A., Groc, S., Guenard, B., Gunawardene, N., Heterick, B., Hoffmann, B., Janda, M., Jenkins, C., Kaspari, M., Klimes, P., Lach, L., Laeger, T., Lattke, J., Leponce, M., Lessard, J.-P., Longino, J., Lucky, A., Luke, S. H., Majer, J., McGlynn, T. P., Menke, S., Mezger, D., Mori, A., Moses, J., Munyai, T. C., Pacheco, R., Paknia, O., Pearce-Duvet, J., Pfeiffer, M., Philpott, S. M., Resasco, J., Retana, J., Silva, R. R., Sorger, M. D., Souza, J., Suarez, A., Tista, M., Vasconcelos, H. L., Vonshak, M., Weiser, M. D., Yates, M., Parr, C. L. 2017. A global database of ant species abundances. Ecology 98: 883-884.

2016

Vitone, T., Stofer, K., Steininger, M.S., Dunn, R.R., Hulcr, J., Lucky, A. (2016). School of Ants goes to college: Integrating citizen science into the general education classroom increases engagement with science. Journal of Science Communication 15(01): A03.

2015

Steininger, M.S., Storer, C., Hulcr, J., Lucky, A. 2015. Alternative preservatives of insect DNA for citizen science and other low-cost applications. Invertebrate Systematics 29(5): 468-472.

Economo, E.P., Sarnat, E.M., Janda, M., Clouse, R., Klimov, P.B., Fischer, G., Blanchard, B.D., Ramirez, L.N., Andersen, A.N., Berman, M., Guénard, B., Lucky, A., Rabeling, C., Wilson, E.O., Knowles, L.L. 2015. Breaking out of biogeographic modules: range expansion and taxon cycles in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole. Journal of Biogeography. 42(12): 2289-2301.

Gibb, H., Sanders, N.J., Dunn, R.R., Watson, S., Photakis, M., Silvia, A., Andersen, A.N., Angulo, E., Armbrecht, I., Arnan, X., Baccaro, F.B., Boulay, R., Castracani, C., Del Toro, I., Delsinne, T., Diaz, M., Donoso, D.A., Enriquez, M.L., Fayle, T.M., Feener, D.L. Jr., Fitzpatrick, M.C., Gomez, C., Grasso, D.A., Groc, S., Heterick, B., Hoffmann, B.D., Lach, L., Lattke, J., Leponce, M., Lessard, J.P., Longino, J., Lucky, A., Majer, J., Menke, S.A., Mezger, D., Mori, A., Paknia, O., Pearce-Duvet, J., Pfeiffer, M., Philpott, S.M., de Souza, J.L.P., Tista, M., Vonshak, M., Parr, C.L. 2015. Climate mediates the effects of disturbance on ant assemblage structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282.1808 (2015): 20150418.

Steininger, M.S., Hulcr, J., Sigut, M., Lucky, A. 2015. Simple and efficient trap for bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to facilitate invasive species monitoring and citizen involvement. Journal of Economic Entomology. Link: doi.org/10.1093/jee/tov014

2014

Lucky, A., Savage, A.M., Nichols, L.M, Castracani, C., Shell, L., Grasso, D., Mori, A., Dunn, R.R. 2014. Assessing backyard biodiversity across broad spatial scales: The School of Ants Citizen Science Project. Ecosphere 5: 78. Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00364.1

2013

Lucky, A., Trautwein, M.D., Guénard, B. Weiser, M.D., Dunn, R.R. 2013. Tracing the Rise of Ants – Out of the Ground. PLoS ONE 8(12): e84012. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084012. View PDF.

Shik, J.Z., Nichols, L.M., Lucky, A., Hoefnagels, M.H. 2013. Ants as Model Organisms to Study Species Coexistence. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 34: 233-239. View PDF.

2012

Guénard, B., McCaffrey, K.A., Lucky, A., Dunn, R.R. 2012. Ants of North Carolina: an updated list (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3552: 1–36. View PDF.

Hulcr, J., Latimer, A.M., Henley, J.B., Rountree, N.R., Fierer, N., Lucky, A., Lowman, M.D., Dunn, R.R. 2012. A jungle in there: bacteria in belly buttons are highly diverse, but predictable. PLoS ONE 7(11): e47712. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047712. View PDF.

2011

Guénard, B. and Lucky, A. 2011. Shuffling leaf litter samples produces more accurate and precise snapshots of terrestrial arthropod community composition. Environmental Entomology 40: 1523-1529. View PDF.

Lucky, A. 2011. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the spider ants, genus Leptomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.03.004. View PDF.

Lucky, A., E.M. Sarnat, Alonso, L.E. 2011. Survey of the ants of the Muller Range of Papua New Guinea. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 60: 45-53.

Lucky, A., K. Sagata, Sarnat, E.M. 2011. Survey of the ants of the Nakanai Mountains of East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 60: 158-157.

2010 and prior

Lucky, A. and Ward., P.S. 2010. Taxonomic revision of the ant genus Leptomyrmex Mayr. Zootaxa 2688: 1-67. View PDF.

Lucky, A. and Sarnat, E.M. 2010. Biogeography and diversification of the Pacific ant genus Lordomyrma Emery. Journal of Biogeography 37: 624-634. View PDF. [Supplemental]

Lucky, A. 2009. Urb-ants (Book review of Urban Ants of North America and Europe by Klotz et al., 2008). Systematic Entomology 34: 406-407. View PDF.

Lucky, A. and Sarnat, E.M. 2008. New species of Lordomyrma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Southeast Asia and Fiji. Zootaxa 1681: 37–46. View PDF.

Lucky, A., T.L. Erwin, Witman, J.D. 2002. Temporal and spatial diversity and distribution of arboreal Carabidae (Coleoptera) in a western amazonian rain forest. Biotropica 34(3): 376-386. View PDF.

Lucky, A.W., P. Sayers, J.D. Argus, Lucky, A. 2001. Avian mite bites acquired from a new source. Archives of Dermatology 137(2): 167-170. View PDF.

Other Publications

Somjee, U., Lucky, A. 2017. Featured Creatures: forked fungus beetle (suggested common name) Bolitotherus cornutus (Panzer) 1794 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Retrieved Dec. 20, 2017 from: webpage.

Simoes de Castro Dias, V., Lucky, A. 2017. Featured Creatures: South American fruit fly (suggested common name), Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae). Retrieved Dec. 20, 2017 from: webpage.

Runkel, A., Burkett-Cadena, N., Lucky, A. Featured Creatures: ebony jewelwing, black-winged damselfly (suggested common name), Calopteryx maculata (Beauvois, 1807) (Insecta: Odonata: Calopterygidae). Retrieved Dec. 11, 2017 from: webpage.

Johnston, N., Stansly, Lucky, A. Featured Creatures: hairy rove beetle, Creophilus maxillosus (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Retrieved Dec. 11, 2017 from: webpage.

Williams, J.L., Lucky, A. 2017. Featured Creatures: robust crazy ant (suggested common name), Nylanderia bourbonica (Forel) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Retrieved Dec. 11, 2017 from: webpage.

Carias, A.M., Lucky, A. 2017. Featured Creatures: fiery searcher, Calosoma scrutator (Fabricius 1775) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae). University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved May 24, 2017 from: webpage.

Williams, J.L., Lucky, A. 2017. Featured Creatures: winter ant, Prenolepis imparis (Say) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved Feb 28, 2017 from: webpage.

Gomez, D., Lucky, A., Hulcr. J. 2016. Featured Creatures: sirex woodwasp, Sirex noctilio Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved Jan 10, 2017 from: webpage.

Huang, Y., Hulcr. J., Johnson, A.J. g, Lucky, A. 2016. Featured Creatures: a bark beetle, Hypothenemus eruditus Westwood, 1836 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved Sept. 13, 2016 from: webpage.

Tan, D., Lucky, A., 2016. Featured Creatures: Apis dorsata Fabricius, giant honey bee. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved March 8, 2016 from: webpage.

Menocal Sandoval, O.A., Carillo, D., Hulcr, J., Lucky, A. 2016. Featured Creatures: fruit-tree pinhole borer, Xyleborus saxesenii Ratzeburg, 1837. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved May 8, 2016 from: webpage.

Jiang, S., Lucky, A. 2016. Featured Creatures: Apis dorsata Fabricius, giant honey bee. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved March 8, 2016 from: webpage.

Jack, C.J., Lucky, A., Ellis, J.D. 2016. Featured Creatures: Apis dorsata Fabricius, giant honey bee. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved March 8, 2016 from: webpage.

Paulus, L., Lucky, A. 2015. Featured Creatures: Polistes Carolina (L.), Paper wasp or Red wasp. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved December 18, 2015 from: webpage.

Sobel, J., Lucky, A., Hulcr, J. Featured Creatures: Xyleborus affinis Eichhoff, 1868, an ambrosia beetle. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. View webpage.

You, L., Lucky, A., Hulcr. J. 2015. Featured Creatures: Euwallacea fornicatus, The Tea Shot Hole borer. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. View webpage.

Vitone, T., Lucky, A. 2014. Featured Creatures: Tetramorium caespitum (Linnaeus). (IFAS Publication Number: EENY-600). Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. View webpage.

Crockett, C.D., Lucky, A., Liburd, O.E., Kester, K.E. 2013. Featured Creatures: Cotesia congregata (Say) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae) (IFAS Publication Number: EENY-598). Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. View webpage.