Michael S. Caterino

John C. and Suzanne E. Morse Chair in Arthropod Biodiversity
Director of the Clemson University Arthropod Collection

School of Agricultural, Forest, and Enviromental Sciences

E 254 P&A

Ph. D., Entomology, University of California, Berkeley – 1998
B. S., Biological Science, University of Mississippi - 1992

Research and instruction in arthropod biodiversity.
Curation of the university arthropod collection.
Promotion of public appreciation for the importance and diversity of arthropods.

Research interest:
My main research interests center on understanding the evolution of beetle diversity. I conduct local and regional biodiversity inventories, and attempt to understand the biogeographic history of regional beetle faunas. I study the distribution of genetic diversity within species to reveal the effects of abiotic factors on diversification and speciation. And I conduct taxonomic and phylogenetic research on selected beetles, with special emphasis on the family Histeridae, which are important predators in a variety of ecologically and economically significant systems.

Caterino, M.S. and A.K. Tishechkin. 2013. A systematic revision of the genus Baconia Lewis. ZOOKEYS 343: 1-297.

Caterino, M.S. and A.K. Tishechkin. 2013. A systematic revision of the genus Operclipygus Marseul. ZOOKEYS. 271: 1-401. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.271.4062)

Caterino, M.S, A.K. Tishechkin and N. Dégallier. 2012. A revision of the genus Mecistostethus Marseul (Coleoptera: Histeridae). ZOOKEYS 213: 63-78. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.213.3552)

Dégallier, N., S. Mazur, A.K. Tishechkin and M.S. Caterino. 2012. A revision of the genus Kaszabister Mazur. ZOOKEYS 199: 71-89. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.199.3245)

Polihronakis, M. and M.S. Caterino. 2012. Asymmetric dispersal and ecological factors mediate geographic effects on phylogeographic structure of the western banded glowworm, Zarhipis integripennis (Coleoptera: Phengodidae) in California’s Transverse Ranges. ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA 105(2): 241-252.

Chandler, D.S. and M.S. Caterino. 2011. A taxonomic revision of the New World genus Oropodes Casey (Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae). A Festschrift in honor of Dr. Ross Bell. ZOOKEYS 147: 425-477. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.147.2072)

Polihronakis, M., M.S. Caterino and S. Chatzimanolis. 2010. Elucidating the phylogeographic structure among a mosaic of unisexual and bisexual populations of the weevil Geodercodes latipennis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Transverse Ranges of southern California. BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNAEAN SOCIETY 101: 935-948.

Chatzimanolis, S., L.A. Norris, and M.S. Caterino. 2010. Multi-island endemicity: the phylogeography and conservation of Coelus pacificus darkling beetles on the California Channel Islands. ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA 103: 785-795.

Polihronakis, M. and M.S. Caterino. 2010. Contrasting patterns of phylogeographic relationships in sympatric sister species of ironclad beetles (Phloeodes spp.) in California’s Transverse Ranges. BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 10(195): 1-11. (online pdf)

Polihronakis, M. and M.S. Caterino. 2010. Multilocus phylogeography of the flightless darkling beetle Nyctoporis carinata (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the California Floristic Province: deciphering an evolutionary mosaic. BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 99: 424-444

Hopp, K.J. and M.S. Caterino. 2009. Seven new species of Cephennium Müller and Kunze (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae: Cephenniini) from California with a key to native North American species. ZOOKEYS 24: 31-54. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.24.247)

Short, A.E.Z and M.S. Caterino. 2009. On the validity of habitat as a predictor of genetic structure in aquatic systems: a comparative study using California water beetles. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 18:403-414.

Caterino, M.S. and S. Chatzimanolis. 2009. Conservation genetics of three flightless beetle species in Southern California. CONSERVATION GENETICS 10: 203-216. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-008-9548-7

Chatzimanolis, S. and M.S. Caterino. 2008. Phylogeography and conservation genetics of Californian coastal terrestrial communities: A comparative study using three beetles. INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY 1: 222-232.

Hunt, T., J. Bergsten, Z. Levkanicova, A. Papadopoulou, O. St John, R. Wild, P. M. Hammond, D. Ahrens, M. Balke, M.S. Caterino, J. Gómez-Zurita, I. Ribera, T. G. Barraclough, M. Bocakova, L. Bocak, and A. P. Vogler. 2007. A comprehensive phylogeny of beetles reveals the evolutionary origins of a super-radiation. SCIENCE 318:1913-1916.

Caterino, M.S. 2007. Species richness and complementarity of insect faunas in a mediterranean-type biodiversity hotspot. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 16(14):3993-4007.

Chatzimanolis, S. and M.S. Caterino. 2007. Toward a better understanding of the 'Transverse Range Break': Lineage diversification in southern California. EVOLUTION 61: 2127-2141.

Caterino, M.S. and N. Degallier. 2007. A review of the biology and taxonomy of Chlamydopsinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae). INVERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS 21: 1-28.

Chatzimanolis, S., M.S. Caterino and M.S. Engel. 2006. The first fossil of the subfamily Trypanaeinae: A new species of Trypanaeus in Dominican amber. COLEOPTERISTS BULLETIN 60(4): 333-340.

Caterino, M.S. and A.K. Tishechkin. 2006. DNA identification and morphological description of the first confirmed larvae of Hetaeriinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae). SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY 31: 405-418.

Kovarik, P.W. and M.S. Caterino. 2005. Histeridae, pp. 190-222 in: Beutel, R.G. and R.A.B. Leschen, eds., Handbook of Zoology Part 38, Coleoptera, Vol. 1: Morphology and Systematics. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin.

Caterino, M.S., T. Hunt, and A.P. Vogler. 2005. On the constitution and phylogeny of Staphyliniformia. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION 34: 655-672.

Caterino, M.S. and A.P. Vogler. 2002. The phylogeny of the Histeroidea (Staphyliniformia). CLADISTICS 18(4): 394-415.

Caterino, M.S., V.L. Shull, P.M. Hammond and A.P. Vogler. 2002. The basal phylogeny of the Coleoptera based on 18S rDNA sequences. ZOOLOGICA SCRIPTA 31(1): 41-49.

Kovarik, P.W. and M.S. Caterino. 2000. Histeridae. pp. 212-227 in: Arnett, R.H. and Thomas, M.C., eds., American Beetles, Volume 1. CRC Press.

Caterino, M.S., S. Cho, and F.A.H. Sperling. 2000. The current state of insect molecular systematics: A thriving Tower of Babel. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENTOMOLOGY 45:1-54.

Caterino, M.S. 1998. A phylogenetic revision of Spilodiscus Lewis. THE JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY 32(8): 1129-1168.

Professional society activity:
The Coleopterists Society – Past-President
The Entomological Society of America – Associate Editor, Annals of the ESA