David H. Kistner

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David H. Kistner American entomologist.

  • California State University Department of Biological Sciences Chico, CA 95929-0515 US

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  • Kistner, D.H. 1958. The Evolution of the Pygostenini (Coleoptera Staphylinidae). Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge. Sciences Zoologiques, 68: 1–198.


  • Kistner, D.H. 1963. New genera, new species, and new records of Pygostenini from West Africa. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 56: 18–25.





  • Kistner, D.H. 1973. A revision of the genus Dromanomma Wasmann, with a description of its behavior and the possible mechanisms integrating it into ant societies (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Coleopterists bulletin 27: 19–32.



  • Kistner, D.H. 1977. New records of Smectonia Patrizi with a redescription of the genus and notes on its behavior (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Zyrasini). Sociobiology 2(3): 217–225
  • Kistner, D.H. 1977. A revision of the myrmecophilous genus Anepipleuronia with a description of its behavior and epidermal glands. Sociobiology 2(3): 226–252.


  • Kistner, D.H. & Jacobson, H.R., 1979: Revision of the myrmecophilous tribe Deremini. 3. The remainder of the genera with notes on behavior, ultrastructure, glands, and phylogeny (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 3(3): 143–391.


  • Jacobson, H.R. & Kistner, D.H. 1981. A revision of the genus Homalodonia with a description of their behavior and relationships (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Zyrasini). Sociobiology 6: 185–209.
  • Kistner, D.H. & Jacobson, H.R. 1981. A revision of the genera Creodonia and Aulacocephalonia, with notes on their behavior and relationships (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 6(1): 61–100.


  • Kistner, D.H. & Jacobson, H.R., 1982. A Revision of the Genera Trichodonia, Gapia, Myrmechusina, and Myrmechusa (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) with an Analysis of their Relationships and Notes on Their Behavior. Sociobiology, 7: 73–128.



  • Kistner, D.H., 1985: A new genus and species of termitophilous Aleocharinae from mainland China associated with Coptotermes formosanus and its zoogeographic significance (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology, 10: 93–104.



  • Kistner, D.H. & McNairn, M.J., 1991: A new genus and two new species of predacious Staphylinidae associated with Pheidolegeton in Sulawesi (Coleoptera: Aleocharinae) with notes on their behaviour. Sociobiology, 18(3): 305–321.


  • Jacobson, H.R. & Kistner, D.H., 1992: Cladistic Study, Taxonomic Restructuring, and Revision of the Myrmecophilous Tribe Crematoxenini with Comments on its Evolution and Host Relationships (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae; Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 20(2): 91–201.


  • Kistner, D.H. 1993. Cladistic analysis, taxonomic restructuring and revision of the Old World genera formerly classified as Dorylomimini with comments on the evolution and behaviour (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 22(2): 151–383.
  • Kistner, D.H. 1993. Some myrmecophiles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) associated with Megaponera foetens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 23(1): 71–93.
  • Kistner, D.H. 1993. A redescription of the genus Fonsechellus with a description of a new species from Brazil associated with Araujotermes (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Isoptera, Nasutitermitinae). Sociobiology 23(2): 199–209.


  • Kistner, D.H. 1994 [1993]. A new species of Drusilla from the Philippines that is predaceous upon Hospitalitermes (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae; Isoptera: Termitidae). Sociobiology 23(2): 183–188.



  • Disney, R.H.L.; Kistner, D.H., 1997: Revision of the Oriental Termitoxeniinae (Diptera: Phoridae). Sociobiology, 29: 1–118.
  • Kistner, D.H., Weissflog, A., Rościszewski, K. & Maschwitz, U., 1997: New species, new genera, and new records of myrmecophiles associated with army ants (Aenictus sp.) with the description of a new subtribe of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera; Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Sociobiology 29: 123–221.


  • Jacobson, H.R. & Kistner, D.H., 1998: A redescription of the myrmecophilous genus Tetradonia and a description of a new, closely related, free living genus Tetradonella (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology, 31(2): 151–279.


  • Kistner, D.H., 2003: A new species of Myrmedonota from Papua-New Guinea with the first specific host record (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Lomechusini). Sociobiology 42(2) 2003: 519–532.
  • Kistner, D.H. 2003. A new species of Aleocharine Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) that is predaceous on termites (Isoptera: Termitidae). Sociobiology 42(3): 559–567.
  • Kistner, D.H., Berghoff S.M. & U. Maschwitz, U. 2003. Myrmecophilous Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) associated with Dorylus (Dichthadius) laevigatus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Malaysia with studies of their behavior. Sociobiology 41: 203–264.


  • Kistner, D.H. 2004. Revision of the subtribe Perinthina with behavioral notes and an analysis of the evolution of the genera (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Termitonanni). Sociobiology 43(1): 1–146.



  • Kistner, D.H. 2006. A review of some termitophiles from Peru, Ecuador and some other South American countries (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 47(2A): 581–662. Reference page. 
  • Kistner, D.H. 2006. Ecitocryptus kungae - A new species of Myrmecophile from Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 47(3): 677–685.


  • Kistner, D.H., Maschwitz, U. & Witte, V. 2009. New records of aenictophiles including a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 53: 13–26.