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. 1968. Revision of the myrmecophilous species of the tribe Myrmedoniini. Part II. The genera Aenictonia and Anommatochara - their relationship and behavior. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 61(4): 971–986.
  • Kistner, D.H. 1968. Revision of the African species of the termitophilous tribe Corotocini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). I. A new genus and species from Ovamboland and its zoogeographic significance. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 76: 213–221.
  • Kistner, D.H. 1968. Revision of the African species of the termitophilous tribe Corotocini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) II. The genera Termitomimus Tragardh and Nasutimimus new genus and their relationships. Coleopterists bulletin 22(3): 65–93.
  • Kistner, D.H. 1968 [1967]. A revision of the myrmecophilous tribe Deremini. Part II: Additions and corrections to the Dorylopora complex (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Pan-Pacific entomologist 43: 274–284.





  • 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. 1973. Termitophilous Staphylinidae from Angola (Coleoptera). Publicações Culturais da Companhia de Diamantes de Angola 86: 99–164.
  • Kistner, D.H. 1973. The termitophilous Staphylinidae associated with Grallatotermes in Africa; their taxonomy, behavior, and a survey of their glands of external secretion. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 66(1): 197–222.



  • 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.


  • Jacobson, H.R. & Kistner, D.H. 1979. In: Kistner, D. H. & H. R. Jacobson. Revision of the myrmecophilous tribe Deremini, III. The remainder of the genera with notes on behavior, ultrastructure, glands and phylogeny (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae).Sociobiology 3: 143-391.
  • Kistner, D.H. & Jacobson, H.R. 1979. Revision of the myrmecophilous tribe Deremini, III. The remainder of the genera with notes on behavior, ultrastructure, glands and phylogeny (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 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. & Akatsuka, J.T. 1981. A new genus and species of myrmecophilous Aleocharinae from Japan (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). Sociobiology Sociobiology 6: 179–184.


  • 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. 1985. In: Watson, J. A. L. & D. H. Kistner. Australoptochus phoreticus, a new genus and species of Termitogastrina (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) from nests of the Australian termite, Nasutitermes graveolus (Isoptera: Termitidae) Sociobiology 11: 87–106.




  • Kistner, D.H. & Doty, J. 1988. A new genus and two new species of athetine staphylinids from the nests of Microcerotermes in Sulawesi and Brunei with a cladistic analysis of their relationships (Coleoptera; Isoptera, Termitidae). Sociobiology 14: 29–47.


  • Kistner, D.H. 1989. New genera and species of Aleocharinae associated with ants of the genus Leptogenys and their relationships (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae; Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 15: 299–323.


  • Kistner, D.H. & Jacobson, H.R. 1990. Cladistic analysis and taxonomic revision of the ecitophilous tribe Ecitocharini with studies of their behavior and evolution (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Sociobiology 17(3): 333–465.


  • Jacobson, H.R. & Kistner, D.H. 1991. Cladistic study, taxonomic restructuring, and revision of the myrmecophilous tribe Leptanillophilini with comments on its evolution and host relationships (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae; Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 18(1): 1–150.
  • 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.


  • Jacobson, H.R. & Kistner, D.H. 1999. A new genus, new species and new records of termitophilous Corotocini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) from Australia and the Orient with a discussion of their relationship to others in the Australian, New Guinean, and Indo-Malayan areas. Sociobiology 34: 323–385.


  • Kistner, D.H. 2000. A new genus and species of a queen mimicking termitophile from Brazil (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 35: 191–195.
  • Kistner, D.H. 2000. A further new species of termitophilous Perinthina from Australia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 35: 373–377.



  • 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. & Maschwitz, U. 2003. Myrmecophilous Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) associated with Dorylus (Dichthadius) laevigatus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Malaysia with studies of their behavior. Sociobiology 41: 209–266.


  • 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. 2004. A new genus and species of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera: Aleocharinae) that is a probable myrmecophile. Sociobiology 44(1): 195–202.



  • 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. 2007. Revision of the tribe Feldini with a review of their phylogeny based on cladistic analysis (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 50(3): 749–801.


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