Meet the Contributing Authors - John D. Pinto

John D. Pinto
Professor Emeritus, UC Riverside

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John D. Pinto


Ph.D, Entomology, University of Illinois, 1968
A.B., Humboldt State College, 1963

Research Interests

  1. Systematics of the Meloidae (Coleoptera) with emphasis on the taxonomic utility of courtship behavior and revisionary studies of North American taxa (since 1963). Currently pursuing studies on the phylogeny of the family and preparing an annotated key to the world genera.
  2. Systematics of the Trichogrammatidae (Hymenoptera) with emphasis on the genus Trichogramma (since 1976).

Selected Publications

  • Borghuis, A., J. D. Pinto, G. R. Platner, and R. Stouthamer. 2004. Partial cytochrome oxidase II sequences distinguish the sibling species Trichogramma minutum Riley and Trichogramma platneri Nagarkatti. Biological Control 30: 90-94.
  • Pinto, J. D. 2004. A review of the genus Doirania (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) with a description of a new species from North America. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 106: 352-360.
  • Pinto, J. D., G. R. Platner, and R. Stouthamer. 2003. The systematics of the Trichogramma minutum Complex (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae), a group of important North American biological control agents : The evidence from reproductive compatibility and allozymes. Biological Control 27: 167-180.
  • Pinto, J. D., A. B. Koopmanschap, G. R. Platner, and R. Stouthamer. 2002. The North American Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) Parasitizing Certain Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) on Apple and Pear, with ITS2 DNA Characterizations and Description of a New Species. Biological Control, 23: 134-142.
  • Bololgna, M. A. & J. D. Pinto. 2000. Phylogenetic studies of Meloidae (Coleoptera), with emphasis on the evolution of phoresy. Syst. Ent. 26: 33-72.
  • Stouthamer, R., P. Jochemsen, G. R. Platner, & J. D. Pinto. 2000. Crossing incompatibility between Trichogramma minutum and T. platneri (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae): Implications for application in biological control. Environ. Ent. 29: 832-837.
  • Stouthamer, R., Y. Gai, A. B. Koopmanschap, G. R. Platner & J. D. Pinto. 2000. ITS-2 sequences do not differ for the closely related species Trichogramma minutum and T. platneri. Entomol. Exper. Et Appl. 95: 105-111.