Selected Publications

Culvers Root blooming in Gateway Prairie on the Luther College campus

* indicates undergraduate coauthors

Schmitt*, L. and K.J. Larsen. 2021. Moths of oak-hickory forests and planted tallgrass prairies on Luther College natural areas in Decorah, Iowa. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 75(1): 49-64.

Stivers*, E.K., J.T. *Wittman and K.J. Larsen. 2019. A comparison of adult butterfly communities on remnant and planted prairies in northeast Iowa. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 73(4): 268-274.

Wittman*, J., E. *Stivers, and K.J. Larsen. 2017. Butterfly surveys are impacted by time of day. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 71(2): 125-128.

Schuh*, Marissa & Kirk J. Larsen. 2015. Rhamnus cathartica (Rosales: Rhamnaceae) Invasion Reduces Ground-Dwelling Insect Abundance and Diversity in Northeast Iowa Forest. Environmental Entomology 1–11 (2015); DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvv050.

Powers*, N.M. & K.J. Larsen. 2014. Butterflies (Lepidoptera) on Hill Prairies of Allamakee County, Iowa: A Comparison of the late 1980s with 2013. Great Lakes Entomologist 47(3-4): 114-128.

McDermond-Spies*, N., D. *Broman, A. *Brantner, and K.J. Larsen. 2014. Family-level benthic macroinvertebrate communities indicate successful relocation and restoration of a Northeast Iowa stream. Ecological Restoration 32(2): 161-170.

Larsen, K.J. & F.F. Purrington. 2013. New records of Ophonus puncticeps Stephens (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Iowa show continued westward range expansion. Coleopterists Bulletin 67(1):16-18.

Worthington*, R.J. & K.J. Larsen. 2010. An annotated checklist of scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Northeastern Iowa. Great Lakes Entomologist 43: 77-90.

Larsen, K.J. & F.F. Purrington. 2009. New state distribution records of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Iowa and South Dakota, U.S.A. Entomological News 120(5): 570-573.

Larsen, K.J. & H. Willis. 2008. Range extension into South Dakota for Cicindela pulchra (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 62(4): 480.

Moya-Raygoza, G. & K.J. Larsen. 2008. Positive effects of shade and shelter construction by ants on a leafhopper-ant mutualism. Environmental Entomology 37(6): 1471–1476.

Moya-Raygoza, G., K.J. Larsen and A. Rauk*. 2005. Geographic and seasonal variation in size and color of adult corn leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from Mexico. Environmental Entomology  34(6):1388–1394.

Gandhi, K.J.K., D.W. Gilmore, G.E. Ball, R.W. Holzenthal, S.A. Katovich, J.J. Koehle, K.J. Larsen, W.J. Mattson, and S.J. Seybold. 2005. A review of ground beetle species (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of Minnesota, USA: new records and range extensions. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington  107(4): 917–940.

Moya-Raygoza, G., J. Kathirithamby and K.J. Larsen. 2004. Dry season parasitoids of the corn leafhopper, Dalbulus maidis (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), on irrigated maize in Mexico. Canadian Entomologist 136: 119–127.

Larsen, K.J. and T.W. Work. 2003. Differences in ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of original and reconstructed tallgrass prairies in northeastern Iowa, USA, and impact of three-year spring burn cycles. Journal of Insect Conservation 7(3): 153–166.

Larsen, K.J., T.W. Work, and F.F. Purrington. 2003. Habitat use patterns by ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of northeastern Iowa. Pedobiologia 47: 288–299.

Larsen, K.J. & J.A.*Bovee. 2002. Changes in the butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Winneshiek County, Iowa after 90 years. Great Lakes Entomologist  34(1): 43–54.

Purrington, F.F., D.K. Young, K.J. Larsen, & J.C.T. Lee. 2002. New distribution records for ground beetles in the western Great Lakes region (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Great Lakes Entomologist 33: 199–204.

Moya-Raygoza, G. & K.J. Larsen. 2001. Temporal resource switching by ants between honeydew produced by the fivespotted gamagrass leafhopper (Dalbulus quinquenotatus) and nectar produced by plants with extrafloral nectaries. American Midland Naturalist  146(2): 311–320.

Larsen, K.J., L.M. *Staehle & E.J. *Dotseth. 2001. Tending ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) regulate Dalbulus quinquenotatus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) population dynamics. Environmental Entomology 30(4): 757–762.

Larsen, K.J. & J.B.*Williams. 1999. Influence of fire and trapping effort on ground beetles in a reconstructed tallgrass prairie. Prairie Naturalist  31 (2): 77–88.

*Coyle, D.R & K.J. Larsen. 1998. Carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Northeastern Iowa: a comparison of baits for sampling.  Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science 105(4): 161–164.

Purrington, F.F. & K.J. Larsen. 1997. Records of thirteen ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) new to Iowa. Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science  104(2): 50–51.