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‡Guerra Lab postdoctoral researcher; †Guerra Lab graduate student; *Guerra Lab undergraduate researcher; #Authors contributed equally

Public Health

Parlin AF‡, Yermakov M, Stratton SM†, Reutman SR, Culley TM, Guerra PA, Grinshpun SA. 2022. Effect of double masking with silk or cotton over-masks on the source control capabilities of a surgical mask. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 22, 220036,

Parlin AF‡, Stratton SM†, Culley TM, Guerra PA. 2020. A laboratory-based study examining the properties of silk fabric to evaluate its potential as a protective barrier for personal protective equipment and as a functional material for face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS ONE, 15(9): e0239531,

Animal Architecture

Parlin AF‡, Guerra PA. 2021. Dimorphic cocoons of the robin moth, Hyalophora cecropia, reflect the existence of two distinct architectural syndromes. Journal of Experimental Biology, 224(10): jeb239780,

Guerra PA, Lawson LP, Gatto LJ*, Albright ME*, Smith SJ. 2020. Architectural evolution in cocoons spun by Hyalophora (Lepidoptera; Saturniidae) silk moth species. Scientific Reports, 10: 5615,

Sehadova H, Guerra PA, Sauman I, Reppert SM. 2020. A re-evaluation of silk measurement by the cecropia caterpillar (Hyalophora cecropia) during cocoon construction reveals use of a silk odometer that is temporally regulated. PLoS ONE, 15(2): e0228453,

Guerra PA, Reppert SM. 2017. Dimorphic cocoons of the cecropia moth (Hyalophora cecropia): Morphological, behavioral, and biophysical differences. PLoS ONE, 12(3): e0174023,

Migration and Sensory Systems

Guerra PA, Parlin AF‡, Matter SF. 2022. Lack of evidence for a fine-scale magnetic map sense for fall migratory Eastern North American monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Ecology and Evolution, 12, e9498,

Parlin AF‡#, Stratton SM†#, Guerra PA. 2022. Oriented migratory flight at night: consequences of nighttime light pollution for monarch butterflies. iScience, 25, 104310,

Parlin AF‡, Stratton SM†, Guerra PA. 2021. Assaying lepidopteran flight directionality with non-invasive methods that permit repeated use and release after testing. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12: 1699-1704,

Guerra PA. 2020. The monarch butterfly as a model for understanding the role of environmental sensory cues in long-distance migratory phenomena. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 14: 600737, doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2020.600737.

Reppert SM, Guerra PA, Merlin C. 2016. Neurobiology of monarch butterfly migration. Annual Review of Entomology, 61: 25-42.

Guerra PA, Reppert SM. 2015. Sensory basis of lepidopteran migration: focus on the monarch butterfly. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 34: 20-28.

Guerra PA, Gegear RJ, Reppert SM. 2014. A magnetic compass aids monarch butterfly migration. Nature Communications, 5: 4164, doi: 10.1038/ncomms5164.

Guerra PA, Reppert SM. 2013. Coldness triggers northward flight in remigrant monarch butterflies. Current Biology, 23: 419-423.

Guerra PA, Merlin C, Gegear RJ, Reppert SM. 2012. Discordant timing between antennae disrupts sun compass orientation in migratory monarch butterflies. Nature Communications, 3: 958, doi: 10.1038/ncomms1965.

Dispersal and Life History Trade-offs

Guerra PA. 2011. Evaluating the life-history trade-off between dispersal capability and reproduction in wing dimorphic insects: a meta-analysis. Biological Reviews, 86: 813-835.

Guerra PA, Pollack GS. 2010. Colonists and Desperadoes: different fighting strategies in wing dimorphic male Texas field crickets. Animal Behaviour, 79: 1087-1093.

Guerra PA, Pollack GS. 2009. Flight behaviour attenuates the trade-off between flight capability and reproduction in a wing polymorphic cricket. Biology Letters, 5: 229-231.

Guerra PA, Pollack GS. 2007. A life history trade-off between flight ability and reproductive behavior in male field crickets (Gryllus texensis). Journal of Insect Behavior, 20: 377-387.

Animal Competition

Guerra PA, Mason AC. 2005. Information on resource quality mediates aggression between male Madagascar hissing cockroaches, Gromphadorhina portentosa (Dictyoptera: Blaberidae). Ethology, 111: 626-637.

Guerra PA, Mason AC. 2005. Male competition and aggregative behaviour are mediated by acoustic cues within a temporally unstructured aggregation. Behaviour 142: 71-90.


Montealegre-Z F, Guerra PA, Morris GK. 2003. Panoploscelis specularis (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae): extraordinary female sound generator, male description, male protest and calling signals. Journal of Orthoptera Research 12: 173-181.

Guerra PA, Morris GK. 2002. Calling communication in meadow katydids (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae): female preferences for species-specific wingstroke rates. Behaviour 139: 23-43.