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Public Health

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,

‡Guerra Lab postdoctoral researcher

†Guerra Lab graduate student

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 Lab postdoctoral researcher

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,

*Guerra Lab undergraduate researcher

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

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.

‡Guerra Lab postdoctoral researcher

†Guerra Lab graduate student

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.