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Jennifer M Zaspel

Entomology 

  • Assistant Professor of Entomology
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Awards & Honors

(2014) Phylogeographic history and the evolution of blood feeding in the vampire moth Calyptra minuticornis (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). National Geographic Society.

(2014) Systematic Revision of the Vampire Moths and their Fruit-Piercing Relatives (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Calyptra). Purdue University.

(2014) Travel Award to Attend the Phylogenomics Symposium and Software School at Evolution 2014. University of Texas at Austin.

(2013) Branching out the tiger moth tree: systematics of the lichen moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Lithosiini). Showalter Trust Fund for Bioinformatics analysis, Purdue University ($8,000).

(2012) Student and Young Professionals (SYP) Travel Award. Entomological Society of America.

Selected Publications

Zaspel, J. M., Hill, S. R., Scott, C. H., Kononenko, V. S., Ignell, R., & Weller, S. J. (2014). Genetic characterization and geographic distribution of the fruit-piercing and skin-piercing moth Calyptra thalictri Borkhausen (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Journal of Parasitology, 100(5), 583-591.

Zaspel, J. M., Weller, S. J., Wardwell, C. T., Zahiri, R., & Wahlberg, N. (2014). Phylogeny and evolution of pharmacophagy in tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae). Public Library of Science One, 9(7), e101975.

Scott, C. H., Zaspel, J. M., Chialvo, P., & Weller, S. J. (2014). A preliminary molecular phylogenetic assessment of the lichen moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini) with comments on palatability and chemical sequestration.. Systematic Entomology, 39(2), 286-303.

Zaspel, J. M., Weller, S. J., Wardwell, C. T., Zahiri, R., & Wahlberg, N. (in press). Phylogeny and evolution of pharmacophagy in tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae). PLoS ONE.

Scott, C. H., Zaspel, J. M., Chialvo, P., & Weller, S. J. (in press). A preliminary molecular phylogenetic assessment of the lichen moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini) with comments on palatability and chemical sequestration.. Systematic Entomology.

Zaspel, J. M., Coy, S., Habanek, K., & Weller, S. (2013). Presence and distribution of sensory structures on the mouthparts of self-medicating moths. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 253.

Zaspel, J. M., Zahiri, R., Hoy, M. A., Janzen, D., Weller, S. J., & Wahlberg, N. (2012). A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the vampire moths and their fruit-piercing relatives (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Calpinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 65.