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Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

Andrew Cline

Dr. Andrew R. Cline

Senior Environmental Scientist - Supervisor

Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture
3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA 95832-1448, U.S.A.
916-738-6672 office, 916-262-1190 fax, andrew.cline@cdfa.ca.gov


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Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea
Coleoptera: Cucujoidea
Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea


Curriculum vitae


  • Ph.D. (Entomology/Taxonomy-Systematics): Louisiana State University, December 2005
  • M.S. (Entomology/Behavior): University of Missouri, August 2000
  • B.S. (Biology/Ecology): University of Alabama - Huntsville, December 1996

Relevant Employment History

  • Senior Environmental Scientist- Supervisor, CDFA-PPDC, 2015-present
  • Senior Insect Biosystematist - Supervisor, CDFA-PPDC, 2007-2015
  • Senior Insect Biosystematist - Specialist, CDFA-PPDC, 2007
  • Associate Insect Biosystematist, CDFA-PPDC, 2005-2007
  • Research Assistant, Dept. of Entomology, Louisiana State University, 2000-2005
  • Research Assistant, Dept. of Entomology, University of Missouri, 1998-2000
  • Part-Time Instructor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama - Huntsville, 1997-1998

Refereed Publications

  1. Cline, A.R. & E.A. Backus. 2000. “Form and Function of Insect Wings. The Evolution of Biological Structures.” by D.L. Grodnitsky. Journal of Insect Behavior 12:865-867. (Book Review)
  2. Cline, A.R., F.W. Shockley, & B. Puttler. 2002. Description of surface swimming by Hypera eximia (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): behavioral, morphological, and phylogenetic implications. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 95:637-645.
  3. Cline, A.R. & E.A. Backus. 2002. Correlations among AC electronic monitoring waveforms, body postures, and stylet penetration behaviors of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Environmental Entomology 31:538-549.
  4. Kirejtshuk, A.G. & A.R. Cline. 2003. Pleoronia tuberculata Kirejtshuk and Cline sp. n. and Stenoronia librodoriformis Kirejtshuk and Cline sp. n. In Kirejtshuk, A.G. Four new genera of the Soronia complex (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and tropical America with notes on composition of the complex and description of new species from Southern Hemisphere. Russian Entomological Journal 12:239-256.
  5. Cline, A.R. 2003. New distribution records for Pocadius basalis Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Nitidulinae) from the Southwestern United States. The Coleopterists Bulletin 57:390.
  6. Cline, A.R. 2004. “Erotylidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cucujoidea): Phylogeny and Review. 47.” by R.A.B. Leschen. The Coleopterists Bulletin 58:600-601. (Book Review)
  7. Shockley, F.W. & A.R. Cline. 2004. A Contribution to the Inventory of Coleoptera from Missouri: Records from Benton County. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77:280-284.
  8. Ewing, C.P. & A.R. Cline. 2004. New records and taxonomic updates for adventive sap beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Hawaii. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey, Part 2: Notes 79:40-45.
  9. Cline, A.R. & C.E. Carlton. 2004. Two new species of Epuraea (Orthopeplus) (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) from Mexico. The Coleopterists Bulletin 58:261-270.
  10. Cline, A.R. & C.E. Carlton. 2004. Review of Lasiodactylus Perty (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) with description of three new species from the Neotropics. The Coleopterists Bulletin 58: 355-368.
  11. Cline, A.R. 2004. New state records for two species of Thalycra Erichson (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) with notes on species sympatry. The Coleopterists Bulletin 58:137-138.
  12. Cline, A.R. 2004. A new sap beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) to the United States with a revised key to the Camptodes Erichson occurring in America North of Mexico. Insecta Mundi 17:101-102.
  13. Cline, A.R. 2004. A new species of Psilotus Fischer vonWaldheim (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) from Peru, with new distribution records for other Psilotus species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 106:890-898.
  14. Ewing, C.P & A.R. Cline. 2005. Key to Adventive Sap Beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Hawaii, with Notes on Records and Habits. The Coleopterists Bulletin 59:167-183.
  15. Cline, A.R. & R.A.B. Leschen. 2005. Coleoptera associated with the Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus Fries, in North America. Southeastern Naturalist 4:409-420.
  16. Majka, C.G. & A.R. Cline. 2006. New Records of Corylophidae (Coleoptera) from the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The Coleopterists Bulletin 60:105-111.
  17. Majka, C.G. & A.R. Cline. 2006. Nitidulidae and Kateretidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. I. New Records from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Canadian Entomologist 138:314-332.
  18. Cline, A.R. 2006. "Contributions to Systematics and Biology of Beetles: Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Igor Konstantinovich Lopatin." Edited by Konstantinov, A., A. Tishechkin, and L. Penev. The Coleopterists Bulletin 60:144. (Book Review)
  19. Cline, A.R. 2006. “Beetles of the Czech and Slovak Republics.” by K. Hůrka. The Coleopterists Bulletin 60:242. (Book Review)
  20. Cline, A.R. 2006. “The Beetle Fauna of Rhode Island.” by D. Sikes. The Coleopterists Bulletin 60:304-305. (Book Review)
  21. Cline, A.R. 2006. Commentary on priority of the family-group name Kateretidae Erichson (Cucujoidea). The Coleopterists Bulletin 60:271-272.
  22. Medianero, E., G. Castaño-Meneses, A. Tishechkin, Y. Basset, H. Barrios, F. Ødegaard, A.R. Cline, J. Bail, & L. Cizek. 2007. Influence of local illumination and plant composition on the spatial and seasonal distribution of litter-dwelling arthropods in a tropical rainforest. Pedobiologia 51:131-145.
  23. Cline, A.R. 2007. “Field Guide to Beetles of California.” By A.V. Evans and J.N. Hogue. The Coleopterists Bulletin 61:476-477. (Book Review)
  24. Cline, A.R. 2007. A New Species of Thalycra Erichson, 1843 (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) from Baja California, Mexico with commentary on the genus. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 83:161-170.
  25. Backus, E.A., A.R. Cline, M.S. Serrano, & M.R. Ellerseick. 2007. Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) feeding on cotton: New methods and parameters for analysis of non-sequential electrical penetration graph data. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 100: 296-310.
  26. Tishechkin, A.K. & A.R. Cline. 2008. The beetle (Coleoptera) fauna of pocket gopher burrows in Louisiana. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 110:331-339.
  27. Ellis, J.D., K.S. Delaplane, A.R. Cline, & J.V. McHugh. 2008. The association of multiple sap beetle species (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) with western honeybee (Apis mellifera)colonies in North America. Journal of Apicultural Research 47(3):188-189.
  28. Majka, C.G., R. Webster & A.R. Cline. 2008. New Records of Nitidulidae and Kateretidae (Coleoptera) from New Brunswick, Canada. Zookeys 2:337-356.
  29. Cline, A.R. 2008. Revision of the Sap Beetle Genus Pocadius Erichson, 1843 (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Nitidulinae). Zootaxa 1799:1-120.
  30. Audisio P., Kirk-Spriggs A.H., Cline A.R., Trizzino M., Antonini G., Mancini E. & DeBiase A. 2008. A new genus of pollen-beetle from South Africa (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), with discussion of the generic classification of the subfamily Meligethinae. Insect Systematics and Evolution 39:419-430.
  31. Audisio, P., A. De Biase, A.H. Kirk‑Spriggs, A.R. Cline, M. Trizzino, G. Antonini & E. Mancini. 2008. Molecular biogeography of Mediterranean and southern African disjunctions as exemplified by pollen beetles of the Meligethes planiusculus species-group and related taxa (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae; Meligethinae). Biogeographia 29:45-65.
  32. Cline, A.R. 2009. A new sap beetle (Nitidulidae: Nitidulinae) genus from the Neotropics, with commentary on the Pocadius generic complex. Zootaxa 2237: 34-42.
  33. Audisio, P., Cline, A.R., Lamanna, F., Trizzino, M., Antonini, G., Mancini, E., & DeBiase, A. 2009. Revision of the Southern African Pollen Beetle Genus Anthystrix (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(6):998- 1012.
  34. Audisio, P., A.R. Cline, A. De Biase, G. Antonini, E. Mancini, M. Trizzino, L. Costantini, S. Strika, F. Lamanna, & P. Ceretti. 2009. Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2):341-504.
  35. Lawrence, J.F., S.A. Slipinski, & A.R. Cline. 2010. Corylophidae LeConte, 1852. Pp. 472-481. In Leschen, R.A.B., R.G. Beutel, & J.F. Lawrence (eds.) Handbook of Zoology. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. 786pp.
  36. Jelínek, J., C.E. Carlton, A.R. Cline, & R.A.B. Leschen. 2010. Nitidulidae Latrielle, 1802. Pp. 390-407. In Leschen, R.A.B., R.G. Beutel, & J.F. Lawrence (eds.) Handbook of Zoology. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. 786pp.
  37. Jelínek, J. & A.R. Cline. Kateretidae Erichson in Agassiz, 1846. Pp. 386-390. In Leschen, R.A.B., R.G. Beutel, & J.F. Lawrence (eds.) Handbook of Zoology. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. 786pp.
  38. Cline, A.R. & S.A. Ślipiński. 2010. Discolomatidae Horn, 1878. Pp. 435-442. In Leschen, R.A.B., R.G. Beutel, & J.F. Lawrence (eds.) Handbook of Zoology. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. 786pp.
  39. Cline, A.R. & F.W. Shockley. 2010. Biphyllidae LeConte, 1861. Pp. 306-311. In Leschen, R.A.B., R.G. Beutel, & J.F. Lawrence (eds.) Handbook of Zoology. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. 786pp.
  40. Cline, A.R., M.A. Goodrich & R.A.B. Leschen. 2010. Byturidae Jacquelin duVal, 1858. Pp. 286- 292. In Leschen, R.A.B., R.G. Beutel, & J.F. Lawrence (eds.) Handbook of Zoology. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. 786pp.
  41. Cline, A.R. 2010. Smicripidae Horn 1879. Pp. 407-411. In Leschen, R.A.B., R.G. Beutel, & J.F. Lawrence (eds.) Handbook of Zoology. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. 786pp.
  42. Cline, A.R. & J.V. McHugh. 2010. New Generic Synonymy in Biphyllidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea), with a Checklist of Anchorius Casey 1900. The Coleopterists Bulletin 64:98-99.
  43. Cline, A.R. & P. Audisio. 2010. Revision of the New World Short-Winged Flower Beetles (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Kateretidae). Part I. Generic Review and Revision of Anthonaeus Horn, 1879. The Coleopterists Bulletin 64: 173-186.
  44. Cline, A.R. & P. Audisio. 2011. Epuraea (Haptoncus) ocularis Fairmaire (Coleotpera: Nitidulidae) recently found in the U.S.A., with comments on Nearctic members of Epuraea Erichson. The Coleopterists Bulletin 65: 24-26.
  45. Anderson, R.S. & A.R. Cline. 2011. Magdalis barbicornis (Latrielle) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Mesoptilinae) in California, U.S.A. The Coleopterists Bulletin 65: 80-81.
  46. Cline, A.R. & J.P. Huether. 2011. Revision of the blister beetle genus Tricrania LeConte, 1860 (Coleoptera: Meloidae: Nemognathinae). Zootaxa 2832: 1-43.
  47. Audisio, P., A.R. Cline, E. Mancini, M. Trizzino, S.S. Avgin, & A. DeBiase. 2011. Four new Palaearctic Brassicogethes (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae, Meligethinae), and phylogenetic inference of the B. coracinus group. Rendiconti Lincei: Scienze Fisiche e Naturali.
  48. Audisio, P., A.R. Cline, E. Mancini, M. Trizzino, F. Lamana, & G. Antonini. 2011. A new species of southern African pollen beetle and discussion of the taxonomic position of Jelinekigethes Audisio & Cline, 2009 (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Zootaxa 2909: 47-56.
  49. Audisio, P., J. Jelinek, A.R. Cline, E. Mancini, M. Trizzino, P. Cerretti, & G. Antonini. 2011. Description and taxonomic position of a new genus and species of southern African pollen beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Zootaxa 2927: 49-56.
  50. Cline, A.R. 2011 “Checklist of the Beetles of Maine, USA.” by C.G. Majka, D.S. Chandler, C.P. Donahue K. Hůrka. The Coleopterists Bulletin 65: 364-365. (Book Review)
  51. Avgin, S.S., D. Magri, G. Antonini, E. Mancini, A. Lasoń, A.R. Cline & P. Audisio. 2012. Review of the cedar forest-associated Epuraea latipes species group (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Epuraeinae), with description of a new species from southern Turkey. Entomologica Fennica 23:49-62.
  52. Cline, A.R. & F.W. Shockley. 2012. A new species of Fallia Sharp (Coleoptera: Discolomatidae) from the West Indies, with a checklist of World Fallia.  The Coleopterists Bulletin 66:93-99.
  53. Cline, A.R. & S.A. Kinnee. 2012. A new species of sap beetle (Coleotpera: Nitidulidae) from Baja California Sur, Mexico, with a review of the genus Lobiopa Erichson, 1843. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 88:202-211.
  54. DeBiase, A., G. Antonini, E. Mancini, M. Trizzino,  A. Cline, &  P. Audisio. 2012. Discordant patterns in the genetic, ecological, and morphological diversification of a recently radiated phytophagous beetle clade (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Rendiconti Lincei Scienze Fisiche E Naturali 23:207-215.
  55. McCoshum, S.W., M.S. Caterino, & A.R. Cline. 2012. Introduction of Sap Beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) on Santa Catalina Island, California, USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin 66: 347-350.
  56. Cline, A.R. & P.E. Skelley. 2013. Discovery of new species and country records for the North American sap beetle fauna (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Zootaxa 3683(2)101-116.
  57. Cline, A.R., B. Villegas, C.O’Brien, & M. Pitcairn. 2013. The Status of Euhrychiopsis lecontei (Dietz) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in California, with Notes on Other Weevils Associated with Milfoil. The Coleopterists Bulletin 67: 75-80.
  58. Cline, A.R., P.E. Skelley, & P. Audisio. 2013. Morphology and life history of Brachypeplus glaber LeConte (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), with a discussion of multiple life stage data for phylogenetic analyses. Zootaxa 3734(2): 259-272.
  59. Jenkins, D.A., A.R. Cline, B. Irish, & R. Goenaga. 2013. Attraction of pollinators to atemoya (Magnoliales: Annonaceae) in Puerto Rico: A synergistic approach using multiple nitidulid lures. Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 305-310.
  60. Marini, F., F. Muteinelli, F. Montarsi, A.R. Cline, E. Gatti, & P. Audisio. 2013. First report in Italy of the dusky sap beetle, Carpophilus lugubris Murray, a new potential pest for Europe. Journal of Pest Science 86: 157-160.
  61. Audisio, P., A.R. Cline, E. Solano, E. Mancini, F. Lamanna, G. Antonini, & M. Trizzino. 2014. A peculiar new genus and species of pollen-beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) from eastern Africa, with a molecular phylogeny of related Meligethinae. Systematics and Biodiversity 12(1): 77-91.
  62. Audisio, P., F. Marini, F. Mutinelli, F. Montarsi, E. Gatti, & A.R. Cline. 2014. A scientific note on rapid host shift of the invasive dusky sap-beetle (Carpophilus lugubris) in Italian beehives: new commensal or potential threat for European apiculture? Apidologie 45: 464-466.
  63. Cline, A.R., P.E. Skelley, S.A. Kinnee, S. Rooney-Latham, & P. Audisio. 2014. Multi-trophic interactions between a sap beetle, Sabal palm, scale insect, fungi, and yeast, as well as discovery of a compound with antifungal properties. PLOS-One 9(2): 1-12.
  64. Cline, A.R., T. Smith, K. Miller, M. Moulton, M. Whiting, & P. Audisio. 2014. Molecular phylogeny of Nitidulidae: assessment of subfamilial and tribal classifications, and formalization of the family Cybocephalidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Systematic Entomology 39: 758-772.
  65. Navarette-Heredia, J.L., S. Zaragoza-Caballero, A.R. Cline, A. Burgos-Solorio, & M. Vásquez-Bolaños. 2014. Coleópteres Necrócolos. Pp. 71-84. In Guerrero, S., J.L. Navarette-Heredia, and S.H. Contreras Rodriguez (Coordinators) Biodiversidad del Estero El Salado. Primera edícíon, 2014. Universidad de Gaudalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico. ISBN 978-607-7420-93-4.
  66. Touroult, J., A. Asenjo, A. Ballerio, P. Batista Dos Santos, O. Boily, S. Boucher, F. Cassola, J. Chassain, A. Cline, R. Constantin, G. Curletti, P. Dalens, N. Degallier, C. Dheurle, T. Erwin, F. Feer, C. Fediuk De Castro-Guedes, C. Flechtemann, D. Gonzales, G.T. Gustafson, A. Herrmann, M. Jameson, P. Leblanc, D. Lohez, A. Mantilleri, L. Massutti De Almeida, M. A. Moron Rios, I. Paulmier, Y. Ponchel, P. Queney, S. Rojkoff, J. Rheinheimer, C.S. Ribeiro, F. Wachtel, J. Yvinec, I. Witte, & S. Brule. 2014. Combien y-a-t-il d'espèces de Coléoptères en Guyane? Une première analyse du référentiel TAXREF. ACOREP-France : Coleopteres de Guyane. Tome VIII. 2014:3-18.
  67. Westcott, R.L., S. Bily, A.R. Cline, S.D. Gaimari, H. Hespenheide, T.C. MacRae, M.G. Volkovitsh, S.G. Wellso, & G. Williams. 2014. ‘In Memoriam. Charles Lawrence Bellamy.’ The Coleopterists Bulletin 68: 1-13.
  68. Audisio, P., A.R. Cline, M. Trizzino, E. Mancini, G. Antonini, & P. Cerretti. 2015. Revision of the African pollen beetle genera Tarchonanthogethes and Xenostrongylogethes, with insect-host plant relationships and cladistic analysis of the Anthystrix genus-complex (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Zootaxa 3920(1): 101-152.
  69. Audisio, P., P. Scaramozzino, S. Sabatelli, E. Mancini, & A.R. Cline. 2015. Carpophilus zeaphilus, a new sap beetle species acclimatized in Italy (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Fragmenta Entomologica 47(1): 33-35.
  70. Cline, A.R., G. Powell, & P. Audisio. 2015. Beetles (Coleoptera) of Peru: A survey of families. Nitidulidae. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 88(2): 217-220.
  71. Jenkins, D.A., C. Millan-Hernandez, A.R. Cline, T. McElrath, & R. Goenaga. 2015. Attraction of pollinators to atemoya (Annona squamosa x Annona cherimola) in Puerto Rico using commercial lures and food attractants. Journal of Economic Entomology 1-7(2015); DOI: 10.1093/jee/tov136.
  72. Mancini, E., A. DeBiase, A.R. Cline, G. Antonini, M. Trizzino, T. Clayhills, S. Sabatelli, P. Cerretti, & P. Audisio. 2015. Morphological, genetic and host-plant diversification in pollen-beetles of the Brassicogethes coracinus group (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Rendiconti Lincei (23 November 2015): 1-19.
  73. Clayhills, T., P. Audisio, A.R. Cline, E. Mancini, M. Trizzino, & S. Sabatelli. 2016. Unraveling cryptic species diversity in an aposematic sap beetle genus (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Cryptarchinae) from northern Europe. Insect Systematics and Evolution. DOI: 10.1163/1876312X-47022137

Peer-reviewed Media

Selected Non-refereed publications

  • Cline, A.R. 2010. Coleopterists Society financial statement for 2009. The Coleopterists Bulletin 64: 400.
  • Cline, A.R. 2009. Coleopterists Society financial statement for 2008. The Coleopterists Bulletin 63: 522.
  • Cline, A.R. & C.L. Bellamy. 2005. Coleoptera. pp. 3-6 In S.D. Gaimari (ed.), California Plant Pest and Disease Report. CDFA, Sacramento, CA. 76pp.
  • Cline, A.R. 2001. Differential diversity of frugivorous beetles in primary and secondary forests in LaSelva, Costa Rica. OTS Topical Biology an Ecological Approach. 01-03:199-203.
  • Cline, A.R. 2001. Nested quadrat design for estimating species accumulation curves of litter dwelling Coleoptera. OTS Topical Biology an Ecological Approach. 01-03:239-245.
  • Cline, A.R. 2001. Differential diversity of leaf litter Coleoptera in tree fall gaps and secondary forests. OTS Topical Biology an Ecological Approach. 01-03:33-37.
  • Cline, A.R., B.P. Freymann, M. Donnelly, J.Y. Adkins, J.F. Bischoff, J. Koslow, and K.R.T. Whelan. 2001. A structured inventory of the amphibian population at Palo Verde, Costa Rica and the corresponding vegetation. OTS Topical Biology an Ecological Approach. 01-03: 370-396.
  • Cline, A.R. & K.R.T. Whelan. 2001. Freshwater shrimp populations in a stream at the Reserva Absoluta Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica. OTS Topical Biology an Ecological Approach. 01-03:331-338.
  • Cline, A.R. & K.R.T. Whelan. 2001. Building the better beetle trap: constructing a leaf litter sifter and large scale Berlese extraction funnel. OTS Topical Biology an Ecological Approach. 01-03:79-82.
  • Kutner, M., J. Adkins, C. Nufio, S. Busch, A.R. Cline, D. Farmer, & R. Rowe. 2001. Terrestrial arthropod diversity and soil comparison of the Pacific and Atlantic slopes in the Cerro de la Muerte region, Costa Rica. OTS Topical Biology an Ecological Approach. 01-03:59-64.
  • Valejo, M., A.R. Cline, K. Barton, J. Bischoff, & A. Sweiggert. 2001. Are you in or are you out? Predation on fruits and seeds of Heliconia tortuosa. OTS Topical Biology an Ecological Approach. 01-03:21-24.
  • Wilkinson, E., R. Yukilevich, T. Brown, A.R. Cline, S. Solomon, & M. Valejo. 2001. Foraging behavior in the Neotropical army ant Eciton burchelli. OTS Topical Biology an Ecological Approach. 01-03:122-129.
  • Yukilevich, R., J. Koslow, E. Lindquist, P. Sherman, A.R. Cline, M. Bateman, K. Barton, & S. Solomon. 2001. Foraging preference and forest impact of the crab Gecarcinus quadratus in the Cabo Blanco Biological Reserve, Costa Rica. OTS Topical Biology an Ecological Approach. 01-03:266-270.
  • Cline, A.R. 2000. “Millenium Edition – Tiger Beetle”. An semi-annual report for the Department of Entomology at the University of Missouri.
  • Cline, A.R. 1999. General Entomology Lab Exercises (X3), University of Missouri.
  • Cline, A.R. 1997. Organismal Biology Laboratory Manual, Univ. of Alabama - Huntsville. 74pp.

Active Societal Membership

  • Center for Systematic Entomology
  • The Coleopterists Society
  • Entomological Collections Network
  • The Entomological Society of America
  • The Entomological Society of Washington
  • Pacific Coast Entomological Society

Professional Affiliations/Service


  • Associate: Department of Entomology, University of California - Davis, 2006-present
  • Research Associate: Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, FL, 2004-present


  • Subject Editor, Zootaxa (Coleoptera: Bostichiformia, Cucujoidea, Limexyloidea), 2007-2009
  • Subject Editor, Zootaxa (Coleoptera: Bostichiformia, Limexyloidea), 2009-present

Societal Service:

  • American Association of Zoological Nomenclature: Secretary, 2015-2016
  • The Coleopterists Society: Treasurer, 2009-2012; Membership Secretary, 2006-2013; Councilor to the Executive Committee, 2006-2007
  • Entomological Society of America: Judge, Student Poster Presentations, Annual Meeting, 2007, 2008, 2010; Organizer/Moderator, Section A symposia (2 half day sessions), 2003; Co-Organizer, Southeastern Branch, Linnaean Games, 2003
  • Pacific Coast Entomological Society: Nominating Committee, 2008; Chair of Program Committee, 2007

Manuscript Reviewer:

  • Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae
  • Annales de la Société Entomologique de France
  • Atti Accad. Peloritana Pericolanti Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur.
  • Biodiversity Data Journal
  • The Coleopterists Bulletin
  • Entomological News
  • European Journal of Entomology
  • The Florida Entomologist
  • Insecta Mundi
  • Invertebrate Systematics
  • Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology
  • Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society
  • Journal of Apicultural Research
  • Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology
  • Journal of Paleontology
  • New Zealand Entomologist
  • The Pan-Pacific Entomologist
  • Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
  • Proc. of the Zoological Insitute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
  • Systematic Entomology
  • Tijdschrift voor Entomologie
  • Turkish Journal of Zoology
  • ZooKeys
  • Zootaxa

Grant Reviewer:

  • National Science Foundation 2007-2012, 2014-2015
  • USDA Farm Bill Appropriations 2010

Grant Panel Committee Member:

  • National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, 2009, 2011, 2014

Beta Reviewer:

  • Wood boring beetle LUCID tool for USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST
  • ONCID ID - Tool for Diagnosing Adult Twig Girdlers (Cerambycidae: Laminae: Onciderini), 2011

Professional Presentations & Workshops

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana - invited seminar 2016
  • Entomological Society of America, North Central Branch, Cleveland, OH - poster 2016
  • Kern County, CA, Fuller Rose Beetle Workshop - invited workshop, 2013, 2014
  • Fresno County, CA, Fuller Rose Beetle Workshop - invited workshop, 2013, 2014
  • Amador County Master Gardener Group, Jackson, CA - invited seminar, 2013
  • Lorquin Entomological Society, Los Angeles, CA - invited seminar, 2013
  • Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA - poster, 2010
  • Pacific Coast Entomological Society, Sacramento, CA - invited seminar, 2010
  • Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV - invited talk & poster, 2008
  • Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA - poster, 2007
  • Pacific Coast Entomological Society, Davis, CA - invited seminar, 2007
  • CDFA-PPDC Seminar Series, Sacramento, CA - invited seminar, 2007
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, MT - invited seminar, 2006
  • Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL - poster, 2005
  • Sigma Xi, LSU Chapter, Baton Rouge, LA - invited talk, 2004
  • Entomological Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT - poster, 2004
  • Entomological Society of America, Cincinnati, OH - 2 invited talks, 2003
  • H.O. Lund Entomological Society, University of Georgia, Athens, GA - poster, 2003
  • Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL - poster, 2002
  • Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica - invited workshop, 2001
  • Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica - invited talk, 2001
  • Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA - student talk, 2001
  • Baton Rouge Audubon Society, Baton Rouge, LA - invited talk, 2000
  • Louisiana State University, Entomology Department - invited seminar, 2000
  • Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA - poster, 1999
  • Entomological Society of America, Des Moines, IA - poster, 1999
  • University of Missouri, Department of Entomology - invited seminar, 1998

Academic Advisory Duties

  • Committee member:
    • Gareth Powell, Purdue University (advisor: Dr. Jennifer Zaspel), expected graduation 2017 [M.S.]
    • Edward Atkinson, University of Florida (advisor: Dr. James Ellis) - graduated 2011 [Ph.D.]
  • Undergraduate Advising:
    • Kirk Sorensen, Cosumnes River College (professor: Amy Avalos), Summer 2014 – Revision of Amartus (Coleoptera: Kateretidae)
    • Justin Kohn, Sacramento City College (professor: David Wyatt), 2015/16 – development of online identification tool and web pages for species of California Agrilus (Buprestidae), including Gold Spotted Oak Borer

Research Travel

Collections Based Research (acronym of museum visited)

  • North America:
    • Canada (CMN, CNC)
  • Central America:
    • Costa Rica (MZCR)
  • South America:
    • Bolivia (UASC)
  • Europe:
    • Czech Republic (NMPC)
    • England (BMNH)
    • France (MNHN)
    • Germany (DEI, ZMHB)
    • Italy (MZUL)
    • Russia (ZIN)
    • Australia: DAFF-Cairns

Field Research

  • North America:
    • United States (AL, AZ, CA, FL, IO, KY, LA, MO, NC, NV, TN, TX, UT)
  • Central America:
    • Costa Rica (Guanacaste, La Selva, Puntarenas)
    • Panama (Barro Colorado Island)
  • South America
    • Bolivia (Santa Cruz District)
  • West Indies
    • St. Lucia
  • Australia
    • Northern Queensland
  • Europe
    • Italy (Lepini Mountains)

Selected Public Outreach

  • CDFA ‘Bring Your Child to Work Day’ – insect presentations for CDFA employees & their children (2005-present)
  • CDFA ‘State Scientist Day’ –insect presentations/displays for students (2005-present)
  • CDFA-PPDB Lab Tours – tours of all CDFA labs for students, industry reps, staff, & interested parties (2005-present)
  • CSCA Tours –directed tours of CSCA for students, industry reps, CDFA staff, & interested parties (2005-present)
  • Journalist Interview – San Francisco journal article about invasive species, exotic beetle pests, and role of PPDB (2008)
  • Television Interview – interview with Sacramento, CA NBC affiliate KCRA on Citrus Root Weevil in southern CA (2006)
  • Television Off-Air Interview – discussions with Good Day Sacramento about CSCA (2011)
  • CDFA Town Meeting – participated in Orange Co., CA meeting to update residents on Red Palm Weevil program (2010)
  • Audubon Society– multiple insect/env. talks for general public (2002-2004)
  • Boy Scouts of America– insect/env. talk and display for Boy Scout troop (2007)
  • Earth Day Booth – insect/env. talks for college students and general public (1998-1999)
  • Preschool Talks – multiple insect/env. presentations and displays for pre-school students (2011-2014)
  • Elementary School Talks – multiple insect/env. presentations & displays to k-6th grade students (2009-present)