Research Scientist, Zoology

Robert Anderson.

Contact Information

Email: randerson@mus-nature.ca
Tel: 613.364.4060
Fax: 613.364.4027

Twitter: @theognete

Robert (Bob) Anderson discovers, names and classifies weevils, a prolific and diverse group of beetles.

Specialties

  • Systematics, phylogeny and biology of Curculionoidea with a special emphasis on New World taxa.
  • Biodiversity and conservation of insects.

Education

  • Ph.D., Entomology, University of Alberta, 1986.
  • M.Sc., Biology, Carleton University, 1981.
  • B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1979.

Profile

Robert (Bob) Anderson discovers, names and classifies weevils, a prolific and diverse group of beetles. As someone who has discovered and named over 100 new species of weevils and counting (including one named after the entomologist Carl Edmund Atwood, father of noted Canadian author Margaret Atwood), he is a recognized expert on North and South American weevil diversity. The leaf litter that carpets the floors of tropical forests (particularly forests at higher elevations in the mountains) is especially rich in weevils, which feed on the fallen plant material and play a key role in recycling nutrients back into the food chain. Anderson has studied this poorly known ecosystem in great detail in order to identify and classify the many new weevil species that live therein.

Over his 25-year career as a coleopterist, Anderson has published over 100 research papers and articles on beetles in the scientific literature. He currently serves as the Secretary of The Coleopterists Society and has served as Adjunct Professor at McGill University, as Research Associate of the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Kansas, and as an international taxonomic advisor to INBio, the national biodiversity institute of Costa Rica.

Main Research Project

Professional Services

Links

The Coleopterists Society
http://www.coleopsoc.org

Department of Natural Resources, McGill University
http://www.mcgill.ca/nrs

Leaf Litter Arthropods of MesoAmerica (LLAMA)
https://sites.google.com/site/longinollama/

Publications

Anderson, R.S. and. C. Wright. 2015. Asperosoma echinatum (Fall) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Ceutorhynchinae): First record from USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 69(2):272-273.

Anderson, R.S. and M.A. Ivie. 2015. Two new species of metallic green Pandeleteius Schönherr (Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Entiminae; Tanymecini) from the West Indies. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 69(2):319-323.

Yoshitake, H., R.S. Anderson and M. Genka. 2014. A List of New World Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Intercepted at the Kobe Plant Protection Station, Japan. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 68(3):628-630.

Smith, A.B.T. and R.S. Anderson. 2014. In Memoriam. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 68(3):360-362.

Luna-Cozar, J., R.S. Anderson, R.W. Jones and J. Leon-Cortes. 2014. A taxonomic monograph of the genus Tylodinus Champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae: Tylodina) of Chiapas, Mexico. Zootaxa, 3788:1-63.

Anderson, R.S. 2014. A New Species of Sphenophorus Schönherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae) from Sinaloa, Mexico. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 68(3):437-440.

Anderson, R. S., P. Bouchard, and H. Douglas. 2014. Weevils (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae, Brachyceridae, Curculionidae) of the Prairies Ecozone in Canada. In Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. Edited by D. J. Giberson and H. A. Cárcamo. Biological Survey of Canada, pp. 143-167.

Anderson, R.S. 2013. Two new species of Dryophthorinae in the genera Metamasius and Melchus from the Lesser Antilles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Zootaxa, 3750 396-400.

Anderson, R.S., O. Keller and J. Prena. 2013. Curculio rubidus Gyllenhal, 1836 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae), a European weevil new to North America. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 67:368-369.

Douglas, H., P. Bouchard, R.S. Anderson, de Tonnancour, P., Vigneault, R. and R. P. Webster. 2013. New Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) records for Canada. Zookeys, 309: 13-48.

Anderson, R.S. and A.E. Marvaldi. 2013. Finding unexpected beetles in odd places: Archicorynus kuscheli Anderson and Marvaldi, a new genus and species representing a new tribe, Archicorynini, of Oxycoryninae (Coleoptera: Belidae) from Nicaragua. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 67:61-71.

Anderson, R.S. 2013. A new replacement name in the genus Anthonomus Dietz (Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Anthonomini). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 67:264.

Oberprieler, R.G., A.E. Marvaldi and R.S. Anderson. 2013. 4.7.0 Curculionidae: Introduction. In: Handbook of Zoology, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera 3. De Gruyter Press.

Anderson, R.S. and A.E. Marvaldi. 2013. 4.7.3 Dryophthorinae. In: Handbook of Zoology, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera 3. De Gruyter Press.

Anderson, R.S., Oberprieler, R.G. and A.E. Marvaldi. 2013. 4.1 Nemonychidae. In: Handbook of Zoology, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera 3. De Gruyter Press.

Sweeney, J., R.S. Anderson, R.P. Webster and R. Neville. 2012. First records of Orchestes fagi (L.) (Curculionidae: Curculioninae) in North America, with a checklist of the North American Rhamphini. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 66(4):297-304.

Klimaszewski, J. and R. S. Anderson (Eds.). 2012. Biosystematics and Ecology of Canadian Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) II. Zookeys, 186:1-348.

Brunke, A., Klimaszewski, J. and R. S. Anderson. 2012. Present taxonomic work on Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in Canada: progress against all odds. Zookeys, 186:1-5.

Anderson, R.S. and J. Klimaszewski (Eds.). 2012. Biodiversity and Ecology of the Coleoptera of New Brunswick, Canada. Zookeys, 179:1-406.

Webster, R.P., R.S. Anderson, J.D. Sweeney and I. DeMerchant. 2012. New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Anthribidae, Brentidae, Dryophthoridae, Brachyceridae, and Curculionidae, with additions to the fauna of Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. ZooKeys, 179:349–406.

Anderson, R.S. 2012. The Genus Lepilius Champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae: Conotrachelini) in North America, with Description of a New Species, Lepilius chisosensis Anderson, from Big Bend National Park, Texas, U.S.A.full access The Coleopterists Bulletin 66:67-69.

Anderson, R.S. and A.R. Cline. 2011. Magdalis barbicornis (Latreille) (Coleopetra : Curculionidae : Mesoptiliinae) in California, U.S.A. The Coleopterists Bulletin 65(1):80-81.

Procter, E., R.S. Anderson, E. Nol, J.M. Girard and S. Richmond. 2010. Ground dwelling weevil (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) communities in fragmented and continuous hardwood forests in south-central Ontario. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 141:69- 83.

Reichert, E., M.T, Johnson, E. Chacón, R.S. Anderson and T.A. Wheeler. 2010. Biology and host preferences of Cryptorhynchus melastomae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a possible biocontrol agent for Miconia calvescens (Melastomataceae) in Hawaii. Environmental Entomology, 39:1848-1857.

Anderson, R.S. 2010. Rhodobaenus pustulosus (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae) found in Texas. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 64:268.

Anderson, R.S. 2010. The genus Rhodobaenus LeConte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae) in the United States of America. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 64:124.

Anderson, R.S. 2010. A taxonomic monograph of the Middle American leaf-litter inhabiting weevil genus Theognete Champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Molytinae; Lymantini). Zootaxa, 2458:1-127.

Anderson, R.S. 2009. In, Knapp, S & Q. Wheeler, (Eds.), pp. 11-13, Letters To Linnaeus. The Linnean Society of London, London. xii + 324 pp.

Anderson, R .S. and C.G. Majka. 2009. Biodiversity and biosystematic research in a brave new 21st century information-technology world. In: Majka, C.G, Klimaszewski, F. (Eds) Biodiversity, Biosystematics and Ecology of Canadian Coleoptera II. Zookeys, 22:1-4. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.22.222.

Paquin, P. and Anderson, R.S. (2009). The First Troglobitic Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in North America? Description of a New Eyeless Species of Lymantes Schoenherr from Central Texas caves. pp. 115-123 In Reddell, J.R. and Cokendolpher, J. C. (eds.), Studies on the Cave and Endogean Fauna of North America. V. Texas Memorial Museum, Speleological Monographs, 7.

Anderson, R.S. (2008). A New Species of Flightless Hadromeropsis from Colombian Páramo (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Entiminae; Tanymecini). Zootaxa 1879: 65-68.

Anderson, R.S. (2008). A Review of the Neotropical Genus Alloscolytroproctus Hustache, 1929 (Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Dryophthorinae). Zootaxa 1816: 35-43.

Anderson, R.S. (2008). A Review of the Genus Eubulus Kirsch 1869 of North America (Curculionidae; Cryptorhynchinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 62: 287-296.

Anderson, R.S. (2008). A Review of the Neotropical Genus Eucalandra Faust, 1899 (Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Dryophthorinae). Zootaxa 1791: 57-67.

Anderson, R.S. (2008). A Review of the Genus Cryptorhynchus Illiger 1807 of North America (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Cryptorhynchinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 62: 168-180.

Anderson, R.S. (2008). The Identity of Chaleponotus elusus Casey 1892 (Curculionidae, Molytinae, Conotrachelini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 62: 42-44.

Anderson, R.S. and Majka, C.G. (2008). Ceutorhynchus oregonensis Dietz in Eastern Canada (Curculionidae; Ceutorhynchinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 62: 26.

Santiago-Blay, J.A., Ratcliffe, B.C., Krell, F.-T. and Anderson, R.S. (2008). Allotypes should be from the Type Series: A Position Paper for Reinstating Recommendation 72A from the Third Edition of the Code that Defines the Term 'Allotype'. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 65(4): 260-264.

Oberprieler, R.G., Marvaldi, A.E. and Anderson, R.S. (2007). Weevils, Weevils, Weevils Everywhere. Zootaxa 1668: 491-520. In Zhang, Z.-Q. and Shear, W.A. (eds.) (2007) Linnaeus Tercentenary: Progress in Invertebrate Taxonomy. Zootaxa 1668: 1-766.

Majka, C.G. and Anderson, R.S. (2007). The genus Tropiphorus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in North America. The Coleopterists Bulletin 61: 487-489.

Majka, C.G., Anderson, R.S. and Georgeson, E. (2007). Introduced Apionidae and Brentidae (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 109: 66-74.

Majka, C.G., Anderson, R.S. and McCorquodale, D.B. (2007). The Weevils of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, II: New Records from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and Regional Zoogeography (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). The Canadian Entomologist 139: 397-442.

Majka, C.G., Anderson, R.S., McAlpine, D.F. and Webster, R. (2007). The Weevils of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, I: New Records from New Brunswick (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). The Canadian Entomologist 139: 378-396.

Anderson, R.S., O'Brien, C.W., Salsbury, G.A. and Krauth, S.J. (2007). Orchestes alni (L.) Newly Discovered in North America (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 80: 78-79.

Zeran, R.M., Anderson, R.S. and Wheeler, T.A. (2007). Biodiversity of Fungivorous Beetles (Coleoptera) in Managed and 'Old-Growth' Hemlock-hardwood Forests in Southeastern Ontario. The Canadian Entomologist 139: 118-130.

Marvaldi, A.E., Lyal, C.H.C., Oberprieler, R.G., Bradbury, T. and Anderson, R.S. (2006). Phylogeny of the Oxycoryninae s. l. (Coleoptera: Belidae) and Evolution of Host-Plant Associations. Invertebrate Taxonomy 20: 447-476.

Anderson, R.S. and Peck, S.B. (2006). Curculionidae (+ Platypodinae and Scolytinae) – The Weevils. pp. 254-280 In Peck, S.B. The Beetles of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Evolution, Ecology and Diversity (Insecta: Coleoptera). NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 314 pp.

Zeran, R.M., Anderson, R.S. and Wheeler, T.A. (2006). Sap Beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Managed and 'Old-Growth' Forests in South-Eastern Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 123-137.

McCorquodale, D.B., Musgrave, B.L., Atkins, S., Majka, C. and Anderson, R.S. (2005). New Records of Native and Introduced Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for Nova Scotia from Cape Breton Island. The Coleopterists Bulletin 59: 27-34.

Anderson, R.S. (2005). New Oxycoryninae from Central and South America: Phylogenetic and Biogeographical Implications (Coleoptera: Belidae). Systematic Entomology 30: 644-652.

Sandoval, S., Merickel, F.W., Anderson, R.S., Cook, S.P. and Osborne, H.L. (2004). First Records of Cossonus americanus Buchanan and Rhyncolus dilatatus Casy (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Idaho. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 80: 60-61.

Carlton, C.E. and Anderson, R.S. (2004). Occurrence of the Introduced Weevil Myosides seriehispidus Roelofs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 58: 343.

Viquez, C. and Anderson, R.S. (2004). A Second Species of the Genus Cholomus Roelofs (Curculionidae) from Central America. The Coleopterists Bulletin 58: 369-371.

Anderson, R.S. and Korotyaev, B.A. 2004. Some Palearctic weevils in the subfamily Ceutorhynchinae (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) recently discovered in North America. The Canadian Entomologist 136: 233-239.

Anderson, R.S. (2003). Neotropical Dryophthoridae: Redescription of the genus Melchus Lacordaire with Description of Daisya Anderson, New Genus, and Seven New Species (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). The Coleopterists Bulletin 57: 413-431.

Anderson, R.S. (2003). Pseudotychius watsoni Blatchley (Curculionoidea: Nanophyidae) New to Canada. The Coleopterists Bulletin 57: 110-112.

Anderson, R.S. (2002). The Dryophthoridae of Costa Rica and Panama: Checklist with new synonymy and descriptions of new species of Cactophagus, Mesocordylus, Metamasius and Rhodobaenus (Coleoptera; Curculionoidea). Zootaxa 80: 1-94.

Anderson, R.S. (2002). Chapter 125. Nemonychidae. pp. 692-694 In Arnett, R.H. Jr., Thomas, M.C. and Skelley, P. (eds.) American Beetles Volume 2. CRC Press.

Anderson, R.S. (2002). Chapter 127. Belidae. pp. 701-702 In Arnett, R.H. Jr., Thomas, M.C. and Skelley, P. (eds.) American Beetles Volume 2. CRC Press.

Anderson, R.S. (2002). Chapter 130. Ithyceridae. pp. 720-721 In Arnett, R.H. Jr., Thomas, M.C. and Skelley, P. (eds.) American Beetles Volume 2. CRC Press.

Anderson, R.S. (2002). Chapter 131. Curculionidae. pp. 722-815 In Arnett, R.H. Jr., Thomas. M.C. and Skelley, P. (eds.) American Beetles Volume 2. CRC Press.

Anderson, R.S. and Kissinger, D.G. (2002). Chapter 129. Brentidae. pp. 711-719 In Arnett, R.H. Jr., Thomas, M.C. and Skelley, P. (eds.) American Beetles Volume 2. CRC Press.

Anderson, R.S. and Lanteri, A.A. (2000). New Genera and Species of Weevils from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Cocos Island, Costa Rica (Coleoptera; Curculionidae). American Museum Novitates 3299: 1-15.

Anderson, R.S. and Ashe, J.S. (2000). Leaf Litter Inhabiting Beetles as Surrogates for Establishing Priorities for Conservation in Selected Tropical Montane Cloud Forests in Honduras, Central America (Coleoptera; Staphylinidae, Curculionidae). Biodiversity and Conservation 9(5): 617-653.

Anderson, R.S. (1999). Flowers and Insect Evolution. Technical Comments. Science 283: 143. doi:10.1126/science.283.5399.143a

Anderson, R.S. (1999). New Species of Sicoderus Vanin from the Virgin Islands (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Curculioninae; Otidocephalini). Tjdschrift voor Entomologie 141: 129-135.

Anderson, R.S. (1999). A New Species of Lignyodes Dejean (Subgenus Chionanthobius Pierce) from Costa Rica (Curculionidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 53: 183-185.

Anderson, R.S. (1998). Nomenclatural Changes in New World Curculionidae (Curculioninae [Cryptorhynchini, Molytini], Cossoninae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 52: 285-290.

Liebherr, J.K. and Anderson,R.S. (1997). Southern Range Extension for Agonum patinale Bates and the Genus Agonum Bonelli. The Coleopterists Bulletin 51: 328.

Anderson, R.S. 1997. An Overview of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of the Yukon. pp. 405-444 In Danks, H.V. and Downes, J.A. (eds.). Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods) Ottawa. 1034 pp.

Anderson, R.S. 1997. Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea, Excluding Scolytinae and Platypodinae) of the Yukon. pp. 523-562 In Danks, H.V. and Downes, J.A. (eds.). Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods) Ottawa. 1034 pp.

Anderson, R.S. (1997). New species and new records of Smicraulax Pierce 1908 and Cionomimus Marshall 1939 from Central America (Curculionidae Curculioninae Anthonomini). Tropical Zoology 10(2): 255-270.

Anderson, R.S. and Gomez, L.D. (1997). A Remarkable New Genus of Weevil (Curculionidae; Curculioninae; Erirhinini) Associated with Flowers of Cyclanthaceae in Costa Rica and Panama. Revista Biologia Tropical 45: 887-904.

Anderson, R.S. and Morrone, J.J. (1996). A New Genus of Microphthalmic Rhytirrhinini from Andean Leaf Litter (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 27: 259-278.

Anderson, R.S. and O'Brien, C.W. (1996). Curculionidae (Coleoptera). pp. 329-351 In Llorente Bousquets, J.E., García Aldrete, A.N. and González Soriano, E. (eds.). Biodiversidad, Taxonomía y Biogeografía de Artrópodos de México: Hacia una Síntesis de su Conocimiento. México. xvi + 660 pp.

Anderson, R.S. (1996). Beetles of Pigeon Cay, Andros Island, Bahama Islands (Insecta: Coleoptera). Bahamas Journal of Science 3(2): 12-16.

Anderson, R.S. (1995). An Evolutionary Perspective on Diversity in Curculionoidea. In Anderson, R.S. and Lyal, C.H.C. (eds.) Biology and Phylogeny of Curculionoidea: Proceedings of the XVIII International Congress of Entomology, July 1988. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington 14: 103-114.

Morrone, J.J. and Anderson, R.S. (1995). The Falklandius Genus Group: Cladistic Analysis with Description of New Taxa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Rhytirrhinini). American Museum Novitates 3121, 14 pp.

Anderson, R.S. (1994). Rhyssomatus beutenmuelleri Van Dyke, a New Synonym of Eubulus parochus Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Molytini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 48: 318.

Anderson, R.S. and Howden, A.T. (1994). Tychius meliloti Stephens New to Canada with a Brief Review of the Species of Tychius Germar Introduced into North America (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Canadian Entomologist 126: 1363-1368.

Marshall, S.A., Anderson, R.S., Roughley, R.E., Behan-Pelletier, V. and Danks, H.V. (1994). Terrestrial Arthropod Biodiversity: Planning a Study and Recommended Sampling Techniques. Supplement to the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 26(1). 33 pp.

Anderson, R.S. and Peck, S.B. (1994). Origin and Biogeography of the Weevils of Southern Florida (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Canadian Entomologist 126: 819-839.

Anderson, R.S. (1994). A Review of New World Weevils Associated with Viscaceae (Mistletoes [in part]) Including Descriptions of New Genera and New Species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Natural History 28: 435-492.

MacKay, W.P. and Anderson, R.S. (1993). New Distributional Records for the Ant Genus Smithistruma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Southern United States. The Southwestern Naturalist 38: 388-389.

Anderson, R.S. (1993). A New Species of Leptopinara from West Texas (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Brachycerinae; Entimini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 47: 203-206.

Anderson, R.S. (1993). The Identity of Euscepes deceptus Blatchley (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 47: 157-158.

Anderson, R.S. (1993). Weevils and Plants: Phylogenetic versus Ecological Mediation of Evolution of Host Plant Associations in Curculionidae (Curculioninae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 165: 197-232.

Anderson, R.S. (1993). The Curculionoidea of Southern Florida: An Annotated Checklist (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea [excluding Curculionidae; Scolytinae, Platypodinae]). Insecta Mundi 6(3-4): 193-248.

Anderson, R.S. (1993). Trichalophus stefanssoni Leng, a species of Lepyrus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 47: 68.

Anderson, R.S. (1991). Larva and Pupa of Cleonidius erysimi (Fall) with a Discussion of the Phylogenetic Position of Lixini (sensu Kuschel) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93: 288-297 .

Anderson, R.S. (1991). A New Species of Plocetes from the Florida Keys with Notes on Other Species Occurring in the United States (Curculionidae; Curculioninae; Tychiini). Florida Entomologist 74: 105-110.

MacKay, W.P. and Anderson, R.S. (1991). New Distributional Records for the Ant Genus Ponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in North America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 99: 696-699.

Anderson, R.S. (1991). New records of Otiorhynchus Germar species in western North America (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Canadian Entomologist 123: 1395.

Anderson, R.S. and Burke, H.R. (1990). Natural History of Weevils of the Genus Cionopsis Champion, with Description of the Larva of Cionopsis maculata Burke. Southwestern Entomologist 15: 101-107.

Anderson, R.S. (1989). A Revision of the Subfamily Rhynchaeninae in the New World (Coleoptera : Curculionidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 115: 207-312.

Burke, H.R. and Anderson, R.S. (1989). Systematics of Species of Anthonomus Germar Previously Assigned to Tachypterellus Fall & Cockerell (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Anthonominae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 82: 426-437.

Anderson, R.S. and Kovarik, P.W. (1989). A Host Plant Association for Plocetes appendiculatus Clark (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Tychiinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 43: 68.

Anderson, R.S. (1989). New Synonymy in North American Stephanocleonus Motschulsky. The Coleopterists Bulletin 43: 93.

Anderson, R.S. (1989). Potential Phylogenetic Utility of Mating Behavior in Some Carrion Beetles. The Coleopterists Bulletin 43: 18.

Anderson, R.S. (1988). Systematics, Phylogeny and Biogeography of New World Weevils of the Tribe Cleonini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 23: 431-709.

Anderson, R.S. (1988). The Curculionidae of the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia (Coleoptera). Canadian Journal of Zoology 66: 2406-2414.

Anderson, R.S. (1988). Seasonal Activity and Habitat Associations of Adult Geotrupes Latreille in Southern Ontario (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 42: 251-252.

Anderson, R.S. (1987). The Larva of Thanatophilus trituberculatus (Kirby) (Coleoptera: Silphidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 47: 34.

Anderson, R.S. and Peck, S.B. (1986). Geographical Patterns of Color Variation in North American Nicrophorus Burying Beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Journal of Natural History 20: 283-297.

Anderson, R.S. and Peck, S.B. (1985). The Carrion Beetles of Canada and Alaska. Coleoptera : Silphidae, Agyrtidae. The Insects and Arachnids of Canada. Part 13. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, ON. 121 pp.

Peck, S.B. and Anderson, R.S. (1985). Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Carrion Beetles of Latin America (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 21: 247-317.

Peck, S.B. and Anderson, R.S. (1985). Seasonal Activity and Habitat Associations of Adult Small Carrion Beetles in Southern Ontario (Coleoptera: Leiodidae; Cholevinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 39: 347-353.

Anderson, R.S. (1984). Connatichela artemisiae, a New Genus and Species of Weevil from the Yukon Territory (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Leptopiinae): Taxonomy, Paleontology and Biogeography. The Canadian Entomologist 116: 1571-1580.

Anderson, R.S. and Peck, S.B. (1984). Bionomics of Nearctic Species of Aclypea Reitter: Phytophagous "Carrion Beetles" (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 60: 248-255.

Gradstein, S.R., Vitt, D.R. and Anderson, R.S. (1984). The Epizoic Occurrence of Daltonia angustifolia (Musci) in Papua New Guinea. Crypotogamie 5: 47-50.

Anderson, R.S. (1982). Burying Beetle Larvae: Nearctic Nicrophorus and Oriental Ptomascopus morio (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Systematic Entomology 7: 249-264.

Anderson, R.S. (1982). Resource Partitioning in the Carrion Beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae) Fauna of Southern Ontario: Ecological and Evolutionary Considerations. Canadian Journal of Zoology 60: 1314-1325.

Anderson, R.S. (1982). On the Decreasing Abundance of Nicrophorus americanus Olivier (Coleoptera: Silphidae) in Eastern North America. The Coleopterists Bulletin 36: 362-365.

Peck, S.B. and Anderson, R.S. (1982). The Distribution and Biology of the Alpine-Tundra Carrion Beetle Thanatophilus coloradensis (Wickham) in North America (Coleoptera : Silphidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 36(1):112-115.