Publications

Dodgen, R.E. & Iyengar, V.K. (2019) Weaponry, size and sex ratio affect spatial distribution within small and large groups of the maritime earwig (Anisolabis maritima). Ethology (doi: 10.1111/eth.12855) PDF

DeBoer, J.C., Iyengar, V.K., *Griffing, A.H. & Bauer, A.M. (2018) New dietary records for Croaking Lizards of the genus Aristelliger (Reptilia: Sphaerodactylidae). Caribbean Herpetology 62, 1-8. (doi:10.31611/ch.62) PDF

Hack, N.L. & Iyengar, V.K. (2017) Big wigs and small wigs: time, sex, size and shelter affect cohabitation in the maritime earwig (Anisolabis maritima). PLoS One 12(10): e0185754. PDF

Kendall-Bar, J.M. & Iyengar, V.K. (2017) Sexual selection by the seashore: the roles of body size and weaponry in mate choice and competition in the maritime earwig (Anisolabis maritima). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71(1): 8 (doi:10.1007/s00265-016-2233-9). PDF

Iyengar, V.K. & Conner, W.E. (2016) Utetheisa ornatrix (Erebidae, Arctiinae): A Case Study of Sexual Selection. In Allison, J.D. and Cardé, R.T. (eds.), Pheromone Communication in Moths: Evolution, Behavior and Application, University of California Press, Oakland, CA.

Conner, W.E. & Iyengar, V.K. (2016) Male Pheromones in Moths: Reproductive Isolation, Sexy Sons, and Good Genes. In Allison, J.D. and Cardé, R.T. (eds.), Pheromone Communication in Moths: Evolution, Behavior and Application, University of California Press, Oakland, CA.

Egan, A.L., Hook, K.A., Reeve, H.K. & Iyengar, V.K. (2016) Polyandrous females provide sons with more competitive sperm: Support for the sexy-sperm hypothesis in the rattlebox moth (Utetheisa ornatrix). Evolution 70: 72-81. PDF

Walsh, J.T. & Iyengar, V.K. (2015) Win, lose or draw: effects of residency, size, sex, and kinship on high-stakes larval contests in a moth. Ethology 121(8): 733-739. PDF

Iyengar, V.K., Castle, T. & Mullen, S.P. (2014) Sympatric sexual signal divergence among Calopteryx damselflies is correlated with increased intra- and interspecific male-male aggression. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68(2): 275-282. PDF

Kelly, C.A., Norbutus, A., Lagalante, A.F. & Iyengar, V.K. (2012) Male courtship pheromones indicate genetic quality in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix). Behavioral Ecology 23(5): 1009-1014. PDF

Iyengar, V.K. & Reeve, H.K. (2010) Z-linkage of female promiscuity genes in the moth Utetheisa ornatrix: support for the sexy sperm hypothesis? Evolution 64(5): 1267-1272. PDF

Iyengar, V.K. (2009) Experience counts: females favor multiply-mated males over chemically-endowed virgins in a moth (Utetheisa ornatrix). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63(6): 847-855. PDF

Iyengar, V.K. & Starks, B.D. (2008) Sexual selection in harems: male competition plays a larger role than female choice in an amphipod. Behavioral Ecology 19(3), 642-649. PDF

Bezzerides, A.L., Iyengar, V.K. & Eisner, T. (2008) Female promiscuity does not lead to increased fertility or fecundity in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix). Journal of Insect Behavior 21(4): 213-221. PDF

Bezzerides, A.L., Iyengar, V.K. & Eisner, T. (2005) Corematal function in Utetheisa ornatrix: interpretation in light of data from field-collected males. Chemoecology 15(3), 187-192. PDF

Iyengar, V.K. & Eisner, T. (2004) Male indifference to female traits in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix). Ecological Entomology 29(3), 281-284. PDF

Iyengar, V.K., Reeve, H. K. & Eisner, T. (2002) Paternal inheritance of a female moth’s mating preference. Nature 419(6909), 830-832. PDF

Eisner, T., Rossini, C., González, A., Iyengar, V.K., Seigler, M.V.S. & Smedley, S.R. (2002) Paternal Investment in Egg Defense. In Hilker, M. and Meiners, T. (eds.), Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition, Blackwell Verlag, Berlin, pp. 91-116.

Iyengar, V.K. & Eisner, T. (2002) Parental body mass as a determinant of egg size and egg output in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix). Journal of Insect Behavior 15(3), 309-318. PDF

Iyengar, V.K., Rossini, C. & Eisner, T. (2001) Precopulatory assessment of male quality in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix): hydroxydanaidal is the only criterion of choice. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49(4), 283-288. PDF

Rossini, C., Hoebeke, E.R., Iyengar, V.K., Conner, W.E., Eisner, M. & Eisner, T. (2000) Alkaloid content of the pupal parasitoids of an alkaloid-sequestering arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix). Entomological News 111(4), 287-290. PDF

Eisner, T., Eisner, M, Rossini, C., Iyengar, V.K., Roach, B.L., Benedikt, E. & Meinwald, J. (2000) Chemical defense against predation in an insect egg. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 97(4), 1634-1639. PDF

Iyengar, V.K. & Eisner, T. (1999) Female choice increases offspring fitness in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 96(26), 15013-15016. PDF

Iyengar, V.K. & Eisner, T. (1999) Heritability of body mass, a sexually selected trait, in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 96(16), 9169-9171. PDF

Iyengar, V.K., Rossini, C., Hoebeke, E.R., Conner, W.E. & Eisner, T. (1999) First record of the parasitoid Archytas aterrimus (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Utetheisa ornatrix (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Entomological News 110(3), 144-146. PDF

Meinwald, J., Huang, Q., Vrkoc, J., Herath, K.B., Yang, Z., Schroeder, F., Attygalle, A.B., Iyengar, V.K., Morgan, R. C. & Eisner, T. (1998) Mirasorvone: A masked 20-ketopregnane from the defensive secretion of a diving beetle (Thermonectus marmoratus). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 95(6), 2733-2737. PDF

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