Research Scientist, Zoology

Robert Anderson.

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Twitter: @theognete

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


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


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


Robert (Bob) Anderson discovers, names and classifies weevils (Curculionidae), a prolific and diverse family of beetles. As someone who has discovered and named over 250 new species of weevils and counting (including one named after the entomologist Carl Atwood, father of noted Canadian author Margaret Atwood, one after Jose Bautista, a major league baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays, and country singer Kevin Fowler). He is a recognized expert on North, Central 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 there.

Over his 30-year career as a coleopterist (as of 2020), Anderson has published over 150 research papers and articles on beetles in the scientific literature. He currently serves as the Secretary of The Coleopterists Society, has been President of The Coleopterists Society, Director of the museum's Beaty Centre for Species Discovery, 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

  • Identification of Curculionoidea.


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Department of Natural Resources, McGill University

Leaf Litter Arthropods of MesoAmerica (LLAMA)


149. Webster, R.P., P. de Tonnancour, J.D. Sweeney, V.L. Webster, C.A. Kostanowicz, C. Hughes, R.S. Anderson, J. Klymko, C. Chantal and R. Vigneault. 2020. New Coleoptera records from eastern Canada, with additions to the fauna of Manitoba, British Columbia, and Yukon Territory. Zookeys 946: 53–112. Icon: Open access.

148. Pentinsaari, M., R.S. Anderson, L. Boroweic, P.B. Bouchard, A. Brunke, H. Douglas, A.B.T. Smith and P. Hebert. 2009. DNA barcodes reveal 63 overlooked species of Canadian beetles (InsectaColeoptera). Zookeys 894: 53–150. Icon: Open access.

147. Anderson, R.S. 2019. Introduction: Remembering Anne T. Howden and Horace R. Burke. The Coleopterists Bulletin 73: 765–772.

146. Haran, J., C. Cocquempot and R.S. Anderson. 2019. Lignyodes helvolus (LeConte, 1876), une espèce associée aux Frênes nouvellement établie en France continentale (Coleoptera Curculionidae). L'Entomologiste 75: 309–311.

145. Chamorro, M.L. and R.S. Anderson. 2019. Vauricia howdenae, a new genus and species of Rhinostomina from the Oriental Region with a key to World genera of Orthognathini (Curculionidae, Dryophthorinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 73: 875–883.

144. Anderson, R.S. and C.W. O'Brien. 2019. Revision of the genus Laccoproctus Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae; Conotrachelini) with new species from Mexico and Guatemala. The Coleopterists Bulletin 73: 945–961.

143. Clark, W.E., H.R. Burke, R.W. Jones and R.S. Anderson. 2019. The North American species of the Anthonomus squamosus species group (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Curculioninae, Anthonomini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 73: 773–827.

142. Cortes-Hernandez, K. and R.S. Anderson. 2019. Two new species of Isodrusus Sharp, 1911 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae: Tanymecini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 73: 940–944.

141. Korotyaev, B.A. and R.S. Anderson. 2019. Ceutorhynchus howdenae Korotyaev and Anderson (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a new species of weevil from subarctic Canada. The Coleopterists Bulletin 73: 884–888.

140. Anderson, R.S. and M.A. Alonso-Zarazaga. 2019. Apion carrorum, Anderson & Alonso-Zarazaga, new species, the first representative of the genus Apion Herbst (Coleoptera; Brentidae; Apioninae) in North America. The Coleopterists Bulletin 73: 889–892.

139. Anderson, R.S. 2019. Taxonomic revision of the genus Paranametis Burke 1960 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Entiminae; Byrsopagini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 73: 966–974.

138. Anderson, R.S. 2019. Eurhamphus pancinii, a new species of the genus Eurhamphus Shuckard, 1838 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae: Orthorhinini) from West Papua. Zootaxa 4613: 596–599.

137. Anderson, R.S. 2018. Anthonomus trica Clark new for Colombia and representing the first fern association for the genus (Curculionidae, Curculioninae; Anthonomini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 72: 758–759.

136. Marshall, S.A. and R.S. Anderson. 2018. Superfamily Curculionoidea. In S.A. Marshall (Ed.) Beetles: The Natural History and Diversity of Coleoptera. Firefly Books, Richmond Hill, Ont., pp. 614–627

135. Anderson, R.S. 2018. The genus Sicoderus Vanin 1986 in the West Indies (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Curculioninae; Erodiscini). Zootaxa 4497: 301–345.

134. Anderson, R.S. 2018. Taxonomic revision of the genus Phyxelis Schoenherr 1843 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Entiminae; Tropiphorini). Insect Systematics and Diversity, 2(5): 2; 1–11.

133. Anderson, R.S. and M.C. Caterino. 2018. A revision of the genus Eurhoptus LeConte 1876 (Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae) of America north of Mexico. Zookeys 787: 37–80. Icon: Open access.

132. Anderson, R.S. 2018. Purealus beckelorum, a new genus and species of cleonine weevil from western Texas and eastern New Mexico (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Lixinae; Cleonini). Zookeys 785: 1–10. Icon: Open access.

131. Smith, J.D. F.F. Dinassa, R.S. Anderson, F.S. Su and R. Srinivasan. 2018. Identification of major insect pests of Amaranthus spp. and germplasm screening for insect resistance in Tanzania. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 38: 261–273.

130. Whitehead, D.R., Chamorro, M.L. and R.S. Anderson. 2018. An Illustrated Key to the Species of Curculio Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) of North America East of the Mississippi River. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 120: 616–641.

129. Anderson, R.S, R.G. Oberprieler and G.P. Setliff. 2018. Validation of the Names of Five Weevil Taxa Described by Anderson et al., A Review of the Araucaria-Associated Weevils of the Tribe Orthorhinini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae), with Description of New Species of Ilacuris Pascoe, 1865 and Notopissodes Zimmerman & Oberprieler, 2014 and a New Genus, Kuschelorhinus Anderson & Setliff; Diversity, 2018, 10, 54. Diversity 10 : 1–3. Icon: Open access.

128. Anderson, R.S, R.G. Oberprieler & G.P. Setliff. 2018. A review of the Araucaria-associated weevils of the tribe Orthorhinini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae), with description of new species of Ilacuris Pascoe, 1865 and Notopissodes Zimmerman & Oberprieler, 2014 and a new genus, Kuschelorhinus Anderson & Setliff. Diversity 10: 1–25. Icon: Open access.

127. Anderson, R.S. 2018. Stockwellius fasciatus, a new genus and new species of Litosomina (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae; Rhynchophorini) from Panama. The Coleopterists Bulletin 72: 301–304.

126. Anderson, R.S., R. Caldara and S.S. Anzaldo. 2018. Mecinus linnavuori (Korotyaev), an Iraqi weevil species new to southwestern North America (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Curculioninae, Mecinini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 72: 126–128.

125. Gultekin, L. & R.S. Anderson. 2017. Morphology of two Larinus Dejean (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) species introduced into North America for biological control of knapweeds. Journal of Insect Biodiversity 5: 1–17.

124. Anderson, R.S. and G. Zhang. 2017. The Genus Apodrosus Marshall 1922 in Cuba (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Entiminae; Polydrusini). Zookeys 679: 77–105. Icon: Open access.

123. de Tonnancour, P., R.S. Anderson, P. Bouchard, C. Chantal, S. Dumont and R. Vigneault. 2017. New Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) records for Quebec, Canada. Zookeys 681: 95–117. Icon: Open access.

122. Anderson, R.S. and A.B.T. Smith. 2017. In Memoriam Anne Elizabeth Howden (Thompson). The Coleopterists Bulletin 71: 155–158.

121. Spanton, T.G. and R.S. Anderson. 2016. Classification of weevils of the genus Panscopus Schönherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae: Tropiphorini). The Coleopterists Bulletin Monograph 15: 1–86.

120. Barrios,-Izas, M.A., R.S. Anderson and J.J. Morrone. 2016. A taxonomic monograph of the Mesoamerican leaf-litter inhabiting weevil genus Plumolepilius, new genus, Barrios & Anderson (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Molytinae, Conotrachelini). Part I: Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. Zootaxa 4168: 61–91.

119. Webster, R.P., R.S. Anderson, V.L. Webster, C.A. Alderson, C.C. Hughes, J.D. Sweeney. 2016. New Curculionoidea records from New Brunswick, Canada with an addition to the fauna of Nova Scotia. Zookeys 573: 367–386. Icon: Open access.

118. Anderson, R.S. 2016. A taxonomic revision of the genus Lymantes Schoenherr 1838 in the United States of America (Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Molytinae; Lymantini). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 70: 111–124.

117. Anderson, R.S. 2015. Pereskiophaga brasiliensis, a new genus and species of Cryptorhynchinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) associated with primitive cacti of the genus Pereskia Miller (Cactaceae) in Brazil. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69: 670–673.

116. Yoshitake, H. and R.S. Anderson. 2015. A review of the genus Orchestomerus Dietz (Curculionidae; Ceutorhynchinae; Cnemogonini) of the USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69: 565–578.

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

114. 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 69:319–323.

113. 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 68:628–630.

112. Smith, A.B.T. and R.S. Anderson. 2014. In Memoriam. The Coleopterists Bulletin 68:360–362.

111. 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.

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

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

108. 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.

107. 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.

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

105. 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.

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

103. 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.

102. Anderson, R.S. and A.E. Marvaldi. 2012. 4.7.3 Dryophthorinae. In Handbook of Zoology, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera 3. De Gruyter Press.

101. Anderson, R.S., Oberprieler, R.G. and A.E. Marvaldi. 2012. 4.1 Nemonychidae. In Handbook of Zoology, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera 3. De Gruyter Press.

100. 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: 297–304.

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

98. 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.

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

96. 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. Icon: Open access.

95. 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. The Coleopterists Bulletin 66: 67–69.

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

93. 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.

92. 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.

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

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

89. 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.

88. Anderson, R.S. 2009. In, S. Knapp and Q.D. Wheeler (Eds.). Letters To Linnaeus. The Linnean Society of London, London, pp. 11–13.

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

86. Paquin, P. and R.S. Anderson. 2009. The first troglobitic weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in North America? Description of a new eyeless species of Lymantes Schoenherr from Central Texas caves. In J.R. Reddell and J.C. Cokendolpher (Eds.). 2008. Studies on the cave and endogean fauna of North America V. Texas Memorial Museum, Speleological Monographs 7: 115–123.

85. Anderson, R.S. and R.G. Oberprieler. 2008. Weevils, Billbugs, Bark Beetles and others (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). In J.L. Carpinera (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Entomology (Edition 2), Springer-Verlag, pp. 4184–4203.

84. Santiago-Blay, J.A., Ratcliffe, B.C., Krell, F.-T., and R.S. Anderson. 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: 260–264.

83. Anderson, R.S. 2008. A new species of flightless Hadromeropsis from the Colombian páramo (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Entiminae; Tanymecini). Zootaxa 1879: 65–68.

82. Anderson, R.S. 2008. A review of the Neotropical genus Alloscolytroproctus Hustache, 1929 (Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Dryophthorinae). Zootaxa 1816: 35–43.

81. Anderson, R.S. 2008. A review of the genus Eubulus Kirsch 1869 of North America (Curculionidae; Cryptorhynchinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 62: 287–296.

80. Anderson, R.S. 2008. A review of the Neotropical genus Eucalandra Faust, 1899 (Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Dryophthorinae). Zootaxa 1791: 57–67.

79. Anderson, R.S. 2008. A review of the genus Cryptorhynchus Illiger 1807 of North America (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Cryptorhynchinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 62: 168–180.

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

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

76. Oberprieler, R.G., Marvaldi, A.E. and R.S. Anderson. 2007. Weevils, weevils, weevils everywhere. In Z.-Q Zhang and W.A. Shear (Eds.) Linnaeus Tercentenary: Progress in Invertebrate Taxonomy. Zootaxa 1668: 491–520.

75. Majka, C.G. and R.S. Anderson. 2007. The genus Tropiphorus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in North America. The Coleopterists Bulletin 61: 487–489.[487:TGTCCE]2.0.CO;2

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

73. Majka, C.G., R.S. Anderson and D.B. McCorquodale. 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.

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

71. Anderson, R.S., C.W. O'Brien, G.A. Salsbury and S.J. Krauth. 2007. Orchestes alni (L.) newly discovered in North America (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 80: 78–79.[78:OALNDI]2.0.CO;2

70. Zeran, R.M., R.S. Anderson and T.A. Wheeler. 2007. Biodiversity of fungivorous beetles (Coleoptera) in managed and 'old-growth' hemlock-hardwood forests in southeastern Ontario. The Canadian Entomologist 139: 118–130.

69. Marvaldi, A.E., C.H.C. Lyal, R.G.Oberprieler, T. Bradbury and R.S. Anderson. 2006. Phylogeny of the Oxycoryninae s. l. (Coleoptera: Belidae) and evolution of host-plant associations. Invertebrate Taxonomy 20: 447–476.

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

67. Zeran, R.M., R.S. Andersonand T.A. Wheeler. 2006. Sap beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in managed and 'old-growth' forests in south-eastern Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 123–137.

66. McCorquodale, D.B., B.L. Musgrave, S. Atkins, C. Majka and R.S. Anderson. 2005. New records of native and introduced weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for Nova Scotia from Cape Breton Island. The Coleopterists Bulletin 59: 27–34.

65. Anderson, R.S. 2005. New Oxycoryninae from Central and South America: Phylogenetic and biogeographical implications (Coleoptera: Belidae). Systematic Entomology 30: 644–652.

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

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

62. Viquez, C. and R.S. Anderson. 2004. A second species of the genus Cholomus Roelofs (Curculionidae) from Central America. The Coleopterists Bulletin 58: 369–371.

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

60. 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.

59. Anderson, R.S. 2003. Pseudotychius watsoni Blatchley (Curculionoidea: Nanophyidae) new to Canada. The Coleopterists Bulletin 57: 110–112.[0110:SN]2.0.CO;2

58. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

52. Anderson, R.S. and A.A. Lanteri. 2000. New genera and species of weevils from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Cocos Island, Costa Rica (Coleoptera; Curculionidae). American Museum Novitates 3299, 15 pp., 41 figs.<0001:NGASOW>2.0.CO;2

51. Anderson, R.S. and J.S. Ashe. 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: 617–653.

50. Anderson, R.S. 1999. Flowers and Insect Evolution. Technical Comments. Science 283: 143. [Full text at:]

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

48. Anderson, R.S. 1999. A new species of Lignyodes Dejean (subgenus Chionanthobius Pierce) from Costa Rica (Curculionidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 53: 183–185.

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

46. Liebherr, J.K. and R.S. Anderson. 1997. Southern range extension for Agonum patinale Bates and the genus Agonum Bonelli. The Coleopterists Bulletin 51:328.

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

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

43. 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 10:255–270.

42. Anderson, R.S. and L.D. Gomez. 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.

41. Anderson, R.S. and J.J. Morrone. 1996. A new genus of microphthalmic Rhytirrhinini from Andean leaf litter (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 27: 259–278.

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

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

38. Anderson, R.S. 1995. An evolutionary perspective on diversity in Curculionoidea. In R.S. Anderson and C.H.C. Lyal (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.

37. Morrone, J.J. and R.S. Anderson. 1995. The Falklandius genus group: Cladistic analysis with description of new taxa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Rhytirrhinini). American Museum Novitates 3121, 14 pp.

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

35. Anderson, R.S. and A.T. Howden. 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.

34. Marshall, S.A., R.S. Anderson, R.E. Roughley, V. Behan-Pelletier and H.V. Danks. 1994. Terrestrial arthropod biodiversity: Planning a study and recommended sampling techniques. Supplement to the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 26. 33 pp.

33. Anderson, R.S. and S.B. Peck. 1994. Origin and biogeography of the weevils of southern Florida (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Canadian Entomologist 126: 819–839.

32. 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.

31. MacKay, W.P. and R.S. Anderson. 1993. New distributional records for the ant genus Smithistruma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the southern United States. The Southwestern Naturalist 38: 388–389.

30. Anderson, R.S. 1993. A new species of Leptopinara from west Texas (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Brachycerinae; Entimini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 47: 203–206.

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

28. 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.

27. Anderson, R.S. 1993. The Curculionoidea of southern Florida : An annotated checklist (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea [excluding Curculionidae; Scolytinae, Platypodinae]). Insecta Mundi 6: 193–248.

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

25. 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.

24. 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.

23. MacKay, W.P. and R.S Anderson. 1991. New distributional records for the ant genus Ponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in North America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 99: 696–699.

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

21. Anderson, R.S. and H.R. Burke. 1990. Natural history of weevils of the genus Cionopsis Champion, with description of the larva of Cionopsis maculata Burke. Southwestern Entomologist 15: 101–107.

20. 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.

19. Burke, H.R. and R.S. Anderson. 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.

18. Anderson, R.S. and P.W. Kovarik. 1989. A host plant association for Plocetes appendiculatus Clark (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Tychiinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 43: 68.

17. Anderson, R.S. 1989. New synonymy in North American Stephanocleonus Motschulsky. The Coleopterists Bulletin 43: 93.

16. Anderson, R.S. 1989. Potential phylogenetic utility of mating behavior in some carrion beetles. The Coleopterists Bulletin 43: 18.

15. Anderson, R.S. 1988. Systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of New World weevils of the tribe Cleonini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 23: 431–709.

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

13. Anderson, R.S. 1988. Seasonal activity and habitat associations of adult Geotrupes Latreille in southern Ontario (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 42: 251–252.

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

11. Anderson, R.S. and S.B. Peck. 1986. Geographical patterns of color variation in North American Nicrophorus burying beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Journal of Natural History 20: 283–297.

10. Anderson, R.S. and S.B. Peck. 1985. The carrion beetles of Canada and Alaska. Coleoptera : Silphidae, Agyrtidae. The Insects and Arachnids of Canada. Part 13. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ont., 121 pp.

9. Peck, S.B. and R.S. Anderson. 1985. Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of the carrion beetles of Latin America (Coleoptera : Silphidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 21: 247–317.

8. Peck, S.B. and R.S. Anderson. 1985. Seasonal activity and habitat associations of adult small carrion beetles in southern Ontario (Coleoptera: Leiodidae; Cholevinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 39: 347–353.

7. 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.

6. Anderson, R.S. and S.B. Peck. 1984. Bionomics of Nearctic species of Aclypea Reitter: Phytophagous "carrion beetles" (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 60: 248–255.

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

4. Anderson, R.S. 1982. Burying beetle larvae: Nearctic Nicrophorus and Oriental Ptomascopus morio (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Systematic Entomology 7: 249–264.

3. 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.

2. Anderson, R.S. 1982. On the decreasing abundance of Nicrophorus americanus Olivier (Coleoptera : Silphidae) in eastern North America. The Coleopterists Bulletin 36: 362–365.

1. Peck, S.B. and R.S. Anderson. 1982. The distribution and biology of the alpine-tundra carrion beetle Thanatophilus coloradensis (Wickham) in North America (Coleoptera: Silphidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 36: 112–115.