JAMES H. HUNT
                

                       

            I have retired from academia. Here is a list of my publications together with PDF files of the
            journal articles. If you read nothing more, please read the 2012 article in Journal of
            Evolutionary Biology
.

            2010's

Hunt, J. H. and F.-J. Richard.  2013.  Intracolony vibroacoustic communication in social insects. Insectes Sociaux 60: 403-417   PDF

Richard, F.-J. and J. H. Hunt.  2013.  Intracolony chemical communication in social insects. Insectes Sociaux 60: 275-291  PDF

O'Donnell, S. and J. H. Hunt.  2013Group hunting by workers of two Neotropical swarm-founding paper wasps, Parachartergus apicalis and Agelaia sp. Insectes Sociaux 60:  369-372  PDF

Hunt, J. H.  2012.  A conceptual model for the origin of worker behaviour and adaptation of eusociality. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 1-19.   PDF

Hunt, J. H., N. S. Mutti, H. Havukainen, M. T. Henshaw, and G. V. Amdam.  2011.  Development of an RNA interference tool, characterization of its target, and an ecological test of caste differentiation in the eusocial wasp Polistes. PLoS ONE: 6(11): e26641.   PDF

Hunt, J. H., F. Wolschin, M. T. Henshaw, T. C. Newman, A. L. Toth, and G. V. Amdam.  2010.  Differential gene expression and protein abundance evince ontogenetic bias toward castes in a primitively eusocial wasp. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10674.    PDF


2000's

Toth, A. L., K. B. J. Bilof, M. T. Henshaw, J. H. Hunt, and G. E. Robinson.  2009.  Lipid stores, ovary development, and brain gene expression in Polistes females. Insectes Sociaux 56: 77-84.  PDF

Carpenter, J. M., J. H. Hunt, and J. E. Strassmann.  2009.   Mischocyttarus mexicanus cubicola: Major extension of its range to Texas (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Entomologica Americana 115: 95–96.  PDF

Hunt, J. H.  2009.  Interspecific adoption of orphaned nests by Polistes paper wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 18: 136-139.  PDF

Hunt, J. H.  2007.  The Evolution of Social Wasps. Oxford University Press, New York. xxi + 259 pp. 

Hines, H. M., J. H. Hunt, T. K. O'Connor, J. J. Gillespie, and S. A. Cameron.  2007.  Multigene phylogeny reveals eusociality evolved twice in vespid wasps. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 3295-3299. PDF

Hunt, J. H., B. J. Kensinger, J. A. Kossuth, M. T. Henshaw, K. Norberg, F. Wolschin, and G. V. Amdam.  2007.  A diapause pathway underlies the gyne phenotype in Polistes wasps, revealing an evolutionary route to caste-containing insect societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 14020-14025.  PDF

Toth, A. L., K. Varala, T. C. Newman, F. E. Miguez, S. Hutchison, D. Willoughby, J. F. Simons, M. Egholm, J. H. Hunt, M. E. Hudson, and G. E. Robinson.  2007.  Wasp gene expression supports an evolutionary link between maternal behavior and eusociality. Science 318: 441-444.  PDF

Hunt, J. H.  2006.  Evolution of castes in Polistes. Annales Zoologici Fennici 43: 407-422. PDF

Hunt, J. H., and G. V. Amdam.  2005.  Bivoltinism as an antecedent to eusociality in the paper wasp genus Polistes.  Science 308: 264-267. PDF

Seal, J. N., and J. H. Hunt.  2004.  Food supplementation affects colony-level life history traits in the annual social wasp Polistes metricus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).  Insectes Sociaux 51: 239-242. PDF

Hunt, J. H., and J. M. Carpenter.  2004.  Intra-specific nest form variation in some Neotropical swarm-founding wasps of the genus Parachartergus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Epiponini).  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77: 448-456. PDF

Hunt, J. H.  2003.  Cryptic herbivores of the rainforest canopy.  Science 300: 916-917. PDF

Hunt, J. H., N. A. Buck, and D. E. Wheeler.  2003.  Storage proteins in vespid wasps: characterization, developmental pattern, and occurrence in adults.  Journal of Insect Physiology 49: 785-794. PDF

Karsai, I., and J. H. Hunt. 2002. Food quantity affects traits of offspring in the paper wasp Polistes metricus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Environmental Entomology 31: 99-106. PDF

Hunt, J. H., and M. A. Dove. 2002. Nourishment affects colony demographics in the paper wasp Polistes metricus. Ecological Entomology 27: 467-474. PDF

Hunt, J. H., S. O'Donnell, N. Chernoff, and C. Brownie. 2001. Observations on two Neotropical swarm-founding wasps, Agelaia yepocapa and A. panamaensis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94: 555-562.  PDF

Hunt, J. H., R. D. Cave, and G. R. Borjas. 2001. First records from Honduras of a yellowjacket wasp, Vespula squamosa (Drury) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Vespinae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 74: 118-119. PDF

Hunt, J. H. 2000. European hornet. Pp. 26-29 in R. E. Gold and S. C. Jones , eds., Handbook of Household and Structural Insect Pests . Entomological Society of America.

1990's

Hunt, J. H. 1999. Trait mapping and salience in the evolution of eusocial vespid wasps. Evolution 53: 225-237. PDF

Hunt, J. H., R. J. Brodie, T. P. Carithers, P. Z. Goldstein, and D. H. Janzen. 1999. Dry season migration by Costa Rican lowland paper wasps to high elevation cold dormancy sites. Biotropica 31: 192-196. PDF

Hunt, J. H., A. M. Rossi, N. J. Holmberg, S. R. Smith, and W. R. Sherman. 1998. Nutrients in social wasp (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Polistinae) honey. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 91: 466-472. PDF

Hunt, J. H., and D. P. Sanders. 1998. Distributional notes on some social wasps (Hymenoptera: Polistes, Vespa, Dolichovespula, Vespula ) in Missouri. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 71: 183-185. PDF

O'Donnell, S., J. H. Hunt, and R. L. Jeanne. 1997. Gaster-flagging during colony defense in Neotropical swarm-founding wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Epiponini). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 70: 175-180. PDF

Hunt, J. H., D. K. Schmidt, S. S. Mulkey, and M. A. Williams. 1996. Caste dimorphism in the wasp Epipona guerini (Hymenoptera: Vespidae; Polistinae, Epiponini): further evidence for larval determination. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society Supplement 69: 362-369. PDF

Hunt, J. H., R. L. Jeanne, and M. G. Keeping. 1995. Observations on Apoica pallens, a nocturnal Neotropical social wasp (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Polistinae, Epiponini). Insectes Sociaux 42: 223-236. PDF

Jeanne, R. L., J. H. Hunt, and M. G. Keeping. 1995. Foraging in social wasps: Agelaia lacks recruitment to food. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 68: 279-289. PDF

Hunt, J. H., and C. A. Nalepa, eds. 1994. Nourishment and Evolution in Insect Societies. Westview Press, Boulder, CO, and Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India. xii+449pp.

Hunt, J. H., and C. A. Nalepa. 1994. Nourishment, evolution and insect sociality. Pp. 1-19 in J. H. Hunt and C. A. Nalepa, eds., Nourishment and Evolution in Insect Societies. Westview Press, Boulder, CO, and Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.   PDF

Hunt, J. H. 1994. Nourishment and social evolution in wasps sensu lato. Pp. 221-254 in J. H. Hunt and C. A. Nalepa, eds., Nourishment and Evolution in Insect Societies. Westview Press, Boulder, CO, and Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.   PDF

Hunt, J. H. 1993. Survivorship, fecundity and recruitment in a mud dauber wasp, Sceliphron assimile (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 86: 51-59. PDF

Greenstone, M. H., and J. H. Hunt. 1993. Determination of prey antigen half-life in Polistes metricus using a monoclonal antibody-based immunodot assay. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 68: 1-7. PDF

Jeanne, R. L., and J. H. Hunt. 1992. Observations on the social wasp Ropalidia montana from peninsular India. Journal of Biosciences 17: 1-14. PDF

Jeanne, R. L., and J. H. Hunt. 1992. Beetles (Col., Scarabaeidae) in a social wasp nest (Hym., Vespidae) in India. Entomologists Monthly Magazine 128: 139-141. PDF

Hunt, J. H., P. A. Brown, K. M. Sago, and J. A. Kerker. 1991. Vespid wasps eat pollen (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 64: 127-130. PDF

Hunt, J. H. 1991. Nourishment and the evolution of the social Vespidae. Pp. 426-450 in K. G. Ross and R. W. Matthews, eds., The Social Biology of Wasps. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. PDF


1980's

Ferguson, C. S., and J. H. Hunt. 1989. Near nest behavior of a solitary mud daubing wasp, Sceliphron caementarium (Drury). Journal of Insect Behavior 2: 315-323. PDF

Landes, D. A., and J. H. Hunt. 1988. Occurrence of Chalybion zimmermanni zimmermanni Dahlbom in a mixed sleeping aggregation with Chalybion californicum (Saussure) in Missouri (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 61: 230-231. PDF

Hunt, J. H. 1988. Lobe erection behavior and its possible social role in larvae of Mischocyttarus paper wasps. Journal of Insect Behavior 1: 379-386. PDF

Rossi, A. M., and J. H. Hunt. 1988. Honey supplementation and its developmental consequences: evidence for food limitation in a paper wasp, Polistes metricusEcological Entomology 13: 437- 442. PDF

Hunt, J. H., R. L. Jeanne, I. Baker, and D. E. Grogan. 1987. Nutrient dynamics of a swarm-founding social wasp species, Polybia occidentalis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Ethology 75: 291-305. PDF

Landes, D. A., M. S. Obin, A. B. Cady, and J. H. Hunt. 1987. Seasonal and latitudinal variation in spider prey of the mud dauber Chalybion californicum (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). The Journal of Arachnology 15: 249-256. PDF

Grogan, D. E., and J. H. Hunt. 1986. Midgut endopeptidase activities of the hornet Vespa crabro germana Christ (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Insectes Sociaux 33: 486-489. PDF

Grogan, D. E., and J. H. Hunt. 1984. Chymotrypsin-like activity in the honeybee midgut: patterns in a three year study. Journal of Apicultural Research 23: 61-63. PDF

Mitchell, P. S., and J. H. Hunt. 1984. Nutrient and energy assays of larval provisions and feces in the black and yellow mud dauber, Sceliphron caementarium (Drury) (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 57: 700-704. PDF

Hunt, J. H. 1984. Adult nourishment during larval provisioning in a primitively eusocial wasp, Polistes metricus Say. Insectes Sociaux 31: 452-460.  PDF

Hunt, J. H. 1983. Zeledonia coronata (Zeledonia, Wrenthrush). Pp. 616-618 in D. H. Janzen, ed., Costa Rican Natural History . University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.          Hunt, J. H. 1991. Zeledonia coronata (Zeledonia, Wrenthrush). Pp. 627-628 in D. H. Janzen, ed., Historia Natural de Costa Rica . Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, Ciudad Universitaria, Costa Rica.

Hunt, J. H. 1983. Foraging and morphology in ants: The role of vertebrate predators as agents of natural selection. Pp. 83-104 in P. Jaisson, ed., Social Insects in the Tropics, vol. 2. Presses de l'Université Paris XIII, Paris, France.  PDF

Hunt, J. H., I. Baker, and H. G. Baker. 1982. Similarity of amino acids in nectar and larval saliva: the nutritional basis for trophallaxis in social wasps. Evolution 36: 1318-1322. PDF

Hunt, J. H. 1982. Trophallaxis and the evolution of eusocial Hymenoptera. Pp. 201-205 in M. D. Breed, C. D. Michener, and H. E. Evans, eds., The Biology of Social Insects. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. PDF

Grogan, D. E., and J. H. Hunt. 1980. Age correlated changes in midgut protease activity of the honeybee, Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Experientia 36: 1347-1348. PDF

Hunt, J. H., ed. 1980. Selected Readings in Sociobiology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, NY, xv + 447 pp.


             1970's

Grogan, D. E. and J. H. Hunt. 1979. Pollen proteases: their potential role in insect digestion. Insect Biochemistry 9: 309-313. PDF

Hunt, J. H., and K. C. Noonan. 1979. Larval feeding by male Polistes fuscatus and P. metricus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Insectes Sociaux 26: 247-251. PDF

Hunt, J. H., and G. J. Gamboa. 1978. Joint nest use by two paper wasp species. Insectes Sociaux 25: 373-374. PDF

Grogan, D. E., and J. H. Hunt. 1977. Digestive proteases of two species of wasps of the genus Vespula. Insect Biochemistry 7: 191-196. PDF
    (see also: Kayes, B. M. 1978. Digestive proteases in four species of Polistes wasps. Canadian Journal of Zoology 56: 1454-1459. PDF)

Hunt, J. H. 1977. Ants. Pp. 195-198 in N. J. W. Thrower and D. E. Bradbury, eds., Chile - California Mediterranean Scrub Atlas. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Inc., Stroudsburg, PA.

Solbrig, O. T., M. L. Cody, E. R. Fuentes, W. Glanz, J. H. Hunt, and A. R. Moldenke. 1977. The origin of the biota. Pp. 13-26 in H. A. Mooney, ed., Convergent Evolution in Chile and California. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Inc., Stroudsburg, PA.

Cody, M. L., E. Fuentes, W. E. Glanz, J. H. Hunt, and A. R. Moldenke. 1977. Convergent evolution in the consumer organisms of Mediterranean Chile and California. Pp. 144-192 in H. A. Mooney, ed., Convergent Evolution in Chile and California. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Inc., Stroudsburg, PA.

Solbrig, O. T., W. F. Blair, F. A. Enders, A. C. Hulse, J. H. Hunt, M. A. Mares, J. Neff, D. Otte, B. B. Simpson, and C. S. Tomoff. 1977. The biota: the dependent variable. Pp. 50-66 in G. H. Orians and O. T. Solbrig, eds., Convergent Evolution in Warm Deserts. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Inc., Stroudsburg, PA. PDF

Mares, M. A., W. F. Blair, F. A. Enders, D. Greegor, A. C. Hulse, J. H. Hunt, D. Otte, R. D. Sage, and C. S. Tomoff. 1977. The strategies and community patterns of desert animals. Pp. 107-163 in G. H. Orians and O. T. Solbrig, eds., Convergent Evolution in Warm Deserts. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Inc., Stroudsburg, PA.

Hunt, J. H., and R. R. Snelling. 1975. A checklist of the ants of Arizona. Journal of the Arizona Academy of Science 10: 20-23. PDF

Snelling, R. R., and J. H. Hunt. 1975. The ants of Chile. Revista Chilena de Entomologia 9: 63-129. PDF

Hunt, J. H. 1974. Temporal activity patterns in two competing ant species. Psyche 81: 237-242. PDF

Hunt, J. H. 1971. A field study of the Wrenthrush, Zeledonia coronata. The Auk 88: 1-20. PDF

                 
1960's

Hunt, J. H. 1964. Nesting record for the Canada Goose in Wake County, North Carolina. The Chat 28: 133-135. PDF