Joe MacGown

Scientific Illustrator/Curatorial Assistant
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology

Mississippi State University, Box 9775
Mississippi State, 39762=9775
TEL (662) 325-9551
FAX (662) 325-8837
email: jmacgown@entomology.msstate.edu

Joe MacGown

I was born in Maine and lived there until the age of ten, at which point my family moved to Mississippi. I spent many of my young days in Maine collecting insects, exploring the woods, and drawing everything I could see (and many things that no one ever sees). When we moved to Mississippi my interests in art and nature continued. After graduating from High School, I attended the Memphis College of Art for a while, but decided it wasn't for me. I worked the night shift at a local grocery and did some free lance artwork on the side for the next few years. In March of 1988, I started working part time at the Mississippi State Entomological Museum doing basic museum tasks. Eventually, this job became a full time permanent position (for more personal info, go to my personal website).

Photograph of the head of Pyramica hexamera, an exotic Japanese ant now found in the southeastern United States. The photo was taken with a digital camera on a microscope using Image Pro Plus software, then manipulated in Adobe Photoshop to emphasize the peculiar setation, which is thought to be sensory in nature.

Currently, my work for the Museum focuses on ants of the southeastern United States with an emphasis on surveying the region to ascertain what species are actually here. Exotic species, undescribed species, new state records, and rarely collected species are documented as they are discovered. Since I began working with ants in 2001, the Formicidae collection has grown tremendously from a cabinet with many undetermined species to three full double cabinets with pinned material and a double cabinet with species stored in ethanol. I have developed a web site for the ants of the Southeast, with keys to species, faunal lists, species pages, and other information (Ants of Southeast Web Site).

Aside from the ant research, I have a wide variety of job responsibilities here at the Museum. I identify insects for the public, other researchers, and pest control operators. I currently curate the Culicidae, Formicidae, and scarab collection, which numbers over a hundred drawers at the present time. Another integral part of the job is collecting insects (and their relatives) for our collection. We have conducted numerous arthropod surveys in threatened habitats in the Southeast that I have participated in. I have been a member of our annual William H. Cross collecting expedition 22 times. I also collect insects on my own whenever the opportunity arises and enjoy watching the activities of insects in my spare time. I have pinned, pointed, and labeled hundreds of thousands of insects. After the labeling is completed, I help sort the insects to either order or family at which point they are placed in the collection. I am the webmaster for the Mississippi Entomological Museum site. I draw all of the scientific illustrations needed for publications written by researchers in the museum, and occasionally others in our department (for more info on scientific drawings). These drawings range from tortricid genitalia to habitus drawings of scarabs, hydrophilids, nitidulids, etc., to termite wings. In addition to drawing insects, I have also done various botanical and other illustrations and have exhibited non scientific artwork in regional and international exhibitions. I take many of the digital photos of insects that are used for our web site and in various publications. Occasionally, I talk to groups of students about either entomology or scientific illustration.

AWARDS

2005 Donald Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award

2011 Merit Award in the area of Systematics, Morphology and Evolution. Mississippi Entomological Association.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

MacGown, J. A. and J. K. Wetterer. 2013. Distribution and biological notes of Strumigenys margaritae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dacetini).  Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 6: 247-255.

MacGown, J. A., J. K. Wetterer, and J. G. Hill. 2012.  Geographic spread of Strumigenys silvestrii (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dacetini). Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 5: 1-10, published online, DOI:10.1163/18749836-05031051.

Chen, X., J. A. MacGown, B. J. Adams, K. A. Parys, R. M. Strecker, and L. Hooper-Bui. 2012. First Record of Pyramica epinotalis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for the United States. Psyche. vol. 2012, Article ID 850893, 7 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/850893 [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. 2012. First record of the tramp ant Cardiocondyla obscurior (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) for Mississippi.  Midsouth Entomologist 5 (1): 9-10. [Available online at:http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume5/Vol5_1_html_files/Vol5_1_003.html] [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. K. Wetterer. 2012. Geographic spread of Pyramica hexamera (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae:  Dacetini) in the southeastern US. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews.  5: 3-14.

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, T. L. Schiefer, and R. L. Brown.  2012. Ant diversity and habitat associations at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 1197. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and M. Skvarla. 2011. New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for Arkansas with a synopsis of previous records. Midsouth Entomologist 4 (2): 29-38. [available online at: http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume4/Vol4_2_html_files/Vol4_2_001.html] [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. K. Wetterer. 2011. Geographic Spread of Gnamptogenys triangularis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ectatomminae).  Psyche, vol. 2012, Article ID 571430, 4 pages. [available online at: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/psyche/2012/571430/] [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill.  2010. A new species of Pyramica Roger (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) from Mississippi, U.S.A. Florida Entomologist. 93: 571-576.

MacGown, J. A. 2010.  Camponotus planatus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an exotic carpenter ant found in Mississippi.  Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 55: 187-188. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill. 2010. Two new exotic pest ants, Pseudomyrmex gracilis and Monomorium floricola (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected in Mississippi (available online at: http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume3/Vol3_2_html_files/Vol3_2_007.html). Midsouth Entomologist 3 (2): 106-109. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and B. Layton.  2010. The invasive Rasberry crazy ant, Nylanderia sp. near pubens (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), reported from Mississippi (available online at: http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume3/Vol3_1_html_files/vol3_1_008.htm).  Midsouth Entomologist 3 (1)  44-47. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. 2009. The Asian needle ant, Pachycondyla chinensis Emery (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), reported from Alabama (online: http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume2/Vol2_2_html_files/vol2-2_003.html).  Midsouth Entomologist 2 (2) 88-89. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and M. Deyrup. 2009. Ants (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) of the Little Ohoopee Dunes, Georgia.  Journal of Entomological Science 44: 193-197.

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill.  2009. Tapinoma melanocephalum (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), a new exotic ant in Mississippi.  Mississippi Academy of Sciences 54: 172-174.  [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, L. C. Majure, and J. L. Seltzer. 2008. Rediscovery of Pogonomyrmex badius (Latreille) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in mainland Mississippi, with an analysis of associated seeds and vegetation (online: http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume1/Vol1_1_html_files/vol1-1_004.html). Midsouth Entomologist 1 (1): 17-28. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, J. G. Hill, and B. Layton. 2007. Carpenter Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Camponotus) of Mississippi. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 1158. 28 pp. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and M. A. Deyrup. 2007. Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an emerging pest species in the southeastern United States. Florida Entomologist 90: 457-464. [pdf]

Stone, W. D., T. E. Nebeker, W. A. Monroe, and J. A. MacGown. 2007. Ultrastructure of the mesonotal mycangium of Xylosandrus mutilatus (Coleoptera:  Curculionidae).  Canadian Zoology 85:  232-238.

Trager, J. C., J. A. MacGown, and M. D. Trager. 2007. Revision of the Nearctic endemic Formica pallidefulva group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). In: Snelling, R. R., P. S. Ward, and B. L. Fisher (editors), Advances in ant systematics. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80: 610-636. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and  R. L. Brown. 2006. Observations on high diversity of native ant species coexisting with imported fire ants at a microspatial scale in Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 5: 573-586. [pdf] [web version at BioOne]

MacGown, J. A. and  R. L. Brown.  2006. Survey of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Tombigbee National Forest in Mississippi.  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society.  79: 325-340. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill. 2006. The Eastern ant cricket, Myrmecophilus pergandei Bruner (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae), reported from Mississippi, U.S.A. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. 51: 180-182. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. 2006. New State Records of Myrmosinae (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) from Mississippi, U.S.A. with Notes on Interactions between Myrmosula parvula (Hymenoptera: Myrmosinae) and Lasioglossum imitatum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Entomological News 117: 313-318. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A.  2005.  A Collection of Poecilocrypticus formicophilus Gebien (Coleoptera:  Tenebrionidae) from a mound of the imported fire ant hybrid, Solenopsis invicta X richteri (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) in Mississippi, USA. Entomological News 116: 367-368. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2005.  An annotated list of the Pyramica (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae:  Dacetini) of Mississippi.  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society.  78: 285–289.[pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. A. Forster.  2005.  A preliminary list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Alabama.  Entomological News 116: 61-74. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and M. J. MacGown.  1996.   Observation of a nuptial flight of the horned Passalus beetle, Odontotaenius disjunctus (Illiger) (Coleoptera: Passalidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 50: 201-203. [pdf]

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS-EXTENSION PUBS, BOOK REVIEWS, PROCEEDINGS, ABSTRACTS, NEWSLETTERS, ETC.

Layton, B. and J. A. MacGown. 2013. What homebuilders need to know about termites. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2765: 1-8 pp. [pdf]

Booher, D., J. A. MacGown, and R. M. Duffield. 2013. Colony structure and spatial partitioning of cavity dwelling ant species in nuts of eastern US forest floors. Midsouth Entomologist, Abstracts of the 59th Annual Conference of the Mississippi Entomological Association, October 22-23, 2012, pp 95-96. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. 2012. Review of Philip Henry Gosse:  Science and Art in Letters From Alabama and Entomologia Alabamensis.  By Gary R. Mullen and Taylor D. Littleton.  Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press, 2010.  134 pp. The Alabama Review.  65:  75-77.  

MacGown, J. A. and B. Layton. 2012. Spread of the invasive hairy crazy ant, Nylanderia pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the United States. In Program and Abstracts of the 56th annual Conference of the Mississippi Entomological Association, October 24–25, 2011 (eds. C. Peterson and K. Edwards). Midsouth Entomologist 5 (1): 19 [pdf]

Layton, B., J. Goddard, C. Edwards, and J. A. MacGown.  2010. Control Fleas on Your Pet, in Your House, and in Your Yard.  Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2597.  8 pp. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. L. Brown.  2010.  Native and exotic ant in Mississippi state parks.  Proceedings:  Imported Fire Ant Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, March 24-26, 2008:  74-80.  [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. L. Brown.  2010. Dispersal of the exotic Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) in the United States.  Proceedings:  Imported Fire Ant Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, March 24-26, 2008:  80-86.  [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2010. Invasive and other exotic ants in Mississippi. Program and Abstracts of the 56th Annual Conference of the Mississippi Entomological Association, October 27–28, 2009. Midsouth Entomologist Vol. 3: 1: 63-64. [pdf]

Catchot, A. J. Smith, J. A. MacGown, J. Gore, D. R. Cook, C. Daves, G. Andrews, F. Musser, T. Koger, S. Stewart, G. Lorenz. 2009.  Soybean Insect Identification Guide. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2543.  5 pp. [pdf]

Catchot, A. S. D. Stewart, J. A. MacGown, J. Gore, D. R. Cook, C. Daves, G. Andrews, F. Musser, T. Koger, S. Akin, G. Lorenz, R. B. Leonard, R. Jackson, C. Allen, J. Smith, L. N. Owen, and D. Dodds. 2009.  Cotton Insect Identification Guide.  Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 1640.  5 pp. [pdf]

Daves, C, A. Catchot, S. D. Stewart, J. A. MacGown, J. Gore, D. R. Cook, G. Andrews, F. Musser, S. Akin, G. Lorenz, R. B. Leonard, R. Jackson, C. Allen, J. Smith, L. N. Owen, and E. Larson. 2009.  Corn Insect Identification Guide.  Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2252.  5 pp. [pdf]

Layton, M. B. and J. A. MacGown. 2009.  Protect your Home from Termites. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2568. 15 pp. [pdf]

Layton, M. B. and J. A. MacGown. 2009.  Common Indoor Pest Ants in Mississippi.  Flyer handed out to Mississippi Pest Control Association Summer Technician Meeting in Raymond, Mississippi. 26 August 2009.

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, R. L. Brown, and T. L. Schiefer. 2009. Ant diversity at Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Oktibehha, Noxubee, and Winston Counties, Mississippi: Report #2009-01. A report submitted to the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. 30 pp. [pdf]

Hill, J. G. and J. A. MacGown. 2008. Survey of Grasshoppers and Ants from the Big Hammock, Ohoopee Dunes, and Fall Line Sandhills Natural Areas. Report to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 30 pp. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill. 2007. Rediscovery of the Florida harvester ant in mainland Mississippi. Mississippi Native Plants and Environmental Education Newsletter 25 (2): 1 & 4. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. J. Jones. 2007. Ants in Mississippi State Parks [Abstract]. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 52: 153. [pdf]

Hill, J. G., with illustrations by J. A. MacGown. 2006. The life cycle of a mosquito and how I use it as a Betta Breeder. Flare 39: 13-14.

Hill, J. G., R. L. Brown, and J. A. MacGown. 2006. Environmental Variables Affecting Ant (Formicidae) Community Composition in Mississippi’s Black Belt Prairie and Flatwoods Regions [Abstract].  Southeastern Biology 53: 279.

Hill, J. G., R. L. Brown, and J. A. MacGown. 2006. Environmental Variables Affecting Ant (Formicidae) Community Composition in Mississippi’s Black Belt Prairie and Flatwoods Regions [Abstract].  Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 51: 56. [pdf]

Layton, B. and J. A. MacGown. 2006.  Rover Ants. Mississippi Pest Control Association Newsletter. 2 pp.

MacGown, J. A. 2006. A collection of Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus Bruch (Staphylinidae:  Paederinae) from a nest of Solenopsis invicta X richteri (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) in Mississippi. Marginalia Insecta 1: 3 (October 13, 2006). [full text] [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. 2006. Hickory Nuts used as nesting sites by ants (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae). Marginalia Insecta 1: 1. (12 October 2006). [full text] [pdf]

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2006. Carpenter Ants (Camponotus) of Mississippi [Abstract]. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 51: 115. [pdf]

Layton, B. and J. A. MacGown. 2006. Control of Argentine Ants and Odorous House Ants in the Home.  Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication no. 2407. 7 pp. [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. 2005. It's dirty work, but someones gotta do it...New discovery in Mississippi [p. 8]. In J. T. Vogt (ed.), Mississippi Entomological News Dec. 2005. 13 pp.

Jarratt, J. H., B. Layton, J. Goddard, and J. A. MacGown. 2005. Insect Management Guidelines for Dairy Cattle and Dairies. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication no. 2357. 8 pp. [pdf]

Jarratt, J., J. Goddard, B. Layton, and J. A. MacGown.  2004. The Southern House Mosquito and related species: Biology and Control.  Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication no. 2336. 10 pp.  [pdf]

MacGown, J. A. and R. L. Brown. 2004. A survey of the Ants (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae) of the Tombigbee National Forest, Tombigbee Unit, Mississippi: Report #2004-01. A report submitted to the Tombigbee National Forest. 22 pp. [pdf]

Ward, R., K. Ward, J. A. MacGown, and K. Flanders.  2004.  Ant Identification and Fire Ant Biology.  CD Rom. Alabama Extension Service. 

PRESENTATIONS

MacGown, J. A. and M. Deyrup. 2013. Identification of Odontomachus species in the southeastern United States. 2013 Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch Annual Meeting. Baton Rouge, LA, 3-6 March 2013. (poster presentation). 

MacGown, J.A. and R. L. Brown. 2012.  Specialized setae and spongiform lobes in Strumigenys and Pyramica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annual Fire Ant Conference, Nashville, TN, 16-18 April 2012 (poster).

Booher, D., J. A. MacGown, and R. M. Duffield. 2012. Colony structure and spatial partitioning of cavity dwelling ant species in nuts of eastern US forest floors. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 11-14 Nov. 2012 (poster). 

Booher, D., J. A. MacGown, and R. M. Duffield. 2012. Colony frequency and spatial partitioning of cavity dwelling ant species in nuts of eastern US forest floors. Mississippi Entomological Association Annual Meeting, Mississippi State University, MS, 22-23 Oct. 2012 (poster). 

Layton, M. B. and J. A. MacGown. 2011.  Indoor pest ants of Mississippi.  Mississippi Pest Control Association Meeting, Mississippi State University, 19-20 Jan. 2011.  [presentation]

MacGown, J. A. 2011.  Invasive ants of the southeastern United States. Invasive Species Planning Meeting, Mississippi State University, 7 April 2011. [presentation]

MacGown, J. A. and B. Layton. 2011. Spread of the Invasive Hairy Crazy Ant, Nylanderia pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in the United States. Mississippi Entomological Association Annual Meeting, 24-25 October 2011.  [poster]

Layton, B. and J. A. MacGown. 2011. Possible Control Options for Hairy Crazy Ants, Nylanderia pubens. Mississippi Entomological Association Annual Meeting, 24-25 October 2011.  [presentation]

MacGown, J. A. 2011.  Invasive ants of the southeastern United States. Invasive Species Planning Meeting, Mississippi State University, 7 April 2011. [presentation]

Hill, J. G., J. L. Seltzer, and J. A. MacGown 2010. Insect Collecting Methods. The Elsie Quarterman Glade Festival, Cedars of Lebanon State Park. April 30 - May 1, 2010.

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2009. Invasive and other exotic ants in Mississippi. Annual Imported Fire Ant Conference, 6-9 April 2009, Oklahoma City, OK.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2009.  Invasive and other exotic ants in Mississippi. Mississippi Entomological Association Meeting, 27-28 October 2009, Mississippi State, MS.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and M. Deyrup. 2008. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Little Ohoopee River Dunes, Emanuel County Georgia. Mississippi Entomological Association, Mississippi State University, MS 28-29 Oct. 2008. (poster)

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, T. L. Schiefer, and R. L. Brown. 2008. Ant diversity and habitat associations at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi. Mississippi Entomological Association, Mississippi State University, MS,  28-29 Oct. 2008.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. L. Brown. 2008. Native and exotic ants in Mississippi state parks.  Imported Fire Ant and Invasive Ant Conference Proceedings 28-30 March 2008.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. L. Brown. 2008. Dispersal of the exotic Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), in the United States.  Imported Fire Ant and Invasive Ant Conference 28-30 March 2008.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill.  2008.  Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), an emerging pest species introduced into the southeastern United States. Mississippi Academy of Sciences 20-22 Feb. 2008.  (poster)

Brown, R. L. and J. A. MacGown. 2007.  Specialized setae and spongiform lobes in Strumigenys and Pyramica ants (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae).  Entomological Society of America national meeting, San Diego, CA, 9-12 Dec. 2007. (Poster). 

Hill, J. G., K. S. Summerville, R. L. Brown, and J. A. MacGown. 2007.  The assembly of ant communities in a heterogeneous  landscape in Mississippi.  Poster Presentation, Fire Ant Conference, Gainesville, FL, 23-26 April 2007.

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill.  2007.  Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae), an emerging pest species introduced into the southeastern United States. Mississippi Entomological Society 24-26 Oct. 2007.  (poster)

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and R. J. Jones. 2006. Ants in Mississippi State Parks.  Poster Presentation, Mississippi Entomological Society, 25-27 Oct. 2006. [power point poster]

Brown, R. L., T. L. Schiefer, and J. A. MacGown. 2005. Collecting methods and insect preparation workshop. Spring 2005.

Hill, J. G., R. L. Brown, and J. A. MacGown. 2005. Environmental Variables Affecting Ant (Formicidae) Community Composition in Mississippi’s Black Belt Prairie and Flatwoods Regions. Poster-presented to: Mississippi Entomological Society, 3-4 Nov. 2005; Entomological Society of America, 15-18 Dec. 2005; Mississippi Academy of Science, 22-24 February 2006; and Association of Southeastern Biologists, 29 March-1 April 2006. [power point poster]

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, and J. G. Hill. 2005. Carpenter Ants (Camponotus) of Mississippi. Poster-presented to: Mississippi Entomological Society, 3-4 Nov. 2005; Entomological Society of America, 15-18 Dec. 2005; and Mississippi Academy of Science, 22-24 February 2006. [power point poster]

Forster J. A, Williams M. L, and MacGown J. A. 2004. The Ant Fauna of Alabama. Ent Soc Amer. National meeting Salt Lake City, UT. (presentation)

MacGown, J. A. 2003. Ant Identification Short Course, Mississippi State University. 4-6 March 2003.

Vogt, J. T., J. T., Reed, and J. A. MacGown.  2003.  Temporal Foraging Activity of Selected Ant Species in Northern Mississippi. Poster Presentation. Southeast Branch of the Entomological Society of America.  Spring 2003. (Poster)

MacGown, J. A. 2002. Ant Identification Short Course, Mississippi State University. 16-20 Sept. 2002.

WEBSITES authored

Mississippi Entomological Museum: http://www.mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/index.html

Ants of the Southeastern United States: http://www.mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/Researchtaxapages/Formicidaehome.html

Hydrophilidae of Mississippi: http://www.mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/Researchtaxapages/Hydrophilidaehome.html

Gelechiidae of Mississippi: http://www.mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/Researchtaxapages/Gelechiidaehome.html

Joe A. MacGown Art: http://joemacgown.com

Joe MacGown's Site: http://www2.msstate.edu/%7Emacbug1/index.html

Scientific Illustration Methods: http://www.mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/Illustration.photography/scientific.illust.htm

Insect Collecting Methods: http://www.mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/collecting.preparation.methods/Collecting.
methods.htm

Vines of Mississippi: http://joemacgown.com/Vines.html

The Black Belt in Alabama and Mississippi: http://www.mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/habitats/black.belt.prairie/BlackBeltPrairie.htm

William H. Cross Expeditions: http://www.mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/museumsites/CrossExpeditions.html

Joe MacGown's Insect Art- Gallery 1, Gallery 2, and Gallery 3

Other WEBSITES involved in

AntWeb-Alabama Ants: http://www.antweb.org/alabama.jsp

AntWeb-Mississippi Ants: http://www.antweb.org/mississippi.jsp

Discover Life, Ants of North America: http://www.discoverlife.org/nh/tx/Insecta/Hymenoptera/Formicidae/

Orkin Insect Zoo: http://www.insectzoo.msstate.edu/

DRAWINGS IN VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS

(in alphabetical order by author, then year from oldest to most recent)

Brown, R.L. and J.A. Powell. 1991. A new species of Epiblema (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae) from coastal redwood forests in California with an analysis of the forewing pattern. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 67: 107-114. Tortricid genitalia drawings.

Cohen, A. C. 1998.  Solid to Liquid Feeding: The inside(s) story of extra-oral digestion in predaceous arthropoda. American Entomologist. Summer 1998. 103-116.  Illustrations of extra-oral digestion. 

Cohen, A. C. 2000. The feeding behavior of Trichogramma brassicae: new evidence for selective ingestion of solid food. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 96: 1-8. Trichogrammatid larval drawing.

Davis, F. 2005. Advertisement designed for "Insect Rearing Workshop" in Entomological Society of America Journal. 

Davis, F. 2006. Advertisement designed for "Insect Rearing Workshop" in Entomological Society of America Journal.

Davis, F. 2007. Advertisement designed for "Insect Rearing Workshop" in Entomological Society of America Journal.

Davis, F. 2007.  Design for Insect Rearing Workshop for tshirts and mouse pads. 

Hill, J. G. and B. V. Brown. 2006. New records of the rarely collected ant-decapitating fly Apocephalus tenuipes Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae). Southeastern Naturalist 5: 367-368.

Jarratt, J. 2001.  Pest-Management Principles, Industial, Institutional, and Structural Pest Control, Catagory 7-A, Mississippi State Extension Service Pub. Termite head and wing drawings

Jarratt, J. and B. Layton.  2003.  Pest Control Manual and Pest Management practices for Home and Landscape, Subterranean Termite Control. Mississippi University Extension Publication 531. 7 ppDrawings of termites and different foundation types

Jarratt, J., T. E. Nebeker, B. Layton. 2004. Asian Ambrosia Beetle Biology and Control. Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication 2345. 3 pp.  Drawings of Xylosandrus crassiusculus.

Jarratt, J. J. Goddard, B. Layton, and J. A. MacGown.  2004. Southern House Mosquito and related species: Biology and Control.  Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication no. 2336. 10 pp.  Drawings for cover and in paper.

Jarratt, J., B. Layton, J. Goddard, and J. A. MacGown.  2005.  Insect management guidelines for dairy cattle and dairies. Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication no. 2357. 8 pp. Drawings of various dairy pests.

Lago, P. K. and S. Testa.  1994.  The Aquatic Hydrophilidae of Mississippi, Mississippi Entomological Museum, No. 5, 1994. Drawings of all genera.

Layton, B.  2001. Cotton Insect Situation:  Newsletters.  Mississippi State University Extension Service. Drawing of Lygus lineolaris for cover.

Layton, B. 2003.  A series of pest control papers in The Pest Monitor, Vol. 5, No.2-Vol.10. No. 3. Termite drawing for cover

Lee, S. M., and R. L. Brown. 2005. A review of Symmocinae (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae) in North America with the description of a new species and new genus. Poster presentation, Mississippi Entomological Association, 3-4 Nov. 2005. Male genitalia and leg drawings.

MacGown, J. and M. MacGown.  1996.   Observation of a nuptial flight of the horned Passalus beetle, Odontotaenius disjunctus (Illiger) (Coleoptera: Passalidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 50: 201-203.  Drawing of mating passalid beetles, also on cover.

MacGown, J. A. and J. G. Hill. 2006.  The Eastern ant cricket, Myrmecophilus pergandei Bruner (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae), reported from Mississippi, U.S.A. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. 51: 180-182. 

MacGown, J. A., J. G. Hill, and M. A. Deyrup. 2007. Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an emerging pest species in the southeastern United States. Florida Entomologist 90: 457-464.

MacGown, J. A., R. L. Brown, J. G. Hill, and B. Layton. 2007. Carpenter Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Camponotus) of Mississippi. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 1158. 28 pp.

Nebeker, T. E. 1996.  North American Forest Insect Work Conference. Drawings for cover, poster, cups, etc.

Nordlund, D.  1998.  A review of the scientific literature and methods for production offactitious hosts for use in mass rearing of Trichogramma spp. (Hymenoptera:  Trichogrammatidae) in the former Soviet Union, the United States, Western Europe and China. Journal of Entomol. Sci. Vol. 33, No. 1. Drawings of various pieces of insect rearing equipment. 

Pitre, H. 1997.  Annual Report of Research, 1997 and Termination Report (1992-1997). Cover illustration.

Pitre, H. 2002.  Soybean Looper (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Oviposition on cotton and soybean of different growth stages: Influence of Olfactory Stimuli.  Journal of Economic Entomology 95: 286-293. Schematic drawings. 

Schiefer, T. L. 2000. A new species of Astylopsis Casey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Acanthocinini) from the southeastern United States. Coleopterists Bulletin 54: 533-539. Habitus drawing.

Schiefer, T. L. 2004.  A new record of an endemic cuban tiger beetle, Cicindela (Brasiella) viridicollis (Coleoptera:  Carabidae:  Cicindelinae), from the Florida Keys.  Florida Entomologist 87:  551-553.  Habitus drawing of Cicindela viridicollis.

Schiefer, T. L. and D. E. Bright. 2004.  Xylosandrus Mutilatus (Blandford), an Exotic Ambrosia Beetle (Coleoptera:  Curculionidae:  Scolytinae:  Xyleborini) New to North America.  Coleopterists Bulletin 58: 431–438. Dorsal and profile habitus, and legs and antennal drawings of  Xylosandrus mutilatus

Sikorowski, P. 1997.   Major Diseases of Heliothis virescens and Helicoverpa zea in Mississippi Fields and Insectaries, Mafes Technical Bulletin 318. Drawings.

Stebnicka, Z. T. and P. K. Lago. 2005. The New World species of Ataenius Harold, 1867. V. Revision of the A. strigatus group (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini). Insecta Mundi 19: 55-83. Two habitus drawings and genitalia drawings.

Stone, W. D., T. E. Nebeker, W. A. Monroe, and J. A. MacGown. 2007. Ultrastructure of the mesonotal mycangium of Xylosandrus mutilatus (Coleoptera:  Curculionidae).  Canadian Zoology 85:  232-238.

Trager, J. C., J. A. MacGown and M. D. Trager. 2007.  Revision of the Nearctic endemic Formica pallidefulva group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae).  In:  Snelling, R. R., P. S. Ward, and B. L. Fisher (editors), Advances in ant systematics. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80: 610-636.

Villeja, F. and M. Gray. 1997.  Puerto Rican Insect report. Drawing for cover. 

Wright, D. J., R. L. Brown, and L. D. Gibson. 1997. A new species of Phaneta, with taxonomic diagnoses and seasonal and geographical data on four related (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists Society 51: 119-127. Tortricid genitalia drawings, male and female.

Drawings of insects for 1999 Mississippi State Entomology Calendar.

Drawings done annually for Entomology Department T-shirts, Christmas cards, etc (examples of some tshirt designs).  

Drawings have been worked on for several years now for both Nitidulidae (examples of drawings) and Scarabaeidae (examples of drawings) of MS. Most drawings are habitus drawings with some additional morphological characters drawn as needed.

DRAWINGS IN NON ENTOMOLOGICAL BOOKS

Leach, R. A. 1994. The Chiropractic Theories: Principles and Clinical Applications. Third edition. Williams and Wilkens. Baltimore, MD. pp. i-xxiii, 1-413. Various drawings.

Perkins, G. K. 1999. Fern Tips: More Than Most People Want to Know About Ferns of the Southeastern Coastal Plain. Kirtley-Perkins Productions. Starkville, MS. pp. i-iv, 1-235. Silhouette drawings of ferns species.

Savitch, W. J. and C. G. Peterson. 1992. Ada, an Introduction to the Art and Science of Programming. The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co., Redwood City, CA. pp. i-xxii, 1-764, A 1-52, I1-61. Drawings of various people for chapter headings.

Trigiano, R. N., M. T. Windham, A. S. Windham. 2004. Plant Pathology: Concepts and Laboratory Exercises. CRC Press, LLC, NY. pp. 1-413 + Preface, Acknowledgments, Editors, and Table of Contents. Fungus drawings in Chapters 16, 17, and 19.

Peacock, E. and T. Schauwecker. 2003. Blackland Prairies of the Gulf Coastal Plain: Culture, Nature and Sustainability. Univ. Alabama Press.  pp. i-xii, 1-348. Cover illustration, drawing on back, and some maps.

Kumar, S . 2009. Harvest of New Millennium: Volume 2, No. 1. Cyberwit.net Publishing, Allahabad India. 179 pp.