Sarah E. Bush Publications



Gustafsson, D. R., E. DiBlasi, U. Olsson, T. Najer, O. Sychra and S. E. Bush. 2018. Checklist and key to the lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) of Sweden. Entomologisk Tidskrift 139: 205-394. PDF.

Gustafsson, D. R., and S. E. Bush. 2017. Zootaxa. Morphological revision of the hyperdiverse Brueelia-complex (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) with new taxa, checklists and generic key. Zootaxa 4313: 1-443. PDF

Clayton, D. H., S. E. Bush and K. P. Johnson. 2015. Coevolution of life on hosts: integrating ecology and history. University of Chicago Press. Chicago University Press

◈Contains descriptions of 21 new genera, 4 new subgenera, 37 new species, 186 new host records, 531 illustrations, and a complete host-parasite checklist for all 426 spp in the complex.


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68. Gustafsson, D. R., S. E. Bush, and R. L. Palma. 2019. The genera and species of the Brueelia-complex (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) described by Mey (2017).  Zootaxa 4615:252-284.PDF

67. Villa, S. M., J. C. Altuna, J. S. Ruff, A. B. Beach, L. I. Mulvey, E. J. Poole, H. E. Campbell, K. P. Johnson, M. D. Shapiro, S. E. Bush and D. H. Clayton. 2019. Experimental evolution of reproductive isolation from a single natural population.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.
www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1901247116 PDF

66. McNew, S. M., S. A. Knutie, G. B. Goodman, A. Theodosopoulos, A. Saulsberry, J. Yépez R., S. E. Bush, and D. H. Clayton. 2019. Annual environmental variation influences host tolerance to parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B.286:20190049. doi:10.1098/rspb.2019.0049  PDF

65. Gustafsson, D. R., L. Lei, X. Chu, F. Zou and S. E. Bush. 2019. New genus and two new species of chewing lice from Southeast Asian trogons (Aves:Trogoniformes), with a revised key to the Philopterus-complex. Acta Parasitologica 64:86-102.  PDF

64. S. E. Bush, S. M. Villa, J. C. Altuna, K. P. Johnson, M. D. Shapiro, and D. H. Clayton. 2019 Host defense triggers rapid adaptive radiation in experimentally evolving parasites. Evolution Letters https://doi.org/10.1002/evl3.104 PDF

63. Gustafsson, D. R., D. H. Clayton, and S. E. Bush. 2019. Twelve new species of Guimaraesiella (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from “babblers” (Passeriformes: Leiothrichidae, Pellorneidae, Timaliidae), with a description of a new subgenus and a key to its species. Zootaxa 4543: 451-497.PDF 

62. Gustafsson, D. R., X. Chu, F. Zou, and S. E. Bush. 2018. Seven new species of Resartor Gustafsson et Bush, 2017 (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from Asian "babblers" (Passeriformes: Leiotrichidae, Paradoxornithidae). Folio Parasitologica 65:020 PDF

61. Gustafsson, D. R., X. Chu, S. E. Bush and F. Zou. 2018 Ten new species of Brueelia Kéler, 1936 (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from nuthatches (Aves: Passeriformes: Sittidae), tits and chickadees (Paridae), and goldcrests (Regulidae) Acta Parasitologica 63: 527–557 PDF

60. Bush, S. E., D. R. Gustafsson, and D. H. Clayton. 2018. New records of ectoparasites from passerine birds in the High Tatras of Slovakia.  Oecologia Montana 27:43-45. PDF

59. Sweet, A. D., S. E. Bush, D. R. Gustafsson, J. M. Allen, E. DiBlasi, H. R. Skeen, J. D. Weckstein, and K. P. Johnson. 2018. Host and parasite morphology influence congruence between host and parasite phylogenies. International Journal of Parasitology 48: 641-648. PDF

58. Bush, S.E., D.H. Clayton. 2018 Anti-parasite behaviour of birds. Philosophical Transactions B 373: 20170196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2017.0196 PDF

57. DiBlasi, E., K.P. Johnson, S.A. Stringham, A.N. Hansen, A.B. Beach, D.H Clayton, S.E. Bush. 2018 Phoretic dispersal influences parasite population genetic structure. Molecular Ecology 2018:1-10 PDF Supplemental information. PDF

56. Villa S.M., M.D. Evans, Y.K. Subhani, J.A. Altuna, S.E. Bush and D.H. Clayton. 2018. Body size and fecundity are correlated in feather lice (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera): Implication of Harrison’s Rule. Ecological Entomology DOI: 10.1111/een.12511 PDF

55. Gustafsson, D. R., D. H. Clayton, and S. E. Bush. 2018. Twelve new species of Priceiella (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from Old World babblers, with keys to species of two subgenera and checklists of species for the genus. Zootaxa 4382:401-449.   PDF

54.  Boyd, B. M., J. A. Allen, N. Nguyen, A. D. Sweet, T. Warnow, M. Shapiro, S. M. Villa, S. E. Bush, D. H. Clayton, K. P. Johnson. 2017. Phylogenomics using target restricted assembly resolves intra-generic relationships of parasitic lice (Phthiraptera: Columbicola). Systematic Biology. PDF

53. Harnos, A., Z. Lang, D. Petrás, S. E. Bush, and L. Rózsa. 2017. An evolutionary allometry of bird and louse (Phthiraptera) body sizes: comparative tests controlled for host, rather than parasite phylogeny. Evolution 71: 421-431. PDF

52. Villa SM, Campbell HE, Bush SE and Clayton DH. 2016. Does anti-parasite behavior improve with experience? An experimental test of the priming hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology doi:10.1093/beheco/arw032. PDF

51. Bartlow A, Villa SM, Thompson MW and Bush SE. 2016. Walk or ride? Phoretic behavior of amblyceran and ischnoceran lice. International Journal of Parasitology 46: 221-227.PDF

50.  Bush, S. E., J. D. Weckstein, D. R. Gustafsson, J. Allen, E. DiBlasi, S. M. Shreve, R. Boldt, H. R. Skeen, and K. P. Johnson. 2016Unlocking the black box of feather louse diversity: a molecular phylogeny of the hyper-diverse genus Brueelia.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 737-751. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.09.015PDF

49.  Bush, S. E., J. D. Weckstein, D. R. Gustafsson, J. Allen, E. DiBlasi, S. M. Shreve, R. Boldt, H. R. Skeen, and K. P.  Johnson. 2015.  Data supporting a molecular phylogeny of the hyper-diverse genus BrueeliaData in Brief 5: 1078-1091. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2015.10.022 PDF

48. Gustafsson, D. R. and S. E. Bush. 2015. Four new species of Brueelia Kéler, 1936 (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from African songbirds (Passeriformes: Sturnidae and Laniidae).  Zootaxa 4013: 503-518.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4013.4.2 PDF

47. Gustafsson, D. R., and S. E. Bush.  2015.  The chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera, Amblycera) of Japanese pigeons and doves (Columbiformes), with descriptions of three new species.  Journal of Parasitology 101: 304-313. PDF

46. Makarikov AA, Tkach VV, Villa SM and Bush SE. 2014. Description of two new species of Hymenolepis Weiland, 1858 (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae) from rodents on the Luzon Island, Philippines. Systematic Parasitology doi:10.1007/s11230-014-9528-x. PDF

45. Gustafsson, D. R., and S. E. Bush.  2014. Two new species of Paraphilopterus Mey, 2004 (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from New Guinean bowerbirds (Passeriformes: Ptilonorhynchidae) and satinbirds (Passeriformes: Cnemophilidae) Zootaxa 3873:155-164. PDF

44. McAllister, C. T., Seville, R. S., Duszynski, D. W., and S. E. Bush.  2014. A new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Cordillera striped shrew-rat, Chrotomys whiteheadi (Rodentia: Muridae), from the Philippines. Acta Parasitologica 59: 686-689.PDF

43. Hastriter, M. W. and S. E. Bush. 2014. Description of Medwayella independencia (Siphonaptera: Stivaliidae), a new species of flea from Mindanao, Island, the Philippines and their phoretic mites, and miscellaneous flea records fro the Malay Archipelago. Zookeys 408:107-123.PDF

42. D. R. Gustafsson and S. E. Bush. 2014. Three new species of chewing lice of the genus Emersoniella Tendeiro, 1965 (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from Papua New Guinean kingfishers and kookaburras (Aves: Coraciiformes: Alcedinidae). Zootaxa 3796:528-544.PDF

41. McAllister, C. T., R. S. Seville, D. W. Duszynski, S. E. Bush, R. N. Fisher, C. C. Austin. 2013.  Two new species of Eimeria Schneider, 1875 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from emerald tree skinks, Lamprolepis smaragdina (Lesson) (Sauria: Scincidae) from Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. Systematic Parasitology 86:165-171. DOI 10.1007/s11230-013-9442-7. PDF

40. S. E. Bush, M. Reed & S. Maher.  2013.  Impact of forest size on parasite biodiversity: implications for conservation of hosts and parasites. Biodiversity and Conservation DOI: 10.1007/s10531-013-0480-x - Reviewed by Faculty of 1000. http://f1000.com/prime/718003002 PDF

39. Morse, S. F., S. E. Bush, B. D. Patterson, C. W. Dick, M. Gruwell, K. Dittmar. 2013.  Evolution, multiple, and localization of endosymbionts in bat flies (Diptera: Hippoboscoidea, Streblidae, Nycteribiidae).  Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79:2952-2961. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03814-12.PDF

38. Makarikov, A. A., V. V. Tkach, and S. E. Bush.  2013.  Two new species of Hymenolepis (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae) from murid rodents (Rodentia: Muridae) in the Philippines.  Journal of Parasitology 99: 847–855. PDF

37. Kuzmin, Y., J. M. Kinsella, V. V. Tkach, and S. E. Bush. 2013.  New species of Kalicephalus (Nematoda: Diaphanocephalidae) from a snake Oxyrhabdium leporinum on Luzon Island, Philippines. Comparative Parasitology 80:240-246.PDF

36. Tkach, V. V., O. I. Lisistyna, J. L. Crossley, T. T. Binh, and S. E. Bush.  2013.  Morphological and molecular differentiation of two new species of Pseudoacanthocephalus Petrochenko, 1958 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from amphibians and reptiles in Philippines, with identification keys for the genus. Systematic Parasitology 85:11-26. DOI 10.1007/s11230-013-9409-8.PDF

35. M. W. Hastriter and S. E. Bush.  2013.  Description of Lentistivalius philippinensis, a new species of flea (Siphonaptera, Pygiosyllomorpha, Stivaliidae), and new records of Ascodipterinae (Streblidae) on bats and other small mammals from Luzon, The Philippines. ZooKeys 260: 17–30 (2013) PDF

34. Bush, S. E., S. M. Villa, T. J. Boves, D. Brewer, and J. R. Belthoff.  2012.  Influence of bill and foot morphology on the ectoparasites of Barn Owls.  Journal of Parasitology. DOI: 10.1645/GE-2888.1 PDF

33. Lisitsyna, O. I., V. V. Tkach, and S. E. Bush.  2012.  New records of Acanthocephalans from birds in the Philippines with a description of a new porrorchis species and identifications keys for the genus, Journal of Parasitiology 98(6)1176–1184 DOI: 10.1645/GE-3116.1 PDF

32. Bush, S. E. and R. G. Robbins.  2012.  New host and locality records for Ixodes simplex Neumann and Ixodes vespertilionis Koch (Acari: Ixodidae) from bats (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae, Rhinolophidae, and Vespertilionidae) in southern China.  International Journal of Acarology 38:1-5. PDF

31. Kuzmin, Y., V. V. Tkach, and S. E. Bush.  2012.  A new species of Rhabdias (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae) from Agamid Lizards in Luzon Island, Philippines. Journal of Parasitology 98: 608-611. PDF

30. Bush, S. E., A. N. Rock, S. L. Jones, J. R. Malenke, D. H. Clayton.  2011. Efficacy of the LouseBuster, a new medical device for treating head lice.  Journal of Medical Entomology 48: 67-72. PDF

29. Johnson, K. P., J. D. Weckstein, S. E. Bush, and D. H. Clayton.  2011.  The evolution of host specificity in dove body lice.  Parasitology 138:1730-1736. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182010001770.PDF

28. Bush, S. E., Kim, D., Reed, M. and D. H. Clayton. 2010. Evolution of Cryptic Coloration in Ectoparasites. The American Naturalist. 176(4). PDF

27. Clayton, D. H., J. A. H. Koop, C. W. Harbison, B. R. Moyer and S. E. Bush. 2010. How birds combat ectoparasites. Open Ornithology Journal 3:41-71. (invited review for special issue: Current Trends in Avian Parasitology). PDF

26. Hastriter, M. W. and S. E. Bush. 2010. Notes and New Records of Fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera) from Small Mammals and Birds Collected in Southern China. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 112(2), 2010, pp. 214–228.PDF

25. Tkach, V. V. and S. E. Bush. 2010. Serpentoanisocladium sinensis n. gen., n. sp. (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae) from the Eastern Water Snake Sinonatrix percarinata (Boulenger) (Serpentes: Colubridae) in Guizhou Province, China. Systematic Parasitology 76:205-210. PDF

24. Bush, S. E. 2009. Does microhabitat flexibility facilitate host switching by parasites? Functional Ecology 23: 578-586.PDF

23. Bush, S. E., C. W. Harbison, D. Slager, A. T. Peterson, R. D. Price, and D. H. Clayton. 2009. Geographic variation in the community structure of lice on Western Scrub-jays. Journal of Parasitology 95:10-13. PDF

22. Bush, S. E., R D. Price, and D. H. Clayton. 2009. Descriptions of eight new species of feather lice in the genus Columbicola (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae), with a comprehensive world checklist. Journal of Parasitology 95:286-294. PDF

21. M. W. Hastriter, S.E. Bush, K. Dittmar, S. S. Hla Bu, and M. F. Whiting. 2009. Nycteridopsylla quadrispina Lu and Wu, a junior synonym of Nycteridopsylla iae Beaucournu and Kock (Siphonaptera: Ischnopsyllidae) as determined by DNA analysis. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111: 598-602. PDF<

20. Bush, S. E., D. W. Duszynski and B. B. Nickol. 2009. Acanthocephala from amphibians in China with the description of a new species of Pseudoacanthocephalus (Echinorhynchida). Journal of Parasitology 95:1440-1445. PDF

19. Bush, S. E. and J. R. Malenke. 2008. Host defense mediates interspecific competition in parasites. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:558-564. PDF

18. Harbison, C. W., S. E. Bush, J. R. Malenke, and D. H. Clayton. 2008. Comparative transmission dynamics of competing parasite species. Ecology 89:3186-3194. PDF

17. Peterson, A. T., S. E. Bush, E. Spackman, D. E. Swayne, and H. Ip. 2008. Influenza A Virus Infections in Land Birds, People's Republic of China. Emerging Infectious Diseases 14:1644-1646. PDF

16. Clayton, D. H., R. J. Adams and S. E. Bush. 2008. Phthiraptera, the Chewing Lice. Pp. 515-526 in C.T. Atkinson, N.J. Thomas, and D.B. Hunter (eds.) Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, Iowa.

15. Peterson, A. T., T. Brooks, A. Gamauf, J. C. T. Gonzalez, N. A. D. Mallari, G. Dutson, S. E. Bush, D. H. Clayton and R. Fernandez.  2008. The avifauna of Mt. Kitanglad, Bukidnon Province, Mindanao, Philippines.  Fieldiana: Zoology 114:1-43. PDF

14. Bush, S. E. and D. H. Clayton. 2006. The role of body size in host specificity: Reciprocal transfer experiments with feather lice. Evolution 60:2158-2167.  PDF

13. Goates, B. M., J. S. Atkin, K. G. Wilding, K .J. Birch, M. R. Cottam, S. E. Bush and D. H. Clayton. 2006. An effective non-chemical treatment for head lice: A lot of hot air. Pediatrics. 118:1962-1970. PDF

12. Bush, S. E., and R. D. Price. 2006. Reconsideration of the longiceps species group of the feather louse genus Columbicola (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) with descriptions of two new species. Journal of Parasitology. 92:949-952. PDF

11. Bush, S. E., D. Kim, J. Lever, B. R. Moyer and D. H. Clayton. 2006. Is melanin a defense against feather-feeding lice?   The Auk. 123:153-161. PDF

10. Bush, S. E., E. Sohn and D. H. Clayton. 2006. Ecomorphology of parasite attachment: experiments with feather lice.  Journal of Parasitology.  92:25-31. PDF

9. Hastriter, M. W. and S. E. Bush. 2006. Description of Maabella gen. nov. (Streblidae: Ascodipterinae) from Guangxi Province, China and Vietnam with notes on preservation of Ascodipterinae. Zootaxa. 1176:27-40. PDF

8. Robbins, R. G. and S. E. Bush. 2006. First report of Amblyomma papuanum Hirst (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae) from the dwarf cassowary, Casuarius bennetti Gould (Aves: Struthioniformes: Casuariidae), with additional records of parasitism of Casuarius spp. by this tick. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 108(4): 1002-1004. PDF

7. Price, R. D., D. C. Arnold and S. E. Bush. 2006. Five new species of Myrsidea (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from Asian Babblers (Passeriformes: Timaliidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 79:369-377. PDF

6. Clayton, D. H., B. R. Moyer, S. E. Bush, D. Gardiner, B. Rhodes, T. Jones and F. Goller.  2005.  Adaptive significance of avian beak morphology for ectoparasite control. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: B. 272: 811-817. PDF

5. Johnson, K. P., S. E. Bush, D.H. Clayton. 2005.  Correlated evolution of host and parasite body size: tests of Harrison’s rule using birds and lice.  Evolution  59: 1744-1753. PDF

4. Price, J. J., K. P. Johnson, S. E. Bush, and D. H. Clayton. 2005.  Phylogenetic relationships of the Papuan Swiftlet Aerodramus papuensis and implications for the evolution of avian echolocation. Ibis 147: 790-796. PDF

3. Clayton, D. H., S. E. Bush and K. P. Johnson.  2004.  Ecology of congruence:  Past meets present.  Systematic Biology 53:165-173. PDF

2. Clayton, D. H., S. E. Bush, B. M. Goates and K. P. Johnson.  2003.  Host defense reinforces host-parasite cospeciation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100:15694-99.
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1. Clayton, D. H,  S. E. Al-Tamimi (Bush), and K. P. Johnson. 2003. The ecological basis of coevolutionary history. Pp. 310-341 in R. D. M. Page (ed.) Tangled Trees: phylogeny, cospeciation, and coevolution.  Univ. of Chicago Press. PDF

Thesis. Bush, S. E.  2004. Evolutionary Ecology of Host Specificity in Columbiform Feather Lice.  Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Biology, Univ. of Utah, xvi+275pp.