My current project is a book on North American leaf-mining insects.  See this page for details.

book_cover_awardEiseman, Charley and Noah Charney. 2010. Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. 582 pp.

Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Choice Magazine academic book award.  Click the image to the left for details or to order a copy.




Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Links are included for open-access publications. If you would like a PDF of any of the others, feel free to email me.

Smith, David R. and Charles S. Eiseman. 2017. A new species of Fenusa (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) mining leaves of Rosa woodsii Lindl. (Rosaceae) in North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(2):233-238.

Eiseman, Charles S., David R. Smith, and Mark J. Leoschke. 2017. Host, larva, and life history notes for Macrophya nigra (Norton) (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1):142-145.

Eiseman, Charles S., Tracy S. Feldman, Eric F. LoPresti, and Michael W. Palmer. 2017. First North American records of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with notes on its native congener, P. desmodiella (Clemens). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1):18-23.

Eiseman, Charles S., Kai Heller, and Björn Rulik. 2016. A new leaf-mining dark-winged fungus gnat (Diptera: Sciaridae), with notes on other insect associates of marsh marigold (Ranunculaceae: Caltha palustris). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 118(4):519-532.

Eiseman, Charles S. 2016. North American leafminers (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae, Momphidae) on the evening primrose family (Onagraceae): new host, parasitoid, and distributional records. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 118(4):510-518.

Buhl, Peter N. and Charles S. Eiseman. 2016. Three new reared species of Platygaster (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea: Platygastridae) from the United States. International Journal of Environmental Studies 73(6):1006-1015.

Hespenheide, Henry A. and Charles S. Eiseman. 2016. A new species of Brachys Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the eastern United States using an unusual host. The Coleopterists Bulletin 70(2):335-340.

Eiseman, Charles S. 2016. Notes on the larval hosts and habits of some North American Eriocraniidae and Acanthopteroctetidae. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 70(1):79-81.

Hartop, Emily A., Maria A. Wong, and Charles S. Eiseman. 2016. A new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from the BioSCAN Project in Los Angeles, California, with clarification of confused type series for two other species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 118(1):93-100.

Eiseman, Charles S. and Emily A. Hartop. 2015. A new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) reared from a Macrodiplosis Kieffer (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) gall on black oak. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 117(4):463-466.

Eiseman, Charles S. 2015. Notes on leaf-mining Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) in New England. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(3):453-458.

Eiseman, Charles S., Julia A. Blyth, and David R. Smith. 2015. Notes on four anemone-feeding insects in the eastern United States (Diptera: Agromyzidae; Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae; Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 117(3):281-289.

Eiseman, Charles S. 2015. Oenothera pilosella (Onagraceae): First larval host record for Dietzella zimmermanni (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Ceutorhynchinae) and Altica pedipallida Lesage (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(2):202-204.

Eiseman, Charles S. and Andrew S. Jensen. 2015. Insects feeding on sea lavender (Plumbaginaceae: Limonium carolinianum [Walt.] Britt) along the New England coast. Entomological News 124(5):364-369.

Smith, David R. and Charles S. Eiseman. 2015. The violet leafmining sawfly, Nefusa ambigua (Norton) (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae): distribution, hosts, larva, life history notes. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 117(1):70-72.

Eiseman, Charles S. 2015. On the distinctive feeding pattern of Sterictiphora Billberg (Hymenoptera: Argidae) sawfly larvae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 117(1):65-67.

Smith, David R., Charles S. Eiseman, Noah D. Charney, and Sydne Record. 2015. A new Nearctic Scolioneura (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae) mining leaves of Vaccinium (Ericaceae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 43:1-8. (full article)

Charney, Noah D., Jacob E. Kubel, and Charles S. Eiseman. 2015. Temporally adaptive sampling: a case study in rare species survey design with marbled salamanders (Ambystoma opacum). PLoS ONE 10(3): e0120714. (full article)

Eiseman, Charles S. 2014. New host and distributional record for Dichroram­pha incanana (Clemens, 1860) (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 68(4):295-296. (PDF)

Eiseman, Charles S. 2014. New host records and other notes on North American leaf-mining Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera). The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(3):351-359.

Eiseman, Charles S. 2014. Notes on the larval habits and parasitoids of Rhopobota dietziana (Kearfott, 1907) (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 68(3):218-220. (PDF)

Eiseman, Charles S. 2014. Orchestomerus wickhami Dietz (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Ceutorhynchinae) reared from leaf mines in Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus Planch., Vitaceae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(1):158-160.

Popular articles

Eiseman, Charley. 2015. Buffaloberry miners. VES News 87:9-10.  [note: the adult moth labeled as Coleophora elaeagnisella is actually Gnorimoschema shepherdiae]

Eiseman, Charley. 2013. “‘Finicky’ feeders: specialized insects all around us.” Wild Ones 26(2):1-10.

Eiseman, Charley. 2013. “‘Finicky’ insects: specialized feeders all around us.” In Michael Dover, Caroline Hanna and Rebecca Reid (eds.): Earth Matters: Essays on the Nature of the Pioneer Valley. Amherst, MA: Levellers Press.

Eiseman, Charley. 2006. “Lessons from a bobcat’s trail.” Natural New England 28:52-55.

Published photographs

Lonsdale, Owen. 2014. Redefinition and synonymy of genera in the Ophiomyia genus group, with the description of Euhexomyza new genus (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Canadian Entomologist 146:481-513. [photos related to this post]

Saguez, J., C. Olivier, A. Hamilton, T. Lowery, L. Stobbs, J. Lasnier, B. Galka, X. Chen, Y. Mauffette, and C. Vincent. 2014. Diversity and abundance of leafhoppers in Canadian vineyards. Journal of Insect Science 14(73).  Available online: [photo of a leafhopper]

Evans, Arthur V. 2014. Beetles of Eastern North America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 560 pp. [14 beetle photos]

Van Driesche, R. G., J. H. LaForest, C. T. Bargeron, R. C. Reardon, and M. Herlihy. 2013. Forest Pest Insects in North America: A Photographic Guide. FHTET-2012-02. [photo of a beetle]

André, H. M. and J. K. N’Dri. 2012. Bréviaire de taxonomie des acariens. Abc Taxa 13:1-186.  [photo of a mite]

Jones, M. and L. Willey. 2012. Eastern Alpine Guide: Ecology, Conservation, and Recreation Above Treeline in Eastern North America. Burlington, VT: Huntington Graphics. 348 pp. [photos of various flora and fauna scattered throughout]

Voolma, Kaljo. 2011. „Kukehari” künnapuulehel ja teised jalaka pahktäid. Eesti Loodus. [photo of an aphid]

National Park Service. 2006. Appalachian Trail Vital Signs. [all of the bird photos]


There is a chapter about exploring a city block with me in:

Horowitz, Alexandra. 2013. On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes. New York: Scribner. 308 pp.

and a section about the “Ecology Through Animal Tracking” course I teach with Noah Charney in:

Horowitz, Alexandra. 2016. Being a Dog. New York: Scribner. 368 pp.