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 (most are also available on ResearchGate).

Eiseman, Charles S. and David R. Smith. 2017. Nearctic Species of Metallus Forbes (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae): Biology and Distribution. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(4):551-564.

Eiseman, Charles S., Donald R. Davis, Julia A. Blyth, David L. Wagner, Michael W. Palmer, and Tracy S. Feldman. 2017. A new species of Marmara (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Marmarinae), with an annotated list of known hostplants for the genus. Zootaxa 4337(2):198-222.

Smith, David R., Julia A. Blyth, and Charles S. Eiseman. 2017. Nematus appalachia Smith (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) feeding on Fagus grandifolia (Fagaceae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(3):518-519.

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.