Personnel Profile

James E. Gillaspy, Ph.D. , Professor

James E. Gillaspy, Ph.D.

October 15, 1917 - July 14, 2009

Faculty member Texas A&I -1966-1986

Species named in his honor include

Stictiella gillaspyi in Bohart, R. M. 1982) New species of Stictiella (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 593-597.

Bembix gillaspyi in Evans, H. E., & Matthews, R. W. (1968). North American Bembix, a revised key and suggested grouping. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 61(5), 1284-1299.

Perdita gillaspyi in  Timberlake, P. H. (1971). Supplementary studies on the systematics of the genus Perdita (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae) (Vol. 2). Univ of California Press.

Some of his published papers include the following:

Gillaspy, J. E. 1951. Nesting habits of Steniolia nigripes Parker. Pan Pacific Ent. 27(4) : 167-168.

Gillaspy, J.E., 1959. A new bembicine wasp related to Stictiella tenuicornis (Fox), with certain phylogenetic considerations (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Pan-Pacific Ent., 35:187-194.

Gillaspy, J.E., 1961. A new species of Stictiella from Mexico. (Sphecidae: Bembicini). Ent. News, 72:169-173.

Gillaspy, J. E. 1962. Nesting Behavior of Sphex tepanecus Saussure (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Brooklyn Entomological Society. 57:15-17

Gillaspy, J. E., Evans, H. E., & Lin, C. S. (1962). Observations on the Behavior of Digger Wasps of the Genus Stictiella (Hynienoptera: Sphecidae) with a Partition of the Genus. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 55(5), 559-566.

Gillaspy, J. E  1963. A revisionary study of the genus Steniolia (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Bembicini) Transactions of the American Entomological Society 1-117

Gillaspy, J. E. 1963a. The genus Slizoides (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Stizini) in North America, with notes on the Old World fauna. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 128(7): 369-391.

Gillaspy, J. E. 1963b. Two new genera and a new species of Bembicini (Sphecidae) from North America, with a key to the genera having recessed ocelli. Ent. News 74: 187-199.

Gillaspy, J. E. 1963 The identity of Stictiella corniculata Mickel, with a note on synonymy in Stictiella. Ent. News 74:250-252.

Gillaspy, James E. 1964. “A Revisionary Study of the Genus Steniolia.” Transactions of the American Entomological Society. LXXXIX: 1-117.

Evans, H. E., & Gillaspy, J. E. (1964). Observations on the ethology of digger wasps of the genus Steniolia (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Bembicini). American Midland Naturalist, 257-280.

Gillaspy, J. E. 1969. The paper wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) of south Texas: a preliminary report. Texas A&I Univ. Studies 2:73-74.

Johnson, F. M., Schaffer, H. E., Gillaspy, J. E., & Rockwood, E. S. (1969). Isozyme genotype-environment relationships in natural populations of the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, from Texas. Biochemical genetics, 3(5), 429-450.

Gillaspy, J. E. (1971). Papernest Wasps (Polistes): Observations and Study Methods. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 64(6), 1357-1361.

Gillaspy, J. E. (1972). Three New Aculeate Wasp Distribution Records from South Texas (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae; Sphecidae). The Southwestern Naturalist, 103-104.

Gillaspy, J. E. (1972). Polistes wasp studies in 1972. S. Texas Agric, 1(9), 37-39.

Gillaspy, J. E. (1973). Behavioral observations on paper-nest wasps (genus Polistes; family Vespidae; order Hymenoptera). American Midland Naturalist, 1-12.

Findlay, S. R., Gillaspy, J. E., Lord, R., Weiner, L. S., & Grant, J. A. (1977). Polistes wasp hypersensitivity: Diagnosis by venom-induced release of histamine in vitro. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 60(4), 230-235.

Gillaspy, J. E. (1979). Management of Polistes wasps for caterpillar [Lepidoptera] predation [particularly in Texas cotton fields]. Southwest Entomology, 4.

Gillaspy, J. E., & Grant, J. A. (1979). Mass collection of Polistes wasp venom by electrical stimulation. Southwest Entomology, 4.

Gillaspy, J. E., & Lara, J. R. (1979). A new species of Dasymutilla [uniguttata] from south Texas (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). Southwest Entomology, 4.

Grant, J. A., Goldblum, R. M., Rahr, R., Thueson, D. O., Farnam, J., & Gillaspy, J. (1981). Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for immunoglobulin G antibodies against insect venoms. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 68(2), 112-118.

Gillaspy, J. E. (1982). NESTING RECEPTACLES. In The biology of social insects: proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Boulder, Colorado, August 1982 (Vol. 9, p. 129). Westview Press.

Gillaspy, J. E. (1983). New taxa of bembicine Sphecidae (Hymenoptera). Southwest. Nat, 8, 279-291

Bohart, R. M., and J. E. Gillaspy. 1985. California Wasps of the Subtribe Stictiellina. Bull. Calif. Insect Survey, Vol. 27. vi + 89 pp.

Gillaspy, J. E. (1986). Polistes wasps: biology and impact on man. Economic impact and control of social insects, 332-351.

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