Diana Percy

Dr Diana Percy - Research Associate in the Department of Botany, UBC; and Researcher (Sternorrhyncha), Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London


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-- collecting on the Big Island of Hawaii -- wildflower meadow, BC --- Hawaiian psyllids on Metrosideros -- Potato Mnt, Chilcotin, BC


  • Taxonomy of the Psylloidea (psyllids)
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Insect bioacoustics
  • Plant and animal barcoding

Selected publications

Percy, D.M., Rung, A. & Hoddle, M.S. (2012) An annotated checklist of the psyllids of California (Hemiptera: Psylloidea). Zootaxa 3193: 1-27.

CBOL Plant Working Group (2009) A DNA barcode for land plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106: 12794-12797.

Fazekas A.J., Kesanakurti P.R., Burgess K.S., Percy D.M., Graham S.W., Barrett S.C.H., Newmaster S.G., Hajibabaei M. & B.C. Husband. (2009) Are plant species harder to discriminate than animal species using DNA barcoding markers? Molecular Ecological Resources 9: 130-139.

Harbaugh D.T., Wagner W.L., Percy D.M., James H.F. & Fleischer R.C. (2009) Genetic structure of the polymorphic Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) complex in the Hawaiian Islands using nuclear microsatellite data. PLoS ONE 4(3): 1-7 (e4698).

Percy, D.M. (2009) Insect Radiations. In Encyclopedia of Islands (eds. R. Gillespie and D. Clague). University of California Press, pp. 460-466.

Cronk, Q.C. & Percy, D.M. (2009) Endemism. In Encyclopedia of Islands (eds. R. Gillespie & D. Clague). University of California Press, pp. 253-258.

Percy, D.M., Garver, A.M., Wagner, W.L., James, H.F., Cunningham, C.W., Miller, S.E. & Fleischer, R.C. (2008) Progressive island colonization and ancient origin of Hawaiian Metrosideros (Myrtaceae). Proceedings of the Royal Society, B-Biological Sciences 275: 1479-1490.

Percy, D.M., Boyd, E.A. & Hoddle, M.S. (2008) Observations of acoustic signaling in three sharpshooters: Homalodisca vitripennis, Homalodisca liturata, and Graphocephala atropunctata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101: 253-259.

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