Charles Bartlett


  • Ph.D., Systematic Entomology, North Carolina State University, 1996.
  • M.S., Entomology and Applied Ecology,University of Delaware, 1992.
  • B.S., Wildlife Management, Forestry minor, University of Vermont, 1987.

Current Courses

  • Insect Taxonomy (ENWC 406/606)
  • Field Taxonomy (ENWC 408/608)
  • Insect Structure and Function (ENWC 405/605)
  • Larval Taxonomy (ENWC 602)

Research Activities

  • Primary interest in the alpha-taxonomy of delphacid planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Delphacidae), particularly of the New World.  More broadly interested in the taxonomy, biodiversity, host relations, and biogeography of planthoppers. Visit research page here.
  • Director of University of Delaware Insect Reference Collection.  The University of Delaware collection contains ca. 350,000 pinned specimens plus ~500 slides and ~2,500 alcohol specimens.  I am responsible for all aspects of the collection including outgoing and incoming loans, accessions, visitors, curation, and general organization.

Professional Activities

  • American Entomological Society (Executive Council, Recording Secretary since 1998).
  • Entomological Society of America.
  • Xerces Society.
  • Organization of Tropical Studies.
  • Entomological Collections Network
  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Graduate Students

Recent Publications

2011 23. Bartlett C. R., E. R. Adams, A. T. Gonzon. 2011. Planthoppers of Delaware (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea), excluding Delphacidae, with species Incidence from adjacent States. ZooKeys 2011(83):1–42.
2010 22. Urban, J. M., C. R. Bartlett, and J. R. Cryan. 2010. Evolution of Delphacidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea): Combined-evidence phylogenetics reveals importance of grass host shifts. Systematic Entomology. 35: 678–691.
2009 21. Bartlett, C. R. 2009. Diversity in New World Stenocranine Planthoppers (Hemiptera: Delphacidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 135:443–486.20. Bartlett, C. R. 2009. A new genus of New World Tropidocephalini (Hemiptera: Delphacidae: Delphacinae) with two new species. Entomological News 120:443–452.

19. Wallace, M. S., C. R. Bartlett, L. L. Deitz, and M. J. Rothschild. 2009. New State Records of Treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae) for Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 111:734–737.

2008 18. Bartlett, C. R. 2008. Case 3460. Liburnia Stål, 1866 (Insecta, Hemiptera, Delphacidae): proposed designation of Embolophora monoceros Stål, 1855 as the type species. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 65:183–187.17. Gonzon, A. T., and C. R. Bartlett. 2008. Systematics of Hadropygos n.g., Metadelphax Wagner and New World Toya Distant (Hemiptera: Delphacidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 113:205–277.

16. Bartlett, C. R., L. L. Deitz, M. J. Rothschild, and M. S. Wallace.  2008.  Treehopper diversity (Hemiptera: Membracidae) of Little Orleans, Allegany Co., Maryland. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 110:130–143.

2007 15. Bartlett, C. R. 2007. A review of the planthopper genus Nilaparvata (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) in the New World.  Entomological News 118:49–66.14. Bartlett, C. R., and A. G. Wheeler, Jr.  2007.  Kelisia and Stenocranus species (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Delphacidae): new host-plant associations and distributional records of eight sedge-feeding planthoppers.  Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 109:400–415.
2006 13. Gonzon, A. T., C. R. Bartlett, and J. L. Bowman. 2006. Planthopper (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) Diversity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 132:243–260.12. Wheeler, A. G., jr., and C. R. Bartlett.  2006.  Delphacodes campestris (Van Duzee) and D. lutulenta (Van Duzee) (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Delphacidae): association with common hairgrass, Deschampsia flexuosa (Poaceae), and notes on habitats, seasonality, and taxonomy.  Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 118:395–403.
2005 11. Bartlett, C. R. 2005.  Two new genera and species of stenocranine planthoppers (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) from North America.  Entomological News 116:291–303.
2004 10. Bartlett, C. R., and J. L. Bowman. 2004. Preliminary Inventory of the Planthoppers (Hemiptera:: Fulgoroidea) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee, U.S.A. Entomological News 114:246–254.9. Heckscher, C. M., and C. R. Bartlett. 2004. Rediscovery and habitat associations of Photuris bethaniensis (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Coleopterists Bulletin 58:349–353.

8. Deitz, L. L., and C. R. Bartlett. 2004. Publications of Thomas Kenneth Wood (1942–2002). Proceedings o! the Entomological Society of Washington 106: 586–591.

2002 7. Bartlett, C. R. 2002. A new genus and species of delphacid planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) from Canada. Entomological News 113:97–102.6. Cryan, J. R., and C. R. Bartlett. 2002. A redescription of the Caribbean genus Antillotolania Ramos (Hemiptera: Membracidae), with two new species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 95: 302–308.
2001 5. Chordas Ill, S. W., C. R. Bartlett, and R. L. Stewart Jr. 2001. First backswimmer records (Hemiptera: Notonectidae) from Delaware. Entomological News 112:183–186.
2000 4. Bartlett, C. R., and L. L. Deitz. 2000. Revisions of the New World Delphacid planthopper genus Pissonotus (Hemiptera: Fuloroidea). Thomas Say Publication in Entomology. Enomological Society of America, Lanham, Maryland.3. Bartlett, C. R. 2000. An annotated list of planthoppers (Hemiptera:Fulgoroidea) of Guana Island (British West Indes). Entomological News 111:120–132.
1993 2. McCann, J. M., S. E. Mabey, L. J. Niles, C. R. Bartlett, P. Kerlinger. 1993. A regional study of coastal migratory stopover habitat for Neotropical migrant songbirds: land management implications. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 58:398–407.
1991 1. Johnson, R. K., R. R. Roth, S. E. Kleiner, and C. R. Bartlett. 1991. A case of polygyny in the wood thrush. The Wilson Bulletin 103:509–510