Insect-plant interactions

Steinbauer lab

For a full list of publications see Martin J Steinbauer's Google Scholar profile.

Book chapters

Steinbauer MJ & Nahrung HF (2016) Native defoliators of Australian Mediterranean forest trees. In: Paine TD & Lieutier F (Eds), Insects and Diseases of Mediterranean Forest Systems (pp. 431-454). Springer International Publishing. (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-24744-1_15)

Refereed journal articles

Hall AAG, Steinbauer MJ, Taylor GS, Johnson SN, Cook JM & Riegler M (accepted 8 May 2017) Unravelling mummies: cryptic diversity, host specificity, trophic and coevolutionary interactions in psyllid-parasitoid food webs. BMC Evolutionary Biology

Hall AAG, Morrow JL, Fromont S, Steinbauer MJ, Taylor GS, Johnson SN, Cook JM & Riegler M (2016) Codivergence of the primary bacterial endosymbionts of psyllids versus host switches and replacement of their secondary endosymbionts. Environmental Microbiology (doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13351)

Lubanga UK, Peters RA & Steinbauer MJ (2016) Substrate-borne vibrational signals of male Aacanthocnema dobsoni (Hemiptera: Triozidae) vary with body size and age but females are indifferent. Animal Behaviour 120: 173-182 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-24744-1_15)

Lubanga UK, Drijfhout FP, Farnier K & Steinbauer MJ (2016) The long and the short of mate attraction in a psylloid: do semiochemicals mediate mating in Aacanthocnema dobsoni Froggatt? Journal of Chemical Ecology 42: 163-172 (doi: 10.1007/s10886-016-0674-2)

Steinbauer MJ, Lubanga UK & Taylor GS (2016) Settling down to dine on a dioecious Gondwanan relict: why are Aacanthocnema dobsoni nymphs more abundant at the base of branchlets? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 159: 77-91 (doi: 10.1111/eea.12416)

Steinbauer MJ, Farnier K, Taylor GS & Salminen J-P (2016) Effects of eucalypt nutritional quality on the Bog gum-Victorian metapopulation of Ctenarytaina bipartita and implications for host and range expansion. Ecological Entomology 41: 211-225 (doi: 10.1111/een.12295) [Editor's Choice for Volume 41, Issue 2]

Wood RM, Peters RA, Taylor GS & Steinbauer MJ (2016) Characteristics of the signals of male Anoeconeossa bundoorensis Taylor and Burckhardt (Hemiptera: Aphalaridae) associated with female responsiveness. Journal of Insect Behavior 29: 1-14 (doi: 10.1007/s10905-015-9539-8)

Farnier K., Dyer A.G., Taylor G.S., Peters R.A. & Steinbauer M.J. (2015) Visual acuity trade-offs and microhabitat driven adaptation of searching behaviour in psyllids. Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 1564-1571. (doi: 10.1242/jeb.120808)

Farnier K & Steinbauer MJ (2015) Elevated anthocyanins protect young Eucalyptus leaves from high irradiance but also indicate foliar nutritional quality to visually-attuned psyllids. Ecological Entomology 41: 168-181 (doi: 10.1111/een.12286)

Steinbauer M.J., Wallis J.R., Davies N.W. & Watson S.J. (2015) Foliar quality of co-occurring mallee eucalypts: Balance of primary and secondary metabolites reflects past growing conditions. Chemoecology 25: 179-191. (doi: 10.1007/s00049-015-0187-4)

Steinbauer M.J., Sinai K.M.J, Anderson A., Taylor G.S. & Horton B.M. (2015) Trophic cascades in bell miner associated dieback forests: Quantifying relationships between leaf quality, psyllids and Psyllaephagus parasitoids. Austral Ecology 40: 77-89. (doi: 10.1111/aec.12170)

Farnier K., Dyer A.G. & Steinbauer M.J. (2014) Related but not alike: not all Hemiptera are attracted to yellow. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2: Article 67. (doi 10.3389/fevo.2014.00067)

Steinbauer M.J., Burns A.E., Hall A., Riegler M. & Taylor G.S. (2014) Nutrition enhancement of leaves by a psyllid through senescence-like processes: insect manipulation or plant defence? Oecologia 176: 1061-1074. (doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3087-3)

Lubanga U.K., Guedot C., Percy D.M & Steinbauer M.J. (2014) Semio-chemical and vibrational cues and signals mediating mate finding and courtship in Psylloidea (Hemiptera): a synthesis. Insects 5: 577-595. (doi 10.3390/insects5030577)

Hanrahan S.A., Steinbauer M.J.,  & Duncan F.D. (2014) Ant assemblages in a poorly sampled part of the arid Nama Karoo. African Entomology 22: 448-453.  (doi: 10.4001/003.022.0207)

Steinbauer M.J. (2013) Shoot feeding as a nutrient acquisition strategy in free-living psylloids. PLoS ONE 8(10): e77990 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077990)

Yuvaraj J.K., Andersson M.N., Steinbauer M.J., Farnier K. & Anderbrant O. (2013) Specificity of plant odour-detecting olfactory sensory neurons in Ctenarytaina eucalypti (Sternorrhyncha: Psyllidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 59: 542-551. (

Burckhardt D., Farnier K., Queiroz D.L., Taylor G.S. & Steinbauer M.J. (2013) Ctenarytaina bipartita sp. nov. (Hemiptera, Psylloidea), a new eucalypt psyllid from Southeast Australia. Zootaxa 3613:589-596. (

Taylor G.S., Farnier K., Burckhardt D. & Steinbauer M.J. (2013) Anoeconeossa bundoorensis sp. nov., a new psyllid (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) from Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. (Myrtaceae) from Southeast Australia. Zootaxa 3609:351-359. (

Steinbauer M.J., Haslem A. & Edwards E.D. (2012) Using meteorological and lunar information to explain catch variability of Orthoptera and Lepidoptera from 250 W Farrow light traps. Insect Conservation & Diversity 5:367-380. (doi:10.1111/j.1752-4598.2011.00170.x)

Chapuis M.P., Popple J.A., Simpson S.J., Deveson T., Spurgin P., Steinbauer M.J. & Sword G.A. (2011) Challenges to assessing connectivity between massive populations of the Australian plague locust. Proceedings of the Royal Society B–Biological Sciences 278:3152-3160. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.2605)

Steinbauer M.J. (2011) Relating rainfall and vegetation greenness to the biology of Spur-throated and Australian plague locusts. Agricultural & Forest Entomology 13:205-218. (doi:10.1111/j.1461-9563.2010.00518.x)

Steinbauer M.J. & Carroll A.L. (2011) Insights into herbivore distribution and abundance: oviposition preferences of western hemlock and phantom hemlock loopers. Canadian Entomologist 143:72-81 (doi:10.4039/n10-046)

Paine T.D., Steinbauer M.J. & Lawson S.A. (2011) Native and exotic pests of Eucalyptus: a worldwide perspective. Annual Review of Entomology 56:181-201 (doi/10.1146/annurev-ento-120709-144817)

Steinbauer M.J. (2010) Latitudinal trends in foliar oils of eucalypts: environmental correlates and diversity of chrysomelid leaf-beetles. Austral Ecology 35:205-214 (doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2009.02028.x)

Steinbauer M.J. (2009) Thigmotaxis maintains processions of late instar caterpillars of Ochrogaster lunifer. Physiological Entomology 34:345-349 (doi:10.1111/j.1365-3032.2009.00697.x)

Steinbauer M.J., Davies N.W., Gaertner C. & Derridj S. (2009) Epicuticular waxes and plant primary metabolites on the surfaces of juvenile Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens (Myrtaceae) leaves. Australian Journal of Botany 57:474-485 (doi:10.1071/BT09108)

Calas D., Marion-Poll F. & Steinbauer M.J. (2009) Tarsal taste sensilla of the autumn gum moth, Mnesampela privata: morphology and electrophysiological activity. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 133:186-192 (doi:10.1111/j.1570-7458.2009.00921.x)

Östrand F., Wallis I.R., Davies N.W., Matsuki M. & Steinbauer M.J. (2008) Causes and consequences of host expansion by Mnesampela privata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Journal of Chemical Ecology 34:153-167 (doi:10.1007/s10886-007-9422-y)

Steinbauer M.J. (2005) How does host abundance affect oviposition and fecundity of Mnesampela privata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)? Environmental Entomology 34:281-291 (doi:10.1603/0046-225X-34.2.281)

Steinbauer M.J. & Matsuki M. (2004) Suitability of Eucalyptus and Corymbia for Mnesampela privata (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) larvae. Agricultural & Forest Entomology 6:323-332 (doi:10.1111/j.1464-9555.2004.00238)

Steinbauer M.J., Östrand F., Bellas T.E., Nilsson A., Andersson F., Hedenström E., Lacey M.J. & Schiestl F.P. (2004) Identification, synthesis and activity of sex pheromone gland components of the autumn gum moth (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), a defoliator of Eucalyptus. Chemoecology 14:217-223 (doi:10.1007/s00049-004-0281-5)

Steinbauer M.J., Schiestl F.P. & Davies N.W. (2004) Monoterpenes and epicuticular waxes help female autumn gum moth differentiate between waxy and glossy Eucalyptus and leaves of different ages. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30:1117-1142 (doi:10.1023/B:JOEC.0000030267.75347.c1)