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Jumping spider (Salticidae) (photo by K. Darrow 2008)

Karolyn Darrow, Visual Information Specialist

  • Phone:   202-633-1038
  • Fax:   202-786-3141
  • E-mail Address:  
  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 165
    Washington, DC 20013-7012
  • Shipping Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th & Constitution NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0105
  • Education:
    BFA: SMU, Dallas
    MS: University of Colorado, Boulder

Duties & Interests:

My current duties in the Department of Entomology focus on providing members of the department with their digital photography and computer graphics needs. I am also tasked with management of the Department's web site.

Publications (as research collaborator):

Craft, K. J., S. U. Pauls, K. Darrow, S. E. Miller, P. D. N. Hebert, L. E. Helgen, V. Novotny, & G. D. Weiblen. (2010). Population genetics of ecological communities with DNA barcodes: An example from New Guinea Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (11):5041-5046 + supplemental material. pdf

Adamski, D., R. S. Copeland, S. E. Miller, P. D. N. Hebert, K. Darrow, and Q. Luke. 2010. A review of African Blastobasinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Coleophoridae), with new taxa reared from native fruits in Kenya. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 630:vi + 68 pdf

Holloway, J. D., S. E. Miller, D. M. Pollock, L. Helgen, & K. Darrow. 2009. GONGED (Geometridae of New Guinea Electronic Database): a progress
report on development of an online facility of images. Pp. 122-123 in: Hausmann, A. (ed.): Proceedings of the fifth Forum Herbulot 2008. Global strategies for plotting geometrid biodiversity in web-based databases (Munich, ZSM, 24-28 June 2008). Spixiana 32:122-123 pdf

Hulcr, J., S. E. Miller, G. P. Setliff, K. Darrow, N. D. Mueller, P. D. N. Hebert, and G. D. Weiblen. 2007. DNA barcoding confirms polyphagy in a generalist moth, Homona mermerodes (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 7:549-557. pdf

Novotny, V., S. E. Miller, Y. Basset, L. Cizek, K. Darrow, B. Kaupa, J. Kua, and G. D. Weiblen. 2005. An altitudinal comparison of caterpillar (Lepidoptera) assemblages on Ficus trees in Papua New Guinea. Journal of Biogeography 32: 1303-1314. pdf

V. G. Springer and G. David Johnson. 2004. Study of the dorsal gill-arch musculature of Teleostome Fishes, with special reference to the Actinopterygii. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington, number 11, (2 vols: text, 260 pp; plates, 205) pdf (sample pages)

Novotny, V., S. E. Miller, L. Cizek, J. Leps, M. Janda, Y. Basset, G. D. Weiblen and K. Darrow. 2003. Colonising Aliens: Caterpillars (Lepidoptera) Feeding on Piper aduncum and P. umbellatum in Rainforests of Papua New Guinea. Ecological Entomology 28(6):704-716.

Novotny, V., S. E. Miller, Y. Basset, L. Cizek, P. Drozd, K. Darrow, and J. Leps. 2002. Predictably Simple:  Communities of Caterpillars (Lepidoptera) Feeding on Rainforest Trees in Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 269:2337-2344. pdf

Thorington, R. W., Jr., K. Darrow, and C. G. Anderson. 1998. Wing Tip Anatomy and Aerodynamics in Flying Squirrels. Journal of Mammalogy 79(1): 45-250 pdf

Thorington, R. W., Jr., K. Darrow, and A. D. K. Betts. 1997. Comparative Myology of the Forelimb of Squirrels (Sciuridae). Journal of Morphology 234:155-182 pdf

Thorington, R. W., Jr. and K. Darrow. 1996. Jaw Muscles of Old World Squirrels. Journal of Morphology 230:145-165. pdf

Thorington, R. W., Jr., A. L. Musante, C. G. Anderson, and K. Darrow. 1996. Validity of three Genera of Flying Squirrels: Eoglaucomys, Glaucomys, and Hylopetes. Journal of Mammalogy 77(1): 69-83. pdf

...just the illustrations (a small sampling):

Erwin, T.L. and D.L. Pearson. 2008. A Treatise on the Western Hemisphere Caraboidea (Coleoptera), Their Classification, Distributions, and Ways of Life. Volume II. Carabidae – Nebriiformes 2 – Cicindelidae. 365 pp, 33 plates. Pensoft Series Faunistica 84, Pensoft, Sofia. (photo illustrations)

Henry, T.J. 2007. A New Crataegus-feeding Plant Bug of the Genus Neolygus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) from the Eastern United States. Jeffersoniana. 17:1-10. pdf - illustrated plate (illustrated figure)

Brown, J. W., S.M. Miller, and M. Horak. 2003. Notes on New Guinea moths. 2. A new species of Xenothictis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Archipini). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 105: 1043-1052.

Trani, M. K., W. M. Ford, and B. R. Chapman (eds.) 2007. The Land Manager's Guide to Mammals of the South. The Nature Conservancy, Southeastern Region, Durham, NC, USA. 546 pp. (101 plates illustrating the dorsal, lateral and ventral views of the skulls of mammal species occurring in the southern United States. These pen & ink, stippled illustrations were prepared in 1995 and 1996.) pdf - sample pages (sample pages)

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