Theodore D. Sargent
- B.S., University of Massachusetts, 1958
- M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1960
- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1963
Research centers on problems which permit integrated field and laboratory
approaches. The experimental animals most frequently used are local birds
and insects. Major interest at present concerns the anti-predator
adaptations of moths and butterflies and the countering adaptations of their
avian predators. These studies are being related to broader issues in
genetics, ecology, and evolutionary biology.
(Last revised August 1996)
- Sargent TD. 1976. Legion of Night: The Underwing Moths. Univ. of
Mass. Press, 222 pp.
- Sargent TD. 1990. Industrial melanism in moths: a review and
reassessment. In Adaptive Coloration in Invertebrates, M Wicksten, ed.,
Texas A&M Press.
- Sargent TD. 1990. Startle as an anti-predator mechanism with special
reference to the underwing moths (Catocala). In Insect Defenses, D Evans
and J Schmidt, eds., SUNY Press.
- Sargent, T.D. 1995. On the relative acceptabilities of local butterflies
and moths to local birds. J. Lepidopterists' Society 49: 148-162.