The University of Texas at Austin
Laboratory of Mary Ann Rankin
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A boll weevil, grasshopper, milkweed bug, and golden orb spider on outlined orange elipse connected by a spider web.

Research in our laboratory focuses on the physiological basis of insect behavior and life history characteristics, including migration, reproduction, and diapause. Our approach is broad, encompassing endocrinology, neurobiology, and population biology.

Our current work examines two economically important herbivores: the cotton boll weevil Anthonomus grandis Boheman (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and the migratory grasshopper Melanoplus sanguinipes Fabricius (Orthoptera: Acrididae).


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School of Biological Sciences
Section of Integrative Biology
Contact : Tina Taub-Montemayor, Ph.D., Lab Coordinator
Website Created January 1999


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