Professor Emeritus, Curator EmeritusFacultyBiographyMy broad interests are in systematics and biogeography of Coleoptera. More specifically, my research is primarily on the large family Tenebrionidae, especially those of the Western Hemisphere. Since retirement (1992), I have concentrated on two major projects: a revision of the genus Eleodes and of the Neotropical Diaperini. I continue the seemingly endless task of compiling a catalog of the Tenebrionidae of the United States and Canada. That project has enabled me to spot groups in need of revision and gives me a broad perspective of the entire family.Recent PublicationsAlphabetical orderAalbu, Smith & Triplehorn. 2012. A revision of the Eleodes (subgenus Caverneleodes) with new species and notes on cave breeding Eleodes (Tenebrionidae: Amphidorini). Annales Zoologici, 62(2): 199-216.Thomas, Smith, Triplehorn & Aalbu. 2014. Walker’s Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Zootaxa, 3835(4): 583-592. Triplehorn. 2010. Notes on three species of Eleodes Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and description of a new species. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 64(4): 373-378. Triplehorn & Cifuentes Ruiz. 2011. A new species of Eleodes (Eleodes) from Mexico, with ecological and phenological notes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Zootaxa, 2937: 66-68.Triplehorn & Thomas. 2011. Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision of the subgenus Melaneleodes Blaisdell and Оmegeleodes, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Eleodini). Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 137(3+4): 251-281.