Fredrick Larabee

Fredrick Larabee
Postdoctoral Scientist
SEH 6310
[email protected]

Current Research

Functional Morphology and Evolution of Ants


PhD, Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2015

B.S., Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, 2004


Larabee, FJ, AA Smith, and AV Suarez. 2018. Snap-jaw morphology is specialized for high-speed power amplification in the Dracula ant, Mystrium camillae. Royal Society Open Science. 5:181447.

Matos-Maravi, P, NJ Matzke, FJ Larabee, RM Clouse, WC Wheeler, DM Sorger, AV Suarez, and M Janda. 2018. The taxon cycle revisited: contribution of non-neutral processes in the biogeography of an Indo-Pacific ant lineage (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Odontomachus). Molecular Ecology. 1–18. doi:10.1111/mec.14835

Gibson, JC, FJ Larabee, A Touchard, J Orivel, and AV Suarez. 2018. Mandible strike kinematics of the trap-jaw ant genus Anochetus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Zoology. 306: 119–128. doi:10.1111/jzo.12580.

Larabee, FJ, W Gronenberg, and AV Suarez. 2017. Performance and morphology of the trap-jaw ant Myrmoteras (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Experimental Biology. 220: 3062–3071. doi: 10.1242/jeb.156513.

Larabee, FJ, BL Fisher, CA Schmidt, P Matos-Maraví, M Janda, and AV Suarez. 2016. Molecular phylogenetics and diversification of trap-jaw ants in the genera Anochetus and Odontomachus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 103: 143–154. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.07.024.

Larabee, FJ and AV Suarez. 2015. Mandible-powered escape jumps in trap-jaw ants increase survival rates during predator-prey encounters. PLoS ONE. 10: 1–10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124871.

Larabee, FJ and AV Suarez. 2014. The functional morphology and evolution of trap-jaw ants. Myrmecological News. 20: 25-36.


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