M.Sc. Jonah M. Ulmer




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Functional morphology, hymenoptera systematics, paleoentomology

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  • Jonah M. Ulmer (2020): The Waterston's evaporatorium of Ceraphronidae: A morphological barcode to a cryptic taxon, ISH Congress Annual Meeting
  • Emily L. Sandall, Jonah M. Ulmer , István Mikó, Margaret Byron (2019): Digging into the mechanics of burrowing in dragonfly larvae, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
  • Robert Kresslein, Jonah M. Ulmer , John M. Heraty (2019): Entomological dentistry: Novel morphology of the parasitoid wasp mandible, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
  • Jonah M. Ulmer , István Mikó, Andrew R. Deans (2018): Waterston's Organ, Developments in Insect Morphology Through Modern Microscopy, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, CAN
  • Jonah M. Ulmer , István Mikó, Joyce Sakamoto, Andrew R. Deans (2017): CLSM reveals cryptic diversity in Aphanogmus Thomson (Hymenoptera : Ceraphronidae), Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO


  • Mikó, I., Masner, L., Ulmer, J. M., Raymond, M., Hobbie, J., Tarasov, S., ... & Talamas, E. J. (2021).  A semantically enriched taxonomic revision of Gryonoides Dodd, 1920 (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae), with a review of the hosts of Teleasinae. Journal of Hymenoptera Research87, 523.
  • Yip, E. C., Mikó, I., Ulmer, J. M., Cherim, N. A., Townley, M. A., Poltak, S., ... & Tooker, J. F. (2021). Giant polyploid epidermal cells and male pheromone production in the tephritid fruit fly Eurosta solidaginis (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Insect Physiology
  • Ulmer, J. M., Mikó, I., Deans, A. R., & Krogmann, L. (2021). The Waterston’s evaporatorium of Ceraphronidae (Ceraphronoidea, Hymenoptera): A morphological barcode to a cryptic taxon. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 85, 29.
  • Moser, M., Burks, R. A., Ulmer, J. M., Heraty, J. M., van de Kamp, T., & Krogmann, L. (2021). Taxonomic description and phylogenetic placement of two new species of Spalangiopelta (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae: Ceinae) from Eocene Baltic amber. PeerJ, 9, e10939.
  • Wanke, D., Ulmer, J. M., Wendt, I., & Rajaei, H. (2021). Updates on the Fixator—Facilitating the investigation, mounting, and photography of structures and specimens in liquid. Zootaxa, 4999(4), 397-400.


  • Ghisbain, G., Lozier, J. D., Rahman, S. R., Ezray, B. D., Tian, L., Ulmer, J. M., ... & Hines, H. M. Substantial genetic divergence and lack of recent gene flow support cryptic speciation in a colour polymorphic bumble bee (Bombus bifarius) species complex. (2020) Systematic Entomology.
  • Csősz, S., Seifert, B., Mikó, I., Boudinot, B. E., Borowiec, M. L., Fisher, B. L., ... Ulmer, J. M., & Elek, Z. (2020). Insect morphometry is reproducible under average investigation standards. Ecology and evolution.


  • Kamiński, M. J., Kanda, K., Lumen, R., Ulmer, J. M., Wirth, C. C., Bouchard, P., ... & Smith, A. D. (2019). A catalogue of the tribe Sepidiini Eschscholtz, 1829 (Tenebrionidae, Pimeliinae) of the world. ZooKeys, 844, 1.
  • Földvári, M., Mikó, I., Ulmer, J. M., dos Santos Rolo, T., Csősz, S., Pomiankowski, A., ... & van de Kamp, T. (2019). Jumping and Grasping: Universal Locking Mechanisms in Insect Legs. Insect Systematics and Diversity, 3(6), 3. 


  • Ulmer, J. M., Mikó, I., & Deans, A. R. (2018). Ceraphron krogmanni (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae), a new species from Lower Saxony with unusual male genitalia. Biodiversity data journal, (6).
  • Mikó, I., van de Kamp, T., Trietsch, C., Ulmer, J. M., Zuber, M., Baumbach, T., & Deans, A. R. (2018). A new megaspilid wasp from Eocene Baltic amber (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronoidea), with notes on two non-ceraphronoid families: Radiophronidae and Stigmaphronidae. PeerJ, 6, e5174.
  • Mikó, I., Trietsch, C., van de Kamp, T., Masner, L., Ulmer, J. M., Yoder, M. J., ... & Deans, A. R. (2018). Revision of Trassedia (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae), an Evolutionary Relict With an Unusual Distribution. Insect Systematics and Diversity, 2(6), 4.
  • Mikó I., Rahman S.R., Anzaldo S., van de Kamp T. ,Parslow B.A., Tatarnic N.J., Wetherington M.T., Anderson J., Schilder R.J., Ulmer J.M., Deans A.R., Hines H.M. (2018) Fat in the leg: function of the expanded hind leg in gasteruptiid wasps. Insect Systematics and Diversity, 3(1), 2.


  • Trietsch, C., Mikó, I., Ulmer, J. M., & Deans, A. R. (2017). Translucent cuticle and setiferous patches in Megaspilidae (Hymenoptera, Ceraphronoidea). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 60, 135.


Wissenschaftlicher Lebenslauf

Oktober 2019 - heute

  • Research Associate - PI Prof. Dr. Lars Krogmann, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart

Januar - Februar 2019

  • Junior Specialist - PI Dr. John Heraty, University of California Riverside

Mai 2018 - Dezember 2018

  • Research Assistant - PI Dr. István Mikó & Dr. Andrew R. Deans, Pennsylvania State University

Mai 2016 - August 2016

  • Biodiversity Intern - PI Dr. István Mikó & Dr. Andrew R. Deans, Pennsylvania State University

März 2016 - Mai 2018

  • Undergraduate Researcher - PI Dr. István Mikó & Dr. Andrew R. Deans, Pennsylvania State University

August 2015 - Februar 2016

  • Undergraduate Researcher - PI Dr. David Hughes, Pennsylvania State University

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 | Apes Valentes Undergraduate Research Award


  • 2017- Present | Entomological Society of America
  • 2019- Present | International Society of Hymenopterists