Dr. Sheryl A. Yap is MNH's curator for weevils and hoppers. She is currently Associate Professor 6 and the Director of the Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB. Sheng finishing her PhD studies in Forest Entomology with minor courses in Systematics and Taxonomy and Botany in 2014.

She received her MS in Entomology minor in Systematics and Taxonomy, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2004) and BS Agriculture major in Entomology (1999) from UPLB. 

She is a member of the following organizations: International Auchenorrhyncha Society, National Research Council of the Philippines, Philippine Association of Entomologists and Professional Association of Diver Instructors.

Selected Publications

  • MK Tan, JB Baroga-Barbecho, R Japir, AYC Chung, RBHA Wahab, SA YAP (2020) A taxonomic study on the Bornean and Philippines Sword-tailed Crickets in the genus Rhicnogryllus Chopard, 1925 (Orthoptera: Trgonidiidae; Trigonidiinae). Zootaxa 4763(2):217-23
  • D Kondoh, J Tomiyasu, R Itakura, M Sugahara, M Yanagawa, K Watanabe, PA Alviola, SA Yap, EA Cosico, FA Cruz, AR Larona, AJF Manalad, JS Masangkay, Y Sugiura, S Kyuwa, S Watanabe, Y Une, T Omatsu, H Bando, K Kato (2020) Comparative histological studies on properties of polysaccharides secreted by vomeronasal glands of eight Laurasiatheria species. Acta Histochemica 151515
  • MK Tan, XB Jin, JB Baroga-Barbecho, SA Yap (2020)Taxonomy and bioacoustics of Meconematinae (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from Laguna (Philippines: Luzon). Zootaxa 4732(4)
  • MK Tan, J Tumbrinck, JB Baroga-Barbecho, SA Yap (2019) A new species and morphometric analysis of Cladonotella (Tetrigidae: Cladonotinae). Journal of Orthoptera Research 28, 129
  • EJS Crispolon, SA Yap, A Soulier-Perkins (2019) Revision of the endemic Philippine Poeciloterpa Stål (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) with description of four new species. Zootaxa 4608(2)
  • MK Tan, JB Baroga-Barbecho, SA Yap (2019) An account on the Orthoptera from Siargao Island (Southeast Asia: Philippines: Mindanao. Zootaxa 4609(1)
  • MK Tan, S Ingrisch, JB Baroga-Barbecho, SA Yap (2019) New species of Ornebius (Orthoptera: Mogoplistidae; Mogoplistinae) from Siargao Island of the Philippines. Zootaxa 4590(1)
  • JB Baroga-Barbecho, SA Yap, MK Tan, T Robillard (2019) Taxonomic review of the genus Paranisitra Chopard (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Eneopterinae: Nisitrini) with description of a new species from Mindanao. Zootaxa 4568(1)
  • MK Tan, JB Baroga-Barbecho, SA Yap (2019) Taxonomic notes on Trigonidium and related groups with one new species from the Philippines (Orthoptera: Trigonidiidae; Trigonidiinae. Zootaxa 4564(2)
  • MK Tan, AV Gorochov, JB Baroga-Barbecho, SA Yap (2019) A new species of Landrevinae (Orthoptera) from the Philippines, with notes on Endodrelanva and Endolandrevus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae: Landrevini).Zootaxa 4544(2):285-295
  • MK Tan, S Ingrisch, T Robillard, JB Baroga-Barbecho, SA Yap (2018) New taxa and notes on spine-headed katydids (Orthoptera: Conocephalinae: Agraeciini) from the Philippines. Zootaxa 4462(3: 331-348
  • A Soulier-Perkins, M Navasero, S Yap, MR Wilson (2018) New species for Virgilia Stål, 1870 (Hemiptera, Lophopidae), genus review and key to species. Zootaxa 4415(1):135-149
  • BB Panabang, SA Yap, JR Adorada (2017 Field Studies of Insect Visitation and Notes on the Population Ecology of Nipa Palm, Nypa fruticans (Wurmb.)Philippine Agricultural Scientist 100(4):377-386
  • H Yoshitake, SA Yap (2017) Occurrence of Hypurus bertrandi (Perris)(Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Ceutorhynchinae) in the Philippines. Elytra, Tokyo, New Series 7(2):517-518
  • AK Amarga, IL Lit, Jr., PA Alviola, SA Yap (2017) Checklist of ectoparasitic arthropods among cave-dwelling bats from Marinduque Island, Philippines. Check List 13(1)
  • C Medina, F Ceballo, S Bacud, SA Yap, P Barcial, I Pangga, M Montecalvo, M Sison, B Revilleza, J Macaraig, S Trinidad (2017) Insect pests and diseases of rice and banana under different Philippine climate types. Philippine Journal of Crop Science (2017)
  • SA Yap, AK Amarga, J Constant (2017) The new polillensis group in the lanternfly genus Pyrops: Taxonomy, distribution and host plant (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae). Belgian Journal of Entomology 55:1-14
  • AK Amarga, SA Yap (2017) Search for the blind vampire: First record of Eoctenes Kirkaldy in Southern Luzon, (Hemiptera: Polyctenidae), with key to the Cimicoidea ectoparasitic on bats in the Philippines. Halteres 8:25-29
  • JB Baroga, SA Yap, T Robillard (2016) Two new species of Eneopterinae crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) from Luzon, Philippines. Zootaxa 4139(1):93-105
  • SA Yap, T Bourgoin (2016) A new species of genus Ceropupa from Luzon, Philippines (Hemiptera: Derbidae: Sikaianini), with a key to the species of Ceropupa Emeljanov, 1996. Halteres 7:157-162.
  • RV Yasoña, SA Yap (2016) Cofana lineata (Distant), a new record for Luzon Island, with a checklist of known Philippine Cofana species (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Philippine Entomologist 30(1):17-20
  • T Robillard, SA Yap (2015) The Eneopterinae crickets from Leyte Island (Philippines) with description of two new species [Insecta: Orthoptera: Grylloidea: Gryllidae]. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 63
  • T Bourgoin, RR Wang, M Asche, H Hoch, A Soulier-Perkins, A Stroiński, SA Yap, J Szwedo (2015) From micropterism to hyperpterism: recognition strategy and standardized homology-driven terminology of the forewing venation patterns in planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha). Zoomorphology 134(1):63-77
  • T Robillard, SA Yap, MV Yngente (2013) Systematics of cryptic species of Lebinthus crickets in Mount Makiling (Grylloidea, Eneopterinae. Zootaxa 3693(1):49-63
  • M Boulard, SA Yap (2013) Une nouvelle espèce de Psithyristria Stål de l’île de Luçon (Philippines)(Hemiptera, Cicadidae, Psithyristriini). Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 118(3:285-288
  • IL Lit, Jr., MT Caasi-Lit, EA Benigno, AFB Ramal, SA Yap, GD Sapin, OL Eusebio, AR Larona (2012) Non-target organisms on Bt corn hybrids MON89034 and MON89034/NK603: Part 2. Functional guilds of arthropods in regulated field trial sites during dry season in Luzon and Mindanao, Philippines. Philippine Entomologist 26(1)28-53
  • IL Lit Jr, MT Caasi-Lit, AFB Ramal, SA Yap, GD Sapin, OL Eusebio, AR Larona (2011) Non-target organisms on Bt corn MON89034 and MON89034/NK603: Part I. Abundance and diversity of canopy-and ground surface-dwelling arthropods in regulated field trial sites during dry season in Luzon and Mindanao, Philippines. Philippine Entomologist 25(2):131-155
  • SA Yap (2008) Checklist of the Metapocyrtus complex (Curculionidae: Entiminae: Pachyrrhynchini) of the Philippines. Asia Life Sciences 17(2):249-260
  • SA Yap (2007) From forests to farms: emergence of genus Metapocyrtus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae: Pachyrrhynchini) as potential agricultural pest. Philippine Journal of Crop Science (2007)
  • SA Yap, VP Gapud (2007)Taxonomic review of the Genus Metapocyrtus Heller (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae. Philippine Entomologist 21(2):115-135