S1052: The Working Group on Improving Microbial Control of Arthropod Pests

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Inactive/Terminating

SAES-422 Reports




No publications listed at this time. Project was recently approved during Oct 2012.


Avery, P. B., Pick, D. A., Aristizábal, L. F., Kerrigan, J., Powell, C. A., Rogers, M. E., & Arthurs, S. P. (2013). Compatibility of Isaria fumosorosea (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae) Blastospores with agricultural chemicals used for management of the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Insects 4(4): 694-711.

Bitsadze, N., Jaronski, S., Khasdan, V., Abashidze, E., Abashidze, M., Latchininsky, A. Samadashvili, D., Sokhadze, I., Rippa, M., Ishaaya, I., and Horowitz, A.R. (2013). Joint action of Beauveria bassiana and the insect growth regulators diflubenzuron and novaluron, on the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria. Journal of Pest Science 86(2): 293-300.

Boetel, M.A., Majumdar, A., Jaronski, S.T., and Horsley, R.D. (2012). Cover crop and conidia delivery system impacts on soil persistence of Metarhizium anisopliae (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) in sugarbeet. Biocontrol Science and Technology 22(11): 1284-1304.

Park, S. J., Taylor, R. A. J., & Grewal, P. S. (2013). Spatial organization of soil nematode communities in urban landscapes: Taylor's Power Law reveals life strategy characteristics. Applied Soil Ecology, 64, 214-222.

Hajek, A. E., Longcore, J. E., Rabern Simmons, D., Peters, K., & Humber, R. A. (2013). Chytrid mycoparasitism of entomophthoralean azygospores. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 114(3): 333-336.

Huang, W. F., Solter, L. F., Yau, P. M., & Imai, B. S. (2013). Nosema ceranae escapes Fumagillin control in honey bees. PLoS pathogens 9(3): e1003185.

Jaronski, S.T. 2013. Mass production on Entomopathogenic fungi: State of the art. In, Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms. (J.A. Morales-Ramos, M. G. Rojas, and D.I. Shapiro-Ilan, Eds.) Elsevier Inc., Amsterdam. pp. 357-415.

Jaronski, S.T. 2013. Mycosis inhibits cannibalism by Melanoplus sanguinipes, M. differentialis, Schistocerca americana, and Anabrus simplex. Journal of Insect Science 13:122. Available online: http://www.insectscience.org/13.122.

Elmowitz, D. E., Ebssa, L., & Koppenhöfer, A. M. (2013). Overwintering behavior of the entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema scarabaei and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and their white grub hosts. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 148(3): 246-258.

Meikle, W.G., M.-C. Bon, S.C. Cook, C. Gracia, and S.T. Jaronski. 2013: Two strains of Pseudomonas fluorescens bacteria differentially affect survivorship of waxworm (Galleria mellonella) larvae exposed to an arthropod fungal pathogen, Beauveria bassiana. Biocontrol Science and Technology.

Petzold-Maxwell, J., Jaronski, S.T., Clifton, E.H., Dunbar, M.W., Jackson, M.A., and Gassman, A.J. (2013). Interactions among Bt maize, Entomopathogens, and rootworm species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the Field: Effects on Survival, Yield, and Root Injury. Journal of Economic Entomology 106(2): 622-632.

Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., Wright, S. E., Tuttle, A. F., Cooley, D. R., & Leskey, T. C. (2013). Using entomopathogenic nematodes for biological control of plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar: Effects of irrigation and species in apple orchards. Biological Control 67(2): 123-129.

Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., Gardner, W. A., Wells, L., Cottrell, T. E., Behle, R. W., & Wood, B. W. (2013). Effects of entomopathogenic fungus species, and impact of fertilizers, on biological control of pecan weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology 42(2): 253-261.

Tanaka, S., Miyamoto, K., Noda, H., Jurat?Fuentes, J. L., Yoshizawa, Y., Endo, H., & Sato, R. (2013). The ATP?binding cassette transporter subfamily C member 2 in Bombyx mori larvae is a functional receptor for Cry toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis. FEBS Journal.

Valles, S. M., Porter, S. D., Choi, M. Y., & Oi, D. H. (2013). Successful transmission of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 to Solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in oil, sugar, and cricket bait formulations. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology.



Aristizábal, L.F., Ortiz, A.L., Quintero, J.C., López-Nuñez, J.C., Arthurs, S.P. 2015. Effect of Colombian strains of Steinernema colombiense (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae) and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae) against Eurhizococcus colombianus (Hemiptera: Margarodidae) and Aeneolamia (Hemiptera: Cercopidae). Florida Entomologist 98: 981-983.Dolinski, C. D. I.

Shapiro-Ilan, and E. E. Lewis. 2015. Insect cadaver applications: pros and cons. Pp. 207-230, in: Campos-Herrera, R. (Ed.), Nematode Pathogenesis of Insects and Other Pests - Ecology and Applied Technologies for Sustainable Plant and Crop Protection. Springer Publishing.

Goble, T.A., Hajek, A.E., Jackson, M., Gardescu, S. 2015. Evaluating Metarhizium brunneum F52 microsclerotia applied in a hydromulch for potential control of adult Asian longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 108: 433-443.

Gumus, A. Karagoz, M., Shapiro-Ilan, D. and Hazir, S. 2015. A novel approach to biocontrol: release of live insect hosts pre-infected with entomopathogenic nematodes. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 130: 56-60.

Lacey, L. A., D. Grzywacz, D. I. Shapiro-Ilan, R. Frutos, M. Brownbridge, and M. S. Goettel. 2015. Insect pathogens as biological control agents: back to the future. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 132: 1-41.

Oi, D. H., Porter S. D., and Valles S. M. 2015. A review of the biological control of fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecol. News 21: 101-116.

Plowes, R.M., Becnel, J.J., LeBrun, E.G., Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Jones, N.T., and Gilbert, L.E. 2015. Myrmecomorba nylanderiae et sp. nov., a microsporidian parasite of the tawny crazy ant Nylanderia fulva. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 129: 45–56.

Shapiro-Ilan, D.I., Cottrell, T.E., Mizell, R.F. III., Horton, D.L., and Abdo, Z. 2015. Field suppression of the peachtree borer, Synanthedon exitiosa, using Steinernema carpocapsae: Effects of irrigation, a sprayable gel and application method. Biological Control 82: 7–12.

Shapiro-Ilan, D.I., Mizell, R.F. 2015. An insect pupal cell with antimicrobial properties that suppress an entomopathogenic fungus.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 124: 114–116.

Shapiro-Ilan, D. I. S. Hazir, and L. Leite. 2015. Viability and virulence of entomopathogenic nematodes exposed to ultraviolet radiation.  Journal of Nematology 47: 184–189.

Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., and Raymond, B. Limiting opportunities for cheating stabilizes virulence in insect parasitic nematodes. Evolutionary Applications. In Press. Accepted 11-16-2015.

Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., and C. Dolinski. 2015. Entomopathogenic nematode applications technology. Pp. 231-234, in: Campos-Herrera, R. (ed.), Nematode Pathogenesis of Insects and Other Pests - Ecology and Applied Technologies for Sustainable Plant and Crop Protection. Springer Publishing.

Tian, J., Diao, H., Liang, L., Arthurs, S., and Ma, R. 2015. Pathogenicity of Isaria fumosorosea to Bemisia tabaci, with some observations on the fungal infection process. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 130: 147-153.


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