W5185: Biological Control in Pest Management Systems of Plants

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Active

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2022 Publications


Abram, P. K., Wang, X.-G. Hueppelsheuser, T., Franklin, M. F., Daane, K. M., Lee, J. C., Lue, C.-H., Girod, P., Carrillo, J., Wong, W.H.L., Kula, R. R., Gates, M. W., Hogg, B. N., Moffat, C. E., Hoelmer, K. A., Sial, A. A. and Buffington, M. L. 2022. A coordinated sampling and identification methodology for larval parasitoids of spotted-wing drosophila. Journal of Economic Entomology 115(4): 922-942. doi: 10.1093/jee/toab237


Alred B*, N. Haan, D. A. Landis and M. Szűcs. 2022. Does the presence of the biological control agent, Hypena opulenta (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) on swallow-worts deter monarch oviposition? Environmental Entomology. 51:77-82  doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvab121

Alred B*, RA Hufbauer and M. Szűcs. 2022. Potential impact and phenology of the biological control agent, Hypena opulenta on Vincetoxicum nigrum in Michigan. Biocontrol Science and Technology doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2022.2040950

Barbar, Z., B. Parker & M. Skinner. 2022. Phytoseiidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) of Syria: new records and first description of the male of Eharius stathakisi Döker. Acarologia 62(1): 12-21. https://www1.montpellier.inrae.fr/CBGP/acarologia/article.php?id=4488


Batista, M.C., G.E. Heimpel, M. Bulgarella & M. Venzon. 2022. Diet breadth of the aphid predator Chrysoperla rufilabris Burmeister (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae).  Bulletin of Entomological Research 112: 528-535.


Beers, E. H., Beal, D., Smytheman, P., Abram, R., Schmidt-Jeffris, R., Moretti, E., Daane, K. M., Looney, C., Lue, C.-H., Buffington, M. L. 2022 First records of adventive populations of the parasitoids Ganaspis brasiliensis and Leptopilina japonica in the United States. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 91: 11–25. doi: 10.3897/jhr.91.82812


Bon, M.C., Kashefi, J., Guermache, F., Mediannikov, O. 2022. Molecular detection of wasps  parasitizing nymphal cattle fever ticks towards the study of temporal pattern of tick-parasitoid interaction. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. Donald C. Weber, Tara D. Gariepy, William R. Morrison III, editors. Online from British Columbia, Canada, March 15-17 and 22-24, 2022. 231 pp.  pages 5.6-5-9


Brito, A.G.V., J. A. Salas, G.E. Heimpel & M. Bulgarella. 2022. Use of artificial nest boxes by two species of small, arboreal mammals in Ecuadorian tropical dry forest.  Neotropical Biodiversity 8: 108-111.


Bulgarella, M., M.P. Lincango, P.L. Lahuatte, J.D. Oliver, A. Cahuana, I.E. Ramírez, R. Sage, A.J. Colwitz, D.A. Freund, J.R. Miksanek, R.D. Moon, C.E. Causton & G.E. Heimpel. 2022. Persistence of the invasive Darwin’s finch parasite Philornis downsi in the Galapagos Islands: an age-grading approach.  Scientific Reports 12: 2325.


Borowiec N & Sforza RFH (2022). Classical biological control. pp31-42. In "Extended Biocontrol. Eds: X. Fauvergue et al. Springer. 327p.


Burks, R., Dan Mitroiu, M., Fusu, L., Heraty, J.M., Janšta, P., Heydon, S., Dale-Skey Papilloud, N., Peters, R.S., Tselikh, E.V., Woolley, J.B., van Noort, S., Baur, H., Cruaud, A., Darling, D.C., Delvare, G., Gumovsky, A., Haas, M., Hanson, P., Krogmann, L., Rasplus, J.-Y. (in press) From hell’s heart I stab at thee! A determined approach towards a monophyletic Pteromalidae and reclassification of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Journal of Hymenoptera Research


Casiraghi,  A., J.S. Dregni, N.P. Hidalgo, J. Kaser, G.E. Heimpel, J. Selfa & M. Ferrer-Suay. 2022. Brachyptery analysis in Alloxysta (Hymenoptera: Figitidae): synonymy of A. curta as the brachypterous male of A. ramulifera in the Nearctic.  Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 124: 1-12.


Cave RD, Moore A. Biological control of cycad aulacaspis scale (webinar) [Internet]. 2022 Mar 8; University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam. Available from: https://aubreymoore.github.io/CAS-biocontrol-seminar/


Cave RD. Report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service – Pacific Islands Division on a visit to Guam March 3–17, 2022:  Observations, assessment and recommendations for applied biological control of the cycad Aulacaspis scale [Internet]. University of Florida, Indian RiverResearch and Education Center, Ft. Pierce, Florida; 2022 p. 31. Available from: https://github.com/aubreymoore/CAS-biocontrol-seminar/raw/main/Cave-CAS-report-2022.pdf


Cave RD, Moore A, Wright MG. Biological Control of the Cycad Aulacaspis Scale, Aulacaspis yasumatsui. In: Contributions of Classical Biological Control to US Food Security, Forestry, and Biodiversity [Internet]. 2022. Available from: https://github.com/aubreymoore/CAS/raw/main/CAS_Biocontrol.pdf


Clark, EI, EV Bitume, DW Bean, AR Stahlke, PA Hohenlohe, RA Hufbauer. 2022. Evolution of life history and dispersal traits during the range expansion of a biological control agent. Evolutionary Applications. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13502


Correa, M. C. G., Palero, F., Pacheco da Silva, V. C., Kaydan, M. B., Germain, J.-F., Abd-Rabou, S., Daane, K. M., Cocco, A., Poulin, E., and Malausa, T. 2022. Identifying cryptic species of Planococcus infesting vineyards to improve control efforts. Journal of Pest Science. doi.org/10.1007/s10340-022-01532-1


Cristofaro M, Sforza RFH, Roselli G. , Paolini A., Cemmi, S. Musmeci, G. Anfora, Valerio Mazzoni, Grodowitz M 2022. Sterile Insect Technique Applied to a Pentatomid Pest Species: Effects of Gamma Irradiation on the Longevity and Fertility of Bagrada hilaris Burmeister. subm. (to Insects on May 14th; resubm. July 10th; Accepted 27 August)


Cuny, M. A., la Forgia, D., Desurmont, G. A., Bustos‐Segura, C., Glauser, G., & Benrey, B. (2022). Top‐down cascading effects of seed‐feeding beetles and their parasitoids on plants and leaf herbivores. Functional Ecology.


Daane, K. M., da Silva, P. G., Stahl, J. M. Scaccini, D., and Wang, X.-G. 2022. Comparative life history parameters of three stink bug pest species. Environmental Entomology. 51(2): 430–439. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvac012


DaSilva A, Reddy AM, Pratt PD, Grewell BJ, Harms NE, Cibils-Stewart X, Cabrera Walsh G, Hernández MC, Faltlhauser A. Life history and host range of Sudauleutes bosqi, a biological control candidate for Ludwigia spp. in the U.S. Fl. Ent. 105: 243-249. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.105.0310


De Lillo, E., Marini, F., Cristofaro, M., Valenzano, D., Petanović, R., Vidović , B., Cvrković, T.,  Bon, M.C. 2022.  Integrative taxonomy and synonymization of Aculus mosoniensis (Acari: Eriophyidae), a potential biological control agent for tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima). Insects 2022, 13, 489.  https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13050489


Desurmont, G. A., Tannières, M., Roche, M., Blanchet, A., & Manoukis, N. C. (2022). Identifying an Optimal Screen Mesh to Enable Augmentorium-Based Enhanced Biological Control of the Olive Fruit Fly Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) and the Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Insect Science, 22(3), 11.


Dodge, C., Kaur, N., Frey, M., and Mc Donnell, R.J. (in press) First record of the invasive slug Boettgerilla pallens Simroth, 1912 (Boettgerillidae) in Washington, U.S.A. Bulletin of the American Malacological Society


Gaskin, J.F., Goolsby, J.A., Bon, M.C., Cristofaro, M., Calatayud, P.A. 2022.  Identifying the geographic origins of invasive Guineagrass in the USA using molecular data. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1017/inp.2022.7


Gaskin, G. F., J. L. Littlefield, T. A. Rand, and N. M. West.  2022.  Variation in reproductive mode across the latitudinal range of invasive Russian knapweed, AoB PLANTS, Volume 14, Issue 4, August 2022, plac032, https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plac032


Goolsby, J.A., C. R. Hathcock, A. T. Vacek, R. R. Kariyat, P. J. Moran and M. Martinez Jimenez.  2020. No evidence of non-target use of native or economic grasses and broadleaf plants by Arundo donax biological control agents. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 8: 795-805. DOI: 10.1080/09583157.2020.1767038


Grettenberger, I.G., O. Daugovish, D. Hasegawa, P. Rugman-Jones, D. Nieto, and R. Lara. 2022. Improving diamondback pest management in California. CAPCA 25: 56-61.


Gutiérrez Illán, J., Acebes-Doria, A., Agnello, A. M., Alston, D. G., Andrews, H., Bergh, J. C., Bessin, R. T., Blaauw, B. R., Buntin, G. D., Burkness, E. C., Cullum, J. P., Daane, K. M., Fann, L. E., Fisher, J., Girod, P., Gut, L. J., Hamilton, G. C., Hoelmer, K. A., Hutchison, W. D., Jentsch, P. J., Joseph, S., Kennedy, G. G., Krawczyk, G., Kuhar, T. P., Leskey, T. C., Nielsen, A. L., Patel, D. K., Peterson, H. D., Reisig, D. R., Rijal, J. P., Sial, A. A., Spears, L. R., Stahl, J. M., Tatman, K. M., Taylor, S. V., Tillman, G., Toews, M. D., Villanueva, R. T., Walgenbach, J., F., Welty, C., Wiman, N. G., Wilson, J. K., Zalom, F. G., Zhu, G., and Crowder, D. W. 2022. Evaluating invasion risk and population dynamics of the brown marmorated stink bug across the conterminous USA. Pest Management Science doi: 10.1002/ps.7113


Hedstrom, et al. 2022. IPM for Pollinator Protection. Video series. Oregon IPM Center, Oregon State University. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjj0mn2BUdH2hMSIIUYC2y9hVwQvZtZtV


Hogg, B.N., I.M. Grettenberger, C.J. Borkent, K. Stokes, F.G. Zalom, C.H. Pickett. 2022.Natural biological control of Bagrada hilaris by egg predators and parasitoids in north-central California. Biological Control 171: 104942.


Hogg, B. N., Lee, J. C., Rogers, M., Worth, L., Nieto, D., Stahl, J. M., and Daane. K. M. 2022. Releases of the parasitoid Pachycrepoideus vindemiae for augmentative biological control of spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii. Biological Control 168: 104865. Doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2022.104865


Hougardy, E.; Hogg, B.N. Factors affecting progeny production and sex ratio of Gryon aetherium (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), a candidate biological control agent for Bagrada hilaris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Insects 13: 1010. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13111010


Hougardy E, Hogg BN, Wang X, Daane KM. 2022. Discrimination abilities and parasitism success of pupal parasitoids towards spotted-wing drosophila pupae previously parasitized by the larval parasitoid Ganaspis brasiliensis (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), Environ. Entomol. (in press). https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvac083


Ingwell, L.L. 2022. Mite management. Veg. Crops Hotline. Issue 709.


Jardeleza, M-K G, JB Koch, IS Pearse, CK Ghalambor, RA Hufbauer. 2022. The roles of phenotypic plasticity and adaptation in morphology and performance of an invasive species in a novel environment. Ecological Entomology. 47:25-37 https://doi.org/10.1111/een.13087


Jarrett BJM*, S. Linder*, PD Fanning, R. Isaacs and M. Szűcs. 2022. Limited gains in native parasitoid performance on an invasive host beyond three generations of selection. Evolutionary Applications. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13504. Open Access

Jarrett BJM*, S. Linder*, PD Fanning, R. Isaacs and M. Szűcs. 2022. Experimental adaptation of native parasitoids to the invasive pest, Drosophila suzukii. Biological Control. 167: 104843 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2022.104843 (Open access)

Jarrett BJM*, M Szűcs. 2022. Traits across trophic levels interact to influence parasitoid establishment in biological control releases. Ecology and Evolution.  doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8654 (Open access)

Kafle, B.D., Nepal, K., Eigenbrode, S.D., Harmon, B.L., Schaffner, U. and Schwarzländer, M. 2022. Chemical ecology enables evaluation of host fidelity of a classical weed biological control agent with regard to native threatened and endangered plant species. Scientific Reports. Accepted.

Kahl, H. M., T. G. Mueller, B. N. Cass, X. Xi, E. Cluff, E. E. Grafton-Cardwell, and J. A. Rosenheim.  2022.  Herbivory by European earwigs (Forficula auricularia; Dermaptera: Forficulidae) on citrus species commonly cultivated in California.  Journal of Economic Entomology 115:852-862.

Karimzadeh, J, RA Hufbauer, BC Kondratieff, JG Hardin, AP Norton, 2022. A survey of the parisitoid complex of Dalmatian toadflax weevils in Colorado. Biological Control Science and Technology 32:663-669. https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2021.2013441


Leppla, N. C. 2022. Concepts and Methods of Quality Assurance for Mass-Reared Parasitoids and Predators, Chapter 9. In Juan Morales Ramos, David Shapiro and Guadalupe Rojas (Eds), Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens, 2nd Edition.


Leppla, N. C., Morales-Ramos, J. A., Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., and Rojas, M. G. 2022. Introduction, Chapter 1. In Juan Morales Ramos, David Shapiro and Guadalupe Rojas (Eds), Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens, 2nd Edition.

Leppla, N. C., K. J. Stacey, L. M. Rooney, K. M. Lennon, and A. C. Hodges. 2022. Stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) occurrence, reproduction, and injury to fruit in an organic tomato crop bordered by sorghum. J. Econ. Ent. XX: 1-14. (https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toac194)

Linder S*, BJM. Jarrett*, M. Szűcs. 2022. Non-target attack of the native stink, Podisus maculiventris by Trissolcus japonicus, comes with fitness costs and trade-offs. Biological Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2022.105107

Mc Donnell, R J., Colton, A.J., Howe, D.K., and Denver, D.R. (2022) Susceptibility of Testacella haliotidea (Testacellidae: Mollusca) to a U.S. strain of Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita (Rhabditidae: Nematoda). Biocontrol Science and Technology 32: 262-266.  https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2021.1975646


Milan, J., J. Littlefield, C.B. Randall, and J.E. Andreas. 2022. Rush Skeletonweed (Chrondrilla juncea): History and Ecology in North America. In: R.L. Winston, Ed. Biological Control of Weeds in North America. North American Invasive Species Management Association, Milwaukee, WI. NAISMA-BCW-2022-13-RUSH SKELETONWEED-P.


Millar, J. G., Zou, Y., Hall, D. R., Halloran, S., Pajares, J. A., Ponce-Herrero, L., Shates, T., Wilson, H., and Daane. K. M. 2022. Identification and synthesis of leptotriene, a unique sesquiterpene hydrocarbon from males of the leaffooted bugs Leptoglossus zonatus and L. occidentalis. Journal of Natural Products (online first) doi: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.2c00470


Monticelli, L.S., N. Desneux, A. Biondi, E. Mohl & G.E. Heimpel. 2022. Post-introduction changes of host specificity traits in the aphid parasitoid Lysiphlebus testaceipesEntomologia Generalis 42: 559-569.


Moore A, Andrew J. Monitoring Cycad Aulacaspis Scale (CAS), Aulacaspis yasumatsui, Infesting Cycas micronesica in the Tinian Conservation Plots using Sticky Traps [Internet]. 2022. Available from: https://github.com/aubreymoore/Tinian-CAS/raw/main/reports/ sticky_traps.pdf


Moore A, Andrew J. Monitoring Aulacaspis yasumatsui on Cycas micronesica in the Tinian Conservation Plots using Leaf Samples [Internet]. 2022. Available from: https://github.com/aubreymoore/Tinian-CAS/raw/main/reports/ leaf_samples.pdf


Moran PJ, DeClerck-Floate R, Hill MP, Raghu S, Paynter Q, Goolsby JA. 2022. Mass-production of insects for biological control of weeds: a global perspective. pp. 157-194 (Chapter 6) in Morales-Ramos J, Rojas G, Shapiro D, (Eds.), Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens, 2nd Edition.  Elsevier, San Diego, CA. ISBN: 978-0-12-822106-8.  https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822106-8.00014-2


Moran PJ, Goolsby JA. 2022. Biological control of arundo, an invasive grass threatening water resources and national security, pp. 373–389. In: Van Driesche RG., Winston RI, Perring TM, Lopez VM (eds.). Contributions of Classical Biological Control to the U.S. Food Security, Forestry, and Biodiversity. FHAAST-2019-05. USDA Forest Service, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. https://bugwoodcloud.org/resource/files/23194.pdf. The chapter only: https://bugwoodcloud.org/resource/files/25354.pdf.


Nobes, S., Herreid, J., Panter, K., and Jabbour, R. 2022. Insect visitors of specialty cut flowers in high tunnels. Journal of Economic Entomology 115: 909-913.


Olimpi, E. M., Garcia, K., Gonthier, D. J., Kremen, C., Snyder, W. E., Wilson-Rankin, E. E., & Karp, D. S. (2022). Semi-natural habitat surrounding farms promotes multifunctionality in avian ecosystem services. Journal of Applied Ecology, 59, 898-908. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14124

Pellissier, M.E., Rand, T.A., Murphy, M.A., and Jabbour, R. 2022. Landscape composition and management history affect alfalfa weevil but not its parasitoid. Environmental Entomology https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvac057


Paredes, D., J. A. Rosenheim, and D. S. Karp.  2022.  Causes and consequences of pest population stability in agricultural landscapes.  Ecological Applications.  DOI: 10.1002/eap.2607


Park, I., Schwarzländer, M., Eigenbrode, S.D., Harmon, B.L. Hinz, H.L., Schaffner, U. Non-destructive environmental safety assessment of threatened and endangered plants in weed biological control. PeerJ. Accepted.


Penca, C., Goltz, N. C., Hodges, A. C., Leppla, N. C., Eger, J. E., and Smith, T. R. 2022. Use of pyriproxyfen to induce oogenesis in diapausing Megacopta cribraria (Heteroptera: Plataspidae), and evaluation of pyriproxyfen-induced eggs for rearing the parasitoid Paratelenomus saccharalis (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Insects. 13, 89. (https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13010089Insects)


Ramirez, I.E., Causton, C.E., Gutierrez, G.A., Mosquera, D., Piedrahita, P., Heimpel, G.E. 2022.  Specificity within bird-parasite-parasitoid food webs: a novel approach for evaluating potential biological control agents of the Avian Vampire Fly. Journal of Applied Ecology 59: 2189-2198.


Rankin, D. T., Loope, K. J., & Wilson-Rankin, E. E. (2022). Seasonal phenology and colony longevity patterns in a predatory social wasp. Western North American Naturalist, 82(1), 146-154. https://doi.org/10.3398/064.082.0113

Rivers, A. R., Grodowitz, M.J., Miles, G.P., Allen, M.L., Elliott, B., Weaver, M., Bon, M.C., Rojas, M.G., Morales-Ramos,J.,  2022. Gross Morphology of Diseased Tissues in Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and Molecular Characterization of an Associated Microsporidian. Journal of Insect Science, 22( 2), March 2022, 4, https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieac013.


Rosenheim, J. A., E. Cluff, M. K. Lippey, B. N. Cass, D. Paredes, S. Parsa, D. S. Karp, and R. Chaplin-Kramer.  2022.  Increasing crop field size does not consistently exacerbate insect pest problems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119:e2208813119.


Rosenheim, J. A., and S. J. Schreiber.  2022.  Pathways to the density-dependent expression of cannibalism, and consequences for regulated population dynamics.  Ecology e3578.


Rossi-Stacconi, M. V., Wang, X.-G., Stout, A., Fellin, L., Daane, K. M., Biondi, A., Stahl, J. M., Buffington, M. L., Anfora, G., Hoelmer, K. A. 2022. Methods for rearing the parasitoid Ganaspis brasiliensis, a promising biological control agent for invasive Drosophila suzukii. JoVE Journal184 e63898. doi 10.3791/63898 (online: https://www.jove.com/v/63898)


Schurkman, J., Dodge, C., McDonnell, R., De Ley, I., and Dillman, A. (in press) Lethality of Phasmarhabditis nematode spp. (P. hermaphrodita, P. californica, and P. papillosa) to the Gray Field Slug Deroceras reticulatum on Canna Lilies in a Lath House. Agronomy


Schurkman, J., Tandingan De Ley, I., Anesko, K., Paine, T., Mc Donnell, R., and Dillman, A. (2022) Distribution of Phasmarhabditis (Nematode: Rhabditidae) and their gastropod hosts in California plant nurseries and garden centers. Frontiers in Plant Science 13: 856863. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.856863


Smith, O. M., Kennedy, C. M., Echeverri, A., Karp, D. S., Latimer, C. E., Taylor, J. M., Wilson-Rankin, E. E., Owen, J. P., & Snyder, W. E. (2022). Complex landscapes stabilize farm bird communities and their expected ecosystem services. Journal of Applied Ecology, 59(4), 927-941. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14104


Smith L, Park I. 2022. Conditions to terminate reproductive diapause of a univoltine insect: Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera: Apionidae), a biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Environ. Entomol. 51: 71-76.  https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvab110


Spring JF, Revolinski SR, Young FL, Lyon DJ, Burke IC (2022) Weak population differentiation and high diversity in Salsola tragus in the inland Pacific Northwest, USA. Pest Management Science 78:4728–4740.


Stacey, K. J. 2022. Rearing and parasitism of Trichopoda pennipes (Diptera: Tachinidae) on Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) for augmentative biological control. University of Florida, 81 p.


Stahlke, AR, EV Bitume, AZ Ozsoy, DW Bean, A Veillet, MI Clark, EI Clark, P Moran, RA Hufbauer, PA Hohenlohe. 2022. Hybridization and range expansion in tamarisk beetles (Diorhabda spp.) introduced to North America for classical biological control. Evolutionary Applications.  https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13325


Straser, R. K., Daane, K. M., Talamas, E, and Wilson, H. 2022. Evaluation of Hadronotus pennsylvanicum as a prospective biological control agent of Leptoglossus zonatus. BioControl 67:123–133. doi:10.1007/s10526-022-10131-z(0123456789().,-volV)(0123456789().,-volV)


Subedi, B., Schwarzländer, M., Eigenbrode, S.D., Harmon, B.L. and Weyl, P. Understanding the host finding behavior of a biological weed control candidate specialist as a contribution to pre-release risk assessments. BioControl. Accepted.


Sullivan, C.F., B.L. Parker & M. Skinner. 2022. A review of commercial Metharhizium- and Beauveria-based biopesticides for the biological control of ticks in the USA. Insects: 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/


Taylor, J. M., Smith, O. M., Edworthy, M., Kennedy, C. M., Latimer, C. E., Owen, J. P., Wilson-Rankin, E. E., & Snyder, W. E. (2022). Bird predation and landscape context shape arthropod communities on broccoli. Ornithological Applications, 124(2). https://doi.org/10.1093/ornithapp/duac005


Vidovic B, Petanovic RU, Di Cristina F, Cristofaro M, Marini F, Rector BG. 2022. A new Aculodes species (Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) described from an invasive weed by morphological, morphometric and DNA barcode analyses. Insects 13: 877.


Vincze, H.R. 2022.  A flying start for insects: Incorporating drones in the distribution of insects used as biological control agents.  MS Thesis.  New Mexico State University.  91pp.


Wilson, H., Hogg, B. N., Blaisdell, K. G. Anderson, J. C., Yazdani, A. S., Billings, A. C., Ooi, K. M., Almeida, R. P. P., Cooper, M. L., and Daane, K. M. 2022. Survey of vineyard insects and plants to identify potential insect vectors and non-crop reservoirs of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus. Phytofrontiers 2(1): 66-73 doi: 10.1094/PHYTOFR-04-21-0028-R


Wilson, H., Daane, K. M., Maccaro, J. J., Scheibner, R. S., Britt, K. E., Gaudin, A.C.M. 2022. Winter cover crops reduce spring emergence and egg deposition of overwintering navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in almonds. Environmental Entomology. (online first) doi: 10.1093/ee/nvac051


Zhang, J., Heraty, J.M., Darling, D.C., Kresslien, R.L., Baker, A.J., Torréns, J., Rasplus, J.-Y., Lemmon, A., Moriarty-Lemmon, E. (2022). Anchored phylogenomics and a revised classification of the planidial larva clade of jewel wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Systematic Entomology 47: 329–353. doi:10.1111/syen.12533


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