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Refereed Publications (alphabetic)
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Adams, C. T., W. A. Banks, and J. K. Plumley. 1976. Polygyny in the tropical fire ant, Solenopsis geminata with notes on the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Florida Entomol. 59: 411-415.

Adams, C. T., J. K. Plumley, C. S. Lofgren, and W. A. Banks. 1976. Economic importance of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. I. Preliminary investigations on impact on soybean harvest. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 11: 165-169.

Adams, C. T., J. K. Plumley, W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1977. Impact of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), on harvest of soybeans in North Carolina. J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 93: 150-152.

Adams, C. T., and C. S. Lofgren. 1981. Red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Frequency of sting attacks on residents of Sumter County, Georgia. J. Med. Entomol. 18: 378-82.

Adams, C. T., T. E. Summers, C. S. Lofgren, F. A. Focks, and J. C. Prewitt. 1981. Interrelationship of ants and the sugarcane borer in Florida sugarcane fields. Environ. Entomol. 10: 415-418.

Adams, C. T., and C. S. Lofgren. 1982. Incidence of stings or bites of the red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and other arthropods among patients at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, USA. J. Med. Entomol. 19: 366-370.

Adams, C. T. 1983. Destruction of eggplants in Marion County, Florida by red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 66: 518-520.

Adams, C. T., W. A. Banks, C. S. Lofgren, B. J. Smittle, and D. P. Harlan. 1983. Impact of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), on the growth and yield of soybeans. J. Econ. Entomol. 76: 1129-1132.

Adams, C. T. 1986. Agricultural and medical impact of the imported fire ants, pp. 48-57. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants: Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Adams, C. T., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1988. Red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): correlation of ant density with damage to two cultivars of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.). J. Econ. Entomol. 81: 905-909.

Aldrich, J. R., P. W. Schaefer, J. E. Oliver, P. Puapoomchareon, C. J. Lee, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1997. Biochemistry of the exocrine secretion from Gypsy moth caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 90: 75-82.

Allen, C. R., K. G. Rice, D. P. Wojcik, and H. F. Precival. 1997. Effect of red imported fire ant envenomization on neonatal american alligators. J. Herpetology 31: 318-321.

Allen, H. R., S. M. Valles, and D. M. Miller. 2010. Characterization of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Virginia: social form genotyping and pathogen/parasitoid detection. Florida Entomol. 93: 80-88.

Allen, C., J. A. Briano, L. Varone, D. H. Oi, and S. M. Valles. 2010. Exploitation of a high genomic mutation rate in Solenopsis invicta virus 1 to infer demographic information about its host, Solenopsis invicta. J. Invert. Path. 105: 105-111.

Allen, C., S. M. Valles, and C. A. Strong. 2011. Multiple virus infections occur in individual polygyne and monogyne Solenopsis invicta ants. J. Invert. Pathol. 107: 107-111.

Alonso, L. E., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1997. Source of alate excitant pheromones in the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Insect Behav. 10: 541-555.

Alvarez, F. M., R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1987. Synthesis of homofarnesenes: Trail pheromone components of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Tetrahedron 43: 2897-2900.

Anderson, J. B., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1993. Magnetic orientation in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Naturwissenschaften 80: 568-570.

Andrade, P., Jr., and W. B. Wheeler. 1975. Identification of a Mirex Metabolite. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 14: 473-479.

Apperson, C. S., and C. T. Adams. 1983. Medical and agricultural importance of red imported fire ant. Florida Entomol. 66: 121-126.

Ascunce, M. S., N. Herbert, and A. M. Clark. 2009. Molecular identification of the economically important invasive citrus root Weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomol. 92: 167-172.

Ascunce, M. S., A. M. Bouwma, and D. D. Shoemaker. 2009. Characterization of 24 microsatellite markers in 11 species of fire ants in the genus Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Mol. Ecol. Resour. 9: 1475-1479.

Ascunce, M. S., S. M. Valles, D. H. Oi, D. D. Shoemaker, R. M. Plowes, L. E. Gilbert, E. G. Lebrun, H. Sanchez-Arroyo, and S. Sanchez-Pena. 2010. Molecular diversity of the microsporidium Kneallhazia solenopsae reveals an expanded host range among fire ants in North America. J. Invert. Pathol. 105: 279-288.

Ascunce, M. S., C. C. Yang, J. Oakey, L. Calcaterra, W. J. Wu, C. J. Shih, T. Goudet, J., K. G. Ross, and D. Shoemaker. 2011. Global invasion history of the fire Ant Solenopsis invicta. Science 331: 1066-1068.

Avery, S. W., D. P. Jouvenaz, W. A. Banks, and D. W. Anthony. 1977. Virus-like particles in a fire ant, Solenopsis sp., (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Brazil. Florida Entomol. 60: 17-20.

Bakonyi, T., B. Bonning, D. Lightner, Y. C. Chen, N. Nakashima, S. M. Valles, and P. Christian. 2011. Family Dicistroviridae, pp. 840-845. In A. M. Q. King, M. J. Adams, E. B. Carstens and E. J. Lefkowitz [eds.], Virus Taxonomy. Elsevier, Oxford.

Bakonyi, T., B. C. Bonning, D. V. Lightner, Y. C. Chen, N. Nakashima, S. M. Valles, and P. Christian. 2011. Iflaviridae, pp. 846-849. In A. M. Q. King, M. J. Adams, E. B. Carstens and E. J. Lefkowitz [eds.], Virus Taxonomy. Elsevier, Oxford.

Banks, W. A., C. S. Lofgren, and C. E. Stringer, Jr. 1964. Laboratory evaluation of certain chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides against the imported fire ant. J. Econ. Entomol. 57: 298-299.

Banks, W. A., C. E. Stringer, Jr., W. F. Barthel, and C. S. Lofgren. 1966. Control of imported fire ants with nonachlor. J. Econ. Entomol. 59: 465-467.

Banks, W. A., C. E. Stringer, C. S. Lofgren, N. W. Pierce, and F. J. Bartlett. 1970. Fur-Ag(r): An alternate carrier for soybean oil-mirex bait for control of the imported fire ant. J. Econ. Entomol. 63: 1990-1991.

Banks, W. A., C. E. Stringer, and N. W. Pierce. 1971. Effect of toxicant concentration and rate of application of mirex bait on control of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 6: 205-207.

Banks, W. A., G. P. Markin, J. W. Summerlin, and C. S. Lofgren. 1972. Four mirex bait formulations for control of the red imported fire ant. J. Econ. Entomol. 65: 1468-1470.

Banks, W. A., J. K. Plumley, and D. M. Hicks. 1973. Ploygyny <SIC> in a colony of the fire ant Solenopsis geminata. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 66: 234-235.

Banks, W. A., D. P. Jouvenaz, C. S. Lofgren, and D. M. Hicks. 1973. Evaluation of coatings for corncob grit-soybean oil bait used to control imported fire ants. J. Econ. Entomol. 66: 241-244.

Banks, W. A., C. S. Lofgren, D. P. Jouvenaz, D. P. Wojcik, and J. W. Summerlin. 1973. An improved mirex bait formulation for control of imported fire ants. Environ. Entomol. 2: 182-185.

Banks, W. A., B. M. Glancey, C. E. Stringer, D. P. Jouvenaz, C. S. Lofgren, and D. E. Weidhaas. 1973. Imported fire ants: Eradication trials with mirex bait. J. Econ. Entomol. 66: 785-789.

Banks, W. A., D. M. Hicks, J. K. Plumley, D. P. Jouvenaz, D. P. Wojcik, and C. S. Lofgren. 1976. Imported fire ants: 10-5, an alternate formulation of mirex bait. J. Econ. Entomol. 69: 465-467.

Banks, W. A., C. S. Lofgren, C. E. Stringer, and R. Levy. 1977. Laboratory and field evaluation of several organochlorine and organophosphorus compounds for control of imported fire ants. USDA, ARS, ARS-S-169, 13 p.

Banks, W. A., C. S. Lofgren, and J. K. Plumley. 1978. Red imported fire ants: Effects of insect growth regulators on caste formation and colony growth and survival. J. Econ. Entomol. 71: 75-78.

Banks, W. A., C. S. Lofgren, and D. P. Wojcik. 1978. A bibliography of imported fire ants and the chemicals and methods used for their control. USDA, ARS, ARS-S-180, 35 p.

Banks, W. A., H. L. Collins, D. F. Williams, C. E. Stringer, C. S. Lofgren, D. P. Harlan, and C. L. Mangum. 1981. Field trials with AC-217,300 a new amidinohydrazone bait toxicant for control of the red imported fire ant. Southwest. Entomol. 6: 158-164.

Banks, W. A., C. S. Lofgren, D. P. Jouvenaz, C. E. Stringer, P. M. Bishop, D. F. Williams, D. P. Wojcik, and B. M. Glancey. 1981. Techniques for collecting, rearing, and handling imported fire ants. USDA, SEA, AATS-S-21, 9 p.

Banks, W. A., and D. P. Harlan. 1982. Tests with the insect growth regulator, Ciba-Geigy CGA-38531 against laboratory and field colonies of red imported fire ants. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 17: 460-466.

Banks, W. A., D. P. Harlan, and C. E. Stringer. 1982. Effectiveness of emulsions and controlled-release granules of chlorpyrifos and isofenphos on red imported fire ants in cultivated fields. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 17: 259-265.

Banks, W. A., L. R. Miles, and D. P. Harlan. 1983. The effects of insect growth regulators and their potential as control agents for imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 66: 172-181.

Banks, W. A., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1985. Development of toxic baits for control of imported fire ants, pp. 133-143. In T. M. Kaneko and L. D. Spicer [eds.], Pesticide formulations and application systems: 4th Symp., Special Tech. Publ. 875. Amer. Soc. Test. Mater., Philadelphia.

Banks, W. A., D. P. Jouvenaz, D. P. Wojcik, and C. S. Lofgren. 1985. Observations on fire ants, Solenopsis spp., in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Sociobiology 11: 143-152.

Banks, W. A. 1986. Insect growth regulators for control of the imported fire ant, pp. 387-398. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants, biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Banks, W. A., D. F. Williams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1988. Effectiveness of fenoxycarb for control of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 81: 83-87.

Banks, W. A., and D. F. Williams. 1989. Competitive displacement of Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from baits by fire ants in Mato Grosso, Brazil. J. Entomol. Sci. 24: 381-391.

Banks, W. A. 1990. Chemical control of the imported fire ants, pp. 596-603. In R. K. Vander Meer, K. Jaffe and A. Cedeno [eds.], Applied myrmecology, a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Banks, W. A., C. T. Adams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1990. Damage to North Carolina and Florida highways by red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 73: 198-199.

Banks, W. A., C. T. Adams, C. S. Lofgren, and D. P. Wojcik. 1990. Imported fire ant infestation of soybean fields in the southern United States. Florida Entomol. 73: 503-504.

Banks, W. A., and C. S. Lofgren. 1991. Effectiveness of the insect growth regulator Pyriproxyfen against the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 26: 331-338.

Banks, W. A., C. T. Adams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1991. Damage to young citrus trees by the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 241-246.

Banks, W. A., A. S. Las, C. T. Adams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1992. Comparison of several sulfluramid bait formulations for control of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 27: 50-55.

Barron, A. B., R. Maleszka, R. K. Vander Meer, and G. E. Robinson. 2007. Octopamine modulates honey bee dance behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 104: 1703-1707.

Barron, A. B., J. Maleszka, R. Vander Meer, G. E. Robinson, and R. Maleszka. 2007. Comparing injection, feeding and topical application methods for treatment of honeybees with octopamine. J. Insect Physiol. 53: 187-194.

Barthel, W. F., and C. S. Lofgren. 1964. A comparison of some granular carriers for chlordan <sic> and heptachlor against the imported fire ant. J. Agric. Food Chem. 12: 339-342.

Bartlett, F. J., and C. S. Lofgren. 1961. Field studies with baits against Solenopsis saevissima v. richteri, the imported fire ant. J. Econ. Entomol. 54: 70-73.

Bartlett, F. J., and C. S. Lofgren. 1964. Control of a native fire ant, Solenopsis geminata, with mirex bait. J. Econ. Entomol. 57: 602.

Bishop, P. M., W. A. Banks, D. F. Williams, C. E. Stringer, J. A. Mitchell, and C. S. Lofgren. 1980. Simple nests for culturing imported fire ants. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 15: 300-304.

Boulay, R., T. Katzav-Govansky, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 2003. Colony insularity through queen control on worker social motivation in ants. Proc. Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences 270: 971-977.

Bouwma, A. M., and D. Shoemaker. 2011. Wolbachia wSinvictaA infections in natural populations of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta: Testing for phenotypic effects. Journal of Insect Science 11: 1-19 (available online: insectscience.org/11:11).

Briano, J., R. Patterson, and H. Cordo. 1995. Long term studies of the black imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) infected with a microsporidium. Environ. Entomol. 24: 1328-1332.

Briano, J., R. Patterson, and H. Cordo. 1995. Relationship between colony size of Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and infection with Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) in Argentina. J. Econ. Entomol. 88: 1233-1237.

Briano, J., R. S. Patterson, and H. Cordo. 1995. Colony movement of the black imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina. Environ. Entomol. 24: 1131-1134.

Briano, J., D. Jouvenaz, D. Wojcik, R. Patterson, and H. Cordo. 1995. Protozoan and fungal diseases in Solenopsis richteri, and S. quinquecuspis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Florida Entomol. 78: 531-537.

Briano, J. A., R. S. Patterson, J. J. Becnel, and H. A. Cordo. 1996. The black imported fire ant, Solenopsis richteri, infected with Thelohania solenopsae: intracolonial prevalence of infection and evidence for transovarial transmission. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 67: 178-179.

Briano, J. A., and D. F. Williams. 1997. Effect of the microsporidium Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporida: Thelohaniidae) on the longevity and survival of Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the laboratory. Florida Entomol. 80: 366-376.

Briano, J. A., L. A. Calcaterra, D. P. Wojcik, D. F. Williams, W. A. Banks, and B. S. Patterson. 1997. Abundance of the parasitic ant Solenopsis daguerrei (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in South America, a potential candidate for the biological control of the red imported fire ants in the United States. Environ. Entomol. 26: 1143-1148.

Briano, J. A., and D. F. Williams. 2002. Natural occurrence and laboratory studies of the fire ant pathogen Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporida: Burenellidae) in Argentina. Environ. Entomol. 31: 887-894.

Briano, J. A., L. A. Calcaterra, D. F. Williams, and D. H. Oi. 2002. Attempts to artificially propagate the fire ant parasite Solenopsis daguerrei (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina. Florida Entomol. 85: 518-520.

Briano, J. A., D. F. Williams, D. H. Oi, and L. R. Davis, Jr. 2002. Field host range of the fire ant pathogens Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporida: Thelohaniidae) and Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporida: Burenellidae) in South America. Biol. Control 24: 98-102.

Briano, J. A. 2005. Long term studies of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, infected with the microsporidia Vairimorpha invictae and Thelohania solenopsae in Argentina. Environ. Entomol. 34: 124-132.

Briano, J., L. Calcaterra, R. K. Vander Meer, S. M. Valles, and J. Livore. 2006. New survey for the fire ant microsporidia Vairimorpha invictae and Thelohania solenopsae in southern South America, with observations on their field persistence and prevalence of dual infections. Environ. Entomol. 35.

Burns, S. N., P. E. A. Teal, R. K. Vander Meer, J. L. Nation, and J. T. Vogt. 2002. Identification and action of juvenile hormone III from sexually mature alate females of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Insect Physiol. 48: 357-365.

Burns, K., R. K. Vander Meer, and P. E. A. Teal. 2005. The effect of age and social environment on dealation in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) female alates. Florida Entomol. 88: 452-457.

Burns, S. N., R. K. Vander Meer, and P. E. A. Teal. 2005. The effect of age and social environment on dealation in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) female alates. Florida Entomol. 88: 452-457.

Burns, S. N., R. Vander Meer, and P. E. A. Teal. 2007. Mating flight activity as dealation factors for red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) female alates. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 100: 257-264.

Burns, S. N., R. Vander Meer, and P. E. A. Teal. 2007. Juvenile hormone III concentrations in female reproductives of Solenopsis invicta Buren. J. Entomol. Sci. 42: 306-309.

Buschman, L. L., W. H. Whitcomb, R. C. Hemenway, D. L. Mays, N. Ru, N. C. Leppla, and B. J. Smittle. 1977. Predators of velvetbean caterpillar eggs in Florida soybeans. Environ. Entomol. 6: 403-407.

Calcaterra, L. A., J. A. Briano, and D. F. Williams. 1999. Field studies of the parasitic ant Solenopsis daguerrei (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on fire ants in Argentina. Environ. Entomol. 28: 88-95.

Calcaterra, L. A., J. A. Briano, and D. F. Williams. 2000. New host for the parasitic ant Solenopsis daguerrei (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina. Florida Entomol. 83: 363-365.

Calcaterra, L. A., J. A. Briano, D. F. Wiliams, and D. H. Oi. 2001. Observations on the sexual castes of the fire ant parasite Solenopsis daguerrei (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 84: 446-448.

Calcaterra, L. A., S. D. Porter, and J. A. Briano. 2005. Distribution and abundance of fire ant decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae: Pseudacteon), in three regions of southern South America. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 98: 85-95.

Calcaterra, L. A. 2007. Pseudacteon calderensis, a new fly species (Diptera: Phoridae) attacking the fire ant Solenopsis interrupta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in northwestern Argentina. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 100: 470-473.

Calcaterra, L. A., R. Vander Meer, J. P. Pitts, J. Livore, and N. D. Tsutsui. 2007. Survey of Solenopsis fire ants and their parasitoid flies (Diptera: Phoridae: Pseudacteon) in central Chile and Central Western Argentina. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 100: 512-521.

Caldera, E. J., K. G. Ross, C. DeHeer, and D. D. Shoemaker. 2008. Putative native source of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in the USA. Biol. Invasions 10: 1457-1479.

Callcott, A. M. A., D. H. Oi, H. L. Collins, D. F. Williams, and T. C. Lockley. 2000. Seasonal studies of an isolated red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) population in eastern Tennessee. Environ. Entomol. 29: 788-794.

Callcott, A. M. A., S. D. Porter, R. D. Weeks, Jr., L. C. Graham, S. J. Johnson, and L. E. Gilbert. 2011. Fire ant decapitating fly cooperative release programs (1994-2008): Two Pseudacteon species, P. tricuspis and P. curvatus, rapidly expand across imported fire ant populations in the southeastern United States. J. Insect Sci. 11:19 (available online: insectscience.org/11.19).

Carlson, D. A., W. A. Banks, and D. P. Wojcik. 1973. Distortion of mirex residues in insects owing to use of isopropyl alcohol as a collection solvent. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 9: 365-369.

Carlson, D. A., K. D. Konyha, W. B. Wheeler, G. P. Marshall, and R. G. Zaylskie. 1976. Mirex in the Environment: Its Degradation to Kepone and Related Compounds. Science 194: 939-941.

Carlson, D. A., J. A. Hogsette, D. L. Kline, C. D. Geden, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2006. Prevention of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) from entering simulated aircraft with commercial air curtain Units. Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 182-193.

Causton, C. E., C. R. Sevilla, and S. D. Porter. 2005. Eradication of the little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), from Marchena Island, Galàpagos: On the edge of success? Florida Entomol. 88: 159-168.

Choi, M. Y., and R. K. Vander Meer. 2009. Identification of a new member of the PBAN family of neuropeptides from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Insect Molecular Biology 18: 161-169.

Choi, M. Y., A. K. Raina, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2009. PBAN/pyrokinin peptides in the central nervous system of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Cell Tissue Res. 335: 431-439.

Choi, M. Y., R. K. Vander Meer, and S. M. Valles. 2010. Molecular diversity of PBAN family peptides from fire ants. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 74: 67-80.

Choi, M. Y., R. K. Vander Meer, D. D. Shoemaker, and S. M. Valles. 2011. PBAN gene architecture and expression in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Insect Physiol. 57: 161-165.

Choi, M. Y., and R. Vander Meer. 2012. Ant trail pheromone biosynthesis is triggered by a neuropeptide hormone. PLOS one 7 (11): e50400. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050400 1-7.

Choi, M. Y., and R. K. Vander Meer. 2012. Molecular structure and diversity of PBAN/pyrokinin family peptides in ants. Frontiers in Endocrinology 3: 1-8.

Choi, M. Y., R. K. Vander Meer, M. Coy, and M. E. Scharf. 2012. Phenotypic impacts of PBAN RNA interference in an ant, Solenopsis invicta, and a moth, Helicoverpa zea. Journal of Insect Physiology 58: 1159-1165.

Davis, L., and D. P. Jouvenaz. 1990. Obeza floridana, a parasitoid of Camponotus abdominalis foridanus (Buckley) from Florida (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae, Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 73: 335-337.

Davis, L. R., Jr., R. K. Vander Meer, and S. D. Porter. 2001. Red imported fire ants expand their range across the West Indies. Florida Entomol. 84: 735-736.

deShazo, R. D., C. Griffing, T. H. Kwan, W. A. Banks, and H. F. Dvorak. 1984. Dermal hypersensitivity reactions to imported fire ants. J. Aller. Clin. Immunol. 74: 841-847.

deShazo, R. D., B. T. Butcher, and W. A. Banks. 1990. Reactions to the stings of the imported fire ant. New England J. Med. 323: 462-466.

deShazo, R. D., and D. F. Williams. 1995. Multiple fire ant stings indoors. South. Med. J. 88: 712-715.

deShazo, R. D., D. F. Williams, and E. S. Moak. 1999. Fire ant attacks on residents in health care facilities: A report of two cases. Ann. Intern. Med. 131: 424-429.

Diffie, S., R. K. Vander Meer, and M. H. Bass. 1988. Discovery of hybrid fire ant populations in Georgia and Alabama. J. Entomol. Sci. 23: 187-191.

Drees, B. M., C. L. Barr, S. B. Vinson, R. E. Gold, M. E. Merchant, N. Riggs, L. Lennon, S. Russell, P. Nester, and D. H. Oi. 2000. Managing imprted fire ants in urban areas. Texas Agricultural Extension Service Regional Report: 1-18

Drees, B. M., B. Vinson, R. E. Gold, M. E. Merchant, E. Brown, K. Engler, M. Keck, P. Nester, D. Kostroun, K. Flanders, F. Graham, D. Pollet, L. Hooper-Bui, P. Beckley, P. M. Horton, T. Davis, W. Gardner, K. Loftin, K. Vail, R. Wright, W. Smith, D. C. Thompson, J. Kabashima, L. Blake, P. Koehler, D. Oi, and A. M. Callcott. 2006. Managing imported fire ants in urban areas. Texas Cooperative Extension, The Texas A&M University System, 22p.

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