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2013

Porter, S. D., and L. A. Calcaterra. 2013. Dispersal and competitive impacts of a third fire ant decapitating fly (Pseudacteon obtusus) established in North Central Florida. Biological Control 64: 66-74.

Wang, J., Y. Wurm, M. Nipitwattanaphon, O. Riba-Grognuz, Y. Y. Huang, D. Shoemaker, and L. Keller. 2013. A Y-like social chromosome causes alternative colony organization in fire ants. Nature 493: 664-668.

Weldon, P. J., Y. J. Cardoza, R. Vander Meer, J. W. Daly, and T. F. Spande. 2013. Contact toxicities of anuran skin alkaloids against the fire ant (Solenopsis invicta). Naturwissenschaften 100: 185-192.

2012

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.

Grotheer, P., S. M. Valles, A. Simonne, J. M. Kim, and M. R. Marshall. 2012. PolyphenolL oxidase inhibitor(s) from German cockroach (Blatettella germanica) extract. Journal of Food Biochemistry 36: 292-300.

Ingram, K. K., A. Kutowoi, Y. Wurm, D. Shoemaker, R. Meier, and G. Bloch. 2012. The molecular clockwork of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. PLOS one 7: e45715 (p. 1-11).

Lawson, L. L., R. Vander Meer, and D. Shoemaker. 2012. Male reproductive fitness and queen polyandry are linked to variation in the supergene Gp-9 in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 10: 1-6.

Oi, D. H., and S. M. Valles. 2012. Host specificity testing of the Solenopsis fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) pathogen, Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae), in Florida. Florida Entomologist 95: 509-512.

Oi, D. H., S. M. Valles, and S. D. Porter. 2012. The fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) pathogen, Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae), not detected in Florida. Florida Entomologist 95: 506-508.

Ometto, L., K. G. Ross, D. Shoemaker, and L. Keller. 2012. Disruption of gene expression in hybrids of the fire ants Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri. Molecular Ecology 21: 2488-2501.

Salomon, M., O. Malka, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 2012. The role of tyramine and octopamine in the regulation of reproduction in queenless worker honeybees. Naturwissenschaften 99: 123-131.

Solter, L. F., J. J. Becnel, and D. H. Oi. 2012. Microsporidian Entomopathogens, pp. 121-163. In F. E. Vega and H. K. Kaya [eds.], Insect Pathology, Second ed. Elsevier.

Suckling, D. M., L. D. Stringer, J. E. Corn, B. Bunn, A. M. El-Sayed, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2012. Aerosol delivery of trail pheromone disrupts the foraging of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Pest Management Science 68: 1572-1578.

Sulaiman, I. M., M. Anderson, D. H. Oi, S. Simpson, and K. Kerdahi. 2012. Multilocus genetic characterization of two ant vectors (Group II ‘‘Dirty 22’’ species) known to contaminate food and food products and spread foodborne pathogens. Journal of Food Protection 75: 1447-1452.

Valles, S. M. 2012. Positive-strand RNA viruses infecting the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Psyche 2012: Article ID 821591, 14 pages.

Valles, S. M., D. H. Oi, F. Yu, X. Tan, and E. A. Buss. 2012. Metatranscriptomics and pyrosequencing facilitate discovery of potential viral natural enemies of the invasive Caribbean crazy ant, Nylanderia pubens. PLOS one 7(2) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031828: e31828.

Valles, S. M., and N. Sabath. 2012. No evidence for translation of pog, a predicted overlapping gene of Solenopsis invicta virus 1. Virus Genes 45: 84-89.

Valles, S. M., and C. A. Strong. 2012. Confirmation of the genome position and mass of the viral protein, VP3, of Solenopsis Invicta Virus 1 (Picornavirales: Dicistroviridae) infecting the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicadae). Florida Entomologist 95: 494-496.

Valles, S. M., C. A. Strong, E. A. Buss, and D. H. Oi. 2012. Non-enzymatic hydrolysis of RNA in workers of the ant Nylanderia pubens. Journal of Insect Science 12:146: 1-7.

Vander Meer, R. K. 2012. Ant interactions with soil organisms and associated semiochemicals. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38: 728-745.

Yang, C. C., M. S. Ascunce, L. Z. Luo, J. G. Shao, C. J. Shih, and D. Shoemaker. 2012. Propagule pressure and colony social organization are associated with the successful invasion and rapid range expansion of fire ants in China. Molecul. Ecol. 21: 817-833.

Zhao, L., J. Chen, W. A. Jones, D. H. Oi, and B. M. Drees. 2012. Molecular comparisons suggest caribbean crazy ant from florida and rasberry crazy ant from Texas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Nylanderia) are the same species. Molecular Ecology and Evolution 41: 1008-1018.

2011

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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.

Fritz, G. N., A. H. Fritz, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2011. Sampling high-altitude and stratified mating flights of red imported fire ant. Journal of Medical Entomology 47: 508-512.

Gotzek, D., H. M. Robertson, Y. Wurm, and D. D. Shoemaker. 2011. Odorant binding proteins of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: An example of the problems facing the analysis of widely divergent proteins. PLoS One 6: 1-9.

Hunt, B. G., L. Ometto, Y. Wurm, D. Shoemaker, S. V. Yi, L. Keller, and M. A. D. Goodisman. 2011. Relaxed selection is a precursor to the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 15936-15941.

Ometto, L., D. Shoemaker, K. G. Ross, and L. Keller. 2011. Evolution of gene expression in fire ants: the effects of developmental stage, caste, and species. Molecul. Biol. Evol. 28: 1381-1392.

Porter, S. D., L. C. Graham, S. J. Johnson, L. G. Thead, and J. A. Briano. 2011. The large decapitating fly Pseudacteon litoralis (Diptera: Phoridae): Successfully established on fire ant populations in Alabama. Florida Entomol. 94: 208-213.

Sharma, K., R. K. Vander Meer, and H. Y. Fadamiro. 2011. Phorid fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis, response to alkylpyrazine analogs of a fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, alarm pheromone. Journal of Insect Physiology 57: 939-944.

Stringer, L. D., D. M. Suckling, D. Baird, R. K. Vander Meer, S. J. Christian, and P. J. Lester. 2011. Sampling efficacy for the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environ. Entomol. 40: 1276-1284.

Valles, S. M., J. J. Becnel, and R. M. Pereira. 2011. Kneallhazia carolinensae sp. nov., a microsporidian pathogen of the thief ant, Solenopsis carolinensis. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 108: 59-62.

Valles, S. M., and B. Bextine. 2011. Examination of host genome for the presence of integrated fragments of Solenopsis invicta virus 1. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 107: 212-215.

Vander Meer, R. K., and M. Y. Choi. 2011. Pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN)/Pyrokinin family of peptides and fire ants, Solenopsis spp. Formosan Entomol. 31: 133-147.

Wurm, Y., J. Wang, O. Riba-Grognuz, M. Corona, S. Nygaard, B. G. Hunt, K. K. Ingram, L. Falquet, M. Nipitwattanaphon, D. Gotzek, M. B. Dijkstra, J. Oettler, F. Comtesse, C. J. Shih, W. W.J., C. C. Yang, J. Thomas, E. Beaudoing, S. Pradervand, V. Flegel, E. D. Cook, R. Fabbretti, H. Stockinger, L. Long, W. G. Farmerie, J. Oakey, J. J. Boomsma, P. Pamilo, S. V. Yi, J. Heinze, M. A. D. Goodisman, L. Farinelli, K. Harshman, N. Hulo, L. Cerutti, I. Xenarios, D. Shoemaker, and L. Keller. 2011. The genome of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. PNAS 108: 5679-5684.

2010

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, 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.

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.

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.

Gotzek, D., J. Clarke, and D. D. Shoemaker. 2010. Mitochondrial genome evolution in fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 300.

Lavine, B. K., N. Mirjankar, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2010. Analysis of chemical signals in red fire ants by gas chromatography and pattern recognition techniques. Talanta 83: 216-224.

Oi, D. H., S. M. Valles, and J. A. Briano. 2010. Laboratory host specificity testing of the fire ant microsporidian pathogen Vairimorpha invictae (Microporidia: Burenellidae). Biological Control 53: 331-336.

Porter, S. D. 2010. Distribution of the Formosa strain of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) three and a half years after releases in North Florida. Florida Entomol. 93: 107-112.

Ross, K. G., D. Gotzek, M. S. Ascunce, and D. D. Shoemaker. 2010. Species delimitation: A case study in a problematic ant taxon. Syst. Biol. 59: 162-184.

Shoemaker, D. D., and M. S. Ascunce. 2010. A new method for distinguishing colony social forms of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Insect Sci. 10:73: (9 pages, available online: insectscience.org/10.73).

Suckling, D. M., L. D. Stringer, B. Bunn, A. M. El-Sayed, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2010. Trail pheromone disruption of red imported fire ant. J. Chem. Ecol. 36: 744-750.

Valles, S. M., C. Allen, L. Varone, and J. Briano. 2010. Complete genome sequence of an Argentinean isolate of Solenopsis invicta virus 3. Virus Genes 40: 293-297.

Valles, S. M., D. H. Oi, and S. D. Porter. 2010. Seasonal variation and the co-occurrence of four pathogens and a group of parasites among monogyne and polygyne fire ant colonies. Biol. Control 54: 342-348.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. A. Preston, and M. Y. Choi. 2010. Isolation of a pyrazine alarm pheromone component from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Chem. Ecol. 36: 163-170.

Yang, C. C., Y. C. Yu, S. M. Valles, D. H. Oi, Y. C. Chen, D. D. Shoemaker, W. J. Wu, and C. J. Shih. 2010. Loss of microbial (pathogen) infections associated with recent invasions of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Biol. Invasions 12: 3307-3318.

2009

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., 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.

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., 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.

Hahn, D. A., G. J. Ragland, D. D. Shoemaker, and D. L. Denlinger. 2009. Gene discovery using massively parallel pyrosequencing to develop ESTs for the flesh fly Sarcophaga crassipalpis. BMC Genomics 10: 234.

Kafle, L., W. J. Wu, R. K. Vander Meer, Y. Y. Huang, and C. J. Shih. 2009. Microencapsulated bait: Does it work with red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 53: 729-737.

Kafle, L., W. J. Wu, R. K. Vander Meer, and C. J. Shih. 2009. Effect of surfaces on the foraging efficiency of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Formosan Entomol. 29: 51-58.

Lalzar, I., T. Simon, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 2009. Alteration of cuticular hydrocarbon composition affects heterospecific nestmate recognition in the carpenter ant Camponotus fellah. Chemoecology DOI 10.1007/s00049-009-0030-x: (6 pages).

Oi, D. H., and B. M. Drees. 2009. Fire ant IPM, pp. 390-401. In E. B. Radcliffe, W. D. Hutchison and R. E. Cancelado [eds.], Integrated Pest Management: Concepts, tactics, strategies and case studies. Cambridge, New York.

Oi, D. H., S. D. Porter, S. M. Valles, J. A. Briano, and L. A. Calcaterra. 2009. Pseudacteon decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae): Are they potential vectors of the fire ant pathogens Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) and Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae)? Biol. Control 48: 310-315.

Oi, D. H., and S. M. Valles. 2009. Fire ant control with entomopathogens in the USA, pp. 237-257. In A. E. Hajek, T. R. Glare and M. O'Callaghan [eds.], Use of microbes for control and eradication of invasive arthropods. Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Oliver, J. B., R. K. Vander Meer, S. A. Ochieng, N. N. Youssef, E. Pantaleoni, F. A. Mrema, K. M. Vail, J. P. Parkman, S. M. Valles, W. G. Haun, and S. Powell. 2009. Statewide survey of imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Tennessee. J. Entomol. Sci. 44: 149-157.

Patrock, R. J. W., S. D. Porter, L. E. Gilbert, and P. J. Folgarait. 2009. Distributional patterns of Pseudacteon associated with the Solenopsis saevissima complex in South America. J. Insect Sci. 9:60, 17 pp. (available online: insectscience.org/9.60)

Steinberg, E. R., M. Nieves, M. S. Ascunce, A. M. Palermo, and M. D. Mudry. 2009. Morphological and genetic characterization of Saimiri boliviensis (Primates: Cebidae). Int. J. Primatol. 30: 29-41.

Valles, S. M., and Y. Hashimoto. 2009. Isolation and characterization of Solenopsis invicta virus 3, a new positive-strand RNA virus infecting the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Virology 388: 354-361.

Valles, S. M., D. H. Oi, and S. D. Porter. 2009. Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) Solenopsae infection rate of Pseudacteon curvatus flies determined by multiplex PCR. Florida Entomol. 92: 344-349.

Valles, S. M., L. Varone, L. Ramirez, and J. Briano. 2009. Multiplex detection of Solenopsis invicta viruses -1, -2 and -3. J. Virological Methods 162: 276-279.

Yang, C. C., D. D. Shoemaker, J. C. Wu, Y. K. Lin, C. C. Lin, W. J. Wu, and C. J. Shih. 2009. Successful establishment of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in Taiwan: insights into interactions of alternate social forms. Diversity and Distributions 15: 709-719.

2008

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.

Gardner, W. A., S. Diffie, R. K. Vander Meer, and M. A. Brinkman. 2008. Distribution of the fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) hybrid in Georgia. J. Entomol. Sci. 43: 133-137.

Gilbert, L. E., C. L. Barr, A. A. Calixto, J. L. Cook, B. M. Drees, E. G. Lebrun, R. J. W. Patrock, R. M. Plowes, S. D. Porter, and R. T. Puckett. 2008. Introducing phorid fly parasitoids of red imported fire ant workers from South America to Texas: Outcomes vary by region and by Pseudacteon species released. SW Entomol. 33: 15-29.

Hahn, D. A., A. R. Martin, and S. D. Porter. 2008. Body size, but not cooling rate, affects supercooling points in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Environ. Entomol. 37: 1074-1080.

Hashimoto, Y., and S. M. Valles. 2008. Infection characteristics of Solenopsis invicta virus 2 in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Invert. Pathol. 99: 136-140.

Hashimoto, Y., and S. M. Valles. 2008. Detection and quantitation of Solenopsis invicta virus-2 genomic and intermediary replicating viral RNA in fire ant workers and larvae. J. Invert. Path. 98: 243-245.

Kafle, L., W. J. Wu, R. K. Vander Meer, and C. J. Shih. 2008. Simplified approaches to determine the attractant preference of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Appl. Entomol. Zool. 43: 383-390.

Oi, D. H. 2008. Pharaoh ants and fire ants, pp. 175-209. In X. Bonnefoy, H. Kampen and K. Sweeney [eds.], Public Health Significance of Urban Pests. World Health Organization, Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Oi, D. H., D. F. Williams, R. M. Pereira, P. Horton, T. S. Davis, A. H. Hyder, H. T. Bolton, Z. B.C., S. D. Porter, A. L. Hoch, M. L. Boswell, and G. Williams. 2008. Combining biological and chemical controls for the management of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Amer. Entomol. 54(Spring): 46-55.

Porter, S. D., and S. Higashi. 2008. What should Japan be doing about S. invicta? [in Japanese], pp. 163-175. In S. Higashi, K. Ogata and S. D. Porter [eds.], Biology of Solenopsis invicta, especially behavioral ecology and molecular genetics [in Japanese]. Kaiyusha, Tokyo.

Ross, K. G., and D. D. Shoemaker. 2008. Estimation of the number of founders of an invasive pest insect population: the fire ant Solenopsis invicta in the USA. Proc. Royal Soc. B 275: 2231-2240.

Valles, S. M., and Y. Hashimoto. 2008. Characterization of structural proteins of Solenopsis invicta virus 1. Virus Research 136: 189-191.

Valles, S. M., R. M. Pereira, W. B. Hunter, D. H. Oi, C. A. Strong, P. M. Dang, and D. F. Williams. 2008. Solenopsis invicta viruses. United States Patent, Patent No. US 7,332,176 B1, Feb. 19, 2008

Valles, S. M., C. A. Strong, W. B. Hunter, P. M. Dang, R. M. Pereira, D. H. Oi, and D. F. Williams. 2008. Expressed sequence tags from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: Annotation and utilization for discovery of viruses. J. Invert. Pathol. 99: 74-81.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. A. Preston, and A. Hefetz. 2008. Queen regulates biogenic amine level and nestmate recognition in workers of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Naturwissenschaften 95: 1155-1158.

Yang, C. C., D. D. Shoemaker, W. J. Wu, and C. J. Shih. 2008. Population genetic structure of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, in Taiwan. Insectes Sociaux 55: 54-65.

2007

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gotzek, D., D. D. Shoemaker, and K. G. Ross. 2007. Molecular variation at a candidate implicated in the regulation of fire ant social behavior. PLoS ONE 2(11): 1-16 (e1088. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001088).

Hashimoto, Y., and S. M. Valles. 2007. Solenopsis invicta virus-1 tissue tropism and intra-colony infection rate in the red imported fire ant: A quantitative PCR-based study. J. Invert. Pathol. 96: 156-161.

Hashimoto, Y., S. M. Valles, and C. A. Strong. 2007. Detection and quantitation of Solenopsis invicta virus in fire ants by real-time PCR. J. Virological Methods 140: 132-139.

Henne, D. C., S. J. Johnson, and S. D. Porter. 2007. Status of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) in Louisiana. Florida Entomol. 90: 565-569.

King, J. R., and S. D. Porter. 2007. Body size, colony size, abundance, and ecological impact of exotic ants in Florida’s upland ecosystems. Evol. Ecol. Res. 9: 757-774.

Poinar, G. O., Jr., S. D. Porter, S. Tang, and B. C. Hyman. 2007. Allomermis solenopsii n. sp. (Nematoda: Mermithidae) parasitizing the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina. Syst. Parasitol. 68: 115-128.

Porter, S. D., S. M. Valles, T. S. Davis, J. A. Briano, L. A. Calcaterra, D. H. Oi, and A. Jenkins. 2007. Host specificity of the microsporidian pathogen Vairimorpha invictae at five field sites with infected Solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in northern Argentina. Florida Entomol. 90: 447-452.

Ross, K. G., M. J. B. Krieger, L. Keller, and D. D. Shoemaker. 2007. Genetic variation and structure in native populations of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta: evolutionary and demographic implications. Biol. J. Linnean Soc. 92: 541-560.

Valles, S. M. 2007. Ethanol preservation of fire ants allows for retrospective screening for Solenopsis invicta virus-1. Florida Entomol. 90: 577-578.

Valles, S. M., and S. D. Porter. 2007. Pseudacteon decapitating flies: potential vectors of a fire ant virus? Florida Entomol. 90: 268-270.

Valles, S. M., C. A. Strong, and Y. Hashimoto. 2007. A new positive-strand RNA virus with unique genome characteristics from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis incivta. Virology 365: 457-463.

Valles, S. M., C. A. Strong, D. H. Oi, S. D. Porter, R. M. Pereira, R. Vander Meer, Y. Hashimoto, L. M. Hooper-Bui, H. Sanchez-Arroyo, T. Davis, V. Karpakakunjaram, K. M. Vail, L. C. Graham, J. A. Briano, L. A. Calcaterra, L. E. Gilbert, R. Ward, K. Ward, J. B. Oliver, G. Taniguchi, and D. C. Thompson. 2007. Phenology, distribution, and host specificity of Solenopsis invicta virus-1. J. of Invert. Pathol. 96: 18-27.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. Morel. 2007. Oviposition process of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Queens. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 100: 758-762.

Vander Meer, R. K., R. M. Pereira, S. D. Porter, S. M. Valles, and D. H. Oi. 2007. Area-wide supression of invasive fire ant Solenopsis spp. populations, pp. 487-496. In M. J. B. Vreysen, A. S. Robinson and J. Hendrichs [eds.], Area-wide control of insect pests.

Zhang, R., Y. Li, and S. D. Porter. 2007. An overview of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in mainland China. Florida Entomol. 90: 723-731.

2006

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.

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.

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.

Fritz, G. N., R. K. Vander Meer, and C. A. Preston. 2006. Selective male mortality in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Genetics 173: 207-213.

Morrison, L. W., and S. D. Porter. 2006. Post-release host-specificity testing of Pseudacteon tricuspis, a phorid parasitoid of Solenopsis invicta fire ants. BioControl 51: 195-205.

Oi, D. H. 2006. Effect of mono- and polygyne social forms on transmission and spread of a microsporidium in fire ant populations. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 92: 146-151.

Oi, D. H., and F. M. Oi. 2006. Speed of efficacy and delayed toxicity characteristics of fast-acting fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) baits. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 1739-1748.

Pereira, R. M., and S. D. Porter. 2006. Range expansion of the fire ant decapitating fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis, eight to nine years after releases in North Florida. Florida Entomol. 89: 536-538.

Perera, O. P., S. M. Valles, T. B. Green, S. White, C. A. Strong, and J. J. Becnel. 2006. Molecular annalysis of an occlusion body protein from Culex nigripalpus nucleopolyhedrovirus (CuniNPV). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 91: 35-42.

Preston, C. A., G. N. Fritz, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2006. Prevalence of Thelohania Solenopsae infected Solenopsis invicta newly mated queens within areas of differing social from distributions. J. Invert. Path. 94: 119-124.

Shoemaker, D. D., C. DeHeer, M. J. B. Krieger, and K. G. Ross. 2006. Population genetics of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in the U.S.A. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 99: 1213-1233.

Streett, D. A., T. B. Freeland, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2006. Survey of imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Mississippi. Florida Entomol. 89: 91-92.

Valles, S. M., and Y. Chen. 2006. Serendipitous discovery of an RNA virus from the cricket, Acheta domesticus. Florida Entomol. 89: 282-283.

Valles, S. M., O. P. Perera, and C. A. Strong. 2006. Gene structure and expression of the glutathione S-transferase, SiGSTS1, from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 61: 239-245.

Vazquez, R. J., S. D. Porter, and J. A. Briano. 2006. Field release and establishment of the decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus on red imported fire ants in Florida. BioControl 51: 207-216.

2005

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.

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.

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.

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.

Folgarait, P. J., O. Bruzzone, S. D. Porter, M. A. Pesquero, and L. E. Gilbert. 2005. Biogeography and macroecology of phorid flies that attack fire ants in south-eastern Brazil and Argentina. J. Biogeography 32: 353-367.

Fuxa, J. R., Y. Y. Sokolova, M. L. Milks, A. R. Richter, D. F. Williams, and D. H. Oi. 2005. Prevalence, spread, and effects of the microsporidium Thelohania solenopsae released into populations with different social forms of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environ. Entomol. 34: 1139-1149.

Johnson, C. A., H. Topoff, R. K. Vander Meer, and B. Lavine. 2005. Do these eggs smell funny to you? Egg discrimination by Formica hosts of the slave-making ant, Polyergus breviceps (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Behavioral Ecol. & Sociobiol. 57: 245-255.

King, J. R., and S. D. Porter. 2005. Evaluation of sampling methods and species richness estimators for ants in upland ecosystems in Florida. Environ. Entomol. 34: 1566-1578.

Morrison, L. W., M. D. Korzukhin, and S. D. Porter. 2005. Predicted range expansion of the invasive fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, in the Eastern United States based on the VEMAP global warming scenario. Diversity & Distributions 11: 199-204.

Morrison, L. W., and S. D. Porter. 2005. Phenology and parasitism rates in introduced populations of Pseudacteon tricuspis, a parasitoid of Solenopsis invicta. BioControl 50: 127-141.

Morrison, L. W., and S. D. Porter. 2005. Testing for population-level impacts of introduced Pseudacteon tricuspis flies, phorid parasitoids of Solenopsis invicta fire ants. Biological Control 33: 9-19.

Oi, D. H., J. A. Briano, S. M. Valles, and D. F. Williams. 2005. Transmission of Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae) infections between red imported Wre ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) colonies. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 88: 108-115.

Porter, S. D. 2005. A simple design for a rain-resistant pitfall trap. Insectes Sociaux 52: 201-203.

Porter, S. D., and L. E. Gilbert. 2005. Parasitoid case history: an evaluation of methods used to assess host ranges of fire ant decapitating flies, pp. 634-650. In M. S. Hoddle [ed.], Second international symposium on biological control of arthropods, Davos, Switzerland, September 12-16, 2005. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, USDA Forest Service, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; FHTET-2005-08.

Valles, S. M., and R. M. Pereira. 2005. Solenopsis invicta transferrin: cDNA cloning, gene architecture, and up-regulation in response to Beauveria bassiana infection. Gene 358: 60-66.

Valles, S. M., and R. M. Pereira. 2005. Developmental expression of a transferrin in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Florida Entomologist 88: 541-543.

Valles, S. M., and C. A. Strong. 2005. Solenopsis invicta virus-1A (SINV-1A): Distinct species or genotype of SINV-1? Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 88: 232-237.

Vazquez, R. J., and S. D. Porter. 2005. Re-confirming host specificity of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) after field release in Florida. Florida Entomol. 88: 107-110.

2004

Katzav-Govansky, T., R. Boulay, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 2004. In-nest environment modulates nestmate recognition in the ant camponotus fellah. Naturwissenschaften 91: 186-190.

King, J. R., and S. D. Porter. 2004. Recommendations on the use of alcohols for preservation of ant specimens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 51: 1-6.

Morrison, L. W. 2004. Spatiotemporal variation in antlion (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) denisty and impacts on ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and generalized arthoropd foraging. Ann. Entomol. Soc.Am. 97: 913-922.

Morrison, L. W., and J. R. King. 2004. Host location behavior in a parasitoid of imported fire ant. J. Insect Behavior 17: 367-383.

Morrison, L. W., S. D. Porter, E. Daniels, and M. D. Korzukhin. 2004. Potential global range expansion of the invasive fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Biol. Invasions 6: 183-191.

Oi, D. H. 2004. Ants, pp. 120-126. In J. L. Capinera [ed.], Encyclopedia of Entomology. KluwerAcademic Publishers, Norwell, MA.

Oi, D. H., S. M. Valles, and R. M. Pereira. 2004. Prevalence of Theolohania solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) infection in monogyne and polygyne red imported fire ant (Hymenopera: Formicidae). Environ. Entomol. 33: 340-345.

Oi, D. H., C. A. Watson, and D. F. Williams. 2004. Monitoring and management of red Imported fire ant in a tropical fish farm. Florida Entomol. 87: 522-527.

Ownley, B. H., R. M. Pereira, W. E. Klingerman, N. B. Quigley, and B. M. Leckie. 2004. Beauveria-bassiana, a dual purpose biocontrol organism, with activity against insect pests and plant pathogens, pp. 55-69. In R. T. Lartey and A. T. Caesar [eds.], Emerging Concepts in Plant Health Management. Research Signpost??, Kerala, India.

Pereira, R. M. 2004. Occurence of Myrmicinosporidium durum in red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, and other new host ant in eastern United States. J. Inververt. Pathol. 86: 38-44.

Porter, S. D., and L. E. Gilbert. 2004. Assessing host specificity and field release potential of fire ant decapitating flies (Phoridae: Pseudacteon), pp. 152-176. In R. G. Van Driesche, T. Murray and R. Reardon [eds.], Assessing host ranges for parasitoids and predators used for classical biological control: a guide to best practice. FHTET-2004-03, USDA Forest Service, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Porter, S. D., L. A. Nogueira de Sá, and L. W. Morrison. 2004. Establishment and dispersal of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis in North Florida. Biol. Control 29: 179-188.

Valles, S. M. 2004. Insecticides, pp. 1191-1197. In J. L. Capinera [ed.], Encyclopedia of Entomology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA.

Valles, S. M., and J. A. Briano. 2004. Presence of Thelohania Solenopsae and Vairimorpha invicta in South American Populations of Solenopsis invicta. Florida Entomol. 87: 625-627.

Valles, S. M., D. H. Oi, J. A. Briano, and D. F. Williams. 2004. Simultaneous setection of Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: burenellidae) and Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) in fire ant by PCR. Florida Entomol. 87: 85-87.

Valles, S. M., C. A. Strong, P. M. Dang, W. B. Hunter, R. M. Pereira, D. H. Oi, A. M. Shapiro, and D. F. Williams. 2004. A picorna-like virus from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: initial discovery, genome sequence, and characterization. Virology 328: 151-157.

Vander Meer, R. K. 2004. Social insect pheromones, pp. 2040-2046. In J. L. Capinera [ed.], Encyclopedia of Entomology. KluwerAcademic Publishers, Norwell, MA.

Vazquez, R. J., S. D. Porter, and J. A. Briano. 2004. Host specificity of a new biotype of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) from Northern Argentina. Environ. Entomol. 33: 1436-1441.

Williams, D. F., and R. D. Deshazo. 2004. Biological control of fire ant: an update on new techniques. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 93: 15-22.

2003

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.

Fritz, G. N., and R. K. Vander Meer. 2003. Sympatry of polygyne and monogyne colonies of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 96: 86-92.

Graham, L. C., S. D. Porter, and V. E. Bertagnolli. 2003. Phorid flies in Alabama: a tale of two species. J. Agric. Urban Entomol. 20: 165-171.

Graham, L. C., S. D. Porter, R. M. Pereira, H. D. Dorough, and A. T. Kelley. 2003. Field releases of the decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) for control of imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. Florida Entomol. 86: 334-339.

Lavine, B. K., C. Davidson, R. K. Vander Meer, S. Lahav, V. Soroker, and A. Hefetz. 2003. Genetic algorithms for deciphering the complex chemosensory code of social insects. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 66: 51-62.

Morrison, L. W., and S. D. Porter. 2003. Positive association between densities of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, and generalized ant and arthropod diversity. Environ. Entomol. 32: 548-554.

Oi, D. H., and D. F. Williams. 2003. Thelohania solenopsae (Microporidia: Thelohaniidae) infection in reproductives of red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and its implication for intercolony transmission. Environ. Entomol. 32: 1171-1176.

Pereira, R. M. 2003. Areawide suppression of fire ant populations in pastures: project update. J.Agric. Urban Entomol. 20: 123-130.

Shapiro, A. M., J. J. Becnel, D. H. Oi, and D. F. Williams. 2003. Ultrastructural characterization and further transmission studies of Thelohania solenopsae from Solenopsis invicta pupae. J. Invertebrate Pathol. 83: 177-180.

Valles, S. M., and R. M. Pereira. 2003. Hydramethylnon Potentiation in Solenopsis invicta by Infection with the Microsporidian Thelohania solenopsae. Biological Control 27: 95-99.

Valles, S. M., and R. M. Pereira. 2003. Use of ribosomal DNA sequence data to characterize and detect a neogregarine pathogen of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenotera: Formicidae). J. Intervertebrate Pathology 84: 114-118.

Valles, S. M., O. P. Perera, and C. A. Strong. 2003. Purification, biochemical characterization, and cDNA cloning of a Glutathione S-transferase from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Insect Biochem. and Molecular Biol. 33: 981-988.

Valles, S. M., and S. D. Porter. 2003. Identification of polygyne and monogyne fire ant colonies (Solenopsis invicta) by multiplex PCR of Gp-9 alleles. Insectes Sociaux 50: 1-2.

Vogt, J. T., S. D. Porter, D. A. Nordlund, and R. Smith. 2003. A modified rearing system for production of Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae), a parasitoid of imported fire ants. Biol. Control 28: 346-353.

Vogt, J. T., D. A. Streett, R. M. Pereira, and A. A. Callcott. 2003. Mississippi areawide fire ant suppresion progrm: unique aspects of working with black and hybrid imported fire ant. J. Agric. and Urban Entomol. 20: 105-111.

Wetterer, J. K., and S. D. Porter. 2003. The little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata: distribution, impact, control. Sociobiology 42: 1-41.

Williams, D. F., D. H. Oi, S. D. Porter, R. M. Pereira, and J. A. Briano. 2003. Biological control of imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Amer. Entomol. 49: 150-163.

Yi, G. B., W. D. McClendon, D. Desaiah, J. Goddard, A. Lister, J. E. Moffitt, R. K. Vander Meer, R. D. Deshazo, K. S. Lee, and R. W. Rockhold. 2003. Fire ant venom alkaloid, isosolenopsin A, is a potenet and selective inhibitor of neuronal nitric oxide synthase. International Journal of Toxicology 22: 81-86.

Zacaro, A. A., and S. D. Porter. 2003. Female reproductive system of the decapitating fly Pseudacteon wasmanni Schmitz (Diptera: Phoridae). Arthropod Struct. Dev. 31: 329-337.

2002

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., 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., 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.

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.

James, S. S., R. M. Pereira, K. M. Vail, and B. H. Ownley. 2002. Survival of imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) species subjected to freezing and near-freezing temperatures. Environ. Entomol. 31: 127-133.

Johnson, C. A., H. Topoff, R. K. Vander Meer, and B. Lavine. 2002. Host queen killing by slave-maker ant queen: When is a host queen worth attacking? Anim. Behav. 64: 807-815.

Morrison, L. W. 2002. Long-term impacts of an arthropod-community invasion by the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Ecology 83: 2337-2345.

Oi, D. H., and D. F. Williams. 2002. Impact of Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) on polygyne colonies of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 95: 558-562.

Pereira, R. M., D. F. Williams, J. J. Becnel, and D. H. Oi. 2002. Yellow-head disease caused by a newly discovered Mattesia sp. in populations of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 81: 45-48.

Valles, S. M., D. H. Oi, O. P. Perera, and D. F. Williams. 2002. Detection of Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by multiplex PCR. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 81: 196-201.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. E. Alonso. 2002. Queen primer pheromone affects conspecific fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) aggression. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 51: 122-130.

Vander Meer, R. K., T. J. Slowik, and H. G. Thorvilson. 2002. Semiochemicals released by electrically stimulated red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta. J. Chem. Ecol. 28: 2585-2600.

Wuellner, C. T., S. D. Porter, and L. E. Gilbert. 2002. Eclosion, mating, and grooming behavior of the parasitoid fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae). Florida Entomol. 85: 563-566.

2001

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.

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.

Johnson, C. A., R. K. Vander Meer, and B. Lavine. 2001. Changes in the cuticular hydrocarbon profile of the slave-maker ant queen, Polyergus breviceps Emery, after killing a Formica host queen (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 27: 1787-1804.

Kemp, S. F., R. D. deShazo, J. E. Moffitt, D. F. Williams, and W. A. Buhner, II. 2001. Expanding habitat of the imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta): a public health concern. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 105: 683-691.

Korzukhin, M. D., S. D. Porter, L. C. Thompson, and S. Wiley. 2001. Modeling temperature-dependent range limits for the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the United States. Environ. Entomol. 30: 645-655.

Lahav, S., V. Soroker, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 2001. Segregation of colony odor in the desert ant Cataglyphis Niger. J. Chemical Ecology 27: 927-943.

Oi, D. H., J. J. Becnel, and D. F. Williams. 2001. Evidence of intracolony transmission of Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae) in red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and the first report of spores from pupae. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 78: 128-134.

Porter, S. D., and M. A. Pesquero. 2001. Illustrated key to Pseudacteon decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae) that attack Solenopsis saevissima complex fire ants in South America. Florida Entomol. 84: 691-699.

Vander Meer, R. K., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 2001. Repellent for ants. U.S. Patent, #6,294,577 B1

Vander Meer, R. K., and S. D. Porter. 2001. Fate of newly mated queens introduced into monogyne and polygyne Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) colonies. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 94: 289-297.

Williams, D. F., H. L. Collins, and D. H. Oi. 2001. The red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): an historical perspective of treatment programs and the development of chemical baits for control. Am. Entomol. 46: 146-159.

Wojcik, D. P., C. R. Allen, R. J. Brenner, E. A. Forys, D. P. Jouvenaz, and R. S. Lutz. 2001. Red imported fire ants: impact on biodiversity. Amer. Entomol. 47: 16-23.

2000

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.

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.

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

Moser, B. A., J. J. Becnel, and D. F. Williams. 2000. Morphological and molecular characterization of the Thelohania solenopsae complex (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae). J. Invert. Pathology 75: 174-177.

Oi, D. H., K. M. Vail, and D. F. Williams. 2000. Bait distribution among multiple colonies of pharaoh ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 1247-1255.

Porter, S. D. 2000. Host specificity and risk assessment of releasing the decapitating fly, Pseudacteon curvatus, as a classical biocontrol agent for imported fire ants. Biol. Control 19: 35-47.

Porter, S. D., and J. Briano. 2000. Parasitoid-host matching between the little decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus from Las Flores, Argentina and the black fire ant Solenopsis richteri. Florida Entomol. 83: 422-427.

Shatters, R. G., Jr., and R. K. Vander Meer. 2000. Characterizing the interaction between fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and developing soybean plants. J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 1680-1687.

Thompson, L. C., S. D. Porter, and M. D. Korzukhin. 2000. The model analysis of the potential temperature-dependent range for the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta in the United States [in Russian]. Problems of Ecological Monitoring and Ecosystem Modelling 27: 275-286.

Vander Meer, R. K., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 2000. Repellent for ants. U.S. Patent; 6,071,973

Wojcik, D. P., R. J. Burges, C. M. Blanton, and D. A. Focks. 2000. An improved and quantified technique for marking individual fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 83: 74-78.

1999

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.

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.

Lahav, S., V. Soroker, A. Hefetz, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1999. Direct behavioral evidence for hydrocarbons as ant recognition discriminators. Naturwissenschaften 86: 246-249.

Morrison, J. E., D. F. Williams, and D. H. Oi. 1999. Effect of crop seed water content on the rate of seed damage by red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 92: 215-219.

Morrison, L. W., S. D. Porter, and L. E. Gilbert. 1999. Sex ratio variation as as function of host size in Pseudacteon flies (Diptera: Phoridae), parasitoids of Solenopsis fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 66: 257-267.

Porter, S. D. 1999. FORMIS : a master bibliography of ant literature. USDA-ARS, CMAVE, Gainesville, FL.

Porter, S. D., and L. E. Alonso. 1999. Host specificity of fire ant decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae) in laboratory oviposition tests. J. Econ. Entomol. 92: 110-114.

Shattuck, S. O., S. D. Porter, and D. P. Wojcik. 1999. Solenopsis invicta Buren, 1972 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): proposed conservation of the specific name. Bull. Zool. Nomencl. 56: 27-30.

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1999. Attractant for social pest insects. U.S. Patent #5,897,859

Williams, D. F., D. H. Oi, and G. J. Knue. 1999. Infection of red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) colonies with the entomopathogen Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 92: 830-836.

1998

DuBois, M. B., and L. R. Davis, Jr. 1998. Stenamma foveolocephalum (=S. carolinense) rediscovered (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Sociobiology 32: 125-138.

Lahav, S., V. Soroker, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 1998. Nestmate recognition in the ant Cataglyphis niger: do queens matter? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 43: 203-212.

Moser, B. A., J. J. Becnel, J. Maruniak, and R. S. Patterson. 1998. Analysis of the ribosomal DNA sequence of the Microsporidia Thelohania and Vairimorpha of fire ants. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 72: 154-159.

Pesquero, M. A., H. G. Fowler, and S. D. Porter. 1998. The social parasitic ant, Solenopsis (=Labauchena) daguerrei (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Rev. Biol. Trop. 46: 464-465.

Porter, S. D. 1998. Biology and behavior of Pseudacteon decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae) that parasitize Solenopsis fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 81: 292-309.

Porter, S. D. 1998. Host-specific attraction of Pseudacteon flies (Diptera: Phoridae) to fire ant colonies in Brazil. Florida Entomol. 81: 423-429.

Sivinski, J. M., J. E. Lloyd, S. N. Beshers, L. R. Davis, R. G. Sivinski, S. R. Wing, R. T. Sullivan, P. E. Cushing, and E. Petersson. 1998. A natural history of Pleotomodes needhami Green (Coleoptera: Lampyridae): A firefly symbiont of ants. Coleop. Bull. 52: 23-30.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. E. Alonso. 1998. Pheromone directed behavior in ants, pp. 159-192. In R. K. Vander Meer, M. Breed, M. Winston and K. E. Espelie [eds.], Pheromone communication in social insects. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 368 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1998. Repellents for ants. United States Patent 5,721,274, Feb. 24, 1998. 16 p

Vander Meer, R. K., M. Breed, M. Winston, and K. E. Espelie. 1998. Pheromone communication in social insects : ants, wasps, bees, and termites. Westview Press, Boulder, Colo.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. Morel. 1998. Nestmate recognition in ants, pp. 79-103. In R. K. Vander Meer, M. Breed, M. Winston and K. E. Espelie [eds.], Pheromone communication in social insects. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 368 p.

Williams, D. F., G. J. Knue, and J. J. Becnel. 1998. Discovery of Thelohania solenopsae from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, in the United States. J. Inverteb. Pathol. 71: 175-176.

Zakharov, A. A., and S. D. Porter. 1998. Spatial structure and patterns of foraging trails in polygyne fire ants (Formicidae: Solenopsis). Rus. Entomol. J. 4: 3-8.

1997

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.

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.

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. 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.

Hoy, J. B., S. D. Porter, and P. G. Koehler. 1997. A microcomputer-based activity meter for multiple animals. J. Neurosci. Methods 72: 183-188.

Klotz, J. H., L. Greenberg, H. H. Shorey, and D. F. Williams. 1997. Alternative control strategies for ants around homes. J. Agric. Entomol. 14: 249-257.

Klotz, J. H., B. L. Reid, and D. F. Williams. 1997. Laboratory and field techniques for development and evaluation of a bait for urban pest ants. Recent Res. Devel. Entomol. 1: 83-91.

Klotz, J. H., K. M. Vail, and D. F. Williams. 1997. Liquid boric acid bait for control of structural infestations of pharaoh ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 90: 523-526.

Klotz, J. H., K. M. Vail, and D. F. Williams. 1997. Toxicity of a boric acid-sucrose water bait to Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 90: 488-491.

Morrison, J. E., D. F. Williams, D. H. Oi, and K. N. Potter. 1997. Damage to dry crop seed by red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 90: 218-222.

Porter, S. D., D. F. Williams, and R. S. Patterson. 1997. Rearing the decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) in imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis) from the United States. J. Econ. Entomol. 90: 135-138.

Porter, S. D., D. F. Williams, R. S. Patterson, and H. G. Fowler. 1997. Intercontinental differences in the abundance of Solenopsis fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): an escape from natural enemies? Environ. Entomol. 26: 373-384.

Vander Meer, R. K., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1997. Repellents for ants. United States Department of Agriculture patents, July 15, 1997, 5,648,390

Williams, D. F., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1997. Control of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with teflubenzuron. Florida Entomol. 80: 84-91.

Wojcik, D. P., and S. D. Porter. 1997. Comprehensive literature database for the imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri. USDA-ARS, CMAVE, Gainesville, Florida.

Zacaro, A. A., and S. D. Porter. 1997. First report on the ultrastructure (TEM) of a truly parasitic phorid: the ovary of the scuttle fly Pseudacteon solenopsidis Schmitz (Diptera: Phoridae). Acta Microscopica 6B: 622-623.

1996

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.

Hoy, J. B., P. G. Koehler, and R. S. Patterson. 1996. A microcomputer-based system for real-time analysis of animal movement. J. Neurosci. Methods 64: 157-161.

Jouvenaz, D. P., J. C. Lord, and A. H. Undeen. 1996. Restricted ingestion of bacteria by fire ants. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 68: 275-277.

Klotz, J. H., and J. I. Moss. 1996. Oral toxicity of a boric acid - sucrose water bait to Florida carpenter ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 31: 9-12.

Klotz, J. H., D. H. Oi, K. M. Vail, and D. F. Williams. 1996. Laboratory evaluation of a boric acid liquid bait on colonies of Tapinoma melanocephalum argentine ants and pharaoh ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 89: 673-677.

Leclercq, S., J. C. Braekman, D. Daloze, J. M. Pasteels, and R. Vander Meer. 1996. Biosynthesis of the solenopsins, venom alkaloids of the fire ants. Naturwissenschaften 83: 222-225.

Macom, T. E., and S. D. Porter. 1996. Comparison of polygyne and monogyne red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) population densities. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 89: 535-543.

Mankin, R. W., L. K. Wojcik, T. Fukuda, R. R. Heath, D. L. Kline, R. G. Shatters, R. K. Vander Meer, and D. P. Wojcik. 1996. A commitment to the future: science education outreach. Am. Entomol.: ??: 244-247.

Moser, B. A., J. J. Becnel, A. H. Undeen, N. C. Hodge, and R. S. Patterson. 1996. Fatty acid analysis of Microsporidia. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 68: 146-151.

Oi, D. H., K. M. Vail, and D. F. Williams. 1996. Field evaluation of perimeter treatments for pharaoh ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) control. Florida Entomol. 79: 252-263.

Oi, D. H., and D. F. Williams. 1996. Toxicity and repellency of potting soil treated with bifenthrin and tefluthrin to red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 89: 1526-1530.

Pesquero, M. A., S. Campiolo, H. G. Fowler, and S. D. Porter. 1996. Diurnal patterns of ovipositional activity in two Pseudacteon fly parasitoids (Diptera: Phoridae) of Solenopsis fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 79: 455-457.

Vail, K. M., D. F. Williams, and D. H. Oi. 1996. Perimeter treatments with two bait formulations of pyriproxyfen for control of Pharaoh ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 89: 1501-1507.

Vail, K. M., D. F. Williams, and D. H. Oi. 1996. Ant bait attractive to multiple species of ants. U.S. Patent No. 5,939,061, Aug. 17, 1999

Vander Meer, R. K. 1996. Potential role of pheromones in fire ant control, pp. 223-232. In D. Rosen, F. D. Bennett and J. L. Capinera [eds.], Pest Management in the subtropics: Integrated pest management - a Florida perspective. Intercept Ltd., Andover, UK.

Vander Meer, R. K., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1996. Repellents for ants. United States Patent 5,587,401, Dec. 24, 1996. 14 p.

Williams, D. F., and R. S. Patterson. 1996. Control techniques of an urban pest ant [in Chinese]. Chinese J. Pest Cont. 12(2): 59-62.

1995

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., 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.

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

Fowler, H. G., S. Campiolo, M. A. Pesquero, and S. D. Porter. 1995. Notes on a southern record for Solenopsis geminata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Iheringia Ser. Zool. 79: 173.

Fowler, H. G., M. A. Pesquero, S. Campiolo, and S. D. Porter. 1995. Seasonal activity of species of Pseudacteon (Diptera: Phoridae) parasitoids of fire ants (Solenopsis saevissima) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Brazil. Cientifica 23: 367-371.

Klotz, J. H., J. R. Mangold, K. M. Vail, L. R. Davis, Jr., and R. S. Patterson. 1995. A survey of the urban pest ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of peninsular Florida. Florida Entomol. 78: 109-118.

Macom, T. E., and S. D. Porter. 1995. Food and energy requirements of laboratory fire ant colonies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environ. Entomol. 24: 387-391.

Pesquero, M. A., S. D. Porter, H. G. Fowler, and S. Campiolo. 1995. Rearing of Pseudacteon spp. (Dipt. Phoridae), parasitoids of fire ants (Solenopsis spp.) (Hym., Formicidae). J. Appl. Entomol. 119: 677-678.

Porter, S. D., H. G. Fowler, S. Campiolo, and M. A. Pesquero. 1995. Host specificity of several Pseudacteon (Diptera: Phoridae) parasites of fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in South America. Florida Entomol. 78: 70-75.

Porter, S. D., M. A. Pesquero, S. Campiolo, and H. G. Fowler. 1995. Growth and development of Pseudacteon phorid fly maggots (Diptera: Phoridae) in the heads of Solenopsis fire ant workers (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environ. Entomol. 24: 475-479.

Porter, S. D., R. K. Vander Meer, M. A. Pesquero, S. Campiolo, and H. G. Fowler. 1995. Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) fire ant reactions to attacks of Pseudacteon flies (Diptera: Phoridae) in Southeastern Brazil. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 88: 570-575.

Vail, K. M., and D. F. Williams. 1995. Pharaoh ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) colony development after consumption of pyriproxyfen baits. J. Econ. Entomol. 88: 1694-1702.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and J. A. Seawright. 1995. Specificity of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) phagostimulant response to carbohydrates. Florida Entomol. 78: 144-154.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1995. Composição para controlar uma população de artrópodes. Carte Patente No. PI 8404556-6 (Brazilian Patent)

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. Morel. 1995. Ant queens deposit pheromones and antimicrobial agents on eggs. Naturwissenschaften 82: 93-95.

1994

Korzukhin, M. D., and S. D. Porter. 1994. Spatial model of territorial competition and population dynamics in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environ. Entomol. 23: 912-922.

Leclercq, S., I. Thirionet, F. Broeders, D. Daloze, R. Vander Meer, and J. C. Braekman. 1994. Absolute configuration of the solenopsins, venom alkaloids of the fire ants. Tetrahedron 50: 8465-8478.

MacKay, W. P., S. Porter, H. G. Fowler, and B. Vinson. 1994. A distribução das formigas lava-pés (Solenopsis spp.) no Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 24: 307-317.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1994. Alate semiochemicals release worker behavior during fire ant nuptial flights. J. Entomol. Sci. 29: 143-151.

Oi, D. H., R. M. Pereira, J. L. Stimac, and L. A. Wood. 1994. Field applications of Beauveria bassiana for control of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 87: 623-630.

Oi, D. H., K. M. Vail, D. F. Williams, and D. N. Bieman. 1994. Indoor and outdoor foraging locations of pharaoh ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and control strategies using bait stations. Florida Entomol. 77: 85-91.

Patterson, R. S. 1994. Biological control of introduced ant species, pp. 293-307. In D. F. Williams [ed.], Exotic ants: Biology, impact, and control of introduced species. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 332 p.

Punzo, F., and D. F. Williams. 1994. Free amino acids and biogenic amines in the brain of the carpenter ant, Camponotus floridanus (Buckley) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C Comp. Pharmacol. Toxicol. 107: 387-392.

Undeen, A. H., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1994. Conversion of intrasporal trehalose into reducing sugars during germination of Nosema algerae (Protista: Microspora) spores: a quantitative study. J. Eukaryotic Microbiology 41: 129-132.

Vail, K. M., and D. F. Williams. 1994. Foraging of the pharaoh ant, Monomorium pharaonis: an exotic in the urban environment, pp. 228-239. In D. F. Williams [ed.], Exotic ants: Biology, impact, and control of introduced species. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 332 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, D. F. Williams, W. E. Myers, and D. H. Lewis. 1994. Method for the control of insects. U.S. Patent No. 5,364,618

Williams, D. F. 1994. Control of the introduced pest Solenopsis invicta in the United States, pp. 282-292. In D. F. Williams [ed.], Exotic ants: Biology, impact, and control of introduced species. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 332 p.

Williams, D. F. 1994. Exotic ants: biology, impact, and control of introduced species. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Williams, D. F., and S. D. Porter. 1994. Fire ant control. Science 264: 1653.

Williams, D. F., and K. M. Vail. 1994. Control of a natural infestation of the pharaoh ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with a corn grit bait of fenoxycarb. J. Econ. Entomol. 87: 108-115.

Wojcik, D. P. 1994. Impact of the red imported fire ant on native ant species in Florida, pp. 269-281. In D. F. Williams [ed.], Exotic ants. Biology, impact, and control of introduced species. Westview Press, Boulder. xvii + 332 p.

1993

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

Heraty, J. M., D. P. Wojcik, and D. P. Jouvenaz. 1993. Species of Orasema parasitic on the Solenopsis saevissima-complex in South America (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae, Formicidae). J. Hym. Res. 2: 169-182.

Klotz, J. H., and B. L. Reid. 1993. Nocturnal orientation in the black carpenter ant Camponotus pennsylvanicus (DeGeer) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 40: 95-106.

Klotz, J. H., and B. L. Reid. 1993. Oral toxicity of chlordane, hydramethylnon, and imidacloprid to free-foraging workers of Camponotus pennsylvanicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 86: 1730-1737.

Obin, M. S., L. Morel, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1993. Unexpected, well-developed nestmate recognition in laboratory colonies of polygyne imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Insect Behav. 6: 579-589.

Oi, D. H., and R. M. Pereira. 1993. Ant behavior and microbial pathogens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 76: 63-73.

Patterson, R. A., and J. A. Briano. 1993. Potential of three biological control agents for suppression of Solenopsis invicta, red imported fire ant, pp. 35-43. In K. B. Wildey and W. H. Robinson [eds.], Proceedings of the 1st international conference on insect pests in the urban environment. BPCC Wheatons Ltd., Exeter, 498 p.

Porter, S. D. 1993. Stability of polygyne and monogyne fire ant populations (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis invicta) in the United States. J. Econ. Entomol. 86: 1344-1347.

Porter, S. D., and W. R. Tschinkel. 1993. Fire ant thermal preferences: behavioral control of growth and metabolism. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 32: 321-329.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, W. E. Myers, D. H. Lewis, and D. F. Williams. 1993. Method for the control of insects. U.S. Patent No. 5,177,107

Vargo, E. L., and S. D. Porter. 1993. Reproduction by virgin queen fire ants in queenless colonies: comparative study of three taxa (Solenopsis richteri, hybrid S. invicta/richteri, S. geminata) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 40: 283-293.

Williams, D. F., and K. M. Vail. 1993. Pharaoh ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Fenoxycarb baits affect colony development. J. Econ. Entomol. 86: 1136-1143.

1992

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.

Jouvenaz, D. P., and W. R. Martin. 1992. Evaluation of the nematode Steinernema carpocapsae to control fire ants in nursery stock. Florida Entomol. 75: 148-151.

Kern, W. H., Jr. 1992. Pesky pests, pp. 44-48. In M. Vizvary [ed.], The Florida survival handbook. New Horizons Press, Sarasota, FL. 95 p.

Porter, S. D. 1992. Frequency and distribution of polygyne fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Florida. Florida Entomol. 75: 248-257.

Porter, S. D., H. G. Fowler, and W. P. Mackay. 1992. Fire ant mound densities in the United States and Brazil (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 85: 1154-1161.

Vander Meer, R. K., L. Morel, and C. S. Lofgren. 1992. A comparison of queen oviposition rates from monogyne and polygyne fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, colonies. Physiol. Entomol. 17: 384-390.

Williams, D. F., and P. M. Whelan. 1992. Bait attraction of the introduced pest ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Galapagos Islands. J. Entomol. Sci. 27: 29-34.

Wojcik, D. P., and M. A. Naves. 1992. Biology of Calyptodesmus sanctus (Diplopoda: Pyrgodesmidae) a facultative myrmecophile introduced into the United States. Sociobiology 20: 77-87.

1991

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., 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.

Jouvenaz, D. P., and J. W. Kimbrough. 1991. Myrmecomyces annellisae gen. nov., sp. nov. (Deuteromycotina: Hypomycetes), an endoparasitic fungus of fire ants, Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Mycol. Res. 95: 1395-1401.

Lanciani, C. A., and D. P. Wojcik. 1991. A high density of Martinezia dutertrei Chalumeau (Cleoptera: Scarabaeodae) in red imported fire ant foraging areas on a pond edge. Coleopt. Bull. 45: 278-279.

Porter, S. D. 1991. Origins of new queens in polygyne red imported fire ant colonies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 26: 474-478.

Porter, S. D., A. P. Bhatkar, R. Mulder, S. B. Vinson, and D. J. Clair. 1991. Distribution and density of polygyne fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Texas. J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 866-874.

Reimer, N. J., B. M. Glancey, and J. W. Beardsley. 1991. Development of Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) colonies following ingestion of fenoxycarb and pyriproxyfen. J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 56-60.

Storey, G. K., R. K. Vander Meer, D. G. Boucias, and C. W. McCoy. 1991. Effect of fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) venom alkaloids on the in vitro germination and development of selected entomogenous fungi. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 58: 88-95.

Tennant, L. E., and S. D. Porter. 1991. Comparison of diets of two fire ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): solid and liquid components. J. Entomol. Sci. 26: 450-465.

Williams, D. F., W. A. Banks, R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1991. Red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) control with a corn grit bait of fenoxycarb without soybean oil. J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 814-817.

Williams, D. F., and P. Whelan. 1991. Polygynous colonies of Solenopsis geminata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Galapagos Islands. Florida Entomol. 74: 368-371.

Wojcik, D. P., B. J. Smittle, and H. L. Cromroy. 1991. Fire ant myrmecophiles: Feeding relationships of Martinezia dutertrei and Euparia castanea (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) with their ants hosts, Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 38: 273-281.

1990

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.

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.

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.

Glancey, B. M., N. Reimer, and W. A. Banks. 1990. Effects of IGR fenoxycarb and Sumitomo S-31183 on the queens of 2 Myrmicine ant species, pp. 604-613. In R. K. Vander Meer, K. Jaffe and A. Cedeno [eds.], Applied myrmecology: a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Jouvenaz, D. P. 1990. Approaches to biological control of fire ants in the United States, pp. 620-627. In R. K. Vander Meer, K. Jaffe and A. Cedeno [eds.], Applied myrmecology, a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Jouvenaz, D. P. 1990. Biological control of fire ants: a look into the future, pp. 284-285. In G. K. Veeresh, B. Mallik and C. A. Viraktamath [eds.], Social insects and the environment. Oxford & IBH Publ. Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.

Jouvenaz, D. P., C. S. Lofgren, and R. W. Miller. 1990. Steinernematid nematode drenches for control of fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, in Florida. Florida Entomol. 73: 190-193.

Jouvenaz, D. P., and D. P. Wojcik. 1990. Parasitic nematode observed in the fire ant, Solenopsis richteri, in Argentina. Florida Entomol. 73: 674-675.

Lavine, B. K., L. Morel, R. K. Vander Meer, R. W. Gunderson, J. H. Han, A. Bonanno, and A. Stine. 1990. Pattern recognition studies in chemical communication: Nestmate recognition in Camponotus floridanus. Chemometrics Intellig. Lab. Syst. 9: 107-114.

Lavine, B. K., R. K. Vander Meer, L. Morel, R. W. Gunderson, J. H. Han, and A. Stine. 1990. False color data imaging: A new pattern recognition technique for analyzing chromatographic profile data. Microchem. J. 41: 288-295.

Morel, L., R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1990. Comparison of nestmate recognition between monogyne and polygyne populations of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 83: 642-647.

Tedders, W. L., C. C. Reilly, B. W. Wood, R. K. Morrison, and C. S. Lofgren. 1990. Behavior of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in pecan orchards. Environ. Entomol. 19: 4-53.

Undeen, A. H., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1990. The effect of ultraviolet radiation on the germination of Nosema algerae Vavra and Undeen (Microsporida: Nosematidae) spores. J. Protozool. 37: 194-199.

Vander Meer, R. K., K. Jaffe, and A. Cedeno. 1990. Applied myrmecology: a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder.

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1990. Chemotaxonomy applied to fire ant systematics in the United States and South America, pp. 75-84. In R. K. Vander Meer, K. Jaffe and A. Cedeno [eds.], Applied myrmecology: a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder. xv + 741 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and F. M. Alvarez. 1990. The orientation inducer pheromone of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Physiol. Entomol. 15: 483-488.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1990. Method for the control of insects. U.S. Patent No. 4,921,696

Vander Meer, R. K., and E. Merdinger. 1990. Fire ant carbohydrate phagostimulants: Laboratory and practical studies. Farmacia 38: 93-101.

Vander Meer, R. K., S. K. Narang, S. Toniolo, and R. S. Patterson. 1990. Biochemical and genetic characterization of fire ant populations in the United States and South America, pp. 374-375. In H. H. Hagedorn, J. G. Hildebrand, M. G. Kidwell and J. H. Law [eds.], Molecular Insect Science. Plenum Press, N.Y., 407 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., M. S. Obin, and L. Morel. 1990. Nestmate recognition in fire ants: monogyne and polygyne populations, pp. 322-328. In R. K. Vander Meer, K. Jaffe and A. Cedeno [eds.], Applied myrmecology: a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 741 p.

Williams, D. F. 1990. Oviposition and growth of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta, pp. 150-157. In R. K. Vander Meer, K. Jaffe and A. Cedeno [eds.], Applied myrmecology: a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 741 p.

Williams, D. F. 1990. Effects of fenoxycarb baits on laboratory colonies of the Pharaoh's ant, Monomorium pharaonis, pp. 676-683. In K. J. A. C. R. K. Vander Meer [ed.], Applied Myrmecology: A World Perspective, 741 p. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Williams, D. F., C. S. Lofgren, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1990. Fly pupae as attractant carriers for toxic baits for red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 83: 67-73.

Wojcik, D. P. 1990. Behavioral interactions of fire ants and their parasites, predators and inquilines, pp. 329-344. In R. K. Vander Meer, K. Jaffe and A. Cedeno [eds.], Applied myrmecology: a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 741 p.

1989

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.

Glancey, B. M., W. A. Banks, and M. S. Obin. 1989. The effect of fenoxycarb on alates of the red imported fire ant. J. Entomol. Sci. 24: 290-297.

Glancey, B. M., R. K. Vander Meer, and D. P. Wojcik. 1989. Polygyny in hybrid imported fire ants. Florida Entomol. 72: 632-636.

Jouvenaz, D. P., D. P. Wojcik, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1989. First observation of polygyny in fire ants, Solenopsis spp., in South America. Psyche 96: 161-165.

Lofgren, C. S., W. A. Banks, R. K. Vander Meer, and D. F. Williams. 1989. Residual activity of some fluoroaliphatic sulfones to the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 72: 140-146.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1989. Mechanism of template-label matching in fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, nestmate recognition. Anim. Behav. 38: 430-435.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1989. Nestmate recognition in fire ants (Solenopsis invicta Buren). Do queens label workers? Ethology 80: 255-264.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1989. Between and within-species recognition among imported fire ants and their hybrids (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): application to hybrid zone dynamics. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 82: 649-652.

Vander Meer, R. K., D. P. Jouvenaz, and D. P. Wojcik. 1989. Chemical mimicry in a parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae) of fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 15: 2247-2261.

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1989. Biochemical and behavioral evidence for hybridization between fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 15: 1757-1765.

Vander Meer, R. K., D. Saliwanchik, and B. Lavine. 1989. Temporal changes in colony cuticular hydrocarbon patterns of Solenopsis invicta: Implications for nestmate recognition. J. Chem. Ecol. 15: 2115-2125.

Williams, D. F. 1989. An improved artificial nest for laboratory rearing of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 72: 705-707.

Wojcik, D. P. 1989. Behavioral interactions between ants and their parasites. Florida Entomol. 72: 43-51.

1988

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.

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.

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.

Glancey, B. M., and W. A. Banks. 1988. Effect of the insect growth regulator Fenoxycarb on the ovaries of queens of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 81: 642-648.

Glancey, B. M., and J. C. Dickens. 1988. Behavioral and electrophysiological studies with live larvae and larval rinses of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 14: 463-473.

Glancey, B. M., and C. S. Lofgren. 1988. Adoption of newly-mated queens: a mechanism for proliferation and perpetuation of polygynous red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren. Florida Entomol. 71: 581-587.

Jouvenaz, D. P., D. P. Wojcik, M. A. Naves, and C. S. Lofgren. 1988. Observations on a parasitic nematode (Tetradonematidae) of fire ants, Solenopsis (Formicidae), from Mato Grosso. Pesq. Agropec. Brasil. 23: 525-528.

Lavine, B. K., P. C. Jurs, D. R. Henry, R. K. Vander Meer, J. A. Pino, and J. E. McMurry. 1988. Pattern recognition studies of complex chromatographic data sets: design and analysis of pattern recognition experiments. J. Chemometrics Intell. Lab. Syst. 3: 79-89.

Milio, J., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1988. Nuptial flight studies of field-collected colonies of Solenopsis invicta Buren, pp. 419-431. In J. C. Trager [ed.], Advances in myrmecology. E.J. Brill, New York. 551 p.

Morel, L., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1988. Do ant brood pheromones exist? Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 81: 705-710.

Morel, L., R. K. Vander Meer, and B. K. Lavine. 1988. Ontogeny of nestmate recognition cues in the red carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus)--behavioral and chemical evidence for the role of age and social experience. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 22: 175-183.

Obin, M. S., B. M. Glancey, W. A. Banks, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1988. Queen pheromone production and its physiological correlates in fire ant queens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) treated with fenoxycarb. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 81: 808-815.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1988. Sources of nestmate recognition in the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Anim. Behav. 36: 1361-1370.

Smittle, B. J., C. T. Adams, W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1988. Red imported fire ants: feeding on radiolabeled citrus trees. J. Econ. Entomol. 81: 1019-1021.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1988. Behavioral and biochemical variation in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, pp. 223-255. In R. L. Jeanne [ed.], Interindividual behavioral variability in social insects. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 456 p.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1988. Physiology and behavior of the imported fire ant, pp. 18-23. In S. B. Vinson and J. Teer [eds.], The imported fire ant: Assessment and recommendations. Proc. Governor's Conf., Sportsmen Conservationists of Texas, Austin, TX.

Vander Meer, R. K., F. Alvarez, and C. S. Lofgren. 1988. Isolation of the trail recruitment pheromone of Solenopsis invicta. J. Chem. Ecol. 14: 825-838.

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1988. Use of chemical characters in defining populations of fire ants (Solenopsis saevissima complex) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 71: 323-332.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. Morel. 1988. Brood pheromones in ants, pp. 491-513. In J. C. Trager [ed.], Advances in myrmecology. E.J. Brill, New York. 551 p.

Williams, D. F., and C. S. Lofgren. 1988. Nest castings of some ground-dwelling Florida ant species using dental labstone, pp. 433-443, Advances in Myrmecology.

1987

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.

Glancey, B. M., J. C. Nickerson, D. Wojcik, J. Trager, W. A. Banks, and C. Adams. 1987. The increasing incidence of the polygynous form of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Florida. Florida Entomol. 70: 400-402.

Lemke, L. A., P. G. Koehler, R. S. Patterson, M. B. Feger, and T. Eickhoff. 1987. Field development of photooxidative dyes as insecticides, pp. 156-167. In J. R. Heitz and K. R. Downum [eds.], Light-activated pesticides. American Chemical Society Symposium Series No. 339, Washington, DC.

Nickle, W. R., and D. P. Jouvenaz. 1987. Tetradonema solenopsis n. sp. (Nematoda: Tetradonematidae) parasitic on the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren from Brazil. J. Nematol. 19: 311-313.

Ross, K. G., R. K. Vander Meer, D. J. C. Fletcher, and E. L. Vargo. 1987. Biochemical phenotypic and genetic studies of two introduced fire ants and their hybrid (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Evolution 41: 280-293.

Undeen, A. H., L. M. ElGazzar, R. K. Vander Meer, and S. Narang. 1987. Trehalose levels and trehalase activity in germinated and ungerminated spores of Nosema algerae (Microspora: Nosematidae). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 50: 230-237.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1987. Fluorinated sulfonamides. A new class of delayed-action toxicants for fire ant control, pp. 226-240. In D. R. Baker, J. G. Fenyes, W. K. Moberg and B. Cross [eds.], Synthesis & Chemistry of Agrochemicals. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. 474 p.

Williams, D. F., and W. A. Banks. 1987. Pseudacteon obtusus (Diptera: Phoridae) attacking Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Brazil. Psyche 94: 9-13.

Williams, D. F., C. S. Lofgren, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1987. The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: control with fluoroaliphatic sulfone bait toxicants. J. Agric. Entomol. 4: 41-47.

Williams, D. F., R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1987. Diet-induced nonmelanized cuticle in workers of the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 4: 251-259.

Williams, D. F., and M. H. Wilson. 1987. Control of the fire ants Ochetomyrmex auropunctata and Solenopsis geminata on the Galapagos Islands. Annual Report of the Charles Darwin Research Station 1986-1987, p. 61-64

Wojcik, D. P., D. P. Jouvenaz, and C. S. Lofgren. 1987. First report of a parasitic fly (Diptera: Phoridae) from a red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) alate female (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 70: 181-182.

1986

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.

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.

Glancey, B. M. 1986. The queen recognition pheromone of Solenopsis invicta, pp. 223-230. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants: Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Glancey, B. M., and C. S. Lofgren. 1986. A naturally occurring teratology in the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 69: 764-767.

Jouvenaz, D. P. 1986. Diseases of fire ants: Problems and opportunities, pp. 327-338. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants, Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Jouvenaz, D. P., and E. A. Ellis. 1986. Vairimorpha invictae n. sp. (Microspora: Microsporida), a parasite of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Protozool. 33: 457-461.

Jouvenaz, D. P., and C. S. Lofgren. 1986. An evaluation of the straw itch mite, Pyemotes tritici (Acari: Pyemotidae) for control of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 69: 761-763.

Lofgren, C. S. 1986. The economic importance and control of imported fire ants in the United States, pp. 227-256. In S. B. Vinson [ed.], Economic impact and control of social insects. Praeger, NY.

Lofgren, C. S. 1986. History of imported fire ants in the United States, pp. 36-47. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants: Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Lofgren, C. S. 1986. The search for chemical bait toxicants, pp. 369-377. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants: Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Lofgren, C. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1986. Fire ants and leaf-cutting ants. Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1986. Chemical taxonomy as a tool for separating Solenopsis spp, pp. 316-326. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants: biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder. xv + 435 p.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1986. The trail pheromone complex of Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri, pp. 201-210. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants: Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 435 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1986. Control of Solenopsis invicta with delayed-action fluorinated toxicants. Pest. Sci. 17: 449-455.

Vander Meer, R. K., M. S. Obin, S. Zawistowski, K. B. Sheehan, and R. C. Richmond. 1986. A reevaluation of the role of cis-vaccenyl Acetate, cis-vaccenol and esterase 6 in the regulation of mated female sexual Attractiveness in Drosophila Melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology 32: 681-686.

Williams, D. F. 1986. Chemical baits: Specificity and effects on other ant species, pp. 378-386. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants: Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 435 p.

Wojcik, D. P. 1986. Bibliography of imported fire ants and their control: Second Supplement. Florida Entomol. 69: 394-415.

Wojcik, D. P. 1986. Observations on the biology and ecology of fire ants in Brazil, pp. 88-103. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants: Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 435 p.

1985

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., 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.

Glancey, B. M., and C. S. Lofgren. 1985. Spermatozoon counts in males and inseminated queens of the imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 68: 162-168.

Lofgren, C. S., and D. F. Williams. 1985. Red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Population dynamics following treatment with insecticidal baits. J. Econ. Entomol. 78: 863-867.

Mitchell, G. B., and D. P. Jouvenaz. 1985. Parasitic nematode observed in the tropical fire ant, Solenopsis geminata (F.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 68: 492-493.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1985. Gaster flagging by fire ants (Solenopsis spp.): Functional significance of venom dispersal behavior. J. Chem. Ecol. 11: 1757-1768.

Propp, G. D., and P. B. Morgan. 1985. Mortality of eggs and first-stage larvae of the house fly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae), in poultry manure. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 58: 442-447.

Punzo, F., and B. M. Glancey. 1985. Arginine concentration and free amino acids in the brain of various worker subcastes of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymonoptera <sic>: Formicidae). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B Comp. Biochem. 81: 761-765.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and F. M. Alvarez. 1985. Biochemical evidence for hybridization in fire ants. Florida Entomol. 68: 501-506.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1985. Fluoroaliphatic sulfones: A new class of delayed-action insecticides for control of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 78: 1190-1197.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1985. A method for the control of insects. U.S. Patent Appl. 6,758,856 [revision of 1983 patent application] [U.S. Gov. Res. Develop. Rep. 1986, 86: PB86-131448/ XAB]

Williams, D. F. 1985. Laboratory and field evaluation of avermectin against the imported fire ant. Southwest. Entomol. Suppl. 7: 27-33.

1984

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.

Glancey, B. M., J. Rocca, C. S. Lofgren, and J. Tumlinson. 1984. Field tests with synthetic components of the queen recognition pheromone of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Sociobiology 9: 19-30.

Jouvenaz, D. P. 1984. Some Protozoa infecting fire ants, Solenopsis spp, pp. 195-203. In T. C. Cheng [ed.], Comparative Pathobiology. Pathogens of invertebrates. Applications in biological control and transmission mechanisms. Plenum Press, New York.

Jouvenaz, D. P., E. A. Ellis, and C. S. Lofgren. 1984. Histopathology of the tropical fire ant, Solenopsis geminata, infected with Burenella dimorpha (Microspora: Microsporida). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 43: 324-332.

Jouvenaz, D. P., and C. S. Lofgren. 1984. Host specificity of Burenella dimorpha (Microspora: Microsporida). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 43: 441-442.

Jouvenaz, D. P., and C. S. Lofgren. 1984. Temperature-dependent spore dimorphism in Burenella dimorpha (Microspora: Microsporida). J. Protozool. 31: 175-177.

Lofgren, C. S., and D. F. Williams. 1984. Polygynous colonies of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Florida. Florida Entomol. 67: 484-486.

Olofson, R. A., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1984. Mechanisms of the reactions of benzoazetinones with nucleophiles: Evidence for an imino ketene intermediate. J. Org. Chem. 49: 3377-3379.

Olofson, R. A., R. K. Vander Meer, D. H. Hoskin, M. Y. Bernhein, S. Stournas, and D. S. Morrison. 1984. Synthesis, stability, structure, reactivity, and chemistry of N-alkylbenzoazetinones. J. Org. Chem. 49: 3367-3372.

Undeen, A. H., R. K. Vander Meer, B. J. Smittle, and S. W. Avery. 1984. The effect of gamma radiation on Nosema algerae (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) spore viability, germination, and carbohydrates. J. Protozool 31: 479-482.

Vander Meer, R. K., and R. A. Olofson. 1984. Reactions of antranilium salts with nucleophiles: adduct formation and rearrangement. J. Org. Chem. 49: 3373-3376.

1983

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.

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

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.

Fisher, T. H., W. E. McHenry, E. G. Alley, C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1983. Some phosphoriothionate imported fire ant toxicants with delayed kill. J. Agric. Food Chem. 31: 730-733.

Glancey, B. M., C. S. Lofgren, J. R. Rocca, and J. H. Tumlinson. 1983. Behavior of disrupted colonies of Solenopsis invicta towards queens and pheromone-treated surrogate queens placed outside the nest. Sociobiology 7: 283-288.

Jouvenaz, D. P. 1983. Natural enemies of fire ants. Florida Entomol. 66: 111-121.

Lofgren, C. S., B. M. Glancey, A. Glover, J. Rocca, and J. Tumlinson. 1983. Behavior of workers of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) to the queen recognition pheromone: Laboratory studies with an olfactometer and surrogate queens. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 76: 44-50.

Rocca, J. R., J. H. Tumlinson, B. M. Glancey, and C. S. Lofgren. 1983. The queen recognition pheromone of Solenopsis invicta, preparation of (E)-6-(1-pentenyl)-2H-pyran-2-one. Tetrahedron Lett. 24: 1889-1892.

Rocca, J. R., J. H. Tumlinson, B. M. Glancey, and C. S. Lofgren. 1983. Synthesis and stereochemistry of tetrahydro-3,5-dimethyl-6-(1-methylbutyl)-2H-pyran-2-one, a component of the queen recognition pheromone of Solenopsis invicta. Tetrahedron Lett. 24: 1893-1896.

Smittle, B. J., C. T. Adams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1983. Red imported fire ants: Detection of feeding on corn, okra and soybeans with radioisotopes. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 18: 78-82.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1983. Semiochemicals and the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 66: 139-161.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1983. A method for the control of insects. U.S. Pat. Appl. 455,727. 44 p. [Chem. Abstr. 100: 002205.]

Vander Meer, R. K., and T. P. McGovern. 1983. Structure-activity correlations for derivatives of Siglure: Attractants for Oryctes rhinoceros L. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 76: 723-727.

Vander Meer, R. K., D. F. Williams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1983. Efficacy of organofluorine compounds against the red imported fire ant, 1980. Insect. Acar. Tests 8: 252-253.

Williams, D. F. 1983. The development of toxic baits for the control of the imported fire ant. Florida Entomol. 66: 162-172.

Williams, D. F., and C. S. Lofgren. 1983. Aerial applications of EL-468 (Eli Lilly and Company) baits for control of red imported fire ants, 1981. Insect. Acar. Tests 8: 257-258.

Williams, D. F., and C. S. Lofgren. 1983. Effectiveness of EL-468, and AC 217,300 for control of imported fire ants, 1980. Insect. Acar. Tests 8: 258.

Williams, D. F., and C. S. Lofgren. 1983. Evaluation of candidate chemicals as bait toxicants against imported fire ants in laboratory screening tests, 1981. Insect. Acar. Tests 8: 254-255.

Williams, D. F., and C. S. Lofgren. 1983. Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Control: Evaluation of several chemicals for individual mound treatments. J. Econ. Entomol. 76: 1201-1205.

Williams, D. F., C. S. Lofgren, J. K. Plumley, and D. M. Hicks. 1983. An auger-applicator for applying small amounts of granular pesticides. J. Econ. Entomol. 76: 395-397.

Wojcik, D. P. 1983. Comparison of the ecology of red imported fire ants in north and South America. Florida Entomol. 66: 101-111.

1982

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.

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.

Glancey, B. M., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1982. Avermectin B1a: Effects on the ovaries of red imported fire ant queens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Med. Entomol. 19: 743-747.

Haynes, D. L., D. P. Wojcik, J. C. Allen, R. Campbell, C. R. Carroll, T. H. Hsiao, J. Logan, and R. Stinner. 1982. The theory of population dynamics, pp. 50-66. In S. L. Battenfield [ed.], Proceedings of the Symposium on the Imported Fire Ant, June 7-10, 1982 Atlanta American Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia. USEPA, USDA-APHIS, Washington, D.C.

Lofgren, C. S., and C. T. Adams. 1982. Economic aspects of the imported fire ant in the United States, pp. 124-128. In M. D. Breed, C. A. Michener and H. E. Evans [eds.], The biology of social insects. Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the IUSSI, Boulder, Colorado, August, 1982. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 419 p.

Lofgren, C. S., and D. F. Williams. 1982. Avermectin B1a: Highly potent inhibitor of reproduction by queens of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 75: 798-803.

Vander Meer, R. K., B. M. Glancey, and C. S. Lofgren. 1982. Biochemical changes in the crop, oesophagus and postpharyngeal gland of colony-founding red imported fire ant queens (Solenopsis invicta ). Insect Biochem. 12: 123-127.

Vander Meer, R. K., D. F. Williams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1982. Degradation of the toxicant AC 217,300 in Amdro imported fire ant bait under field conditions. J. Agric. Food Chem. 30: 1045-1048.

Vander Meer, R. K., and D. P. Wojcik. 1982. Chemical mimicry in the myrmecophilous beetle Myrmecaphodius excavaticollis. Science 218: 806-808.

Williams, D. F., and C. S. Lofgren. 1982. Aerial applications of AC 217,300 (American Cyanamid Company) baits for control of red imported fire ants, 1979. Insect. Acar. Tests 7: 269.

Williams, D. F., and C. S. Lofgren. 1982. Effectiveness of AC-217,300 for control of imported fire ants, 1979. Insect. Acar. Tests 7: 270.

Williams, D. F., and C. S. Lofgren. 1982. Evaluation of insecticides as baits for imported fire ants in laboratory screening tests, 1979. Insect. Acar. Tests 7: 258.

Wojcik, D. P., and C. S. Lofgren. 1982. Bibliography of imported fire ants and their control: First supplement. Bull. Entomol. Soc. Am. 28: 269-276.

1981

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.

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.

Glancey, B. M. 1981. Two additional dragonfly predators of queens of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta buren. Florida Entomol. 64: 194-195.

Glancey, B. M., A. Glover, and C. S. Lofgren. 1981. Pheromone production by virgin queens of Solenopsis invicta Buren. Sociobiology 6: 119-127.

Glancey, B. M., A. Glover, and C. S. Lofgren. 1981. Thoracic crop formation following dealation by virgin females of two species of Solenopsis. Florida Entomol. 64: 454.

Glancey, B. M., R. K. Vander Meer, A. Glover, C. S. Lofgren, and S. B. Vinson. 1981. Filtration of microparticles from liquids ingested by the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. Insectes Sociaux 28: 395-401.

Harlan, D. P., W. A. Banks, H. L. Collins, and C. E. Stringer. 1981. Large area tests of AC-217,300 bait for control of imported fire ants in Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. Southwest. Entomol. 6: 150-157.

Jouvenaz, D. P. 1981. Percoll: An effective medium for cleaning microsporidian spores. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 37: 319.

Jouvenaz, D. P., C. S. Lofgren, and G. E. Allen. 1981. Transmission and infectivity of spores of Burenella dimorpha (Microsporida: Burenellidae). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 37: 265-268.

Jouvenaz, D. P., C. S. Lofgren, and W. A. Banks. 1981. Biological control of imported fire ants: A review of current knowledge. Bull. Entomol. Soc. Am. 27: 203-208.

Lofgren, C. S., and C. T. Adams. 1981. Reduced yield of soybeans in fields infested with the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. Florida Entomol. 64: 199-202.

Meyers, W. E., D. H. Lewis, R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1981. Polymers containing pendant insecticides, pp. 171-190. In D. H. Lewis [ed.], Proceedings 7th International Symposium on Controlled Release Pesticides & Pharmaceuticals. Plenum, New York.

Thompson, M. J., B. M. Glancey, W. E. Robbins, C. S. Lofgren, S. R. Dutky, J. Kochansky, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. R. Glover. 1981. Major hydrocarbons of the post-pharyngeal glands of mated queens of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Lipids 16: 485-495.

Vander Meer, R. K., E. Merdinger, and C. S. Lofgren. 1981. Recent biochemical studies of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Farmacia 29: 145-152.

Vander Meer, R. K., F. D. Williams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1981. Hydrocarbon components of the trail pheromone of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Tetrahedron Lett. 22: 1651-1654.

Williams, D. F., and C. S. Lofgren. 1981. Eli Lilly EL-468, a new bait toxicant for control of the red imported fire ant. Florida Entomol. 64: 472-477.

Williams, D. F., C. S. Lofgren, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1981. Tending of dead queens by workers of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 64: 545-547.

1980

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.

Glancey, B. M., A. Glover, and C. S. Lofgren. 1980. The thoracic crop in Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 5: 272-278.

Glancey, B. M., R. K. Vander Meer, A. Glover, and C. S. Lofgren. 1980. Observations of intercastes in Solenopsis invicta Buren. Florida Entomol. 63: 346-350.

Jouvenaz, D. P., W. A. Banks, and J. D. Atwood. 1980. Incidence of pathogens in fire ants, Solenopsis spp., in Brazil. Florida Entomol. 63: 345-346.

Stringer, C. E., W. A. Banks, and J. A. Mitchell. 1980. Effects of chlorpyrifos and acephate on populations of red imported fire ants in cultivated fields. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 15: 413-417.

Vander Meer, R. K., B. M. Glancey, C. S. Lofgren, A. Glover, J. H. Tumlinson, and J. Rocca. 1980. The poison sac of red imported fire ant queens: Source of a pheromone attractant. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 73: 609-612.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, D. H. Lewis, and W. E. Meyers. 1980. Controlled release formulations and control of the imported fire ant: What are the possibilities?, pp. 251-266. In R. Baker [ed.], Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials. Academic Press Inc., New York. 473 p.

Williams, D. F., C. S. Lofgren, W. A. Banks, C. E. Stringer, and J. K. Plumley. 1980. Laboratory studies with nine amidinohydrazones, a promising new class of bait toxicants for control of red imported fire ants. J. Econ. Entomol. 73: 798-802.

Williams, D. F., C. S. Lofgren, and A. Lemire. 1980. A simple diet for rearing laboratory colonies of the red imported fire ant. J. Econ. Entomol. 73: 176-177.

Wojcik, D. P. 1980. Fire ant myrmecophiles: behavior of Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus Bruch (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) with comments on its abundance. Sociobiology 5: 63-68.

1979

Glancey, B. M., J. D. Coley, and F. Killibrew. 1979. Damage to corn by the red imported fire ants. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 14: 198-201.

Jouvenaz, D. P., and D. W. Anthony. 1979. Mattesia geminata sp. n. (Neogregarinida: Ophrocystidae) a parasite of the tropical fire ant, Solenopsis geminata (Fabricius). J. Protozool. 26: 354-356.

Kochansky, J. P., W. E. Robbins, C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1979. Design of some delayed-action toxicants for baits to control red imported fire ants. J. Econ. Entomol. 72: 655-658.

1978

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.

Jouvenaz, D. P., and E. I. Hazard. 1978. New family, genus, and species of Microsporida (Protozoa: Microsporida) from the tropical fire ant, Solenopsis geminata (Fabricius) (Insecta: Formicidae). J. Protozool. 25: 24-29.

Jouvenaz, D. P., C. S. Lofgren, D. A. Carlson, and W. A. Banks. 1978. Specificity of the trail pheromones of four species of fire ants, Solenopsis spp. Florida Entomol. 61: 244.

Wojcik, D. P., W. A. Banks, and D. H. Habeck. 1978. Fire ant Myrmecophiles: Flight periods of Myrmecaphodius excavaticollis (Blanchard) and Euparia castanea Serville (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleop. Bull. 32: 59-64.

1977

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jouvenaz, D. P., G. E. Allen, W. A. Banks, and D. P. Wojcik. 1977. A survey for pathogens of fire ants, Solenopsis spp., in the Southeastern United States. Florida Entomol. 60: 275-279.

Wheeler, W. B., D. P. Jouvenaz, D. P. Wojcik, W. A. Banks, C. H. Van Middelem, C. S. Lofgren, S. Nesbitt, L. Williams, and R. Brown. 1977. Mirex residues in nontarget organisms after application of 10-5 bait for fire ant control, northeast Florida--1972-74. Pestic. Monit. J. 11: 146-156.

Wojcik, D. P., W. A. Banks, D. M. Hicks, and J. W. Summerlin. 1977. Fire ant myrmecophiles: new hosts and distribution of Myrmecaphodius excavaticollis (Blanchard) and Euparia castanea Serville (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleop. Bull. 31: 329-334.

Wojcik, D. P., and D. H. Habeck. 1977. Fire ant Myrmecophiles: Breeding period and ovariole number in Myrmecaphodius excavaticollis (Blanchard) and Euparia castanea Serville (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleop. Bull. 31: 335-338.

1976

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.

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.

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.

Glancey, B. M., M. K. St. Romain, and R. H. Crozier. 1976. Chromosome numbers of the red and black imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and S. richteri. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 69: 469-470.

Glancey, B. M., M. K. Vandenburgh, and M. K. St. Romain. 1976. Testes degeneration in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 11: 83-88.

Glancey, B. M., D. P. Wojcik, C. H. Craig, and J. A. Mitchell. 1976. Ants of Mobile County, AL, as monitored by bait transects. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 11: 191-197.

Stringer, C. E., Jr., W. A. Banks, B. M. Glancey, and C. S. Lofgren. 1976. Red imported fire ants: Capability of queens from established colonies and of newly-mated queens to establish colonies in the laboratory. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 69: 1004-1006.

Wojcik, D. P., W. F. Buren, E. E. Grissell, and T. Carlysle. 1976. The fire ants (Solenopsis) of Florida (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Entomology Circular No.173, 4 p

1975

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

Glancey, B. M., C. E. Stringer, C. H. Craig, and P. M. Bishop. 1975. An extraordinary case of polygyny in the red imported fire ant. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 68: 922.

Lofgren, C. S., W. A. Banks, and B. M. Glancey. 1975. Biology and control of imported fire ants. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 20: 1-30.

Summerlin, J. W., W. A. Banks, and K. H. Schroeder. 1975. Food exchange between mounds of the red imported fire ant. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 68: 863-866.

Wojcik, D. P., W. A. Banks, and W. F. Buren. 1975. First report of Pheidole moerens in Florida (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). U. S. Dep. Agric. Coop. Econ. Insect Rep. 25: 906.

Wojcik, D. P., W. A. Banks, W. B. Wheeler, D. P. Jouvenaz, C. H. Van Middelem, and C. S. Lofgren. 1975. Mirex residues in nontarget organisms after application of experimental baits for fire ant control, Southwest Georgia--1971-72. Pestic. Monit. J. 9: 124-133, 1976. Errata 10: 31.

1974

Jouvenaz, D. P., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1974. Fire ants: Attraction of workers to queen secretions. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 67: 442-444.

Jouvenaz, D. P., W. A. Banks, C. S. Lofgren, and D. M. Hicks. 1974. Antioxidants for corncob grit-soybean oil bait used to control imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 57: 268.

Levy, R., J. F. Carroll, Y. J. Chiu, and W. A. Banks. 1974. Toxicity of chemical baits against the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Florida Entomol. 57: 155-159.

Levy, R., D. P. Jouvenaz, and H. L. Cromroy. 1974. Tolerance of three species of insects to prolonged exposures to ozone. Environ. Entomol. 3: 184-185.

1973

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. 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., 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.

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.

Glancey, B. M., C. H. Craig, C. E. Stringer, and P. M. Bishop. 1973. Multiple fertile queens in colonies of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 8: 237-238.

Glancey, B. M., C. E. Stringer, and P. M. Bishop. 1973. Trophic egg production in the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 8: 217-220.

Glancey, B. M., C. E. Stringer, P. M. Bishop, C. H. Craig, and B. B. Martin. 1973. Evaluation of an electronic guidance system for aircraft used to apply the bait in the imported fire ant programme. Agric. Aviation 15: 38-40.

Glancey, B. M., C. E. Stringer, Jr., C. H. Craig, P. M. Bishop, and B. B. Martin. 1973. Evidence of a replete caste in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 66: 233-234.

Levy, R., Y. J. Chiu, and W. A. Banks. 1973. Laboratory evaluation of candidate bait toxicants against the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Florida Entomol. 56: 141-146.

Stringer, C. E., B. M. Glancey, P. M. Bishop, C. H. Craig, and B. B. Martin. 1973. A device for sampling the distribution patterns of granules dispersed from aircraft. Florida Entomol. 56: 15-17.

Stringer, C. E., Jr., B. M. Glancey, and B. B. Martin. 1973. A simple method for separating alate imported fire ants from workers and soil. J. Econ. Entomol. 66: 295.

Wojcik, D. P., W. A. Banks, J. K. Plumley, and C. S. Lofgren. 1973. Red imported fire ant: Laboratory tests with additional candidate bait toxicants. J. Econ. Entomol. 66: 550.

1972

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.

Jouvenaz, D. P., M. S. Blum, and J. G. MacConnell. 1972. Antibacterial activity of venom alkaloids from the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy 2: 291-293.

Lofgren, C. S., and D. E. Weidhaas. 1972. On the eradication of imported fire ants: A theoretical appraisal. Bull. Entomol. Soc. Am. 18: 17-20.

Stringer, C. E., Jr., B. M. Glancey, P. M. Bishop, C. H. Craig, and B. B. Martin. 1972. Air separation of different castes of the imported fire ant. J. Econ. Entomol. 65: 872-873.

Wojcik, D. P., W. A. Banks, D. M. Hicks, and J. K. Plumley. 1972. A simple inexpensive pitfall trap for collecting arthropods. Florida Entomol. 55: 115-116.

1971

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.

1970

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.

Glancey, B. M., C. E. Stringer, C. H. Craig, P. M. Bishop, and B. B. Martin. 1970. Pheromone may induce brood tending in the fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima. Nature 226: 863-864.

Glancey, M., W. Roberts, and J. Spence. 1970. Honey-bee populations exposed to bait containing mirex applied for control of imported fire ants. Am. Bee J. 110: 314.

1967

Lofgren, C. S., C. E. Stringer, W. A. Banks, and P. M. Bishop. 1967. Laboratory tests with candidate bait toxicants against the imported fire ant. USDA, ARS 81-14. 25 p.

1966

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.

1965

Lofgren, C. S., C. E. Stringer, Jr., F. J. Bartlett, W. A. Banks, and W. F. Barthel. 1965. Dual low dosage applications of heptachlor for control of the imported fire ant. Florida Entomol. 48: 265-270.

1964

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.

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. 1964. Control of a native fire ant, Solenopsis geminata, with mirex bait. J. Econ. Entomol. 57: 602.

Lofgren, C. S., V. E. Adler, W. A. Banks, and N. Pierce. 1964. Control of imported fire ants with chlordane. J. Econ. Entomol. 57: 331-333.

Lofgren, C. S., F. J. Bartlett, and C. E. Stringer. 1964. The acceptability of some fats and oils as food to imported fire ants. J. Econ. Entomol. 57: 601-602.

Lofgren, C. S., F. J. Bartlett, C. E. Stringer, Jr., and W. A. Banks. 1964. Imported fire ant toxic bait studies: Further tests with granulated mirex-soybean oil bait. J. Econ. Entomol. 57: 695-698.

Lofgren, C. S., and C. E. Stringer, Jr. 1964. The effect of heptachlor and chlordane on the foraging activity of imported fire ants. J. Econ. Entomol. 57: 235-237.

Stringer, C. E., Jr., C. S. Lofgren, and F. J. Bartlett. 1964. Imported fire ant bait studies: Evaluation of toxicants. J. Econ. Entomol. 57: 941-945.

1963

Lofgren, C. S., F. J. Bartlett, and C. E. Stringer. 1963. Imported fire ant toxic bait studies: Evaluation of carriers for oil baits. J. Econ. Entomol. 56: 62-66.

1962

Lofgren, C. S., C. E. Stringer, and F. J. Bartlett. 1962. Imported fire ant toxic bait studies: GC-1283, a promising toxicant. J. Econ. Entomol. 55: 405-407.

Murphy, R. T., W. F. Barthel, and C. S. Lofgren. 1962. Insecticide Residues: Residual Studies in Connection with Successive Applications of Heptachlor for Imported Fire Ant Eradication. Agricultural and Food Chemistry 10: 5-7.

1961

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.

Lofgren, C. S., V. E. Adler, and W. F. Barthel. 1961. Effect of some variations in formulation or application procedure on control of the imported fire ant with granular heptachlor. J. Econ. Entomol. 54: 45-47.

Lofgren, C. S., F. J. Bartlett, and C. E. Stringer. 1961. Imported fire ant toxic bait studies: The evaluation of various food materials. J. Econ. Entomol. 54: 1096-1100.


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