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Briano, J. A. 1993. Effect of the pathogen Thelohania sp. (Microsporidia Thelohaniidae) on field populations of the fire ant Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina. Univ. of Florida, M.S. Thesis, 146.

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.

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

Briano, J. A., and D. F. Williams. 1996. The Microsporidium, Thelohania solenopsae, as a potential biological control agent for the imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri. Proc. Society for Invertebrate Pathology; Cordoba, Spain; September 1-6, 1996; p. 10.

Briano, J. A., L. A. Calcaterra, D. F. Williams, and R. S. Patterson. 1997. The parasitic ant, Solenopsis daguerrei (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), on fire ants: abundance and field studies in Argentina. 1997 Imported Fire Ant Research Conference; Gainesville, FL; April 14-16, 1997; 72-86.

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.

Briano, J. A., L. A. Calcaterra, D. F. Williams, and D. H. Oi. 2000. The fire ant parasite Solenopsis daguerrei: progress report at the USDA- ARS-SABCL- Argentina. Imported Fire Ants Conf. Proc.; Chattanooga, TN; April 5-7, 2000; p. 81-83.

Briano, J. A., and D. F. Williams. 2000. The Microsporidium Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporida: Burenellidae), a potential candidate for the biological control of the imported fire ants in the United States. XXI International Congress of Entomology: XVIII Brazilian Congress of Entomology; Fozdolgurassu, Brazil; August 20-26, 2000; p.862.

Briano, J. A., D. F. Williams, and D. H. Oi. 2000. The fire ant microsporidian pathogens Thelohania solenopsae and Vairimorpha invictae: field host range, intracolonial prevalence, and dual infections. Imported Fire Ants Conf. Proc.; Chattanooga, TN; April 5-7, 2000; p. 77-80.

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, and D. H. Oi. 2002. Long term effect of the fire ant pathogens Vairimorpha invictae and Thelohania Solenopsae in Argentina. Proc. 2002 Imported Fire Ant Conference; Athens, GA; March 24-26, 2002: 15.

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.

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

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

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

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

Calcaterra, L. A., 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.

Oi, D. H., D. F. Williams, J. A. Briano, and L. A. Calcaterra. 1998. Research update on Solenopsis (Labauchena) daguerrei, a parasitic ant of imported fire ants. Proc. of the Imported Fire Ant Research Conference, April 1998, p. 129-130.

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.

Patterson, R. S., and J. Briano. 1989. Efficiency of a biocontrol organism Thelohane Solenopsae to suppress fire ant population in Argentina. Proc. IFA Conf., M. Mispagel [Ed.], 23-35.

Patterson, R. S., and J. Briano. 1990. Thelohania solenopsae, a microsporidian of fire ants: Its effect on indigenous populations in Argentina. In: G. K. Veeresh, B. Mallik, C. A. Viraktamath [Eds.], Proc. Social Insects and the Environment, 11th Intl. Cong. IUSSI, 1990, India.

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.

Patterson, R. A., and J. Briano. 1994. The potential of biological control for ant control. Proceedings of the 1994 National Conference on Urban Entomology, p. 124.

Patterson, R. S., and J. A. Briano. 1994. Impact of three biological control agents on the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Proc. IV Intl. Symp. on Pest Ants, p. 65.

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.

Porter, S. D., S. M. Valles, T. S. Davis, J. A. Briano, L. A. Calcaterra, D. H. Oi, and A. Jenkins. 2005. Host range of the microsporidian pathogen Vairimorpha invictae at three field sites in Argentina. Gulfport, Mississippi.

Porter, S. D., S. M. Valles, T. S. Davis, J. A. Briano, L. A. Calcaterra, D. H. Oi, and A. Jenkins. 2007. Host range of the microsporidian pathogen Vairimorpha invictae at three field sites in Argentina. Fla. Entomol. 90: 447-452.

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, 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.

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.

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.

Williams, D. F., J. A. Briano, and S. D. Porter. 1997. Fire ant biological control studies in the U.S. with Thelohania solenopsae and Solenopsis daguerrei. 1997 Imported Fire Ant Research Conference; Gainesville, FL; April 14-16, 1997; 70-71.

Williams, D. F., S. D. Porter, and J. A. Briano. 1997. Biological control of fire ants. 1997 Imported Fire Ant Research Conference; Gainesville, FL; April 14-16, 1997; 129.

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.


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