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

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

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

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

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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., 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.

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., 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., 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.

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].

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., 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.

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., 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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Williams, D. F. 1995. Controlling fire ants in the Amazon. Crop Prot. News 1: 6.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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