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1. New Postings on Web site:


  • New ARS Agricultural Research Magazine News and Events Article

  • New Sounds and Videos:
  • Pine weevil  Soapberry bugs, Red turpentine beetle,   Australian cane grubs, Coconut rhinoceros beetle, Cockroach stepsPsyllid sounds, Psyllid videos
  • Diaprepes task force cartoon of grub attacking orange tree
  •   Related Website:  wildmirage.com

  • 2. Publications in Last 5 Years:
    Richard's computer working busily on new manuscript

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    Mankin, R. W. and B. Rohde. 2014. Differently abled in entomology. Am. Entomol. 60: 154-155. link to entomologists with disabilities paper [98 kB]


    Dosunmu, O. G., N. J. Herrick, M. Haseeb, R. L. Hix, and R. W. Mankin. 2014. Acoustic detectability of Rhynchophorus cruentatus (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae). Fla. Entomol. 97: 431-438. link to palmetto weevil detectability paper [514 kB]

    Mankin, R. W., D. W. Hagstrum, C. Nansen, and W. G. Meikle. 2014. Almond moth oviposition patterns in continuous layers of peanuts. J. Stored Prod Research 50: 48-54. link to almond moth egg laying distribution paper [1,123 kB]

    Athreya, K., T. Conway, C. Didion, B. Duerstock, I. Durre, A. Foreman, A. Gates, N. Krogman, G. Machlis, R. Megginson, D. Nelson, J. Oppenheim, E. Penn, J. Rogers, L. Velazquez, and R. Mankin. 2014. Scientific diversity interventions-comments. Science 343: 615. link to Science Forum comments [152 kB]

    Mankin, R. W., B. B. Rohde, S. A. McNeill, T. M. Paris, N. I. Zagvazdina, and S. Greenfeder. 2013. Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) responses to microcontroller-buzzer communication signals of potential use in vibration traps. Fla. Entomol. 96: 1546-1555.   link to ACP vibration trap microcontroller   [710  kB]

    Paris, T. M., B. B. Rohde, S. A. Allan, R. W. Mankin, and P. A. Stansly. 2013. Synchronized rearing of mated and unmated  Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) of known age. Fla. Entomol. 96: 1631-1634.   link to ACP rearing   [332  kB]

    Agha, M. K., Lee, W. S., Wang, C, Mankin R. W., Bliznyuk, N., and Bucklin R. A. 2013. Determination of degree of infestation of triticale seed using NIR spectroscopy, ASABE paper no. 131592957 in 2013 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Meeting, July 21-24, 2013, Kansas City, MO.   link to Near Infrared detection of rice weevil   [349  kB]

    Rohde, B., T. M. Paris, E. M. Heatherington, D. G. Hall, and R. W. Mankin. 2013.  Responses of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) to conspecific vibrational signals and synthetic mimics. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 106: 392-399,    link to red palm weevil / cruentatus paper   [571  kB]

    Herrick, N. J., R. W. Mankin, O. G. Dosunmu, and M. T. K. Kairo.  2013.  Ecology and detection of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and related weevils for the protection of palm tree species in the United States, pp. 269-283 In Palm pest Mediterranean Conference, January 16-18, 2013, Nice France.    link to red palm weevil / cruentatus paper   [744  kB]

    Lampson, B. D., Y. J. Han, A. Khalilian, J. Greene, R. W. Mankin, and E. G. Foreman. 2013.  Automatic detection and identification of brown stink bug, Euschistus servus, and southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula, (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) using intraspecific substrate-borne vibrational signals. Comp. Elec. Agric. 91: 154-159.    link to stink bug detection paper   [254  kB]

    Herrick, N. J., and R. W. Mankin. 2012.  Acoustical detection of early instar Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Canary Island date palm, Phoenix canariensis (Arecales: Arecaceae). Fla. Entomol. 95: 983-990.    link to RPW early instar detection paper   [454  kB]

    Zych, A. F.,  R. W. Mankin, J. F. Gillooly, and E. Foreman 2012. Stridulation by Jadera haematoloma (Hemiptera: Rhopalidae): Production mechanism and associated behaviors. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 105:118-127.    link to Rhopalid stridulation paper   [758  kB]

    Mankin, R. W.  2012. Applications of acoustics in insect pest management. CAB Reviews 7: 001.    link to acoustic trapping-ipm paper   [85  kB]

    Mankin, R. and  D. Hagstrum. 2011. Chapter 22. Acoustic monitoring of insects.  In D. W. Hagstrum, T. W. Phillips, and G. Cupuerus [Eds.], Stored product protection, Publication  S156-22. Kansas State Univ. Press, Manhattan, KS  link to Sored Product insect acoustic detection paper   [278  kB]

    Fiaboe, K. K. M., R. W. Mankin, A. L. Roda, M. T. K. Kairo, and C. Johanns.   2011. Pheromone-food-bait trap and acoustic surveys of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Curacao. Fla. Entomol. 94: 766-773.    link to red palm weevil pheromone and acoustic detection paper   [506  kB]

    Mankin, R. W.   2011. Recent developments in the use of acoustic sensors and signal processing tools to target early infestations of red palm weevil in agricultural environments. Fla. Entomol. 94: 761-765.    link to red palm weevil acoustic detection paper   [195  kB]

    Mukhtar, M., K. G. Rasool, M. P. Parrella, Q. I. Sheikh, A. Pain, L. V. Lopez-Llorca, Y. N. Aldryhim, R. W. Mankin, and A. S. Aldawood.  2011. New initiatives for management of red palm weevil threats to historical Arabian date palms. Fla. Entomol. 94: 733-736.    link to red palm weevil initiatives paper   [53  kB]

    Mankin, R. W. and M. T. Smith.  2011. Eavesdropping on coconut rhinoceros beetles, red palm weevils, Asian longhorned beetles and other invasive travelers. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 14:010001;1-8.    link to long-term monitoring paper   [160  kB]

    Ober, H. K., L. W. DeGroote, C. M. McDonough, R. F. Mizell III, and R. W. Mankin. 2011. Identification of an attractant for the nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus. Wildlife Soc. Bull. 35:421-429.    link toarmadillo attractants paper   [215  kB]

    Chiu, Y.-K., R. W. Mankin, and C.-C. Lin. 2011. Context-dependent stridulatory responses of Leptogenys kitteli (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) to social, prey, and disturbance stimuli. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 104:1012-1020.    link to red palm weevil invasive pest paper   [867  kB]

    Roda, A., M. Kairo, T. Damian, F. Franken, K. Heidweiller, C. Johanns, and R. Mankin. 2011. Red palm weevil, (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus), an invasive pest recently found in the Caribbean that threatens the region. OEPP/EPPO, Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 41: 116-121.   link to Mating Disruption Paper   [798  kB]

    Sanders, W. R., R. W. Mankin, O. E. Liburd, and L. L. Stelinski. 2011. Acoustic detection of arthropod infestation of grape roots: scouting for grape root borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Fla. Entomol. 94: 296-302.   link to Mating Disruption Paper   [252  kB]

    Sanders, W. R., O. E. Liburd, R. W. Mankin, W. L. Meyer, and L. L. Stelinski.  2011. Applications and mechanisms of wax-based semiochemical dispenser technology for disruption of grape root borer mating. J. Econ. Entomol. 104: 939-946. link to Mating Disruption Paper   [177  kB]

    Mankin, R. W., D. W. Hagstrum, M. T. Smith, A. L. Roda, and M. T. K. Kairo.  2011. Perspective and promise: a century of insect acoustic detection and monitoring. Amer. Entomol. 57: 30-44. link to Acoustic Detection: Perspective   [7144 kB]

    Ulyshen, M. D., R. W. Mankin, Y. Chen, J. J. Duan, T. M. Poland, and L. S. Bauer 2011. Role of emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) larval vibrations in host-quality assessment by Tetrastichus planipennisi (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 104: 81-86. link to Tetrastichus response to EAB larval vibration   [380 kB]

    Kairo, M. T. K., A. Roda, R. Mankin, W. De Chi, T. Damian, F. Franken, K. Heidweiller, C. Johanns, and J. Leon. 2010. The red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, a new pest threat in the Caribbean: Biology and options for management. Proc. Caribbean Food Crops Society 46: 87-96. link to red palm weevil management [4352 kB]

    Egan, M., and R. W. Mankin. 2010. Female Anastrepha suspensa (Loew) response to the vibration component of male wing-fanning signals, pp. 36-41 in Proc. 8th. Int. Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Sept. 26- Oct. 1, 2010, Valencia, Spain. link to Caribbean fruit fly female response to vibration   [370 kB]

    Mankin, R. W., R. D. Hodges, H. T. Nagle, C. Schal, R. M. Pereira,  and P. G. Koehler. 2010.  Acoustic indicators for targeted detection of stored product and urban insect pests by inexpensive infrared, acoustic, and vibrational detection of movement.  J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 1636-1646. link to prototype insect movement detector   [1,222 kB]

    Mankin, R. W., and A. Moore.  2010.  Acoustic detection of Oryctes rhinoceros (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) and Nasutitermes luzonicus (Isoptera: Termitidae) in palm trees in urban Guam.  J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 1135-1143. link to coconut rhinoceros beetle acoustic detection   [808 kB]

    Lampson, B., Y. Han, A. Khalilian, J. Greene, R. W. Mankin, and E. Foreman.  2010.  Characterization of substrate-borne vibrational signals of Euschistus servus (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Am. J. Agric. Biol. Sci. 5:32-36. link to Euschistus servus vibrations   [159 kB]

    Mankin, R. W., P. R. Samson, and K. J. Chandler. 2009.  Acoustic detection of Melolonthine larvae in Australian sugarcane. J. Econ. Entomol. 102: 1523-1535. link to canegrub acoustic detectioni   [1.125 mB]

    Wenninger, E. J., D. G., Hall, and R. W. Mankin. 2009. Vibrational communication between the sexes in Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 102: 547-555. link to vibrational communication between the sexes in Diaphorina citri  [347 kB]

    Mankin, R. W., A. Moore, P. R. Samson, and K. J. Chandler. 2009. Acoustic characteristics of dynastid beetle stridulations.  Fla. Entomol. 92: 123-133. link to Acoustic characteristics of dynastid beetle stridulations  [433 kB]

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