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  Vega, F. E., F. Infante, and A. J. Johnson. 2015. The genus Hypothenemus, with emphasis on H. hampei, the coffee berry borer. In "Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species (F. E. Vega and R. W. Hofstetter, Eds.), in press. Academic Press, San Diego.
   
 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., A. Simpkins, G. Bauchan, F. Infante, M. Kramer, and M. F. Land. 2014. On the eyes of male coffee berry borers as rudimentary organs. PLoS ONE 9(1):e85860.
   
 PDF Icon Infante, F., A. Castillo, J. Pérez, and F. E. Vega. 2013. Field-cage evaluation of the parasitoid Phymastichus coffea as a natural enemy of the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei. Biological Control 67:446-450.
   
 PDF Icon Parsa, S., V. Ortiz, and F. E. Vega. 2013. Establishing fungal entomopathogens as endophytes: towards endophytic biological control. Journal of Visualized Experiments 74:e50360.
   
 PDF Icon Bourtzis, K., S. Crook, D. Daffonchio, R. Durvasula, Y. Hanboonsong, F. Infante, P. Lacava, T. A. Miller, and F. E. Vega. 2012. International entomology. American Entomologist 58:234-246.
 
 PDF Icon  Ceja-Navarro, J., E. L. Brodie, and F. E. Vega. 2012. A technique to dissect the alimentary canal of the coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei), with isolation of internal microorganisms. Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research 44:e21.
   
 PDF Icon Infante, F., J. Pérez, and F. E. Vega. 2012. Redirect research to control coffee pest. Nature 489:502.
   
 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., A. P. Davis, and J. Jaramillo. 2012. From forest to plantation? Obscure articles reveal alternative host plants for the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107:86-94.
   
 PDF Icon Chaves, F. C., T. J. Gianfagna, M. Aneja, F. Posada, S. W. Peterson, and F. E. Vega. 2012. Aspergillus oryzae NRRL 35191 from coffee, a non-toxigenic endophyte with the ability to synthesize kojic acid. Mycological Progress 11:263-267.
   
 PDF Icon Burbano, E., M. Wright, D. E. Bright, and F. E. Vega. 2011. New record for the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei, in Hawaii. Journal of Insect Science 11:117.
   
 PDF Icon Jaramillo, J., E. Muchugu, F. E. Vega, A. Davis, C. Borgemeister, and A. Chabi-Olaye. 2011. Some like it hot: the influence and implications of climate change on coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei) and coffee production in East Africa. PLoS ONE 6:e24528.
   
 PDF Icon Beard, J., R. Ochoa, and F. E. Vega. 2011. A new Asca (Acari: Mesostigmata: Ascidae) from Costa Rica. Systematic & Applied Acarology 16:7-20.
 
 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., M. Kramer, and J. Jaramillo. 2011. Increasing coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei; Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) female density in artificial diet decreases fecundity. Journal of Economic Entomology 104:87-93.
 
 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., and J. Jaramillo. 2010. A predator of the coffee berry borer: is it present in your country? Distributed to coffee producing countries by the International Coffee Organization, London. Published in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

 PDF Icon Peterson, S. W., Z. Jurjevic, G. F. Bills, A. M. Stchigel, J. Guarro, and F. E. Vega. 2010. Genus Hamigera, six new species and multilocus DNA sequence based phylogeny. Mycologia 102:847-864.
 
 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., A. Simpkins, M. C. Aime, F. Posada, S. W. Peterson, S. A. Rehner, F. Infante, A. Castillo, and A. E. Arnold. 2010. Fungal endophyte diversity in coffee plants from Colombia, Hawai’i, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Fungal Ecology 3:122-138.

 PDF Icon Roy, H. E., E. L. Brodie, D. Chandler, M. S. Goettel, J. K. Pell, E. Wajnberg, and F. E. Vega. 2010. Deep space and hidden depths: Understanding the evolution and ecology of fungal entomopathogens. BioControl 55:1-6. 

 PDF Icon Ownley, B. H., K. D. Gwinn, and F. E. Vega. 2010. Endophytic fungal entomopathogens with activity against plant pathogens: ecology and evolution. BioControl 55:113-128.

 PDF Icon Jaramillo, J., E. G. Chapman, F. E. Vega, and J. D. Harwood. 2010. Molecular diagnosis of a previously unreported predator-prey association in coffee: Karnyothrips flavipes predation on the coffee berry borer. Naturwissenschaften 97:291-298.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., M. S. Goettel, M. Blackwell, D. Chandler, M. A. Jackson, S. Keller, M. Koike, N. K. Maniania, A. Monzón, B. H. Ownley, J. K. Pell, D. E. N. Rangel, and H. E. Roy. 2009. Fungal entomopathogens: new insights on their ecology. Fungal Ecology 2:149-159.

 PDF Icon Jaramillo, J., A. Chabi-Olaye, C. Kamonjo, A. Jaramillo, F. E. Vega, H.-M. Poehling, and C. Borgemeister. 2009. Thermal tolerance of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei: predictions of climate change on a tropical insect pest. PLoS ONE 4:e6487. 

 PDF Icon Castillo, A., J. Gómez, F. Infante, and F. E. Vega. 2009. Susceptibilidad del parasitoide Phymastichus coffea LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) a Beauveria bassiana en condiciones de laboratorio. Neotropical Entomology 38:665-670.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., F. Infante, A. Castillo, and J. Jaramillo. 2009. The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): a short review, with recent findings and future research directions. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 2:129-147.

 PDF Icon Espinoza, J. C., F. Infante, A. Castillo, J. Perez, G. Nieto, E. Pinson, and F. E. Vega. 2009. The biology of Phymastichus coffea LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) under field conditions. Biological Control 49:227-233.

 PDF Icon Jaramillo, J., A. Chabi-Olaye, C. Borgemeister, C. Kamonjo, H.-M. Poehling, and F. E. Vega. 2009. Where to sample? Ecological implications of sampling strata in determining abundance of natural enemies of the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei. Biological Control 49:245-253.

 PDF Icon Chapman, E. G., J. Jaramillo, F. E. Vega, and J. Harwood. 2009. Biological control of coffee berry borer: the role of DNA-based gut-content analysis in assessment of predation. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, February 8-13, 2009, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 475-484.

 PDF Icon Jaramillo, J., and  F. E. Vega. 2009. Aphanogmus sp. (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae): a hyperparasitoid of the coffee berry borer parasitoid Prorops nasuta (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) in Kenya. Biocontrol Science and Technology 19:113-116.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E. 2008. Insect pathology and fungal endophytes. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 98:277-279.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., A. Ebert, and R. Ming. 2008. Coffee germplasm resources, genomics, and breeding. Plant Breeding Reviews 30:415-447.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., F. Posada, M. C. Aime, S. W. Peterson, and S. A. Rehner. 2008. Fungal endophytes in green coffee seeds. Mycosystema 27:75-84.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., F. Posada, M. C. Aime, M. Pava-Ripoll, F. Infante, and S. A. Rehner. 2008. Entomopathogenic fungal endophytes. Biological Control 46:72-82.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., R. Ochoa, C. Astorga, and D. E. Walter. 2007. Mites (Arachnida: Acari) inhabiting coffee domatia: a short review and recent findings from Costa Rica. International Journal of Acarology 33:291-295.

 PDF Icon Benavides, P., J. J. Stuart, F. E. Vega, J. Romero-Severson, A. E. Bustillo, L. Navarro, L. M. Constantino, and F. E. Acevedo. 2007. Genetic variability of Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) in Colombia and development of molecular markers. Proceedings of the 21st International Scientific Colloquium on Coffee, Montpellier, France, September 2006. Association Scientifique Internationale du Café (ASIC), pp. 1301-1315.

 PDF Icon Posada, F., M. C. Aime, S. W. Peterson, S. A. Rehner, and F. E. Vega. 2007. Inoculation of coffee plants with the fungal entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales). Mycological Research 111:749-758.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., F. Posada, T. Gianfagna, F. Chaves, and S. W. Peterson. 2006. An insect parasitoid carrying an ochratoxin producing fungus. Naturwissenschaften 93:297-299.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., F. Posada, S. W. Peterson, T. Gianfagna, and F. Chaves. 2006. Penicillium species endophytic in coffee plants and ochratoxin A production. Mycologia 98:31-42.

 PDF Icon Rehner, S. A., F. Posada, E. Buckley, F. Infante, A. Castillo, and F. E. Vega. 2006. Phylogenetic origins of African and American Beauveria bassiana pathogens of the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 93:11-21.

 PDF Icon Posada, F., and F. E. Vega. 2006. Inoculation and colonization of coffee seedlings (Coffea arabica L.) with the fungal entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales). Mycoscience 47:284–289.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., F. Posada, and F. Infante. 2006. Coffee insects, ecology, and control. In "Encyclopedia of Pest Management" (D. Pimentel, Ed.). Dekker, published online.

 PDF Icon Benavides, P., F. E. Vega, J. Romero-Severson, A. E. Bustillo, and J. Stuart. 2005. Biodiversity and biogeography of an important inbred pest of coffee, the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98:359-366.

 PDF  Icon Vega, F. E. 2005. What Makes Biology Unique? Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline by Ernst Mayr, Cambridge University Press, New York, NY. The Quarterly Review of Biology 80:224-225 [Book Review].

 PDF Icon Pérez, J., F. Infante, and F. E. Vega. 2005. Does the coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) have mutualistic fungi? Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98:483-490.

 PDF Icon Infante, F., J. C. Espinoza, A. Castillo, and F. E. Vega. 2005. Historia natural de la avispita Phymastichus coffea. El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) and Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), Mexico. 13 pp.

 PDF Icon Peterson, S. W., F. E. Vega, F. Posada, and C. Nagai. 2005. Penicillium coffea, a new endophytic species isolated from a coffee plant and its phylogenetic relationship to P. fellutanum, P. thiersii, and P. brocae based on parsimony analysis of multilocus DNA sequences. Mycologia 97:659-666.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., M. Pava-Ripoll, F. Posada, and J. S. Buyer. 2005. Endophytic bacteria in Coffea arabica L. Journal of Basic Microbiology 45:371-380.

 PDF Icon Posada, F., and F. E. Vega. 2005. A new method to evaluate the biocontrol potential of single spore isolates of fungal entomopathogens. Journal of Insect Science 5:37.

 PDF Icon Posada, F., and F. E. Vega. 2005. Establishment of the fungal entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) as an endophyte in cocoa seedlings (Theobroma cacao). Mycologia 97:1195-1200.

 PDF Icon Castillo, A., F. Infante, G. López, J. Trujillo, L. R. Kirkendall, and F. E. Vega. 2004. Laboratory parasitism by Phymastichus coffea upon non-target bark beetles associated with coffee plantations. The Florida Entomologist 87:274-277.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E. 2004. Coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). In "Encyclopedia of Entomology" (J. L. Capinera, Ed.), pp. 575-576. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. Second edition published by Springer in 2008, pp. 959-960.

 PDF Icon Ortiz, A., A. Ortiz, F. E. Vega, and F. Posada. 2004. Volatile composition of coffee berries at different stages of ripeness, and their possible attraction to the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 52:5914-5918.

 PDF Icon Posada, F., F. E. Vega, S. A. Rehner, M. Blackwell, D. Weber, S.-O. Suh, and R. A. Humber. 2004. Syspastospora parasitica, a mycoparasite of the fungus Beauveria bassiana attacking the Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata: a tritrophic association. Journal of Insect Science 4:24.

 PDF Icon Poinar, Jr., G. O., F. E. Vega, A. Castillo, I. Chavez, and F. Infante. 2004. Metaparasitylenchus hypothenemi sp. n. (Allantonematidae: Nematoda), a parasite of the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Journal of Parasitology 90:1106-1110.

 PDF Icon Peterson, S. W., J. Pérez, F. E. Vega, and F. Infante. 2003. Penicillium brocae, a new species associated with the coffee berry borer in Chiapas, Mexico. Mycologia 95:141-147.

 PDF Icon Dowd, P. F., and F. E. Vega. 2003. Autodissemination of Beauveria bassiana by sap beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) to overwintering sites. Biocontrol Science and Technology 15:69-79.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., M. A. Jackson, G. Mercadier, and T. Poprawski. 2003. The impact of nutrition on spore yields for various fungal entomopathogens in liquid culture. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 19:363-368.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., M. B. Blackburn, C. P. Kurtzman, and P. F. Dowd. 2003. Identification of a coffee berry borer associated yeast: does it break down caffeine? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 107:19-24.

 PDF Icon Pérez, J., F. Infante, F. E. Vega, F. Holguín, J. Macías, J. Valle, G. Nieto, S. W. Peterson, C. P. Kurtzman, and K. O’Donnell. 2003. Mycobiota associated with the coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei) in Mexico. Mycological Research 107:879-887.

 PDF  Icon Vega, F. E., E. Rosenquist, and W. Collins. 2003. Global project needed to tackle coffee crisis. Nature 425:343.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., P. Benavides, J. Stuart, and S. L. O’Neill. 2002. Wolbachia infection in the coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 95:374-378.

 PDF Icon Mercadier, G., M.-G. Saethre, and F. E. Vega. 2002. First report of the fungal entomopathogen Paecilomyces in Norway. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 49:71-73.

 PDF  Icon Castillo, A., F. Infante, J. Barrera, L. Carta, and F. E. Vega. 2002. First field report of a nematode (Tylenchida: Sphaerularioidea) attacking the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in the Americas. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 79:199-202.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., R. A. Franqui, and P. Benavides. 2002. The presence of the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei, in Puerto Rico: fact or fiction? Journal of Insect Science 2.13.

 PDF Icon Narang, N., F. Hérard, E. M. Dougherty, K. Chen, and F. E. Vega. 2001. A gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar, Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) multinucleocapsid nuclear polyhedrosis virus from France: comparison with North American and Korean strains. European Journal of Entomology 98:189-194.

 PDF  Icon Fargues J., N. Smits, C. Vidal, A. Vey, F. E. Vega, G. Mercadier, and P. C. Quimby, Jr.  2001. Effect of liquid culture media on morphology, growth, propagule production, and pathogenic activity of the Hyphomycete, Metarhizium flavoviride. Mycopathologia 154:127-138.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., G. Mercadier, and P. F. Dowd. 2000. Fungi associated with the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Proceedings of the 18th International Scientific Colloquium on Coffee, Helsinki, Finland, August 1999. Association Scientifique Internationale du Café (ASIC), pp. 229-238.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., L. A. Lacey, A. P. Reid, F. Hérard, D. Pilarska, E. Danova, R. Tomov,and H. K. Kaya. 2000. Infectivity of a Bulgarian and an American strain of Steinernema carpocapsae (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) against codling moth. BioControl 45:337-343.

 PDF Icon Pilarska, D., M. McManus, A. Hajek, F. Hérard, F. E. Vega, D. Pilarska, and G. Markova. 2000. Introduction of the entomopathogenic fungus Entomophaga maimaiga to a Lymantria dispar population in Bulgaria. Anzeiger für Shädlingskunde (Journal of Pest Science) 73:125-126.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., G. Mercadier, A. Damon, and A. Kirk. 1999. Natural enemies of the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in Togo and Ivory Coast, and additional entomofauna associated with coffee beans. African Entomology 7:243-248.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., M. A. Jackson, and M. R. McGuire. 1999. Germination of conidia and blastospores of the fungal entomopathogen Paecilomyces fumosoroseus on the cuticle of Bemisia argentifolii and on two types of agar. Mycopathologia 147:33-35.

Books
   
  Vega, F. E., and M. Blackwell (Eds.). 2005. Insect -Fungal Associations: Ecology and Evolution. Oxford University Press, New York, 333 pp. Japanese translation published by Kyoritsu Shuppan in 2007, 400 pp.

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Roy, H. E., F. E. Vega, D. Chandler, M. S. Goettel, J. K. Pell, and E. Wajnberg (Eds.). 2010. The Ecology of Fungal Entomopathogens. Springer, The Netherlands, 198 pp.

   
 

Vega, F. E., and H. K. Kaya (Eds.). 2012. Insect Pathology, Second Edition. Academic Press, San Diego. 490 pp.

   
  Vega, F. E., and R. W. Hofstetter (Eds). 2015. Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species. Academic Press, San Diego. in press
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 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., P. F. Dowd, L. A. Lacey, J. K. Pell, D. Michael Jackson, and M. Klein. 2000. Dissemination of beneficial microbial agents by insects. In "Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology" (L. A. Lacey and H. K. Kaya, Eds.), pp. 153-176. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

  Quimby, Jr., P. C., G. Mercadier, W. Meikle, F. E. Vega, J. Fargues, and N. Zidack. 2001. Enhancing biological control through superior formulations: a worthy goal but still a work in progress. In "Enhancing Biocontrol Agents and Handling Risks - NATO Science Series Vol. 339: Life and Behavioural Sciences" (M. Vurro, J. Gressel, T. Butt, G. Harman, D. Nuss, D. Sands, and R. St. Leger, Eds.), pp. 86-95. IOS Press, The Netherlands.

 PDF Icon Blackwell, M., and F. E. Vega. 2005. Seven wonders of the insect-fungus world. In "Insect-Fungal Associations: Ecology and Evolution" (F. E. Vega and M. Blackwell, Eds.), pp. xiii-xvii. Oxford University Press, New York.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., and P. F. Dowd. 2005. The role of yeasts as insect endosymbionts. In "Insect-Fungal Associations: Ecology and Evolution" (F. E. Vega and M. Blackwell, Eds.), pp. 211-243. Oxford University Press, New York.

 PDF Icon Vega, F. E., and M. Blackwell. 2005. Symbioses, biocomplexity, and metagenomes. In "Insect-Fungal Associations: Ecology and Evolution" (F. E. Vega and M. Blackwell, Eds.), pp. 293-295. Oxford University Press, New York.

 

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Vega, F. E. 2007. Naming names: The etymology of fungal entomopathogens. In "Use of Entomopathogenic Fungi in Biological Pest Management" (S. Ekesi and N. Maniania, Eds.), pp. 1-11. Research SignPost, India.

  Vega, F. E., P. F. Dowd, L. A. Lacey, J. K. Pell, D. Michael Jackson, and M. Klein. 2007. Dissemination of beneficial microbial agents by insects. In "Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology, Second Edition. Application and Evaluation of Pathogens for Control of Insects and other Invertebrate Pests" (L. A. Lacey and H. K. Kaya, Eds.), pp. 127-146. Springer, The Netherlands.
   
  Vega, F. E. and H. K. Kaya. 2012. Preface. In "Insect Pathology, Second Edition" (F. E. Vega and H. K. Kaya, Eds.), p. xiii. Academic Press, San Diego. 
   
  Kaya, H. K., and F. E. Vega. 2012. Scope and basic principles of insect pathology. In "Insect Pathology, Second Edition" (F. E. Vega and H. K. Kaya, Eds.), pp. 1-12. Academic Press, San Diego. 
   
  Vega, F. E., N. V. Meyling, J. J. Luangsa-ard, and M. Blackwell. 2012. Fungal entomopathogens. In "Insect Pathology, Second Edition" (F. E. Vega and H. K. Kaya, Eds.), pp. 171-220. Academic Press, San Diego. 
   
  Cardoza, Y. J., R. W. Hofstetter, and F. E. Vega. 2012. Insect-associated microorganisms and their possible role in outbreaks. In "Insect Outbreaks Revisited" (P. Barbosa, D. K. Letourneau, and A. A. Agrawal, Eds.), pp. 155-174. Wiley-Blackwell, UK.
   
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 PDF Icon Dowd, P. F., and F. E. Vega. 1995. Autoinoculating device for contaminating insects with active agents. U. S. Patent No. 5,452,540. 

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 PDF Icon Vega, F. E. 2008. The rise of coffee. American Scientist 96:138-145. 
   
 PDF Icon Vega, F. E. 2008. L'ascension du café. Pour la Science 368:16-19.
   
 PDF Icon Vega, F. E. 2008. I segreti del caffè. Le Scienze 480:88-93.
   

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