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Nancy D Epsky
Subtropical Horticulture Research
Acting Research Leader

Phone: (786) 573-7088
Fax: (786) 573-7100
13601 OLD CUTLER ROAD
MIAMI, FL, 33158

Projects
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide: Mitigation of the Threat from Exotic Tropical and Subtropical Insect Pests
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424181
EFFECT OF PRE-HYDROCOOLING TIME AND WATER TEMPERATURE ON THE QUALITY OF MANGO AND MORTALITY OF MEXICAN FRUIT FLY, ANASTREPHA LUDENS
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 423387
DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED TRAPPING SYSTEMS FOR INVASIVE FRUIT FLIES THAT THREATEN U.S. AGRICULTURE
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 422793

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Cubeb oil lures: sesquiterpene emissions and efficacy for attraction of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only) - (06-Aug-14)
Culeb oil Lures: sesquiterpene /emissions and efficacy for attraction of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only) - (03-Aug-14)
From a nontarget to a target: identification of a fermentation volatile blend attractive to Zaprionus Indianus - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Jul-14)
North American Lauraceae: Terpenoid emissions, relative attraction and boring preferences of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Pruett, G.E., Mayfield Iii, A.E., Mackenzie, M., Deyrup, M.A., Bauchan, G.R., Ploetz, R.C., Epsky, N.D. 2014. North American Lauraceae: Terpenoid emissions, relative attraction and boring preferences of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). PLoS One. 9(7):e102086.
Mass trapping for Anastrepha suspensa - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E. 2014. Mass trapping for Anastrepha suspensa. Meeting Abstract. 238.
Evaluation of seven essential oils identifies cubeb oil as most effective attractant for detection of Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Jan-14)
Susceptibility of 15 mango (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) cultivars to the attack by Anastrepha ludens and Anastrepha obliqua (Diptera:Tephritidae) and the role of underdeveloped fruit as pest reservoirs: management implications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aluja, M., Arrendondo, J., Fleischer-Diaz, F., Birke, A., Rull, J., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D. 2014. Susceptibility of 15 mango (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) cultivars to the attack by Anastrepha ludens and Anastrepha obliqua (Diptera:Tephritidae) and the role of underdeveloped fruit as pest reservoirs: management implications. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(1):375-388.
Trapping African fig fly (Diptera: Drosophilidae) with combinations of vinegar and wine - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epsky, N.D., Gill, M.A., Cha, D.H., Landolt, P.J. 2014. Trapping African fig fly (Diptera: Drosophilidae) with combinations of vinegar and wine. Florida Entomologist. 97(1): 85-89.
Evaluation of Litchi chinensis for host status to Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and susceptibility to laurel wilt disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Ploetz, R.C., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Pena, J.E., Brar, G.S., Epsky, N.D. 2013. Evaluation of Litchi chinensis for host status to Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and susceptibility to laurel wilt disease. Florida Entomologist. Florida Entomol. 96 (4): 1442-1453.
Terpenoid variations within and among half-sibling avocado trees, Persea americana Mill. (Lauraceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Schnell Ii, R.J., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2013. Terpenoid variations within and among half-sibling avocado trees, Persea americana Mill. (Lauraceae). PLoS One. 8(9):e73601.
Development of kairomone based control programs for cocoa pod borer - (Abstract Only) - (03-Jul-13)
Capture of Anastrepha suspensa and sterile male Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) in multilure traps versus phase 4 traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epsky, N.D., Dean, D., Fox, A., Kendra, P.E. 2013. Capture of Anastrepha suspensa and sterile male Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) in multilure traps versus phase 4 traps. Florida Entomologist. 96(3):1116-1124.
Capture and host strain of fall armyworm males in traps baited with different pheromone blends - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meagher Jr, R.L., Nagoshi, R.N., Armstrong, J.S., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Flanders, K.L. 2013. Capture and host strain of fall armyworm males in traps baited with different pheromone blends. Florida Entomologist. 96(3):729-740.
New developments in bait stations for control of pest Tephritids - (Abstract Only) - (28-May-13)
Further exploration of host terpenoids as attractants for invasive insect pests - (Abstract Only)
Niogret, J., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D. 2013. Further exploration of host terpenoids as attractants for invasive insect pests. Meeting Abstract. 61st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX (10-13 Nov 2013).
Comparison of 7 essential oils identifies cubeb oil as an improved attractant for redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Schnell, E.Q., Deyrup, M.A., Epsky, N.D. 2013. Comparison of 7 essential oils identifies cubeb oil as an improved attractant for redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Meeting Abstract. 1st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, in Austin, Texas, November 10-13, 2013.
Update on Bait Stations for Tephritid Fruit Fly Control - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Gill, M.A., Crane, J. 2013. Update on Bait Stations for Tephritid Fruit Fly Control. Meeting Abstract. Florida Entomology Society Meeting, Naples, FL July 14-17.
Is Litchi chinensis a potential host for redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus? - (Abstract Only)
Niogret, J., Kendra, P.E., Ploetz, R.C., Montgomery, W.S., Pena, J.E., Brar, G.S., Epsky, N.D. 2013. Is Litchi chinensis a potential host for redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus?. Meeting Abstract. Florida Entomology Society Meeting, Naples, FL July 14-17_____________________________.
Cubeb oil identified as an improved attractant for redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Schnell, E.Q., Deyrup, M.A., Epsky, N.D. 2013. Cubeb oil identified as an improved attractant for redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Meeting Abstract. FL Ent Soc meeting.
Analysis of sesquiterpene distributions in leaves, branches, and trunks of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Schnell, E.Q., Schnell, R.J., Heath, R., Meerow, A.W., Kendra, P.E. 2013. Analysis of sesquiterpene distributions in leaves, branches, and trunks of avocado (Persea americana Mill.). American Journal of Plant Sciences. Am. J. Plant Sci. 4 (4): 922-931.
American Lauraceae: Relative attraction and susceptibility to attack by redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Pruett, G., Ploetz, R., Mayfield, A.E., Epsky, N.D., Ayala Silva, T. 2013. American Lauraceae: Relative attraction and susceptibility to attack by redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus). Meeting Abstract. Field work on Redbay Ambrosia Beetle. Trip funded by Florida Avocado Admin..
An uncertain future for American Lauraceae: A lethal threat from redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt disease. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D. 2013. An uncertain future for American Lauraceae: A lethal threat from redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt disease.. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 4 (3A) 727-738.
Evaluation of 7 plant essential oils for attraction of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Deyrup, M., Epsky, N.D. 2013. Evaluation of 7 plant essential oils for attraction of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Meeting Abstract. 87th Annual Mtg of the SE Branch of Entomological Society of America, Baton Rouge,LA, March 3-5,2013.
Xyleborus glabratus, X. affinis, and X. ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae): Electroantennogram responses to host-based attractants and temporal patterns in host-seeking flight - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Deyrup, M.A., Guillen, L., Epsky, N.D. 2012. Xyleborus glabratus, X. affinis, and X. ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae): Electroantennogram responses to host-based attractants and temporal patterns in host-seeking flight. Environmental Entomology. 41(6):1597-1605.
Sesquiterpene emissions from manuka and phoebe oil lures and efficacy for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Niogret, J., Montgomery, W.S., Deyrup, M.A., Pruett, G.E., Ploetz, R.C., Pena, J.E., Epsky, N.D. 2012. Sesquiterpene emissions from manuka and phoebe oil lures and efficacy for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus. Meeting Abstract. Ambrosia Beetle/Fungal Symbiont Workshop; UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research; Riverside, CA; 12-14 Aug 2012
Host preferences / relative attraction of the Lauraceae to redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Pruett, G.E., Ploetz, R.C., Mayfield, A.E., Pena, J.E., Epsky, N.D. 2012. preferences / relative attraction of the Lauraceae to redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus. Meeting Abstract. Ambrosia Beetle/Fungal Symbiont Workshop; UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research; Riverside, CA; 12-14 Aug 2012
Behavioral effects of plant essential oils on Ceratitis capitata males – risk versus reward - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Gill, M.A., Niogret, J., Heath, R.R. 2012. Behavioral effects of plant essential oils on Ceratitis capitata males – risk versus reward. Tephritid Workers of Europe Africa and the Middle East (TEAM). 2nd International Symposium of TEAM
Response of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tepritidae) to white and brown cane, coconut, date, date jaggery and panela sugar solutions with varying degrees of fermentation - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Gill, M.A., Allen, C.L., Niogret, J., Robert, H.R., Kendra, P.E. 2012. Response of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tepritidae) to white and brown cane, coconut, date, date jaggery and panela sugar solutions with varying degrees of fermentation. Tephritid Workers of Europe Africa and the Middle East (TEAM). Tephritid Workers of Europe Africa and the Middle East (TEAM).
Medfly Responses to Natural Essential Oils: Electroantennography and Long-Range Attraction - (Abstract Only)
Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Gill, M.A., Espinoza, H.R., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2012. Medfly Responses to Natural Essential Oils: Electroantennography and Long-Range Attraction. Tephritid Workers of Europe Africa and the Middle East (TEAM).
Attraction and Electroantennography responses of the male Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata, to natural essential oils and synthetic blends. - (Abstract Only)
Niogret, J., Kendra, P.E., Epsniza, H., Epsky, N.D. 2012. Attraction and Electroantennography responses of the male Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata, to natural essential oils and synthetic blends.. Meeting Abstract. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Nov 11-14, 2012.
EAG responses to host-based attractants and temporal patterns in host-seeking flight of Xyleborus glabratus, X. affinis, and X. ferrugineus - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Deyrup, M.A., Epsky, N.D. 2012. EAG responses to host-based attractants and temporal patterns in host-seeking flight of Xyleborus glabratus, X. affinis, and X. ferrugineus. Meeting Abstract. 60th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Nov 11-14, 2012.
Wood and Chemistry – or How to Combine Bob Heath's Two Passions into Entomology Research - (Abstract Only)
Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E. 2012. Wood and Chemistry – or How to Combine Bob Heath's Two Passions into Entomology Research. Meeting Abstract. 2012 Annual Florida Entomological Society, July 25 - 28, 2012, Jupiter, FL.
Developmental time, longevity, and lifetime fertility of three introduced parasitoids of the mealybug Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudoccidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amarasekare, K.G., Mannion, C.M., Epsky, N.D. 2012. Developmental time, longevity, and lifetime fertility of three introduced parasitoids of the mealybug Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudoccidae). Biological Control. 41:1184-1189.
Adventures in Fruit Fly Attractants – Multiple Phases of Bob Heath’s Research to Develop the Food-based Attractant for Tropical Tephritids - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D. 2012. Adventures in Fruit Fly Attractants – Multiple Phases of Bob Heath’s Research to Develop the Food-based Attractant for Tropical Tephritids. Meeting Abstract. 2012 Annual Florida Entomologist Society Meeting, July 25 - 28, 2012, Jupiter, Fl.
Chemical ecology of the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Schnell, E.Q., Epsky, N.D. 2012. Chemical ecology of the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus). Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. 5th annual meeting of the Florida Entomological society.
Method for collection of live redbay ambrosia beetles, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Sanchez, J., Deyrup, M.A., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D. 2012. Method for collection of live redbay ambrosia beetles, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Florida Entomologist. 95(2):513-516.
The effects of composted insect rearing waste on radish, squash and green bean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reed, S.T., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Joseph, R. 2012. The effects of composted insect rearing waste on radish, squash and green bean. Compost Science and Utilization. 20(2):87-91.
Temporal analysis of sesquiterpene emissions from manuka and phoebe oil lures and efficacy for attraction of Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Niogret, J., Montgomery, W.S., Sanchez, J., Deyrup, M.A., Pruett, G.E., Ploetz, R.C., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2012. Temporal analysis of sesquiterpene emissions from manuka and phoebe oil lures and efficacy for attraction of Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(2):659-669.
Antennal responses of West Indian and Caribbean fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to ammonium bicarbonate and putrescine lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Montgomery, W.S., Heath, R.R., Jenkins, D.M., Goenaga, R.J. 2012. Antennal responses of West Indian and Caribbean fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to ammonium bicarbonate and putrescine lures. Florida Entomologist. 95(1):28-34.
Comparative analysis of terpenoid emissions from Florida host trees of the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: scolytinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niogret, J., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Comparative analysis of terpenoid emissions from Florida host trees of the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: scolytinae). Florida Entomologist. 94(4):1010-1017.
Efficacy of wax matrix bait stations for Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epsky, N.D., Midgarden, D., Rendon, P., Villatoro, D., Heath, R.R. 2012. Efficacy of wax matrix bait stations for Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(2):471-479.
Attraction of the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus to avocado, lychee, and essential oil lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Pena,, J.E., Capinera, J.L., Brar, G., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Attraction of the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus to avocado, lychee, and essential oil lures. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37(9):932-942.
Efficacy of essential oil lures for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Niogret, J., Montgomery, W.S., Sanchez, J., Pena, J.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Efficacy of essential oil lures for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. 7/25/2011.
Host preferences of the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus) in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Sanchez, J., Pruett, G., Ploetz, R., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Host preferences of the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus) in Florida. 59th National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America. Reno, NV. Nov 2011.
Attraction and electroantennogram responses of male Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) to volatile chemicals from Persea, Litchi and Ficus wood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niogret, J., Montgomery, W.S., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D. 2011. Attraction and electroantennogram responses of male Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) to volatile chemicals from Persea, Litchi and Ficus wood. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37:483-491.
Comparison of synthetic food-based lures and liquid protein baits for capture of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) adults - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Pena, J., Heath, R.R. 2011. Comparison of synthetic food-based lures and liquid protein baits for capture of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) adults. Florida Entomologist. 94(2): 180-185.
Signature chemicals for detection of citrus infestation by fruit fly larvae (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Book / Chapter)
Kendra, P.E., Roda, A.L., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2013. Signature chemicals for detection of citrus infestation by fruit fly larvae (Diptera: Tephritidae). CABI(Council of Applied Biology International, Oxford, United Kingdom. pp228-239 in J>E> Pena (ed.).
Attractant-based systems as pesticide alternatives for control of tropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Crane, J.H., Heath, R.R. 2011. Attractant-based systems as pesticide alternatives for control of tropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. 2011.
Food-based lure performance in three locations in Puerto Rico: attractiveness to Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua (Diptera;Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R., Goenaga, R.J. 2011. Food-based lure performance in three locations in Puerto Rico: attractiveness to Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua (Diptera;Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 94(2):186-194.
Diversity of Scolytinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) attracted to avocado, lychee, and essential oil lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Sanchez, J., Montgomery, W.S., Okins, K.E., Niogret, J., Pena, J.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Diversity of Scolytinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) attracted to avocado, lychee, and essential oil lures. Florida Entomologist. 94(2):123-130.
Trap-lure combinations for redbay ambrosia beetle detection (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Abstract Only)
Niogret, J., Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Sanchez, J., Joseph, R., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Trap-lure combinations for redbay ambrosia beetle detection (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings. 2011 APS-Caribbean Division and ESA-Southern Branch Joint Meeting.
Host-based attractants for the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Sanchez, J., Niogret, J., Pena, J.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Host-Based Attractants for the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) . Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings. 2011.
Detection of Caribbean fruit fly [(Anastrepha suspensa Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae)]-infested grapefruit with portable gas chromatography - (Abstract Only)
Weihman, S.W., Roda, A.L., Kendra, P.E., Jones, E.M., Halitschke, R., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Detection of Caribbean fruit fly [(Anastrepha suspensa Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae)]-Infested Grapefruit with Portable Gas Chromatography. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. http://esa.confex.com/esa/2010/webprogram/paper52559.html.
Gas chromatography for detection of citrus infestation by fruit fly larvae (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Roda, A.L., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Gas chromatography for detection of citrus infestation by fruit fly larvae (Diptera: Tephritidae). Postharvest Biology and Technology. 59:143-149.
Effective sampling range for protein-based lures - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Espinoza, H., Midgarden, D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Effective sampling range for protein-based lures. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium. p.284.
Olfactory responses of male Medflies to plant material containing the parapheromone a-copaene - (Abstract Only)
Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Montgomery, W.S., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2010. Olfactory responses of male Medflies to plant material containing the parapheromone a-copaene. International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance Stellenbosh, South Africa. p.302.
Electroantennography for evaluation of food-based attractants for pest Tephritidae - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Electroantennography for evaluation of food-based attractants for pest Tephritidae. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium. Valencia, Spain. 9/26 through 10/1/2010.
Efficacy and longevity of essential oil lures for capture of the redbay ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only) - (08-Jul-10)
Volatile chemicals from host and non-host trees of the redbay ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus, threatening the Floridian avocado production. - (Abstract Only)
Niogret, J., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Volatile chemicals from host and non-host trees of the redbay ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus, threatening the Floridian avocado production.. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Food-based lure performance in three locations in Puerto Rico: attractiveness to Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua - (Abstract Only)
Jenkins, D.A., Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R., Goenaga, R.J. 2010. Food-based lure performance in three locations in Puerto Rico: attractiveness to Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua. [absract] Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting, http://flaentsoc.org/2010annmeetabstracts.pdf. page 8.
Field and Laboratory Studies to Identify Host Attractants for the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Sanchez, J., Niogret, J., Peña, J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Field and Laboratory Studies to Identify Host Attractants for the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. http://esa.confex.com/esa/2010/webprogram/paper48978.html.
Attraction of Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to Avocado, Lychee, and Essential Oil Lures - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Pena, J.A., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Attraction of Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to Avocado, Lychee, and Essential Oil Lures. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Olfactory Responses of Male Medflies to Plant Material Containing the Parapheromone a-Copaene - (Abstract Only)
Niogret, J., Montgomery, W.S., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Olfactory Responses of Male Medflies to Plant Material Containing the Parapheromone a-Copaene. Meeting Abstract.
Gas chromatography for detection of citrus infestation by tephritid fruit flies - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Roda, A.L., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Gas chromatography for detection of citrus infestation by tephritid fruit flies. Meeting Abstract. Invited presentation, UF-CTA Potential Invasive Pests Workshop. Coconut Grove, FL., October 10-14, 2010.
Effective sampling range of a synthetic protein-based attractant for Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epsky, N.D., Espinoza, H.R., Kendra, P.E., Abernathy, R., Midgarden, D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Effective sampling range of a synthetic protein-based attractant for Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(5): 1186-1895.
Host instar susceptibility and selection and interspecific competition of three introduced parasitoids of the mealybug Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococccidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amarasekare, K.G., Mannion, C.M., Epsky, N.D. 2010. Host instar susceptibility and selection and interspecific competition of three introduced parasitoids of the mealybug Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococccidae).. Environmental Entomology. 39(5):1506-1512.
Small-scale field tests of attract-and-kill stations for pest Tephritid fruit flies - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Gill, M.A., Kendra, P.E., Crane, J., Heath, R.R. 2010. Small-scale field tests of attract-and-kill stations for pest Tephritid fruit flies. Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings.
Identification of volatile chemicals from host trees of a redbay ambrosia beetle, the vector of laurel wilt - (Abstract Only)
Niogret, J., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Identification of volatile chemicals from host trees of a redbay ambrosia beetle, the vector of laurel wilt. Entomological Society of America Regional Meeting Proceedings.
Effective sampling range of food-based attractants for female Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Effective sampling range of food-based attractants for female Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(2):533-540.
Redbay ambrosia beetle/Laurel wilt: Overview of projects at the USDA-ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research Station - (Proceedings)
Kendra, P.E., Niogret, J., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Schnell Ii, R.J., Ayala Silva, T., Winterstein, M.C. 2009. Redbay ambrosia beetle/Laurel wilt: Overview of projects at the USDA-ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research Station. Online Proceedings of FDACS Laurel Wilt Disease and Redbay Ambrosia Beetle Research Symposium, 3 November 2009, Homestead, FL http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/enpp/pathology/images/lw-rbab_researchpresentations.pdf
Dynamics of pH modification of an acidic protein bait used for tropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heath, R.R., Vazquez, A., Schnell, E.Q., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D. 2009. Dynamics of pH modification of an acidic protein bait used for tropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). J. of Econ. Entomol. 102(6):2371-2376.
Efficiency and establishment of three introduced parasitoids of the mealybug Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amarasekare, K., Mannion, C.M., Epsky, N.D. 2009. Efficiency and establishment of three introduced parasitoids of the mealybug Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Biological Control. 51:91-95.
Biology, host instar suitability and susceptibility, and interspecific competition of three introduced parasitoids of Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) - (Abstract Only)
Amarasekare, K.G., Mannion, C.M., Epsky, N.D. 2009. Biology, host instar suitability and susceptibility, and interspecific competition of three introduced parasitoids of Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting North Central Branch.
Using portable gas spectrometry for detection of invasive pests at ports of entry - (Abstract Only)
Roda, A.L., Kendra, P.E., Weihman, S.W., Varona, E., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Vazquez, A., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2009. Using portable gas spectrometry for detection of invasive pests at ports of entry. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
USDA-ARS Strategies to Address the Imminent Threat of Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt Disease to Avocados in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Schnell Ii, R.J., Ayala Silva, T., Meerow, A.W., Winterstein, M.C. 2009. USDA-ARS strategies to address the imminent threat of redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt disease to avocados in Florida. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Antennal and behavioral responses to putrescine and ammonium bicarbonate in the Caribbean fruit fly (Diptera: tephritidae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2009. Antennal and behavioral responses to putrescine and ammonium bicarbonate in the Caribbean fruit fly (Diptera: tephritidae). Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Electroantennogram and behavioral responses of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) to putrescine and ammonium bicarbonate lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2009. Electroantennogram and behavioral responses of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) to putrescine and ammonium bicarbonate lures. Environmental Entomology. 38(4): 1259-1266.
Sampling methods of Myllocerus undecimpustulatus undatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) adults - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epsky, N.D., Walker, A., Kendra, P.E. 2009. Sampling methods of Myllocerus undecimpustulatus undatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) adults. Florida Entomologist. 92:388-390.
Laboratory and field cage studies on female-targeted attract-and-kill bait stations for Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heath, R.R., Lavallee, S.L., Schnell, E.Q., Midgarden, D.G., Epsky, N.D. 2009. Laboratory and field cage studies on female-targeted attract-and-kill bait stations for Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae). Pest Management Science. 65:672-677.
Development of new lures and bait stations for fruit flies - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Midgarden, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2008. Development of new lures and bait stations for fruit flies. Fruit Flies of the Western Hemisphere.
Removal of Putrescine from a Food-Based Synthetic Attractant and Capture of Sterile Medflies - (Abstract Only)
Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D., Midgarden, D.G., Holler, T.C. 2008. Removal of Putrescine from a Food-Based Synthetic Attractant and Capture of Sterile Medflies. Fruit Flies of the Western Hemisphere.
Utility of electroantennography for development of food-based attractants for Anastrepha fruit flies - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2008. Utility of electroantennography for development of food-based attractants for Anastrepha fruit flies. Fruit Flies of the Western Hemisphere.
Traps for capturing insects. - (Book / Chapter)
Epsky, N.D., Wendell, M.L., Mankin, R.W. 2008. Traps for capturing insects.. Encyclopedia of Entomology.
Effect of Temperature on the life history of the mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amarasekare, K.G., Chong, J., Epsky, N.D., Mannion, C. 2008. Effect of Temperature on the life history of the mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) under laboratory conditions. Journal of Economic Entomology 101(6):1798-1804.
Antennal and behavioral responses of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a series of homologous terminal diamines - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Montgomery, W.S., Heath, R.R. 2008. Antennal and behavioral responses of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a series of homologous terminal diamines. 56th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, NV. 16-19 November 2008.
Feeding Attractants for Pest Tephritid Fruit Flies - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2008. Feeding Attractants for Pest Tephritid Fruit Flies. Entomology Society America Annual Meeting.
Ovary development in two genetic strains of Caribbean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Sanchez, J.S., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D. 2008. Ovary development in two genetic strains of Caribbean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Signature Chemicals for Detection of Hidden Insect Infestation - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Roda, A.L., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Vazquez, A., Weihman, S.W., Halitschke, R., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2008. Signature Chemicals for Detection of Hidden Insect Infestation. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Response of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) to terminal diamines in a food-based synthetic attractant. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Montgomery, W.S., Heath, R.R. 2008. Response of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) to terminal diamines in a food-based synthetic attractant.. Environmental Entomology 37:1119-1125
New developments in food-based synthetic attractants for pest Tephritidae. - (Abstract Only)
Heath, R.R., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D. 2008. New developments in food-based synthetic attractants for pest Tephritidae. XXI International Congress of Entomology, Proceedings.
Electroantennography for development of food-based attractants for pest Tephritidae. - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2008. Electroantennography for development of food-based attractants for pest Tephritidae.. International Congress of Entomology.
Life history of Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera:Pseudococcidae)on four host plant species under laboratory conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaushalya, A.G., Catharine, M.M., Lance, O., Epsky, N.D. 2008. Development, survival, and reproduction of Paracoccus marginatus (Homoptera:Pseudococcidae)on different host plant species.Environmental Entomology.37(3):630-635.
Update on an undescribed Baradinae weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) that feeds on Amaryllidaceae - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Weissling, T.J., Meerow, A.W. 2008. Update on an undescribed Baradinae weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) that feeds on Amaryllidaceae. Entomological Society of America Regional Meeting Proceedings.
Effective sampling range of food-based synthetic attractants for pest Tephritidae. - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2008. Effective sampling range of food-based synthetic attractants for pest Tephritidae. XXI International Congress of Entomology Proceedings.
Ammonium Acetate and Ammonium Bicarbonate in Traps for Anastrepha Fruit Flies - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Thomas, D.B., Serra, C., Hall, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2008. Ammonium Acetate and Ammonium Bicarbonate in Traps for Anastrepha Fruit Flies. Tephritid Workers of Europe Africa and the Middle East (TEAM).
Updates on fruit fly trapping and control - (Abstract Only)
Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E. 2008. Updates on fruit fly trapping and control. Tephritid Workers of Europe Africa and the Middle East (TEAM).
Life History and Damage of a new Baradinae Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Amaryllis. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epsky, N.D., Weissling, T.J., Meerow, A.W., Heath, R.R. 2008. Life History and Damage of a new Baradinae Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Amaryllis. Florida Entomologist. 91(2):214-219.
Converting insect colony waste into a potting susbstrate. - (Other)
Reed, S.T., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Joseph, R. 2007. Converting insect colony waste into a potting susbstrate. American Society of Agronomy Meetings.
Ammonia as a component of fruit fly attractants. - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Thomas, D.B., Serra, C., Hall, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2007. Ammonia as a component of fruit fly attractants. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Field assessment of three introduced parasitoids of Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) - (Other)
Amarasekare, K.G., Mannion, C.M., Epsky, N.D. 2007. Field assessment of three introduced parasitoids of Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Effect of temperature on the biology of Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae). - (Abstract Only)
Amarasekara, K.G., Chong, J.H., Mannion, C.M., Epsky, N.D. 2007. Effect of temperature on the biology of Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae).. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Gas chromatography for detection of fruit fly infestation(Diptera:Tephritidae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Roda, A.L., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Schnell, E.Q., Heath, R.R. 2007. Gas chromatography for detection of fruit fly infestation(Diptera:Tephritidae). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Fruit fly trapping and control - Past, present and future. - (Proceedings)
Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Mangan, R.L. 2007. Fruit fly trapping and control - Past, present and future, pp. 7-10. In Development of Improved Attractants and Their Integration into Fruit Fly SIT Management Programmes. Proceedings of a final Research Coordination Meeting, IAEA-TECDOC-1574. IAEA Vienna.
Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera:Tephritidae): Life history and laboratory rearing methods. - (Other)
Epsky, N.D., Sanchez, J.S., Montgomery, W.S., Kendra, P.E. 2007. Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera:Tephritidae): Life history and laboratory rearing methods.. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
EAG and behavioral responses of the Caribbean fruit fly (Diptera:Tephritidae) to terminal diamines in a food-based lure. - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Vazquez, A., Heath, R.R. 2007. Eag and behavioral responses of the caribbean fruit fly (diptera:tephritidae) to terminal diamines in a food-based lure.. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Ammonia Formulations and Capture of Anastrepha Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B., Epsky, N.D., Serra, C.A., Hall, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2008. Ammonia formulations and capture of Anastrepha fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 43:76-85.
Identifying the C. cactorum Pheromone - (Abstract Only)
Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D. 2007. Identifying the C. cactorum Pheromone. Meeting Abstract.
Mating behavior and female-produced pheromone use in tropical sod webworm (Lepidoptera:Crambidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meagher Jr, R.L., Epsky, N.D., Cherry, R. 2007. Mating behavior and female-produced pheromone use in tropical sod webworm (Lepidoptera: Crambidae).Florida Entomologist. 90:304-308.
Residential composting of infested fruit: A potential pathway for spread of Anastrepha fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Hennessey, M.K., Montgomery, W.S., Jones, E.M., Epsky, N.D. 2007. Residential composting of infested fruit: A potential pathway for entry of Anastrepha fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) into Florida. Florida Entomologist. 90(2):314-320.
Quantification of Ammonia Release from Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Attractants Using Infrared Spectrocopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heath, R.R., Vazquez, A., Espada, C., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D. 2007. Quantization of ammonia release from attractants using infrared spectrocopy. Journal of Economic Entomology. 100(2):580-585.
Biology and damage of an undescribed baridine weevil on amryllis - (Other)
Epsky, N.D., Walker, A., Weissling, T., Meerow, A.W. 2006. Biology and damage of an undescribed baridine weevil on amryllis. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Ovarian development in the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Proceedings)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2008. Ovarian development in the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae). Pp. 227-232 In R.L. Sugayama, R.A. Zucchi, S.M. Ovruski, and J. Sivinski (eds.). Fruit Flies of Economic Importance: From Basic to Applied Knowledge. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, 10-15 Sept 2006, Salvador, Brazil.
Response of Anestrepha suspensa to liquid protein baits and synthetic lure formulations - (Proceedings)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2008. Response of Anestrepha suspensa to liquid protein baits and synthetic lure formulations. Pp. 81-88 In R.L. Sugayama, R.A. Zucchi, S.M. Ovruski, and J. Sivinski (eds.). Fruit Flies of Economic Importance: From Basic to Applied Knowledge. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, 10-15 Sept 2006, Salvador, Brazil.
Pheromone-Based Attractant for Males of Cactoblastis Cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heath, R.R., Teal, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Dueben, B.D., Hight, S.D., Bloem, S., Carpenter, J.E., Weissling, T.J., Kendra, P.E., Cibran, J. 2006. Pheromone-based attractant for males of cactoblastis cactorum (lepidoptera: pyralidae). Environmental Entomology. 35(6): 1469-1476.
Ovarian Development in the Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2006. Ovarian development in the caribbean fruit fly, anastrepha suspensa (diptera: tephritidae). International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Biology and Damage of An Undescribed Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Amaryllis - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Walker, A., Weissling, T., Meerow, A.W. 2006. Biology and damage of an undescribed weevil (coleoptera: curculionidae) on amaryllis. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Likelihood of mated females of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) entering an area from infested grapefruits discarded onto backyard compost piles - (Abstract Only)
Hennessey, M.K., Kendra, P.E., Jones, E.M., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D. 2006. Likelihood of mated females of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) entering an area from infested grapefruits discarded onto backyard compost piles. Meeting Abstract.
Testing for a Trail Following Pheromone on the Silky Cane Weevil - (Abstract Only)
Puche, H., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2006. Testing for a trail following pheromone on the silky cane weevil. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Development, Reproduction, and Survival of Papaya Mealybug (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) on Different Host Plant Species - (Abstract Only)
Amarasekare, K.G., Mannion, C.M., Epsky, N.D. 2006. Development, reproduction, and survival of papaya mealybug (homoptera: pseudococcidae) on different host plant species. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Backyard Composting of Infested Fruit: a Potential Pathway for Introduction of Anastrepha Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) into Florida - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Hennessey, M.K., Jones, E.M., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D. 2006. Backyard composting of infested fruit: a potential pathway for introduction of anastrepha fruit flies (diptera: tephritidae) into Florida. Meeting Abstract.
Response of Anastrepha Suspensa to Liquid Protein Baits and Synthetic Lure Formulations - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2006. Response of anastrepha suspensa to liquid protein baits and synthetic lure formulations. Meeting Abstract.
Dynamics on Ph of Proteinaceous Bait Systems for Use in Attracting Fruit Flies - (Abstract Only)
Heath, R.R., Vazquez, A., Schnell, E.Q., Villarreal, J.M., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D. 2006. Dynamics on ph of proteinaceous bait systems for use in attracting fruit flies. Meeting Abstract.
Temporal and Spatial Characterization of An Infestation of Paratachardina Lobata Lobata (Hemiptera: Kerriidae), a New Invasive Pest in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epsky, N.D., Amalin, D., Kendra, P.E., Puche, H., Mannion, C.M. 2006. Spacial and temporal factors in a local infestation of Paratatachardina Lobata Lobata (Hemiptera: kerriidae). Florida Entomologist 89:367-374.
Assessment of Female Reproductive Status in Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2006. Assessment of female reproductive status in anastrepha suspensa (diptera: tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 89(2):144-151.
Pheromone of the Fruit Fly Parasitoid Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) - (Other)
Epsky, N.D., Deuben, B.D., Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M., Teal, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2005. Pheromone of the fruit fly parasitoid diachasmimorpha longicaudata. (hymenoptera, braconidae). 53rd National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America. D0369, p. 118.
Differential Attraction to Plant Chemical Volatiles by Rolled Leaf Beetles (Hispinae, Chrysomelidae). Do a Community of Tropical Herbivores Use Different Chemical Cues to Find Their Hosts? - (Proceedings)
Garcia-Robledo, C., Horvitz, C.C., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2005. Differential attraction to plant chemical volatiles by rolled leaf beetles (hispinae, chrysomelidae). Do a community of tropical herbivores use different chemical cues to find their hosts?. 53rd National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America. Program Addendum, DO300. p.34.
Likelihood of Mated Females of Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) Entering An Area from Infested Grapefruits Discarded onto Backyard Compost Piles in Miami - (Abstract Only)
Hennessey, M.K., Kendra, P.E., Jones, E.M., Epsky, N.D. 2006. Likelihood of mated females of anastrepha suspensa (diptera: tephritidae) entering an area from infested grapefruits discarded onto backyard compost piles in miami. Entomological Society of America Proceedings.
Field Trials of Lures to Attract Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephriditidae) in Commercial Sapodilla, Mamey Sapote, and Carambola Orchards in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pingel, R.L., Epsky, N.D., Goenaga, R. 2006. Field trials to attract fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in commercial sapodilla, mamey sapote, and carambola orchards in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 90:109-113.
Existence of a Trail Following Pheromone on the Silky Cane Weevil - (Abstract Only)
Puche, H., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. Existence of a trail following pheromone on the silky cane weevil. 2005.National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Assessment of Ovarian Development in Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2005. Assessment of ovarian development in anastrepha suspensa (diptera: tephritidae). 53rd Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America. D0640, p. 145.
Development of a Pheromone-Based Synthetic Attractant for the Cactus Moth - (Other)
Epsky, N.D., Dueben, B.D., Hight, S.D., Carpenter, J.E., Teal, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2005. Development of a pheromone-based synthetic attractant for the cactus moth. 88th Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting, Ft. Myers, FL.
Estimating Dispersal Rate of the Silky Cane Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionodae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puche, H., Weissling, T., Schnell Ii, R.J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2005. Estimating dispersal rate of the silky cane weevil (coleoptera: curculionodae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 129(6): 293-299.
Capture of Anastrepha Spp. Fruit Flies in North America and the Caribbean Basin. - (Proceedings)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Thomas, D., Serra, C., Hall, D., Heath, R.R. 2005. Capture of anastrepha spp. fruit flies in north america and the caribbean basin.. IAEA Area Wide Insect Management Symposium Proceedings.
Systems to Advance and Enhance Exotic Pest Control-a Case Study of a Global Partnership in Developing Monitoring Systems for Use in Sit Management of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly. - (Proceedings)
Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D., Mangan, R.L., Enkerlin, W., Hendrichs, J. 2005. Systems to advance and enhance exotic pest control-a case study of a global partnership in developing monitoring systems for use in sit management of the mediterranean fruit fly.. IAEA Area Wide Insect Management Symposium Proceedings.
Effect of Age on Eag Response and Attraction of Female Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera:tephritidae) to Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Mateo, D.M., Puche, H., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2005. Effect of Age on EAG Response and Attraction of Female Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera:Tephritidae) to Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide. Environmental Entomology. 34: 584-590
Effect of Age of Electroantennographic and Behavioral Responses of Caribbean Fruit Fly (Deptera:tephritidae) to Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide. - (Proceedings)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Mateo, D.M., Puche, H., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2004. Effect of Age of Electroantennographic and Behavioral Responses of Caribbean Fruit Fly (Deptera:Tephritidae) to Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide.. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Effect of Ammonia Dose and Formulation on Capture of Anastrepha Spp. Fruit Flies. - (Proceedings)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Hall, D.G., Thomas, D.B., Heath, R.R. 2004. Effect of Ammonia Dose and Formulation on Capture of Anastrepha Spp. Fruit Flies.Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Effect of Sugarcane Varieties and Male Pheromone Patches on the Mobility of the Silky Cane Weevil (Coleoptera:curculionidae) - (Proceedings)
Puche, H., Schnell Ii, R.J., Weissling, T., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2004. Effect of Sugarcane Varieties and Male Pheromone Patches on the Mobility of the Silky Cane Weevil (Coleoptera:Curculionidae). Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Effect of Elevation and Host Availability on Distribution of Sterile and Wild Mediterranean Fruit Fries (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puche, H., Midgarden, D.G., Ovalle, O., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Rendon, P., Heath, R.R. 2005. Effect of elevation and host availability on sterile and wild Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: tephritidae) distribution. Florida Entomologist. 88(1): 83-90.
Capture of Anastrepha Spp. Fruit Flies with Synthetic Attractants. - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Thomas, D., Serra, C., Hall, D., Heath, R.R. 2005. Capture of anastrepha spp. fruit flies with synthetic attractants. 8th Exotic Fruit Fly International Symposium, Riverside, CA.
Capture of Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)in Dry Traps Baited with a Food-Based Attractant and Jackson Traps Baited with Trimedlure During Sterile Male Release in Guatemala - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Midgarden, D.G., Ovalle, O., Epsky, N.D., Puche, H., Kendra, P.E., Rendon, P., Heath, R.R. 2004. Comparison of Food Based Attractant and Trimedlure for Detection of Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) During Sterile Release of Mediterranean Fruit Flies. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97: 2137-2143.
System and Method for Sound Based Capture of Insects - (Patent Application)
Mizrach, A., Hetzroni, A., Grinshspun, J., Mazor, M., Mankin, R.W., Shuman, D., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2005. System and method for sound based capture of insects. International Patent WO 2005/022991 A2.
Mobility of the Silky Cane Weevil (Coleopetera:curculiondae) in a Screen Enclosure. - (Proceedings)
Puche, H., Weissling, T., Schnell II, R.J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2004. Mobility of the Silky Cane Weevil (Coleopetera:Curculiondae) in a Screen Enclosure. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Broadcasts of wing-fanning vibrations recorded from calling male Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) increase captures of females in traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, R.W., Anderson, J.B., Mizrach, A., Epsky, N.D., Shuman, D., Heath, R.R., Mazor, M., Hetzroni, A., Grinspun, J., Taylor, P.W., Garrett, S.L. 2004. Broadcasts of wing-fanning vibrations recorded from calling male Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) increase captures of females in traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97:1229-1309.
A Quantitative Stored-Product Insect Monitoring System Using Sensor Output Analog Processing (Soap) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shuman, D., Larson, R.G., Epsky, N.D. 2004. A quantitative stored-product insect monitoring system using sensor output analog processing (soap). Transactions of the ASAE.
Varietal Susceptibility and Spatial Analysis of Local Distribution of the Lobate Lac Scale. - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Amalin, D., Puche, H., Mannion, C.M. 2004. Varietal Susceptibility and Spatial Analysis of Local Distribution of the Lobate Lac Scale.. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
The Role of Eag in Development of Food-Based Attractants for Anastrepha Fruit Flies (Diptera:tephritdae) - (Proceedings)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2004. The role of EAG in development of food-based attractants for Anastrepha Fruit Flies (Diptera: tephritdae). 5th Working Group on Fruit Flies of the Western Hemisphere, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. May 17, 2004.
Chemical Communication in the Mating Behavior Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) - (Proceedings)
Epsky, N.D., Dueben, B.D., Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M., Teal, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2004. Chemical communication in the mating behavior Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). Meeting Abstract.
Efficacy of 1,4-Diaminobutane (Putrescine) in a Food-Based Synthetic Attractant for Capture of Mediterranean and Mexican Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Proceedings)
Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D., Midgarden, D.G., Katsoyannos, B. 2004. Efficacy of 1,4-Diaminobutane (putrescine) in a Food-Based Synthetic Attractant for Capture of Mediterranean and Mexican Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Meeting Abstract.
Effect of Elevation Amd Host Availability on Distribution of Sterile and Wild Mediterranean Fruit Flies. - (Proceedings)
Puche, H., Midgarden, D., Kendra, P.E., Rendon, P., Epsky, N.D., Ovalle, O., Heath, R.R. 2004. Effect of Elevation amd Host Availability on Distribution of Sterile and Wild Mediterranean Fruit Flies.. Meeting Abstract.
Ammonia and Carbon Dioxiode: Quantitation and Electroantennogram Responses of Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Vazquez, A., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. Ammonia and carbon dioxiode: quantitation and electroantennogram responses of caribbean fruit fly, anastrepha suspensa (diptera: tephritidae). 2005. Environmental Entomology. 34(3): 569-575.
Efficacy of 1,4 - Diaminobutane (Putrescine) in a Food-Based Synthetic Attractant for Capture of Mediterranean and Mexican Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heath, R.R., Midgarden, D.G., Epsky, N.D., Katsoyannos, B. 2004. Efficacy of 1,4 - Diaminobutane (Putrescine) in a Food-Based Synthetic Attractant. J. Econ. Entomol. 97:1126-1131.
Acoustic Trap for Female Mediterranean Fruit Flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mizrach, A., Hetzroni, A., Mazor, M., Mankin, R.W., Ignat, T., Grinshpun, J., Epsky, N.D., Shuman, D., Heath, R.R. 2005. Acoustic trap for female Mediterranean fruit flies. Transactions of the ASAE. 48:2017-2022.
Distribution and Capture of Sterile and Fertile Mediterranean Fruit Flies in the Santa Maria Region in Guatemala. - (Abstract Only)
Puche, H., Midgarden, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D. 2003. Distribution and Capture of Sterile and Fertile Mediterranean Fruit Flies in the Santa Maria Region in Guatemala.. Entomological Society of America Proceedings.
Development of Lures for Detection and Delimitation of Invasive Anastrepha Fruit Flies. - (Proceedings)
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2004. Development of lures for detection and delimitation of invasive Anastrepha fruit flies. Pp. 84-89 In W. Klassen, W. Colon, and W.I. Lugo (eds.). Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Food Crops Society, July 2003. Grenada.
Arena Size, Hole Density, and Capture of Oryzaephilus Surinamensis (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in Grain Probe Traps. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epsky, N.D., Shuman, D. 2004. Arena Size and Capture of Oryzaephiles Surinamenus (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in Grain Probe Traps. J. Econ. Entomol. 97:150-154
Trapping Flies with Acoustics: Artificial Song Attracts Female Mediterranean Fruit Flies - (Abstract Only)
Mizrach, A., Hetzroni, A., Ignat, T., Grinshpun, J., Mazor, M., Shuman, D., Mankin, R.W., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. Trapping flies with acoustics: artificial song attracts female mediterranean fruit flies. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Resource Magazine. 2003. v. 96, p. 1770-1779.
Evidence for Chemical Communication in the Mating Behavior of the Fruit Fly Parasitoid Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) - (Other)
Epsky, N.D., Dueben, B.D., Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M., Teal, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2003. Evidence for Chemical Communication in the Mating Behavior of the Fruit Fly Parasitoid Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Development of Strategies for Detection, Delimitation and Management of Invasive Fruit Flies. - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Midgarden, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Puche, H., Heath, R.R. 2003. Development of Strategies for Detection, Delimitation and Management of Invasive Fruit Flies.. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings.
Strategies at the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station (Usda/ars) for Mitigating Invasive Insect Pests. - (Abstract Only)
Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D., Weissling, T.J., Midgarden, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Puche, H. 2003. Strategies at the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station (USDA/ARS) for Mitigating Invasive Insect Pests.. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings.
Insect Traps - (Book / Chapter)
Epsky, N.D., Morrill, W.L., Mankin, R.W. 2004. Insect traps. Encyclopedia of Entomology. Kluwer Academic Pub., Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
Field Evvaluation of Female-Targeted Trapping Systems for Tropical Pest Fruit Flies - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Kendra, P.E., Enkerlin, P.E., Hendrichs, J. 2002. Field Evaluation of Female-Targeted Trapping Systems for Tropical Pest Fruit Flies. National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America.
Development of a Trapping System for the Cactus Moth - (Abstract Only)
Weissling, T.J., Carpenter, J.E., Bloem, K.A., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Teal, P.E., Dueben, B.D., Hight, S.D. 2002. Development of a Trapping System for the Cactus Moth. National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America.
Strategies at the Subtropical Horticulutre Research Station (Usda/ars) Formitigating Exotic Pest Insects - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Weissling, T.J., Heath, R.R. 2002. Strategies at the Subtropical Horticulutre Research Station (USDA,ARS) Formitigating Exotic Pest Insects. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Hole Density and Capture of Stored Product Insect Pests in Grain Probe Traps. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Jun-02)
Release Rate of Trimedlure under Subtropical Conditions - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Schnell, E.Q. 2002. Release Rate of Trimedlure Under Subtropical Conditions. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium.
Development of Bait Stations for Suppressing Fruit Fly Populations - (Abstract Only)
Heath, R.R., Schnell, E.Q., Lavallee, S.G., Villatoro, D., Epsky, N.D., Midgarden, D.G. 2002. Development of Bait Stations for Suppressing Fruit Fly Populations. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium.
Feeding Bioassay for Stored Product Insect Pests Using An Encapsulated Food Source. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (31-May-01)
3-Alkyl-1-Butanol Attractants for Frugivorous Pest Insects, Patent No. 6.224.890 - (Patent Application)
Heath, R.R., Epsky, N.D. 2001. 3-Alkyl-1-Butanol Attractants For Frugivorous Pest Insects, Patent no. 6.224.890. Patent Application.
Exposure to male pheromones enhances Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) female response to male calling song - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, R.W., Petersson, E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Sivinski, J.M. 2000. Exposure to male pheromones enhances Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) female response to male calling song. Florida Entomologist. 83:411-421.
Laboratory Evaluation of An Improved Electronic Grain Probe Insect Counter - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Apr-00)
Field Evaluation of Female-Targeted Trapping Systems for Ceratitis Capitata(diptera: Tephritidae) in Seven Counties - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Sep-98)
Trapping Females of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Israel: Comparison of Lures and Trap Type - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Jul-98)
Attraction of 3-Methyl-1-Butanol and Ammonia Identified from Enterobacter Agglomerans to Anastrepha Suspensa - New Title, Reviews, Journal - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Jul-98)
Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) Capture in a Dry Trap Baited with a Food-Based Synthetic Attractant in An Argan Forest in Morocco - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Jan-98)
Effect of Methyl Substituted Ammonia and a Food-Based Synthetic Attractant on Capture of Mediterranean and Mexican Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (27-Jun-97)
Attraction of Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) to Volatiles from Avian Fecal Material - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Mar-97)
Biology and Development of Lespesia Aletiae (Diptera: Tachinidae) in Two Lepidopteran Species in the Laboratory - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Mar-97)
Systems to Monitor and Suppress Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera:tephritidae) Populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (11-Apr-96)
Capture of Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) Using Color Inserts in Trimedlure-Baited Jackson Traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Dec-95)
Imporved Pheromone-Based Trapping Systems to Monitor Toxotrypana Curvicauda (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Sep-95)
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