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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Christopher Mehelis (Chris)
Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research
Biological Science Technician (Insects)

Phone: (510) 559-5705
Fax: (510) 559-5982
Room 3013
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-EIW
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Pre-release efficacy assessment of the leaf-mining moth Digitivalva delaireae (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae), a potential biological control agent for Cape-ivy, Delairea odorata (Asteraceae), in western North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reddy, A.M., Mehelis, C.N. 2015. Pre-release efficacy assessment of the leaf-mining moth Digitivalva delaireae (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae), a potential biological control agent for Cape-ivy, Delairea odorata (Asteraceae), in western North America. Biological Control. 90:67-74.
Biology and host range of Digitivalva delaireae (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae), a candidate agent for biological control of Cape-ivy (Delairea odorata) in California and Oregon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mehelis, C.N., Balciunas, J., Reddy, A.M., Van Der Westhuizen, L., Neser, S., Moran, P.J. 2015. Biology and host range of Digitivalva delaireae (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae), a candidate agent for biological control of Cape-ivy (Delairea odorata) in California and Oregon. Environmental Entomology. 44(2):260-276. DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvu030.
Prospects for biological control of Cape-ivy with the Cape-ivy fly and the cape-ivy moth - (Abstract Only) - (14-Jun-13)
Biology and host range of the moth Digitivalva delaireae as one of two candidate agents for biological control of Cape-ivy - (Abstract Only) - (03-Jun-13)
Life history of Parafreutreta regalis, (diptera:tephritidae), a candidate agent for biological control of delairea odorata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balciunas, J.K., Mehelis, C.N. 2010. Life history of Parafreutreta regalis, (diptera:tephritidae), a candidate agent for biological control of delairea odorata. Environmental Entomology. 39(1):114-120.
Laboratory Host Range of Parafreutreta regalis (Diptera: Tephritidae), a Candidate Agent for Biological Control of Cape-ivy. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balciunas, J.K., Neser, S., Westhuizen, L.V., Mehelis, C.N. 2010. Laboratory Host Range of Parafreutreta regalis (Diptera: Tephritidae), a candidate agent for Biological Control of Cape ivy. Environmental Entomology. 39(3):841-848.
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