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Donald B Thomas
Tick and Biting Fly Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (956) 205-7694
Fax: (956) 205-7639
Room 108
USDA,ARS,CATTLE FEVER TICK RESEARCH LABORATORY
MOORE AIR BASE BLD 6419
EDINBURG, TX, 78541

Projects
BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF TICKS OF VETERINARY AND HUMAN IMPORTANCE
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 418521
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species that Impact Livestock
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 427622

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Biological studies and field observations in Europe of Lasioptera donacis potential biological control agent of giant reed, Arundo donax, an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin of Texas and Mexico - (Proceedings) - (10-Oct-14)
Tripius gyraloura sp. n. (Aphelenchoidea: Sphaerulariidae) parasitic in the gall midge Lasioptera donacis Coutin (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Sep-14)
Establishment and spread of a single parthenogenic genotype of the Mediterranean arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana in the variable climate of Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Aug-14)
Walker's Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B., Smith, A.D., Triplehorn, C.A., Aalbu, R.A. 2014. Walker's Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Zootaxa. 3835(4):1175-5326.
Copula duration, insemination and sperm allocation in Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B., Leal, S.N., Conway, H.E. 2014. Copula duration, insemination and sperm allocation in Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 107(4):858-865.
Spatiotemporal Incidence of Acaracide Resistance among Outbreaks of Cattle Fever Ticks in the US - (Abstract Only) - (30-May-13)
Comparison of torula yeast and various grape juice products as attractants for Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mangan, R.L., Thomas, D.B. 2014. Comparison of torula yeast and various grape juice products as attractants for Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(2):591-600.
Efficacy of an organophosphate mixture against an organophosphate-resistant strain of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davey, R.B., Thomas, D.B., Pound, J.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Miller, R. 2014. Efficacy of an organophosphate mixture against an organophosphate-resistant strain of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 48(4):306-316.
Mcphersonarcys, a new genus for Pentatomaaequalis Say (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B. 2012. Mcphersonarcys, a new genus for Pentatomaaequalis Say (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Great Lakes Entomologist. 45(3-4):127-133.
Phylogeography of West Indian fruit fly, Anastrepha obliqua, inferred with mtDNA sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Sep-12)
USDA-ARS Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory Tick & Biting Fly Research Unit Scientific Update - (Other) - (12-Sep-12)
Ticks on Deer and Cattle in the Cattle Fever Tick Permanent Quarantine Zone, 2012 - (Abstract Only) - (25-Jun-12)
A calendrical method for predicting generation cycles of the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae), triggering citrus quarantines in south Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B. 2012. A calendrical method for predicting generation cycles of the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae), triggering citrus quarantines in south Texas. Subtropical Plant Science. 64:13-17.
Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision of the subgenus Melaneleodes Blaisdell and Omegeleodes, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Eleodin) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Triplehorn, C., Thomas, D.B. 2011. Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision of the subgenus Melaneleodes Blaisdell and Omegeleodes, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Eleodin). Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 137(3-4):251-281.
Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision of the subgenus Melaneleodes Blaisdell and Omegeleodes, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Eleodin) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Triplehorn, C., Thomas, D.B. 2011. Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision of the subgenus Melaneleodes Blaisdell and Omegeleodes, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Eleodin). Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 137(3/4):251-281.
The authority and types for the hackberry gall psyllid genus Pachypsylla (Riley) (Hemiptera-Homoptera: Psyllidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Mar-12)
Comparison of insect vacuums for sampling Asian citrus psyllid (Homoptera: Psyllidae) on citrus trees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B. 2012. Comparison of insect vacuums for sampling Asian citrus psyllid (Homoptera: Psyllidae) on citrus trees. Southwestern Entomologist. 37(1):55-60.
Insect-vacs for sampling Asian citrus psyllid (Homoptera: psyllidae) on citrus trees - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Feb-12)
A stink bug, Edessa protera sp. n. (Pentatomidae: Edessinae) in Mexican amber - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poinar Jr, G., Thomas, D.B. 2012. A stink bug, Edessa protera sp. n. (Pentatomidae: Edessinae) in Mexican amber. Historical Biology. 24(2):207-211.
Is the old world fig, Ficus carica L. (Moraceae), an alternate host for the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Kuwayama) (Homoptera: Psyllidae)? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B., De Leon, J.H. 2011. Is the old world fig, Ficus carica L. (Moraceae), an alternate host for the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Kuwayama) (Homoptera: Psyllidae)? Florida Entomologist. 94(4):1081-1083.
Developmental arrest in Mexican fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) irradiated in grapefruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B., Hallman, G.J. 2011. Developmental arrest in Mexican fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) irradiated in grapefruit. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104:1367-1372.
Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: tephritidae) and the phenology of its native host plant, Yellow Chapote (Rutaceae) in Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B. 2012. Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and the phenology of its native host plant, Yellow Chapote (Rutaceae) in Mexico. Journal of Entomological Science. 47:1-16.
Host plants of psyllids in south Texas - (Proceedings) - (10-Jan-11)
Evaluation of the efficacy of the methyl bromide fumigation schedule against Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in citrus fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hallman, G.J., Thomas, D.B. 2011. Evaluation of the efficacy of the methyl bromide fumigation schedule against Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in citrus fruit. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104:63-68.
Gamma-butyrolactone as a lure for traps targeting the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Homoptera: Psyllidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B. 2010. Gamma-butyrolactone as a lure for traps targeting the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Homoptera: Psyllidae). Subtropical Plant Science. 62:34-37.
Dispersion y dinamica poblacional - (Book / Chapter)
Thomas, D.B. 2010. Dispersion y dinamica poblacional. In: Montoya,P., Toledo, J., Hernandez,E., editores. Moscas de la fruta: Fundamentos y procedimientos para su manejo. Mexico, D.F.:S y G Editores Press. p. 81-90.
Host status of grapefruit and Valencia oranges for Anastrepha serpentina and Anastrepha ludens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mangan, R.L., Thomas, D.B., Tarshis Moreno, A.M. 2011. Host status of grapefruit and Valencia oranges for Anastrepha serpentina and Anastrepha ludens. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(2):388-397.
Ionizing radiation as a phytosanitary treatment against fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): Efficacy in naturally versus artificially infested fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hallman, G.J., Thomas, D.B. 2010. Ionizing radiation as a phytosanitary treatment against fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): Efficacy in naturally versus artificially infested fruit. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(4):1129-1134.
A new species of Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) from Ecuador (Especie nueva de Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) de Ecuador - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ortega-Leon, G., Thomas, D.B. 2010. A new species of Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) from Ecuador (Especie nueva de Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) de Ecuador. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 81(1):61-64.
Grapefruit as a host for the West Indian fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mangan, R.L., Thomas, D.B., Tarshis Moreno, A.M., Robacker, D.C. 2011. Grapefruit as a host for the West Indian fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(1):54-62.
The genus Eleodes Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: tenebrionidae) in Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Triplehorn, C.A., Thomas, D.B., Riley, E.G. 2009. The genus Eleodes eschscholtz (Coleoptera: tenebrionidae) in Texas. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 63:413-437.
A safe and effective propylene glycol based capture liquid for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) traps baited with synthetic lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B. 2008. A safe and effective propylene glycol based capture liquid for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) traps baited with synthetic lures. Florida Entomologist. 91:210-213.
Nontoxic Antifreeze for Insect Traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B. 2008. Nontoxic antifreeze for insect traps. Entomological News. 119:361-365.
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).
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.
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.
Comparison of Two Synthetic Food-Odor Lures for Captures of Feral Mexican Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Mexico and Implications Regarding Use of Irradiated Flies to Assess Lure Efficacy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robacker, D.C., Thomas, D.B. 2007. Comparison of two synthetic food-odor lures for captures of feral Mexican fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Mexico and implications regarding use of irradiated flies to assess lure efficacy. Journal of Economic Entomology. 100:1147-1152.
Trapping for Mexican Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) with Torula Yeast and Propylene Glycol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B., Robacker, D.C. 2006. Trapping for Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) with torula yeast and propylene glycol. Subtropical Plant Science. 58:24-26.
A Description of the Nymphal Stages of the African Cluster Bug Agonoscelis Puberula Stal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ortega-Leon, G., Thomas, D.B., Gonzalez-Sorian, E. 2006. A description of the nymphal stages of the African cluster bug, Agonoscelis puberula stal. Southwestern Entomologist. 31:245-249.
Non-Target Impact of Spinosad Gf-120 Bait-Sprays for Control of the Mexican Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Texas Citrus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B., Mangan, R.L. 2005. Non-target impact of spinosad GF-120 bait-sprays for control of the Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Texas citrus. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98(6):1950-1956.
Integrated Pest Management with the Sterile Insect Technique - (Book / Chapter)
Thomas, D.B. 2007. Integrated pest management with the sterile insect technique. In: Koul, O., Cuperus, G.W., editors. Ecologically Based Integrated Pest Management. Wallingford, UK:CAB International. p. 200-221.
Chile Pepper As a Host for the Mexican Fruit Fly, Anastrepha Ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B. 2004. Chile pepper as a host for the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 87(4):603-608.
Non-Targeted Insects Captured in Fruit Fly Surveillance Traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B. 2003. Non-targeted insects captured in fruit fly surveillance traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. 96:1732-1737.
Reproductive Phenology of the Mexican Fruit Fly in the Sierra Madre Oriental - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B. 2003. Reproductive phenology of the mexican fruit fly in the sierra madre oriental. Neotropical Entomology. 32:385-397.
The African Cluster Bug, Agonoscelis Puberula Stal (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), Established in the New World - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, D.B., Eger, J.E., Jones, W.A., Ortega Leon, G. 2003. The african cluster bug, agonoscelis puberula stal (heteroptera: pentatomidae), established in the new world. Florida Entomologist. 86:151-153.
Dispersal and Longevity of Mass-Reared, Sterilized, Mexican Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-Apr-98)
Contribution of Avian Feces to Fecundity in the Mexican Fruit Fly (Diptera:tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Nov-97)
Application of the Maximum Pest Limit Concept to Quarantine Security Standards for the Mexican Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jul-97)
Degree-Day Accumulations and Seasonal Duration of the Pre-Imaginal Stages of the Mexican Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Jan-97)
Modeling Thermal Death in the Mexican Fruit Fly Anastrepha Ludens (Loew), (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Sep-96)
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