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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Weste L. Osbrink

Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effect of chemical cues on the foraging and tunneling behavior of formosan subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Jul-14)
Horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans L., overwintering - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Showler, A., Osbrink, W.L., Lohmeyer, K.H. 2014. Horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans L., overwintering. International Journal of Insect Science. 6:43-47.
Effects of a Fipronil Spot-Treatment on field colonies of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Showler, A., Pound, J.M. 2014. Effects of a Fipronil spot-treatment on field colonies of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(2):727-740.
Acoustical tree evaluation of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) with imidacloprid and noviflumeron in historic Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L. 2013. Acoustical tree evaluation of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) with imidacloprid and noviflumeron in historic Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sociobiology. 60(1):77-95.
Utility of acoustical detection of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L. 2013. Utility of acoustical detection of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology. 60(1):69-76.
USDA-ARS Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory Tick & Biting Fly Research Unit Scientific Update - (Other) - (12-Sep-12)
Podophyllotoxin and essential oil profile of Juniperus and related species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cantrell, C.L., Zheljazkov, V.D., Osbrink, W.L., Maddox, V., Craker, L., Khan, S. 2012. Podophyllotoxin and essential oil profile of Juniperus and related species. Industrial Crops and Products. 43:668-676.
Influence of Dry Soil on the Ability of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Coptotermes formosanus) to Locate Food Sources - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Oct-11)
Influence of dry soil on the ability of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus, to locate food sources. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2011. Influence of dry soil on the ability of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus, to locate food sources. Journal of Insect Science. 11(162):1536-2442.
Echinopsacetylenes A and B, new thiophenes from Echinops transiliensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nakano, H., Cantrell, C.L., Mamonov, L.K., Osbrink, W.L., Ross, S. 2011. Echinopsacetylenes A and B, new thiophenes from Echinops transiliensis. Organic Letters. 13(23):6228-6231.
Effect of Seasonal Changes in Soil Temperature and Moisture on Wood Consumption and Foraging Activity of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2011. Effect of seasonal changes in soil temperature and moisture on wood consumption and foraging activity of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 104:1009-1017.
Area Wide Field Study on Effect of Three Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor Baits on Populations of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R. 2011. Area wide field study on effect of three chitin synthesis inhibitor baits on populations of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 104(3):1009-1017.
Natural product based chromenes as a novel class of potential termiticide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meepagala, K.M., Osbrink, W.L., Burandt, C., Lax, A.R., Duke, S.O. 2011. Natural product based chromenes as a novel class of potential termiticide. Pest Management Science. 67:1446-1450.
Effect of Flooding on the Survival of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Laboratory Tests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2010. Effect of flooding on the survival of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in laboratory tests. Sociobiology. 56:669-711.
Effect of Soil Type and Moisture Availability on the Foraging Behavior of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2010. Effect of Soil Type and Moisture Availability on the Foraging Behavior of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(3):799-807.
A survey of phytotoxic microbial and plant metabolites as potential natural products for pest management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schrader, K., Andolfi, A., Cantrell, C.L., Cimmino, A., Duke, S.O., Osbrink, W.L., Wedge, D.E., Evidente, A. 2010. A survey of phytotoxic microbial and plant metabolites as potential natural products for pest management. Chemistry and Biodiversity. 7:2261-2280.
Evaluation of kukui oil (Aleurites moluccana) for controlling termites Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nakayama, F.S., Osbrink, W.L., 2010. Evaluation of kukui oil (Aleurites moluccana) for controlling termites. Industrial Crops and Products. 31 (2): 312–315.
Bioassay design and length of time in the laboratory affect intercolonial interactions of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. Bioassay design and length of time in the laboratory affect intercolonial interactions of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae). Insectes Sociaux (56): 203-211.
Activity of 1,4-Benzoquinones Against Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kobaisy, M., Cantrell, C.L., Mims, A.B., Lax, A.R., Tellez, M., Osbrink, W.L. 2008. Activity of 1,4-Benzoquinones Against Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56:4021-4026.
Effects of Flooding on Field Populations of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in New Orleans, LA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R. 2008. Effects of Flooding on Field Populations of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in New Orleans, LA. Journal of Economic Entomology 101: 1367-1372.
Phytotoxic Eremophilanes from Ligularia macrophylla - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cantrell, C.L., Duke, S.O., Fronczek, F.R., Osbrink, W.L., Mamonov, L.K., Vassilyev, J.I., Wedge, D.E., Dayan, F.E. 2007. Phytotoxic Eremophilanes from Ligularia macrophylla. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. v. 55:10656-10663.
Effect of Bait Supplements on the Feeding and Tunneling Behavior of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2008. Effect of Bait Supplements on the Feeding and Tunneling Behavior of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology. 51: 497-511.
The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Distribution of Subterranean Termite Colonies (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Duplessis, L.M., Osbrink, W.L. 2007. The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Distribution of Subterranean Termite Colonies (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sociobiology 50(2):1-25.
Antifeedant and Toxicity Effect of Thiophenes from Four Echinops Species Against the Formosan Subterranean Termite, Coptotermes Formosanus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fokialakis, N., Osbrink, W.L., Mamonov, L.K., Gemejieva, N.G., Mims, A.B., Skaltsounis, A.L., Lax, A.R., Cantrell, C.L. 2006. Antifeedant and toxicity effect of thiophenes from four echinops species against the formosan subterranean termite, coptotermes formosanus. Pest Management Science. 62:832-838.
Plant Derived Natural Products Exhibiting Activity Against Formosan Subterranean Termites (Coptotermes Formosanus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meepagala, K.M., Osbrink, W.L., Sturtz, G., Lax, A.R. 2006. Plant derived natural products exhibiting activity against formosan subterranean termites (coptotermes formosanus). Pest Management Science. 62:565-570.
Rhabditis Rainai N. Sp. (Nematoda: Rhabditida) Associated with the Formosan Subterranean Termite, Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carta, L.K., Osbrink, W.L. 2005. Rhabditis rainai n. sp.(nematoda: rhabditida) associated with the formosan subterranean termite, coptotermes formosanus (isoptera: rhinotermitidae). Nematology. 7(6):863-879.
Effect of Imidacloprid Soil Treatments on the Occurrence of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes Formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in Independent Monitors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R. 2005. Effect of imidacloprid soil treatments on the occurrence of formosan subterranean termites, coptotermes formosanus shiraki (isoptera: rhinotermitidae), in independent monitors. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98(6):2160-2168.
Semiochemicals of Termite Origin - (Book / Chapter)
Bland, J.M., Raina, A.K., Carpita, A., Park, Y.I., Osbrink, W.L. 2005. Semiochemicals of termite origin. American Chemical Society Symposium Series Chapter 7, pp. 89-100.
Is Hydroquinon a Phagostimulant for the Formosan Subterranean Termite? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raina, A.K., Bland, J.M., Osbrink, W.L. 2005. Is hydroquinon a phagostimulant for the formosan subterranean termite. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31: 509-517.
Effect of Imidacloprid Soil Treatments on Populations of Formosan Termite Using Independent Monitors. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R. 2005. Effect of imidacloprid soil treatments on populations of formosan termite using independent monitors.. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 98: 2160-2168.
Nymphs of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae): Aspects of Formation and Transformation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raina, A.K., Osbrink, W.L., Park, Y.I. 2004. Nymphs of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae): aspects of formation and transformation. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 97:757-764.
Assessment of Natural Products for Control of Formosan Subterranean Termites - (Book / Chapter)
Osbrink, W.L., Tellez, M.R., Kobaisy, M.M., Lax, A.R. Assessment of natural products for control of formosan subterranean termites. Book Chapter 6: 73-87.
Agonistic Interactions Between Colonies of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in New Orleans, Louisiana. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2003. Agonistic interactions between colonies of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Environmental Entomology. 32:1002-1009.
Potential of Entomopathogenic Fungi As Biological Control Agents Against the Formosan Subterranean Termite - (Book / Chapter)
Wright, M.S., Osbrink, W.L., Lax, A.R. 2004. Potential of entomopathogenic fungi as biological control agents against the Formosan subterranean termite. In: Nelson, W.M., editor. Agricultural Applications in Green Chemistry. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society Press. 173-188.
Comparison of Natural and Conventional Insecticides Against Formosan Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Proceedings)
Osbrink, W.L., Lax, A.R., Cantrell, C.L. 2005. Comparison of natural and conventional insecticides against formosan termites (isoptera: rhinotermitidae). International Conference on Urban Pests p. 213-223.
Detection of Termite Cuticular Hydrocarbons by Solid-Phase Microextraction (Spme) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bland, J.M., Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R., Vigo, C. 2003. Detection of termite cuticular hydrocarbons by solid-phase microextraction (SPME). Sociobiology. 41:91-104.
Effect of imidacloprid tree treatments on the occurrence of Formosan subterranean termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in independent monitors. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Lax, A.R. 2003. Effect of imidacloprid tree treatments on the occurrence of Formosan subterranean termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in independent monitors. Journal of Economic Entomology. 96:117-125. 2003.
Natural Products As Pesticidal Agents for Control of the Formosan Termite (Coptotermes Formosanus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Aug-02)
Increased Mortality of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Exposed to Eicosanoid Formation Inhibitors and Serratia Marcescens (Eubacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Dec-00)
Virulence of Bacteria Associated with the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Coptotermes Formosanus Shiraki) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in New Orleans, La - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Nov-00)
Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenase Activity in the Dark Southern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes Virginicus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jun-98)
Characterization of Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases in the Dark Southern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes Virginicus - (Abstract Only) - (01-Apr-98)
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