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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Stephen L. Lapointe

Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Area-wide mating disruption of a major citrus pest using an off-ratio blend - (Abstract Only) - (15-May-14)
Antennal and behavioral response of the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama) to degradation products of citrus volatiles - (Abstract Only) - (15-May-14)
Developing and implementing mating disruption for area-wide control of citrus leafminer and citrus canker disease - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L. 2014. Developing and implementing mating disruption for area-wide control of citrus leafminer and citrus canker disease [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. August 3-6, 2014. Jupiter, Florida.
Coverage patterns reduce cost of mating disruption for control of the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Stelinski, L.L., Keathley, C.P., Mafra Neto, A. 2014. Coverage pattterns reduce cost of mating disruption for control of the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107:718-726.
Mixture-amount design and response surface modeling to assess the effects of flavonoids and phenolic acids on developmental performance of Anastrepha ludens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pascacio, C., Lapointe, S.L., Williams, T., Sivinski, J.M., Niedz, R.P., Aluja, M. 2014. Mixture-amount design and response surface modeling to assess the effects of flavonoids and phenolic acids on developmental performance of Anastrepha ludens. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 40:297-306.
Movement of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), from a grove to traps and sentinel plants in adjacent land - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keathley, C.P., Lapointe, S.L. 2014. Movement of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), from a grove to traps and sentinel plants in adjacent land. Florida Entomologist. 97:291-294.
Attraction of a native Florida leafminer, Phyllocnistis insignis, to pheromone of an invasive citrus Leafminer, P. citrella. - (Abstract Only)
Keathley, C.P., Stelinski, L.L., Lapointe, S.L. 2013. Attraction of a native Florida leafminer, Phyllocnistis insignis, to pheromone of an invasive citrus Leafminer, P. citrella. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting, July 14-17, 2013, Naples, Florida. DSP#5.
Multiple leafminer species attracted to the major pheromone components of the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kawahara, A.Y., Jones, M., Jia, Q., Lapointe, S.L., Stansly, P.A. 2013. Multiple leafminer species attracted to the major pheromone components of the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Florida Entomologist. 96:1213-1215.
Novel synthetic ligands enhance the behavioral responses of Asian citrus psyllid to naturally occurring host-plant volatiles - (Book / Chapter) - (27-May-13)
Antennal response of the Asian citrus psyllid to citrus volatiles and their degradation product - (Abstract Only) - (18-May-13)
Attraction of a native Florida leafminer, Phyllocnistis insignis (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), to pheromone of invasive citrus leafminer, P. citrella: Evidence for mating disruption of a native nontarget species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keathley, C.P., Stelinski, L., Lapointe, S.L. 2013. Attraction of a native Florida leafminer, Phyllocnistis insignis (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), to pheromone of invasive citrus leafminer, P. citrella: Evidence for mating disruption of a native nontarget species. Florida Entomologist. 96:877-886.
Revisiting an old question: Is the natural blend best for disruption of pheromone communication in moths? - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L. 2013. Revisiting an old question: Is the natural blend best for disruption of pheromone communication in moths? [abstract]. Invited lecture, April 22, 2013, Cornell University, Geneva, New York.
Olfactory cues are subordinate to visual stimuli in a neotropical generalist weevil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Otalora Luna, F., Lapointe, S.L., Dickens, J.C. 2013. Olfactory cues are subordinate to visual stimuli in a neotropical generalist weevil. PLoS One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone,0053120.
Insect compassion, evidence of altruism, reciprocity, and midwifery behavior in aphids - (Abstract Only)
Morgan, J.K., Shatters, R.G., Walter, A.J., Lapointe, S.L., Hunter, W.B. 2012. Insect compassion, evidence of altruism, reciprocity, and midwifery behavior in aphids [abstract]. 2012 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 11-14, 2012, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Winter and spring application of SPLAT-CLM for control of citrus leafminer - (Abstract Only)
Keathley, C.P., Stelinski, L.L., Lapointe, S.L. 2012. Winter and spring application of SPLAT-CLM for control of citrus leafminer. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 11-14, 2012, Knoxville, Tennessee, oral presentation #1041.
Chemical and behavioral analysis of the cuticular hydrocarbons from Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mann, R.S., Rouseff, R.L., Smoot, J., Rao, N., Meyer, W.L., Lapointe, S.L., Robbins, P.S., Cha, D.H., Linn, C.E., Webster, F.X., Tiwari, S., Stelinski, L.L. 2013. Chemical and behavioral analysis of the cuticular hydrocarbons from Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. Insect Science. 20:367-378.
Volatile profiles of young leaves of Rutaceae spp. varying in susceptibility to the Asian citrus psyllid,(Hemiptera: Psyllidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robbins, P.S., Alessandro, R.T., Stelinski, L.L., Lapointe, S.L. 2012. Volatile profiles of young leaves of Rutaceae spp. varying in susceptibility to the Asian citrus psyllid,(Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Florida Entomologist. 94(3):774-776.
Identification and synthesis of a male-produced pheromone for the neotropical root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Alessandro, R.T., Robbins, P.S., Khrimian, A., Svatos, A., Dickens, J.C., Otalora-Luna, F., Kaplan, F., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2012. Identification and synthesis of a male-produced pheromone for the neotropical root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38:408-417.
Differential performance of tropical soda apple and its biological control agent Gratiana boliviana (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in open and shaded habitats - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodrigo, D., Aguirre, C., Wheeler, G.S., Lapointe, S.L., Rosskopf, E.N., Overholt, W. 2011. Differential performance of tropical soda apple and its biological control agent Gratiana boliviana (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in open and shaded habitats. Environmental Entomology. 40:1437-1447.
Ecology of the Asian citrus pysllid - (Abstract Only) - (16-Sep-11)
An applicator for high viscosity semiochemical products and intentional treatment gaps for mating disruption of Phyllocnistis citrella - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Stelinski, L.L. 2011. A GPS-guided applicator for high viscosity semiochemical products and optimal coverage patterns for mating disruption of the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in citrus. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 141:145-153.
Longevity of multiple species of tephritid (Diptera) fruit fly parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Opiinae) provided exotic and sympatric-fruit based diets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuhl, C.J., Jurado, L.C., Sivinski, J.M., Teal, P.E., Lapointe, S.L., Paranhos, B., Aluja, M. 2011. Longevity of multiple species of tephritid (Diptera) fruit fly parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Opiinae) provided exotic and sympatric-fruit based diets. Journal of Insect Physiology. 57:1463-1470.
On a mission - (Popular Publication)
Hall, D.G., Lapointe, S.L., Shatters, R.G., Hunter, W.B., Ammar, E., Robbins, P.S., Morgan, J.K., Richardson, M.L., Walter, A.J. 2011. On a mission. Florida Grower. 104(6):22-23.
Methyl 2-(methylthio)benzoate: A sex attractant for the June beetles, Phyllophaga tristis and P. apicata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robbins, P.S., Salsbury, G.A., Woodruff, R.E., Lapointe, S.L., Linn, C.E. 2011. Methyl 2-(methylthio)benzoate: A sex attractant for the June beetles, Phyllophaga tristis and P. apicata. Journal of Insect Science. 11:108. Available online: insectscience.org/11.108.
A novel pheromone dispenser for mating disruption of the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Stelinski, L.L., Robinson, R.D. 2011. A novel pheromone dispenser for mating disruption of the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 104:541-547.
Artificial diet optimized to produce normative adults of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Evens, T.J., Niedz, R.P., Hall, D.G. 2010. Artificial diet optimized to produce normative adults of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. 39:670-677.
An artificial diet for Diaprepes abbreviatus optimized for larval survival - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Niedz, R.P., Evens, T.J. 2010. An artificial diet for Diaprepes abbreviatus optimized for larval survival. Florida Entomologist. 93: 56-62.
Season-long mating disruption of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, with an emulsified wax formulation of pheromone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stelinski, L., Lapointe, S.L., Meyer, W.L. 2009. Season-long mating disruption of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, with an emulsified wax formulation of pheromone. Journal of Applied Entomology. 134: 512-520.
Sensory imbalance as mechanism of orientation disruption in the leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella: Elucidation by multivariate geometric designs and response surface models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Stelinski, L., Evens, T.J., Niedz, R.P., Hall, D.G., Mafra-Neto, A. 2009. Sensory imbalance as mechanism of mating disruption in the leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella: Elucidation by multivariate geometric designs and response surface models. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 35:896-903.
Pheromones as mixtures: geometric designs and response surface modeling for optimization of mating disruption of the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella - (Proceedings)
Lapointe, S.L., Stelinski, L. 2009. Pheromones as mixtures: geometric designs and response surface modeling for optimization of mating disruption of the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella. Meeting Proceedings. Fifth Asia Pacific Conference on Chemical Ecology, October 27-30, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Advances in mating disruption for control of the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L., Stelinski, L.L. 2009. Advances in mating disruption for control of the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. A#44.
Optimal diet for production of normative adults of the Diaprepes root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L., Niedz, R.P., Evens, T.J., Hall, D.G. 2009. Optimal diet for production of normative adults of the Diaprepes root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. A#32.
Off-ratio blends for mating disruption of the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L., Stelinski, L.L. 2009. Off-ratio blends for mating disruption of the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella [abstract]. International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting.
Progress towards identifying semiochemicals for the Diaprepes root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus. - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L. 2009. Progress towards identifying semiochemicals for the Diaprepes root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. A#37.
Update on Diaprepes research at USHRL - (Popular Publication)
Lapointe, S.L., Duncan, L. 2009. Update on Diaprepes research at USHRL. Southeast Agent Radio Program. Citrus Industry. http://southeastagnet.com/?s=diaprepes
Citrus Leafminer Mating Disruption - (Trade Journal)
Stelinski, L., Rogers, M., Lapointe, S.L. 2009. Citrus Leafminer Mating Disruption. Citrus Industry. 90(7):8-9.
Arrestment behavior in the polyphagous tropical root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Hall, D.G. 2009. Arrestment behavior in the polyphagous tropical root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(3):992-998.
Discovery and characterization of chemical signals for citrus root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus - (Abstract Only)
Otalora Luna, F., Hammock, J., Alessandro, R.T., Lapointe, S.L., Dickens, J.C. 2009. Discovery and characterization of chemical signals for citrus root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 3:63-73.
Use of landscape fabric to manage Diaprepes root weevil in citrus groves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duncan, L.W., Stuart, R.J., Gmitter, F.G., Lapointe, S.L. 2009. Use of landscape fabric to manage Diaprepes root weevil in citrus groves. Florida Entomologist 92:74-79.
Investigations of the effect of guava as a possible tool in the control/management of Huanglongbing - (Proceedings)
Gottwald, T.R., Hall, D.G., Beattie, G., Bar-Joseph, M., Lapointe, S.L., Stover, E.W., Parker, P., Mccollum, T.G., Hilf, M.E. 2010. Investigations of the effect of guava as a possible tool in the control/management of Huanglongbing. International Organization of Citrus Virologists Proceedings.
Insect diets as mixtures: Optimization for a polyphagous weevil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Evens, T.J., Niedz, R.P. 2008. Insect diets as mixtures: optimization for a polyphagous weevil. Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 1157-1167.
Patterns and consequences of mating behavior of the root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sirot, L.K., Lapointe, S.L. 2008. Patterns and consequences of mating behavior of the root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 91:400-406.
Describing seasonal phenology of the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) with pheromone lure: controlling for lure degradation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Leal, W.S. 2007. Describing seasonal phenology of the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) with pheromone lure: controlling for lure degradation. Florida Entomologist. 90:710-714.
Phenology of Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Florida based on attraction of adult males to pheromone traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hall, D.G., Roda, A., Lapointe, S.L., Hibbard, K. 2008. Phenology of Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Florida based on attraction of adult males to pheromone traps. Florida Entomologist 91:305-310.
Ecologia quimica y expansion geografica del gorgojo polifago Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Proceedings)
Lapointe, S.L. 2007. Ecologia Quimica y Expansion Geografica del Gorgojo Polifago Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Congreso Nacional de Entomologia Proceedings. July 25-27,2007.
Development of trapping methods using a synthetic sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Francis, A., Bloem, K.A., Roda, A.L., Lapointe, S.L. 2007. Development of trapping methods using a synthetic sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae). Florida Entomologist. 90:440-446.
Diaprepes root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Book / Chapter)
Lapointe, S.L. 2008. Diaprepes root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Encyclopedia of Entomology. p. 1210-1214.
Effects of a particle film on biology and behavior of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) and its infestations in citrus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hall, D.G., Lapointe, S.L., Wenninger, E. 2007. Effects of a particle film on biology and behavior of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) and its infestations in citrus. Journal of Economic Entomology. 100:847-854.
Reproductive biology of Fidiobia dominica (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an Egg Parasitoid of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duncan, R.E., Ulmer, B.J., Pena, J.E., Lapointe, S.L. 2007. Reproductive biology of Fidiobia dominica (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an egg parasitoid of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology 36:376-382.
Male post-copulatory reproductive success in the beetle, Diaprepes abbreviatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sirot, L.K., Brockmann, H.J., Lapointe, S.L. 2007. Male post-copulatory reproductive success in the beetle, Diaprepes abbreviatus. Journal of Animal Behavior 74:143-152.
Book review: Imaginal discs: the genetic and cellular logic of pattern formation - (Book / Chapter)
Lapointe, S.L. 2006. Book review: Imaginal discs: the genetic and cellular logic of pattern formation. Florida Entomologist 89:425.
Effect of low temperatures on mortality and oviposition in conjunction with climate mapping to predict spread of the root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus and introduced natural enemies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Borchert, D.M., Hall, D.G. 2007. Effect of low temperatures on mortality and oviposition in conjunction with climate mapping to predict spread of the root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus and introduced natural enemies. Environmental Entomology. 36(1):73-82.
Activity of Bacillus Thuringiensis Isolates Against the Root Weevil, Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weathersbee III, A.A., Lapointe, S.L., Shatters, R.G. 2006. Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis isolates against the root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist 89:441-448.
Plant-Herbivore Interactions of a Generalist Tropical Herbivore, Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L. 2006. Plant-herbivore interactions of a generalist tropical herbivore, Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology. p. 207.
Plant-Herbivore Interactions of a Generalist Tropical Herbivore, Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L. 2006. Plant-herbivore interactions of a generalist tropical herbivore, Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: curculionidae). International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting. p. 207.
The Occurrence of Parasitoids Attacking Citrus Weevil Eggs on St. Lucia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ulmer, B.J., Pena, J.E., Lapointe, S.L., Mathurin, G. 2006. The occurrence of parasitoids attacking citrus weevil eggs on St. Lucia. Florida Entomologist 89(3): 407-409.
A New Member of the Growth-Promoting Glycoproteins from Diaprepes Root Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Z., Hunter, W.B., Cleland, C., Wolinski, M., Lapointe, S.L., Powell, C. 2006. A new member of the growth-promoting Glycoproteins from Diaprepes root weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 89(2): 223-232.
Field Evaluation of a Synthetic Female Sex Pheromone for the Leafmining Moth Phyllocnistis Citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Florida Citrus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Hall, D.G., Murata, Y., Parra-Pedrazzoli, A.L., Bento, J., Vilela, E., Leal, W.S. 2006. Field evaluation of a synthetic female sex pheromone for the leafmining moth Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Florida citrus. Florida Entomologist. 89:274-276.
Transfer and Fate of Seminal Fluid Molecules in the Beetle, Diaprepes Abbreviatus: Implications for the Reproductive Biology of a Pest Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sirot, L.K., Lapointe, S.L., Shatters, R.G., Bausher, M.G. 2006. Transfer and fate of seminal fluid molecules in the beetle, Diaprepes abbreviatus: implications for the reproductive biology of a pest species. Journal of Insect Physiology. 52:300-308.
Phylogenetic and Structural Relationships of Pr-5 Gene Family Reveals An Ancient Multigene Family Conserved in Plants and Select Animal Taxa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shatters, R.G., Boykin, L.M., Lapointe, S.L., Hunter, W.B., Weathersbee III, A.A. 2006. Phylogenetic and structural relationships of PR-5 gene family reveals an ancient multigene family conserved in plants and select animal taxa. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 63(1):12-29.
Reduced oviposition by Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and growth enhancement of citrus by Surround particle film - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., McKenzie, C.L., Hall, D.G. 2006. Reduced oviposition by Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and growth enhancement of citrus by surround particle film. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99(1):109-116.
Toxicity of Pesticides Used in Citrus to Aprostocetus Vaquitarum (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), An Egg Parasitoid of Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ulmer, B.J., Lapointe, S.L., Pena, J.E., Duncan, R.E. 2006. Toxicity of pesticides used in citrus to Aprostocetus vaquitarum (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), an egg parasitoid of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 89(1):10-19.
Delta-9 Desaturase from the Diaprepes Root Weevil - (Abstract Only)
Katsar, C.S., Hunter, W.B., Lapointe, S.L. 2005. Delta-9 Desaturase from the Diaprepes root weevil. 88th Annual Meeting of the Florida Entomological Society. July 24-27, 2005. Ft. Myers, FL. Paper No. DS-P11.
Seasonal Activity of Pink Hibiscus Mealybug in East Central Florida Based on Phereomone Trapping of Males - (Abstract Only)
Hall, D.G., Lapointe, S.L. 2005. Seasonal activity of pink hibiscus mealybug in east central Florida based on phereomone trapping of males. 88th Annual Meeting of the Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. July 24-27, 2005. Ft. Myers, FL.
Recovery and establishment of Hymenopterous parasitoids released for biological control of the Diaprepes root weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pena, J.E., Hall, D.G., Nguyen, R., McCoy, C., Lapointe, S.L. 2006. Recovery and establishment of hymenopterous parasitoids released for biological control of the Diaprepes root weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida. In Proceedings: International Society of Citriculture.
Response of Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to Application Rates of a Particle Film. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L. 2005. Response of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to application rates of a particle film. Florida Entomologist. 88:222.
Application of Response Surface Methodology for Development and Optimization of Insect Diets for Mass Production of Parasitoids - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L., Evens, T.J., Niedz, R.P. 2016. Application of response surface methodology for development and optimization of insect diets for mass production of parasitoids. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods.
Cuticular Hydrocarbons on Elytra of the Diaprepes Root Weevil Diaprepes Abbreviatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Hunter, W.B., Alessandro, R.T. 2004. Cuticular hydrocarbons on elytra of the diaprepes root weevil diaprepes abbreviatus (l.) (coleoptera: curculionidae). Agricultural and Forest Entomology.
Overview of the USDA-ARS Subtropical Insects Research Unit, Ft. Pierce, Florida - (Abstract Only)
Hall, D.G., Hunter, W.B., Lapointe, S.L., Mckenzie, C.L., Shatters, R.G. 2004. Overview of the usda-ars subtropical insects research unit, ft. pierce, florida. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Susceptibility of Diaprepes Abbreviatus to Novel Isolates of Bacillus Thuringiensis - (Abstract Only)
Weathersbee Iii, A.A., Lapointe, S.L. 2004. Susceptibility of diaprepes abbreviatus to novel isolates of bacillus thuringiensis. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Bacillus Thuringiensis Strains for Use Against Diaprepes Abbreviatus - (Abstract Only)
Weathersbee Iii, A.A., Lapointe, S.L. 2004. Bacillus thuringiensis strains for use against diaprepes abbreviatus. Diaprepes Task Force Abstracts.
Biological control of Diaprepes root weevil - (Popular Publication)
Pena, J.E., Hall, D.G., Nguyen, R., Duncan, R., Amalin, D., Stansly, P., McCoy, C., Adair, R., Lapointe, S., Browning, H., Knapp, J. 2004. Biological control of Diaprepes root weevil. Citrus and Vegetable Magazine. 68(6): 8-12.
Antecedentes Y Estrategias Para El Combate DE Diaprepes Abbreviatus, Plaga Invasora Del Caribe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L. 2004. Antecedentes y estrategias para el combate de Diaprepes abbreviatus, plaga invasora del Caribe (in spanish). Manejo Integrado De Plagas Y Agroecologia (Costa Rica). 71:106-111.
Traditional and Transgenic Approaches to Control of the Diaprepes Root Weevil - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L., Shatters, R.G. 2004. Traditional and transgenic approaches to control of the diaprepes root weevil. International Society of Citriculture Abstracts.
Iridovirus in Diaprepes Root Weevils Cell Culture (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Diaprepes Abbreviatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunter, W.B., Lapointe, S.L. 2003. Iridovirus in diaprepes root weevils cell culture (coleoptera: curculionidae: diaprepes abbreviatus. Journal of Insect Science.
Iridovirus Infection of Cell Cultures from the Diaprepes Root Weevil, Diaprepes Abbreviatus. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunter, W.B. and S.L. Lapointe. 2003. Iridovirus infection of cell cultures from the Diaprepes root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus. Journal of Insect Science. 3:36.
Recovery of Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae and Trichogrammatidae) Released for Biological Control of Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Pena, J.E., Hall, D.G., Nguyen, R., Mccoy, C., Amalin, C., Stansly, P., Adair, R., Lapointe, S.L., Duncan, R., Hoyte, A., Conner, J. 2003. Recovery of parasitoids (hymenoptera: eulophidae and trichogrammatidae) released for biological control of diaprepes abbreviatus (coleoptera: curculionidae) in florida. Journal of Insect Science.
Effect of Dietary Copper on Larval Development of Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Weathersbee, A.A., Doostdar, H., and Mayer, R.T. 2004. Effect of dietary copper on larval development of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 87(1):25-29.
Listening to the Larvae: Acoustic Detection of Diaprepes Abbreviatus (L) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, R.W., Lapointe, S.L. 2003. Listening to the larvae: acoustic detection of Diaprepes abbreviatus (L). Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 2003. v. 116. p. 304-308.
Toxicity and repellency of Tephrosia Candida to larval and adult Diaprepes root weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., McKenzie, C.L., Hunter, W.B. 2003. Toxicity and repellency of Tephrosia candida to larval and adult Diaprepes root weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 96(3): 811-816.
Weevil Genomics: An Est Library from the Diaprepes Root Weevil - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L., Hunter, W.B., Dang, P.M., Bausher, M.G., Chaparro, J.X. 2002. Weevil genomics: an est library from the diaprepes root weevil. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Allelochemical Properties of the Tropical Legume Tephrosia Spp. Against the Diaprepes Root Weevil - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L., Mckenzie, C.L., Hunter, W.B. 2002. Allelochemical properties of the tropical legume tephrosia spp. against the diaprepes root weevil. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Is There Meaningful Plant Resistance to the Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Citrus Rootstocks? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L. and Kim D. Bowman. 2002. Is There Meaningful Plant Resistance to Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Citrus Rootstock Germplasm? Journal of Economic Entomology. 95(5):1059-1065.
Leguminous Cover Crops and Their Interactions with Citrus and Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LAPOINTE,S.L., LEGUMINOUS COVER CROPS AND THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH CITRUS AND DIAPREPES ABBREVIATUS (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE), FLORIDA ENTOMOLOGIST, 2003.
Evaluation of Host Plants and a Meridic Diet for Rearing Maconellicoccus Hirsutus (Hemiptera: Pseudicoccidae) and Its Parasitoid Anagyrus Kamali(hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serrano, M.S., Lapointe, S.L. 2002. Evaluation of host plants and a meridic diet for rearing maconellicoccus hirsutus (hemiptera: pseudicoccidae) and its parasitoid anagyrus kamali hymenoptera: encyrtidae). Florida Entomologist.
A Particle Film Enhances Citrus Tree Growth and Deters Oviposition by the Diaprepes Root Weevil - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L., Mckenzie, C.L. 2002. A particle film enhances citrus tree growth and deters oviposition by the diaprepes root weevil. Entomological Society of America Proceedings.
Efficacy of Surround for Control of Asian Citrus Psyllid on Citrus, 2000. - (Other)
McKenzie, C.L., Hunter, W.B., Lapointe, S.L., Puterka, G.J. 2002. Efficacy of surround for control of Asian citrus psyllid on citrus, 2000.. Arthropod Management Tests.
Iridovirus: potential entomopathogenic biocontrol agent for whitefly - (Proceedings)
McKenzie, C.L., Hunter, W.B., Lapointe, S.L., Dang, P. 2002. Iridovirus: potential entomopathogenic biocontrol agent for whitefly. Silverleaf Whitefly Research, Action and Technology Transfer Plan. : Fourth Annual Review of hte Second 5-Year Plan and Final Report for 1992-2002. USDA-ARS 2002-01:162.
Evidence for Genetic Control of Plant Resistance in Poncirus Trifoliata to the Diaprepes Root Weevil - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L., Bowman, K.D. 2002. Evidence for genetic control of plant resistance in poncirus trifoliata to the diaprepes root weevil. Diaprepes Task Force Abstracts.
Kaolin Particle Film Deters Root Weevils and Enhances Young Tree Growth - (Abstract Only)
Lapointe, S.L., Mckenzie, C.L., Mccollum, T.G. 2002. Kaolin particle film deters root weevils and enhances young tree growth. Diaprepes Task Force Abstracts.
Landscape Fabric As a Physical Barrier to Neonate Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mckenzie, C.L., Lapointe, S.L., Duncan, L.W. 2001. Landscape fabric as a physical barrier to neonate diaprepes abbreviatus (coleoptera: curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 84(4): 634-635.
Iridovirus infection and topical application in whitefly - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mckenzie, C.L., Hunter, W.B., Lapointe, S.L., Dang, P.M. 2002. Iridovirus infection and topical application in whitefly. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 114:64-67.
Collaborating to Control the Pink Hibiscus Mealybug. - (Trade Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Serrano, M.S. 2001. Collaborating to control the pink hibiscus mealybug. Ornamental Outlook.
Diaprepes Root Weevil: Recent Advances at the U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce, Florida - (Trade Journal)
Mayer, R.T., Hunter, W.B., Lapointe, S.L., McKenzie, C.L., Shatters, R.G., Shapiro, J.P., Doostdar, H., Weathersbee III, A.A. 2001. Diaprepes root weevil: recent advances at the U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce, Florida. Citrus and Vegetable Magazine.
Effect of Temperature on Egg Development of Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculiondae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L. 2001. Effect of temperature on egg development of diaprepes abbreviatus(coleoptera: curculiondae). Florida Entomologist.
Acoustic surveying of subterranean insect populations in citrus groves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, R.W., Lapointe, S.L., Franqui, R.A. 2001. Acoustic surveying of subterranean insect populations in citrus groves. Science. 94:853-859.
The Effect of Arthropods, Diseases, and Nematodes on Tropical Pastures - (Book / Chapter)
Lapointe, S.L., Sonoda, R.M. 2001. The effect of arthropods, diseases, and nematodes on tropical pastures. Tropical Forage Plants: Development and Use.
Attraction of Males by Virgin Females of the Mealybug Maconellicoccus Hirsutus (Hemiptera: Pseudoccidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serrano, M.S., Lapinte, S.L. and Dale E. Meyerdirk. 2001. Attraction of males by virgin females of the mealybug maconellicoccus hirsutus. Journal of Environmental Entomology. v.30(2): 339-345.
A Particle Film Deters Oviposition by Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L. 2000. A particle film deters oviposition by diaprepes abbreviatus (coleoptera: curculionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 93(5):1459-1463.
Eavesdropping on insects hidden in soil and interior structures of plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, R.W., Brandhorst-Hubard, J., Flanders, K.L., Zhang, M., Crocker, R.L., Lapointe, S.L., Mccoy, C.W., Fisher, J.R., Weaver, D.K. 2000. Eavesdropping on insects hidden in soil and interior structures of plants. Journal of Economic Entomology. 93:1173-1182.
Dehydrothalebanin, a Source of Resistance from Glycosmis Pentaphylia Against the Citrus Root Weevil Diaprepes Abbreviatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shapiro, J.P., Bowman, K.D., Lapointe, S.L., Ghiviriga, I. 2000. Dehydrothalebanin, a source of resistance from glycosmis pentaphylia against the citrus root weevil diaprepes abbreviatus. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Thermal Requirements for Development of Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera:curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L. 2000. Thermal requirements for development of diaprepes abbreviatus(coleoptera:curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. 29(2):150-156.
Effect of Soil Moisture on Development of Diaprepes Abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Cuculionidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Nov-98)
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