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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Sanford D. Porter

Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Laboratory Fire Ant colonies (Solenopsis invicta) fail to grow with Bhatkar Diet and three other artificial diets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gavilanez Slone, J.M., Porter, S.D. 2014. Laboratory Fire Ant colonies (Solenopsis invicta) fail to grow with Bhatkar Diet and three other artificial diets. Insectes Sociaux. 61:281-287.
Solenopsis invicta virus 3: pathogenesis and stage specificity in red imported fire ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D., Firth, A.E. 2014. Solenopsis invicta virus 3: pathogenesis and stage specificity in red imported fire ants. Virology. 460-461(2014):66-71.
Testing sodium limitation of fire ants in the field and laboratory - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Nov-13)
Stable isotope enrichment in laboratory ant colonies: effects of colony age, metamorphosis, diet, and fat storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Sep-13)
Release and establishment of the little decapitating fly Pseudacteon cultellatus on imported fire ants in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D., Kumar, V., Calcaterra, L.A., Briano, J.A., Seal, D.R. 2013. Release and establishment of the little decapitating fly Pseudacteon cultellatus on imported fire ants in Florida. Biocontrol. 96(4): 1567-1573.
Colony growth of two species of Solenopsis fire ants(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) reared with crickets and beef liver - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gavilanez Slone, J.M., Porter, S.D. 2013. Colony growth of two species of Solenopsis fire ants(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) reared with crickets and beef liver. Florida Entomologist. 96(4):1482-1488.
Host specificity and colony impacts of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Apr-13)
Mitigating the allergic effects of fire ant envenomation with biologically-based population reduction - (Review Article)
Porter, S.D., Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Vander Meer, R.K. 2013. Mitigating the allergic effects of fire ant envenomation with biologically-based population reduction. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 13:372-378.
Successful transmission of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 to Solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in oil, sugar, and cricket bait formulations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D., Choi, M.Y., Oi, D.H. 2013. Successful transmission of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 to Solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in oil, sugar, and cricket bait formulations . Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 113:198-204.
Procedures to mititgate the impact of Solenopsis invicta Virus 3 in fire ant (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) rearing facilities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D. 2013. Procedures to mititgate the impact of Solenopsis invicta Virus 3 in fire ant (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) rearing facilities. Florida Entomologist. 96:252-254.
Establishment, dispersal, and competitive impacts of a third fire ant decapitating fly (Pseudacteon obtusus) in North Central Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D., Calcaterra, L.A. 2012. Establishment, dispersal, and competitive impacts of a third fire ant decapitating fly (Pseudacteon obtusus) in North Central Florida. Biological Control. 64:66-74.
The fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) pathogen, Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae), not detected in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D. 2012. The fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) pathogen, Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae), not detected in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 95(2):506-508.
Pseudacteon decapitating fly parasitism rates in fire ant colonies around Gainesville, Florida - (Abstract Only) - (22-Feb-11)
The large decapitating fly Pseudacteon litoralis (Diptera: Phoridae): Successfully established on fire ant populations in Alabama - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D., Graham, L., Johnson, S.J., Thead, L.G., Briano, J.A. 2011. The large decapitating fly Pseudacteon litoralis (Diptera: Phoridae): Successfully established on fire ant populations in Alabama. Florida Entomologist. 94:208-213.
Evidence of competition among three species of Pseudacteon decapitating flies released in the Gainesville area as fire ant biocontrol agents - (Abstract Only) - (25-Jul-10)
Fire ant microsporidia acquired by parasitoid flies of fire ants - (Abstract Only) - (12-Jul-10)
Seasonal variation and the co-occurence of four pathogens and a group of parasites among monogyne and polygyne fire ant colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D. 2010. Seasonal variation and the co-occurence of four pathogens and a group of parasites among monogyne and polygyne fire ant colonies. Biological Control. 54(3):342-348.
Fire ant decapitating fly cooperative release programs (1994-2008): Two Pseudacteon species (P. tricuspis, P. curvatus) rapidly expand across imported fire and populations in the southeastern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Callcott, A., Porter, S.D., Weeks, R.D., Graham, L.C., Johnson, S.J., Gilbert, L.E. 2011. Fire ant decapitating fly cooperative release programs (1994-2008): Two Pseudacteon species (P. tricuspis, P. curvatus) rapidly expand across imported fire and populations in the southeastern United States. Journal of Insect Science. 2:1-25.
Distribution of the Formosa strain of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) three and a half years after releases in North Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D. 2010. Distribution of the Formosa strain of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) three and a half years after releases in North Florida. Florida Entomologist. 93(1):107-112.
Presence of the fire ant pathogen Kneallhazia solenopsae in fire ant decapitating phorid flies - (Abstract Only) - (31-Jul-09)
Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) Solenopsae infection rate of Pseudacteon Curvatus flies determined by multiplex PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D. 2009. Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) Solenopsae infection rate of Pseudacteon Curvatus flies determined by multiplex PCR. Florida Entomologist. 92(2):344-349.
Pseudacteon decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae): Are they potential vectors of the fire ant pathogens Kneallhazia(=Thelohania)solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae)and Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae)? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Briano, J.A., Calcaterra, L.A. 2009. Pseudacteon decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae): Are they potential vectors of the fire ant pathogens Kneallhazia(=Thelohania)solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae)and Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae)?. Biological Control. 48(3):310-315.
Body size, but not cooling rate affects supercooling points in the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hahn, D.A., Martin, A.R., Porter, S.D. 2008. Body size, but not cooling rate affects supercooling points in the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Physiological Ecology. 37: 1074-1080.
No detection of Vairimorpha invictae in fire ant decapitating flies reared from V. invictae- infected ants - (Proceedings)
Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Briano, J.A. 2009. No detection of Vairimorpha invictae in fire ant decapitating flies reared from V. invictae- infected ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 24:121-122.
What Should Japan Be Doing about S. invicta? - (Book / Chapter)
Porter, S.D., Higashi, S. 2008. What Should Japan Be Doing about S. invicta?.Sapporo, Japan:Kaiyu Press.p. 163-175.
Biological Control of Imported Fire Ants - (Other)
Flanders, K., Graham, F., Porter, S.D., Oi, D.H. 2008. Biological Control of Imported Fire Ants. Extension Service Bulletins. Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Introducing Phorid fly parasitoids of red imported fire ant workers from South America to Texas: Outcomes vary by region and by Pseudacteon species released - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilbert, L.E., Barr, C.L., Calixto, A.A., Cook, J.L., Drees, B.M., Lebrun, E.G., Patrock, R.J., Plowes, R.M., Porter, S.D., Puckett, R.T. 2008. Introducing Phorid fly parasitoids of red imported fire ant workers from South America to Texas: Outcomes vary by region and by Pseudacteon species released. Southwestern Entomologist.33(1):15-29.
Distributional patterns of Pseudacteon associated with the Solenopsis saevissima complex in South America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patrock, R.J., Folgarait, P.J., Gilbert, L.E., Porter, S.D. 2009. Distributional patterns of Pseudacteon associated with the Solenopsis saevissima complex in South America. Journal of Insect Science. 9:60, 17 pp.
Combining biological and chemical controls for the management of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Williams, D.F., Pereira, R.M., Horton, P.M., Davis, T., Hyder, A.H., Bolton, H.T., Zeichner, B.C., Porter, S.D., Hoch, A.L., Boswell, M.L., Williams, G. 2008. Combining biological and chemical controls for the management of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). American Entomologist. 54:46-55.
An overview of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Mainland China - (Review Article)
Zhang, R., Li, Y., Porter, S.D. 2007. An overview of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Mainland China. Florida Entomologist.90(4):723-731.
Status of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) in Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Henne, D.C., Johnson, S.J., Porter, S.D. 2007. Status of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) in Louisiana. Florida Entomologist.90(3):565-569.
Host Specificity of the Microsporidian Pathogen Vairimorpha Invictae at Five Field Sites with Infected Solenopsis Invicta Fire Ant Colonies in Northern Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Davis, T.S., Briano, J.A., Calcaterra, L.A., Oi, D.H., Jenkins, R.A. 2007. Host specificity of the microsporidian pathogen vairimorpha invictae at five field sites with infected solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in northern argentina. Florida Entomologist. 90(3):447-452.
Body size, colony size, abundance, and ecological impact of exotic ants in Florida's upland ecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
King, J.R., Porter, S.D. 2007. Body size, colony size, abundance, and ecological impact of exotic ants in Florida's upland ecosystems. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 9(5):757-774.
Phenology, Distribution, and Host Specificity of Solenopsis invicta Virus-1 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Pereira, R.M., Vander Meer, R.K., Hashimoto, Y., Hooper-Bui, L.M., Sanchez-Arroyo, H., Davis, T., Karpakakunjaram, V., Vail, K.M., Fudd, G., Briano, J., Calcaterra, L., Gilbert, L.E., Ward, R., Ward, K., Oliver, J., Taniguchi, G., Thompson, D.C. 2007. Phenology, Distribution, and Host Specificity of Solenopsis invicta Virus-1. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 96(1):18-27.
Allomermis solenopsii n. sp. (Mermithidae: Nematoda) parasitizing the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poinar, Jr., G.O., Porter, S.D., Tang, S., Hyman, B.C. 2007. Allomermis solenopsii n. sp. (Mermithidae: Nematoda) parasitizing the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina. Systematic Parasitology.68(2):115-128.
Pseudacteon Decapitating Flies: Potential Vectors of a Fire Ant Virus? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D. 2007. Pseudacteon decapitating flies: potential vectors of a fire ant virus?. Florida Entomologist. 90(1):268-270.
Range Expansion of the Fire Ant Decapitating Fly, Pseudacteon Tricuspis, Eight to Nine Years after Releases in Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, R., Porter, S.D. 2006. RANGE EXPANSION OF THE FIRE ANT DECAPITATING FLY, PSEUDACTEON TRICUSPIS, EIGHT TO NINE YEARS AFTER RELEASES IN FLORIDA. Florida Entomologist. 89: 536-538.
Fire Ant, Biology, Ecology, and Biocontrol - (Proceedings)
Porter, S.D. 2006. Fire Ant, Biology, Ecology, and Biocontrol. XV Congress IUSSI Proceedings. 114. Washington, D.C. July 30-August 4, 2006.
Establishment and Spread of Pseudacteon Curvatus in Tennessee - (Proceedings)
Parkman, P., Vail, K., Rashid, T., Oliver, J., Pereira, R.M., Porter, S.D., Shires, M., Haun, G., Powell, S., Thead, L.G., Vogt, J.T. 2006. Establishment and Spread of Pseudacteon curvatus in Tennessee. 2005 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 111-112. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
An Evaluation of Sampling Methods and Species Richness Estimators for Ants in Upland Ecosystems in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
King, J.R., Porter, S.D. 2005. An Evaluation of Sampling Methods and Species Richness Estimators for Ants in Upland Ecosystems in Florida. Environmental Entomology. 54(6): 1566-1578.
Area-wide suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis spp. populations - (Book / Chapter)
Vander Meer, R.K., Pereira, R.M., Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H. 2007. Area-wide suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis spp. populations. Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests: From Research to Field Implementation. P:487-496.
Host Range of the Microsporidian Pathogen Vairimorpha Invictae at Three Field Sites in Argentina - (Proceedings)
Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Davis, T.S., Briano, J.A., Calcaterra, L.A., Oi, D.H., Jenkins, A. 2005. Host Range of the Microsporidian Pathogen Vairimorpha invictae at Three Field Sites in Argentina. Proceedings in the 2005 Annual Red Imported Fire Ants Conference. 205. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Use of Baits for Evaluation of Fire Ant Populations in the USDA Areawide Project - (Proceedings)
Pereira, R.M., Porter, S.D. 2005. Use of baits for evaluation of fire ant populations in the USDA areawide project. Proceedings in the 2005 Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference. 121-122. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Parasitoid Case History: An Evaluation of Methods Used to Assess Host Ranges of Fire Ant Decapitating Flies - (Proceedings)
Porter, S.D., Gilbert, L.E. 2005. Parasitoid Case History: An Evaluation of Methods Used to Assess Host Ranges of Fire Ant Decapitating Flies. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. 634-650. Davos, Switzerland. September 12-16,2005.
Strategies for Assessing the Host Specificity of Fire Ant Decapitating Flies (Phoridae: Pseudacteon) - (Abstract Only)
Porter, S.D., Gilbert, L.E. 2005. Strategies for assessing the host specificity of fire ant decapitating flies (Phoridae: Pseudacteon). International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. 81. Davos, Switzerland. September 12-16, 2005.
Field Release and Establishment of the Decapitating Fly Pseudacteon Curvatus on Red Imported Fire Ants in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vazquez, R.J., Porter, S.D., Briano, J.A. 2006. Field release and establishment of the decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus on red imported fire ants in Florida. Biocontrol. 51:207-216.
Areawide Suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Populations - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Porter, S.D., Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2005. Area-wide Suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Populations. Area Wide Control of Insect Pests Integrating the Sterile Insect. Abstract. p. 78-79
Eradication of the Little Fire Ant, Wasmannia Auropunctata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), from Marchena Island, Galapagos: on the Edge of Success? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Causton, C.E., Sevilla, C.R., Porter, S.D. 2005. Eradication of the little fire ant, wasmannia auropunctata (hymenoptera: formicidae), from marchena island, galapagos: on the edge of success?. Florida Entomologist.88(2):159-168.
Re-Confirming Host Specificity of the Fire Ant Decapitating Fly Pseudacteon Curvatus after Field Release in Florida - (Research Notes)
Vazquez, R.J., Porter, S.D. 2005. Re-confirming Host Specificity of the Fire Ant Decapitating Fly Pseudacteon curvatus after Field Release in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 88(1): 107-110.
U.S.-BRAZIL Cooperation in the Collection and Release of a Phorid Decapitating Fly for Fire Ant Biocontrol - (Abstract Only) - (06-Jan-05)
Testing for Population-Level Impacts of Introduced Pseudacteon Tricuspis Flies, Phorid Parasitoids of Solenopsis Invicta Fire Ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morrison, L.W., Porter, S.D. 2005. Testing for population-level impacts of introduced Pseudacteon tricuspis flies, phorid parasitoids of Solenopsis invicta fire ants. Biological Control. 33: 9-19.
Predicted Range Expansion of the Invasive Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta, in the Eastern United States Based on the Vemap Global Warming Scenario - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morrison, L.W., Korzukhin, M.D., Porter, S.D. 2005. Predicted range expansion of the invasive fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, in the eastern United States based on the VEMAP global warming scenario. Diversity and Distributions. 11: 199-204.
Post-Release Host-Specificity Testing of Pseudacteon Tricuspis, a Phorid Parasitoid of Solenopsis Invicta Fire Ants. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morrison, L.W., Porter, S.D. 2006. Post-release host-specificity testing of Pseudacteon tricuspis, a phorid parasitoid of Solenopsis invicta fire ants. Biocontrol. 51: 195-205.
Distribution and Abundance of Fire Ant Decapitating Flies (Diptera: Phoridae: Pseudacteon), in Three Regions of Southern South America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calcaterra, L., Porter, S.D., Briano, J. 2005. Distribution and abundance of fire ant decapitating flies (diptera: phoridae: pseudacteon), in three regions of southern south america. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 98(1): 85-95 (2005)
Distribution and Abundance of Fire Ant Decapitating Flies (Diptera: Phoridae: Pseudacteon), in Three Regions of Southern South America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calcaterra, L., Porter, S.D., Briano, J. 2005. Distribution and Abundance of Fire Ant Decapitating Flies (Diptera: Phoridae: Pseudacteon), in Three Regions of Southern South America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 98(1): 85-95.
A Simple Design for a Rain Resistant Pitfall Trap - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D. 2005. A simple design for a rain resistant pitfall trap. Insectes Sociaux. 52: 201-203.
Assessing Host Specificity and Field Release Potential of Fire Ant Decapitating Flies (Phoridae: Pseudacteon) - (Book / Chapter)
Porter, S.D., Gilbert, L.E. 2004. Assessing host specificity and field release potential of fire ant decapitating flies (Phoridae: Pseudacteon). Van Driesche, R.G., Reardon, R., editors. USDA Forest Service, Morganton,WV. Assessing host ranges for parasitoids and predators used for classical biological control: a guide to best practice. 152-176.
Biogeography and Macroecology of Phorid Flies That Attack Fire Ants in Southeastern Brazil and Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Folgarait, P.J., Bruzzone, O., Porter, S.D., Pesquero, M.A., Gilbert, L. 2005. Biogeography and macroecology of phorid flies that attack fire ants in southeastern Brazil and Argentina. Journal of Biogeography. 32: 353-367.
Host Specificity of a Biotype of the Fire Ant Decapitating Fly Pseudacteon Curvatus from Northern Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vazquez, R.J., Porter, S.D., Briano, J.A. 2004. Host Specificity of a Biotype of the Fire Ant Decapitating Fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) From Northern Argentina. Environmental Entomology. 33(5):1436-1441.
Phenology and Parasitism Rates in Introduced Populations of Pseudacteon Tricuspis, a Parasitoid of Solenopsis Invicta. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morrison, L.W., Porter, S.D. 2005. Phenology and parasitism rates in introduced populations of Pseudacteon tricuspis, a parasitoid of Solenopsis invicta.. Biocontrol. 50: 127-141.
Phorid Flies in Alabama: A tale of two species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Graham, L.C., Porter, S.D., Bertagnolli, V.E. 2003. Phorid Flies in Alabama: A tale of two species. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 20:165-171.
Recommendations on the Use of Alcohols for Preservation of Ant Specimens (Hymenoptera:formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
King, J.R., Porter, S.D. 2004. Recommendations on the use of alcohols for preservation of ant specimens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux. 51:197-201.
Field Releases of the Decapitating Fly Pseudateon Curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) for Control of Imported Fire Ants ( Hymenoptera: Formicidaes) in Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Graham, L.C., Porter, S.D., Pereira, R.M., Dorough, H.D., Kelley, A.T. 2003. Field releases of the decapitating fly Pseudateon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) for control of imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidaes) in Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. Florida Entomologist. 86(3):334-339.
Potential Global Range Expansion of the Invasive Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morrison, L.W., Porter, S.D., Daniels, E., Korzukhin, M.D. 2004. Potential global range expansion of the invasive fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Biological Invasions. 6:183-191.
Biological Control of Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, D.F., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Pereira, R.M., Briano, J.A. 2003. Biological Control of Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). American Entomologist. 2003. v. 49(3). p. 150-163.
A Modified Rearing System for Production of Pseudacteon Curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae), a Parasitoid of Imported Fire Ants. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
VOGT, J.T., PORTER, S.D., NORDLUND, D.A., SMITH, R. A MODIFIED REARING SYSTEM FOR PRODUCTION OF PSEUDACTEON CURVATUS (DIPTERA: PHORIDAE), A PARASITOID OF IMPORTED FIRE ANTS. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL. 2003. V. 28(3). P. 346-353.
A Modified Rearing System for Production of Pseudacteon Curvatus Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae) That Parasitize Imported Fire Ants. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogt, J.T., Porter, S.D., Nordlund, D.A., Smith, R. A modified rearing system for production of Pseudacteon curvatus Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae) that parasitize imported fire ants. Biological Control. 2003.
Identification of pologyne and mongyne fire ant colonies (Solenopsis invivta) by multiplex PCR of GP-9 alleles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D. 2003. Identification of pologyne and mongyne fire ant colonies (Solenopsis invivta) by multiplex PCR of GP-9 alleles. Insectes Sociaux. 50:199-200.
The Little Fire Ant, Wasmannia Auropunctata: Distribution, Impact, and Control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
WETTERER, J.K., PORTER, S.D. THE LITTLE FIRE ANT, WASMANNIA AUROPUNCTATA: DISTRIBUTION, IMPACT, AND CONTROL. SOCIOBIOLOGY. 2003. v. 42(1). p. 1-41
Establishment and Dispersal of the Fire Ant Decapitating Fly Pseudacteon Tricuspis in North Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D., Nogueira de Sa, L.A., Morrison, L.W. 2004. Establishment and dispersal of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis in North Florida. Biological Control. v. 29. p. 179-188.
Positive Association Between Densities of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Generalized Ant and Arthropod Diversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
MORRISON, L.W., PORTER, S.D. POSITIVE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN DENSITIES OF THE RED IMPORTED FIRE ANT, SOLENOPSIS INVICTA (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) AND GENERALIZED ANT AND ARTHROPOD DIVERSITY. ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY. 2003. v. 32(3). p. 548-554
Eclosion, Mating, and Grooming Behavior of the Parasitoid Fly Pseudacteon Curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
WUELLNER, C.T., PORTER, S.D., GILBERT, L.E. ECLOSION, MATING, AND GROOMING BEHAVIOR OF THE PARASITOID FLY PSEUDACTEON CURVATUS (DIPTERA: PHORIDAE). FLORIDA ENTOMOLOGIST. 2002. v. 85(4). p. 563-566.
Solenopsis Invicta - Yes, Solenopsis Wagneri - No! - (Proceedings)
Porter, S.D. 2002. Solenopsis invicta - yes, solenopsis wagneri - no!. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. p. 131
Female Reproductive System of the Decapitating Fly Pseudacteon Wasmanni Schmitz (Diptera: Phoridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ZACARO, A.A., PORTER, S.D. FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM OF THE DECAPITATING FLY PSEUDACTEON WASMANNI SCHMITZ (DIPTERA: PHORIDAE). ARTHROPOD STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT. 2003. v. 31. p. 329-337.
The Formis Ant Bibliography: a Window on the World's Ant Literature and a Door into Myrmecology's Future - (Proceedings)
Porter, S.D., Wojcik, D.P. 2002. The Formis Ant Bibliography: A Window on the World's Ant Literature and a Door into Myrmecology's Future. International Union for the Study of Social Insects Congress. p. 88.
Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta, Worker Alarm Pheromones Attract Pseudacteon Phorid Flies - (Proceedings)
Vander Meer, R.K., Porter, S.D. 2002. Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta, Worker Alarm Pheromones Attract Pseudacteon Phorid Flies. Proceedings of Imported Fire Ant Conference. p. 77-80.
Fire Ants Dos & Don'ts - (Popular Publication)
Oi, F.M., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Koehler, P.G. 2001. Fire ants dos & don'ts. Pest Control Technology Magazine.
Red Imported Fire Ants Invade the Caribbean - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Aug-01)
Illustrated Key to Pseudacteon Decapitating Flies (Diptera: Phoridae) That Attack Saevissima Complex Fire Ants in South America. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Aug-01)
Modeling Temperature-Dependent Range Limits for the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis Invicta) in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-May-01)
Potential Applications of the Response of Phorid Flies to Fire Ant Semiochemicals - (Proceedings)
Vander Meer, R.K., Porter, S.D. 2001. Potential Applications of the Response of Phorid Flies to Fire Ant Semiochemicals. 2001 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. p. 33. San Antonio, Texas. February 28-March 2, 2001.
Fate of Female Sexuals Introduced into Monogyne and Polygyne Fire Ant Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Nov-00)
Parasitoid-Host Matching Between the Little Decapitating Fly Pseudacteon Curvatus from Las Flores, Argentina and the Black Fire Ant Solenopsis Richteri - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-May-00)
Solenopsis Invicta Buren, 1972 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): Proposed Conservation of the Specific Name - (Other) - (22-Feb-99)
Red Imported Fire Ants: Impact on Biodiversity and Integrated Management Techniques - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Feb-99)
Notes on a Southern Record for Solenopsis Geminata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Abstract Only) - (01-Dec-98)
Sex Ratio Variation As a Function of Host Size in Pseudacteon (Diptera: Phoridae) Parasitoid Flies - (Proceedings) - (14-Aug-98)
Host Specificity of Fire Ant Decapitating Flies (Diptera: Phoridae) in Laboratory Oviposition Tests - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Jul-98)
Host-Specific Attraction of Pseudacteon Flies (Diptera: Phoridae) to Fire Ant Colonies in Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Apr-98)
Biology and Behavior of Pseudacteon Decapitating Flies (Diptera: Phoridae)that Parasitize Solenopsis Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Apr-98)
A Microcomputer-Based Activity Meter for Multiple Animals - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Sep-96)
Intercontinental Differences in the Abundance of Solenopsis Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): An Escape from Natural Enemies? - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-May-96)
Diurnal Patterns of Ovipositional Activity of Two Pseudacteon Fly Parasitiods (Diptera: Phoridae) of Solenopsis Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (18-Mar-96)
Rearing the Decapitating Fly Pseudacteon Tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) in Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis) from the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Mar-96)
Comparison of Polygyne and Monogyne Fire Ant Population Densities (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis Invicta) - (Proceedings) - (18-Jan-96)
Fire Ant Biocontrol with Phorid Flies and Other Natural Enemies - (Trade Journal) - (15-Jun-95)
Potential Use of Pseudacteon Phorid Flies As Fire Ant Biocontrol Agents - (Abstract Only) - (02-Apr-95)
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