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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

John M. Sivinski

Research Leader


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Niche breadth and interspecific competition between Doryctobracon crawfordi and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera:Braconidae), native and introduced of Anastrepha spp. fruit files (Diptera:Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Jul-14)
The Attraction of Lepidoptera to flowering plants also attractive to parasitoids (Diptera, Hymenoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sivinski, J.M. 2014. The attraction of Lepidoptera to flowering plants also attractive to parasitoids (Diptera, Hymenoptera). Florida Entomologist. 97(4):1317-1327.
Effects of a fruit and host-derived compound on orientation and oviposition in Utetes anastrephae, a little studied opiine braconid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid of Anastrepha spp. fruit flies (Tephritidae:Diptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simoes Dias, V., Stuhl, C.J., Sivinski, J.M. 2014. Effects of a fruit and host-derived compound on orientation and oviposition in Utetes anastrephae, a little studied opiine braconid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid of Anastrepha spp. fruit flies (Tephritidae:Diptera). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 24(12):1412-1424.
Nutrient uptake and allocation capacity during immature development determine reproductive capacity in Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera:Braconidae), a parasitoid of tephritid flies. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Jun-14)
Pest management through tropical tree conservation - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-Feb-14)
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.
Intrinsic competition and competitor-free-space influence the coexistence of parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Opiinae) of neotropical tephritidae (Diptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paranhos, B.J., Sivinski, J.M., Stuhl, C.J., Holler, T., Aluja, M. 2013. Intrinsic competition and competitor-free-space influence the coexistence of parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Opiinae) of neotropical tephritidae (Diptera). Environmental Entomology. 42(4):717-723.
Seasonal changes in english walnut (Juglans regia L.) (Juglandaceae), fruit properties and host use patterns by Rhagoletis zoqui (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-May-13)
Estimating attraction of Syrphidae (Diptera) to flowering plants with interception traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, N.W., Al-Dobai, S., Legaspi, J.C., Sivinski, J.M. 2013. Estimating attraction of Syrphidae (Diptera) to flowering plants with interception traps . Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(9):1040-1052.
Inter-specific competition and competition-free space in the tephritid parasitoids Utetes anastrephae and Doryctobracon areolatus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Opiinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aluja, M., Ovruski, S.M., Sivinski, J.M., Cordova-Garcia, G., Schliserman, P., Nunez-Campero, S.R., Ordano, M. 2013. Inter-specific competition and competition-free space in the tephritid parasitoids Utetes anastrephae and Doryctobracon areolatus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Opiinae). Ecological Entomology. 38:485-493.
Closely related Wolbachia recovered from different genera of Mexican Thelytokous figitidae (Hymenoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, A., Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M. 2013. Closely related Wolbachia recovered from different genera of Mexican Thelytokous figitidae (Hymenoptera). Florida Entomologist. 96(2):649-643.
Closely related Wolbachia (Rickettsiales:Rickettsiaceae) recovered from different genera of Mexican Thelytokous figitidae (Hymenoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, A., Sivinski, J.M., Shirk, P.D., Aluja, M. 2013. Closely related Wolbachia (Rickettsiales:Rickettsiaceae) recovered from different genera of Mexican Thelytokous figitidae (Hymenoptera). Florida Entomologist. 96(2):649-653.
Application of nuclear techniques to improve the mass production and management of fruit fly parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cancino, J., Ruiz, L., Viscarret, M., Sivinski, J.M., Hendricks, J. 2012. Application of nuclear techniques to improve the mass production and management of fruit fly parasitoids. Insects. 3:1105-1125.
Responses of multiple species of Tephritid (Diptera) fruit fly parasitoids (Hymenoptera:Braconidae:Opiinae) to sympatric and exotic and fruit volatiles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuhl, C.J., Sivinski, J.M., Teal, P.E., Aluja, M.R. 2012. Responses of multiple species of Tephritid (Diptera) fruit fly parasitoids (Hymenoptera:Braconidae:Opiinae) to sympatric and exotic and fruit volatiles. Florida Entomologist. 95(4):1031-1039.
Attracting and maintaining Tachinidae with flowering plants: estimating attractiveness - (Abstract Only) - (20-Jul-12)
Insect Eradication and Containment of Invasive Alien Species - (Book / Chapter)
Bloem, K., Brockerhoff, E.G., Mastro, V., Simmons, G.S., Sivinski, J.M., Suckling, D.M. 2014. Insect Eradication and Containment of Invasive Alien Species. In G. Gordh and S. McKirdy (eds) The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity: Principles and Practices for the Identification, Containment and Control of Organisms that Threaten Agriculture and the Environment Globally. pgs.417-446. Available: 10.1007/978-94-007-7365-3_14
The roles of parasitoid foraging for hosts, food and mates in the augmentative control of Tephritidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M. 2012. The roles of parasitoid foraging for hosts, food and mates in the augmentative control of Tephritidae . Insects. 3(3):668-691.
Molecular genetics of the Wolbachia endosymbionts that infect the parasitoids of tephritid fruit flies. - (Other)
Davies, A., Sivinski, J.M. 2012. Molecular genetics of the Wolbachia endosymbionts that infect the parasitoids of tephritid fruit flies. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).Public Database. Accession numbers JX182373-JX182404.
Wasp parasitoid Utetes anastrephae (Viereck) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - (Popular Publication)
Stuhl, C.J., Sivinski, J.M. 2012. Wasp parasitoid Utetes anastrephae (Viereck) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae). University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Institute of Food and Agriculture Science. EENY 526.
Discrimination by Coptera haywardi (Hymenoptera:Diapriidae) of hosts previously attacked by conspecifies or by the larval parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cancino, J., Liedo, P., Ruiz, L., Lopez, G., Montoya, P., Barrera, J.F., Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M. 2012. Discrimination by Coptera haywardi (Hymenoptera:Diapriidae) of hosts previously attacked by conspecifies or by the larval parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 22(8):899-914.
Relative utility of arrhenotokous and Wolbachia-associated thelytokous Odontosema anastrephae figitid fruit fly parasitoids for mass rearing and biological control - (Abstract Only) - (15-May-12)
Augmentative biological control: research and methods to help make it work - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sivinski, J.M. 2013. Augmentative biological control: research and methods to help make it work. CABI(Council of Applied Biology International, Oxford, United Kingdom. 8(026):1-11.
A parasitoid wasp Doryctobracon areolatus (Szepligeti) - (Other)
Stuhl, C.J., Sivinski, J.M. 2012. A parasitoid wasp Doryctobracon areolatus (Szepligeti). Extension Fact Sheets. University of Florida Institue of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), Featured Creatures, EENY-525.
Tachinidae (Diptera) associated with flowering plants: estimating foral attractiveness - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Al-Dobai, S., Reitz, S.R., Sivinski, J.M. 2012. Tachinidae (Diptera) associated with flowering plants: estimating foral attractiveness. Biological Control. 61:230-239.
Fruit fly parasitoid mass rearing and release: challenges and achievements - (Abstract Only) - (13-Nov-11)
Are individuals stemming from thelytokous and arrhenotokous populations equally adept as biocontrol agents? Orientation and host searching behavior of a fruit fly parasitoid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramirez-Romero, R., Sivinski, J.M., Copeland, C.S., Aluja, M. 2012. Are individuals stemming from thelytokous and arrhenotokous populations equally adept as biocontrol agents? Orientation and host searching behavior of a fruit fly parasitoid. Biocontrol. 57:427-440.
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.
Effect of host diet and adult parasitoid diet on egg load dynamics and egg size of braconid parasitoids attacking Anastrepha ludens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cicero, L., Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M. 2012. Effect of host diet and adult parasitoid diet on egg load dynamics and egg size of braconid parasitoids attacking Anastrepha ludens. Physiological Entomology. 37(2):177-184.
Effect of larval host food substrate on egg load dynamics, egg size and adult female size in four species of braconid fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cicero, L., Sivinski, J.M., Rull, J., Aluja, M. 2011. Effect of larval host food substrate on egg load dynamics, egg size and adult female size in four species of braconid fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids. Journal of Insect Physiology. 57:1471-1479.
Establishment of the west indian fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoid Doryctobracon areolatus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)in the Dominican Republic - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serra, C.A., Ferreira, M., Garcia, S., Santana, L., Castillo, M., Nolasco, C., Morales, P., Holler, T., Roda, A., Aluja, M.M., Sivinski, J.M. 2011. Establishment of the west indian fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoid Doryctobracon areolatus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)in the Dominican Republic. Florida Entomologist. 94(4):809-816.
Conserving natural enemies with flowering plants: estimating floral attractiveness to parasitic Hymenoptera and attractions relationship to flower and plant morphology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sivinski, J.M., Wahl, D., Holler, T., Dobai, S.A., Sivinski, R. 2011. Conserving natural enemies with flowering plants: estimating floral attractiveness to parasitic Hymenoptera and attractions relationship to flower and plant morphology. Biological Control. 58:208-214.
A compound produced by Fruigivorous Tephritidae (Diptera) larvae promotes oviposition behavior by the biological control agent Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuhl, C.J., Sivinski, J.M., Teal, P.E., Paranhos, B., Aluja, M. 2011. A compound produced by Fruigivorous Tephritidae (Diptera) larvae promotes oviposition behavior by the biological control agent Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Environmental Entomology. 40(3):727-736.
Influence of methoprene and dietary protein on male Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) lipid and protein contents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, R., Sivinski, J.M., Shapiro, J.P., Teal, P.E. 2011. Influence of methoprene and dietary protein on male Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) lipid and protein contents. Florida Entomologist. 94(2):137-144.
A Compound Produced by Fruigivorous Tephritidae (Diptera) Larvae Promotes Oviposition Behavior by the Biological Control Agent Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - (Abstract Only) - (26-Sep-10)
Parthenogenesis induction by Wolbachia in parasitoids - (Abstract Only) - (26-Jul-10)
Intrinsic competition between two species of neotropical parasitoids: The fierce and the fugitive? - (Abstract Only) - (25-Jul-10)
Genetic characteristics of bisexual and female-only populations of Odontosema anastrephae (Hymenoptera:Figitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Copeland, C.S., Hoy, M.A., Jeyaprakash, A., Aluja, M., Ramirez-Romero, R., Sivinski, J.M. 2010. Genetic characteristics of bisexual and female-only populations of Odontosema anastrephae (Hymenoptera:Figitidae). Florida Entomologist. 93(3):437-443.
Enhancing male sexual success in a lekking fly (Ananstrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) through a juvenile hormone analog has no effect on adult mortality Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, R., Sivinski, J.M., Teal, P.E., Brockmann, J. 2010. Enhancing male sexual success in a lekking fly (Ananstrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) through a juvenile hormone analog has no effect on adult mortality. Journal of Insect Physiology. 56:1552-1557.
Influence of methoprene and dietary protein on maturation and sexual performance of sterile, Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, R., Teal, P.E., Conway, H., Worley, J., Sivinski, J.M. 2012. Influence of methoprene and dietary protein on maturation and sexual performance of sterile, Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 135(9):1-9.
Effect of continuous rearing on courtship acoustics of five braconid parasitoids, candidates for augmentative biological control of Anastrepha species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Joyce, A.L., Aluja, M., Sivinski, J.M., Vinson, B., Ramirez-Romero, R., Bernal, J.S., Guillen, L. 2010. Effect of continuous rearing on courtship acoustics of five braconid parasitoids, candidates for augmentative biological control of Anastrepha species. Biocontrol. 55:573-582.
Efficacy of the Suterra biolure individual female fruit fly attractant packages vs. the Unipak version - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holler, T.C., Peebles, M., Young, A., Whiteman, L., Olson, S., Sivinski, J.M. 2009. Efficacy of the Suterra biolure individual female fruit fly attractant packages vs. the Unipak version. Florida Entomologist. 92(4):667-669.
Consideration of Eurytoma sivinskii Gates and Grissell, a eurytomid (Hymenoptera) with unusual foraging behaviors, as a biological control agent of tephritid (Diptera) fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mena-Correa, J., Sivinski, J.M., Anzures-Dadda, A., Ramirez-Romero, R., Gates, M.W., Aluja, M. 2010. Consideration of Eurytoma sivinskii Gates and Grissell, a eurytomid (Hymenoptera) with unusual foraging behaviors, as a biological control agent of tephritid (Diptera) fruit flies. Biological Control. 53:9-17.
Conserving natural enemies with flowering plants: Estimating attractiveness - (Abstract Only) - (28-Jul-09)
Male and female condition influence mating performance and sexual receptivity in two tropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) with contrasting life histories - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aluja, M., Rull, J., Sivinski, J.M., Trujillo, G., Perez-Staples, D. 2009. Male and female condition influence mating performance and sexual receptivity in two tropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) with contrasting life histories. Journal of Insect Physiology. 55:1091-1098.
Latitudinal variation in parasitoid guild composition and parasitism rates of North America Hawthorn infesting Rhagoletis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rull, J., Wharton, R., Feder, J., Guillen, L., Sivinski, J.M., Forbes, A., Aluja, M. 2009. Latitudinal variation in parasitoid guild composition and parasitism rates of North America Hawthorn infesting Rhagoletis. Environmental Entomology. 38:588-599.
Comparison of the host searching and oviposition behaviors of the tephtitid (Diptera) parasitoids Aganaspis pelleranoi and Odontosema anastrephae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae, Eucoilinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aluja, M., Ovruski, S.M., Guillen, L., Orono, L.E., Sivinski, J.M. 2009. Comparison of the host searching and oviposition behaviors of the tephtitid (Diptera) parasitoids Aganaspis pelleranoi and Odontosema anastrephae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae, Eucoilinae). Journal of Insect Behavior. 22:423-451.
Influence of a juvenile hormone analog and dietary protein on male Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera:Tephritidae) sexual success - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, R., Sivinski, J.M., Teal, P.E. 2010. Influence of a juvenile hormone analog and dietary protein on male Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera:Tephritidae) sexual success. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(1): 40-46.
Evaluating the use of irradiated caribean fruit fly (Diptera:Tephritidae) larvae for laboratory rearing of Doryctobracon areolatus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palenchar, J., Holler, T., Moses-Rowley, A., Mcgovern, R., Sivinski, J.M. 2009. Evaluating the use of irradiated caribean fruit fly (Diptera:Tephritidae) larvae for laboratory rearing of Doryctobracon areolatus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Florida Entomologist. 92(4)535-537.
Influence of methoprene and dietary protein on male Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) mating aggregations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, R., Sivinski, J.M., Teal, P.E. 2009. Influence of methoprene and dietary protein on male Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) mating aggregations. Journal of Insect Physiology. 55(4):328-335.
Larval feeding substrate and species significantly influence the effect of juvenile hormone analog on sexual development/performance in four tropical tephritid flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aluja, M., Ordano, M., Teal, P.E., Sivinski, J.M., Garcia-Medel, D., Anzures-Dadda, A. 2009. Larval feeding substrate and species significantly influence the effect of juvenile hormone analog on sexual development/performance in four tropical tephritid flies. Journal of Insect Physiology. 55:231-242.
Wolbachia in Two Populations of Melittobia digitata Dahms (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Copeland, C.S., Matthews, R.W., Gonzalez, J.M., Aluja, M., Sivinski, J.M. 2008. Wolbachia in Two Populations of Melittobia digitata Dahms (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Neotropical Entomology. 37(6):633-640.
Biology of Eurytoma sivinskii, an unusual eurytomid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid of fruit fly (Diptera:Tephritidae) pupae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mena-Correa, J., Sivinski, J.M., Gates, M.W., Ramirez-Romero, R., Aluja, M. 2008. Biology of Eurytoma sivinskii, an unusual eurytomid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid of fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pupae. Florida Entomologist. 91(4):598-603.
Effects of male condition on fitness in two tropical tephritid flies with contrasting life histories - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aluja, M., Perez-Staples, D., Sivinski, J.M., Sanchez, A., Pinero, J. 2008. Effects of male condition on fitness in two tropical tephritid flies with contrasting life histories. Journal of Animal Behavior. 76(6):1997-2009.
Comparison of parasitic hymenoptera captured in malaise traps baited with two flowering plants Lobularia maritima (Brassicales:Brassicaceae) and Spermacoce verticillate (Gentianales:Rubiaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rohrig, E.A., Sivinski, J.M., Wharton, R. 2008. Comparison of parasitic hymenoptera captured in malaise traps baited with two flowering plants Lobularia maritima (Brassicales: Brassicaceae) and Spermacoce verticillate (Gentianales:Rubiaceae). Florida Entomologist. 91(4):621-627.
Random mating among Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) adults of geographically distant and ecologically distinct populations in Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aluja, M., Rull, J., Perez-Staples, D., Diaz-Fleischer, F., Sivinski, J.M. 2009. Random mating among Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) adults of geographically distant and ecologically distinct populations in Mexico. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 99:207-214.
Biological Control of Olive Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) by Releases of Psyttalia cf. concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in California, Parasitoid Longevity in Presence of the Host, and Host Status of Walnut Husk Fly - (Proceedings)
Yokoyama, V.Y., Rendon, P., Sivinski, J.M. 2008. Biological Control of Olive Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) by Releases of Psyttalia cf. concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in California, Parasitoid Longevity in Presence of the Host, and Host Status of Walnut Husk Fly. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, September 10-15, 2006, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. pp 157-164.
Psyttalia cf. concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) for Biological Control of Olive Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yokoyama, V.Y., Rendon, P., Sivinski, J.M. 2008. Psyttalia cf. concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) for Biological Control of Olive Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California. Journal of Economic Entomology. 37: 764-773
A floral-derived compound attractive to the tephritid fruit fly parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rohrig, E.A., Sivinski, J.M., Teal, P.E., Stuhl, C.J., Aluja, M. 2008. A floral-derived compound attractive to the tephritid fruit fly parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34:549-557.
Reproductive trade-offs from mating with a successful male: the case of the tephritid fly Anastrepha obliqua - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez-Staples, D., Aluja, M., Macias-Ordonez, R., Sivinski, J.M. 2008. Reproductive trade-offs from mating with a successful male: the case of the tephritid fly Anastrepha obliqua. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 62:1333-1340.
Foraging behavior by six fruit fly parasitoids(Hymenoptera:Braconidae) released as single- or multiple-species cohorts in field cages: influence of fruit location and host density - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia-Medel, D., Sivinski, J.M., Diaz-Fleischer, F., Ramirez-Romero, R., Aluja, M. 2007. Foraging behavior by six fruit fly parasitoids(Hymenoptera:Braconidae) released as single- or multiple-species cohorts in field cages: influence of fruit location and host density. Biological Control. 43:12-22.
Control biologico poactivo de plagas frutales "pre-invasivas": Un ejemplo con last Moscas de Tephritidae - (Abstract Only) - (15-Jun-07)
The suitability of Anastrepha spp. and Ceratitis capitata larvae as hosts of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata and Diachasmimorpha tryoni: Effects of host age and radiation dose and implications for quality control in mass rearing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cancino, J., Ruiz, L., Lopez, P., Sivinski, J.M. 2009. The suitability of Anastrepha spp. and Ceratitis capitata larvae as hosts of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata and Diachasmimorpha tryoni: Effects of host age and radiation dose and implications for quality control in mass rearing. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19:81-94.
Evaluation of Sequential Exposure of Irradiated Hosts to Maximize the Mass Rearing of Fruit Fly Parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jun-07)
Augmentative biological control of fruit flies - (Abstract Only) - (25-May-07)
The thermal environment of immature caribbean fruit flies, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera:Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sivinski, J.M., Holler, T., Pereira, R., Romero, M.I. 2007. The thermal environment of immature caribbean fruit flies, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 90:347-357.
Colonization and domestication of seven species of native New World hymenopterous larval-prepupal and pupal fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aluja, M., Sivinski, J.M., Ovruski, S., Guillen, L., Lopez, M., Cancino, J., Torres-Anaya, A., Gallegos-Chan, G., Ruiz, L. 2009. Colonization and domestication of seven species of native New World hymenopterous larval-prepupal and pupal fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19:49-80.
Rearing of five hymenopterous larval-prepupal (Braconidae,Figitidae) and three pupal (Diapriidae,Chalcidoidea,Eurytomidae)native parasitoids of the genus Anastrepha(Diptera:Tephritidae) on irradiated A.ludens larvae and pupae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cancino, J., Ruiz, L., Sivinski, J.M., Galvez, F.O., Aluja, M. 2009. Rearing of five hymenopterous larval-prepupal (Braconidae,Figitidae) and three pupal (Diapriidae,Chalcidoidea,Eurytomidae)native parasitoids of the genus Anastrepha(Diptera:Tephritidae) on irradiated A.ludens larvae and pupae. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19:193-209.
Efficacy of the "mitchell Station", a New Bait-Station for the Control of the Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha Suspensa (Loew) (Diptera:tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holler, T., Gillett, J.L., Sivinski, J.M., Moses, A., Mitchell, E. 2006. EFFICACY OF THE "MITCHELL STATION", A NEW BAIT-STATION FOR THE CONTROL OF THE CARIBBEAN FRUIT FLY, ANASTREPHA SUSPENSA (LOEW) (DIPTERA:TEPHRITIDAE). Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 38:111-118.
New control agents and techniques for the suppression of invasive Anastrepha spp. fruit flies and other pests - (Proceedings) - (30-Sep-06)
Cytochrome C Oxidase Sequence Data Distinguish a Thelytokous Subpopulation of Odontosema Anastrephae from a Morphologically Identical Arrenotokous Subpopulation - (Abstract Only) - (15-Jul-06)
Proactive Biological Control of "pre-Invasive" Fruit Pests: An Example from the Tephritid Flies - (Other) - (09-Mar-06)
Biology and natural history of Anastrepha interrupta (Diptera:Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, R., Steck, G.J., Varona, E., Sivinski, J.M. 2007. Biology and natural history of Anastrepha interrupta (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 90:389-391.
The Effects of Sterile Males and Two Braconid Parasitoids, Fopius Arisanus and Diachasmimorpha Krausii, on Caged Populations of Mediterranean Fruit Flies, Ceratitus Capitata at Various Sites in Guatemala - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rendon, P., Sivinski, J.M., Holler, T., Bloem, K., Lopez, M., Martinez, A., Aluja, M. 2006. The effects of sterile males and two braconid parasitoids, Fopius arisanus and Diachasmimorpha krausii, on caged populations of Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitus capitata at various sites in Guatemala.Biological Control. 36:224-231.
Food Sources for Adult Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata, a Parasitoid of Tephritid Fruit Flies: Effects on Longevity and Fecundity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M., Holler, T. 2006. Food sources for adult Diachasmimorpha longicaudata, a parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies: effects on longevity and fecundity. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 118:193-202.
Biological Control of Olive Fruit Fly in California by Psyttalia Cf. Concolor (Szépligeti) from Moscamed, Guatemala - (Abstract Only)
Yokoyama, V.Y., Miller, G.T., Rendon, P., Sivinski, J.M. 2005. Biological control of olive fruit fly in california by psyttalia cf. concolor (szépligeti) from moscamed, guatemala. European Meeting in the IOBC/WPRS Working Group, Integrated Protection of Olive Crops" 26-28, October 2005, Florence, Italy. p.36.
Behaviour and Predation of Fruit Fly Larvae (Anastrepha SPP.) (Diptera: Tephritidae) after Exiting Fruit in Four Types of Habitats in Tropical Veracruz, Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aluja, M., Sivinski, J.M., Rull, J., Hodgson, P.J. 2005. Behaviour and predation of fruit fly larvae (Anastrepha spp.) (Diptera: Tephritidae) after exiting fruit in four types of habitats in tropical Veracruz, Mexico. Environmental Entomology. 34(6):1507-1516.
Influence of Male Presence on Sexual Maturation in Female Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera:tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, R., Teal, P.E., Sivinski, J.M., Dueben, B.D. 2006. Influence of male presence on sexual maturation in female Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera:Tephritidae). Journal of Insect Behavior. 19(1):31-43.
A Comparison of Yeast Hydrolosate with Female Synthetic Food Attractants for the Capture of Caribbean Fruit Flies, Anastrepha Suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holler, T., Sivinski, J.M., Jenkins, C., Fraser, S. 2006. A comparison of yeast hydrolosate with female synthetic food attractants for the capture of Caribbean fruit flies, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 89:419-420.
A Field Comparison of Chemical Attractants and Traps for Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha Suspensa (Loew) (Diptera: Tephritidae), in Florida Citrus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hall, D.G., Burns, R.E., Jenkins, C.C., Hibbard, K.L., Harris, D.L., Sivinski, J.M., Nigg, H.N. 2005. A field comparison of chemical attractants and traps for Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Loew)(Diptera: Tephritidae), in Florida citrus. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98(5):1641-1647.
Do Wing Markings in Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) Have Sexual Significance? - (Research Notes)
Sivinski, J.M., Pereira, R. 2005. Do wing markings in fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) have sexual significance? Florida Entomologist 88:321-324.
Quarantine Control Strategies for Olive Fruit Fly in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yokoyama, V.Y., Miller, G.T., Sivinski, J.M. 2002. Quarantine control strategies for olive fruit fly in california. Proceedings of the 6th International Fruit Fly Symposium, May 6-10, 2002, Stellenbosch, South Africa. p.241-244.
Biogeography of Braconid Parasitoids of the Caribbean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eitam, A., Sivinski, J.M., Holler, T., Aluja, M. 2004. Biogeography of braconid parasitoids of the caribbean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in florida. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 97(5):928-939.
Chemical Communication in the Mating Behavior Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) - (Proceedings)
Epsky, N.D., Dueben, B.D., Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M., Teal, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2004. Chemical communication in the mating behavior Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). Meeting Abstract.
Ultra Violet Reflectance on the Heads and Wings of Anastrepha Suspensa (Loew) and Certatitis Capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sivinski, J.M., Klug, H., Shapiro, J.P., Lane, J., Mankin, R.W., 2004. Ultra violet reflectance on the heads and wings of Anastrepha suspensa (Loew) and Certatitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Studia Dipterologia. 11:313-322.
Novel Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Resource Use in a Group of Tephritid Fruit Flies of the Genus Anastrepha - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M., Pinero, J., Ojeda, M. 2004. Novel analysis of spatial and temporal patterns of resource use in a group of tephritid fruit flies of the genus anastrepha. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. v. 97. pp. 504-412.
Fruit Flies of the Genus Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Associated Native Parasitoids (Hymenoptera) in the Tropical Rainforest Biosphere Reserve of Montes Azules, Chiapas, Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ALUJA, M., RULL, J., SIVINSKI, J.M., NORRBOM, A.L., WHARTON, R.A., MACIAS-ORDONEZ, R., DIAZ-FLEISCER, F., LOPEZ, M. FRUIT FLIES OF THE GENUS ANASTREPHA (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) AND ASSOCIATED NATIVE PARASITOIDS(HYMENOPTERA) IN THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF MONTES AZULES, CHIAPAS, MEXICO. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY. 2003. v. 32. p. 1377-1385.
Sexual Selection - (Book / Chapter)
Lloyd, J., Sivinski, J.M. 2004. Sexual selection. In: Capinera,J.L., editor. Encyclopedia of Entomology. V. 3. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 1992-1994.
Evidence for Chemical Communication in the Mating Behavior of the Fruit Fly Parasitoid Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) - (Other)
Epsky, N.D., Dueben, B.D., Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M., Teal, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2003. Evidence for Chemical Communication in the Mating Behavior of the Fruit Fly Parasitoid Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Visual Mating Signals - (Book / Chapter)
Sivinski, J.M., Wing, S.R. 2004. Visual mating signals. In: Capinera, J.L., editor. Encyclopedia of Entomology, Vol. 3. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 2470-2481.
The Evolution of Ovipositor Length in the Parasitic Hymenoptera and the Search for Predictability in Biological Control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M. 2003. The Evolution of Ovipositor Length in the Parasitic Hymenoptera and the Search for Predictability in Biological Control. Florida Entomologist. 86(2):143-150.
Mating Status and Choice of Group Size in the Phoretic Fly Norrbomia Frigipennis (Spuler) (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petersson, E., Sivinski, J.M. 2003. MATING STATUS AND CHOICE OF GROUP SIZE IN THE PHORETIC FLY NORRBOMIA FRIGIPENNIS (SPULER) (DIPTERA: SPHAEROCERIDAE). Journal of Insect Behavior. 16(3):411-423.
Colonization of Fopius ceratitivorus, A Newly Discovered African Egg-Pupal Parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, M., Sivinski, J.M., Rendon, P., Holler, T., Bloem, K., Copeland, R., Aluja, M. 2003. Colonization of Fopius ceratitivorus, A Newly Discovered African Egg-Pupal Parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Ceratitis Capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 86(1):53-60.
Use of Host Fruit Chemical Cues for Laboratory Rearing of Doryctobracon areolatusa (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), A Parasitoid of Anastrepha spp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eitam, A., Holler, T., Sivinski, J.M., Aluja, M. 2003. Use of Host Fruit Chemical Cues for Laboratory Rearing of Doryctobracon areolatusa (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), A Parasitoid of Anastrepha spp. (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 86:211-216.
Ovipositor Length in a Guild of Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Attacking Anastrepha Spp. Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Southern Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-May-01)
The Distributions of Parasitoids (Hymenoptera) of Anastrepha Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) Along An Altitudinal Gradient in Veracruz, Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Mar-01)
Parasitoids of Medfly, Ceratitis Capitata, and Related Tephritids in Kenyancoffee: a Predominantly Koinobiont Assemblage - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Jul-00)
New Anastrepha Spp. Toxotrypana Curvicauda, Rhagoletis Zoqui, R. Sp. and Hexachaeta Sp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) Host Plant and Distribution Records in Mexico - (Proceedings) - (05-Jun-00)
Exposure to male pheromones enhances Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) female response to male calling song - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, R.W., Petersson, E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Sivinski, J.M. 2000. Exposure to male pheromones enhances Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) female response to male calling song. Florida Entomologist. 83:411-421.
Hymenopteran Parasitoids on Fruit-Infesting Tephritidae (Diptera) in Latin America and the Southern United States: Diversity, Distribution, Taxonomic Status and Their Use in Fruit Fly Biological Control - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-May-00)
First Host Plant and Parasitoid Record for Anastrepha Spatulata Stone (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Research Notes) - (01-May-00)
Biological Control of Anastrepha Spp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Mango Orchards, Through Augmentative Releases of Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Jan-00)
The Influence of Host Species and Host Plants on Preference and Performanceof Diachasmiorpha Longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Aug-99)
Kleptoparasitism and Phoresy in the Diptera - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (05-May-99)
Hymenopterous Larval-Pupal and Pupal Parasitoids of Anastrepha Species (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Mexican Tropical Deciduous and Subdeciduous Forests and Agroecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Jan-99)
The Distributions of the Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha Suspensa (Loew) (Tephritidae) and Its Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Within the Canopies of Host Trees - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-Nov-98)
Evidence for Diapause in Four Native Species of Larval-Pupal Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Parasitoids in Tropical Environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Aug-98)
Development of Coptera Haywardi (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) in Irradiated and Unirradiated Pupae of the Caribbean Fruit Fly and the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Research Notes) - (30-Jun-98)
Depth of Pupation and Predation of Fruit Fly (Anastrepha SPP.: Tephritidae)pupae in a Range of Natural Habitats - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Jun-98)
Phototropism, Bioluminescence and the Diptera - (Review Article) - (14-May-98)
The Bionomics of Coptera Lopezi Masner (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) and Other Pupal Parasitoids of Tephritid Fruit Flies (Diptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Oct-97)
A Phenological Comparison of Two Braconid Parasitoids of the Caribbean Fruit Fly (Anastrepha Suspensa (Loew)) (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Aug-97)
A Natural History of Pleotomodes Needhami (Coleoptera:lampyridae): a Firefly Symbiont of Ants Manuscript Was Previously Reviewed. Change in Journal Name Only. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-Apr-97)
Ornaments in the Diptera - (Proceedings) - (26-Mar-97)
The Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Parasitoids of Mexican Anastrephaspecies (Diptera: Tephritidae) Within the Canopies of Fruit Trees - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (28-Feb-97)
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