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Roger I. Vargas

Research Entomologist


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Attraction and mortality of Bactrocera dorsalis to STATIC Spinosad ME weathered under operational conditions in California and Florida: A reduced-risk male annihilation treatment. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Hoffman, K., Dowell, R., Mercogliano, J., Smith, T.R., Hammond, J.H., Davis, B.J., Brodie, M., Dripps, J.E. 2014. Attraction and mortality of Bactrocera dorsalis to STATIC Spinosad ME weathered under operational conditions in California and Florida: A reduced-risk male annihilation treatment.. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(4):1362-1369.
Sexual communication in Tephritidae-current knowledge and potential applications for integrated pest management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benelli, G., Daane, K.M., Canale, A., Niu, C., Messing, R.H., Vargas, R.I. 2014. Sexual communication in Tephritidae-current knowledge and potential applications for integrated pest management. Journal of Pest Science. DOI:10.1007/s10340-014-0577-3.
Effect of host Bactrocera dorsalis sex on yield and quality of the Parasitoid Fopius arisanus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Geib, S.M., Vargas, R.I. 2014. Effect of host Bactrocera dorsalis sex on yield and quality of the Parasitoid Fopius arisanus. Biocontrol. 59(4):395-402.
Effectiveness of a sprayable male annihilation treatment with a biopesticide against fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) attacking tropical fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Borges, R., Mafra-Neto, A., Mackey, B., Chou, M., Spafford, H. 2014. Effectiveness of a sprayable male annihilation treatment with a biopesticide against fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) attacking tropical fruits. Biopesticides International. 10(1):1-10.
A comparison of bioinsecticide, Spinosad, the semi-synthetic insecticide, Spinetoram and synthetic insecticides as soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Fox, A.J., Smith, T.R., Mackey, B.E. 2013. A comparison of bioinsecticide, Spinosad, the semi-synthetic insecticide, Spinetoram and synthetic insecticides as soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies. Biopesticides International . 9(2):120-126.
From eradication to containment: invasion of French Polynesia by Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) and releases of two natural enemies: a 17-year case study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Putoa, R. 2013. From eradication to containment: invasion of French Polynesia by Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) and releases of two natural enemies: a 17-year case study. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 45:31-43.
Deconstructing the surrogate species concept:a life history approach to the protection of ecosystem services. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Banks, J.E., Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Ackleh, A.S. 2014. Deconstructing the surrogate species concept:a life history approach to the protection of ecosystem services.. Ecological Applications. 24(4):770-778.
Spatial dynamics of two oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae), in a guava orchard in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Stark, J.D., Banks, J., Leblanc, L., Manoukis, N., Peck, S. 2013. Spatial dynamics of two oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae), in a guava orchard in Hawaii. Environmental Entomology. 42(5):888-901. DOI: 10.1603/EN.2013-12274.
A potential field suppression system for Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Cho, I.K., Li, Q.X., Manoukis, N., Vargas, R.I. 2013. A potential field suppression system for Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 16(4):513-519.
Improving trapping systems for early detection and eradication of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Haviland, D., Faber, B., Kabashima, J., Grafton-Cardwell, B., Morse, J. 2013. Improving trapping systems for early detection and eradication of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California. Citrograph. 4(4):28-34.
Leg impairement magnifies reproductive costs in male Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harwood, J.F., Vargas, R.I., Carey, J.R. 2013. Leg impairement magnifies reproductive costs in male Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 147(1):73-81. DOI:10.1111/EEA.2013-12042.
Effects of diet and host access on fecundity and lifespan in two fruit fly species with different life history patterns - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harwood, J.F., Chen, K., Muller, H., Wang, J., Vargas, R.I., Carey, J.R. 2013. Effects of diet and host access on fecundity and lifespan in two fruit fly species with different life history patterns. Physiological Entomology. 38(1):81-88.
Regional suppression of Bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) in the Pacific through biological control and prospects for future introductions into other areas of the world - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Leblanc, L., Harris, E.J., Manoukis, N. 2012. Regional suppression of Bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) in the Pacific through biological control and prospects for future introductions into other areas of the world. Insects. 3(3):727-742. Available: doi:10.3390/insects3030727
Morphological features of the ovaries during Oogenesis of the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel) in relation to the physiological age - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chou, M., Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J. 2012. Morphological features of the ovaries during Oogenesis of the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel) in relation to the physiological age. Journal of Insect Science. 12:144. Available Online: doi: 10-1673-031-012-14401
Parasitoids and ecological risk assessment: can toxicity data developed for one species be used to protect an entire guild? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Banks, J., Stark, J., Vargas, R.I., Ackleh, A.S. 2011. Parasitoids and ecological risk assessment: can toxicity data developed for one species be used to protect an entire guild?. Journal of Biological Control. 59(3):336-339.
A comparative assessment of the response of three fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a spinosad-based bait: Effect of ammonium acetate, female age, and protein hunger - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinero, J.C., Mau, R., Vargas, R.I. 2011. A comparative assessment of the response of three fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a spinosad-based bait: Effect of ammonium acetate, female age, and protein hunger. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 101:373-381.
Evaluation of Cuelure and Methyl Eugenol solid lure and insecticide dispensers for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) monitoring and control in Tahiti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Mackey, B.E., Putoa, R., Pinero, J. 2011. Evaluation of Cuelure and Methyl Eugenol solid lure and insecticide dispensers for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) monitoring and control in Tahiti. Florida Entomologist. 94(3): 510-516.
An Optimized Protocol for Rearing Fopius arisanus, a Parasitoid of Tephritid Fruit Flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Geib, S.M., Seo, D.M., Mckenney, M.P., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2011. An Optimized Protocol for Rearing Fopius arisanus, a Parasitoid of Tephritid Fruit Flies. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (53). Available: DOI: 10.3791/2901
Captures of bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and nontarget insects in biolure and torula yeast traps in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Rubinoff, D. 2011. Captures of bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and nontarget insects in biolure and torula yeast traps in Hawaii. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39(5):1626-1630.
A Systems Approach to Mitigate Oriental Fruit Fly Risk in ‘Sharwil’ Avocados Exported From Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Follett, P.A., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2010. A Systems Approach to Mitigate Oriental Fruit Fly Risk in ‘Sharwil’ Avocados Exported From Hawaii. Acta Horticulturae. Acta Horticulturae. 880: 439-445.
Long distance movement of Bactroceira dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Puna, Hawaii: How far can they go? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peck, S., Froerer, K., Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I., Mcinnis, D.O., Jang, E.B. 2010. Long distance movement of Bactroceira dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Puna, Hawaii: How far can they go? American Entomologist 56:88-94.
Long distance movement of batrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidale in Puna, Hawaii: How far can they go? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Froerer, K., Peck, S.L., Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B., Mcinnis, D.O. 2010. Long distance movement of batrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidale in Puna, Hawaii: How far can they go?. American Entomologist. 56:88-94.
Attraction of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Nontarget Insects to the Attractant BioLure and its Individual Components in Hawaii. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Rubinoff, D. 2010. Attraction of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Nontarget Insects to the Attractant BioLure and its Individual Components in Hawaii. Environmental Entomology Society. 41: 25-30.
Evaluation of Methyl Eugenol and Cue-Lure Traps with Solid Lure and Insecticide Dispensers for Fruit Fly Monitoring and Male Annihilation in the Hawaii Area-Wide Pest Management Program - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F., Stark, J.D., Pinero, J.C., Leblanc, L., Souder, S.K. 2010. Evaluation of Methyl Eugenol and Cue-Lure Traps with Solid Lure and Insecticide Dispensers for Fruit Fly Monitoring and Male Annihilation in the Hawaii Area-Wide Pest Management Program. Journal of Economic Entomology. J. Econ. Entomol. 103(2): 408-415.
Novel Bait Stations for Attract-and-Kill of Pestiferous Fruit Flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinero, J.C., Mau, R.F., Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I. 2009. Novel Bait Stations for Attract-and-Kill of Pestiferous Fruit Flies. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 133: 208-216.
Attraction of nontarget species to fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) male lures and decaying fruit flies in traps in Hawaii. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, L., Rubinoff, D., Vargas, R.I. 2009. Attraction of nontarget species to fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) male lures and decaying fruit flies in traps in Hawaii. Environmental Entomology. 38:5, 1446-1461.
Area-wide suppression of the mediterranean fruit fly, ceratitis capitata and the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae) in Kamuela, Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J.C., Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B., Klungness, L.M., Mcinnis, D.O., Harris, E.B., Mcquate, G.T., Bautista, R.C., Wong, L. 2010. Area-wide suppression of the mediterranean fruit fly, ceratitis capitata and the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae) in Kamuela, Hawaii. Journal of Insect Science. 36:104.
Update on the Susceptibility of Avocado to Invasive Alien Fruit Flies (Tephritidae) on the Island of Hawaii. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klungness, L.M., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B., Mau, R.F., Kinney, K. 2009. Susceptibility of ripe Avocado to Invasive Alien Fruit Flies (Tephritidae) on the Island of Hawaii. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 41:1-13 2009
Oral and Topical Toxicity of Fipronil to Melon Fly and Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stark, J., Vargas, R.I., Miller, N.W. 2009. Oral and Topical Toxicity of Fipronil to Melon Fly and Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 44: 308-313.
Managing Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae), Using Spinosad-Based Protein Bait Sprays in Papaya Orchards in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinero, J.C., Mau, R.F., Vargas, R.I. 2009. Managing Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae), Using Spinosad-Based Protein Bait Sprays in Papaya Orchards in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102:1123-1132
Attraction and Mortality of Oriental Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to SPLAT-MAT- Methyl Eugenol with Spinosad - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J.C., Mau, R.F., Stark, J.D., Hertlein, M., Mafra-Neto, A., Coler, R., Getchell, A. 2009. Attraction and Mortality of Oriental Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to SPLAT-MAT- Methyl Eugenol with Spinosad. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 131:286-293
An Evaluation of Alternative Insecticides to Diazinon for Control of Tephritid Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Stark, J.D. An Evaluation of Alternative Insecticides to Diazinon for Control of Tephritid Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Soil. Journal of Economic Entomology. J. Econ. Entomol. 102(1) 139-143 (2009).
Targeted Cue-lure Trapping, Bait-spray, Sanitation, Sterile-male and Parasitoid Releases in an Area Wide Integrated Melon Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Control Program in Hawaii - (Abstract Only)
Jang, E.B., Mcquate, G.T., Mcinnis, D.O., Bautista, R.C., Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F., Wong, L. 2008. Targeted Cue-lure Trapping, Bait-spray, Sanitation, Sterile-male and Parasitoid Releases in an Area Wide Integrated Melon Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Control Program in Hawaii. Proceedings, XXI International Congress of Entomology.
Evaluation of SPLAT with Spinosad and Methyl Eugenol or Cue-Lure for "Attract-and-Kill" of Oriental and Melon Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Stark, J.D., Hertein, M., Mafra Neto, A., Coler, R., Pinero, J. 2008. Evaluation of SPLAT with Spinosad and Methyl Eugenol or Cue-Lure for "Attract-and-Kill" of Oriental and Melon Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology.
Incorporating Ecologically Relevant Measures of Pesticide Effect for Estimating the Compatibility of Pesticides and Biocontrol Agents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., and Banks, J.E. 2007. Incorporating Ecologically Relevant Measures of Pesticide Effect for Estimating the Compatibility of Pesticides and Biocontrol Agents. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 1027-1032.
The Hawaii Fruit Fly Area-Wide Pest Management Program - (Book / Chapter)
Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B., Faust, R.M., Wong, L. 2008. The Hawaii Fruit Fly Area-Wide Pest Management Program. pp 300-325. In: O.Koul, G.W. Cuperus, and N.C. Elliot (eds). Areawide IPM: Theory to Implementation. CABI Books, London.
Host habitat preference of Fopius arisanus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eitam, A., Vargas, R.I. 2007. Host habitat preference of Fopius arisanus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 100(4):603-608.
Assessment of Attractiveness of Plants as Roosting Sites for the Melon Fly, Bactrocera Cucurbitae, and Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Dorsalis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I. 2007. Assessment of Attractiveness of Plants as Roosting Sites for the Melon Fly, Bactrocera Cucurbitae, and Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Dorsalis. Journal of Insect Science. 7(57):1536-2442.
Impact of Introduction of Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Classical Biological Control Releases of the Natural Enemy, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), on Economically Important Fruit Flies in F - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Leblanc, L., Putoa, R., Eitam, A. 2007. Impact of Introduction of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Classical Biological Control Releases, Fopius arisanus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), on Economically Important Fruit Flies in French Polynesia. Journal of Economic Entomology. 100: 670-679
Addition of Wheat Germ Oil to a Liquid Larval Diet for Rearing Improved Quality Oriental Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Vargas, R.I. 2007. Addition of Wheat Germ Oil to a Liquid Larval Diet for Rearing Improved Quality Oriental Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 100(2):322-326
Responses of Nontarget Insects to Bucket Traps Baited with Methyl Eugenol, Cue-Lure, Trimedlure, Or Protein Bait on Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchida, G.K., Mackey, B.E., Vargas, R.I., Beardsley, J.W., Hardy, D.E., Goff, M.L., Stark, J.D. 2006. Response of nontarget insects to methyl eugenol, cue-lure, trimedlure, and protein bait on Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 38:41-71.
Attraction of Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Nontarget Insects to Methyl Eugenol Bucket Traps with Different Preservative Fluids on Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchida, G.K., Mackey, B.E., Mcinnis, D.O., Vargas, R.I. 2006. Attraction of Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) and Nontarget Insects to Methyl Eugenol Bucket Traps with Different Preservative Fluids on Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. Journal of Economic Entomology. 100:717-722.
Successful Utilization of the Area-Wide Approach for Management of Fruit Flies in Hawaii - (Proceedings)
Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F., Wong, L., Jang, E.B. 2006. Successful Utilization of the Area-Wide Approach for Management of Fruit Flies in Hawaii.. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests. 31-40.
Exporting fruit from low fruit fly prevalence zones with a multiple mitigation systems approach - (Proceedings)
Jang, E.B., Mau, R.F., Vargas, R.I., Mcinnis, D.O. 2006. Exporting fruit from low fruit fly prevalence zones with a multiple mitigation systems approach. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests. 63-69.
Public and Private Partnerships in Area-wide Fruit Fly Pest Management for the Benefit of Farmers: The Hawaii Experience - (Proceedings)
Mau, R.L., Sugano, J.S., Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I., Wong, L. 2006. Public and Private Partnerships in Area-wide Fruit Fly Pest Management for the Benefit of Farmers: The Hawaii Experience. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests. 19-29.
Behavioral Response of Female Melon Fly, Bactrocera Cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae), to Host-Associated Visual and Olfactory Stimuli. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinero, J.C., Jacome, I., Vargas, R.I., Prokopy, R.J. 2006. Behavioral response of female melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae to host-associated visual and olfactory stimuli. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 121:261-269.
Does one trap size fit all? - (Proceedings)
Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I. 2006. Does one trap size fit all?. Proceedings of the International Tropical Fruit Conference.
Nontarget Anthropods Captured in Melon Fly Monitoring Bucket Traps in Area-wide IPM Projects in Kamuela and Kula in the Hawaiian Islands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchida, G.K., Mcinnis, D.O., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2003. Nontarget Anthropods Captured in Melon Fly Monitoring Bucket Traps in Area-wide IPM Projects in Kamuela and Kula in the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 36:135-143
Area-Wide Control of Fruit Flies in Hawaii - (Proceedings)
Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B. 2006. Area-wide control of fruit flies in Hawaii. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium.
Effectiveness of Bait Sprays on Border Windbreaks for Population Suppression of Bactrocera Spp. in Papaya Orchards - (Abstract Only)
Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I. 2006. Effectiveness of bait sprays on border windbreaks for population suppression of Bactrocera spp. in papaya orchards. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium.
Areawide Suppression As Part of a Systems Approach to Managing Fruit Fly Risk - (Abstract Only)
Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I., Mau, R., Wong, L. 2006. Areawide suppression as part of a systems approach to managing fruit fly risk. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium.
Development and Assessment of a Liquid Larval Diet for Bactrocera Dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera:tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2006. Development and assessment of a liquid larval diet for Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 99(6):1191-1198.
Local Attraction and Feeding Response of Melon Flies and Oriental Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to Various Protein Baits with and Without Spinosad - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Prokopy, R.J. 2006. Local attraction and feeding response of melon flies and oriental fruit flies (diptera: tephritidae) to various protein baits with and without spinosad. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 38: 49-60.
Effectiveness of Protein Baits on Melon Fly and Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae): Attraction, Feeding, and Foraging - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barry, J.D., Miller, N.W., Pinero, J.C., Tuttle, A., Mau, R.F., Vargas, R.I. 2006. Effectiveness of protein baits on melon fly and oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae): attraction, feeding, and foraging. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99: 1161-1167.
Wheat Germ Oil and a Low Waste Liquid Larval Diet for Rearing Oriental Fruit Flies, Bactrocera Dorsalis(hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Abstract Only)
Chang, C.L., Vargas, R.I. 2006. Wheat germ oil and a low waste liquid larval diet for rearing oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera:Tephritidae). Entomology Society of America Pacific Branch Meeting.
Introduction of the Parasitoid, Fopius Arisanus (Sonan), into French Polynesia for Suppression of Oriental Fruit Fly - (Other)
Vargas, R.I., Leblanc, L., Putoa, R. 2006. Introduction of the parasitoid, Fopius arisanus (Sonan), intoFrench Polynesia for suppression of oriental fruit fly. American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting.
The Hawaii Fruit Fly Area-Wide Pest Management Program: Accomplishments and Future Directions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jang, E.B., Mau, R.L., Vargas, R.I. 2007. The Hawaii Fruit Fly Area-Wide Pest Management Program: Accomplishments and Future Directions. Proc Hawaiian Enotomol Soc. 39: 99-104.
New Approaches to Sanitation in a Cropping System Susceptible to Tephritid Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klungness, L.M., Jang, E.B., Mau, R.F., Vargas, R.I., Sugano, J.S., Fujitani, E. 2005. New approaches to sanitation in a cropping system susceptible to tephritid fruit flies (diptera: tephritidae) in hawaii. Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management. 9(2):5-15.
Weathering Trials of Amulet(tm) C-L and Amulet(tm) M-E Attract and Kill Stations with Male Melon Flies and Oriental Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Stark, J., Mackey, B.E., Bull, R. 2005. Weathering trials of amulet(tm) c-l and amulet(tm) m-e attract and kill stations with male melon flies and oriental fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98(5): 1551-1559.
The Movement of Sterile Male Bactrocera Cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in a Hawaiian Agroecosystem. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peck, S.L., Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I., Seager, D.C., Revis, H.C., Jang, E.B., Mcinnis, D.O. 2005. The Movement of Sterile Male Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in a Hawaiian Agroecosystem. J. Econ Entomol. 98:1539-1550.
Rearing Fopius Arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Mediterranean Fruit Fly - (Proceedings)
Harris, E.J., Bautista, R.C., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2007. Rearing Fopius arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc. Hawaiian Entomol Soc. 39:121-126.
Toxicity and Hazard Assessment of Fipronil to Daphnia Pulex - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I. 2005. Population toxicity of the insecticide fipronil to daphnia pulex. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 62 (1): 11-16. Available:www.sciencedirect.com
A Novel Feeding Apparatus for Mass Production of Fruit Fly Parasitoids - (Proceedings)
Chang, C.L., Mangine, T.E., Brown, C.R., Harris, E.J., Bautista, R.C., Vargas, R.I. 2005. A novel feeding apparatus for mass production of fruit fly parasitoids. Pacific Entomological Conference at the 11th annual conference othe the Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings on 2/16-17.
Releases of Psyttalia Fletcheri (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and Sterile Flies to Suppress Melon Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Long, J., Miller, N.W., Delate, K., Jackson, C.G., Uchida, G.K., Bautista, R.C., Harris, E.J. 2004. Releases of psyttalia fletcheri (hymenoptera: braconidae) and sterile flies to suppress melon fly (diptera: tephritidae) in hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(5): 1531-1539.
State-Dependent Attractiveness of Protein Bait and Host Fruit Odor to Bactrocera Cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) Females. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, N.W., Vargas, R.I., Prokopy, R.J., Mackey, B.E. 2004. State-dependent attractiveness of protein bait and host fruit odor to bactrocera cucurbitae (diptera: tephritidae) females. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 94:5 p. 1063-1068(6).
How Effective Is Gf-120 Fruit Fly Bait Spray Applied to Border Area Sorghum Plants for Control of Melon Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prokopy, R.J., Miller, N.W., Pinero, J., Oride, L.K., Chaney, N.L., Revis, H., Vargas, R.I. 2005. How effective is GF-120 fruit fly bait spray applied to border area sorghum plants for control of melon flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)?. Florida Entomologist. 87:3. P354-360.
Effects of Aging and Dilution on Attraction and Toxicity of Gf-120 Fruit Fly Bait Spray for Melon Fly Control in Hawaii. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Revis, H.C., Miller, N.W., Vargas, R.I. 2004. Effects of aging and dilution on attraction and toxicity of gf-120 fruit fly bait spray for melon fly control in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(5):P1659-1665.
Toxicity of Spinosad in Protein Bait to Three Economically Important Tephritid Fruit Fly Species (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Their Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Miller, N.W. 2004. Toxicity of spinosad in protein bait to three economically important tephritid fruit fly species (diptera: tephritidae) and their parasitoids (hymenoptera: braconidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(3):911-915.
Parasitization of Melon Fly (Diptera:tephritidae) by Fopius Arisanus and Psyttalia Fletcheri (Hymenoptera:braconidae) and the Effect of Fruit Substrates on Host Preference by Parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bautista, R.C., Harris, E.J., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2004. Parasitization of melon fly (diptera:tephritidae) by fopius arisanus and psyttalia fletcheri (hymenoptera:braconidae) and the effect of fruit substrates on host preference by parasitoids. Biological Control. 30:156-164.
Implementation of a Geographical Information System with Integrated Control Tactics for Areawide Fruit Fly Pest Management - (Proceedings)
Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I., Chan, C.M., Chou, M., Sugano, J.S. 2003. Implementation of a geographical information system with integrated control tactics for areawide fruit fly pest management. Proceeding of Meeting on Areawide Control for Fruit Flies. 5:23-33.
How Risky Is Risk Assessment: the Role That Life History Strategies Play in Susceptibility of Species to Stress - (Proceedings)
Stark, J.D., Banks, J.E., Vargas, R.I. 2004. How risky is risk assessment: The role that life history strategies play in susceptibility of species to stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101(3): 732-736.
Field Trials of Spinosad As a Replacement for Naled, Ddvp, and Malathion in Methyl Eugenol and Cue-Lure Bucket Traps to Attract and Kill Male Oriental Fruit Flies and Melon Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Miller, N., Stark, J.D. 2003. Field trials of spinosad as a replacement for naled, ddvp, and malathion in methyl eugenol and cue-lure bucket traps to attract and kill male oriental fruit flies and melon flies (diptera: tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 96(6):1780-1785.
Nontarget Arthropods Captured in Cue-Lure-Baited Bucket Traps at Area-Wide Pest Management Implementation Sites in Kamuela and Kula, Hawaiian Islands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchida, G.K., McInnis, D.O., Vargas, R.I., Kumashiro, B.R., Jang, E.B. 2004. Nontarget arthropods captured in cue-lure-baited bucket traps at area-wide pest management implementation sites in Kamuela and Kula, Hawaiian islands. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 36:135-143.
Populations of Bactrocera Cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Its Parasitoid, Psytalia Fletcheri (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Coccinia Grandis (Cucurbitaceae) Or Ivy Gourd on the Island of Hawaii - (Proceedings)
Jackson, C.G., Vargas, R.I., Suda, D.Y. 2003. Populations of bactrocera cucurbitae (diptera: tephritidae) and its parasitoid, psytalia fletcheri (hymenoptera: braconidae) in coccinia grandis (cucurbitaceae) or ivy gourd on the island of hawaii. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 36:39-46.
Populations of Bactrocera Cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Its Parasitoid, Psyttalia Fletcheri (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Coccinia Grandis (Ducurbitacea) Or Ivy Gourd on Hawaii Island - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Jun-03)
Effectiveness of Gf-120 Fruit Fly Bait Spray Applied to Border Area Plants for Control of Melon Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prokopy, R.J., Miller, N.W., Pinero, J.C., Barry, J.D., Tran, L.C., Oride, L.K., Vargas, R.I. 2003. Effectiveness of gf-120 fruit fly bait spray applied to border area plants for control of melon flies (diptera: tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 96(5):1485-1493.
Feeding and Foraging of Wild and Sterile Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the Presence of Spinosad Bait - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barry, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Miller, N.W., Morse, J.G. 2003. Feeding and foraging of wild and sterile mediterranean fruit flies (diptera: tephritidae) in the presence of spinosad bait. Journal of Economic Entomology. 96(5):1405-1411.
Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management (Ipm) of Fruit Flies in Hawaiian Fruits and Vegetables - (Proceedings)
Jang, E.B., Mcinnis, D.O., Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F. 2003. Area-wide integrated pest management (IPM) of fruit flies in hawaiian fruits and vegetables. Meeting Abstract. Proceedings of the Third Research Project on "Quality Assurance of mass produced and released fruit flies for SIT Programmes, May 19-23, 2003, Perth, Australia.
Area-Wide Pest Management of Fruit Flies in Hawaiian Fruits and Vegetables - (Proceedings)
Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B., Klungness, L.M. 2003. Area-wide pest management of fruit flies in hawaiian fruits and vegetables. Proceedings of the Research Institute of the Subtropics Meeting on Fruit Flies. p. 37-46.
Demographic Changes in Daphnia Pulex (Leydig) after Exposure to the Insecticides Spinosad and Diazinon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I. 2003. Demographic changes in daphnia pulex (leydig) after exposure to the insecticides spinosad and diazinon. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 56(3):334-338.
Attraction and Feeding Responses of Mediterranean Fruit Fly and a Natural Enemy to Protein Bait Laced with Two Novel Toxins, Phloxine B and Spinosad - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Miller, N.W., Prokopy, R.J. 2002. Attraction and feeding responses of mediterranean fruit fly and a natural enemy to protein bait laced with two novel toxins, phloxine b and spinosad. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 102(3):273-282
Capture of Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) Using Color Inserts in Trimedlure-Baited Jackson Traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Dec-95)
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