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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Nicholas C Manoukis
Research Biologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
To catch a fly: landing and capture of ceratitis capitata in a Jackson trap with and without an insecticide -
Manoukis, N. 2016. To catch a fly: landing and capture of ceratitis capitata in a Jackson trap with and without an insecticide. PLoS One. 11(2):e0149869. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.
Raspberry Ketone Trifluoroacetate, a new attractant for the Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt)) -
Siderhurst, M.S., Park, S.J., Suttles, C.N., Jamie, I.M., Manoukis, N., Jang, E.B., Taylor, P.W. 2016. Raspberry Ketone Trifluoroacetate, a new attractant for the Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt)). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 42:156-162.
Attraction of wild-like and colony-reared Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera:Tephritidae) to Cuelure in the field -
Manoukis, N., Gayle, S.M. 2016. Attraction of wild-like and colony-reared Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera:Tephritidae) to Cuelure in the field. Journal of Applied Entomology. 140:241-249.
Field estimates of attraction of Ceratitis capitata to Trimedlure and Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae) to Methyl Eugenol in varying environments -
Manoukis, N., Siderhurst, M., Jang, E.B. 2015. Field estimates of attraction of Ceratitis capitata to Trimedlure and Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae) to Methyl Eugenol in varying environments. Environmental Entomology. 44(3):695-703.
A computer model of insect traps in a landscape -
Manoukis, N., Hall, B., Geib, S.M. 2014. A computer model of insect traps in a landscape. Scientific Reports. 4:7015.
Characterizing the developmental transcriptome of the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) through comparative genomic analysis with Drosophila melanogaster utilizing modENCODE datasets -
Geib, S.M., Calla Zalles, B., Hall, B., Hou, S., Manoukis, N. 2014. Characterizing the developmental transcriptome of the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) through comparative genomic analysis with Drosophila melanogaster utilizing modENCODE datasets. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 15:942.
Male motion coordination in swarming Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii -
Shishika, D., Manoukis, N., Butail, S., Paley, D. 2014. Male motion coordination in swarming Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep.06318.
Effect of host Bactrocera dorsalis sex on yield and quality of the Parasitoid Fopius arisanus -
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.
Increasing our knowledge of male mosquito biology in relation to genetic control programmes -
Lees, R.S., Knols, B., Bellini, R., Benedict, M., Bheecarry, A., Bossin, H.C., Chadee, D., Charlwood, J., Dabire, R.K., Djogbenou, L., Egyir-Yawson, A., Gato, R., Gibson, G., Gouagna, L.C., Hassan, M.M., Khan, S.A., Koekemoer, L., Lemperiere, G., Manoukis, N., Mozuraitis, R., Pitts, J., Simard, F., Gilles, J. 2014. Increasing our knowledge of male mosquito biology in relation to genetic control programmes. ACTA TROPICA. 132(S):2-11.
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 -
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.
Guidelines for the use of mathematics in operational area-wide integrated pest management programs using the sterile insect technique with a special focus on Tephritid Fruit Flies -
Barclay, H.J., Enkelin, W., Manoukis, N., Reyes-Flores, J. 2013. Guidelines for the use of mathematics in operational area-wide integrated pest management programs using the sterile insect technique with a special focus on Tephritid Fruit Flies. Vienna:IAEA Publications. 102 p.
A potential field suppression system for Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel -
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.
Stereoscopic video analysis of Anopheles gambiae behavior in the field: challenges and opportunities -
Manoukis, N., Butail, S., Daigo, S.L., Paley, D.A., Ribeiro, J.M. 2014. Stereoscopic video analysis of Anopheles gambiae behavior in the field: challenges and opportunities. ACTA TROPICA. 132(S):80-85.
An agent-based simulation of extirpation of Ceratitis capitata applied to invasions in California -
Manoukis, N., Hoffman, K. 2014. An agent-based simulation of extirpation of Ceratitis capitata applied to invasions in California. Journal of Pest Science. 87:39-51.
A novel method for rearing wild tephritid fruit flies -
Manoukis, N., Gayle, S., Mckenney, M.P., Follett, P.A. 2013. A novel method for rearing wild tephritid fruit flies. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 148(3):297-301.
The dance of male Anopheles gambiae in mating swarms -
Butail, S., Manoukis, N., Diallo, M., Ribeiro, J., Paley, D. 2013. The Dance of Male Anopheles gambiae in Mating Swarms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 552-559.
Rhythmicity of Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera:Tephritidae) attraction to cuelure: Insights from an interruptable lure and computer vision -
Manoukis, N., Jang, E.B. 2013. Rhythmicity of Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera:Tephritidae) attraction to cuelure: Insights from an interruptable lure and computer vision. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 106(1):136-142.
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 -
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
Reconstructing the flight kinematics of swarming and mating behavior in wild mosquitoes -
Butail, S., Manoukis, N., Diallo, M., Ribeiro, J.M., Lehmann, T., Paley, D.A. 2012. Reconstructing the flight kinematics of swarming and mating behavior in wild mosquitoes. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 9(75)2624-2638.
Seasonal climate effects anemotaxis in newly emerged adult anopheles gambiae giles in Mali, West Africa -
Manoukis, N., Baber, I., Diallo, M., Sogoba, N., Ribeiro, J.M. 2011. Seasonal climate effects anemotaxis in newly emerged adult anopheles gambiae giles in Mali, West Africa. PLoS One.
An insight into the sialotranscriptome and proteome of the coarse bontlegged tick, Hyalomma marginatum rufipes -
Francischetti, I.M., Anderson, J.M., Manoukis, N., Pham, V.M., Ribeiro, J.M. 2011. An insight into the sialotranscriptome and proteome of the coarse bontlegged tick, Hyalomma marginatum rufipes. Journal of Proteomics. 2892-2908.
An Optimized Protocol for Rearing Fopius arisanus, a Parasitoid of Tephritid Fruit Flies -
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
A further insight into the sialome of the tropical bont tick, Amblyomma variegatum -
Ribeiro, J.M., Anderson, J.M., Manoukis, N., Meng, Z., Francischetti, I.M. 2011. A further insight into the sialome of the tropical bont tick, Amblyomma variegatum. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 12:136.
Last Modified: 8/26/2016
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