2007 Annual Report
Completed and published a thorough taxonomic review of selected species of Lymantria (the gypsy moth genus) from Asia, with descriptions of new species, evaluations of pheromones, and discussions of potentially invasive species (227 pages). Because several of the Asia members of the genus have extremely high potential as invaders to the U.S., this treatment is highly relevant to APHIS and other action agencies. The work was funded by U.S. Forest Service to a former SEL scientist. This research falls within NP-304 Component I, Part IIB. Information Technology and Advanced Identification Systems.
Continued to provide information on species of potential value as biological control agents, including the publication of papers describing new species attacking Old World climbing fern, pom-pom weed, and jack-in-the-bush. This information is critical for those involved in biological control of weeds worldwide. This research falls within NP-304 Component I, Part IIB. Information Technology and Advanced Identification Systems.
Brown, J.W. 2006. A new species of cochylis from Argentina (lepidoptera: tortricidae: cochylini): a potenital biocontrol agent against pompom weed (asteraceae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 108:899-904.
Henry, T.J. 2007. A newly discovered brazilian species of the stilt bug genus jalysus (heteroptera: berytidae)associated with myrmecophytes. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 109:324-330.
Henry, T.J. 2007. A new crataegus-feeding plant bug of the genus neolygus hemiptera: heteroptera: miridae) from eastern United States. Jeffersoniana. 17:1-10.
Mckamey, S.H. 2007. Taxonomic catalogue of the leafhoppers (membracoidea). part 1. cicadellinae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 78:1-394.
Pogue, M.G. 2006. Nomenclatural validation of four North American species of heliothinae (lepidoptera: noctuidae). Zootaxa. 1283: 25-36.
Solis, M.A. 2007. Phylogenetic Studies and Modern Classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera). Revista Colombiana de Entomologia. 33:1-9.
Wheeler, A.G., Henry, T.J., Hoebeke, E.R. 2006. Palearctic plant bugs (hemiptera, miridae) in newfoundland, canada: first North American records for phytocoris longipennis flor and pilophorus cinnamopterus (kirschbaum),new records of eight other species. Denisia. 19:997-1014.
Brown, J.W. 2006. Scientific names of pest species in tortricidae (lepidoptera) frequently cited erroneously in the entomological literature. American Entomologist. 52:182-189.
Brown, J.W. 2006. A new species of auratonota (lepidoptera: tortricidae: chlidanotinae)formerly confused with a. hydrogramma (meyrick). Journal of Lepidopterists Society. 60:143-148.
Brown, J.W., Nishida, K. 2007. A new gall-inducing tortricid (lepidoptera: tortricidae: olethreutinae) on lima bean (phaseolus lunatus; fabaceae) from costa rica. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 109:265-276.
Henry, T.J. 2006. Resurrection of the plant bug genus pappus distant, with clarification of included species (hemiptera: heteroptera: miridae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 108:822-829.
Henry, T.J., Wheeler Jr, A.G. 2006. Redescription and hosts of melanorhopla infuscata parshley, with notes and new distribution records for M. froeschneri henry and wheeler (hemiptera: heteroptera: tingidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 108:917-922.
Neunzig, H.H., Solis, M.A. 2006. New species of Sematoneura, Nevacolima, and Eulogia (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) from Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 108:953-963.
Henry, T. J., and A. G. Wheeler, Jr. 2006. Plant bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae). In W. O. Lamp et al. (eds.), Handbook of Forage and Rangeland Insects. Entomological Society of America, Landham, Maryland. pp. 83-91.