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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CHEMICAL SIGNALS FOR MANAGING INSECTS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Chemical ecology of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), and emerging control methods using semiochemicals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sablon, L., Dickens, J.C., Haubruge, E., Verheggen, F. 2012. Chemical ecology of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), and emerging control methods using semiochemicals. Insects. 4(1):31-54.
Emissive color preferences and temporal alteration of walking performance by pulsing lights in colorado potato beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Otalora Luna, F., Dickens, J.C. 2011. Emissive color preferences and temporal alteration of walking performance by pulsing lights in colorado potato beetle. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 138(2):93-103 DOI: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2010.01081.x.
Field response of Colorado potato beetle to the (R)-enantiomer of the male-produced aggregation pheromone CPB I and determination of activity of blends of the (S)- and (R)-enantiomers of the pheromone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hitchner, E.M., Kuhar, T.P., Youngman, R.R., Mori, K., Dickens, J.C. 2012. Field response of Colorado potato beetle to the (R)-enantiomer of the male-produced aggregation pheromone CPB I and determination of activity of blends of the (S)- and (R)-enantiomers of the pheromone. Agricultural Sciences. 3:896-899.
Mating disruption by aerial application of sex pheromone against the invasive light brown apple moth and implications for the management of biological invasions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brockerhoff, E., Suckling, D., Kimberley, M., Richardson, B., Coker, G., Gous, S., Cowan, D., Lance, D., Strand, T., Zhang, A. 2012. Mating disruption by aerial application of sex pheromone against the invasive light brown apple moth and implications for the management of biological invasions. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043767.
Molecular Phylogeny of Synanthedonini (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) Using Cytochrome Oxidase I with Comparison of Morphological Variation Among Some Members Justifying Their Generic Reclassification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hansen, J., Klingeman, W., Moulton, J., Oliver, J., Windham, M., Zhang, A., Trigiano, R.2012. Molecular phylogeny of Synanthedonini (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) using cytochrome oxidase I with comparison of morphological variation among some members justifying their generic reclassification. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 42(3):558-563.
Monitoring grape berry moth (Paralobesia vitianna: Lepidoptera) in commercial vineyards using a host plant based synthetic lure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Loeb, G., Cha, D., Hesler, S., Linn, C., Zhang, A., Teal, P.E., Roelofs, W. 2011. Monitoring grape berry moth (Paralobesia vitianna: Lepidoptera) in commercial vineyards using a host plant based synthetic lure. Environmental Entomology. 4(6):1511-1522.
Response of grape root borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae) neonates to root extracts from vitaceae species and rootstocks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bergh, J.C., Zhang, A., Meyer, J.R., Kim, D. 2011. Response of grape root borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae) neonates to root extracts from vitaceae species and rootstocks. Environmental Entomology. 40:880-888.
Eaves-dropping on plant volatiles by a specialist moth: significance of ratio and concentration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cha, D., Linn, C., Teal, P.E., Zhang, A., Roelofs, W., Loeb, G. 2011. Eaves-dropping on plant volatiles by a specialist moth: significance of ratio and concentration. PLoS One. 6(2):e17033.
Electrophysiological response of female dogwood borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae) to apple volatile compounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Frank, D., Zhang, A., Leskey, T.C., Bergh, J. 2011. Electrophysiological response of female dogwood borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae) to apple volatile compounds. Journal of Entomological Science. 46(3):204-215.
Improved synthesis of (3E,6E,9Z)-1,3,6,9-nonadecatetraene, inhibitor of attraction of bruce spanworm, operophtera bruceata, to pheromone traps for monitoring winter moth, operophtera brumata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khrimian, A., Lance, D.R., Mastro, V.C., Elkinton, J.S. 2010. Improved synthesis of (3E,6E,9Z)-1,3,6,9-nonadecatetraene, inhibitor of attraction of bruce spanworm, Operophtera bruceata, to pheromone traps for monitoring winter moth, Operophtera brumata. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58(3):1828-1833.
Prothoracic gland semiochemicals of green lacewings (neuroptera: chrysopidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aldrich, J.R., Zhang, Q., Torres, J., Winterton, S., Han, B., Miller, G.L., Chauhan, K.R. 2009. Prothoracic gland semiochemicals of green lacewings (neuroptera: chrysopidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 35(10):1181-1187.
Validation of two pheromonal compounds for monitoring pink hibiscus mealybug in Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez-Gaona, E., Sanchez-Martinez, G., Zhang, A., Lozano-Gutierrez, J., Carmona-Sosa, F. 2010. Validation of two pheromonal compounds for monitoring pink hibiscus mealybug in Mexico. Agrociencia Magazine. 44:65-73.
Six legged soldiers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C. 2010. Six legged soldiers. American Entomologist. 56(2):125-126.
Dogwood Borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) Abundance and Seasonal Flight Activity in Apple Orchards, Urban Landscapes and Woodlands in Five Eastern States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bergh, J.C., Leskey, T.C., Walgenbach, J.F., Klingeman, W.E., Kain, D.P., Zhang, A. 2009. Dogwood borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae) abundance and seasonal flight activity in apple orchards, urban landscapes and woodlands in five eastern states. Environmental Entomology. 38:530-538. Available www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1603/022/038/0304.
Ring-fluorinated analog of methyl eugenol: Attractiveness to and metabolism in the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khrimian, A., Siderhurst, M. S., McQuate, G. T., Liquido, N. J., Nagata, J., Carvalho, L., Guzman F., Jang, E. B. 2009. Ring-fluorinated analog of methyl eugenol: attractiveness to and metabolism in the oriental fruit fly, bactrocera dorsalis. Journal of Chemical Ecolology 35:209-218. Available www.springerlink.com/content/3600q55011315ptm/?.
Identification and field evaluation of grape shoot volatiles attractive to female grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cha, D.H., Nojima, S., Hesler, S.P., Zhang, A., Linn Jr., C.E., Roelofs, W.L., Loeb, G.M. 2008. Identification and field evaluation of grape shoot volatiles attractive to female grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34(9):1180-1189.
Lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) tracks deter oviposition by the goldeneyed lacewing, Chrysopa oculata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chauhan, K.R., Weber, D.C. 2008. Lady beetle (coleoptera: coccinellidae) tracks deter oviposition by the goldeneyed lacewing, chrysopa oculata. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 18(7):727-731
Sex Pheromone of the Plant Bug, Phytocortis Conspurcatus Knight (Heteroptera: Miridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Q.-H., Aldrich, J.R. 2008. Sex pheromone of the plant bug, Phytocoris calli Knight. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34:719-724.
Semiochemically based monitoring of the invasion of the brown marmorated stink bug and unexpected attraction of the native green stink bug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Maryland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aldrich, J.R., Khrimian, A., Camp, M. 2009. Semiochemically based monitoring of the invasion of the brown marmorated stink bug and unexpected attraction of the native green stink bug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Maryland. Florida Entomologist. 92:483-491.
An efficient copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of alkyl-triflates with alkyl-Grignard reagents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, S., Zhang, A. 2008. An improved copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of alkyl-triflates with primary alkyl-Grignard reagents. Org. Prep. Interntl. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 40:293-301.
Sex pheromone of browntail moth, Euproctis chrysorrhoea (L.). Synthesis and field deployment. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khrimian, A., Lance, D.R., Schwarz, M., Leonhardt, B., Mastro, V. 2008. Sex pheromone of browntail moth, Euproctis chrysorrhoea (L.). Synthesis and field deployment. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56(7):2452-2456.
Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) to host bark volatiles. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crook, D.J., Khrimian, A., Fraser, I., Francese, J.A., Poland, T.M., Mastro, V.C. 2008. Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) to host bark volatiles. Environmental Entomology. 37(2):356-365.
Field trapping of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, to geometric isomers of methyl 2,4,6 decatrienoate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khrimian, A., Shearer, P.W., Hamiltom, G.C., Zhang, A., Aldrich, J.R. 2008. Field trapping of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, to geometric isomers of methyl 2,4,6 decatrienoate. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56(1):197-203
A new classification system for the actions of IRS chemicals traditionally used for malaria control     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grieco, J.P., Achee, N.L., Chareonviriyaphap, T., Suwonkerd, W., Chauhan, K.R., Sardelis, M., Roberts, D. 2007. A new classification system for the actions of IRS chemicals traditionally used for malaria control. PLoS ONE 2(8):e716.
Semiochemical Investigations of the Insidious Flower Bug, Orius Insidiosus (Say) (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aldrich, J.R., Oliver, J.E., Shifflet, T., Smith, C.L., Dively, G.P. 2007. Semiochemical investigations of the insidious flower bug, orius insidiosus (say) (heteroptera: anthocoridae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 33:1477-1493.
Sexual contact influences orientation to plant attractant in Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dickens, J.C. 2007. Sexual contact influences orientation to plant attractant in Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Naturwissenschaften, DOI 10.1007/S00114-007-0261-2. ON-LINE.
Structural activity of bovidic acid and related compounds as feeding deterrents against Aedes aegypti. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tran, K., Chauhan, K.R. 2007. Structural activity of bovidic acid and related compounds as feeding deterrents against Aedes aegypti. Biopestic. Int. 3(1):53-57.
Response to host plant odors and aggregation pheromone by larvae of the Colorado potato beetle on a servosphere - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hammock, J.A., Vinyard, B., Dickens, J.C. 2007. Response to host plant odors and aggregation pheromone by larvae of the Colorado potato beetle on a servosphere. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 1:7-35.
Methyl 2,4,6-Decatrienoates Attract Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: heteroptera: Pentatomidae) and Tachinid Parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aldrich, J.R., Khrimian, A., Camp, M.J. 2007. Methyl 2,4,6-decatrienoates attract stink bugs (hemiptera: heteroptera: pentatomidae) and tachinid parasitoids. Journal of Chemical Ecology 33:801-815.
Sex Attractant Pheromone from the Rice Stalk Stink Bug, Tibraca Limbativentris Stal (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Borges, M., Aldrich, J.R., Oliver, J.E., Birkett, M., Chiba, M., Murata, Y., Chuman, T., Laumann, R., Barrigossi, J., Pickett, J. 2007. Sex attractant pheromone from the rice stalk stink bug, tibraca limbativentris stal (hemiptera: pentatomidae. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 32:2749-2761
Effect of catnip oil and its major components on the Formosan subterranean termites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chauhan, K.R., Raina, A. 2007. Effect of catnip oil and its major components on the Formosan subterranean termites. Biopesticides International 2(2):137-143.
Antennal and Behavioral Responses of Lygus Lineolaris (Palisot DE Beauvois) (heteroptera: Miridae) to Metathoracic Scent Gland Compounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(07-Dec-06)
Obituary for Jan van der Pers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Minks, A., Visser, H., Dickens, J.C. 2006. Obituary for Jan van der Pers. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 121:189-190.
Comparison of Sex Pheromone Traps for Monitoring Pink Hibiscus Mealybug, (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vitullo, J., Wang, S., Zhang, A., Minnion, C., Bergh, J. Comparison of sex pheromone traps for monitoring pink hibiscus mealybug, (hemiptera: pseudococcidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 100(2):405-410.
Laboratory bioassays on the male-produced pheromone of Anoplophora glabripennis - (Abstract Only)
(02-Aug-06)
Mating disruption of oriental beetle with sprayable sex pheromone formulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koppenhofer, A., Polavarapu, S., Fuzy, M., Zhang, A., Ketner, K., Larsen, T. 2006. Mating disruption of oriental beetle with sprayable sex pheromone formulation. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. 5(15).
Male-produced pheromone of the green lacewing, Chrysopa nigricornis (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Q., Schneidmiller, R.G., Hoover, D., Young, K., Welshons, D., Margaryan, A., Aldrich, J.R., Chauhan, K.R. 2006. Male-produced pheromone of the green lacewing, Chrysopa nigricornis (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 31:2163-2176.
Iridodial: a Powerful Attractant for the Green Lacewing, Chrysopa Septempunctata (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Q., Sheng, M., Chen, G., Aldrich, J.R., Chauhan, K.R. 2006. Iridodial: a powerful attractant for the green lacewing, chrysopa septempunctata (neuroptera: chrysopidae). Naturwissenschaften. 93: 461-465.
Olfactory Discrimination of Sex Pheromone Stereoisomers: Chirality Recognition by Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Males - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, A., Wang, S., Vitullo, J., Roda, A., Minnion, C., Bergh, C. 2006. Olfactory discrimination of sex pheromone stereoisomers: chirality recognition by pink hibiscus mealybug males. Chemical Senses. 31(7):621-626.
Sex Pheromone of the Cranberry Root Grub, Lichnanthe Vulpine - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robbins, P.S., Zhang, A., Averill, A.L., Linn, Jr., C.E., Roelofs, W.L., Villani, M.G., Sylvia, M.M. Sex pheromone of the cranberry root grub, lichnanthe vulpine. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 32(8): 1663-1672.
Bug Pheromones (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) and Tachinid Fly Host-Finding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aldrich, J.R., Khrimian, A., Zhang, A., Shearer, P. 2006. Bug pheromones (hemiptera: heteroptera) and tachinid fly host-finding. Denisia. 19:1015-1031.
Consumption and Metabolism of 1,2-Dimethoxy-4-(3-Fluoro-2-Propenyl)benzene, a Fluorine Analog of Methyl Eugenol, in the Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Dorsalis (Hendel) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khrimian, A., Jang, E.B., Nagata, J., Carvalho, L. 2006. Consumption and metabolism of 1,2-dimethoxy-4-(3-fluoro-2-propenyl)benzene, a fluorine analog of methyl eugenol, in the oriental fruit fly, bactrocera dorsalis (hendel). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 32(7):1513-1526.
Diel Periodicity of Emergence and Pre-Mating Reproductive Behaviors of Adult Dogwood Borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bergh, J., Leskey, T.C., Sousa, J., Zhang, A. 2006. Diel periodicity of emergence and pre-mating reproductive behaviors of adult dogwood borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae). Environmental Entomology 35(2):435-442.
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