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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CLASSICAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INSECT PESTS OF CROPS IN THE NORTHEASTERN U.S. Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Impact of the introduced parasitoid Peristenus digoneutis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) infesting strawberries in northwestern New Jersey, USA     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Day, W.H., Hoelmer, K.A. 2012. Impact of the introduced parasitoid Peristenus digoneutis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) infesting strawberries in northwestern New Jersey, USA. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 22:975-979.
Prospects for biological control of olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California with introduced parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A., Pickett, C.H. 2011. Prospects for biological control of olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California with introduced parasitoids. Biological Control. 21(9):1005-1025.
Molecular and morphological identification of the soybean aphid and other Aphis species on the primary host, Rhamnus davurica, in Asia     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Hoelmer, K.A., Lee, W., Kwon, Y., Lee, W. 2010. Molecular and morphological identification of the soybean aphid and other Aphis species on the primary host, Rhamnus davurica, in Asia. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 103(4):532-543.
Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Kim, M., Kim, K., Lee, H., Hoelmer, K.A., Lee, S. 2010. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Molecular Ecology Resources. 10:1098-1105.
Complete mitochondrial genome of brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and phylogenetic relationships of Hemipteran suborders     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, W., Kang, J., Jung, C., Hoelmer, K.A., Lee, S., Lee, S. 2009. Complete mitochondrial genome of brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and phylogenetic relationships of Hemipteran suborders. Molecules and Cells.
A new species of Lysiphlebus Förster 1862 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Aphidiinae) attacking soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hem., Aphididae) from China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stary, P., Rakhshani, E., Tomanovic, Z., Hoelmer, K.A., Kavallieratos, N.G., Yu, J., Wang, M., Heimpel, G.E. 2010. A new species of Lysiphlebus Förster 1862 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Aphidiinae) attacking soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hem., Aphididae) from China. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 19(1):179-186.
Cryptic species of parasitoids attacking the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae), in Asia: Binodoxys communis Gahan and Binodoxys koreanus Stary sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desneux, N., Stary, P., Delebecque, C.J., Gariepy, T.D., Barta, R.J., Hoelmer, K.A., Heimpel, G.E. 2009. Cryptic species of parasitoids attacking the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae), in Asia: Binodoxys communis Gahan and Binodoxys koreanus Stary sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 102(6):925-936.
Non-target host risk assessment of the idiobiont parasitoid Bracon celer (Hymenoptera:Bracondiae) for biological control of olive fly in California.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hannah, N., Daane, K., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C., Johnson, M. 2009. Non-target host risk assessment of the idiobiont parasitoid Bracon celer (Hymenoptera:Bracondiae) for biological control of olive fly in California.Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19:701-715.
Multifaceted determinants of host specificity in an aphid parasitoid     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desneux, N., Barta, R.J., Hoelmer, K.A., Hopper, K.R., Heimpel, G.E. 2009. Multifaceted determinants of host specificity in an aphid parasitoid. Oecologia. 160:387-398.
Biological controls investigated to aid management of olive fruit fly in California     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Daane, K., Johnson, M., Pickett, C., Sime, K.R., Wang, X., Nadel, H., Andrews, J., Hoelmer, K.A. 2011. Biological controls investigated to aid management of olive fruit fly in California. California Agriculture, 65(1):21-28.
A survey of fruit-feeding insects and their parasitoids occurring on wild olives, Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mkize, N., Hoelmer, K.A., Villet, M. 2008. A survey of fruit-feeding insects and their parasitoids occurring on wild olives, Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 18:991-1004.
A survey of natural and introduced parasitoids of the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Israel - (Proceedings)
Argov, Y., Tabic, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Kuslitzky, W., Zchori-Fein, E. 2009. A survey of natural and introduced parasitoids of the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Israel. 3rd International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Hosts are more important than destinations: What genetic variation in Microctonus aethiopoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) means for foreign exploration for natural enemies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Phillips, C.B., Vink, C.J., Blanchet, A., Hoelmer, K.A. 2008. Hosts are more important than destinations: What genetic variation in Microctonus aethiopoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) means for foreign exploration for natural enemies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 49:467-476.
Crop domestication relaxes both top-down and bottom-up effects on a specialist herbivore     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Nadel, H., Johnson, M.W., Daane, K.M., Hoelmer, K.A., Walton, V.W., Pickett, C.H., Sime, K.R. 2008. Crop domestication relaxes both top-down and bottom-up effects on a specialist herbivore. Basic and Applied Ecology. 10:216-227.
Alien invasive species and international trade     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Dix, Mary E., Hoelmer, K.A. 2008. Alien invasive species and international trade. In: Proceedings of the International Union of Forestry Research Organization. 2nd Meeting of IUFRO Unit, May 26-30, 2008, Shepherdstown, WV. 7.03.12.
Effect of insecticide regimens on biological control of Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae) by Peristenus spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in New York apple orchards     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crampton, L., Loeb, G., Hoelmer, K.A., Hoffman, M. 2010. Effect of insecticide regimens on biological control of Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae) by Peristenus spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in New York apple orchards. Journal of Insect Science. vol. 10, article 36 (2010)
PCR-based rapid diagnosis of parasitism of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae) by Peristenus relictus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bon, M. C., K. Hoelmer, D. Coutinot, N. Ramualde. 2008. PCR-based rapid diagnosis of parasitism of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae) by Peristenus relictus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Biocontrol Science & Technology. 18(5):509-521.
Yellow Sticky Trap Catches of Parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Vegetable Crops and Their Relationship to In-field Populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoelmer, K.A., Simmons, A.M. 2008. Yellow Sticky Trap Catches of Parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Vegetable Crops and Their Relationship to In-field Populations. Environmental Entomology. 37:391-399.
Distribution & status of Peristenus digoneutis, an introduced parasitoid of Lygus lineolaris in the NE U.S.: an update     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Day, W.H., Hoelmer, K.A. 2008. Distribution & status of Peristenus digoneutis, an introduced parasitoid of Lygus lineolaris in the Northeast U.S.: an update. Journal of Insect Science. v.8:49, 2008
Introductions of a European parasitoid, Peristenus relictus (=P. stygicus), against tarnished plant bug in the mid-Atlantic states     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Hoelmer, K.A., Fuester, R.W., Taylor, P.B., Coutinot, D., Dorsey, T., Hudson, W., Robbins, G., Peiffer, R., Barczewski, R. 2008. Introductions of a European parasitoid, Peristenus relictus (=P. stygicus), against tarnished plant bug in the mid-Atlantic states. Journal of Insect Science. v.8:49, 2008
Introduction of Exotic Natural Enemies of Invasive Insect Pests in the USA: Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) as a current example - (Proceedings)
Hoelmer, K.A., Hopper, K.R. 2007. Introduction of Exotic Natural Enemies of Invasive Insect Pests in the USA: Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) as a current example. Proceedings, International Symposium on Plant Quarantine & Exotic Insect Pest Management. Korean Society of of Applied Entomology & National Plant Quarantine Services of Korea, 18-19 October, 2007, YangPyeong, Korea. Pp 93-105.
Parasitism of the soybean aphid Aphis glycines by Binodoxys communis: the role of aphid defensive behavior and parasitoid reproductive performance     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wyckhuys, K.A.G., Stone, L., Desneux, N., Hoelmer, K., Hopper, K.R., and Heimpel, G.E. 2008. Parasitism of the soybean aphid Aphis glycines by Binodoxys communis: the role of aphid defensive behavior and parasitoid reproductive performance. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 98:361-370.
Field Cage Evaluation of Introduced Eretmocerus Species (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) Against Bemisia Tabaci Strain B (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on Cantaloupe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoelmer, K.A. 2007. Field cage evaluation of introduced Eretmocerus species (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) against Bemisia tabaci strain B (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on Cantaloupe. Biological Control. Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 156-162.
Effect of Host Instar on Measuring Parasitism of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae) Nymphs by Peristenus spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Day, W.H. 2007. Effect of Host Instar on Measuring Parasitism of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae) Nymphs by Peristenus spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Environmental Entomology. 36:1154-1158.
Suitability of European Tachinid Parasitoids of Lobesia Botrana (DEN.& SCHIFF.) and Eupoecilia Ambiguella (Hubner) for Introduction Against Endopiza Viteana (Clemens) in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martinez, M., Coutinot, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Denis, J. 2007. Suitability of European tachinid parasitoids of Lobesia botrana (Den.& Schiff.) and Eupoecilia ambiguella (Hubner) for introduction against Endopiza viteana (Clemens) in North America. Redia Journal of Zoology 2006. 89:87-97.
The continuing dispersion of P. DIGONEUTIS Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an introduced parasite of the tarnished plant bug, LYGUS LINEOLARIS (Palisot) (Hemiptera: Miridae) in NE U.S.A. and SE Canada. Ent. News 119: 77-80. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Day, W.H., Romig, R.F., Faubert, H., Tatman, K.M. 2008. The continuing dispersion of PERISTENUS DIGONEUTIS Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an introduced parasite of the tarnished plant bug, LYGUS LINEOLARIS (Palisot) (Hemiptera: Miridae) in northeastern U.S.A. and southeastern Canada. Entomological News. 119:77-80.
The Effect of Rainfall on the Abundance of Tarnished Plant Bug [lygus Lineolaris (Palisot)] Nymphs in Alfalfa Fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Day, W.H. 2007. The effect of rainfall on the abundance of tarnished plant bug [lygus lineolaris (Palisot)] nymphs in alfalfa fields. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 132:445-450.
Importation of Peristenus spp. for the biological control of Lygus hesperus in California - (Proceedings)
Pickett, C., Coutinot, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Kuhlmann, U., Goulet, H. 2007. Importation of Peristenus spp. for the biological control of Lygus hesperus in California. Journal of Insect Science. 7:16.
Genetic markers to distinguish between the Psyttalia lounsburyi populations which parasitize olive fruit flies in Africa - (Other)
Bon, M.C., Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A.A., Blanchet, A., Wharton, R., Jones, W. 2006. Genetic markers to distinguish between the Psyttalia lounsburyi populations which parasitize olive fruit flies in Africa. Genbank. Available online at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez, request Nucleotide Accession numbers DQ983810, DQ983811 and DQ983812.
Establishment of Peristenus Spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in California for the Control of Lygus Spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pickett, C.H., Rodrigeuz, R., Coutinot, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Kuhlmann, U., Goulet, H., Schwartz, M. 2007. Establishment of Peristenus spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in California for the control of Lygus spp.. Biocontrol Science and Technology. v. 17, issue 3, pp 261-272.
Evaluation of Exotic Parasitoids and Predators in Field Cages. Chapter 8 in: Biological Control of Bemisia: a Review of the Interagency Research and Implementation Program in the United States, 1992-2001 - (Book / Chapter)
Hoelmer, K.A., Roltsch, W.J. 2008. Evaluation of exotic Parasitoids and Predators in Field Cages in California. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States: a Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4, Progress in Biological Control, H.M.T. Hokkanen (series ed). The Netherlands:Springer, Dordrecht. p. 129-145.
Habitat management for the establishment of Bemisia natural enemies. Chapter 15 in: Biological Control of Bemisia: a Review of the Interagency Research and Implementation Program in the United States, 1992-2001 - (Book / Chapter)
Roltsch, W.J., Pickett, C.H., Simmons, G., Hoelmer, K.A. 2008. Habitat management for the establishment of Bemisia natural enemies. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States: a Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4, Progress in Biological Control, H.M.T. Hokkanen (series ed.). The Netherlands: Springer, Dordrecht. p. 243-257.
Indigenous Parasitoids of Bemisia in the United States and Potential for Non-Target Impacts of Exotic Parasitoid Introductions - (Book / Chapter)
Hoelmer, K.A., Schuster, D.J., Ciomperlik, M.A. 2008. Indigenous parasitoids of Bemisia in the United States and potential for non-target impacts of exotic parasitoid introductions. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States: a Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4, Progress in Biological Control, H.M.T. Hokkanen (series ed.). The Netherlands: Springer, Dordrecht, p. 307-324.
Parasitism of Lygus Spp. Nymphs by the Parasitoid Wasp Peristenus Howardi in the Alfalfa Seed-Growing Region of the Pacific Northwest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seymour, L.M., Mowrey, T.M., Day, W.H., Barbour, J.D. 2005. Parasitism of Lygus spp. nymphs by the Parasitoid wasp Peristenus howardi in the alfalfa seed-growing region of the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Insect Science. 5(44):1-8.
Exploration in Europe, Importation and Establishment of Parasitoids for Biological Control of Lygus Hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) in California - (Proceedings)
Coutinot, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H. 2005. Exploration in Europe, importation and establishment of parasitoids for biological control of Lygus Hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) in California. 2005 7th International Conference on Pests in Agriculture, French Association for Protection of Plants, October 2005, Montpellier, France, available on CD.
Aphis glycines & Halyomorpha halys: Asian agricultural pests recently established in the North America - (Proceedings)
Hoelmer, K.A. 2005. Aphis glycines & Halyomorpha halys: Asian agricultural pests recently established in North America. 5th Asia Pacific Congress of Entomology. Available on CD.
Establishment of Peristenus Spp. in Northern California for the Control of Lygus Spp. - (Proceedings)
Pickett, C.H., Coutinot, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Kuhlmann, U. 2005. Establishment of Peristenus spp. in northern California for the control of Lygus spp. 2nd International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, p. 116-125.
Biological Control of Olive Fly: Balancing Parasitoid Effectiveness Against Non-Target Impacts - (Proceedings)
Daane, K., Nadel, H., Sime, K., Andrews, J., Pickett, C., Messing, R., Hoelmer, K.A., Johnson, M., Walton, V., Kirk, A. 2005. Biological control of olive fly: balancing parasitoid effectiveness against non-target impacts. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. p. 91-92.
Diversity and ecology of natural enemies of olive fly, Bactrocera oleae, in South Africa - (Proceedings)
Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A., Pickett, C.H. 2005. Diversity and ecology of natural enemies of olive fly, Bactrocera oleae, in South Africa. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. p. 110.
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