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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY BASED TECHNIQUES TO LIMIT THE DISPERSAL OF INVASIVE PESTS

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

A DsRed fluorescent protein marker under polyubiquitin promoter regulation allows visual and amplified gene detection of transgenic Caribbean fruit flies in liquid traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nirmala, X., Olson, S., Holler, T., Cho, K., Handler, A.M. 2011. A DsRed fluorescent protein marker under polyubiquitin promoter regulation allows visual and amplified gene detection of transgenic Caribbean fruit flies in liquid traps. Biocontrol. 56(3):333-340.
Life table analysis and development of Singhiella simplex (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae) under different constant temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Mannion, C., Amalin, D., Legaspi, B. 2011. Life table analysis and development of Singhiella simplex (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae) under different constant temperatures. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104(3):451-458.
Thrips pests of China and the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reitz, S.R., Gao, Y., Lei, Z. 2011. Thrips pests of China and the United States. Agricultural Sciences in China. 10:867-892.
Egg parasitoids attacking Cactoblastis Cactorum (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae) in north Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paraiso, O., Hight, S.D., Kairo, M., Bloem, S. 2011. Egg parasitoids attacking Cactoblastis Cactorum (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae) in north Florida. Florida Entomologist. 94(1):81-90.
The Multiple 'Personalities' of Cactoblastis cactorum: A Multi-Disciplinary Response to the Biological Impacts of the Moth's Geographical Wanderings - (Proceedings)
(13-Dec-10)
Use of Geospatial Technologies to Understanding Invasion Processes to Mitigate the Invasion of Chilli Thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis) in Florida - (Abstract Only)
(19-Nov-10)
Within plant interspecific competition does not limit the highly invasive thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Northfield, T.D., Paini, D.R., Reitz, S.R., Funderburk, J.E. 2011. Within plant interspecific competition does not limit the highly invasive thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis in Florida. Ecological Entomology. 36:181-187.
Recent research trends in the use of predators for biological control - (Book / Chapter)
Legaspi,J.C., Legaspi, Jr.,B.C. and Simmons, A.M. Recent research trends in the use of predators in biological control, pp. 95-122. In Rosas-Garcia, N.M. (ed.) Biological Control of Insect Pests, Studium Press, Houston, Texas. 2011. (Book Chapter)
Fecundity of Ficus Whitefly, Singhiella Simplex (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), and Its Predation by Delphastus Catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Miller, N.W., Mannion, C., Amalin, D. 2010. FECUNDITY OF FICUS WHITEFLY, SINGHIELLA SIMPLEX (HEMIPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE), AND ITS PREDATION BY DELPHASTUS CATALINAE (COLEOPTERA: COCCINELLIDAE)[abstract]. Potential Invasive Pests Workshop, October 2010, Coconut Grove, Florida. p.39.
Variation Within and Between Frankliniella Thrips Species in Host Plant Utilization     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baez, I., Reitz, S.R., Funderburk, J.E., Olson, S.M. 2011. Variation Within and Between Frankliniella Thrips Species in Host Plant Utilization. Journal of Insect Science. 11:41.
Natural and artificial populations of Frankliniella occidentalis, biotic resistance and pest status - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funderburk, J., Reitz, S.R. 2010. Natural and artificial populations of Frankliniella occidentalis, biotic resistance and pest status. Journal of Insect Science. 10(166):14-15.
Predator-prey interactions between Orius insidiosus and flower thrips - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reitz, S.R. 2010. Predator-prey interactions between Orius insidiosus and flower thrips. Journal of Insect Science. 10(166):37-38.
Host regulation by Thripinema fuscum and effects on Frankliniella fusca population dynamics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sims, K., Funderburk, J., Reitz, S.R., Boucias, D. 2010. Host regulation by Thripinema fuscum and effects on Frankliniella fusca population dynamics. Journal of Insect Science. 10(166):44.
Development, consumption rates and reproductive biology of Orius albidipennis reared on various prey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sobhy, I.S., Sarhan, A.A., Shoukry, A.A., El-Kady, G.A., Mandour, N.S., Reitz, S.R. 2010. Development, consumption rates and reproductive biology of Orius albidipennis reared on various prey. Biocontrol. 55:753-765.
Evaluation of Metarhizium anisopliae, Beauveria bassiana and Paecilomyces fumosoroseus as entomopathogens of the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Kanga, L.H., Legaspi, Jr, B.C. 2010. Evaluation of Metarhizium anisopliae, Beauveria bassiana and Paecilomyces fumosoroseus as entomopathogens of the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae). Subtropical Plant Science. 62:27-33.
Evaluating Silverleaf Whitefly Oviposition on Giant Red Mustard and Other Vegetable Crops - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Miller, N.W. 2010. EVALUATING SILVERLEAF WHITEFLY OVIPOSITION ON GIANT RED MUSTARD AND OTHER VEGETABLE CROPS. Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. Meeting Abstract.
A preliminary investigation of Giant red mustard (Brassica juncea) as a deterrent of silverleaf whitefly oviposition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C. 2010. A preliminary investigation of Giant red mustard (Brassica juncea) as a deterrent of silverleaf whitefly oviposition. Journal of Entomological Science. 45(3):262-271.
Biological control of tropical soda apple (Solanaceae) in Florida: Post-release evaluation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Medal, J., Bustamente, N., Overholt, W.A., Diaz, R., Stansly, P., Roda, A., Amalin, D., Hibbard, K., Gaskalla, R., Sellers, B., Hight, S.D., Cuda, J. 2010. Biological control of tropical soda apple (Solanaceae) in Florida: Post-release evaluation. Florida Entomologist. 93(1):130-132.
Application of ant colony optimization to optimal foragaing theory: comparison of simulation and field results - (Proceedings)
Legaspi, B.C., Legaspi, J.C., Isaacs, J.I., Foo, S.Y. 2010. Application of ant colony optimization to optimal foragaing theory: comparison of simulation and field results. Proceedings of the Florida Agricultural and Mechnical University(FAMU) 1st Annual Research Summit. 9:134-154.
Managing Thrips in Pepper and Eggplant - (Other)
Funderburk, J., Reitz, S.R., Stansly, P., Schuster, D., Nuessly, G., Leppla, N. 2009. Managing Thrips in Pepper and Eggplant. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Institute of Food and Agriculture Science, Gainesville, FL. 9pp.
Field-level validation of a CLIMEX model for the Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) using estimated larval growth rates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, B.C., Legaspi, J.C. 2010. Field-level validation of a CLIMEX model for the Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) using estimated larval growth rates. Environmental Entomology. 39(2):368-377.
Releases, distribution and abundance of Gratiana boliviana (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum, Solanaceae), in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Overholt, W.A., Diaz, R., Hibbard, K., Roda, A., Amalin, D., Fox, A., Hight, S.D., Medal, J., Stansly, P., Carlisle, B., Walter, J., Hogue, P., Gary, L., Wiggens, L., Kirby, C., Crawford, S. 2009. Releases, distribution and abundance of Gratiana boliviana (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum, Solanaceae), in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 92(3):450-457.
Demonstrating Integrated Pest Management of Hot Peppers - (Proceedings)
Legaspi, J.C., Gardner, C., Queeley, G., Leppla, N., Cuda, J. 2009. DEMONSTRATING INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT OF HOT PEPPERS. 6th International IPM Symposium, Portland, OR. Meeting Abstract.
Ovigeny in Selected Generalist Predators - (Proceedings)
Legaspi, J.C., Legaspi, B. 2009. OVIGENY IN SELECTED GENERALIST PREDATORS. 3rd International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. Meeting Abstract.
How to Study Predators the O’neil Way - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C. 2009. HOW TO STUDY PREDATORS THE O’NEIL WAY. Entomological Society of America. Meeting Abstract.
How to Study Predators the O’neil Way - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C. 2009. How to study predators the O’Neil way. Entomological Society of America. Meeting abstract. . Meeting Abstract.
The impact of a parasitic nematode Thripinema fuscum (Tylenchida: Allantonematidae) on the feeding behavior and vector competence of Frankliniella fusca (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sims, K., Funderburk, J., Reitz, S.R., Boucias, D. 2009. The impact of a parasitic nematode Thripinema fuscum (Tylenchida: Allantonematidae) on the feeding behavior and vector competence of Frankliniella fusca (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 132:200-208.
Experimental test of biotic resistance to an invasive herbivore provided by potential plant mutualists - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, T., Legaspi, J.C., Legaspi, B. 2010. Experimental test of biotic resistance to an invasive herbivore provided by potential plant mutualists. Biological Invasions. 12(10):3563-3577.
Survey for Egg Parasitoids Attacking Cactoblastis Cactorum in North Florida - (Abstract Only)
Paraiso, O., Kairo, M., Bloem, S., Hight, S.D. 2009. Survey for egg parasitoids attacking Cactoblastis cactorum in North Florida. Meeting Abstract.
Oviposition preference of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae)in caged choice experiments and the influence of risk assessment of F1 sterility - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tate, C.D., Hight, S.D., Carpenter, J.E. 2009. Oviposition preference of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae)in caged choice experiments and the influence of risk assessment of F1 sterility. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19,S1:317-333.
Reproduction, longevity and survival of the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Baez, I., Legaspi,Jr, B.C. 2009. Reproduction, longevity and survival of the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 102(3):445-449.
Phenology of blue cactus moth Melitara prodenialis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Baez, I., Legaspi, B.C. 2008. Phenology of blue cactus moth Melitara prodenialis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Subtropical Plant Science. 60:66-68.
Phenology and egg production of the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): comparison of field census data and life stage development in the field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Baez, I., Legaspi,Jr, B.C. 2009. Phenology and egg production of the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): comparison of field census data and life stage development in the field. Journal of Entomological Science. 44(4): 341-352.
Biology and Ecology of the Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae): The Making of a Pest - (Abstract Only)
(09-Jan-09)
Flight phenology of male Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) at different latitudes in the southeastern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hight, S.D., Carpenter, J.E. 2009. Flight phenology of male Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) at different latitudes in the southeastern United States. Florida Entomologist. 92(2):208-216.
Thrips IPM in Solanaceous Vegetables and Cucurbits - (Proceedings)
(05-Dec-08)
Does secondary plant metabolism provide a mechanism for plant defenses in the tropical soda apple Solanum viarum (Solanales: Solanaceae) against the beet armyworm Spodoptera exigua and southern armyworm S. eridania? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hix, R., Kairo, M., Reitz, S.R. 2008. Does secondary plant metabolism provide a mechanism for plant defenses in the tropical soda apple Solanum viarum (Solanales: Solanaceae) against the beet armyworm Spodoptera exigua and southern armyworm S. eridania? Florida Entomologist. 91:566-569.
Biology and ecology of the Western Flower Thrips. The making of a pest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reitz, S.R. 2009. Biology and ecology of the Western Flower Thrips. The making of a pest. Florida Entomologist. 92:7-13.
Demonstrating Integrated Pest Management of Hot Peppers - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Gardner, C., Queeley, G., Leppla, N., Cuda, J. 2008. Demonstrating Integrated Pest Management of Hot Peppers. Meeting Abstract.
Biology and Ecology of the Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae): The Making of a Pest - (Abstract Only)
Reitz, S.R. 2008. Biology and Ecology of the Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae): The Making of a Pest . Meeting Abstract.
Development of Control Tactics Against the Invasive Cactus Moth, Cactoblastis Cactorum, in North America - (Abstract Only)
Hight, S.D., Carpenter, J.E., Bloem, S., Bloem, K.A., Floyd, J. 2008. Development of control tactics against the invasive cactus moth, cactoblastis cactorum, in North America. XXIII International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa. Meeting Abstract.
Understanding the Factors That Influence the Geographical Expansion of Cactoblastis Cactorum in Non-Native Habitats - (Abstract Only)
Bloem, S., Bloem, K., Hight, S.D., Carpenter, J.E., Dorn, S., Sarvary, M., Zimmermann, H., Floyd, J. 2008. Understanding the factors that influence the geographical expansion of cactoblastis cactorum in non-native habitats. XXIII Internatinal Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa.
Cycles of Frankliniella spp. thrips abundance on North Florida uncultivated reproductive hosts: Predicting possible sources of pest outbreaks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Northfield, T.D., Paini, D.R., Funderburk, J.E., Reitz, S.R. 2008. Annual cycles of Frankliniella spp. thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) abundance on North Florida uncultivated reproductive hosts: Predicting possible sources of pest outbreaks. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 101:769-778.
Biology, Distribution And Control Of The Cactus Moth, Cactoblastis Cactorum (Berg) (Lepidoptera: Pyralide) - (Book / Chapter)
Legaspi, J.C., Legaspi, B.C. 2008. Biology, Distribution And Control Of The Cactus Moth, Cactoblastis Cactorum (Berg) (Lepidoptera: Pyralide). In: Campinera, J.L., editor. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2nd edition. Vol 1, A-C. London, UK:Springer. p. 696-703.
Comparative Phenology of Cactoblastis Cactorum and Melitara Prodenialis (Lepidoptera): Pests of Cactus in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Baez, I., Marshall, K.L. 2008. COMPARATIVE PHENOLOGY OF CACTOBLASTIS CACTORUM AND MELITARA PRODENIALIS (LEPIDOPTERA): PESTS OF CACTUS IN FLORIDA. Meeting Abstract.
Mating frequency of the male cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), under laboratory conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mclean, S.C., Bloem, K.A., Bloem, S., Hight, S.D., Carpenter, J.E. 2008. Mating frequency of the male cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), under laboratory conditions. Florida Entomologist. 90(4):751-752.
Perspectives on the state of insect transgenics - (Book / Chapter)
O'Brochta, D.A., Handler, A.M. 2008. Perspectives on the state of insect transgenics. In: Aksoy, S., editor. Transgenesis and the Management of Vector-Borne Disease. Vol. 627. New York, NY: Landes Bioscience. p. 1-18.
Invasion of the Whiteflies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reitz, S.R. 2007. Invasion of the Whiteflies. Science. 318:1733-1734.
Ovigeny in selected generalist predators - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Legaspi,Jr, B.C. 2008. Ovigeny in selected generalist predators. Florida Entomologist. 91(1):133-135.
Competitive exclusion of a worldwide invasive pest by a native. Quantifying competition between two phytophagous insects on two host plant species     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paini, D.R., Funderburk, J.E., Reitz, S.R. 2008. Competitive exclusion of a worldwide invasive pest by a native. Quantifying competition between two phytophagous insects on two host plant species. Journal of Animal Ecology. 77:184-190. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2656.2007.01324X.
Does the weedy nightshade Solanum Viarum initiate induced plant defenses in response to herbivory by generalist and specialist insects? - (Abstract Only)
Hix, R., Kairo, M., Reitz, S.R. 2007. Does the weedy nightshade Solanum Viarum initiate induced plant defenses in response to herbivory by generalist and specialist insects?. Entomological Society of America Proceedings.
Cactoblastis cactorum Sterile Insect Technique Validation Study Results - (Abstract Only)
Hight, S.D. 2008. Cactoblastis cactorum Sterile Insect Technique Validation Study Results. International Cactoblastis Cactorum Conference, Phoenix, AZ. . Meeting Abstract.
Mating frequency of the male cactus moth Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae), under laboratory conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mclean, S.C., Bloem, K.A., Bloem, S., Hight, S.D., Carpenter, J.E. 2007. Mating frequency of the male cactus moth Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae), under laboratory conditions. Florida Entomologist. 90(4):751-752.
Bioclimatic model of the spined soldier bug (Heteroptera:Pentatomidae) using CLIMEX: testing model predictions at two spatial scales - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Legaspi, B.C. 2007. Bioclimatic model of the spined soldier bug (Heteroptera:Pentatomidae) using CLIMEX: testing model predictions at two spatial scales. Journal of Entomological Science. 42:(4):533-547.
Does bacteria disease control affect UV reflective mulch for thrips and tospovirus control in tomatoes? - (Abstract Only)
Reitz, S.R. 2008. Does bacteria disease control affect UV reflective mulch for thrips and tospovirus control in tomatoes?. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Competitive exclusion of a worldwide invasive pest by a native. Quantifying competition between two phytophagous insect on two host plant species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paini, D.R., Funderburk, J.E., Reitz, S.R. 2007. Competitive exclusion of a worldwide invasive pest by a native. Quantifying competition between two phytophagous insect on two host plant species. Ecology. 77(1):184-190.
Life table analysis for Cactoblastis cactorum immatures and female adults under five constant temperatures:Implications for pest management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Legaspi,Jr, B.C. 2007. Life table analysis for Cactoblastis cactorum immatures and female adults under five constant temperatures:Implications for pest management. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 100(4):497-505.
Life table analysis for immatures and female adults of the predatory beetle,Delphastus catalinae,feeding on whiteflies under three constant temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Legaspi,Jr, B.C., Simmons, A.M. 2008. Life table analysis for immatures and female adults of the predatory beetle,Delphastus catalinae,feeding on whiteflies under three constant temperatures. Journal of Insect Science. 8(7). Available online:insectscience.org.
Turning the Tide – Using the Sterile Insect Technique to Mitigate An Unwanted Weed Biocontrol Agent - (Abstract Only)
Hight, S.D., Carpenter, J.E., Bloem, S., Bloem, K.A. 2008. TURNING THE TIDE – USING THE STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE TO MITIGATE AN UNWANTED WEED BIOCONTROL AGENT. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
Establishment, Spread and Initial Impacts of Gratiana Boliviana (Chrysomelidae) on Solanum Viarum in Florida - (Proceedings)
Medal, J., Overholt, W.A., Stansly, P., Roda, A., Osborne, L., Hibbard, K., Gaskalla, R., Burns, E., Chong, J., Sellers, B., Hight, S.D., Cuda, J.P., Vitorino, M., Bredow, E., Pedrosa-Macedo, J., Wikler, C. 2008. ESTABLISHMENT, SPREAD AND INITIAL IMPACTS OF GRATIANA BOLIVIANA (CHRYSOMELIDAE) ON SOLANUM VIARUM IN FLORIDA. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
Life History of Delphastus Catalinae: a predator of Bemisia tabaci - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Simmons, A.M., Legaspi, B.C. 2008. Life History of Delphastus Catalinae: a predator of Bemisia tabaci. Journal of Insect Science. 8(4):27
Life History of Delphastus Catalinae: a Predator of Bemisia Argentifolii - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Simmons, A.M., Legaspi, B.C. 2006. Life history of Delphastus catalinae: a predator of Bemisia tabaci [abstract]. In: Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings, Duck Key, FL. p.118.
Ovigeny in Selected Generalist Predators - (Other)
Legaspi, J.C., Jervis, M.A., Legaspi, Jr., B.C. 2006. Ovigeny in selected generalist predators. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Plant Essential Oils and Particle Films for the Management of Tomato Spotted Wilt on Tomatoes - (Abstract Only)
Reitz, S.R., Maiorino, G., Momol, M.T., Olson, S., Sprenkel, R., Crescenzi, A. 2006. Plant essential oils and particle films for the management of tomato spotted wilt on tomatoes. Phytopathology 96:S97.
Plant essential oils and particle films for the management of tomato spotted wilt on tomatoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reitz, S.R., Maiorino, G., Ritchie, L., Olson, S., Sprenkel, R., Crescenzi, A., Momol, M. 2006. Plant essential oils and particle films for the management of tomato spotted wilt on tomatoes. Phytopathology. 96(6):S97.
Thripinema fuscum (Tylenchida: Allantonematidae) parasitism reduces both the feeding of Frankliniella fusca (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on peanut and the transmission of Tomato spotted wilt virus     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Sims, K., Funderburk, J., Reitz, S.R., Boucias, D. 2006. Thripinema fuscum (Tylenchida: Allantonematidae) parasitism reduces both the feeding of Frankliniella fusca (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on peanut and the transmission of Tomato spotted wilt virus. Entomological Society of America Proceedings. ESA.CONFEX.COM/ESA/2OO6/TECHPROGRAM/PAPER_26018.HTM.
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