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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY BASED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR FIELD AND GREENHOUSE CROPS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Evaluation of Spanish arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) survival and fecundity on three New World genotypes of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J.A., Cortes Mendoza, E., Moran, P.J., Adamczyk Jr., J.J., Marcos Garcia, M., Kirk, A.A. 2013. Evaluation of Spanish Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) survival and fecundity on three New World genotypes of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23:499-506.
Impact of the Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) on the weight of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) rhizomes in Languedoc southern France and Mediterranean Spain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cortes, E., Kirk, A., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Racelis, A.E., Marcos-Garcia, M.A. 2011. Impact of the Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) on the weight of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) rhizomes in Languedoc southern France and Mediterranean Spain. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(11):1369-1373.
New survival record of southern cattle tick in subfreezing temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Davey, R.B. 2011. New survival record of southern cattle tick in subfreezing temperatures. Southwestern Entomologist. 36(3):383-385.
Feeding and survival of two nocturnal cursorial spiders on extrafloral nectar and honeydew sugars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(11-Nov-10)
Development of an inundative, aerial release technique for the Arundo wasp, biological control agent of the invasive Arundo donax L.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Goolsby, J., Penk, R., Jones, K., Roland, T.J. 2010. Development of an inundative, aerial release technique for the Arundo wasp, biological control agent of the invasive Arundo donax L. Southwestern Entomologist. 35(4):495-501.
Lack of establishment of the Mediterranean tamarisk beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on athel (Tamarix aphylla) (Tamaricaceae) in south Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J. 2010. Lack of establishment of the Mediterranean tamarisk beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on athel (Tamarix aphylla) (Tamaricaceae) in south Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 35:129-146.
Ecophysiological responses of giant reed (Arundo donax) to herbivory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.W., Watts, D.A., Goolsby, J. 2010. Ecophysiological responses of giant reed (Arundo donax) to herbivory. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 3:521-529.
Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Driesche, R.G., Carruthers, R.I., Center, T.D., Hoddle, M., Hough-Goldstein, J., Morin, L., Smith, L., Wagner, D.L., Fuester, R.W., Goolsby, J., Pemberton, R.W., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., et al. 2010. Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems. Biological Control. 54(SUPPL. 1):S2-S33.
Plant community responses following the periodic selective removal of giant reed (Arundo donax) in Webb County Laredo, TX - (Abstract Only)
(01-Apr-10)
Biology of the armored scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), a candidate agent for biological control of giant reed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2010. Biology of the armored scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), a candidate agent for biological control of giant reed. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 103(2):252-263.
Economic implications for the biological control of Arundo donax: Rio Grande Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seawright, E.K., Rister, E.M., Lacewell, R.D., McCorkle, D.A., Sturdivant, A.W., Yang, C., Goolsby, J. 2009. Economic implications for the biological control of Arundo donax: Rio Grande Basin. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(4):377-394.
Seasonality and movement of adventive populations of the arundo wasp (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a biological control agent of giant reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin in south Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2009. Seasonality and movement of adventive populations of the arundo wasp (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a biological control agent of giant reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin in south Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(4):347-357.
Pre-release assessment of impact on Arundo donax by the candidate biological control agents, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) and Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Homoptera: Diaspididae) under quarantine conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Spencer, D.F., Whitehand, L.C. 2009. Pre-release assessment of impact on Arundo donax by the candidate biological control agents, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) and Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Homoptera: Diaspididae) under quarantine conditions. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(4):359-376.
Analysis of genetic relationships between potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) populations in the United States, Mexico and Guatemala using ITS2 and inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jackson, B.C., Goolsby, J., Wyzykowski, A., Vitovksy, N., Bextine, B. 2009. Analysis of genetic relationships between potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) populations in the United States, Mexico and Guatemala using ITS2 and inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) data. Subtropical Plant Science. 61:1-5.
Overwintering hosts for the exotic leafroller parasitoid, Colpoclypeus florus: Implications for habitat manipulation to augment biological control of leafrollers in pome fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pfannenstiel, R.S., Unruh, T.R., Brunner, J.F. 2010. Overwintering hosts for the exotic leafroller parasitoid, Colpoclypeus florus: Implications for habitat manipulation to augment biological control of leafrollers in pome fruits. Journal of Insect Science. 10:Article 75.
New state record for the silverleaf whitefly parasitoid Encarsia sophia in Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Pfannenstiel, R.S., Evans, G.A. 2009. New state record for the silverleaf whitefly parasitoid Encarsia sophia in Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(3):327-328.
New records of Pipunculidae attacking proconiine sharpshooter (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Proconiini) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skevington, J.H., Goolsby, J. 2009. New records of Pipunculidae attacking proconiine sharpshooter (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Proconiini). Journal of Entomological Society of Ontario. 140:19-26.
Characterization of restricted area searching behavior following consumption of prey and non-prey food in a cursorial spider, Hibana futilis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patt, J.M., Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2009. Characterization of restricted area searching behavior following consumption of prey and non-prey food in a cursorial spider, Hibana futilis. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 132:13-30.
Host range of Tetramesa romana Walker (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a potential biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax L. in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2009. Host range of Tetramesa romana Walker (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a potential biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax L. in North America. Biological Control. 49:160-168.
Biology of the galling wasp, Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of giant reed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2009. Biology of the galling wasp, Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of giant reed. Biological Control. 49:169-179.
The Asian cockroach Blattella asahinai Mizukubo (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae): A new predator of lepidopteran eggs in south Texas soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pfannenstiel, R.S., Booth, W., Vargo, E.L., Schal, C. 2008. The Asian cockroach Blattella asahinai Mizukubo (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae): A new predator of lepidopteran eggs in south Texas soybean. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 101:763-768.
Development of the cursorial spider, Cheiracanthium inclusum (Araneae: Miturgidae), on eggs of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2008. Development of the cursorial spider, Cheiracanthium inclusum (Araneae: Miturgidae), on eggs of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 43(4):418-422.
Odour-based recognition of nectar in cursorial spiders - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patt, J.M., Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2008. Odour-based recognition of nectar in cursorial spiders. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 127:64-71.
Review of invertebrate biological control agent regulation in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA: recommendations for a harmonized European system - (Review Article)
Hunt, E.J., Kuhlmann, U., Sheppard, A., Qin, T.K., Barratt, I.P., Harrison, L., Mason, P.G., Parker, D., Flanders, R.V., Goolsby, J. 2008. Review of invertebrate biological control agent regulation in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA: Recommendations for a harmonized European system. Journal of Applied Entomology. 132:89-123.
An Egg Parasitoid, Ittys Nr. Ceresarum (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) of Creontiades Sp. (Heteroptera: Miridae) Collected from the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(05-Aug-07)
Size-dependent suitability of two mirids as prey for the cursorial spider Hibana futilis (Araneae: Anyphaenidae). - (Proceedings)
Pfannenstiel, R.S., Greenberg, S.M., Coleman, R.J., Suh, C.P. 2007. Size-dependent suitability of two mirids as prey for the cursorial spider Hibana futilis (Araneae: Anyphaenidae). National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 370-374.
Impact of the Boll Weevil Eradication Program in south Texas on predation of Lepidopteran eggs, 2005-2006. - (Proceedings)
Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2007. Impact of the Boll Weevil Eradication Program in South Texas on predation of Lepidopteran eggs, 2005-2006. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 1136-1140.
Arundo Donax - giant reed; an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin. - (Abstract Only)
Goolsby, J., Kirk, A., Jones, W.A., Everitt, J.H., Yang, C., Spencer, D.F., Tarin, D., Nibling, F. 2007. Arundo Donax - giant reed; an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin.. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Proceedings. CDROM.
Quarantine evaluation of parasitoids imported into the U.S. for Bemisia tabaci biotype "B" - (Book / Chapter)
Goolsby, J., Legaspi, B., Legaspi, J.C. 2007. Quarantine evaluation of parasitoids imported into the U.S. for Bemisia tabaci biotype "B". In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K.A., Goolsby, J.A., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States - A Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. p. 121-128.
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