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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SOUTH AMERICAN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS TO SUPPRESS INVASIVE PESTS IN THE U.S. Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Laboratory Performance of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on South and North American Opuntia Species Occurring in Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Varone, L., Mariana, M., Logarzo, G.A., Briano, J., Hight, S.D., Carpenter, J.E. 2012. Performance of cactoblastis cactorum (Berg)(Lepidoptera:Pyralidae) on South and North American Opuntia species occurring in Argentina. Florida Entomologist. 95(4):1163-1173.
Biology and host specificity of Coelocephalapion gandolfoi Kissinger (Brentidae) a promising candidate for the biological control of invasive Prosopis species (Leguminosae) in South Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mc Kay, F., Gandolfo, D., Witt, A. 2012. Biology and host specificity of Coelocephalapion gandolfoi Kissinger (Brentidae) a promising candidate for the biological control of invasive Prosopis species (Leguminosae) in South Africa. African Entomology. 20(2):281-291.
Structure and composition of a thrips community in the Chihuahua Desert, New Mexico, U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Logarzo, G.A., Zamar, M., Richman, D., Bruzone, O. 2012. Structure and composition of a thrips community in the Chihuahua Desert, New Mexico, U.S.. Florida Entomologist. 95(1):35-42.
Feeding behaviour and spatial distribution of two planthoppers Megamelus scutellaris (Delphacidae) and Taosa longula (Dictyopharidae) on water hyacinth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hernandez, M., Brentassi, M., Sosa, A.J., Sacco, J., Elsesser, G. 2011. Feeding behaviour and spatial distribution of two planthoppers Megamelus scutellaris (Delphacidae) and Taosa longula (Dictyopharidae) on water hyacinth. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(8):941-952.
Biology and systematics of the leaf-mining Gracillariidae of Brazilian pepper tree Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi with descriptions of a new genus and four new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, D., Mc Kay, F., Oleiro, M., Diniz Vitorino, M., Wheeler, G.S. 2011. Biology and systematics of the leaf-mining Gracillariidae of Brazilian pepper tree Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi with descriptions of a new genus and four new species. Journal of Lepidopterists Society. 6(2):61-93.
Host range of Gonatocerus sp. near tuberculifemur Clade 1 in Argentina an egg parasitoid newly associated to the glassywinged sharpshooter Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae)and candidate for its biocontrol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Logarzo, G.A., Virla, E.G., Luft Albarracin, E., Triapitsyn, S., Jones, W.A., De Leon, J.H., Briano, J. 2011. Host range of Gonatocerus sp. near tuberculifemur Clade 1 in Argentina an egg parasitoid newly associated to the glassywinged sharpshooter Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae)and candidate for its biocontrol. Biocontrol. Online.
New records on the geographical distribution of South American sharpshooters (Cicadellidae:Cicadellinae:Proconiini) and their potential as vectors of Xylella fastidiosa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dellape, G., Logarzo, G.A., Virla, E., Paradell, S. 2011. New records on the geographical distribution of South American sharpshooters (Cicadellidae:Cicadellinae:Proconiini) and their potential as vectors of Xylella fastidiosa. Florida Entomologist. 94(2):364-366.
Egg parasitoids of Taosa spp. (Hemiptera:Dictyopharidae)in Formosa Argentina with descriptions of new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Triapitsyn, S.V., Hernandez, M. 2011. Egg parasitoids of Taosa spp. (Hemiptera:Dictyopharidae)in Formosa Argentina with descriptions of new species. Revista De La Sociedad Entomologica Argentina. 70(1-2):55-61.
Biology and host range of Tecmessa elegans (Lepidoptera:Notodontidae) a leaf-feeding moth evaluated as a potential biological control agent for Schinus terebinthifolius (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) in the USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oleiro, M., Mc Kay, F., Wheeler, G.S. 2011. Biology and host range of Tecmessa elegans (Lepidoptera:Notodontidae) a leaf-feeding moth evaluated as a potential biological control agent for Schinus terebinthifolius (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) in the USA. Environmental Entomology. 40(3):605-613.
Cytogenetic effect of Alternanthera philoxeroides (alligator weed) on Agasicles hygrophila (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in its native range - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Telesnicki, M.C., Sosa, A.J., Greizerstein, E., Julien, M. 2011. Cytogenetic effect of Alternanthera philoxeroides (alligator weed) on Agasicles hygrophila (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in its native range. Biological Control. Vol(57)138-142.
Alternathera philoxeroides (Martius) Grisebach - alligator weed - (Book / Chapter)
Julien, M., Sosa, A., Chan, R., Schooler, S., Traversa, G. 2012. Alternathera philoxeroides (Martius) Grisebach - alligator weed. Book Chapter. In: Julien, M.; McFadyen, R.; Cullen, J., editors. Biological Control of Weeds in Australia.Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p.43-51.
Phyla canescens (Kunth) Greene-lippia - (Book / Chapter)
Julien, M., Sosa, A.J., Traversa, G., Van Klinken, R. 2012. Phyla canescens (Kunth) Greene-lippia. Book Chapter. In:Julien, M.; McFadyen, R.; Cullen,J. editors. Biological Control of Weeds in Australia. Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p.463-471.
Egg parasitoid of Saccharosydne subandina (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) in Neuquen, Argentina - (Research Notes)
Triapitsyn, S.V., Logarzo, G.A., Virla, E.G. 2010. Egg parasitoid of Saccharosydne subandina (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) in Neuquen, Argentina. Boletin MIP. 20:15-16.
Diabrotica collicola (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)a new species of leaf beetle from Argentina Discussion and key to some similar species of the Diabrotica virgifera group - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera, N., Cabrera Walsh, G. 2010. Diabrotica collicola (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)a new species of leaf beetle from Argentina Discussion and key to some similar species of the Diabrotica virgifera group. Zootaxa. 2683:45-55.
Biology and preliminary host range of Hydrotimetes natans Kolbe (Coleoptera:Curculionidae)a natural enemy candidate for biological control of Cabomba caroliniana Gray (Cabombaceae) in Australia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera Walsh, G., Schooler, S., Julien, M. 2011. Biology and preliminary host range of Hydrotimetes natans Kolbe (Coleoptera:Curculionidae)a natural enemy candidate for biological control of Cabomba caroliniana Gray (Cabombaceae) in Australia. Australian Journal of Entomology. 50,200-206.
Geographic host use variabiliy and host range evolutionary dynamics in the phytophagous insect Apagomerella versicolor (Cerambycidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Logarzo, G.A., Casalinuovo, M.A., Piccinali, R., Braun, K. 2010. Geographic host use variabiliy and host range evolutionary dynamics in the phytophagous insect Apagomerella versicolor (Cerambycidae). Oecologia. 165:387-402.
Stem tissue mass density is linked to growth and resistance to a stem-boring insect in Alternanthera philoxeroides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pan, X., Jia, X., Zeng, J., Sosa, A.J., Li, B., Chen, J. 2011. Stem tissue mass density is linked to growth and resistance to a stem-boring insect in Alternanthera philoxeroides. Plant Species Biology. 26:58-65.
Egg parasitoids of Megamelus spp. (Hemiptera:Delphacidae) in Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Triapitsyn, S.V., Sosa, A.J., Hernandez, M. 2010. Egg parasitoids of Megamelus spp. (Hemiptera:Delphacidae) in Argentina. Revista De La Sociedad Entomologica Argentina. 69(3-4):171-188.
Distribution, abundance and persistence of Orasema spp. (Hym:Eucharitidae) parasitic on fire ants in South America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Varone, L., Heraty, J.M., Calcaterra, L.A. 2010. Distribution, abundance and persistence of Orasema spp. (Hym:Eucharitidae) parasitic on fire ants in South America. Biological Control.55:72-78
Cabomba caroliniana Gray cabomba - (Book / Chapter)
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Habitat and Grazing Influence on Terrestrial Ants in Subtropical Grasslands and Savannas of Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calcaterra, L.A., Cabrera, S.M., Cuezzo, F., Jimenez Perez, I., Briano, J.A. 2010. Habitat and Grazing Influence on Terrestrial Ants in Subtropical Grasslands and Savannas of Argentina. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Vol. 103, no. 5, pp. 1-12.
Natural enemies of balloon vine, Cardiospermum grandiflorum Swartz (Sapindaceae), in Argentina and their potential use as biological control agents in South Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mc Kay, F., Oleiro, M., Fourie, A., Simelane, D. 2010. Natural enemies of balloon vine, Cardiospermum grandiflorum Swartz (Sapindaceae), in Argentina and their potential use as biological control agents in South Africa. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science.Vol.30, No. 2,pp.67-76.
Review of Gonatocerus (Hymenoptera:Mymaridae) in the Neotropical region, with description of eleven new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Triapitsyn, S.V., Huber, J.T., Logarzo, G.A., Berezovskiyi, V.V., Aquino, D.A. 2010. Review of Gonatocerus (Hymenoptera:Mymaridae) in the Neotropical region, with description of eleven new species. Zootaxa. 2456:1-243.
A new species of Taosa (Hemiptera:Dictyopharide) from South America associated with Water Hyacinth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Remes Lenicov, A., Hernandez, M. 2010. A new species of Taosa (Hemiptera:Dictyopharide) from South America associated with Water Hyacinth. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 103(3):332-340.
Differentiation in growth and biomass allocation among three native Alternathera philoxeroides varieties from Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xin, J., Xiao-Yun, P., Sosa, A.J. 2010. Differentiation in growth and biomass allocation among three native Alternathera philoxeroides varieties from Argentina. Plant Species Biology.Vol.25;Issue 2, p.85-92.
Ground Ant Diversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Iberá Nature Reserve, the Largest Wetland of Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calcaterra, L., Cuezzo, F., Cabrera, S., Briano, J. 2010. Ground Ant Diversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Iberá Nature Reserve, the Largest Wetland of Argentina. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 103(1): 71-83.
Occurrence of the tamarix leafhopper, Opsius stactogalus Fieber (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae) in Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Virla, E.G., Logarzo, G.A., Paradell, S.L. 2010. Occurrence of the tamarix leafhopper, Opsius stactogalus Fieber (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae) in Argentina. Journal of Insect Science. 10:2-6
Description of a new genus and species of Eucoilinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea:Figitidae) parasitoid of Ephydridae (Diptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diaz, N., Gallardo, F., Gaddi, A., Cabrera Walsh, G. 2009. Description of a new genus and species of Eucoilinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea:Figitidae) parasitoid of Ephydridae (Diptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102:603-607
Description and biological traits of a new species of Paracentrobia (Hymenoptera:Trichogrammatidae), an egg parasitoid of the sharpshooter Tapajosa rubromarginata (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae) in Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Virla, E.G., Luft Albarracin, E., Triapitsyn, S.V., Viggiani, G., Logarzo, G.A. 2009. Description and biological traits of a new species of Paracentrobia (Hymenoptera:Trichogrammatidae), an egg parasitoid of the sharpshooter Tapajosa rubromarginata (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae) in Argentina. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment.Vol.44(1),47-53.
Natural enemies of Brazilian peppertree (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) from Argentina: their possible use for biological control in the USA     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mc Kay, F., Oleiro, M.I., Cabrera Walsh, G.J., Gandolfo, D.E., Cuda, J.P., Wheeler, G.S. 2009. Natural enemies of Brazilian peppertree (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) from Argentina: their possible use for biological control in the USA. Florida Entomologist. 92(2):292-303
A new Gonatocerus (Hymenoptera:Mymaridae) from Argentina, with taxonomic notes and molecular data on the G. tuberculifemur species complex - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Triapitsyn, S.V., Logarzo, G.A., De Leon, J.H., Virla, E.G. 2008. A new Gonatocerus (Hymenoptera:Mymaridae) from Argentina, with taxonomic notes and molecular data on the G. tuberculifemur species complex. Zootaxa.
Biology of Thrypticus truncatus and T. sagittatus (Diptera:Dolichopodidae), petiole miners of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, in Argentina. With morphological descriptions of larvae and pupae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hernandez, M. 2008. Biology of Thrypticus truncatus and T. sagittatus (Diptera:Dolichopodidae), petiole miners of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, in Argentina. With morphological descriptions of larvae and pupae. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
Cambomba caroliniana Gray (Cabombaceae) - (Book / Chapter)
Schooler, S., Cabrera-Walsh, G., Julien, M. 2009. Cambomba caroliniana Gray (Cabombaceae). Biological Control of Tropical Weeds using Arthropods. Chapter 6. pp. 88-107
The evolutionary history of an invasive species: alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides - (Proceedings)
Sosa, A., Greizerstein, E., Cardo, M., Marta, T., Mic, J. 2008. The evolutionary history of an invasive species: alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides. In Proceedings of the XII International Symposium of Biological Control of Weeds. (Eds. Julien, Sforza, Bon, Evans, Hatcher, Hinz Rector). CAB International United Kingdom. pp.: 443-450
Biological control of Lippia (Phyla canescens): surveys for the plant and its natural enemies in Argentina - (Proceedings)
Sosa, A.J., Traversa, M.G., Delhey, R., Kiehr, M., Cardo, M., Julien, M. 2008. Biological control of Lippia (Phyla canescens): surveys for the plant and its natural enemies in Argentina. Proceedings of the XII International Symposium of Biological Control of Weeds. (Eds. Julien, Sforza, Bon, Evans Hatcher, Hinz, Rector). CAB International United Kingdom. pp. 211-215
A critical evaluation of host ranges of parasitoids of the subtribe Diabroticina (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Luperini) using field and laboratory host records - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Toepfer, S., Cabrera, W.G., Eben, A., Alvarez Zagoya, R., Haye, T., Zhang, F., Kuhlmann, U. 2008. A critical evaluation of host ranges of parasitoids of the subtribe Diabroticina (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Luperini) using field and laboratory host records. Biocontrol Science and Technology.Vol.18(5); pp. 483-504
Sex ratio in Diabroticina beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on cucurbitacin traps and baits depends on the distribution of the attractant source - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera Walsh, G., Weber, D.C., Mattioli, F. 2008. Sex ratio in Diabroticina beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on cucurbitacin traps and baits depends on the distribution of the attractant source. Journal of Applied Entomology.Pages 205-215
Performance of marking techniques in the field and laboratory for Diabrotica speciosa (Germar) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mattioli, F., Cabrera Walsh, G. 2008. Performance of marking techniques in the field and laboratory for Diabrotica speciosa (Germar) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. Vol. 132(5):382-386
Larval feeding behavior of the truncatus group of Thrypticus (Diptera:Dolichopodidae) that breed in the aerenchyma of Pontederiaceae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hernandez, M. 2007. Larval feeding behavior of the truncatus group of Thrypticus (Diptera:Dolichopodidae) that breed in the aerenchyma of Pontederiaceae. Revista De La Sociedad Entomologica Argentina 66(3-4):121-226, 2007.
Suitability of different host plants for nymphs of the sharpshooter Tapajosa rubromarginata (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae:Proconinii) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Virla, E.G., Cangemi, L., Logarzo, G.A. 2007. Suitability of different host plants for nymphs of the sharpshooter Tapajosa rubromarginata (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae:Proconinii). Florida Entomologist. Pages 766-769
Bionomics of Oncometopia tucumana (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae), a sharpshooter from Argentina, with notes on its distribution, host plants and egg parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Virla, E.G., Logarzo, G.A., Paradell, S.L. 2008. Bionomics of Oncometopia tucumana (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae), a sharpshooter from Argentina, with notes on its distribution, host plants and egg parasitoids. Florida Entomologist. 91(1) pages 55-62
The weevil genus Achia champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): new species associate with urvillea (Sapindaceae) and New Serjania Host Plant records for A. ancile Burke and A. affinis Hustache - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clark, W.E., Burke, H.R., Mc Kay, F. 2008. The weevil genus Achia champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): new species associate with urvillea (Sapindaceae) and New Serjania Host Plant records for A. ancile Burke and A. affinis Hustache. The Coleopterists Bulletin. p. 542-550.
Systena silvestrii bechyne (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae):Redescripton,new distribution and adult host records - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera, N., Sosa, A.J., Dorado, J. 2007. Systena silvestrii bechyne (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae):Redescripton,New distribution and adult host records. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. p. 433-444.
A literature review for the exotic invasive Alternanthera philoxeroides (alligatorweed) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pan, X., Geng, Y., Sosa, A., Zhang, W., Li Bo Chen, J. 2007. A literature review for the exotic invasive Alternanthera philoxeroides (alligatorweed). Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 45 (6): 1 (2007).
Open-field host specificity test of Gratiana boliviana (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of Tropical Soda Apple (Solanaceae) in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gandolfo, D.E., Mckay, F., Medal, J.C., Cuda, J.P. 2007. Open-field host specificity test of Gratiana boliviana (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of Tropical Soda Apple (Solanaceae) in the United States. Florida Entomologist.V.90(1):223-228
Life history parameters of the biocontrol agent Gratiana spadicea (Chrysomelidae), reared on the natural host plant Solanum sisymbriifolium and the non-target crop Solanum melongena (Solanaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schachter-Broide, J., Gandolfo, D., Gurtler, R. 2003. Life history parameters of the biocontrol agent Gratiana spadicea (Chrysomelidae), reared on the natural host plant Solanum sisymbriifolium and the non-target crop Solanum melongena (Solanaceae). Laboratory Publication. African Entomology Vol. 11, No. 1, 2003.
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