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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: TERMITES: BIOLOGY, RISK ASSESSMENT AND SURVEILLANCE OF INVASIVE SPECIES Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Utility of acoustical detection of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L. 2013. Utility of acoustical detection of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology. 60(1):69-76.
Cyp15F1: A novel cytochrome P450 gene linked to juvenile hormone-dependent caste differention in the termite R. flavipes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Coy, M., Zhang, D., Scharf, M.E. 2012. Cyp15F1: A novel cytochrome P450 gene linked to juvenile hormone-dependent caste differention in the termite R. flavipes. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 80(2):92-108.
Aggregation and feeding behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) on wood decayed by three species of wood rot fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Williams, K.A., Lovisa, M.P., De Lucca II, A.J. 2012. Aggregation and feeding behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) on wood decayed by three species of wood rot fungi. Sociobiology. 59(3):667-680.
Carbohydrate active enzymes revealed in Coptotermes formosanus transcriptome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, D., Lax, A.R., Hennrisat, H., Coutinho, P., Katiya, N., Nierman, W.C., Fedorova, N. 2012. Carbohydrate active enzymes revealed in Coptotermes formosanus transcriptome. Insect Molecular Biology. 21(2):235-245.
Effect of temperature and humidity on survival of coptotermes formosanus and reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiltz, B.A. 2012. Effect of temperature and humidity on survival of coptotermes formosanus and reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology. 59(1):381-394.
Functional analyses of the digestive ß-Glucosidase of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Coptotermes formosanus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, D., Allen, A.B., Lax, A.R. 2012. Functional analyses of the digestive ß-Glucosidase of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Coptotermes formosanus). Journal of Insect Physiology. 58(1):205-210.
Screening of multiple potential control genes for use in caste and body region comparisons using RT-qPCR in Coptotermes formosanus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Mattison, C.P., Florane, C.B., Hinchliffe, D.J., Zhang, D., Lax, A.R. 2012. Screening of multiple potential control genes for use in caste and body region comparisons using RT-qPCR in Coptotermes formosanus. Sociobiology. 59(1):81-96.
Factors Affecting Performance of Soil Termiticides - (Book / Chapter)
Wiltz, B. A. 2012. Factors Affecting Performance of Soil Termiticides, pp. 153-170. Insecticides: Basic and Other Applications, S. Soloneski and M. Larramendy (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0007-2, InTech.
Effect of Seasonal Changes in Soil Temperature and Moisture on Wood Consumption and Foraging Activity of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2011. Effect of seasonal changes in soil temperature and moisture on wood consumption and foraging activity of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 104:1009-1017.
Tunneling behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (isoptera: rhinotermitadae) in dry soil - (Proceedings)
Cornelius, M.L. 2011. Tunneling behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (isoptera: rhinotermitadae) in dry soil. International Conference on Urban Pests. p. 175-177.
Soldier caste influences on candidate primer pheromone levels and juvenile hormone-dependent caste differentiation in workers of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Schmelz, E.A., Scharf, M.E. 2011. Soldier caste influences on candidate primer pheromone levels and juvenile hormone-dependent caste differentiation in workers of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Journal of Insect Physiology. 57:771–777.
Formosan Subterranean Termites in the Continental United States - (Proceedings)
(18-Jan-11)
Characterization of a new endogenous endo-ß-1,4-glucanase of Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, D., Lax, A.R., Bland, J.M. 2011. Characterization of a new endogenous endo-ß-1,4-glucanase of Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus). Journal of Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 41:211-218.
Temperature affect on caste differentiation and protein composition in Coptotermes formosanus - (Abstract Only)
(01-Dec-10)
Laboratory Evaluation of Effects of Soil Properties on Termiticide Performance against Formosan Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiltz, B.A. 2010. Laboratory evaluation of effects of soil properties on termiticide performance against Formosan Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Sociobiology 56(3):755-773.
Socio-environmental influences on 1 developmental and caste-regulatory gene expression in the eusocial insect Reticulitermes flavipes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Zhou, X., Scharf, M. 2010. Socio-environmental influences on 1 developmental and caste-regulatory gene expression in the eusocial insect Reticulitermes flavipes. BioMed Central (BMC) Molecular Biology. (11)28:1471-2199.
A Novel delivery Method for Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) toxicants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiltz, B.A., Suiter, D.R., Gardner, W.A., Berisford, C.W. A Novel delivery Method for Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) toxicants. Midsouth Entomologist. 3(2)79-88. 2010.
Activity of Bifenthrin, Chlorfenapyr, Fipronil, and Thiamethoxam against Argentine Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiltz, B.A., Suiter, D.R., Gardner, W.A. Activity of Bifenthrin, Chlorfenapyr, Fipronil, and Thiamethoxam against Argentine Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 102 (6):2279-2288. 2009.
Deterrency and Toxicity of Essential Oils to Argentine and Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiltz, B.A., Suiter, D.R., Gardner, W.A. Deterrency and Toxicity of Essential Oils to Argentine and Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Entomological Science 42 (2):239-249. 2007.
Applied Ecology and Control of Imported Fire Ants and Argentine Ants - (Other)
Wiltz, B.A. 2005. Applied Ecology and Control of Imported Fire Ants and Argentine Ants. University of Georgia. Ph.D. Dissertation 202 pp. 2005.ssertation
Effect of a Nutritional Metabolism Disrupter on the Development of Incipient Colonies of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera:Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiltz, B.A., Henderson, G., Fei, H. Effect of a Nutritional Metabolism Disrupter on the Development of Incipient Colonies of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera:Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology 37(3):699-706. 2001.
Current Distribution of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera:rhinotermitidae) in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woodson, W.D., Wiltz, B.A., Lax, A.R. CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) IN THE UNITED STATES. Sociobiology 37(3B):661-671. 2001.
Effect of Naphthalene, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Dioctyl Phthalate, and Adipic Dioctyl Ester, Chemicals Found in the Nests of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) on a Saprophytic Mucor sp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiltz, B.A., Henderson, G., Chen, J. Effect of naphthalene, butylated hydroxytoluene, dioctyl phthalate, and adipic dioctyl ester, chemicals found in the nests of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) on a saprophytic Mucor sp. (Zygomycetes: Mucorales) Environmental Entomology 27(4): 936-940. 1998.
Fire Ant Re-establishment in Grass Habitats after Treatment with Insecticides - (Other)
Wiltz, B.A. Fire Ant Re-establishment in Grass Habitats after Treatment with Insecticides. Louisiana State University. 77 pp. 1996. (Masters Thesis).
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