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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Mass Production of Biological Control Agents

Location: Biological Control of Pests Research Unit

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

Potential utilization of Artemia franciscana eggs as food for Coleomegilla maculata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(19-Jun-14)
Plant trichomes have mixed impacts on predatory insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(08-May-14)
Do plant trichomes cause more harm than good to predatory insects and mites? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Simmons, A.M. 2014. Do plant trichomes cause more harm than good to predatory insects and mites?. Pest Management Science. DOI:10.1002/ps.3772.
Juvenile coloration as a predictor of health in Nezara viridula (Heteroptera: pentatomidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2014. Juvenile coloration as a predictor of health in Nezara viridula (Heteroptera: pentatomidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 49:166-175.
Are plant trichomes harmful to predatory insects and mites? - (Proceedings)
Riddick, E.W., Simmons, A.M. 2013. Are plant trichomes harmful to predatory insects and mites?. Meeting Abstract. 6:134-146.
Saliva of TBP digests double stranded RNAs - (Abstract Only)
Allen, M.L. 2013. Saliva of TBP digests double stranded RNAs. Meeting Abstract. p.135.
A modular cage system design for continuous medium to large scale in vivo-rearing of predatory mites (Acari: phytoseiidae)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2013. A modular cage system design for continuous medium to large scale in vivo-rearing of predatory mites (Acari: phytoseiidae). Psyche. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/596768.Voumne 2014.Article ID 596768, 8 pages.
Genetics of a Sex-linked Recessive Red Eye Color Mutant of the Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus lineolaris     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L. 2013. Genetics of a sex-linked recessive red eye color mutant of the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris. Journal of Insect Science. 3(2A):1-9.
Is Tetranychus urticae suitable prey for development and reproduction of the naive Coleomegilla maculata? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z., Rojas, M.G. 2013. Is Tetranychus urticae suitable prey for development and reproduction of the naive Coleomegilla maculata?. Insect Science. doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12033.
Insect protein as a partical replacement of fishmeal in the diets of juvenile fish and crustaceans - (Book / Chapter)
Riddick, E.W. 2013. Insect protein as a partical replacement of fishmeal in the diets of juvenile fish and crustaceans.In: Morales-Ramos J, rojas GM, Shapiro-Ilan D {Eds}, Mass Pro0duction of Beneficial Organisms. Elsevier Publishers Book Chapter. pp.565-582.
Insect Protein as a partial Replacement of Fishmeal in the Diets of Juvenile Fish and Crustaceans - (Book / Chapter)
(15-Mar-13)
Use of nutrient self selection as a diet refining tool in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morales Ramos, J. A., Rojas, M. G., Shapiro Ilan, D. I., Tedders, W. L. 2013. Use of nutrient self selection as a diet refining tool in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research. 48(3):206-221.
Production of heteropteran predators - (Book / Chapter)
De Clercq, P., Coudron, T.A., Riddick, E.W. 2013. Production of heteropteran predators. In: Morales-Ramos, J., Rojas, G.M., Shapiro-Ilan, D., editors. Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms. New York: Elsevier. p.57-100.
Production of coleopteran predators - (Book / Chapter)
Riddick, E.W., Chen, H. 2013. Production of coleopteran predators. In: Morales-Ramos J, Rojas GM, Shapiro-Ilan D {Eds}, Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms. Elsevier. pp.17-55.
Artificial diet development for entomophagous arthropods - (Book / Chapter)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Coudron, T.A. 2013. Artificial diet development for entomophagous arthropods, pages 203-240. In J. A. Morales-Ramos, M. G. Rojas, and D. I. Shapiro-Ilan [Eds.]. Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens. Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
From Asian curiosity to eruptive American pest: Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) and prospects for biological control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ruberson, J.R., Takasu, K., Buntin, G., Eger, Jr., J.E., Gardner, W.A., Greene, J., Jenkins, T.M., Jones, W.A., Olson, D.M., Roberts, P.M., Suiter, D.R., Toews, M.D. 2012. From Asian curiosity to eruptive American pest: Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) and prospects for biological control. Japanese Journal of Applied Entmology and Zoology. 48:3-13.
Mother-offspring relations: Maternal size and prey quality affect egg size of an acariphagous lady beetle in culture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z. 2012. Mother-offspring relations: prey quality and maternal size affect egg size of an acariphagous lady beetle in culture. Psyche. volume 2012, article ID 764350, 7p.
Impact of Adult Weight, Density, and Age on Reproduction of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Kay, S., Tedders, W., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2012. Impact of adult weight, density, and age on reproduction of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 47:208-220.
A system for harvesting eggs from the pink-spotted lady beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Riddick, E.W. 2012. A system for harvesting eggs from the pink-spotted lady beetle. Psyche. Vol.2012,Article ID 923653,6 pages,2012. Doi:10.1155/2012/923653.
Saliva of Lygus lineolaris digests double stranded ribonucleic acids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, M.L., Walker III, W.B. 2012. Saliva of Lygus lineolaris digests double stranded ribonucleic acids. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:391-396.
Inferring the origin of populations introduced from a genetically structured native range by approximate Bayesian computation: case study of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(08-Sep-11)
Living with the enemy: parasites and pathogens of the invasive alien ladybird Harmonia axyridis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roy, H., Rhule, E., Harding, S., Lawson-Handley, L., Poland, R., Riddick, E.W., Steenberg, T. 2011. Living with the enemy: parasites and pathogens of the invasive alien ladybird Harmonia axyridis. BioControl. 56(4):663-679.
Lima bean lady beetle interactions: spider mite mediates sublethal effects of its host plant on growth and development of its predator - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Rojas, M.G., Wu, Z. 2011. Lima bean lady beetle interactions: spider mite mediates sublethal effects of its host plant on growth and development of its predator. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 5(4):287-296.
The chemical ecology of Harmonia axyridis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sloggett, J.J., Magro, A., Verheggen, F.J., Hemptinne, J., Hutchison, W.D., Riddick, E.W. 2011. The chemical ecology of Harmonia axyridis. Biocontrol. 56(4):643-661.
Stethorus punctillum (Coleoptera: coccinellidae) - (Book / Chapter)
Riddick, E.W., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Allen, M.L., Spencer, B. 2011. Stethorus punctillum (Coleoptera: coccinellidae). Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America. http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/predators/spunctillum.html.
Brown marmorated stink bug detections in Mississippi - (Popular Publication)
Allen, M.L., Layton, B. 2011. Brown marmorated stink bug detections in Mississippi. Plant Industry News. http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/n_library/departments/bpi/pdf/bpi_news_03_2011.pdf.
Gene Knockdown in Lygus Lineolaris by Rna Interference - (Proceedings)
Allen, M.L., Walker, W.B. 2011. GENE KNOCKDOWN IN LYGUS LINEOLARIS BY RNA INTERFERENCE. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 1166-1168.
Lygus bugs - (Book / Chapter)
Allen, M.L. 2011. Lygus bugs. Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests. 92: 23-25.
Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) feeding ecology - (Book / Chapter)
Riddick, E.W. 2004. Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) feeding ecology. Encyclopedia of Entomology. Vol 2:1027-1032.
Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) feeding ecology - (Book / Chapter)
Riddick, E.W. 2008. Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) feeding ecology. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2nd Edition, Part 7 pp. 1742-1747.
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