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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Biology, Control, and Area-Wide Management of Fruit Flies and Other Quarantine Pests

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

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

Differential Field Responses of the Little Fire Ants, Wasmannia auropunctata(Roger), to Alarm Pheromone Enantiomers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Siderhurst, M.S., Jang, E.B., Yu, Y. 2014. Differential Field Responses of the Little Fire Ants, Wasmannia auropunctata(Roger), to Alarm Pheromone Enantiomers. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 40(9):955-1062.
Trapping related to phytosanitary status and trade - (Book / Chapter)
Jang,E.B., Enkerlin,W., Reyes,J., Miller,E. 2014. Trapping related to phytosanitary status and trade. In: Shelly,T., Epsky,N., Jang,E.B., Reyes-Flores,J. and Vargas,R. Trapping and the Detection Control, and Regulation of Tephritid Fruit Flies. New York,NY: Springer Publishing. p.589-608.
Pheromones, male lures and trapping of tephritid fruit flies - (Book / Chapter)
Tan,K.H., Nishida,R., Jang,E.B., Shelly,T. 2014. Pheromones, male lures and trapping of tephritid fruit flies. In: Shelly,T., Epsky,N., Jang,E.B., Reyes-Flores,J. and Vargas,R. Trapping and the Detection, Control, and Regulation of Tephritid Fruit Flies. New York,NY: Springer Publishing. p.15-74.
Male motion coordination in swarming Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shishika, D., Manoukis, N., Butail, S., Paley, D. 2014. Motion coordination in swarming Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii. Scientific Reports. 4(6318).
Medhost: An encyclopedic bibliography of the host plants of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann),Version 2.0 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liquido, N.J., Mcquate, G.T., Suiter, K.A. 2014. Medhost: An encyclopedic bibliography of the host plants of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann),Version 2.0. Available: http://medhostv2.cphst.org/.
Attraction and mortality of Bactrocera dorsalis to STATIC Spinosad ME weathered under operational conditions in California and Florida: A reduced-risk male annihilation treatment. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Hoffman, K., Dowell, R., Mercogliano, J., Smith, T.R., Hammond, J.H., Davis, B.J., Brodie, M., Dripps, J.E. 2014. Attraction and mortality of Bactrocera dorsalis to STATIC Spinosad ME weathered under operational conditions in California and Florida: A reduced-risk male annihilation treatment.. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(4):1362-1369.
Sexual communication in Tephritidae-current knowledge and potential applications for integrated pest management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benelli, G., Daane, K.M., Canale, A., Niu, C., Messing, R.H., Vargas, R.I. 2014. Sexual communication in Tephritidae-current knowledge and potential applications for integrated pest management. Journal of Pest Science. DOI:10.1007/s10340-014-0577-3.
Lethal and sublethal effects of cyantraniliprole on Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendle) (Diptera: Tephiritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, R., Jang, E.B., Chen, J., He, S. 2014. Lethal and sublethal effects of cyantraniliprole on Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendle) (Diptera: Tephiritidae). Pest Management Science. DOI:10.1002/PS.2014-3791.
Dietary lufenuron on egg hatch and influences protein expression in the fruit fly Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Cho, I., Li, Q., Geib, S.M., Stanley, D. 2014. Dietary lufenuron on egg hatch and influences protein expression in the fruit fly Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 86(4):193-208.
Effect of host Bactrocera dorsalis sex on yield and quality of the Parasitoid Fopius arisanus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Geib, S.M., Vargas, R.I. 2014. Effect of host Bactrocera dorsalis sex on yield and quality of the Parasitoid Fopius arisanus. Biocontrol. 59(4):395-402.
Green light synergistically enhances male sweetpotato weevil sex pheromone response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcquate, G.T. 2014. Green light synergistically enhances male sweetpotato weevil sex pheromone response. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/srep.2014-04499.
A genomic perspective towards assessing quality of mass-reared SIT flies used in Mediterranean fruit fly eradication in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calla Zalles, B., Hall, B., Hou, S., Geib, S.M. 2014. A genomic perspective towards assessing quality of mass-reared SIT flies used in Mediterranean fruit fly eradication in California. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 15:98.
Effectiveness of a sprayable male annihilation treatment with a biopesticide against fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) attacking tropical fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Borges, R., Mafra-Neto, A., Mackey, B., Chou, M., Spafford, H. 2014. Effectiveness of a sprayable male annihilation treatment with a biopesticide against fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) attacking tropical fruits. Biopesticides International. 10(1):1-10.
Increasing our knowledge of male mosquito biology in relation to genetic control programmes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lees, R.S., Knols, B., Bellini, R., Benedict, M., Bheecarry, A., Bossin, H.C., Chadee, D., Charlwood, J., Dabire, R.K., Djogbenou, L., Egyir-Yawson, A., Gato, R., Gibson, G., Gouagna, L.C., Hassan, M.M., Khan, S.A., Koekemoer, L., Lemperiere, G., Manoukis, N., Mozuraitis, R., Pitts, J., Simard, F., Gilles, J. 2014. Increasing our knowledge of male mosquito biology in relation to genetic control programmes. ACTA TROPICA. 132(S):2-11.
A comparison of bioinsecticide, Spinosad, the semi-synthetic insecticide, Spinetoram and synthetic insecticides as soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Fox, A.J., Smith, T.R., Mackey, B.E. 2013. A comparison of bioinsecticide, Spinosad, the semi-synthetic insecticide, Spinetoram and synthetic insecticides as soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies. Biopesticides International . 9(2):120-126.
Midgut transcriptome profiling of Anoplophora glabripennis, a lignocellulose degrading Cerambycid beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scully, E.D., Hoover, K., Carlson, J.E., Tien, M., Geib, S.M. 2013. Midgut transcriptome profiling of Anoplophora glabripennis, a lignocellulose degrading Cerambycid beetle. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 14:850.
Detection/monitoring of Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae): assessing the potential of prospective new lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcquate, G.T., Jang, E.B., Siderhurst, M. 2013. Detection/monitoring of Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae): assessing the potential of prospective new lures . Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 45:69-81.
Diet-induced over-expression of flightless-I protein and its relation to flightlessness in Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cho, I., Chang, C.L., Li, Q. 2013. Diet-induced over-expression of flightless-I protein and its relation to flightlessness in Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. PLoS One. 8(12):e81099.
Deconstructing the surrogate species concept:a life history approach to the protection of ecosystem services. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Banks, J.E., Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Ackleh, A.S. 2014. Deconstructing the surrogate species concept:a life history approach to the protection of ecosystem services.. Ecological Applications. 24(4):770-778.
From eradication to containment: invasion of French Polynesia by Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) and releases of two natural enemies: a 17-year case study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Putoa, R. 2013. From eradication to containment: invasion of French Polynesia by Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) and releases of two natural enemies: a 17-year case study. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 45:31-43.
Spatial dynamics of two oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae), in a guava orchard in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Stark, J.D., Banks, J., Leblanc, L., Manoukis, N., Peck, S. 2013. Spatial dynamics of two oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae), in a guava orchard in Hawaii. Environmental Entomology. 42(5):888-901. DOI: 10.1603/EN.2013-12274.
Guidelines for the use of mathematics in operational area-wide integrated pest management programs using the sterile insect technique with a special focus on Tephritid Fruit Flies - (Book / Chapter)
Barclay, H.J., Enkelin, W., Manoukis, N., Reyes-Flores, J. 2013. Guidelines for the use of mathematics in operational area-wide integrated pest management programs using the sterile insect technique with a special focus on Tephritid Fruit Flies. Vienna:IAEA Publications. 102 p.
A potential field suppression system for Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Cho, I.K., Li, Q.X., Manoukis, N., Vargas, R.I. 2013. A potential field suppression system for Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 16(4):513-519.
Comparative metagenomic profiling reveals lignocellulose degrading systems in microbial communities associated with wood-feeding insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scully, E.D., Geib, S.M., Hoover, K., Tien, M., Tringe, S.G., Barry, K.W., Herr, J.R., Carlson, J.E. 2013. Comparative metagenomic profiling reveals lignocellulose degrading systems in microbial communities associated with wood-feeding insects. PLoS One. 8(9):e73827. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073827
Stereoscopic video analysis of Anopheles gambiae behavior in the field: challenges and opportunities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Butail, S., Daigo, S.L., Paley, D.A., Ribeiro, J.M. 2014. Stereoscopic video analysis of Anopheles gambiae behavior in the field: challenges and opportunities. ACTA TROPICA. 132(S):80-85.
An evaluation of the species status of Bactrocera invadens and the Systematics of the Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) complex - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
San Jose, M., Leblanc, L., Geib, S.M., Rubinoff, D. 2013. An evaluation of the species status of Bactrocera invadens and the Systematics of the Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) complex. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 106(6):684-694.
An agent-based simulation of extirpation of Ceratitis capitata applied to invasions in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Hoffman, K. 2014. An agent-based simulation of extirpation of Ceratitis capitata applied to invasions in California. Journal of Pest Science. 87:39-51.
A novel method for rearing wild tephritid fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Gayle, S., Mckenney, M.P., Follett, P.A. 2013. A novel method for rearing wild tephritid fruit flies. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 148(3):297-301.
Improving trapping systems for early detection and eradication of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Haviland, D., Faber, B., Kabashima, J., Grafton-Cardwell, B., Morse, J. 2013. Improving trapping systems for early detection and eradication of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California. Citrograph. 4(4):28-34.
Dietary wheat germ oil and age influences fatty acid compositions in adult oriental fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Haas, E., Mina, A., Bustamante, J., Schneider, D., Mitchel, E., Freilich, M., Stanley, D.W. 2013. Dietary wheat germ oil and age influences fatty acid compositions in adult oriental fruit flies. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 16(3):285-292.
Medhost: An Encyclopedic Bibliography of the Host Plants of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis Capitata (Wiedemann), Version 1.1     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liquido, N., McQuate, G.T., Suiter, K. 2013. An encyclopedic bibliography of the host plants of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), version 1.1. Bemisia: Bionomics and Management of a Global Pest. Available: https://www.gpdd.info/MedHost/
The dance of male Anopheles gambiae in mating swarms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Butail, S., Manoukis, N., Diallo, M., Ribeiro, J., Paley, D. 2013. The Dance of Male Anopheles gambiae in Mating Swarms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 552-559.
Performance of Methyl Eugenol + Matrix + Toxicant combinations under field conditions in Hawaii and California for trapping B. dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jang, E.B., Ramsey, A., Carvalho, L.A. 2013. Performance of Methyl Eugenol + Matrix + Toxicant combinations under field conditions in Hawaii and California for trapping B. dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae).. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(2):727-734.
Leg impairement magnifies reproductive costs in male Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harwood, J.F., Vargas, R.I., Carey, J.R. 2013. Leg impairement magnifies reproductive costs in male Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 147(1):73-81. DOI:10.1111/EEA.2013-12042.
Annotated world bibliography of host fruits of Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcquate, G.T., Liquido, N.J. 2013. Annotated world bibliography of host fruits of Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Insecta Mundi. 289: 1-61.
Rhythmicity of Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera:Tephritidae) attraction to cuelure: Insights from an interruptable lure and computer vision - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Jang, E.B. 2013. Rhythmicity of Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera:Tephritidae) attraction to cuelure: Insights from an interruptable lure and computer vision. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 106(1):136-142.
Timing of onset of evening activity of adult chinese rose beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcquate, G.T. 2012. Timing of onset of evening activity of adult chinese rose beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 16:1-4.
Regional suppression of Bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) in the Pacific through biological control and prospects for future introductions into other areas of the world - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Leblanc, L., Harris, E.J., Manoukis, N. 2012. Regional suppression of Bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) in the Pacific through biological control and prospects for future introductions into other areas of the world. Insects. 3(3):727-742. Available: doi:10.3390/insects3030727
Morphological features of the ovaries during Oogenesis of the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel) in relation to the physiological age - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chou, M., Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J. 2012. Morphological features of the ovaries during Oogenesis of the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel) in relation to the physiological age. Journal of Insect Science. 12:144. Available Online: doi: 10-1673-031-012-14401
Reconstructing the flight kinematics of swarming and mating behavior in wild mosquitoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Butail, S., Manoukis, N., Diallo, M., Ribeiro, J.M., Lehmann, T., Paley, D.A. 2012. Reconstructing the flight kinematics of swarming and mating behavior in wild mosquitoes. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 9(75)2624-2638.
Larval dietary wheat germ oil influences age-specific protein expression in adults of the oriental fruit fly - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Coudron, T.A., Goodman, C.L., Stanley, D.W. 2012. Larval dietary wheat germ oil influences age-specific protein expression in adults of the oriental fruit fly. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:690-698.
Phylogenetic analysis of Fusarium solani associated with the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geib, S.M., Scully, E.D., Jimenez-Gasco, M., Carlson, J.E., Tien, M., Hoover, K. 2012. Phylogenetic analysis of Fusarium solani associated with the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis. Oriental Insects. 7(4):e32990.doi:10.1371
Resveratrol modifies tephritid fruit fly response to nutritional and radiation stress     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Follett, P.A. 2012. Resveratrol modifies tephritid fruit fly response to nutritional and radiation stress. International Journal of Radiation Biology. 88(4):320-326.
Seasonal climate effects anemotaxis in newly emerged adult anopheles gambiae giles in Mali, West Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Baber, I., Diallo, M., Sogoba, N., Ribeiro, J.M. 2011. Seasonal climate effects anemotaxis in newly emerged adult anopheles gambiae giles in Mali, West Africa. PLoS One.
Development of liquid larval diet with modified rearing system for Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera:Tephritidae) for the application of sterile insect technique - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khan, M., Hossain, A.M., Khan, S.A., Islam, S.M., Chang, C.L. 2011. Development of liquid larval diet with modified rearing system for Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera:Tephritidae) for the application of sterile insect technique. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science. 6(10):52-57.
Parasitoids and ecological risk assessment: can toxicity data developed for one species be used to protect an entire guild? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Banks, J., Stark, J., Vargas, R.I., Ackleh, A.S. 2011. Parasitoids and ecological risk assessment: can toxicity data developed for one species be used to protect an entire guild?. Journal of Biological Control. 59(3):336-339.
Identification of soybean purple acid phosphatase genes and their expression responses to phosphorus availability and symbiosis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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A comparative assessment of the response of three fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a spinosad-based bait: Effect of ammonium acetate, female age, and protein hunger - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinero, J.C., Mau, R., Vargas, R.I. 2011. A comparative assessment of the response of three fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a spinosad-based bait: Effect of ammonium acetate, female age, and protein hunger. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 101:373-381.
An insight into the sialotranscriptome and proteome of the coarse bontlegged tick, Hyalomma marginatum rufipes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Francischetti, I.M., Anderson, J.M., Manoukis, N., Pham, V.M., Ribeiro, J.M. 2011. An insight into the sialotranscriptome and proteome of the coarse bontlegged tick, Hyalomma marginatum rufipes. Journal of Proteomics. 2892-2908.
Evaluation of Cuelure and Methyl Eugenol solid lure and insecticide dispensers for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) monitoring and control in Tahiti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Mackey, B.E., Putoa, R., Pinero, J. 2011. Evaluation of Cuelure and Methyl Eugenol solid lure and insecticide dispensers for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) monitoring and control in Tahiti. Florida Entomologist. 94(3): 510-516.
Sequence of a cellulose-producing bacterium, gluconacetobacter hansenii ATCC 23769 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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