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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

David B. Taylor (Dave)

Research Entomologist


·   B.S. University of Notre Dame, 1977

·   Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 1983


Research Interests:

Population ecology, genetics, and management of flies affecting livestock production



Leichter, C., F. D. Rinkevich, S. A. Harris, C. Su, C. J. Geden, A. C. Gerry,

D. Taylor, R. L. Byford, W. Watson, R. Moon, G. Johnson, D. Boxler, L. Zurek and J. G. Scott. 2014. Insecticide resistance in house flies from the United States: Resistance levels and frequency of pyrethroid resistance alleles. Pest. Biochem. Physiol. 107: 377–384.


Zhu, J., B. Wienhold, J. Wehrle, D. Davis, H. Chen, D. Taylor, K. Friesen, and L. Zurek. 2013. Efficacy and longevity of the newly developed microencapsulated-catnip as an oviposition deterrent and a larvicide against stable flies. Med. Vet. Entomol.


Taylor, D. B., K. Friesen, and J. Zhu. 2013. Spatial-temporal dynamics of stable fly trap catches in eastern Nebraska. Environ. Entomol. 42: 524-531.


Qian, K., J. J. Zhu, S. R. Sims, D. B. Taylor, and X. Zeng. 2013. Identification of volatile compounds from a food-grade vinegar attractive to house fly, Musca domestica. J. Econ. Entomol. 106: 979-987.


Wienhold, B.J., and Taylor, D.B. 2012. Substrate properties of stable fly (Dipera: Muscidae) developmental sites associated with round bale hay feeding sites in eastern Nebraska. Environ. Entomol. 41: 213-221.


Taylor, D.B., Hale, K., Zhu, J.J., and Sievert K. 2012. Efficacy of cyromazine to control immature stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) developing in winter hay feeding sites. J. Econ. Entomol. 105: 726-731.


Doud, C.W., Taylor, D.B., and Zurek L. 2012. Dewatered sewage biosolids provide a productive larval habitat for stable flies and house flies (Diptera: Muscidae). J. Med. Entomol. 49: 286-292.


Taylor, D.B., Moon, R.D., and Mark, D.R. 2012. Economic impact of stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on cattle production. J. Med. Entomol. 49: 198-209.


Schole, L.A., Taylor, D.B., and Brink, D.R. 2011. Response of growing calves to stable flies. The Professional Animal Scientist 27: 133-140.


Taylor, D.B., and Berkebile, D. R. 2011. Phenology of stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) larvae in round bale hay feeding sites in eastern Nebraska. Environ. Entomol. 40: 184-193.


Taylor, D.B., Moon, R.D., Campbell, J.B., Berkebile, D.R., Scholl, P.J., Broce, A.B., and Hogsette, J.A. 2010. Dispersal of Stable Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) from Larval Development Sites in a Nebraska Landscape. Environ. Entomol. 39: 1101-1110.


Berkebile, D.R., Weinhold, A.P., and Taylor, D.B. 2009. A New Method for Collecting Clean Stable Fly (Diptera: Muscidae) Pupae of Known Age. Southwest. Entomol. 34: 469-476.


Floate, K.D., Coghlin, P.C. and Taylor, D. B.. 2008. An update on the diversity of Wolbachia in Spalangia spp. (Hymneoptera: Pteromalidae). Biocontrol Science and Technology.


Taylor, D. B. and Berkebile, D. R. 2008. Sugar feeding in adult stable flies. Environ. Entomol. Environ. Entomol. 37: 625-629.


Taylor, D. B., Berkebile, D. R. and Scholl, Philip J. 2007. Stable fly population dynamics in eastern Nebraska in relation to climatic variables. J. Med. Entomol. 44: 765-771.


Taylor, D.B., Moon, R., Gibson, G. & Szalanski, A.L. 2006. Genetic and morphological comparisons of New and Old World populations of Spalangia species (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 99: 799-808.


Taylor, D.B. & Berkebile, D.R. 2006. Comparative Efficiency of Six Stable Fly Traps. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 1415-1419.


Szalanski, A.L., Roehrdanz, R.L. & Taylor, D.B. 2000. Genetic relationship among Diabrotica species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) based on rDNA and mtDNA sequences. Florida Entomologist 83: 262-267.


Szalanski, A.L. Taylor, D.B. & Mullin, P.G. 2000. Assessing nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequence variation within Steinernema (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae). Journal of Nematology 32: 229-233.


Szalanski, A.L., Roehrdanz, R.L., Taylor, D.B. & Chandler, L. 1999. Genetic variation in geographical populations of western and Mexican corn rootworm. Insect Molecular Biology 8: 519-526.


Taylor, D.B. & Szalanski, A.L. 1999. Identification of Muscidifurax spp. by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism. Biological Control. 15: 270-273.


Marçon, P.C.R.G., Taylor, D.B., Mason, C.E., Hellmich, R.L. & Siegfried, B.D. 1999. Genetic similarity among pheromone and voltinsm races of Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Insect Molecular Biology 8: 213-221.


Taylor, D.B., Szalanski, A.L., Adams, B.J. & Peterson, R.D., II. 1998. Susceptibility of house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) larvae to entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae, Steinernematidae). Environ. Entomol. 27: 1514-1519.


Taylor, D.B., Peterson, R.D., II, Szalanski, A.L. & Petersen, J.J. 1997. Mitochondrial DNA variation among Muscidifurax spp. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), pupal parasitoids of filth flies. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 90: 814-824.


Taylor, D.B., Szalanski, A.L. & Peterson, R.D., II. 1996. Mitochondrial DNA variation in screwworm. Med. Vet. Entomol. 10: 161-169.


Taylor, D.B., Peterson, R.D., II & Moya Borja, G.E. 1996. Population genetics and gene variation in screwworms (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from Brazil. Biochem. Genet. 34: 67-76.


Szalanski, A.L., Taylor, D.B. & Peterson, R.D., II. 1996. Population genetics and gene variation of stable fly, (Diptera: Muscidae) in Nebraska. J. Med. Entomol. 33: 413-420.


Taylor, D.B., Szalanski, A.L. & Peterson, R.D., II. 1996. Identification of screwworm species by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism. Med. Vet. Entomol. 10: 63-70.


Taylor, D.B. & Peterson, R.D., II. 1995. Population genetics and gene variation in secondary screwworm (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Annals Entomol. Soc. Am.88: 690-694.


Taylor, D.B. & Peterson, R.D., II. 1994. Population genetics and gene variation in primary and secondary screwworm (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Annals Entomol. Soc. Am. 87: 626-633.


Taylor, D.B., Hammack, L. & Roehrdanz, R.L. 1991. Reproductive compatibility and mitochondrial DNA restriction site analysis of New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax, from North Africa and Central America. Med. Vet. Entomol. 5: 145-152.


Taylor, D.B., Bruce, J.C. & Garcia, R. 1991. Gelled diet for screwworm (Diptera: Calliphoridae) mass production. J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 927-935.


Taylor, D.B. 1990. Genetics of interspecific hybridization in the Triseriatus and Zoosophus groups of Aedes (Protomacleaya) (Diptera: Culicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 83: 1181-1191.


Taylor, D.B. 1989. Genetics of screwworm, new genetic markers and preliminary linkage map. J. Heredity 80: 425-432.


Taylor, D.B. 1988. Comparison of two gelling agents for screwworm (Diptera: Calliphoridae) larval diets. J. Econ. Entomol. 81: 1414‑1419.


Taylor, D.B. & Mangan, R.L. 1988. Truncation of screwworm (Diptera: Calliphoridae) development by irradiation of embryos. J. Med. Entomol. 25: 340‑342.


Taylor, D.B. 1988. Hybridization of Aedes (Protomacleaya) zoosophus with Ae. (P.) triseriatus group species: Hybrid morphology. J. Am. Mosquito Control Association. 4: 23‑28.


Taylor, D.B. 1988. Response of screwworms (Diptera: Calliphoridae) to changes in the concentration of blood, egg, and milk in the larval diet. J. Econ. Entomol. 81: 562‑567.


Taylor, D.B. & Mangan, R.L. 1987. Comparison of gelled and meat diets for rearing screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Diptera: Calliphoridae), larvae. J. Econ. Entomol. 80: 427‑432.


Taylor, D.B. 1987. Genetic compatibility of Aedes (Protomacleaya) triseriatus with A. (P.) brelandi and A. (P.) hendersoni (Diptera: Culicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 80: 109‑117.


Taylor, D.B. & Martinez Cuevas, E. 1986. Genetics of the screwworm fly, characterization of three eye mutants. J. Heredity 77: 420‑422.


Taylor, D.B. & Craig, G.B., Jr. 1985. Unidirectional reproductive incompatibility between Aedes (Protomacleaya) brelandi and A. (P.) hendersoni (Diptera: Culicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 78:769‑774.


Nasci, R.S., Taylor, D.B. & Munstermann, L. E. 1982. First record of the mosquitoes Aedes dupreei, Psorophora horrida, and Psorophora varipes in Saint Joseph County, Indiana. The Great Lakes Entomol. 16:33.


Taylor, D.B. 1981. New distribution records for mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in St. Joseph County, Indiana. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 90:274‑280.


Shroyer, D.A., Beach, R.F., Munstermann, L., Peloquin, J., Petersen, J.L., Smith, R.P. & Taylor, D.B. 1977. Mosquito diversity in St. Joseph County, Indiana (Diptera: Culicidae). Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 86:238‑241.

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