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Aijun Zhang
Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory
Research Chemist

Phone: (301) 504-5223
Fax: (301) 504-6580
Room 312

10300 BALTIMORE BLVD
BLDG 007 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE , MD 20705
Projects
Urban Small Farms and Gardens Pest Management
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429893
Urban Landscape Integrated Pest Management
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430038
Deployed War Fighter Protection Program (2017)
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 432609
Deployed War Fighter Protection Program (2018)
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 435217
Managing an Invasive Drosophilid Species in Agriculture Using Innovative Behavioral Manipulation Strategies
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 428068
Development of Risk Assessment and Monitoring Tools for Peanut Burrower Bug in Southeastern US Peanut Production Systems
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 432504
Identify Volatile Chemicals Based on Plant Origin to Manage Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Population
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431397

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Three chemosensory proteins from the rice leaf folder Cnaphalocrocis medinalis involved in host volatile and sex pheromone reception -
Zeng, F., Liu, H., Sun, S., Zhang, A., Lu, Z., Wang, M. 2018. Three chemosensory proteins from the rice leaf folder Cnaphalocrocis medinalis involved in host volatile and sex pheromone reception. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/imb.12503.
Commercially available natural benzyl esters and their synthetic analogs exhibit different toxicities against insect pests -
Feng, Y., Chen, J., Zhang, A. 2018. Commercially available natural benzyl esters and their synthetic analogs exhibit different toxicities against insect pests. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-26242-6.
Multistate comparison of attractants and the impact of fruit development stage on trapping Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in raspberry and blueberry -
Jaffe, B.D., Avanesyan, A., Bal, H.K., Grant, J., Grieshop, M.J., Lee, J.C., Liburd, O.E., Rhodes, E., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Sial, A.A., Feng, Y., Zhang, A., Guedot, C. 2018. Multistate comparison of attractants and the impact of fruit development stage on trapping Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in raspberry and blueberry. Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/1093/ee/nvy052.
Olfactometer responses of plum curculio Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to host plant volatiles, synthetic grandisoic acid, and live conspecifics -
Hock, V., Chouinard, G., Lucas, E., Cormier, D., Leskey, T.C., Zhang, A. 2017. Olfactometer responses of plum curculio Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to host plant volatiles, synthetic grandisoic acid, and live conspecifics. Journal of Insect Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10905-017-9634-0.
Effects of Zingiber officinale, Curcuma longa and Alpinia galanga essential oils on the morphological characteristic of cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella -
Bakar, S., Latip, S., Awang, A., Zhang, A. 2017. Effects of Zingiber officinale, Curcuma longa and Alpinia galanga essential oils on the morphological characteristic of cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences. 9(6s):25-38.
Sensory aspects of trail-following behaviors in the Asian longhorned beetle, anoplophora glabripennis -
Graves, F., Baker, T., Zhang, A., Keena, M., Hoover, K. 2016. Sensory aspects of trail-following behaviors in the Asian longhorned beetle, anoplophora glabripennis. Journal of Insect Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10905-016-9587-8.
Interactions of two odorant-binding proteins from Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Güenée (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) -
Sun, X., Zeng, F., Yan, M., Zhang, A., Wang, M. 2016. Interactions of two odorant-binding proteins from Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Güenée (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Insect Molecular Biology. 25(6):712-723.
Functional characterization of a pheromone binding protein from rice leaf-folder cnaphalocrocis medinalis in detecting pheromones and host plant volatiles -
Sun, X., Zhao, Z., Zeng, F., Zhang, A., Lv, Z., Wang, M. 2016. Functional characterization of a pheromone binding protein from rice leaf-folder cnaphalocrocis medinalis in detecting pheromones and host plant volatiles. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 106(6):781-189.
Temporal interactions of plant - insect - predator after infection of bacterial pathogen on rice plant -
Ze, S., Zhuang, L., Wen, Z., Huanan, J., Hao, L., Aiming, Z., Zhang, A., Man-Qun, W. 2016. Temporal interactions of plant - insect - predator after infection of bacterial pathogen on rice plant. Scientific Reports. 6:26043.
Identification and comparative expression profiles of chemoreception genes revealed from major chemoreception organs of the rice leaf folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) -
Zeng, F., Zhao, Z., Yan, M., Zhou, W., Zhang, A., Lu, Z., Wang, M. 2015. Identification and comparative expression profiles of chemoreception genes revealed from major chemoreception organs of the rice leaf folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). PLoS One. 10(12):e0144267.
Gut bacteria mediate aggregation in the German cockroach -
Wada-Katsumata, A., Zurek, L., Nalyanya, G., Roelofs, W.L., Zhang, A., Schal, C. 2015. Gut bacteria mediate aggregation in the German cockroach. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112(51):15678-15683.
Sex pheromone of the mirid bug, Adelphocoris suturalis -
Zhang, Z., Gao, Q., Liu, L., Zhang, A., Zhang, B., Luo, J., Chen, L., Wang, M., Lei, C. 2015. Sex pheromone of the mirid bug, Adelphocoris suturalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 26(1):25-31.
Semiochemical production and laboratory behavior response of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha Halys -
Harris, C., Abubeker, S.U., Yu, M., Leskey, T.C., Zhang, A. 2015. Semiochemical production and laboratory behavior response of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha Halys. Journal of Insect Physiology. 10(1):e0140876.
TRANSGENIC CRYLC* GENE ROUGH RICE LINE TIC-19 DOES NOT CHANGE THE HOST PREFERENCES OF THE NON-TARGET STORED PRODUCT PEST, RHYZOPERTHA DOMINICA (FABRICIUS) AND ITS PARASITOID WASP, ANISOPTEROMALUS CALANDRAE -
San, X., Yan, M., Zhang, A., Wang, M. 2015. TRANSGENIC CRYLC* GENE ROUGH RICE LINE TIC-19 DOES NOT CHANGE THE HOST PREFERENCES OF THE NON-TARGET STORED PRODUCT PEST, RHYZOPERTHA DOMINICA (FABRICIUS) AND ITS PARASITOID WASP, ANISOPTEROMALUS CALANDRAE. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 120:449-456.
Behavioral and antennal responses of spotted wing drosophila, drosophila suzukii, to volatiles from fruit extracts -
Abraham, J., Zhang, A., Abubeker, S.U., Angeli, S., Rodriquez-Saona, C. 2015. Behavioral and antennal responses of spotted wing drosophila, drosophila suzukii, to volatiles from fruit extracts. Environmental Entomology. 44(2):356-367.
Behavioral responses of plum curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to different enantiomer concentrations and blends of the synthetic aggregation pheromone grandisoic acid -
Hock, V., Chouinard, G., Lucas, E., Cormier, D., Leskey, T.C., Zhang, A. 2015. Behavioral responses of plum curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to different enantiomer concentrations and blends of the synthetic aggregation pheromone grandisoic acid. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(2):549-558.
Geometric isomers of sex pheromone components do not affect attractancy of Conopomorpha cramerella in cocoa plantations -
Vanhove, W., Vanhoudt, N., Bhanu, K., Damme, P., Abubeker, S.U., Zhang, A. 2015. Geometric isomers of sex pheromone components do not affect attractancy of Conopomorpha cramerella in cocoa plantations. Journal of Applied Entomology. DOI:10.1111/jen.12212.
Exocrine secretion of wheel bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Arilus spp): clarification and chemistry -
Aldrich, J.R., Zhang, A., Zarbin, P. 2013. Exocrine secretion of wheel bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Arilus spp): clarification and chemistry. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 68(11):522-526.
Expression profile and ligand-binding characterization of odorant-binding protein 2 in Batocera horsfieldi (Hope) -
Li, H., Pan, X., Chen, L., Wang, D., Zhang, A., Wang, M. 2015. Expression profile and ligand-binding characterization of odorant-binding protein 2 in Batocera horsfieldi (Hope). Journal of Applied Entomology. 139(5):361-369.
Discovery of the Aggregation Pheromone of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) through the Creation of Stereoisomeric Libraries of 1-Bisabolen-3-ols Reprint Icon -
Khrimian, A., Zhang, A., Weber, D.C., Ho, H., Aldrich, J., Vermillion, K., Siegler, M., Shirali, S., Guzman, F., Leskey, T.C. 2014. Discovery of the Aggregation Pheromone of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) through the Creation of Stereoisomeric Libraries of 1-Bisabolen-3-ols. Journal of Natural Products. 77:1708-1717.
Hot Topic: Brown marmorated stink bug odor compounds do not transfer into milk by feeding bug-contaminated corn silage to lactating dairy cattle -
Baldwin, R.L., Zhang, A., Fultz, S., Abubeker, S.U., Harris, C., Connor, E.E., Van Hekken, D.L. 2014. Hot Topic: Brown marmorated stink bug odor compounds do not transfer into milk by feeding bug-contaminated corn silage to lactating dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 97:1877-1884.
Sex-specific trail pheromone mediates complex mate finding behavior in Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) -
Hoover, K., Keena, M., Nehme, M., Wang, S., Meng, P., Zhang, A. 2014. Sex-specific trail pheromone mediates complex mate finding behavior in Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 40(2):169-180.
Evaluating electrophysiological and behavioral responses to volatiles for improvement of odor-baited trap-tree management of Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) -
Leskey, T.C., Wright, S.E., Hock, V., Chouinard, G., Cormier, D., Leahy, K., Cooley, D., Tuttle, A., Eaton, A., Zhang, A. 2014. Evaluating electrophysiological and behavioral responses to volatiles for improvement of odor-baited trap-tree management of Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. 43(3):753-761.
Establishing abiotic and biotic factors necessary for reliable male pheromone production and attraction to pheromones by female plum curculios Conotrachelus nenuphar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) -
Hock, V., Chouinard, G., Lucas, E., Cormier, D., Leskey, T.C., Wright, S.E., Zhang, A., Pichette, A. 2014. Establishing abiotic and biotic factors necessary for reliable male pheromone production and attraction to pheromones by female plum curculios Conotrachelus nenuphar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Canadian Entomologist. DOI: 10.4039/tce.2014.1.
Transgenic bt rice does not challenge host preference of the target pest of rice leaffolder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera pyralidae) -
Sun, X., Liu, H., Zhang, A., Ai, C., Zhou, S., Zhou, C., Wang, M. 2013. Transgenic bt rice does not challenge host preference of the target pest of rice leaffolder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera pyralidae). PLoS One. 8(11):e79032.
Behavioral response of grape root borer (Lepidopetera: Sesiidae) neonates to grape root volatiles -
Rijal, J., Zhang, A., Bergh, C. 2013. Behavioral response of grape root borer (Lepidopetera: Sesiidae) neonates to grape root volatiles. Environmental Entomology. 42(6):1338-1347.
Repellency of selected chemicals against the bed bug, (hemiptra: Cimicidae) -
Wang, C., Lu, L., Zhang, A. 2013. Repellency of selected chemicals against the bed bug, (hemiptra: Cimicidae). Medical Entomology. 106(6):2522-2529.
Effect of a pheromone antagonist-based disruption blend on dogwood borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) mate-finding and infestation in a commercial apple orchard -
Frank, D., Zhang, A., Wright, S.E., Walgenbach, J., Bergh, C.J., Leskey, T.C. 2014. Effect of a pheromone antagonist-based disruption blend on dogwood borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) mate-finding and infestation in a commercial apple orchard. Journal of Entomological Science. 49(1):44-45.
Host deception: Predaceous fungus, esteya vermicola, entices pine wood nematode by mimicking the scent of its host pine for nutrient -
Lin, F., Ye, J., Wan, H., Zhang, A., Zhao, B. 2013. Host deception: Predaceous fungus, esteya vermicola, entices pine wood nematode by mimicking the scent of its host pine for nutrient. PLoS One. 8(8):1-9.
Electrophysiological responses of the rice leaffolder, cnaphalocrocis medinalis (lepidoptera: pyralidae), to rice plant volatiles -
Sun, X., Liu, Z., Zhang, A., Dong, H., Zeng, F., Pan, X., Wang, Y., Wang, M. 2014. Electrophysiological responses of the rice leaffolder, cnaphalocrocis medinalis (lepidoptera: pyralidae), to rice plant volatiles. Journal of Insect Science. 14(70).
Factors Associated With the Spread of Pink Hibiscus Mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on a Local Scale in South Florida -
Blend chemistry and field attraction of commercial pheromone lures for monitoring grape berry moth, Paralobesia viteana (Clemens) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in vineyards -
Jordan, T.A., Zhang, A., Pfeiffer, D.G. 2013. Blend chemistry and field attraction of commercial pheromone lures for monitoring grape berry moth, Paralobesia viteana (Clemens) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in vineyards. Environmental Entomology. 42(3):558-563.
Brown marmorated stink bug odor compounds do not transfer into milk in lactating dairy cattle by feeding bug contaminated corn silage -
Baldwin, R.L., Zhang, A., Fultz, S., Abubeker, S.U., Harris, C., Connor, E.E., Van Hekken, D.L. 2013. Brown marmorated stink bug odor compounds do not transfer into milk in lactating dairy cattle by feeding bug contaminated corn silage. In: J. Anim. Sci Vol. 91, E-Suppl. 2/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 96, E-Suppl. 1, pp. 263.
Dispenser and trap design affect the effectiveness of sex pheromone on trap capture of dogwood borer -
Zhang, A., Leskey, T.C., Bergh, C., Walgenbach, J. 2013. Dispenser and trap design affect the effectiveness of sex pheromone on trap capture of dogwood borer. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39:390-397.
Sex pheromone dispenser type and trap design affect capture of dogwood borer -
Zhang, A., Leskey, T.C. 2013. Sex pheromone dispenser type and trap design affect capture of dogwood borer. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39:390-397.
Influence of trap design on capture of female grape berry moth (lepidoptera: tortricidae) with a kairomone Lure -
Cha, D.H., Hesler, S.P., Linn, JR., C.E., Zhang, A., Teal, P.E., Knight, A.L. 2013. Influence of trap design on capture of female grape berry moth (lepidoptera: tortricidae) with a kairomone Lure. Environmental Entomology. 42(1):150-157.
Influence of trap design on upwind flight behavior and capture of female grape berry moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidea) with a kairomone lure -
Cha, D.H., Hesler, S.P., Linn, Jr, C.E., Zhang, A., Teal, P.E., Knight, A.L., Roelofs, W.L., Loeb, G.M. 2013. Influence of trap design on upwind flight behavior and capture of female grape berry moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidea) with a kairomone lure. Environmental Entomology. 42:150-157.
Construction and analysis of cDNA libraries from the antennae of Batocera horsfieldi and expression pattern of putative odorant binding proteins -
Li, H., Zhang, A., Wang, M., Zhang, G. 2014. Construction and analysis of cDNA libraries from the antennae of Batocera horsfieldi and expression pattern of putative odorant binding proteins. Journal of Insect Science. 14(57):1-15.
Extraction and Characterization of Chemical Compounds in Coelaenomenodera elaeidis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) -
Zhang, A., Aisagbonhi, C.I., Anikwe, J., Obibuzor, J.U., Aneni, T.I., Ogbebor, C.O. 2013. Extraction and Characterization of Chemical Compounds in Coelaenomenodera elaeidis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Applied Agriculture Research. 5(2):169-174.
Mating disruption by aerial application of sex pheromone against the invasive light brown apple moth and implications for the management of biological invasions -
Brockerhoff, E., Suckling, D., Kimberley, M., Richardson, B., Coker, G., Gous, S., Cowan, D., Lance, D., Strand, T., Zhang, A. 2012. Mating disruption by aerial application of sex pheromone against the invasive light brown apple moth and implications for the management of biological invasions. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043767.
Molecular Phylogeny of Synanthedonini (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) Using Cytochrome Oxidase I with Comparison of Morphological Variation Among Some Members Justifying Their Generic Reclassification -
Hansen, J., Klingeman, W., Moulton, J., Oliver, J., Windham, M., Zhang, A., Trigiano, R.2012. Molecular phylogeny of Synanthedonini (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) using cytochrome oxidase I with comparison of morphological variation among some members justifying their generic reclassification. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 42(3):558-563.
Methyl jasmonate-induced defense responses are associated with elevation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase in Lycopersicon esculentum fruit -
Yu, M., Shen, L., Zhang, A., Sheng, J. 2012. Methyl jasmonate-induced defense responses are associated with elevation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase in Lycopersicon esculentum fruit. Journal of Plant Physiology. 168(15):1820-1827.
Monitoring grape berry moth (Paralobesia vitianna: Lepidoptera) in commercial vineyards using a host plant based synthetic lure -
Loeb, G., Cha, D., Hesler, S., Linn, C., Zhang, A., Teal, P.E., Roelofs, W. 2011. Monitoring grape berry moth (Paralobesia vitianna: Lepidoptera) in commercial vineyards using a host plant based synthetic lure. Environmental Entomology. 4(6):1511-1522.
Monitoring grape berry moth (Paralobesia vitianna: Lepidoptera) in commercial vineyards using a host plant based synthetic lure -
Loeb, G., Ho Cha, D., Hesler, S., Linn, C., Zhang, A., Teal, P.E., Roelofs, W. 2011. Monitoring grape berry moth (Paralobesia vitianna: Lepidoptera) in commercial vineyards using a host plant based synthetic lure. Environmental Entomology. 40:1511-1522.
Using lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in in vitro laboratory bioassays of repellents: dimensions, duration, and variability -
Carroll, J.F., Zhang, A., Kramer, M.H. 2011. Using lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in in vitro laboratory bioassays of repellents: dimensions, duration, and variability. American Chemical Society. 1090(7):97-120.
Response of grape root borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae) neonates to root extracts from vitaceae species and rootstocks -
Bergh, J.C., Zhang, A., Meyer, J.R., Kim, D. 2011. Response of grape root borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae) neonates to root extracts from vitaceae species and rootstocks. Environmental Entomology. 40:880-888.
Nepetalactones from essential oil of Nepeta cataria represent a stable fly feeding and oviposition repellent Reprint Icon -
Zhu, J.J., Berkebile, D.R., Dunlap, C.A., Zhang, A., Boxler, D., Tangtrakulwanich, K., Behle, R.W., Baxendale, F., Brewer, G. 2012. Nepetalactones from essential oil of Nepeta cataria represent a stable fly feeding and oviposition repellent. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 26:131-138. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2915.2011.00972.X.
A field evaluation of the effect of temperature on the release of disparlure from a pheromone-baited trapping system used to monitor the gypsy moth (Lepidotera: Lymantriidae) -
Tobin, P.C., Zhang, A., Onufrieva, K., Leonard, D.S. 2011. A field evaluation of the effect of temperature on the release of disparlure from a pheromone-baited trapping system used to monitor the gypsy moth (Lepidotera: Lymantriidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(4):1265-1271.
Methyl jasmonate-induced defense responses are associated with elevation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase in Lycopersicon esculentum fruit -
Yu, M., Shen, L., Zhang, A., Zheng, J. 2011. Methyl jasmonate-induced defense responses are associated with elevation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase in Lycopersicon esculentum fruit. Journal of Plant Physiology. 168(15):1820-1827.
Eaves-dropping on plant volatiles by a specialist moth: significance of ratio and concentration -
Cha, D., Linn, C., Teal, P.E., Zhang, A., Roelofs, W., Loeb, G. 2011. Eaves-dropping on plant volatiles by a specialist moth: significance of ratio and concentration. PLoS One. 6(2):e17033.
Eavesdropping on plant volatiles by a specialist moth: significance of ratio and concentration -
Cha, D.A., Linn Jr., C.E., Teal, P.E., Zhang, A., Roelofs, W.L., Loeb, G.M. 2011. Eavesdropping on plant volatiles by a specialist moth: significance of ratio and concentration. PLoS One. 6(2):1-8.
Electrophysiological response of female dogwood borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae) to apple volatile compounds -
Frank, D., Zhang, A., Leskey, T.C., Bergh, J. 2011. Electrophysiological response of female dogwood borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae) to apple volatile compounds. Journal of Entomological Science. 46(3):204-215.
Seasonal abundance, life history, and parasitism of Caloptilia porphyretica Braun (Lepidotpera: Gracillariidae), a leafminer of highbush blueberry -
Barry, J., Rodriquez-Saona, C., Polk, D., Zhang, A. 2010. Seasonal abundance, life history, and parasitism of Caloptilia porphyretica Braun (Lepidotpera: Gracillariidae), a leafminer of highbush blueberry. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(2):284-291.
Field testing of Anoplophora glabripennis male-produced pheromone and plant volatiles -
Nehme, M., Keena, M., Zhang, A., Baker, T., Xu, Z., Hoover, K. 2010. Field testing of Anoplophora glabripennis male-produced pheromone and plant volatiles. Environmental Entomology. 39(1):169-176.
Chemical ecology of stable fly and its future practical applications in control -
Zhu, J.J., Berkebile, D.R., Zhang, A., Klun, J.A., Behle, R.W., Dunlap, C.A., Zurek, L. 2009. Chemical ecology of stable fly and its future practical applications in control [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the International Society of Chemical Ecology Annual Meeting, August 23-27, 2009, Neuchatel, Switzerland. Paper 125.
Attractiveness of Anoplophora glabripennis male-produced pheromone and plant volatiles -
Nehme, M., Keena, M., Zhang, A., Baker, T., Hoover, K. 2009. Attractiveness of Anoplophora glabripennis male-produced pheromone and plant volatiles. Environmental Entomology. 38(6):1745-1755.
Validation of two pheromonal compounds for monitoring pink hibiscus mealybug in Mexico -
Gonzalez-Gaona, E., Sanchez-Martinez, G., Zhang, A., Lozano-Gutierrez, J., Carmona-Sosa, F. 2010. Validation of two pheromonal compounds for monitoring pink hibiscus mealybug in Mexico. Agrociencia Magazine. 44:65-73.
Expression of feeding symptons from pink hibiscus mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) by commerically important cultivars of hibiscus -
Vitullo, J., Zhang, A., Mannion, C., Bergh, C., Smith, Jr, A. 2009. Expression of feeding symptons from pink hibiscus mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) by commerically important cultivars of hibiscus. Florida Entomologist. 92(2):248-254.
Recognition of foreign oviposition marking pheromones is context dependent and determined by preimaginal conditioning -
Stelinski, L., Zhang, A., Onagbola, E., Meyer, W. 2009. Recognition of foreign oviposition marking pheromones is context dependent and determined by preimaginal conditioning. Communicative and Integrative Biology. 2(5):391-393.
An Electroantennogram Technique for the Plum Curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) -
Leskey, T.C., Wright, S.E., Anger, W., Chouinard, G., Cormier, D., Pichette, A., Zhang, A. 2009. An Electroantennogram Technique for the Plum Curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. 38(3):870-878.
Dogwood Borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) Abundance and Seasonal Flight Activity in Apple Orchards, Urban Landscapes and Woodlands in Five Eastern States -
Bergh, J.C., Leskey, T.C., Walgenbach, J.F., Klingeman, W.E., Kain, D.P., Zhang, A. 2009. Dogwood borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae) abundance and seasonal flight activity in apple orchards, urban landscapes and woodlands in five eastern states. Environmental Entomology. 38:530-538. Available www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1603/022/038/0304.
Evaluation of Pheromone-Based Strategies for the Dogwood Borer on Commercial Apple Orchards -
Leskey, T.C., Bergh, J., Walgenbach, J.F., Zhang, A. 2009. Evaluation of Pheromone-Based Strategies for the Dogwood Borer on Commercial Apple Orchards. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(3):1085-1093.
Isolongifolenone: a natural sesquiterpene repellent of tickets and mosquitoes -
Zhang, A., Wang, S., Klun, J.A., Carroll, J.F., and Debboun, M. 2009. Isolongifolenone: A natural sesquiterpene repellent of ticks and mosquitoes. Journal of Medical Entomology. 46(1):100-106. Available www.insectscience.org/9.41.
A quantitative in vitro assay for chemical mosquito-deterrent activity without human blood cells -
Klun, J.A., Kramer, M.H., Zhang, A., Wang, S., Debboun, M. 2008. A quantitative in vitro assay for chemical mosquito-deterrent activity without human blood cells. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 24(4): 508-512.
Facile and efficient synthesis of isolongifolenone -
Wang, S., Zhang, A. 2008. Facile and efficient synthesis of isolongifolenone. Organic Preparation Proceeds International. 40(4):405-410.
Identification and field evaluation of grape shoot volatiles attractive to female grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana) -
Cha, D.H., Nojima, S., Hesler, S.P., Zhang, A., Linn Jr., C.E., Roelofs, W.L., Loeb, G.M. 2008. Identification and field evaluation of grape shoot volatiles attractive to female grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34(9):1180-1189.
Evaluation of Sex Pheromone as an IPM Tool for Cocoa Pod Borer Pest Management -
Zhang, A., Kuang, L., Bhanu, K., Hall, D.R., Virdiana, I., Purung, H., Wang, S., Prakash, H. 2008. Evaluation of Sex Pheromone as an IPM Tool for Cocoa Pod Borer Pest Management. Environmental Entomology. 37(3):719-724.
An efficient copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of alkyl-triflates with alkyl-Grignard reagents -
Wang, S., Zhang, A. 2008. An improved copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of alkyl-triflates with primary alkyl-Grignard reagents. Org. Prep. Interntl. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 40:293-301.
Field trapping of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, to geometric isomers of methyl 2,4,6 decatrienoate -
Khrimian, A., Shearer, P.W., Hamiltom, G.C., Zhang, A., Aldrich, J.R. 2008. Field trapping of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, to geometric isomers of methyl 2,4,6 decatrienoate. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56(1):197-203
Facile and Efficient Syntheses of (3Z,6Z,9Z)-3,6,9-Nonadecatriene and Homologs: Pheromone and Attractant Components of Lepidoptera -
Wang, S., Zhang, A. 2007. Facile and Efficient Syntheses of (3Z,6Z,9Z)-3,6,9-Nonadecatriene and Homologs: Pheromone and Attractant Components of Lepidoptera. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 55(17):6929-6932.
Produce Surface Characteristics Affect Product Quality and Safety -
Luo, Y., Feng, H., Wang, H., Zhang, A. 2007. Produce Surface Characteristics Affect Product Quality and Safety. [abstract]. ISHS Conference on Quality Management in Fresh-cut Produce.
Identification and biosynthesis of the hydrocarbon sex pheromone in Utetheisa ornatrix (Lepidoptera: arctiidae) -
Choi, M., Lim, H., Park, K., Adlof, R., Wang, S., Zhang, A., Jurenka, R. 2007. Identification and biosynthesis of the hydrocarbon sex pheromone in Utetheisa ornatrix (Lepidoptera: arctiidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 33:1336-1345.
Identification and Biosynthetic Studies of the Hydrocarbon Sex Pheromone in Utetheisa Ornatrix. -
Choi, M., Lim, H., Park, K.C., Adlof, R.O., Wang, S., Zhang, A., Jurenka, R. 2007. Identification and biosynthetic studies of the hydrocarbon sex pheromone in utetheisa ornatrix. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 33:1336-1345.
ANTENNAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES OF LYGUS LINEOLARIS (PALISOT DE BEAUVOIS) (HETEROPTERA: MIRIDAE) TO METATHORACIC SCENT GLAND COMPOUNDS -
IMPACT OF TEMPERATURE ON PLUM CURCULIO RESPONSES TO ODOR-BAITED TRAPS -
Leskey, T.C., Zhang, A. Impact of temperature on plum curculio responses to odor-baited traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. Vol 100: 343-349.
COMPARISON OF SEX PHEROMONE TRAPS FOR MONITORING PINK HIBISCUS MEALYBUG, (HEMIPTERA: PSEUDOCOCCIDAE) -
Vitullo, J., Wang, S., Zhang, A., Minnion, C., Bergh, J. Comparison of sex pheromone traps for monitoring pink hibiscus mealybug, (hemiptera: pseudococcidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 100(2):405-410.
Laboratory bioassays on the male-produced pheromone of Anoplophora glabripennis -
Mating disruption of oriental beetle with sprayable sex pheromone formulation -
Koppenhofer, A., Polavarapu, S., Fuzy, M., Zhang, A., Ketner, K., Larsen, T. 2006. Mating disruption of oriental beetle with sprayable sex pheromone formulation. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. 5(15).
METHODS OF SEPARATING Z,E-NEPETALACTONE AND E,Z-NEPETALACTONE FROM CATNIP OIL. -
Chauhan, K. R,. and Zhang, A,. 2008. Methods of separating Z,E-nepetalactone and E,Z-nepetalactone from catnip oil. U. S. Patent 7,375,239 B2.
OLFACTORY DISCRIMINATION OF SEX PHEROMONE STEREOISOMERS: CHIRALITY RECOGNITION BY PINK HIBISCUS MEALYBUG MALES -
Zhang, A., Wang, S., Vitullo, J., Roda, A., Minnion, C., Bergh, C. 2006. Olfactory discrimination of sex pheromone stereoisomers: chirality recognition by pink hibiscus mealybug males. Chemical Senses. 31(7):621-626.
SEX PHEROMONE OF THE CRANBERRY ROOT GRUB, LICHNANTHE VULPINE -
Robbins, P.S., Zhang, A., Averill, A.L., Linn, Jr., C.E., Roelofs, W.L., Villani, M.G., Sylvia, M.M. Sex pheromone of the cranberry root grub, lichnanthe vulpine. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 32(8): 1663-1672.
IMPACT OF PREVAILING TEMPERATURES ON CAPTURES OF PLUM CURCULIO IN ODOR-BAITED TRAPS -
Leskey, T.C., Zhang, A. 2006. Impact of prevailing temperatures on captures of plum curculio in odor-baited traps. Annual Cumberland Shenandoah Fruit Workers Conference. p.56.
BUG PHEROMONES (HEMIPTERA: HETEROPTERA) AND TACHINID FLY HOST-FINDING -
Aldrich, J.R., Khrimian, A., Zhang, A., Shearer, P. 2006. Bug pheromones (hemiptera: heteroptera) and tachinid fly host-finding. Denisia. 19:1015-1031.
IMPROVED ATTRACTIVENESS AND SPECIFICITY OF PHEROMONE-BAITED TRAPS FOR MALE DOGWOOD BORER, SYNANTHEDON SCITULA HARRIS (LEPIDOPTERA: SESIIDAE) -
Leskey, T.C., Bergh, J., Walgenbach, J.F., Zhang, A. 2006. Improved attractiveness and specificity of pheromone-baited traps for male dogwood borer, synanthedon scitula harris (lepidoptera: sesiidae). Environmental Entomology. V35 p. 268-275.
SEX PHEROMONE OF THE SOYBEAN APHID, APHIS GLYCINES MATSUMURA, AND ITS POTENTIAL USE IN SEMIOCHEMICAL-BASED CONTROL -
Zhu, J., Zhang, A., Park, K., Baker, T., Lang, B., Jurenka, R., Lang, B., Obrycki, J.J., Graves, W.R., Pickett, J. 2006. Sex pheromone of the soybean aphid, aphis glycines matsumura, and its potential use in semiochemical-based control. Environmental Entomology. 35(2):249-257.
DIEL PERIODICITY OF EMERGENCE AND PRE-MATING REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIORS OF ADULT DOGWOOD BORER (LEPIDOPTERA: SESIIDAE) -
Bergh, J., Leskey, T.C., Sousa, J., Zhang, A. 2006. Diel periodicity of emergence and pre-mating reproductive behaviors of adult dogwood borer (lepidoptera: sesiidae). Environmental Entomology 35(2):435-442.
MATING DISRUPTION OF ORIENTAL BEETLE (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE) IN TURFGRASS USING MICROENCAPSULATED FORMULATIONS OF SEX PHEROMONE COMPONENTS -
Koppenhofer, A., Polavarapu, S., Fuzy, M., Zhang, A., Ketner, K., Larsen, T. 2005. Mating disruption of oriental beetle (coleoptera: scarabaeidae) in turfgrass using microencapsulated formulations of sex pheromone components. Environmental Entomology. 34(6)1408-1417.
SEX PHEROMONE OF THE DOGWOOD BORER (DWB), SYNANTHEDON SCITULA -
Zhang, A., Leskey, T.C., Bergh, J.C., Walgenbach, J. 2005. Sex pheromone of the dogwood borer (dwb), synanthedon scitula. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 31(10):2463-2479.
PHENYLACETALDEHYDE O-METHYLOXIME: A VOLATILE COMPOUND FROM PLANTS INFECTED WITH CITRUS CANKER PATHOGENIC BACTERIUM, XANTHOMONAS AXONOPODIS PV. CITRI. -
Zhang, A., Hartung, J.S. 2005. Phenylacetaldehyde o-methyloxime: a volatile compound from plants infected with citrus canker pathogenic bacterium, xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri.. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 53:5134-5137.
NON-FRUITING HOST TREE VOLATILE BLENDS: NOVEL ATTRACTANTS FOR THE PLUM CURCULIO (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE) -
Leskey, T.C., Zhang, A., Herzog, M. 2005. Non-fruiting host tree volatile blends: novel attractants for the plum curculio (coleoptera: curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. Env. Ent. Vol 34, Pg 785-793 (2005).
ENANTIOSELECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF THE FEMALE SEX PHEROMONE OF THE PINK HIBISCUS MEALYBUG, MACONELLICOCCUS HIRSUTUS. -
Zhang, A., Nie, J. 2005. Enantioselective synthesis of the female sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug, maconellicoccus hirsutus.. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 53(7):2451-2455.
SEX PHEROMONE OF THE FEMALE PINK HIBISCUS MEALYBUG, MACONELLICOCCUS HIRSUTUS: BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY EVALUATION. -
Zhang, A., Amalin, D. 2005. Sex pheromone of the female pink hibiscus mealybug, maconellicoccus hirsutus: biological activity evaluation.. Environmental Entomology. 34(2):264-270.
MATING DISRUPTION OF ORIENTAL BEETLE IN TURFGRASS -
Koppenhofer, A., Polavarapu, S., Fuzy, E.M., Zhang, A., Behle, R.W., Dunlap, C.A., Ketner, K., Larsen, T. 2004. Mating disruption of oriental beetle in turfgrass [abstract]. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Paper No. 15319.
CHIRAL SYNTHESIS OF MACONELLIOL: A NOVEL CYCLOBUTANOID TERPENE ALCOHOL FROM PINK HIBISCUS MEALYBUG, MACONELLICOCCUS HIRSUTUS. -
Zhang, A., Nie, J., Khrimian, A. 2005. Chiral synthesis of maconelliol: a novel cyclobutanoid terpene alcohol from pink hibiscus mealybug, maconellicoccus hirsutus.. Tetrahedron Letters. 45:9401-9403.
ENANTIOSELECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF (R)-2-METHYL ALKANOIC ACIDS: A CONVENIENT APPROACH TO A-SUBSTITUTED CHIRAL CARBOXYLIC ACID DERIVASTIVES. -
Shirali, S., Zhang, A. 2004. Enantioselective synthesis of (r)-2-methyl alkanoic acids: a convenient approach to a-substituted chiral carboxylic acid derivastives.. Synthetic Communications. 34:3435-3441.
SEX PHEROMONE OF THE PINK HIBISCUS MEALYBUG, MACONELLICOCCUS HIRSUTUS,CONTAINS AN UNUSUAL CYCLOBUTANOID MONOTERPENE. -
Zhang, A., Shirali, S., Oliver, J.E., Klun, J.A., Aldrich, J.R., Amalin, D., Serrano, M., Lapointe, S., Franqui, R., Meyerdirk, D.E. 2004. Sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug, maconellicoccus hirsutus,contains an unusual cyclobutanoid monoterpene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101(26):9601-9606.
SEX PHEROMONE OF THE BLUEBERRY LEAFMINER, CALOPTILIA PORPHYRETICA -
Zhang, A., Polavarapu, S. 2004. Sex pheromone of the blueberry leafminer, Caloptilia porphyretica. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 30(7):1513-1527.
SYNERGISTIC CHEMICAL ATTRACTION OF THE EASTERN YELLOWJACKET, VESPULA MACULIFRONS (HYMENOPTERA: VESPIDAE) -
Aldrich, J.R., Zhang, Q., Zhang, A. 2004. Synergistic chemical attraction of the eastern yellowjacket, vespula maculifrons (hymenoptera: vespidae). Journal of Entomological Science 39: 643-653.
STIMULATORY MALE VOLATILES FOR THE NEOTROPICAL BROWN STINK BUG, EUSCHISTUS HEROS (F.) (HETEROPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE). -
Zhang, A., Borges, M., Aldrich, J.R., Camp, M. 2003 Stimulatory male volatiles for the neotropical brown stink bug, Euschistus heros (F.)(Heteroptera: Pentatomidae).
EVIDENCE FOR CONTACT SEX RECOGNITION PHEROMONE FOR THE ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE, ANOPLOPHORA GLABRIPENNIS (COLEOPTERA: CERAMBYCIDAE). -
Zhang, A., Oliver, J.E., Chauhan, K.R., Zhao, B., Xia, L., Xu, Z. 2003 Evidence for contact sex recognition pheromone for the asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Naturwissenschaften. 90(9):410-413.
SEX PHEROMONE FOR CRANBERRY BLOSSOM WORM, EPIGLAE APIATA. -
Zhang, A., Oliver, J.E., Chauhan, K.R., Zhao, B., Xia, L., Xu, Z. 2003. Sex pheromone for cranberry blossom worm, Epiglae apiata. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 29(9):2153-2164.
IDENTIFICATION OF THE FEMALE-PRODUCED SEX PHEROMONE OF THE SCARAB BEETLE, HOPLIA EQUINA. -
Zhang, A., Robbins, P.S., Averill, A.L., Linn, C.E., Roelofs, W.L., Villani, M.G., Weber, D.C. 2003. Identification of the female-produced sex pheromone of the scarab beetle, hoplia equina.. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 29(7):1635-1642.
SEMICHEMICAL COEVOLUTION BETWEEN STINK BUGS (HETEROPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE) AND THEIR TACHINID FLY PARASITOIDS -
CHEMICALS AFFECTING THE BEHAVIOR OF THE ASIAN LONGHORNED BETTLE, ANAPHOPHORA GLABRIPENNIS (COLEOPTERA:CERAMBYCIDAE) ABSTRACT FOR CONFERENCE:2ND ASIAN-PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, PENANG AUG. 7-11,2001. -
ADULT DIAPAUSE MORPH OF THE BROWN STINKBUG, EUSCHISTUS SERVUS (HETEROPTERA) -
IDENTIFICATION OF A SPECIES-SPECIFIC MALE-PRODUCED PHEROMONE BLEND FOR NEOTROPICAL BROWN STINK BUG -
STIMULATORY BEETLE VOLATILES FOR THE ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE, ANOPLOPHORA GLABRIPENNIS. -
STIMULATORY BEETLE AND MAPLE VOLATILES FOR THE ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE, ANOPLOPHORA GLABRIPENNIS (MOTSCHULSKY) (COLEOPTERA: CERAMBYCIDAE) -
ATTRACTANT PHEROMONE AND ALLOMONE FROM THE METATHORACIC SCENT GLAND OF THE BROAD-HEADED BUG, ALYDUS EURINUS (SAY) (HEMIPTERA: HETEROPTERA: ALYDIDAE) -
STATUS OF RESEARCH ON THE CHEMICAL ECOLOGY OF THE ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE, ANOPLOPHORA GLABRIPENNIS (COLEOPTERA: CERAMBYCIDAE) -
LOOKING AT PESTS THROUGH THE ANTENNAE OF THEIR PARASITES: HOST PHEROMONES AND BIOCONTROL -
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