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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Kim Hoelmer
Beneficial Insects Introduction Research
Entomology

Phone: (302) 731-7330 ext. 242
Fax: (302) 737-6780

USDA,REE,ARS,NEA,BIIR
501 SOUTH CHAPEL STREET
NEWARK , DE 197133814

Projects
BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, & MANAGEMENT OF BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG IN ORCHARD CROPS, SMALL FRUIT, GRAPES, VEGETABLES, & ORNAMENTALS -U OF DELAWARE
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 422653
Biological Control of American Weeds
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 425717
Classical Biological Control of Insect Pests of Crops, Emphasizing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Spotted Wing Drosophila and Tarnished Plant Bug
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429051
Discover and Develop Biological Control Agents for Invasive Aquatic Weeds (including Hydrilla)
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430938
Host-specificity Testing of Natural Enemies of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) – Phase 2
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430953
Biological Control of American Weeds
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 425711
Ameliorating the Sustainable Control of Invasive Insects/Work Package 1/Integrated characterization of Insect Parasitoids of Drosophila Suzukii
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 425266
COOPERATIVE BIOCONTROL INTRODUCTIONS AGAINST EXOTIC CERAMBYCID BEETLES OF MUTUAL INTEREST TO CHINA AND THE U.S. (INCL. ANOPLOPHORA SPECIES)
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 423201
Whole Farm Organic Management of BMSB and Endemic Pentatomids through Behavior-Based Habitat Manipulation
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 424258
Collection, Release and Establishment of Peristenus Digoneutis, a European Lygus Bug Parasitoid, on the California Central Coast
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 424451
Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Management for United States Fruit Crops - Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP)
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 430236
Evaluating the Impact of Asian Parasitoids of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug on Native Predatory Pentatomid Species
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429082
Biological Control of Invasive Weeds and Insect Pests
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429240
Exploration for Natural Enemies of Invasive Species Originating from China and the Surrounding Areas during 2014-2019
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427598
Biological Control of Weeds Endemic to Southeast Asia and Australia that are Invasive in the United States
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424827
Release and Establishment of Peristenus digoneutis, a European Lygus Bug Parasitoid, on the California Central Coast
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424988
Surveys in Korea to Support Host Range Evaluation Research on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425566
Surveys in SW China for Natural Enemies of Spotted Wing Drosophila
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425623
Latin American Biological Control of Weeds and Insects
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 422489
Understanding Ecological Interactions to Provide Tools for Conservation Biocontrol of Weedy Leafy Spurge
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 425265

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Parasitism and predation on sentinel egg masses of the brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in three vegetable crops: Importance of dissections for evaluating the impact of native parasitoids on an exotic pest -
Biological control of sentinel egg masses of the exotic invasive stink bug halyomorpha halys (Stål) in Mid-Atlantic USA ornamental landscapes Reprint Icon -
Cornelius, M.L., Dieckhoff, C., Hoelmer, K.A., Olsen, R.T., Weber, D.C., Herlihy, M.V., Talamas, E.J., Vinyard, B.T., Greenstone, M.H. 2016. Biological control of sentinel egg masses of the exotic invasive stink bug halyomorpha halys (Stål) in Mid-Atlantic USA ornamental landscapes. Biological Control. 103:11-20.
Discovery of an exotic egg parasitoid of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) in the Pacific Northwest -
Milnes, J.M., Wiman, N., Talamas, E.J., Brunner, J.F., Hoelmer, K.A., Buffington, M.L., Beers, E.H. 2016. Discovery of an exotic egg parasitoid of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) in the Pacific Northwest. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118(3):466-470.
Natural enemy impact on the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in organic agroecosystems: A regional assessment -
Ogburn, E.C., Bessin, R., Dieckhoff, C., Dobson, R., Grieshop, M., Hoelmer, K.A., Mathews, C., Moore, J., Nielsen, A.L., Poley, K., Pote, J.M., Rogers, M., Welty, C., Walgenbach, J.F. 2016. Natural enemy impact on the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in organic agroecosystems: A regional assessment. Biological Control. 101:39-51.
Current SWD IPM tactics and their practical implementation in fruit crops across different regions around the world -
Haye, T., Girod, P., Cuthbertson, A., Wang, X., Daane, K.M., Hoelmer, K.A., Baroffio, C., Zhang, J., Desneux, N. 2016. Current SWD IPM tactics and their practical implementation in fruit crops across different regions around the world. Journal of Pest Science. 89:643-651.
Populations of Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Its Parasitoids in Himalayan Asia -
Bon, M., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H., Kirk, A.A., He, Y., Mahmood, R., Daane, K.M. 2016. Populations of Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Its Parasitoids in Himalayan Asia. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 109:81-91. doi: 10.1093/aesa/sav114.
Populations of Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Its Parasitoids in Himalayan Asia -
Bon, M., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H., Kirk, A., He, Y., Mahmood, R., Daane, K.M. 2015. Populations of Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Its Parasitoids in Himalayan Asia. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 109:81-91. doi: 10.1093/aesa/sav114.
Recent progress in a classical biological control program for olive fruit fly in California -
La Spina, M., Daane, K.M., Wang, X., Kirk, A.A., Blanchet, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H., Williams Iii, L.H. 2015. Recent progress in a classical biological control program for olive fruit fly in California. 9th Spanish Congress of Applied Entomology, Valencia, Spain, 19-23 October 2015. p. 126.
Improvement of mass-rearing procedures for an olive fruit fly parasitoid – duration of exposure to hosts affects production of Psyttalia lounsburyi -
La Spina, M., Daane, K.M., Blanchet, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H., Williams Iii, L.H. 2015. Improvement of mass-rearing procedures for an olive fruit fly parasitoid – duration of exposure to hosts affects production of Psyttalia lounsburyi. 4th International Entomophagous Insects Conference, Malaga, Spain, 4-9 October 2015. NA.
Assessing phenological synchrony between the Chinese sawfly, Cephus fumipennis, its egg-larval parasitoid, Collyria catoptron, and the North American sawfly, Cephus cinctus: Implications for biological control -
Rand, T.A., Morrill, W.L., Runyon, J.B., Hoelmer, K.A., Shanower, T.G., Littlefield, J.L., Weaver, D.K. 2015. Assessing phenological synchrony between the Chinese sawfly, Cephus fumipennis, its egg-larval parasitoid, Collyria catoptron, and the North American sawfly, Cephus cinctus: Implications for biological control. The Canadian Entomologist. 148(4):482-492. doi:10.4039/tce.2015.64.
Invasion biology of Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii): a global perspective and future priorities -
Asplen, M.K., Anfora, G., Biondi, A., Choi, D., Chu, D., Daane, K.M., Gibert, P., Gutierrez, A.P., Hoelmer, K.A., Hutchison, W.D., Isaacs, R., Jiang, Z., Karpati, Z., Kimura, M.T., Pascual, M., Philips, C.R., Plantamp, C., Ponti, L., Vetek, G., Vogt, H., Walton, V.M., Yu, Y., Zappala, L., Desneux, N. 2015. Invasion biology of Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii): a global perspective and future priorities. Journal of Pest Science. 88:469-494. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-015-0681-z.
Range expansion of the invasive brown marmorated stinkbug, Halyomorpha halys: an increasing threat to field, fruit and vegetable crops worldwide -
Haye, T., Gareipy, T., Hoelmer, K.A., Rossi, J., Streito, J., Tassus, X., Desneux, N. 2015. Range expansion of the invasive brown marmorated stinkbug, Halyomorpha halys: an increasing threat to field, fruit and vegetable crops worldwide. Journal of Pest Science. A1-A9.
Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead) emerges in North America -
Talamas, E.J., Herlihy, M., Dieckoff, C., Hoelmer, K., Buffington, M.L., Bon, M., Weber, D. 2015. Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead) emerges in North America. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 43:119-128.
Classic biological control of olive fruit fly in California, USA: release and recovery of introduced parasitoids -
Daane, K.M., Wang, X., Nieto, D.J., Pickett, C.H., Hoelmer, K.A., Blanchet, A., Johnson, M.W. 2015. Classic biological control of olive fruit fly in California, USA: release and recovery of introduced parasitoids. Biocontrol. 60:317-330.
La punaise diabolique a la conquete de la France -
Streito, J., Rossi, J., Haye, T., Hoelmer, K.A., Tassus, X. 2014. La punaise diabolique a la conquete de la France. Phytoma. 677:26-29.
Biology, ecology, and management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) Reprint Icon -
Rice, K., Bergh, C., Bergman, E., Biddinger, D., Dieckhoff, C., Dively, D., Fraser, H., Gariepy, T., Hamilton, G., Haye, T., Herbert, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Hooks, C., Jones, A., Krawczyk, G., Kuhar, T., Mitchell, W., Nielsen, A.L., Pfeiffer, D., Raupp, M., Rodgriguez-Saona, C., Shearer, P., Shrewsbury, P., Venugopal, D., Whalen, J., Wiman, N., Leskey, T.C., Tooker, J. 2014. Biology, ecology, and management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys). Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 5(3): A1-A13.
Datasheet for Halyomorpha halys (Stål), (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)and invasive species compendium -
Leskey, T.C., Hamilton, G.C., Biddinger, D.J., Buffington, M.L., Dieckhoff, C., Dively, G.P., Fraser, H., Gariepy, T., Hedstrom, C., Herbert, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Hooks, C.R., Inkley, D.G., Krawczyk, G., Kuhar, T.P., Lee, D., Nielsen, A.L., Pfeiffer, D.G., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Shearer, P.W., Talamas, E.J., Tomasino, E., Tooker, J., Venugopal, D., Whalen, J., Walton, V., Wiman, N. 2014. Datasheet for Halyomorpha halys (Stål), (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)and invasive species compendium. CABI Crop Protection Compendium. No. 27377.
Avis de l’ANSES/Rapport d’expertise collective: Analyse de risque phytosanitaire express Halyomorpha halys – la punaise diabolique Reprint Icon -
Haye, T., Hoelmer, K.A., Rossi, J., Streito, J. 2014. Avis de l’ANSES/Rapport d’expertise collective: Analyse de risque phytosanitaire express Halyomorpha halys – la punaise diabolique. Government Publication/Report. 2013-SA-0093.
Development of microsatellite markers for Peristenus digoneutis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an important natural enemy of tarnished plant bugs -
Marcari, V., Causse, S., Hoelmer, K.A., Coutinot, D., Debiase, A., Bon, M. 2013. Development of microsatellite markers for Peristenus digoneutis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an important natural enemy of tarnished plant bugs. Conservation Genetics. (2014)6:421-432 DOI 10.1007/s12686-013-0108-1.
Mass-rearing Bemisia parasitoids for support of classical and augmentative biological control programs -
Goolsby, J., Ciomperlik, M.A., Simmons, G.S., Pickett, C.J., Gould, J.A., Hoelmer, K.A. 2014. Mass-rearing Bemisia parasitoids for support of classical and augmentative biological control programs. In: Morales-Ramos, J. A., Rojas, M. G., Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., editors. Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens. Waltham, MA: Academic Press. p. 145-161
Tracing the origin of US brown marmorated stink bugs, Halyomorpha halys -
Xu, J., Fonseca, D.M., Hamilton, G.C., Hoelmer, K.A., Nielson, A.L. 2013. Tracing the origin of US brown marmorated stink bugs, Halyomorpha halys. Biological Invasions. (2014) 16:153-166 DOI 10.1007/s10530-013-0510-3.
Pest status of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stal) in the USA -
Leskey, T.C., Hamilton, G., Nielsen, A., Polk, D., Rodrigues-Saona, C., Bergh, C., Herbert, D., Kuhar, T., Pfeiffer, D., Dively, G., Hooks, R., Raupp, M., Shrewsbury, P., Krawczyk, G., Shearer, P., Whalen, J., Koplinka-Loehr, C., Myers, E., Inkley, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Lee, D., Wright, S.E. 2012. Pest status of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stal) in the USA. Outlooks on Pest Management. 23:218-226.
Impact of the introduced parasitoid Peristenus digoneutis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) infesting strawberries in northwestern New Jersey, USA Reprint Icon -
Day, W.H., Hoelmer, K.A. 2012. Impact of the introduced parasitoid Peristenus digoneutis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) infesting strawberries in northwestern New Jersey, USA. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 22:975-979.
Retrospective analysis of the successful establishment of a biocontrol agent based upon microsatellite data -
Bon, M., Marcari, V., Hoelmer, K.A., Coutinot, D., De Biase, A. 2012. Retrospective analysis of the successful establishment of a biocontrol agent based upon microsatellite data. Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marsielle. 16th Evolutionary Biology Meeting, September 18-21, 2012, Marseille, France, p. 33.
Population genetic structure of the soybean aphid from Asia and North America based on microsatellites. -
Kim, H., Kim, M., Hoelmer, K.A., Lee, S. 2012. Population genetic structure of the soybean aphid from Asia and North America based on microsatellites. Proceedings, XXIV International Congress of Entomology, August 19-25, 2012, Daegu, South Korea.
An identification key to species in the mali complex of Aphelinus (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) with descriptions of three new species -
Hopper, K.R., Woolley, J.B., Hoelmer, K.A., Wu, K., Lee, S. 2012. An identification key to species in the mali complex of Aphelinus (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) with descriptions of three new species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 26:73-96.
Biological Control of Olive Fruit Fly -
Johnson, M.W., Daane, K.M., Wang, X., Yokoyama, V.Y., Pickett, C., Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A.A. 2012. Biological Control of Olive Fruit Fly. International Organization for Biological Control. 79: 63-69.
Prospects for biological control of olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California with introduced parasitoids -
Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A., Pickett, C.H. 2011. Prospects for biological control of olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California with introduced parasitoids. Biological Control. 21(9):1005-1025.
Biological control of olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae, in Israel -
Argov, Y., Kuslitzky, W., Hoelmer, K.A. 2012. Biological control of olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae, in Israel. European Meeting in the IOBC/WPRS Working Group. 79-85.
Access and benefit sharing (ABS) under the convention on biological diversity (CBD): implications for microbial biological control -
Status of parasitic wasps for biological control of Lygus and other mirid bugs in North America -
Fu, X., Hoelmer, K.A., Shi, W. 2011. Status of parasitic wasps for biological control of Lygus and other mirid bugs in North America. Journal of Entomological Knowledge. 48(1):178-182.
Molecular and morphological identification of the soybean aphid and other Aphis species on the primary host, Rhamnus davurica, in Asia Reprint Icon -
Kim, H., Hoelmer, K.A., Lee, W., Kwon, Y., Lee, W. 2010. Molecular and morphological identification of the soybean aphid and other Aphis species on the primary host, Rhamnus davurica, in Asia. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 103(4):532-543.
Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Reprint Icon -
Kim, H., Kim, M., Kim, K., Lee, H., Hoelmer, K.A., Lee, S. 2010. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Molecular Ecology Resources. 10:1098-1105.
European buckthorn and Asian soybean aphid as components of an extensive invasional meltdown in North America Reprint Icon -
Heimpel, G.E., Frelich, L.E., Landis, D.A., Hopper, K.R., Hoelmer, K.A., Sezen, Z., Asplen, M.K., Wu, K. 2010. European buckthorn and Asian soybean aphid as components of an extensive invasional meltdown in North America. Biological Invasions. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-010-9736-5.
Complete mitochondrial genome of brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and phylogenetic relationships of Hemipteran suborders Reprint Icon -
Lee, W., Kang, J., Jung, C., Hoelmer, K.A., Lee, S., Lee, S. 2009. Complete mitochondrial genome of brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and phylogenetic relationships of Hemipteran suborders. Molecules and Cells.
A new species of Lysiphlebus Förster 1862 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Aphidiinae) attacking soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hem., Aphididae) from China -
Stary, P., Rakhshani, E., Tomanovic, Z., Hoelmer, K.A., Kavallieratos, N.G., Yu, J., Wang, M., Heimpel, G.E. 2010. A new species of Lysiphlebus Förster 1862 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Aphidiinae) attacking soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hem., Aphididae) from China. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 19(1):179-186.
Cryptic species of parasitoids attacking the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae), in Asia: Binodoxys communis Gahan and Binodoxys koreanus Stary sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) Reprint Icon -
Desneux, N., Stary, P., Delebecque, C.J., Gariepy, T.D., Barta, R.J., Hoelmer, K.A., Heimpel, G.E. 2009. Cryptic species of parasitoids attacking the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae), in Asia: Binodoxys communis Gahan and Binodoxys koreanus Stary sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 102(6):925-936.
Non-target host risk assessment of the idiobiont parasitoid Bracon celer (Hymenoptera:Bracondiae) for biological control of olive fly in California. Reprint Icon -
Hannah, N., Daane, K., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C., Johnson, M. 2009. Non-target host risk assessment of the idiobiont parasitoid Bracon celer (Hymenoptera:Bracondiae) for biological control of olive fly in California.Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19:701-715.
Multifaceted determinants of host specificity in an aphid parasitoid Reprint Icon -
Desneux, N., Barta, R.J., Hoelmer, K.A., Hopper, K.R., Heimpel, G.E. 2009. Multifaceted determinants of host specificity in an aphid parasitoid. Oecologia. 160:387-398.
Biological controls investigated to aid management of olive fruit fly in California Reprint Icon -
Daane, K., Johnson, M., Pickett, C., Sime, K.R., Wang, X., Nadel, H., Andrews, J., Hoelmer, K.A. 2011. Biological controls investigated to aid management of olive fruit fly in California. California Agriculture, 65(1):21-28.
A survey of fruit-feeding insects and their parasitoids occurring on wild olives, Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa -
Mkize, N., Hoelmer, K.A., Villet, M. 2008. A survey of fruit-feeding insects and their parasitoids occurring on wild olives, Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 18:991-1004.
A survey of natural and introduced parasitoids of the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Israel -
Argov, Y., Tabic, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Kuslitzky, W., Zchori-Fein, E. 2009. A survey of natural and introduced parasitoids of the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Israel. 3rd International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Hosts are more important than destinations: What genetic variation in Microctonus aethiopoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) means for foreign exploration for natural enemies -
Phillips, C.B., Vink, C.J., Blanchet, A., Hoelmer, K.A. 2008. Hosts are more important than destinations: What genetic variation in Microctonus aethiopoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) means for foreign exploration for natural enemies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 49:467-476.
Crop domestication relaxes both top-down and bottom-up effects on a specialist herbivore Reprint Icon -
Wang, X., Nadel, H., Johnson, M.W., Daane, K.M., Hoelmer, K.A., Walton, V.W., Pickett, C.H., Sime, K.R. 2008. Crop domestication relaxes both top-down and bottom-up effects on a specialist herbivore. Basic and Applied Ecology. 10:216-227.
Alien invasive species and international trade Reprint Icon -
Dix, Mary E., Hoelmer, K.A. 2008. Alien invasive species and international trade. In: Proceedings of the International Union of Forestry Research Organization. 2nd Meeting of IUFRO Unit, May 26-30, 2008, Shepherdstown, WV. 7.03.12.
Effect of insecticide regimens on biological control of Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae) by Peristenus spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in New York apple orchards Reprint Icon -
Crampton, L., Loeb, G., Hoelmer, K.A., Hoffman, M. 2010. Effect of insecticide regimens on biological control of Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae) by Peristenus spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in New York apple orchards. Journal of Insect Science. vol. 10, article 36 (2010)
PCR-based rapid diagnosis of parasitism of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae) by Peristenus relictus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) -
Bon, M. C., K. Hoelmer, D. Coutinot, N. Ramualde. 2008. PCR-based rapid diagnosis of parasitism of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae) by Peristenus relictus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Biocontrol Science & Technology. 18(5):509-521.
Introductions of a European parasitoid, Peristenus relictus (=P. stygicus), against tarnished plant bug in the mid-Atlantic states Reprint Icon -
Hoelmer, K.A., Fuester, R.W., Taylor, P.B., Coutinot, D., Dorsey, T., Hudson, W., Robbins, G., Peiffer, R., Barczewski, R. 2008. Introductions of a European parasitoid, Peristenus relictus (=P. stygicus), against tarnished plant bug in the mid-Atlantic states. Journal of Insect Science. v.8:49, 2008
Yellow Sticky Trap Catches of Parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Vegetable Crops and Their Relationship to In-field Populations -
Hoelmer, K.A., Simmons, A.M. 2008. Yellow Sticky Trap Catches of Parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Vegetable Crops and Their Relationship to In-field Populations. Environmental Entomology. 37:391-399.
Distribution & status of Peristenus digoneutis, an introduced parasitoid of Lygus lineolaris in the NE U.S.: an update Reprint Icon -
Day, W.H., Hoelmer, K.A. 2008. Distribution & status of Peristenus digoneutis, an introduced parasitoid of Lygus lineolaris in the Northeast U.S.: an update. Journal of Insect Science. v.8:49, 2008
Introduction of Exotic Natural Enemies of Invasive Insect Pests in the USA: Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) as a current example -
Hoelmer, K.A., Hopper, K.R. 2007. Introduction of Exotic Natural Enemies of Invasive Insect Pests in the USA: Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) as a current example. Proceedings, International Symposium on Plant Quarantine & Exotic Insect Pest Management. Korean Society of of Applied Entomology & National Plant Quarantine Services of Korea, 18-19 October, 2007, YangPyeong, Korea. Pp 93-105.
Parasitism of the soybean aphid Aphis glycines by Binodoxys communis: the role of aphid defensive behavior and parasitoid reproductive performance Reprint Icon -
Wyckhuys, K.A.G., Stone, L., Desneux, N., Hoelmer, K., Hopper, K.R., and Heimpel, G.E. 2008. Parasitism of the soybean aphid Aphis glycines by Binodoxys communis: the role of aphid defensive behavior and parasitoid reproductive performance. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 98:361-370.
FIELD CAGE EVALUATION OF INTRODUCED ERETMOCERUS SPECIES (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) AGAINST BEMISIA TABACI STRAIN B (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE) ON CANTALOUPE -
Hoelmer, K.A. 2007. Field cage evaluation of introduced Eretmocerus species (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) against Bemisia tabaci strain B (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on Cantaloupe. Biological Control. Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 156-162.
SUITABILITY OF EUROPEAN TACHINID PARASITOIDS OF LOBESIA BOTRANA (DEN.& SCHIFF.) AND EUPOECILIA AMBIGUELLA (HUBNER) FOR INTRODUCTION AGAINST ENDOPIZA VITEANA (CLEMENS) IN NORTH AMERICA -
Martinez, M., Coutinot, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Denis, J. 2007. Suitability of European tachinid parasitoids of Lobesia botrana (Den.& Schiff.) and Eupoecilia ambiguella (Hubner) for introduction against Endopiza viteana (Clemens) in North America. Redia Journal of Zoology 2006. 89:87-97.
Importation of Peristenus spp. for the biological control of Lygus hesperus in California -
Pickett, C., Coutinot, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Kuhlmann, U., Goulet, H. 2007. Importation of Peristenus spp. for the biological control of Lygus hesperus in California. Journal of Insect Science. 7:16.
Genetic markers to distinguish between the Psyttalia lounsburyi populations which parasitize olive fruit flies in Africa -
Bon, M.C., Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A.A., Blanchet, A., Wharton, R., Jones, W. 2006. Genetic markers to distinguish between the Psyttalia lounsburyi populations which parasitize olive fruit flies in Africa. Genbank. Available online at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez, request Nucleotide Accession numbers DQ983810, DQ983811 and DQ983812.
ESTABLISHMENT OF PERISTENUS SPP. (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE CONTROL OF LYGUS SPP. -
Pickett, C.H., Rodrigeuz, R., Coutinot, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Kuhlmann, U., Goulet, H., Schwartz, M. 2007. Establishment of Peristenus spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in California for the control of Lygus spp.. Biocontrol Science and Technology. v. 17, issue 3, pp 261-272.
A NEW SPECIES OF COLLYRIA SCHIØDTE (HYMENOPTERA: ICHNEUMONIDAE, COLLYRIINAE), A PARASITOID OF CEPHUS FUMIPENNIS (HYMENOPTERA: CEPHIDAE) IN CHINA, AND POTENTIAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT FOR CEPHUS CINCTUS IN NORTH AMERICA -
Wahl, D.B., Shanower, T.G., Hoelmer, K.A. 2007. A New Species of Collyria Schiødte (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Collyriinae), a Parasitoid of Cephus Fumipennis (Hymenoptera: Cephidae) in China, and Potential Biological Control Agent for Cephus Cinctus in North America. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 80(1):43-50.
Evaluation of Exotic Parasitoids and Predators in Field Cages. Chapter 8 in: Biological Control of Bemisia: a Review of the Interagency Research and Implementation Program in the United States, 1992-2001 -
Hoelmer, K.A., Roltsch, W.J. 2008. Evaluation of exotic Parasitoids and Predators in Field Cages in California. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States: a Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4, Progress in Biological Control, H.M.T. Hokkanen (series ed). The Netherlands:Springer, Dordrecht. p. 129-145.
Habitat management for the establishment of Bemisia natural enemies. Chapter 15 in: Biological Control of Bemisia: a Review of the Interagency Research and Implementation Program in the United States, 1992-2001 -
Roltsch, W.J., Pickett, C.H., Simmons, G., Hoelmer, K.A. 2008. Habitat management for the establishment of Bemisia natural enemies. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States: a Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4, Progress in Biological Control, H.M.T. Hokkanen (series ed.). The Netherlands: Springer, Dordrecht. p. 243-257.
INDIGENOUS PARASITOIDS OF BEMISIA IN THE UNITED STATES AND POTENTIAL FOR NON-TARGET IMPACTS OF EXOTIC PARASITOID INTRODUCTIONS -
Hoelmer, K.A., Schuster, D.J., Ciomperlik, M.A. 2008. Indigenous parasitoids of Bemisia in the United States and potential for non-target impacts of exotic parasitoid introductions. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States: a Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4, Progress in Biological Control, H.M.T. Hokkanen (series ed.). The Netherlands: Springer, Dordrecht, p. 307-324.
THE BIOLOGY OF BRACON CELER, AS A PARASITOID OF THE OLIVE FLY -
Sime, K.R., Daane, K.M., Andrews, J.W., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H., Nadel, H., Johnson, M.W., Messing, R.H., 2006. The biology of Bracon celer, as a parasitoid of the olive fly. BioControl. 51:553-567.
INTEGRATING PARASITOID RELEASES WITH TRADITIONAL CONTROL METHODOLOGIES: EXPERIENCE IN THE SPRING MELON PRODUCTION SYSTEM IN THE SOUTHWESTERN U.S. -
Simmons, G., Hoelmer, K.A., Natwick, E. 2008. Integrating parasitoid releases with traditional control methodologies: experience in the spring melon production system in the southwestern USA. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Program Review of Interagency Bemisia Classical Biocontrol Program in the U.S.A. Vol. 4 Progress in Biological Control, Hokkanen, H.M.T., series editor. The Netherlands: Springer, Dordrecht. p.259-285.
IMPROVING BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF AN INVASIVE PEST WITH MOLECULAR PHYLOGEOGRAPHIC AND POPULATION GENETIC APPROACHES: THE WHEAT STEM SAWFLY, CEPHUS CINCTUS NORTON, (HYMENOPTERA : CEPHIDAE) AS A CASE STUDY -
Bon, M., Shanower, T.G., Morrill, W., Hoelmer, K.A., Hurard, C., Martin, J. 2005. Improving biological control of an invasive pest with molecular phylogeographic and population genetic approaches: the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus Norton, (Hymenoptera : Cephidae) as a case study. Proceedings from the International Symposium MMH Montpellier. Poster
EXPLORATION IN EUROPE, IMPORTATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF PARASITOIDS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF LYGUS HESPERUS (HEMIPTERA: MIRIDAE) IN CALIFORNIA -
Coutinot, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H. 2005. Exploration in Europe, importation and establishment of parasitoids for biological control of Lygus Hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) in California. 2005 7th International Conference on Pests in Agriculture, French Association for Protection of Plants, October 2005, Montpellier, France, available on CD.
Aphis glycines & Halyomorpha halys: Asian agricultural pests recently established in the North America -
Hoelmer, K.A. 2005. Aphis glycines & Halyomorpha halys: Asian agricultural pests recently established in North America. 5th Asia Pacific Congress of Entomology. Available on CD.
SELECTING ARTHROPOD BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS AGAINST ARTHROPOD PESTS: CAN THE SCIENCE BE IMPROVED TO DECREASE THE RISK OF RELEASING INEFFECTIVE AGENTS? -
Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A.A. 2005. Selecting arthropod biological control agents against arthropod pests: Can the science be improved to decrease the risk of releasing ineffective agents? Biological Control. 34: 255-264.
ESTABLISHMENT OF PERISTENUS SPP. IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR THE CONTROL OF LYGUS SPP. -
Pickett, C.H., Coutinot, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Kuhlmann, U. 2005. Establishment of Peristenus spp. in northern California for the control of Lygus spp. 2nd International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, p. 116-125.
A REVIEW OF WHEAT STEM SAWFLY (HYMENOPTERA: CEPHIDAE) RESEARCH IN CHINA -
Chen, S., Hoelmer, K.A., Chen, H., Liu, A., Shanower, T. 2004. A review of wheat stem sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae) research in China. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology, p 21(4): 249-256.
PRE-RELEASE EVALUATION OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS FOR SILVELEAF WHITEFLY WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OTHER COUNTRIES CONSIDERING RELEASE. -
Goolsby, J., Debarro, P., Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A. 2005. Pre-release evaluation of biological control agents for silverleaf whitefly with recommendations for other countries considering release. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, September 10-14, 2005, Davos, Switzerland. p. 144-151.
PHYLOGEOGRAPHY AND GENETIC STRUCTURE OF THE INVASIVE WHEAT STEM SAWFLY, CEPHUS CINCTUS NORTON, (HYMENOPTERA: CEPHIDAE) IN NORTH AMERICA: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL MANAGEMENT OF THIS PEST -
Bon, M., Shanower, T.G., Morrill, W., Hoelmer, K.A., Martin, J. 2005. Phylogeography and genetic structure of the invasive wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus Norton, (Hymenoptera: Cephidae) in North America: New insights into the biological control management of this pest. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. Poster.
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF OLIVE FLY: BALANCING PARASITOID EFFECTIVENESS AGAINST NON-TARGET IMPACTS -
Daane, K., Nadel, H., Sime, K., Andrews, J., Pickett, C., Messing, R., Hoelmer, K.A., Johnson, M., Walton, V., Kirk, A. 2005. Biological control of olive fly: balancing parasitoid effectiveness against non-target impacts. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. p. 91-92.
Diversity and ecology of natural enemies of olive fly, Bactrocera oleae, in South Africa -
Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A., Pickett, C.H. 2005. Diversity and ecology of natural enemies of olive fly, Bactrocera oleae, in South Africa. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. p. 110.
Mass-rearing parasitoids for support of classical and augmentative biological control programs -
Simmons, G.S., Pickett, C., Goolsby, J., Brown, J., Gould, J., Hoelmer, K.A., Chavarria, A. 2008. Mass-rearing Bemisia parasitoids for support of classical and augmentative biological control programs. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States - A Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. p. 111-119.
Release and recovery of exotic natural enemies of Bemisia tabaci (biotype “B”) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Imperial Valley, California. -
Hoelmer, K.A., Roltsch, W.J., Simmons, G.S., Andress, E. 2008. Release and recovery of exotic natural enemies of Bemisia tabaci (biotype “B”) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Imperial Valley, California. Program Review of Interagency Bemisia Classical Biocontrol Program in the U.S. Vol. 4:205-224
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WHEAT STEM SAWFLIES: PAST AND FUTURE -
Shanower, Thomas G., Hoelmer, Kim A. Biological Control of Wheat Stem Sawflies: Past and Future. J. Agric. Urban Entomol. 21(4):197-221.
POST-RELEASE EVALUATION OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF BEMISIA TABACI BIOTYPE "B" IN THE USA AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PREDICTIVE TOOLS TO GUIDE INTRODUCTIONS FOR OTHER COUNTRIES -
Goolsby, J., Debarro, P., Kirk, A., Sutherst, R., Canas, L., Ciomperlik, M., Ellsworth, P., Gould, J., Hartley, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Naranjo, S.E., Ruiz, R., Vacek, D. Post-release evaluation of biological control of Bemisia tabaci biotype "B" in the usa and the development of predictive tools to guide introductions for other countries. Biological Control. 32: 70-77
ADVANCES IN WHEAT STEM SAWFLY MANAGEMENT -
Shanower, T.G., Morrill, W.L., Weaver, D.K., Hoelmer, K.A., Berzonsky, W.A. Advances in wheat stem sawfly management. International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, Australia. 15-20 August 2004.
FOREIGN EXPLORATION FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS: CURRENT ISSUES AND PROBLEMS -
Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A.A., Meikle, W.G. 2004. Foreign exploration for biological control agents: current issues and problems. International Plant Protection Congress. Proceedings, page 132
RECENT PROGRESS TOWARDS CLASSICAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF THE WHEAT STEM SAWFLY -
Hoelmer, K.A., Shanower, T.G., Bon, M.C. Recent progress towards classical biological control of the wheat stem sawfly. Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT. 20-23 June 2004.
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CUTICULAR SURFACE WAX PORES AND THE WAXY PARTICLES OF THE DUSTYWING, SEMIDALIS FLINTI -
NELSON, D.R., FREEMAN, T.P., BUCKNER, J.S., HOELMER, K.A., JACKSON, C.G., HAGLER, J.R. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CUTICULAR SURFACE WAX PORES AND THE WAXY PARTICLES OF THE DUSTYWING, SEMIDALIS FLINTI. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 2003.
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CUTICULAR SURFACE WAX PORES AND THE WAXY PARTICLES OF THE DUSTYWING, SEMIDALIS FLINTI (NEUROPTERA: CONIOPTERYGIDAE) -
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CUTICULAR SURFACE WAX PORES AND THE WAXY PARTICLES OF THE DUSTYWING, SEMIDALIS FLINTI -
NELSON, D.R., FREEMAN, T.P., BUCKNER, J.S., HOELMER, K.A., JACKSON, C.G., HAGLER, J.R. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CUTICULAR SURFACE WAX PORES AND THE WAXY PARTICLES OF THE DUSTYWING, SEMIDALIS FLINTI. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 2003. v. 136(2)B. p. 343-356.
SPECIES-SPECIFICITY AND SENSITIVITY OF A PCR-BASED ASSAY FOR PERISTENUS STYGICUS LOAN (BRACONIDAE), A PARASITOID OF LYGUS SPP. (MIRIDAE) -
BON, M., RAMUALDE, N., HOELMER, K.A., COUTINOT, D. SPECIES-SPECIFICITY AND SENSITIVITY OF A PCR-BASED ASSAY FOR PERISTENUS STYGICUS LOAN (BRACONIDAE), A PARASITOID OF LYGUS SPP. (MIRIDAE). PROCEEDINGS OF FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF ARTHROPODS. 2003.
GEOGRAPHIC ORIGIN AND TAXONOMIC HISTORY OF DELPHASTUS SPP. (COLEOPTERA: COCCINELLIDAE) IN COMMERCIAL CULTURE -
Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H. 2003. GEOGRAPHIC ORIGIN AND TAXONOMIC HISTORY OF DELPHASTUS SPP. (COLEOPTERA: COCCINELLIDAE) IN COMMERCIAL CULTURE. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 13(5):529-535.
INTRASPECIFIC VARIATION IN THE ABILITY OF MICROCTONUS AETHIOPOIDES LOAN (HYM.: BRACONIDAE) TO PARASITIZE SITONA LEPIDUS GYL. (COLEOP.: CURCULIONIDAE) -
GENETIC DEMARCATION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN WHEAT STEM SAWFLY POPULATIONS CEPHUS CINCTUS NORTON, (HYMENOPTERA: CEPHIDAE)N REVEALED BY MOLECULAR MARKERS -
BON, M.C., HURARD, C., HOELMER, K.A., SHANOWER, T.G., MORRILL, W. GENETIC DEMARCATION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN WHEAT STEM SAWFLY POPULATIONS CEPHUS CINCTUS NORTON, (HYMENOPTERA: CEPHIDAE)N REVEALED BY MOLECULAR MARKERS. Molecular Ecology Notes. 2002. v. 5. p. 397-409.
INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR THE RELEASE, ESTABLISHMENT AND MONITORING OF BEMISIA PARASITOIDS AND PREDATORS -
HOELMER, K.A., GOOLSBY, J.G. INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR THE RELEASE, ESTABLISHMENT AND MONITORING OF BEMISIA PARASITOIDS AND PREDATORS. PROCEEDINGS OF FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF ARTHROPODS. 2003.
IMPORTATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF LYGUS HESPERUS NYMPHAL PARASITOIDS IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA -
PICKETT, C.H., GODFREY, K., MAYHEW, D.A., CASANAVE, K., COUTINOT, D., ERTLE, L., HOELMER, K.A. IMPORTATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF LYGUS HESPERUS NYMPHAL PARASITOIDS IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCE. 2002.
WHEAT STEM SAWFLY, CEPHUS CINCTUS NORTON (HYMENOPTERA: CEPHIDAE) BIOLOGICAL CONTROL -
FORMATION OF EXTERNAL WAXY PARTICLES BY ADULT BEMISIA ARGENTIFOLII AND SEMIDALIS FLINTI -
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