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Livy H Williams
Vegetable Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (843) 402-5392
Fax: (843) 573-4715
Room 139

2700 SAVANNAH HIGHWAY
CHARLESTON, SC 294140000
Projects
Sustainable Approaches for Pest Management in Vegetable Crops
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429894
Search for Wireworm Attractants in Idaho
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 436944
Search for Wireworm Attractants in Illinois
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437117

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Development and characterization of microsatellites from the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Trigiano, R.N., Boggess, S., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Williams III, L.H., Mcquate, G.T. 2020. Development and characterization of microsatellites from the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus. Journal of Applied Entomology. 144(4):335-340. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12738.
Development of a DNA isolation method and microsatellites from the sweetpotato weevil (Cylas formicarius elegantulus) and characterization of genetic diversity - (Abstract Only)
13-Tetradecenyl acetate, a female-produced sex pheromone component of the economically important click beetle Melanotus communis (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Elateridae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Serrano, J.M., Johnson, P.J., Millar, J.G. 2019. 13-Tetradecenyl acetate, a female-produced sex pheromone component of the economically important click beetle Melanotus communis (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Scientific Reports. 9(16197):1-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-52199-1.
Perception and behavioral responses to host plant volatiles in three Adelphocoris species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chun-Li, X., Hong-Sheng, P., Bing, L., Zongxiu, L., Williams Iii, L.H., Yi-Zhong, Y., Yan-Hui, L. 2019. Perception and behavioral responses to host plant volatiles in three Adelphocoris species. Journal of Chemical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01102-3.
Russian-olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) genetic diversity in the western United States and implications for biological control Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Andres, J.A., Bogdanowicz, S.M., Guilbault, K.R., Hufbauer, R.A., Schaffner, U., Weyl, P., Williams III, L.H. 2019. Russian-olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) genetic diversity in the western United States and implications for biological control. Invasive Plant Science and Management. https://doi.org/10.1017/inp.2019.16.
Affect of food provisioning on survival and reproductive success of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi, in the field Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Pointurier, O., Deschodt, P. 2019. Affect of food provisioning on survival and reproductive success of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi, in the field. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-019-09684-1.
Method for DNA isolation from sweetpotato weevil collected in pheromone-baited traps Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Williams III, L.H., Harris-Shultz, K.R., McQuate, G.T. 2019. Method for DNA isolation from sweetpotato weevil collected in pheromone-baited traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112:1001-1003. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy390.
Integration of olfactory and visual cues for detection of low density populations of sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius) - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., McQuate, G.T., Sylva, C.D., Wadl, P.A., Webb, J. 2018. Integration of olfactory and visual cues for detection of low density populations of sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius). International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting. p.359.
13-tetradecenyl acetate, a female-produced sex pheromone of Melanotus communis (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Elateridae) - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Serrano, J.M., Millar, J.G., Johnson, P.J. 2018. 13-tetradecenyl acetate, a female-produced sex pheromone of Melanotus communis (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Elateridae). International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting. p.360.
Effect of exposure time on mass-rearing production of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
La-Spina, M., Pickett, C.H., Daane, K.M., Hoelmer, K.A., Blanchet, A., Williams III, L.H. 2017. Effect of exposure time on mass-rearing production of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 142(3):319-326. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12478.
Methyl jasmonate-induction of cotton: a field test of the “attract and reward” strategy of conservation biological control Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Castle Del Conte, S.C. 2017. Methyl jasmonate-induction of cotton: a field test of the “attract and reward” strategy of conservation biological control. AoB Plants. 9(5):plx032. https://doi:10.1093/aobpla/plx032.
Is the begomovirus, sweet potato leaf curl virus, really seed transmitted in sweetpotato? Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Ling, K., Wadl, P.A., Williams III, L.H., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, D.M. 2017. Is the begomovirus, sweet potato leaf curl virus, really seed transmitted in sweetpotato?. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 107(12S):S5.111. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-107-12-S5.1.
Prospects for repellent in pest control: current developments and future challenges - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deletre, E., Schatz, B., Bourguet, D., Chandre, F., Williams Iii, L.H., Ratnadass, A., Martin, T. 2016. Prospects for repellent in pest control: current developments and future challenges. Chemoecology. 26:1-16.
Factors affecting reproductive success and life history parameters of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from three host-associated populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saadat, D., Seraj, A., Goldansaz, S., Williams Iii, L.H. 2016. Factors affecting reproductive success and life history parameters of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from three host-associated populations . Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. 96: 86-92.
Factors affecting reproductive success and life history parameters of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from three host-associated populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saadat, D., Seraj, A., Goldansav, S., Williams III, L.H. 2016. Factors affecting reproductive success and life history parameters of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from three host-associated populations. Biological Control. 96:86-92.
Current status and future direction of sweetpotato research at the U. S. Vegetable Laboratory - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Wadl, P.A., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, D.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Ling, K. 2016. Current status and future direction of sweetpotato research at the U. S. Vegetable Laboratory. HortScience. 51:S35-36.
Recent progress in a classical biological control program for olive fruit fly in California - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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.
Electrophysical and behavioral characterization of bioactive compounds of four essential oils against Anopheles gambiae and prospects for their use as bednet treatments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deletre, E., Chandre, F., Williams III, L.H., Dumenil, C., Menut, C., Martin, T. 2015. Electrophysical and behavioral characterization of bioactive compounds of four essential oils against Anopheles gambiae and prospects for their use as bednet treatments. Parasites & Vectors. 8:316. 1-14.
Sugar concentration and timing of feeding affect feeding characteristics and survival of a parasitic wasp - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams Iii, L.H., Deschodt, P., Pointurier, O., Kris, W. 2015. Sugar concentration and timing of feeding affect feeding characteristics and survival of a parasitic wasp. Journal of Insect Physiology. 79:10-18.
Characterization of Retention and Transfer of Protein Labels in the Saltcedar Leaf Beetle for use in Ecological Studies - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Hagler, J.R., Tonkel, K.C. 2014. Characterization of Retention and Transfer of Protein Labels in the Saltcedar Leaf Beetle for use in Ecological Studies. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p. 131.
Natural enemies of perennial pepperweed, lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Tonkel, K.C., Pitcairn, M. 2014. Natural enemies of perennial pepperweed, lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p. 132.
Does dimethyl sulfoxide increase protein immunomarking efficiency for dispersal and predation studies? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Hagler, J.R., Tonkel, K.C. 2013. Does dimethyl sulfoxide increase protein immunomarking efficiency for dispersal and predation studies? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 148:275-286.
Genetic identity and diversity of perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) in its native and invaded ranges Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Schwartzlander, M., Hinz, H., Williams III, L.H., Gerber, E., Rector, B.G., Zhang, D. 2013. Genetic identity and diversity of perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) in its native and invaded ranges. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6(2):268–280.
Plant-mediated decisions by an herbivore affect oviposition pattern and subsequent egg parasitism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams Iii, L.H., Zhu, Y., Snodgrass, G.L., Manrique, V. 2012. Plant-mediated decisions by an herbivore affect oviposition pattern and subsequent egg parasitism. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 6:159-169. DOI 10.1007/s11829-011-9165-0.
Retention of immunolabels by Diorhabda carinulata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Hagler, J.R., Tonkel, K.C. 2011. Retention of immunolabels by Diorhabda carinulata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 141:154-162.
Field responses of predaceous arthropods to methyl salicylate: a meta-analysis and case study in cranberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Saona, C., Kaplan, I., Braasch, J., Chinnasamy, D., Williams Iii, L.H. 2011. Field responses of predaceous arthropods to methyl salicylate: a meta-analysis and case study in cranberries. Biological Control. 59: 294-303.
Natural enemies associated with the invasive weed, Lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range - (Abstract Only)
Williams Iii, L.H., Tonkel, K.C. 2012. Natural enemies associated with the invasive weed, Lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. 1:31.
Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles Influence Neurophysiological And Behavioral Responses Of And Host Attack By An Egg Parasitoid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Castle, S.C., Zhu, S. 2008. Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles Influence Neurophysiological And Behavioral Responses Of And Host Attack By An Egg Parasitoid. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34:1190-1201
Expressed sequence tags from adult female Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae). ()
Allen, M. L., Williams, L., and Taliercio, E. 2007. Expressed Sequence Tags From Adult Female Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae).. Genbank. EX515192 through EX515308.
Comparing different floral resources on the longevity of a parasitic wasp - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Hendrix, D.L. 2008. Comparing different floral resources on the longevity of a parasitic wasp. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 10:23-28.
Nutritional ecology of a parasitic wasp: food source affects gustatory response, metabolic utilization, and survivorship - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Roane, T.M. 2007. Nutritional ecology of a parasitic wasp: Food source affects gustatory response, metabolic utilization, and survivorship. Journal of Insect Physiology. 53:1262-1275.
The role of herbivore-induced plant volatiles in biological control: a journey from lab to field - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Castle, S.C., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Zhu, S., Montblanc, E.M., Quinlan, R.M. 2008. The role of herbivore-induced plant volatiles in biological control: a journey from lab to field. International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting. p. 257.
The past, present, and future of biologically-based weed management on rangeland watersheds in the western United States - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Carruthers, R.I., Snyder, K.A., Longland, W.S. 2007. The past, present, and future of biologically-based weed management on rangeland watersheds in the western United States. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p.44.
Biologically-based integrated management of salt cedar on western rangeland watersheds - (Abstract Only)
Williams Iii, L.H., Snyder, K.A., Longland, W.S., Blank, R.R., Young, J.A., Carruthers, R.I. 2006. Biologically-based integrated management of salt cedar on western rangeland watersheds [abstract]. In: 2006 Tamarisk Research Conference. Current Status and Future Directions. p. 6.
CHARACTERIZATION OF MICROBIAL GUT FLORA OF HETEROPTEROUS INSECTS - (Abstract Only)
Incorporation of Rhodamine B into Male Tobacco Budworm Moths Heliothis Virescens to use as a Marker for Mating Studies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco, C.A., Perera, O.P., Ray, J.D., Taliercio, E.W., Williams III, L.H. 2006. INCORPORATION OF RHODAMINE B INTO MALE TOBACCO BUDWORM MOTHS HELIOTHIS VIRESCENS TO USE AS A MARKER FOR MATING STUDIES. Journal of Insect Science. 6:05. AVAILABLE ONLINE: insectscience.org/6.05.
GUSTATORY ACCEPTANCE, LONGEVITY, AND UTILIZATION OF NECTAR AND HONEYDEW SUGARS BY ANAPHES IOLE, AN EGG PARASITOID OF LYGUS BUGS - (Proceedings)
Williams Iii, L.H., Roane, T.M., Beach, J.P. 2005. Gustatory acceptance, longevity, and utilization of nectar and honeydew sugars by anaphes iole, an egg parasitoid of lygus bugs. Biological Control Symposium Proceedings.
THE SHIELD-BACKED BUG, PACHYCORIS STALLII UHLER (HETEROPTERA: SCUTELLERIDAE) - DESCRIPTION OF IMMATURE STAGES, EFFECT OF MATERNAL CARE ON NYMPHS, AND NOTES ON LIFE HISTORY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams Ill, L.H., Coscaron, M.C., Dellape, P.M., Roane, T.M. 2005. THE SHIELD-BACKED BUG, PACHYCORIS STALLII UHLER (HETEROPTERA: SCUTELLERIDAE) - DESCRIPTION OF IMMATURE STAGES, EFFECT OF MATERNAL CARE ON NYMPHS, AND NOTES ON LIFE HISTORY. Journal of Insect Science. 5:29, Available online: insectscience.org/5.29.
THE PIERCING-SUCKING HERBIVORES LYGUS HESPERUS AND NEZARA VIRIDULA INDUCE VOLATILE EMISSIONS IN PLANTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, L., III, C. Rodriguez-Saona, P. W. Paré & S. J. Crafts-Brandner. 2005. The piercing-sucking herbivores Lygus hesperus and Nezara viridula induce volatile emissions in plants. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 58: 84-96.
EXPLOITATION OF HERBIVORE-INDUCED PLANT VOLATILES FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF LYGUS SPECIES ()
Williams, L., III, C. Rodriguez-Saona, S. C. Castle, V. Manrique & J. S. Bernal. Exploitation of herbivore-induced plant volatiles for conservation biological control of Lygus species. Symposium: Biology and Management of Plant Bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae), 22nd International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, Australia, August 2004.
OLFACTORY RESPONSES OF ANAPHES IOLE (HYMENOPTERA: MYMARIDAE) TO VOLATILE SIGNALS DERIVED FROM HOST HABITATS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manrique, V., W. A. Jones, Jr., L. Williams, III & J. S. Bernal. 2005. Olfactory responses of Anaphes iole (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) to volatile signals derived from host habitats. Journal of Insect Behavior 18: 89-104.
TETHERED AND UNTETHERED FLIGHT BY LYGUS HESPERUS AND LYGUS LINEOLARIS (HETEROPTERA: MIRIDAE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackmer, J.L., Naranjo, S.E., Williams Iii, L.H. 2004. Tethered and untethered flight by lygus hesperus and lygus lineolaris (heteroptera: miridae). Environmental Entomology 33(5): 1389-1400
Potential of detection and identification of nymphal parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Lygus bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) by using polymerase chain reaction and ITS2 sequence analysis techniques - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhu, Y., Riddick, E.W., Williams Iii, L.H., Schotzko, D.J., Logarzo, G.A., Jackson, C.G. 2004. Potential of detection and identification of nymphal parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Lygus bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) by using polymerase chain reaction and ITS2 sequence analysis techniques. Insect Molecular Biology. 97(4):743-752.
STINK BUGS IN MIDSOUTH COTTON: IDENTIFICATION, LIFE CYCLES, AND NATURAL ENEMIES ()
Williams, L., III & S. C. Castle. 2004. Stink bugs in midsouth cotton: identification, life cycles, and natural enemies. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. pp. 1898-1899.
LEIOPHRON ARGENTINENSIS SHAW (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE): A NEW SPECIES OF PARASITOID FROM ARGENTINA AND PARAGUAY, WITH INFORMATION ON LIFE HISTORY AND POTENTIAL FOR CONTROLLING LYGUS BUGS (HEMIPTERA: MIRIDAE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams Iii, L.H., Logarzo, G.A., Shaw, S.R., Price, L.D., Manrique, V. 2003. Leiophron argentinensis shaw (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): a new species of parasitoid from Argentina and Paraguay, with information on life history and potential for controlling lygus bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
LYGUS HESPERUS FEEDING AND SALIVARY GLAND EXTRACTS INDUCE VOLATILE EMISSIONS IN PLANTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
RODRIGUEZ-SAONA, C., CRAFTS-BRANDNER, S.J., WILLIAMS III, L.H., PARE, P.W. LYGUS HESPERUS FEEDING AND SALIVARY GLAND EXTRACTS INDUCE VOLATILE EMISSIONS IN PLANTS. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY. 2002. v. 28, no. 9, pp. 1733-1747.