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Xingeng Wang
Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit
Research Entomologist

Phone: (302) 731-7330 ext. 241
Fax: (302) 731-1397

501 SOUTH CHAPEL STREET
NEWARK, DE 197133814
Projects
Exploration for Native Parasitoids of Asian Longhorned Beetle in South Korea
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 436211
Biological Control of Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 438849
Biological Control and Associated Technologies for Managing Invasive Wood-Boring and other Forest Insect Pests such as Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorned Beetle and Spotted Lanternfly
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 438519
Biological Control for Management of Invasive Pest Management, Emphasizing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Spotted Wing Drosophila and other Invasive Insect Pests of Crops
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 438521
Biological Control of Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 438645
Biological Control of Asian Longhorned Beetle
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 441028
Moving from Crisis Response to Long-Term Integrated Management of SWD: A Keystone Pest of Fruit Crops in the United States
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 439263
Implementation of Biological Control to Control Spotted-Wing Drosophila
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 438131
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Biocontrol Agents against Emerald Ash Borer Infesting Ash and White Fringe Tree in Urban Forests
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438443
Field Surveys and Collections in SW China for Spotted Wing Drosophila Parasitoids
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437803

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Plasticity of body growth and development in two cosmopolitan pupal parasitoids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Hogg, B.N., Biondi, A., Daane, K.M. 2021. Plasticity of body growth and development in two cosmopolitan pupal parasitoids. Biological Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104738.
Early-acting competitive superiority in opiine parasitoids of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): implications for biological control of invasive tephritid pests Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Ramadan, M., Guerrieri, E., Messing, R.H., Johnson, M.W., Daane, K.M., Hoelmer, K.A. 2021. Early-acting competitive superiority in opiine parasitoids of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): implications for biological control of invasive tephritid pests. Biological Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104725.
Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae): A decade of research towards a sustainable integrated pest management program Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tait, G., Isaacs, R., Fanning, P., Daane, K., Hoelmer, K.A., Biondi, A., Lee, J.C., Beers, E., Gut, L., Van Timmeren, S., Sial, A., Grassi, A., Mermer, S., Pfab, F., Crava, M., Rendon, D., Dalton, D.T., Gomez, M., Yeh, A., Loeb, G.M., Rossi-Stacconi, V., Anfora, G., Ioriatti, C., Sassu, F., Stockton, D.G., Wallingford, A., Renkema, J., Cha, D.H., Rogers, M., Hamby, K., Zalom, F., Chiu, J., Rodriguez Saona, C., Cloonen, K., Klick, J., Burrack, H.J., Walton, V.M., Avosani, S., Abrieux, A., Puppato, S., Diepenbrock, L., Choi, M.Y., Seagraves, M., Wang, X., Kraft, L. 2021. Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae): A decade of research towards a sustainable integrated pest management program. Journal of Economic Entomology. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab158.
Optimal Conditions for Diapause Survival of Aprostocetus fukutai, an Egg Parasitoid for Biological Control of Anoplophora chinensis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Ramualde, N., Aparicio, E.M., Maspero, M., Duan, J.J., Smith, L. 2021. Optimal conditions for diapause survival of Aprostocetus fukutai, an egg parasitoid for biological control of Anoplophora chinensis. Insects. 12(6). https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12060535.
Reproductive traits of the egg parasitoid Aprostocetus fukutai a promising biological control agent for invasive citrus longhorned beetle Anoplophora chinensis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Ramualde, N., Desurmont, G., Smith, L., Gundersen, D.E., Grodowitz, M.J. 2021. Reproductive traits of the egg parasitoid Aprostocetus fukutai a promising biological control agent for invasive citrus longhorned beetle Anoplophora chinensis. Biocontrol. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10526-021-10118-2.
Potential host ranges of three Asian larval parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Daane, K.M., Wang, X., Hogg, B.N., Biondi, A. 2021. Potential host ranges of three Asian larval parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Pest Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-021-01368-1.
Male Impact on Female Reproductive Performance of the Larval Tephritid Parasitoid Diachasmimorpha tryoni (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramadan, M.M., Wang, X. 2021. Male impact on female reproductive performance of the larval tephritid parasitoid Diachasmimorpha tryoni (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab063.
DROP: Molecular voucher database for identification of Drosophila parasitoids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lue, C., Buffington, M.L., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Driskell, A., Jandova, A., Kimura, M., Carton, Y., Kula, R.R., Schlenke, T., Mateos, M., Govind, S., Varaldi, J., Guerrieri, E., Giorgini, M., Wang, X., Hoelmer, K.A., Daane, K., Abram, P., Pardikes, N., Brown, J., Thierry, M., Poirie, M., Goldstein, P.Z., Miller, S., Jiggins, F., Tracey, A., Davis, J.S., Wertheim, B., Lewis, O.T., Leips, J., Lindsey, A., Staniczenko, P., Hrcek, J. 2021. DROP: Molecular voucher database for identification of Drosophila parasitoids. Molecular Ecology. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13435.
Exploration for olive fruit fly parasitoids across Africa reveals regional distributions and dominance of closely associated parasitoids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Walton, V.M., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H., Blanchet, A., Straser, R.K., Kirk, A.A., Daane, K.M. 2021. Exploration for olive fruit fly parasitoids across Africa reveals regional distributions and dominance of closely associated parasitoids. Scientific Reports. 11: 6182. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85253-y.
Biological control of Drosophila suzukii Reprint Icon ()
Wang, X., Lee, J.C., Daane, K.M., Buffington, M.L., Hoelmer, K.A. 2020. Biological control of Drosophila suzukii. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources. 15. Article 054. https://doi.org/10.1079/PAVSNNR202015054.
Host preference of three Asian larval parasitoids to closely related Drosophila species: implications for biological control of Drosophila suzukii Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biondi, A., Wang, X., Daane, K.M. 2020. Host preference of three Asian larval parasitoids to closely related Drosophila species: implications for biological control of Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Pest Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-020-01272-0.
Performances of six eupelmid egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from China on Japanese giant silkworm Caligula japonica (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) with different host-age regimes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Qu, X., Li, T., Iqbal, A., Wang, X., Ren, Z., Desneux, N., Zang, L. 2020. Performances of six eupelmid egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from China on Japanese giant silkworm Caligula japonica (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) with different host-age regimes. Journal of Pest Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-020-01271-1.
Exploring the potential for novel associations of generalist parasitoids for biological control of invasive woodboring beetles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Wang, X., Kenis, M., Cao, L., Duan, J.J., Gould, J., Hoelmer, K.A. 2020. Exploring the potential for novel associations of generalist parasitoids for biological control of invasive woodboring beetles. Biocontrol. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10526-020-10039-6.
Assessment of Asobara japonica as a potential biological control agent for the spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Biondi, A., Nance, A.H., Zappalà, L., Hoelmer, K.A., Daane, K.M. 2020. Assessment of Asobara japonica as a potential biological control agent for the spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii. Entomologia Generalis. https://doi.org/10.1127/entomologia/2020/1100.
Optimizing Parasitoid and Host Densities for Efficient Rearing of Ontsira mellipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on Asian Longhorned Beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Aparicio, E.M., Duan, J.J., Gould, J.R., Hoelmer, K.A. 2020. Optimizing parasitoid and host densities for efficient rearing of Ontsira mellipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on Asian longhorned beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa086.
Reproductive Traits of Ontsira mellipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a North American Parasitoid, as a Novel Biological Control Agent for Exotic Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Aparicio, E.M. 2020. Reproductive traits of Ontsira mellipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a North American parasitoid, as a novel biological control agent for exotic Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa160.
Biological control of spotted-wing drosophila - an update on promising agents Reprint Icon ()
Wang, X., Daane, K.M., Hoelmer, K.A., Lee, J.C. 2021. Biological control of spotted-wing drosophila - an update on promising agents. In: Garcia, F.R.M., editor. Drosophila suzukii Management. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. p. 143-167. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62692-1_8.
Current distribution of the olive psyllid, Euphyllura olivina, in California and initial evaluation of the parasitoid Psyllaephagus euphyllurae as a biological control candidate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hougardy, E.H., Wang, X., Hogg, B.N., Johnson, M.W., Daane, K.M., Pickett, C.H. 2020. Current distribution of the olive psyllid, Euphyllura olivina, in California and initial evaluation of the parasitoid Psyllaephagus euphyllurae as a biological control candidate. Insects. 11(3):146. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/insects11030146.
Cerambycid communities and their associated hymenopteran parasitoids from major hardwood trees in Delaware, USA: implications for biocontrol of invasive longhorned beetles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Golec, J.R., Aparicio, E.M., Wang, X., Duan, J.J., Fuester, R.W., Tatman, D.M., Kula, R.R. 2020. Cerambycid communities and their associated hymenopteran parasitoids from major hardwood trees in Delaware, USA: implications for biocontrol of invasive longhorned beetles. Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz169.
Functional responses of three candidate Asian larval parasitoids evaluated for classical biological control of Drosophila suzukii Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Biondi, A., Daane, K.M. 2019. Functional responses of three candidate Asian larval parasitoids evaluated for classical biological control of Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz265.
Assessing the host range of the North American parasitoid Ontsira mellipes: potential for biological control of Asian longhorned beetle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Aparicio, E.M., Murphy, T.C., Duan, J.J., Elkinton, J.S., Gould, J.R. 2019. Assessing the host range of the North American parasitoid Ontsira mellipes: potential for biological control of Asian longhorned beetle. Biological Control. 137: 104028. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2019.104028.
Temporal dynamics of host use by Drosophila suzukii in California’s San Joaquin Valley: Implications for area-wide pest management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Gülay, K., Kent, D.M. 2019. Temporal dynamics of host use by Drosophila suzukii in California’s San Joaquin Valley: Implications for area-wide pest management. Insects. 10: 2016. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10070206.
Comparison of thermal performances of two Asian larval parasitoids of Drosopihila suzukii Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hougardy, E.H., Hogg, B.N., Wang, X., Daane, K. 2019. Comparison of thermal performances of two Asian larval parasitoids of Drosopihila suzukii. Biological Control. 136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2019.104000.
Biological control of spotted-wing drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae) - Current and pending tactics Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, J.C., Wang, X., Daane, K.M., Hoelmer, K.A., Isaacs, R., Sial, A., Walton, V. 2019. Biological control of spotted-wing drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae) - Current and pending tactics. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 10(1):1-9. https://doi.org/10.1093/jipm/pmz012.
Potential competitive outcomes among three solitary larval endoparasitoids as candidate agents for classical biological control of Drosophila suzukii Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Hogg, B.N., Hougardy, E., Nance, A., Daane, K.M. 2018. Potential competitive outcomes among three solitary larval endoparasitoids as candidate agents for classical biological control of Drosophila suzukii. Biological Control. 130:18-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2018.12.003.