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United States Department of Agriculture

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Donald B Thomas
Tick and Biting Fly Research
Entomology

Phone: (956) 205-7694
Fax: (956) 205-7639
Room 108

22675 N. MOOREFIELD RD
MOORE AIR BASE BLD 6419
EDINBURG , TX 785410000

Projects
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species that Impact Livestock
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 427622
Cattle Fever Tick Eradication
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 428021
Adapting TickBot Technology to Support Efforts by Appropriated Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Research Project
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430412
Cattle Fever Tick Salivary Proteins as Candidate Immunogens
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430903
Cattle Fever Tick Detection by Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS) Analysis of Bovine Feces
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427555

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Fungi isolated from house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on penned cattle in South Texas -
Pseudocromata, a new genus of Ochlerini based on a new species from Ecuador (Discocephalinae: Pentatomidae) -
Ortega-Leon, G., Thomas, D.B. 2016. Pseudocromata, a new genus of Ochlerini based on a new species from Ecuador (Discocephalinae: Pentatomidae). Zootaxa. 4137:286-290.
Resolution of inter and intra-species relationships of the West Indian fruit fly Anastrepha obliqua -
Scally, M., Into, F., Thomas, D.B., Ruiz-Arce, R., Barr, N., Schuenzel, E.L. 2016. Resolution of inter and intra-species relationships of the West Indian fruit fly Anastrepha obliqua. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 101:286-293.
A revision of Eleodes subgenus Litheleodes (Coleoptera:Tenebrionidae) -
Triplehorn, C.A., Thomas, D.B. 2015. A revision of Eleodes subgenus Litheleodes (Coleoptera:Tenebrionidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin. 14:11-21.
Charles A. Triplehorn: an inordinate fondness for Darkling Beetles -
Thomas, D.B., Smith, A.A., Aalbu, R. 2015. Charles A. Triplehorn: an inordinate fondness for Darkling Beetles. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 14:1-10.
Chaseleodes, a new subgenus of Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the central plateau of Mexico -
Thomas, D.B. 2015. Chaseleodes, a new subgenus of Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the central plateau of Mexico. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 14:122-126.
Morphology of the pre-imaginal stages of Lasioptera Donacis Coutin(Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a candidate biocontrol agent of giant arundo cane Reprint Icon -
Thomas, D.B., Goolsby, J. 2015. Morphology of the pre-imaginal stages of Lasioptera Donacis Coutin(Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a candidate biocontrol agent of giant arundo cane. Psyche. Available: 10.1155/2015/262678.
Revision of Eleodes subgenus Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) -
Triplehorn, C.A., Thomas, D.B., Smith, A.D. 2015. Revision of Eleodes subgenus Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 141:156-196.
Status of Nilgai antelope as a host of cattle fever tick (Boophilus microplus) and Babesiosis -
Mitigating predatory ants promotes establishment of biological control of Arundo by Arundo Scale in the cattle fever tick quarantine zone Reprint Icon -
Velez-Bonner, A., Osbrink, W.L., Summy, R.K., Thomas, D.B., Showler, A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Goolsby, J. 2015. Mitigating predatory ants promotes establishment of biological control of Arundo by Arundo Scale in the cattle fever tick quarantine zone. Journal Subtropical Plant Science. 65:38-44.
Phylogeographic structure in Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) populations inferred with mtDNA -
Ruiz-Arce, R., Owen, C.L., Thomas, D.B., Barr, N.B., Mcpheron, B.A. 2015. Phylogeographic structure in Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) populations inferred with mtDNA. Journal of Economic Entomology. 82:1-13. DOI:10.1093/jee/tov082.
Gene's Organ Transcriptome of the southern Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus -
Biological studies and field observations in Europe of Lasioptera donacis potential biological control agent of giant reed, Arundo donax, an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin of Texas and Mexico -
Tripius gyraloura n. sp. (Aphelenchoidea: Sphaerulariidae) parasitic in the gall midge Lasioptera donacis Coutin (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Reprint Icon -
Poinar, G., Thomas, D.B. 2014. Tripius gyraloura sp. n. (Aphelenchoidea: Sphaerulariidae) parasitic in the gall midge Lasioptera donacis Coutin (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Systematic Parasitology. 89:247-252.
Establishment and spread of a single parthenogenic genotype of the Mediterranean arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana in the variable climate of Texas Reprint Icon -
Goolsby, J., Gaskin, J.F., Tarin, D.V., Pepper, A., Henne, D.C., Auclair, A., Racelis, A.E., Summy, K.R., Moran, P.J., Thomas, D.B., Yang, C., Jimenez, M., Ciompwelik, M.J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kirk, A.A. 2014. Establishment and spread of a single parthenogenic genotype of the Mediterranean arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana in the variable climate of Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 39(4):675-690.
Walker's Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) -
Thomas, D.B., Smith, A.D., Triplehorn, C.A., Aalbu, R.A. 2014. Walker's Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Zootaxa. 3835(4):1175-5326.
Copula duration, insemination and sperm allocation in Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) Reprint Icon -
Thomas, D.B., Leal, S.N., Conway, H.E. 2014. Copula duration, insemination and sperm allocation in Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 107(4):858-865.
Spatiotemporal Incidence of Acaracide Resistance among Outbreaks of Cattle Fever Ticks in the US -
Comparison of torula yeast and various grape juice products as attractants for Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) -
Mangan, R.L., Thomas, D.B. 2014. Comparison of torula yeast and various grape juice products as attractants for Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(2):591-600.
Efficacy of an organophosphate mixture against an organophosphate-resistant strain of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) Reprint Icon -
Davey, R.B., Thomas, D.B., Pound, J.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Miller, R. 2014. Efficacy of an organophosphate mixture against an organophosphate-resistant strain of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 48(4):306-316.
Mcphersonarcys, a new genus for Pentatomaaequalis Say (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) -
Thomas, D.B. 2012. Mcphersonarcys, a new genus for Pentatomaaequalis Say (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Great Lakes Entomologist. 45(3-4):127-133.
Phylogeography of West Indian fruit fly, Anastrepha obliqua, inferred with mtDNA sequencing -
USDA-ARS Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory Tick & Biting Fly Research Unit scientific update -
Ticks on Deer and Cattle in the Cattle Fever Tick Permanent Quarantine Zone, 2012 -
A calendrical method for predicting generation cycles of the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae), triggering citrus quarantines in south Texas -
Thomas, D.B. 2012. A calendrical method for predicting generation cycles of the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae), triggering citrus quarantines in south Texas. Subtropical Plant Science. 64:13-17.
Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision of the subgenus Melaneleodes Blaisdell and Omegeleodes, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Eleodin) -
Triplehorn, C., Thomas, D.B. 2011. Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision of the subgenus Melaneleodes Blaisdell and Omegeleodes, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Eleodin). Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 137(3/4):251-281.
Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision of the subgenus Melaneleodes Blaisdell and Omegeleodes, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Eleodin) Reprint Icon -
Triplehorn, C., Thomas, D.B. 2011. Studies in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz with a revision of the subgenus Melaneleodes Blaisdell and Omegeleodes, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Eleodin). Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 137(3-4):251-281.
The authority and types for the hackberry gall psyllid genus Pachypsylla (Riley) (Hemiptera-Homoptera: Psyllidae) -
Comparison of insect vacuums for sampling Asian citrus psyllid (Homoptera: Psyllidae) on citrus trees -
Thomas, D.B. 2012. Comparison of insect vacuums for sampling Asian citrus psyllid (Homoptera: Psyllidae) on citrus trees. Southwestern Entomologist. 37(1):55-60.
Insect-vacs for sampling Asian citrus psyllid (Homoptera: psyllidae) on citrus trees -
A stink bug, Edessa protera sp. n. (Pentatomidae: Edessinae) in Mexican amber -
Poinar Jr, G., Thomas, D.B. 2012. A stink bug, Edessa protera sp. n. (Pentatomidae: Edessinae) in Mexican amber. Historical Biology. 24(2):207-211.
Is the old world fig, Ficus carica L. (Moraceae), an alternate host for the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Kuwayama) (Homoptera: Psyllidae)? -
Thomas, D.B., De Leon, J.H. 2011. Is the old world fig, Ficus carica L. (Moraceae), an alternate host for the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Kuwayama) (Homoptera: Psyllidae)? Florida Entomologist. 94(4):1081-1083.
Developmental arrest in Mexican fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) irradiated in grapefruit -
Thomas, D.B., Hallman, G.J. 2011. Developmental arrest in Mexican fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) irradiated in grapefruit. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104:1367-1372.
Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: tephritidae) and the phenology of its native host plant, Yellow Chapote (Rutaceae) in Mexico -
Thomas, D.B. 2012. Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and the phenology of its native host plant, Yellow Chapote (Rutaceae) in Mexico. Journal of Entomological Science. 47:1-16.
Host plants of psyllids in south Texas -
Evaluation of the efficacy of the methyl bromide fumigation schedule against Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in citrus fruit -
Hallman, G.J., Thomas, D.B. 2011. Evaluation of the efficacy of the methyl bromide fumigation schedule against Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in citrus fruit. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104:63-68.
Gamma-butyrolactone as a lure for traps targeting the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Homoptera: Psyllidae) -
Thomas, D.B. 2010. Gamma-butyrolactone as a lure for traps targeting the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Homoptera: Psyllidae). Subtropical Plant Science. 62:34-37.
Dispersion y dinamica poblacional -
Thomas, D.B. 2010. Dispersion y dinamica poblacional. In: Montoya,P., Toledo, J., Hernandez,E., editores. Moscas de la fruta: Fundamentos y procedimientos para su manejo. Mexico, D.F.:S y G Editores Press. p. 81-90.
Host status of grapefruit and Valencia oranges for Anastrepha serpentina and Anastrepha ludens -
Mangan, R.L., Thomas, D.B., Tarshis Moreno, A.M. 2011. Host status of grapefruit and Valencia oranges for Anastrepha serpentina and Anastrepha ludens. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(2):388-397.
Ionizing radiation as a phytosanitary treatment against fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): Efficacy in naturally versus artificially infested fruit -
Hallman, G.J., Thomas, D.B. 2010. Ionizing radiation as a phytosanitary treatment against fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): Efficacy in naturally versus artificially infested fruit. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(4):1129-1134.
A new species of Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) from Ecuador (Especie nueva de Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) de Ecuador -
Ortega-Leon, G., Thomas, D.B. 2010. A new species of Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) from Ecuador (Especie nueva de Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) de Ecuador. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 81(1):61-64.
Grapefruit as a host for the West Indian fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) -
Mangan, R.L., Thomas, D.B., Tarshis Moreno, A.M., Robacker, D.C. 2011. Grapefruit as a host for the West Indian fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(1):54-62.
The genus Eleodes Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: tenebrionidae) in Texas -
Triplehorn, C.A., Thomas, D.B., Riley, E.G. 2009. The genus Eleodes eschscholtz (Coleoptera: tenebrionidae) in Texas. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 63:413-437.
A safe and effective propylene glycol based capture liquid for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) traps baited with synthetic lures -
Thomas, D.B. 2008. A safe and effective propylene glycol based capture liquid for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) traps baited with synthetic lures. Florida Entomologist. 91:210-213.
Nontoxic Antifreeze for Insect Traps -
Thomas, D.B. 2008. Nontoxic antifreeze for insect traps. Entomological News. 119:361-365.
Ammonium Acetate and Ammonium Bicarbonate in Traps for Anastrepha Fruit Flies -
Epsky, N.D., Thomas, D.B., Serra, C., Hall, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2008. Ammonium Acetate and Ammonium Bicarbonate in Traps for Anastrepha Fruit Flies. Tephritid Workers of Europe Africa and the Middle East (TEAM).
Ammonia as a component of fruit fly attractants. -
Epsky, N.D., Thomas, D.B., Serra, C., Hall, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2007. Ammonia as a component of fruit fly attractants. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Ammonia Formulations and Capture of Anastrepha Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) -
Thomas, D.B., Epsky, N.D., Serra, C.A., Hall, D.G., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R. 2008. Ammonia formulations and capture of Anastrepha fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 43:76-85.
Comparison of Two Synthetic Food-Odor Lures for Captures of Feral Mexican Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Mexico and Implications Regarding Use of Irradiated Flies to Assess Lure Efficacy -
Robacker, D.C., Thomas, D.B. 2007. Comparison of two synthetic food-odor lures for captures of feral Mexican fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Mexico and implications regarding use of irradiated flies to assess lure efficacy. Journal of Economic Entomology. 100:1147-1152.
TRAPPING FOR MEXICAN FRUIT FLY (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) WITH TORULA YEAST AND PROPYLENE GLYCOL -
Thomas, D.B., Robacker, D.C. 2006. Trapping for Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) with torula yeast and propylene glycol. Subtropical Plant Science. 58:24-26.
A DESCRIPTION OF THE NYMPHAL STAGES OF THE AFRICAN CLUSTER BUG AGONOSCELIS PUBERULA STAL -
Ortega-Leon, G., Thomas, D.B., Gonzalez-Sorian, E. 2006. A description of the nymphal stages of the African cluster bug, Agonoscelis puberula stal. Southwestern Entomologist. 31:245-249.
NON-TARGET IMPACT OF SPINOSAD GF-120 BAIT-SPRAYS FOR CONTROL OF THE MEXICAN FRUIT FLY (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) IN TEXAS CITRUS -
Thomas, D.B., Mangan, R.L. 2005. Non-target impact of spinosad GF-120 bait-sprays for control of the Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Texas citrus. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98(6):1950-1956.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT WITH THE STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE -
Thomas, D.B. 2007. Integrated pest management with the sterile insect technique. In: Koul, O., Cuperus, G.W., editors. Ecologically Based Integrated Pest Management. Wallingford, UK:CAB International. p. 200-221.
CHILE PEPPER AS A HOST FOR THE MEXICAN FRUIT FLY, ANASTREPHA LUDENS (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) -
Thomas, D.B. 2004. Chile pepper as a host for the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 87(4):603-608.
NON-TARGETED INSECTS CAPTURED IN FRUIT FLY SURVEILLANCE TRAPS -
Thomas, D.B. 2003. Non-targeted insects captured in fruit fly surveillance traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. 96:1732-1737.
REPRODUCTIVE PHENOLOGY OF THE MEXICAN FRUIT FLY IN THE SIERRA MADRE ORIENTAL -
Thomas, D.B. 2003. Reproductive phenology of the mexican fruit fly in the sierra madre oriental. Neotropical Entomology. 32:385-397.
THE AFRICAN CLUSTER BUG, AGONOSCELIS PUBERULA STAL (HETEROPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE), ESTABLISHED IN THE NEW WORLD -
Thomas, D.B., Eger, J.E., Jones, W.A., Ortega Leon, G. 2003. The african cluster bug, agonoscelis puberula stal (heteroptera: pentatomidae), established in the new world. Florida Entomologist. 86:151-153.
DISPERSAL AND LONGEVITY OF MASS-REARED, STERILIZED, MEXICAN FRUIT FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) -
CONTRIBUTION OF AVIAN FECES TO FECUNDITY IN THE MEXICAN FRUIT FLY (DIPTERA:TEPHRITIDAE) -
APPLICATION OF THE MAXIMUM PEST LIMIT CONCEPT TO QUARANTINE SECURITY STANDARDS FOR THE MEXICAN FRUIT FLY (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) -
DEGREE-DAY ACCUMULATIONS AND SEASONAL DURATION OF THE PRE-IMAGINAL STAGES OF THE MEXICAN FRUIT FLY (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) -
MODELING THERMAL DEATH IN THE MEXICAN FRUIT FLY ANASTREPHA LUDENS (LOEW), (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) -
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